In this little village on a remote dirtroad in the mountains of the plateau region in west Togo we were quite an attraction as passengers.
I could make this picture and after that the whole village came together to watch. I will post the group photo after this one.
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dta (51378) 2010-03-23 8:54
Hello Gerrit ,
Really , really interesting ! Sometimes , i ask myself is life is still the same in Africa as we can see in our child books . I suppose that it is very different in big cities . But as much as I can see here , no many things have changed in little villages .
Thanks for the share .
holmertz (26906) 2010-03-23 9:43
African villages usually mean poverty and bad sanitation, but there is also a lot of joy and human warmth that I have found fascinating. You have captured a peaceful moment which gives me good memories. The traditional huts are nicely framed by the two "modern" buildings and my eyes are led along a pleasant line from one kid to another, up to the two busy women.
Longroute (19390) 2010-03-23 10:48
A very interesting image, well composed too. The colours are typically African, the soil and the huts of the same hue and make a fine contrast with the green banana trees in the bg. But the most interesting feature is the presence of the people in their daily activities.
Nicou (97637) 2010-03-23 11:19
encore une très belle image de la vie quotidienne, tous ce jeunes dans la rue, avec le toites, le huttes, sueprbe compo.
bravo et amitié
sabermonajati (7587) 2010-03-23 11:37
looking to photographer is interesting.nice composition
lucasgalodoido (21030) 2010-03-23 12:09
uma vista muito interessante mesmo dessa aldeia, gosto das cores da captura e da presença das crianças. Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço
xavshot (69835) 2010-03-23 12:23
j'aime beaucoup cette photo. La composition est bien vu et le format carré convient bien à la scène. Très belles couleurs.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-03-23 13:45
a superb daily life photo with spectacular composition and graphic details, excellent timing, a suggestive work once more, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
siamesa (27449) 2010-03-23 21:48
Very interesting picture of this remote vilage . I'm really amazed with this serie that you have shown here. Congratulations and TFS
snunney (67292) 2010-03-24 3:20
An interesting portrait of village life with these inquisitive children playing in the dust and the two women chatting in the background. One can imagine life has gone on here like this for centuries. Good saturated colours and excellent sharpness. Thanks for sharing.
Cretense (68663) 2010-03-24 3:42
Fantastic daily life scene, perfect framing and composition, nice inclusion of the people! Flawless light management, wonderful "hot" colours!
npecanhuk (53889) 2010-03-24 7:51
That's a very interesting and beautiful photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors, giant format and composition are all excellent!
Like someone else's already said, the african continent hasn't change much, specially if we compare it to the other ones in our World! You captured lots of elements that prove that and you did it so nicely!
Yes, all the problems that poverty can arise are there, but their innocence and happiness is also astonishing!
TFS - congratulations!
siolaw (37568) 2010-03-24 10:11
Nice candid view of this village street corner under solid light and a good feeling with the kids. Nice warm colors.
A pleasant and interesting picture
jafadabret (56497) 2010-03-24 11:30
Je trouve cette photo très réussie. J'aime cette animation sur cette place du village. Tu as bien réalisé la composition avec les façades et les toits. Belles couleurs et belle lumière !
rodgerg (55767) 2010-03-24 11:38
An another scene of life in Africa very well colected.
The young boys give very plesant elements of life to this image. Beautiful warm colors and plesant play of shade.
Charo (51174) 2010-03-24 15:02
Een prachtig beeld van het dagelijks leven in de plaats waar de kinderen lijken gelukkig, ondanks hun tekortkomingen.
Uitstekende compositie en kleuren.
paura (47166) 2010-03-24 18:14
Very interesting place indeed. The composition is really very nice. Thanks for sharing.
gunbud (34052) 2010-03-24 20:35
Splendid daily life capture of these happy children and the splendid African mountain architecture.
The light is excellent as is the sharpness.
delpeoples (44904) 2010-03-24 21:33
Hi Gerrit, this is an excellent group portrait and gives us a look into the daily life of these people. The warm earth tones are lovely and I like the square cropping. TFS and I wish you a good evening, Lisa
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-03-25 0:20
Lovely daily life picture from Togo
The kid in foreground looks happy !
Fine colors, well handled the light
Have a nice day
John_F_Kennedy (41368) 2010-03-25 5:32
Wonderful colours and light as usual. Fine POV of this daily life scene in the depth of Africa. Well done.
Cricri (86391) 2010-03-25 6:36
J'aime la composition de ce petit village au couleurs chaudes, le regard des enfants et les dames dans leurs travail quotidien, très belle image
ciakgiak (30329) 2010-03-25 9:08
I like a lot your photo-reportage, they are always interesting, and moreover very well composed.
It's very exciting looking at these children.
What a splendid light you captured, the colors are great and the quality of the shot is perfect.
Waylim (22349) 2010-03-25 13:24
Fantastic daily shot, I feel like being with you walking through this dusty village. You managed well with the light, the yellow brown and earth tone can be a challenge when trying to include peopoole, they tend to blend it, but the contrast help bring out the people. Lovely carious childdren. Very rare image from a remote place indeed, and thanks for sharing.
emilbo (20838) 2010-03-26 15:05
Merveilleuse photo de la vie quotidienne et le format carré est bien choisi. Les couleurs de terre sont superbes et beau contraste avec la végétation. La scène est bien animée et l'expression des enfants intéressante.
Félicitations!... et bonne fin de semaine,
macjake (39227) 2010-03-27 12:15
its a wonderful visual, to see these villages halfway around the world - in a world so unknown to many of us.
love the true aspect of daily life you present here.
patdeph (35738) 2010-03-28 13:24
your photos of Benin are reall beautiful !I love these small typical villages where ,I hope,there is not much tourists!The 3 kids are lovely,the warm colors are splendid!
Angshu (51174) 2010-03-29 8:19
Wonderful scene indeed with fine warm colours. Love the shy posture of the child in the FG...the small girl with the big stick also is very interesting. Fine capture of a daily life scene in warm light!
Juzo (4240) 2010-03-30 8:06
Hello Gerrit ,
This is very much in the style of street photography, I lov ethe scene, it is rare we see scenes form Togo, and I am fascinated.
All the figures add something to the shot, the sense of daily living in such a place foreign to me is intruiging.
Didi (48896) 2010-03-30 9:31
Interesting local scene from another century.
Very nice warm colours from the foreground.
- Copyright: Gerrit van der Linden (Gerrit) (43743)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-27
- Camera: Canon EOS 400 D, Canon EF 18-200mm, B+W 62mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-23 8:47