Here's one from last year. I've finished posting from Tallinn but haven't got around to processing the Bangladesh pics yet - so here's an archive shot from Afghanistan.
Ghowr Province is in the centre of the country and I took this shot on the route between Chaghcharan and the Minaret of Jam. This boy was in the middle of nowhere in an area populated by the transient nomadic people.
The shot is not actually taken in Masjed Negar but it's the closest place I can find on the map.
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jafadabret (56501) 2006-04-08 14:15
On a l'impression que ce garçon n'a pas eu d'enfance et son regard porte toute la tristesse du monde. Que nos problèmes de nantis sont peu de choses à côté de ceux qui doivent lutter tous les jours pour survivre.
Les moutons ont de la très belles laines et les couleurs doivent servir à les marquer.
Belle photo reportage !
riclopes (35577) 2006-04-08 15:46
How nice to see another shot from your travel to Afghanistan. This is very good portrait of the hard daily life in there. His clothes and the sad expression (and he knows that he's beeing photographed), make us think how bad must be the living conditions in there. Excellent natural colours, lighting and sharpness, that shows us this close up scene in a very clear image. The sheeps make a nice pattern against the naked landscape. Very well done and thanks a lot for sharing!
Vato_Law (12720) 2006-04-08 18:53
This is a very nice and interesting composition. I like the expression on the boy's face, the textures on the sheeps.
Gerrit (51935) 2006-04-08 21:43
Very good composition and colors. The expression of the boy and the details like the holes in the coat are priceless.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
gebala (0) 2006-04-09 10:34
hello Jonathan, well nice to see your photos from this country, I missed them:) great work, nice daily life shot, again nice work
john_c (24666) 2006-04-09 11:18
As Wes says, the boy seems to have a hard life. His coat is full of holes and one can only hope he will have an opportunity to improve his situation, though he may well love herding. Crisp and clear resolution. Your tight cropping is effective. Well done.
sleon (9402) 2006-04-09 15:12
Well-framed portrait conveying daily life. The tatty clothes indicate the hard life this boy must have.
Tue (34696) 2006-04-09 15:25
Very good capture of this shepherd boy, he's well placed in the composition. The light is fine too, good work!
weswang (18223) 2006-04-10 0:50
Hi Jonathan, It looks that it is a hard life live in that area, by judging the clothing and the boy's expression. He should belong to a school. I guess he got to work for living. The grass seems not so rich for the sheep in the area.
An excellent catch of the daily life. Thanks for sharing.
imrek (4) 2006-04-10 4:12
a great daily life shot with interesting details! Well done!!
capthaddock (28790) 2006-04-10 10:46
Hi Jonathan - his torn clothes match his expression, and I like how the fg is filled with sheep, great dauly life shot.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-04-10 11:34
Interesting shot to this boy. Great pov and compo.
I like very much this scenes.,
alvaraalto (9674) 2006-04-11 17:14
Beautiful picture. I would say: “A excellent compact composition with all the sheep close together and the boy with his sad eyes and threadbare clothes beside.
highman (1185) 2006-04-16 4:29
Beautiful portrait showing as a whole story about thsi boy. Thanks for sharing.
qadirsh (85) 2006-10-27 20:39
- Copyright: Jonathan Wilson (jbweasle) (9393)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 1:3.5-4.5 DX
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Afghanistan and Pakistan
- Theme(s): Children and animals [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-08 12:55