This little girl was fighting the strong wind just before a storm whilst carrying water home in the villages close to the Cathedral Peak area in the Drakensberg.
Just behind this lovely little mud church you can see part of the Cathedral Peak mountain in the background.
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cbrman (21645) 2011-02-23 22:03
Une architecture qui semble être à la merci de la pluie et du mauvais temps. Les murs en terres permettent de créer une très belle note de couleurs dans ce temps plutôt gris. La présence de cette fillette donne de la vie à la prise de vue !
Un paysage grandiose s'ouvre en arrière plan.
PaulLees (110) 2011-02-24 0:23
Simplicity with good effect, yes you can see how powerful the wind is in the young girl almost getting blown away, nice composition and well seen, TFS,
yquem46 (38746) 2011-02-24 1:51
Quite a nice association of the red church with the gray sky and the greenery
The presence of the little cutie in her eye catching dress makes a lot in the compo
have a nice day
daddo (24517) 2011-02-24 2:59
Hi Wanda. Touching scene in a way, showing that in a remote place, given the basic building materials, people will build some edifice in which to worship a being greater than they are.And what a place to do it in- one where one can visibly see and internally feel the full majesty of creation. Those mountains and the clouds would make anyone give a gasp. Lovely shot. The numbers on the door? Regards. Klaudio.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-02-24 4:07
a stunning shot! I love the composition and the striking contrast of colours, plus an extraordinary backdrop. Wonderfully controlled exposure with excellent sharpness. Impressive photography!
Bartleby (13552) 2011-02-24 7:14
the overcast sky really makes this red building stand out. The little girl is a deinitive bonus.
hispic (9652) 2011-02-26 18:35
Very fascinating image with a subtle charm. Little girl wearing cute clothes has a strong visual punch, moreover the strong wind emphasizes it very much. Very impressive work.
Have a nice Sunday, Hisashi
bergese (6699) 2011-03-04 2:54
Une compo trés réussi avec un premier plan trés coloré et un arriere plan dans la grisaille.Bravo.
Bonne journée Isabelle
Waylim (25362) 2011-03-06 16:18
What is amazing with this is the setting around the chuch, the backdrop with this beautiful mountain and plateau, The weather is not ideal, but I like very much the dramma, as the story is approaching the church is quite charming in its own right, down to earth and humbly cute. the little girl with the bucket of water walking toward it finishes the composition nicely. Such a daily life and nature shot in lovely combination.
Ricx (13495) 2011-03-12 0:38
Hi Wanda, My heart cries out for Africa, when I see your images of the Berg. You have caught it so well.. The lovely mud church, with good contrast of the coming storm.. Thanks for posting.. Have a great weekend Rich
npecanhuk (66804) 2011-07-24 7:59
Chosen pov, composition and colors are highlights here!
Humble church and mighty nature around!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (14982)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 28-105mm F/3.5-4.5 USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-23 21:21
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