As soon as this girl saw me walking past her house with a camera she did her utmost to draw my attention and started posing, playing hide-and-seek and calling me back every time I tried to walk away. During our short encounter I took numerous photos and found it difficult to decide which of them to choose to upload here.
I found people in Lahic very approachable but above all extremely curious. No wonder, as most of the time I was the only tourist in the village apart from one other girl (also Polish, also travelling solo) who visited for one night.
I spent several days in Lahic and after the first two hours I had more friends there than I have in my own town. Every time I walked through the village every two minutes I had to stop to reply to the question "Kak Dyewa?" (Russian for "how are you", or more precisely "how are things") which usually served as an invitation to a much longer conversation.
Doing shopping at the local grocery was almost embarassing as for each item I purchased I would receive two free of charge. Because in Lahic I was not considered a tourist. I was a guest.
In WS a few more local characters.
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Silvio1953 (128283) 2014-07-29 14:34
Ciao Kasia, great portrait of cute little model, fantastic expression, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
saxo042 (37602) 2014-07-29 14:57
A very nice little girl and a fantastic portrait. I hope her parents will see this picture. Also very good and interesting complementary pictures.
PiotrF (10562) 2014-07-29 15:15
Potwierdza się to o czym pisałem przy poprzednim zdjęciu. W dzieciach odbija sie jak w zwierciadle kraj, miejsce gdzie zyja i miszkaja. Sympatyczny portret malej dziewczynki , ktory ma w sobie dodatkowo to "cos".
Zdjecia w WS w polaczeniu z informacja tez przyblizaja region, mieszkancow. Pieknie opowiadasz obrazem i slowem.
emka (84032) 2014-07-29 15:19
witaj Kasiu, jaka urocza mała modelka Ci sie trafiła. Niezwykła gościnność w tym Lahic. Ale to mozliwe tylko w miejscach bez masowego ruchu turystycznego. Śliczne zdjęcie.
CLODO (31606) 2014-07-29 23:21
Kak Dyewa Kasia!
She is really pleased to pose for you, having yet some gifts to show you: a feeble smile, the way to tilt her head and the position of the hands holding the door frame. The blurred BG color is in accordance with the door frame and her pull over hues.*Have a lovely day
jjcordier (78360) 2014-07-29 23:39
Une photo de très belle qualité de cette adorable fillette. Une belle harmonie de tons entre les habits et l'arrière plan; Deux intéressants WS.
lousat (81017) 2014-07-30 1:44
Hi Kasia,3 beautiful pics from this remote village of Azerbaijan,very nice portrait of this young girl smiling,and 2 great pics of the old men in WS that reminds me a bit my grandfather,who dressed in the same style and clothes.Very nice work about the people living there,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
siudzi (34131) 2014-07-30 1:57
Super zdjęcie portretowe tej uroczej dziewczynki. Złapałaś z nią fantastyczny kontakt i widać, że pozowała zawodowo:) Bardzo fajny kadr.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-30 5:03
your title sums this shot up perfectly. She obviously has a great career ahead of her. A delightful character shot, executed and presented beautifully.
Regards - B.
Sergiom (65153) 2014-07-30 5:57
Elle a de l'avenir comme mannequin cette petite. La pose, le geste et le sourire sont impeccable. Il faudra lui trouver un agent au plus vite. Le portrait est parfait.
ktanska (25505) 2014-07-30 10:10
Lovely portrait of this smiling girl. Good off centre framing. All the grey tones make this look cool.
holmertz (43663) 2014-07-31 13:21
I love this set of photos. They would all have been good enough for regular uploads, especially the one with the grumpy young man and the talkative older one. This girl looks like a natural born model, very cute and looking aware of it. Speaking Russian you must have had a great advantage among these people. I could only have managed a few words or sentences of Turkish. Hardly enough for a conversation. But can contemporary politics be discussed openly in the land of the Aliyevs? People go to jail for that.
willperrett (7786) 2014-08-03 3:29
Yes: a charming portrait indeed! And as you say in your note, she certainly knows how to pose! Judging by the aspect ratio, you've cropped the image, no doubt to good effect. Your note is affecting, interesting and informative.
macjake (59954) 2014-08-05 4:37
wow...what a trio of photos!
the 2 in the WS could also be posted here on TE.
especially the photo with the grumpy looking character.
you share with us a wonderful experience.
i feel as if i'm there with you along for the journey, because of the notes you've written.
a beautiful collection of photos here.
Keep posting these,
they are very friendly and warm scenes of locals.
- Copyright: Kasia Nowak (kasianowak) (7409)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D800, NIKKOR 70-300mm VR
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-29 14:30