I have much more photos of ani mals from Africa than of people. I can't tell why. Was I too shy to make photos? This is one of the few I have. It was made in the busy harbour in Hout Bay.
Bay Harbour is situated on the water's edge in the old authentic part of the harbour and comprises more than 100 stalls in an old fish factory, including external tented alleys and courtyards.
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holmertz (43285) 2012-12-03 10:12
This is a very nice picture, but if it wasn't for the South African flag I could have thought of this rather like Sudan. That man doesn't look South African to me. That doesn't of course mean anything to the picture which is fine as it is with this rather cheerful looking man and the two unusually nice refuse bins, looking more like wine barrels. Maybe they once were.
mauro61 (52631) 2012-12-03 10:19
molte volte il senso di riservatezza blocca davanti ad una persona da riprendere...cosa abbastanza comune.
Tu hai fatto bene a scattare realizzando oltre alla ripresa del soggetto anche quella degli elementi che circondano il suo momento
saxo042 (37596) 2012-12-03 12:12
A very interesting picture of daily life. His white clothes and the white background contrast nicely with the red board and the black drums for waste. Also that yellow plaything has a contrasting colour here. A very pleasant and relaxed scene.
scroller (3407) 2012-12-03 13:59
I agree with Gert he doesn't look South african. But I know the place and many tourists passing by. Did you taste the fish and chips in the habour?
batalay (36133) 2012-12-03 14:39
How common such sites must be. My daughter and I attended a National Geographic Photography Seminar on Sunday, and among the sessions covered was "people photography." You would have enjoyed it very much. The two world class photographers spoke about their experience, and the necessity to put the subjects at ease... speak to them, buy them coffee or coke... if all else fails, shoot from the hip. Here you have a point and shoot camera, focused at roughly 1 meter. Then just shoot off the hip.
jjcordier (77834) 2012-12-03 22:21
Une jolie scène que j'aurais peut-être préférée sans le jeu d'enfant pour garder une certaine homogénéité de tons. J'aime l'originalité des poubelles en arrière plan. Je ne sais pas vraiment si l'homme est heureux d'être pris en photo ou non?
Antipodean (1658) 2012-12-03 23:30
Kia ora Malgo,
Interesting capture. A happy face next to recycling drums with a South African flag on the 'kiddieride'. Well spotted & composed. Cheers, Neil
snunney (87284) 2012-12-04 4:27
A fine street capture. Well composed with good placement of the subject who stands out well against the background. The wine barrel refuse bins and the yellow children's ride offer additional interest.
rychem (25866) 2012-12-04 10:45
Ludzie są wdzięcznym obiektem, ale sam niechętnie ich fotografuję, nie chcę wchodzić w ich prywatność, ale jeżeli się uda, to wychodzą czasami bardo dobre zdjęcia dokumentalne, uchwyciłaś uśmiechniętą kobietę, bardzo optymistyczne zdjęcie
marabu61 (9043) 2012-12-05 6:06
Hout Bay is a pleasant village with a beautiful scenery and some very good restaurants. Did you went out on the sea to see the sealions?
Great portrait, this man looks so at ease in the pleasant settings. But as Gert already pointed out, he is defininve not South African. Juging from the clothing and his skintone I would put him in Somalia as well.
have a good time
macjake (58862) 2012-12-08 14:52
you mentioned in your newest post of the old town Warsaw that people are tired of your African photos - well, i can only speak for myself...and i'm certainly enjoying each and every one :)
I had to laugh a little bit because of the yellow submarine? on the right....thats a childrens thing right? the machines the kids sit in? did you sit in it? haha!! kidding of course
Now THAT would be an awesome photo opportunity! :)
you have certainly captured this man's attention, he seems to be looking directly at you.
its great to see the man in his local cultural attire.
and again, that yellow machine seems so out of place! but in a good way.
notrap (5941) 2012-12-09 2:58
die Farben passen ja außerordentlich gut zusammen! Ein herrliches Foto, ich überlege nur, ob das Kinderspielzeug mit der Flagge abgeschnitten werden sollte oder nicht. Ohne das gelbe Ding wirkt das Foto wie aus einer anderen Zeit.
Sehr gut gelungen!
Viele Grüße von Elvira
bayno (18344) 2012-12-18 6:41
street shots and portraits are my favorite themes and this shot is beautiful, great composition and colors and well-defined...nice job...
InasiaJones (31554) 2013-02-23 13:55
I was curious to see other photos that you have created around the Cape and this one is outstanding! It should have 300 points!!
I would be so proud to have this one on my collection, I think it's splendid. Maybe I would have cropped out the kid toy, in order to keep the documentary atmosphere, the incredible soft and harmonious colours and the exotism of the scene.