The Karoo in South Africa is a semi desert region, and is home to a diversity of wildlife that has adapted to the harsh conditions. It is divided into the Great Karoo and the LIttle Karoo.
If you want to drive from Johannesburg to Cape Town, you need to traverse the Karoo, along the route, if you are willing to take some small detours, one can find quaint villages with interesting people.
As we were entering the small village named Prince Albert, I spotted this brother taking his sibling home. I just loved the detail of the number plate on the bicycle, and I saw the same thing on other bicycles later on in the village.
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ryno (6865) 2013-10-04 4:31
Great to see one of your photos again, Wanda. This is an excellent one from my part of the country, and a typical SA scene. Great light and sharpness, and you captured the moment very well.
sevy (58) 2013-10-04 5:46
Oh, a Wanda's shot with a bicycle. It was a long time ;-)
Good instant or life portrait. The kids are an added value, showing a piece of way of life in this place. The flat tire also...
I guess you were more on the wide angle part of the zoom, allowing to also include in the frame a piece of far background.
dta (81084) 2013-10-04 5:47
Hello Wanda ,
Seiing the thumbnail , I thought that it was a picture of Andre ! ;) . I'm not at all a specialist in portraits , but like Andre's ones , it seems to be taken with a wide angle , and framed in a vertical format . The quality is excellent .
I like the smile of the father , and the suspicious face of the little boy .
kabel (1930) 2013-10-04 7:17
Hello, very interesting portrait image. Good pov and excellent composition. Good blue sky as a backdrop.
holmertz (57389) 2013-10-04 8:13
This is a charming and interesting picture. I love this kind of street shots, or rather country-road shots, which tell us so much more about a country and its people than any monument or building.
Bartleby (13552) 2013-10-04 10:15
Cool double portrait Wanda! Very relaxed pose and enough of the surroundings to give a sense of place.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-10-04 22:36
Très bon double portrait avec des faces plus ou moins souriantes! J'aime le détail de la plaque d'immatriculation....difficile d'échapper aux radars en cas d'excès de vitesse -)
CLODO (35362) 2013-10-05 0:07
super double portrait, accepted by them. The bike registered plate is a bonus. Are there speed limitations for the bikes? Even with a flat tyre?
bukitgolfb301 (44279) 2013-10-05 4:04
Hi dear Ourania
Very meaningful documentary / snap / portrait image.
Nice wideangle appraoch, catchingb all in one.
Thier expressions are so appealing indeed.
All the best and have a good Saturday! Takero
macondo (19780) 2013-10-05 5:14
A marvellous daily life shot; surely this is, or should be, the life blood of TE. I sense you have cropped away all that was extraneous in this capture, leaving us with nothing to distract from the faces of the subjects and the slightly humorous aspect of the registration plate. The background is sufficient to suggest the vastness of the land in which they live. Very well done.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-10-26 6:31
great light and subject on this very attractive pic.love the yellow number plate and the sharpness.
Kosynierka (143) 2014-07-12 10:57
I really like your gallery, especially portraits of dailylife. They tell us a lot about the places that you visited. Fantastic shot ...
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (15142)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 28-105mm F/3.5-4.5 USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Bicycles [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-04 4:02