The road - a national road, the N5 - between Lome and Kpalime is not very busy with cars. All along the road you see people walking and carrying things, as well as bicycles and scooters.
The road is also the perfect place to sell your stuff and in Africa you have a business when you have more than three bananas.
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holmertz (42831) 2010-04-17 8:16
Just a road and people walking, but still a very pleasant scene and so typical of West Africa. A nice composition with good depth thanks to the people spread out all along the road. The colours are very good in spite of the sharp contrasts and hazy sky. There is a black triangle in the foregound that maybe could have been cloned out.
snunney (86500) 2010-04-17 8:44
Really, this scene is typical of much of Africa as a whole where they seem to live their lives out by the roadside, doing business as here or just chatting in groups of two or three people and whiling away the time. Good daily life image with fine colours and clarity. Thanks for sharing.
siamesa (27749) 2010-04-17 10:13
Boa tarde Gerrit
It seems scenes beside our roads here. People selling fruits and other things, waiting that drivers stop. I like to see these people walking with their colored clothes. TFS
Vasa (16778) 2010-04-17 15:55
Canon was your good tool, Gerrit, during your original trip in Africa. So nice colors friend. One of the ideas: you could crop the left side of the composition only. Compliments and friendship.
paura (47166) 2010-04-17 17:58
Fine details of the interesting scene. Looks like a very interesting place to visit. who probably have four bananas has the potential to become a walmart, no?
berek (40511) 2010-04-17 21:26
A very interesting atmosphere. you caught very good depth with the road .
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-04-18 2:21
Hello Gerrit! Interesting scene, interesting place, mysterious road. Superb delicate lightness, marvelous colours. Good capture. Good luck!
PixelTerror (0) 2010-04-18 10:10
Good image of this busy road perspective, I'd just clone this small foreground triangle
Have a nice day JY
gilou530 (34) 2010-04-18 14:13
une image qui respire l'authentique de la vie de ce pays, bel angle pour la route qui fini au centre
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-04-19 0:03
I like a lot this kind of pictures
Excellent POV and details in this daily life composition
A lot of people walking in the street
Have a nice week
patdeph (35748) 2010-04-19 9:27
very nice and interesting scene where we can feel a kind of quietness,with the people walking and the road and the sellers waiting for a customer!It's very pleasant to look at!
plimrn (21344) 2010-04-22 17:30
Excellent detail and light management; I like the way you framed the view down the road, except that triangle on the lower left is a little strange.
Your photo illustrates well the poverty of the country: still, it makes a much more attractive photo than lines of cars!! In the Caribbean, I saw a woman with two bananas and a papaya.
- Copyright: Gerrit van der Linden (Gerrit) (49840)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-24
- Camera: Canon EOS 400 D, B+W 62mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-17 7:10