This cheerful old man ekes out a living as an ostrich herd and firewood gatherer in the Little Karoo semi-desert region of South Africa. His bicycle seems to be his most prized possession.
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Gustaw (21670) 2006-07-10 4:09
Hallo dear friend!
Very interesting person and interesting view!
adam_k (600) 2006-07-10 4:19
Congratulations: I like this portrait very much...
It really gives the impression of his life and work...
Only one minor thing: the fence - I'm not sure but maybe the portrait would look better without this fence: but of course it would require in the beginning much more effort to do it :)
ben4321 (9875) 2006-07-10 4:41
This is a great example of good environmental portraiture; showing the man in the context of the environment where he lives and works. Its so much more effective than a straight head and shoulders portrait would have been.
You've found an appealing looking subject and caught a great expression - top marks from me.
vedra (0) 2006-07-10 13:23
A nice man you found indeed. The guy is capturing so much attention that a bit blurry background is just what he deserves - nothing else matters but him and his bicycle :)
erdna (5711) 2006-07-10 20:03
A good photo with good composition. A nice portrait of the man and his bicycle. I have not had ostrich meat in a while. I can only get it in Napa Valley, California.
coco (30439) 2006-07-16 16:37
Looks an amazing composition where the DOF has been well used. And also you captured, at the same time, a good portrait.
sined (4523) 2006-08-03 8:09
thanks Ryno for this typical rural picture
love this old man smile to you !
Bernard (226) 2006-08-18 13:01
Hi Ryno, Lekker man. Good colour, detail and exposure. This potrait captured all the elements of the man, his work and the landscape.
Minor critique, I would love to see more detail of his bicyclc in the photo and less sky
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-08-24 10:25
Hi dear friend,
Excellent portrait with magnificent definition. Very good colours and focus. I like the man expression.
TFS and all the best
aimee (941) 2006-09-10 8:03
I like your picture and especially the old man. He's got an interessant expression in the smile. An expressive and beautiful picture indeed.
Thanks for your visit.
Have a nice day
Kosynierka (143) 2006-09-15 15:35
I like this composition very much. And I can feel the atmosphere of this place...
zizzer77 (721) 2006-11-07 4:19
beautiful shoot Ryno.
lestans (17168) 2007-01-24 8:54
What a beautiful portrait , what a friendly smile!.... I like also to see the man in his environment!
TravelerNL (3011) 2007-02-25 13:59
Beautiful portrait of this friendly old man standing in front of his (?) ostriches. I like your composition here and you managed the light on his face very well.
I drove through the Klein Karoo with a group and unfortunately we only saw a few ostriches. Would like to go there again and see a little more of it then the few days we had.
Well done and TFS,
marcan44 (6307) 2008-04-25 12:32
Old man sharpness is perfect.
Natural colours and without saturation.
Background with light blur.