A daily snapshot of the floating..Mall,
when a lot of vendors from the surrounding floating houses, approach it and selling their products.
This moment the boy, dickered with a friend of mine,Nick , for a dollar, to give him the snake to wreathe it round his neck.
The floating mall is in the centre of the lake and consists from a tourist shop selling drinks,books and so on, and one other shop that someone can takes his dinner and to enjoy the view of the area.
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besnard (56599) 2009-11-24 23:07
Une belle vue plongeante sur ce pécheur et son superbe collier ! belle luminosité et bonne netteté.
Merci pour cette image insolite qui me donne froid dans le dos et bonne journée.
dip (23888) 2009-11-24 23:13
Geia sou Dano,
asunithisti kai exotiki i skini gia Europaika dedomena,
polu kalos o fotismos kai i oksutita,
pajaran (61906) 2009-11-24 23:26
Dobro jutro, sinoc sam bio kod kuma na slavu, bilo je lepo.
Pravi trenutak, velika zmija, decak se igra, lepa fotografija, svidja mi se izdvojenost motiva ostrinom snimka.
mesutilgim (95546) 2009-11-25 0:17
Good morning Danos,
Here there is something quite different and misterious on this capture. Maybe the pov or the quite unusual scenery. Whereas our kids (or my grandchildren) are playing with their plastic toys, this boy enjoys a play with his snake. And is quite proud about his dangerous toy !
TFS and have a nice day
mkgoyal2004 (837) 2009-11-25 0:27
Very interesting and rare photograph with a story. This type of things are not difficult to find out in Asian countries. Excellent photo. Congrats.
mauro61 (52857) 2009-11-25 0:51
ottima la luce in questo scatto con il soggetto perfettamente definito e con la diagonale del bancone che da profondità allo scatto.
BennyV (17702) 2009-11-25 1:45
A pity the boy's face isn't more visible, I miss the eyes, but still this makes a really great shot, thanks to the pov/framing, its sharpness/focus on the boy and snake and the subtle colour pattern and use of light. I like the cross pattern of wooden beams and shadows falling at the bottom right. Good work.
siamesa (28121) 2009-11-25 3:02
Good morning Danos
Very interesting picture, but it gives me shudders.
Excellent capture and rich details like colours and sharpness.
Philippe (11836) 2009-11-25 3:17
Hi, Danos. A nice composition with the wooden planks making a nice diagonal line in the foreground. There are good details on the snake and an interesting DOF. It's a pity the boy's face is hidden by his cap, even though we can guess the kind of expression he has.
Have a nice day,
JT50 (1491) 2009-11-25 3:35
Nice capture of a brave boy.
Unusal point of view but with
a good result. Clear details.
The warm tones of the wooden
planks and their position across
the shot gives good effect.
Have a nice day.
belido (19934) 2009-11-25 4:18
very fine photography. A interesting daily life scene from Cambodia. Very good approach and excellent quality. Well done and thanks for sharing!
Longroute (19396) 2009-11-25 4:20
Brrr, what a scare!
The photo is so sharp that the snake is really scaring!
Excellent capture, very interesting and well framed composition. Very good light management and after all a fine image.
axiotea (21651) 2009-11-25 4:53
Geia sou Danos
An adequate framing for that scene with the young boy(I wish I could see his eyes ;) and his snake...Light/shade have created a nice contrast and I am waiting to see your next picture ;) Sharpness is at its best with also the texture of the wood nicely rendered.
papagolf21 (103026) 2009-11-25 5:11
Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Je préfère voir ce reptile en photo qu'en vrai ! Excellente prise de vue bénéficiant d'une très belle lumière.
Le portrait est parfaitement fixé dans cette composition.
Félicitations une fois de plus.
Giorgio (11279) 2009-11-25 7:03
- Impressive picture Danos, another wildcat also ;o) excellent sharpen and technical quality, well done!
nirvana73 (0) 2009-11-25 8:57
very interesting picture
i can't dicker with this seller
i like your POV
light and colors
thanks for sharing
Didi (60588) 2009-11-25 10:28
Something different in your style
Very wonderful scene of daily life not daily for us.
Interestind direction of the lights.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2009-11-25 10:44
nice capture of the boy with the snake on his shoulder. Great focus. Though his eyes is out of sight it is a nice work. The boat act here as another focal point. Nice effect of light and shadow. Very good composition. I enjoyed it. Tfs.
Have a nice evening.
yedirenk (11244) 2009-11-25 10:47
Hi dear friend Danos,
a very dangerous and amazing moment..very creepy scene,a very brave boy.
sharpness,light and diagonal scene are another eye catcher details.an extraordinary daily life shot..TFS
quillo (11856) 2009-11-25 11:41
Hola Danos ---->
I think that it is an excellent photo; the definition, the light and the color are magnificent, in a very interesting framing of the daily life in Tonle Sap, nice scene of the child and the snake..
Un saludo y hasta pronto.
jemaflor (98793) 2009-11-25 11:56
Good focus and result for this scene,perfect light and sharpness, well done.
Fis2 (99766) 2009-11-25 11:58
Good reportorial photo.
Very impressive picture.
I like the light and colors.
Vasa (515) 2009-11-25 12:01
So nice realization Danos. Your warm souvenir from the travel on the Extreme Orient. This snake is not dangerous, but very efficient for a photo. Warm regards,
vasilpro (41551) 2009-11-25 12:10
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Μου αρέσει η γωνία λήψης, ο πολύ καλός φωτισμός, η καθαρότητα της λήψης και τα όμορφα χρώματα. Άλλη μια ωραία φωτογράφισή σου.
Σε χαιρετώ, Βασίλης.
delpeoples (58616) 2009-11-25 16:33
Gei sou Danos, fantastic Daily Life shot, although the difference is that not everybody handles a python every day of their lives to make a living. Lovely lively colours and excellent sharp make this photo very attractive. TFS, and enjoy your day, Lisa
Urs (14082) 2009-11-25 17:38
Sorry, I just realized that you already are visiting South East Asia, I forgot. Snake charmers in Cambodia are looking to make money. Personally I like more the one in India, which at least put up a show. Nice capture with vibrant colors and high sharpness in the half shadow showing the power of your wideangle. Well done
ChrisJ (115569) 2009-11-26 0:05
Lucky the snake wasnt too much bigger or it may have tried to swallow the boy! Good daily life shot from Cambodia. Tfs!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-11-26 2:38
nice meeting with this boy with the snake. You get a good light. It would be interesting to get also his glance
Have a nice day
Graal (103032) 2009-11-26 3:05
amazing scene, good caught moment. Fine POV, light and colours. Well done photo.
delkoo (68) 2009-11-26 3:55
you were there at the right moment to get that surprising scene, light and sharpness are quite impressive.
amaryllis (37039) 2009-11-26 9:06
Quelle horreur, non pas ta photo mais cet enfant avec ce serpent autour de sa tête, je ne m'imagine pas du tout ayant une peur bleue de ces reptiles
néanmoins une belle capture avec une belle luminosité et un bon cadrage
josepmarin (58359) 2009-11-26 10:42
a good high angle shot on this scene in the floating mall, in which this boy tries to earn a dollar with the snake screwed around his neck.
The quality of the image is very high, I like the spontaneity of the capture, and also the excellent management of the light and of the shades.
magalik (6103) 2009-11-26 12:50
Wonderful shot ! I love. The quality is perfect. The only regret I have is not to see more the face of the child, at least one of its eyes. But it's a great shot! I really love the framing. Light, sharpness and colors are beautiful also. Great great pleasure to look at this photo.
Interesting note also which presents us a typical scene in Cambodia.
Impressive to see this child holding with ability an animal which frightens most of us.
Sincere congratulations Danos for this wonderful shot.
Have a good evening.
raszid62 (18515) 2009-11-26 13:15
Mister, mister - buy a snake. Revelations picture, nice boy, and how this enterprising. Stunning colors and sharpness.
gervaso (14835) 2009-11-26 19:00
If there is one thing I don't like to be even near, it is a snake (I'm just like Indiana Jones! hehehe), but you captured an excellent moment of the boy with that! Very good lighting and framing! Well done!
carper (96) 2009-11-27 0:51
very nice one Danos,
the light here in the shot is stunning, good details, fine composition, good dof and a fine photo job here, have a nice day.
rikko77 (10861) 2009-11-27 1:01
a good portrait with a high POV. I like the pattern created by the wooden tables in the FG.
Have a good day!
jafadabret (56501) 2009-11-27 2:17
J'aime la composition et les couleurs de cette photo. La lumière est bien gérée pour mettre le serpent et son vendeur en valeur.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-11-27 4:44
a very impressive daily life photo of this interesting happening, the composition is attractive, superb details and POV, Tfs! Have a nice day!
rodgerg (55767) 2009-11-27 5:31
Very impressive and very nice shot with a POV very well selcetd. Superb play of light too and nice harmony in the beautiful colors. Details and attitudes very well collected too.
Have a nice WE,
patdeph (35748) 2009-11-27 8:42
this is a very interesting scene of Cambodia,where the light is superb,and gives beautiful warm tones to the wood!Even if I would like to see more the little boy's face,I think this is well framed!
UlfE (14641) 2009-11-27 11:12
Wow what splendid shot. It not the very unusual subject. The lighting and sharpness superb. And I love your high POV and your composition. TFS and have nice weekend!
ciakgiak (30431) 2009-11-27 11:54
i soggetti principale della tua foto sono molto interessanti e ben inquadrati, ottimo il POV dall'alto che ci permette di godere della vista del serpente attorcigliato sul collo del ragazzo. Mi piace la diagonale creata dai tronchi di legno e la barca sfocata sullo sfondo.
Molto bella la luce e lo sharp.
Un carissimo abbraccio.
jusninasirun (17162) 2009-11-27 18:11
Amazing daily life shot in the floating mall. Love the light, details and well controlled shallow focus in this shot. Great shot in very good framing.
Have a great weekend.
pablominto (53746) 2009-11-27 22:33
I'm definitely no lover of snakes, I don't know why since they never did me anything wrong..!
Anyway this is a fine composition with impressive details, the boy poses well with his long friend...
A fine colour palette!
janusz2054 (2) 2009-11-28 3:20
Very interesting picture.
Wonderful scene of daily life.
adramad (46532) 2009-11-28 8:07
A full photography of realism and extremely graphical, the light is fantastic which gives a quality and nice of natural color, nice POV like that in diagonal, the quality is extraordinary one sees every detail of the boy, serpent, wood.
Good weekend and regards.
wolf38 (31296) 2009-11-28 8:19
Hello Danos. An interesting and fascinating photo, because the touch of snakes is something special. This makes it possible to earn money. Thus, all shall be saved. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Have a nice WE.
diomed (13926) 2009-11-28 9:03
spectacular capture of a decisive moment from Cambodia. Excellent the POV from up. Amazing richness of details. TFS
ymrk (15079) 2009-11-28 12:14
wow,this is very basilisk portrait!but you had succesfully showed to they.Congratulations friend.
fritzi007 (11069) 2009-11-28 15:36
Very nice photo with excellent sharpness and comment. I'm excited succeeded, really!
pierrefonds (67583) 2009-11-28 19:12
A nice portrait showing the bou wearing and showing the snake. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the snake. The subject is well framed. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-11-29 5:51
This typical image is very spectacular and remarkably made up. I like much the harmony of the colors, and the light. Framing is perfect. The animal is superb, I think that it would be happier and more useful for the men if it were in freedom within its framework of life usual and natural.
Have a nice sunday
Emile (20352) 2009-11-29 8:36
Interesting shot with the boy carrying the snake, looks a dangerous play but he is very happy and relax, I like the changes of shades and colors contrast in your wonderful composition, your DOF with the boat is also well seen. Good WSs.
anducina (8407) 2009-11-29 23:26
Excellent compo, framing and brown tones, I like the light-shadows play. Your friend Nick is a courageous man...
Have a nice week !
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2009-11-30 1:30
Interesting point of view. I like the high view far away from this dangerous reptil. Well done.
jhm (154576) 2009-11-30 4:09
A lovely spectacular picture.
The snake around the neck with the head forwards.
Sharpness and clarity are absolutely of high quality
Composition and presentation are very well. TFS.
Have a nice day,
syd1946 (18663) 2009-11-30 10:10
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Εξαιρετική λήψη απο μη συνηθισμενο σημειο, δινει μια διαφορετικη προοπτικη στη σκηνη.Πολυ ωραίος και ο φωτισμος, κανει ακόμη πιο ελκυστική τη φωτογραφία σου!
salvator (19110) 2009-12-01 3:17
The use of light and colors, the details and sharpness make this a very striking photo.
Nice job filemou.
JCG (35129) 2009-12-01 5:32
Beautiful and very interesting series of photographs on these tourist shops located in the middle of the river. This kid seems very proud to pose with this python. I like much the quality of the image and in particular the good focus which emphasizes well your subject. I appreciate also the photograph showing the whole of the shops and in particular the child who is behind in the large bucket in water, is necessary to avoid the movements !!!
With all my friendships and a very good end-of-day,
emilbo (22616) 2009-12-01 13:03
Une merveilleuse scène bien présentée avec un excellent éclairage et qualité d'image. On m'a déjà passé un serpent autour du cou lors de vacances, on en garde un bon souvenir. Belle prise de vue en diagonale et superbe rendu des couleurs. Une photo que j'aimerais avoir signée.
Félicitations!... et bonne soirée,
trekks (14348) 2009-12-03 15:18
You were in Cambodia just 2 weeks before I was there!
A dollar for a snake slither? Will you throw the boy into the river please :p Well he has a fine way to make a living, not you or me would do that with a snake.
Greetings from Bornoe.
Ninello52 (7576) 2009-12-04 10:33
Questi ragazzini con i serpenti a tracolla vengono usati come attrazione per i turisti! Un modo come un altro per guadagnarsi da vivere da quelle parti! La tua foto, comunque, è bellissima!! Luce fantastica e composizione magnifica! Bella la diagonale dei tre assi di legno sulla destra, il ragazzo sembra, poi, sgusciare dall'acqua del fiume! Eccellenti definizione ed esposizione!
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-12-06 1:25
Great picture my friend !
Excellent POV, colours and light
I like it a lot
Have a nice Sunday
marietom (34609) 2009-12-06 13:25
Impressionnante, cette image !
kingurek (724) 2009-12-07 10:52
This is a little bit scary ;) Very good documentary photo. Wonderful lights and a great sharpness. Every detail is so clear here. I like it very much although I don't like snakes ;)
clio (27961) 2009-12-07 13:23
Geia sou Dano,
I like the graphic contrast between the wood and the skin of the snake, I also like the very beautiful play of shadows and lights which give a lot of charm in this photo. A great shot.
shevchenko (20548) 2009-12-07 18:18
The child is really brave playing with the snake, I do saw the same species in bigger or longer size, I'm affraid. Lighting and shading add extra effect, distinct photo, clear to see woods grains, thanks for sharing a lively shoot.
swiatopelk777 (0) 2010-02-04 0:38
Brave boy, dangerous snake. Good scene. Very fine POV. Original shot.
Greetings from Warszawa!
kordinator (20523) 2010-06-08 1:15
The boy and the snake by danos strana3
An attractive composition..
Boy playing with a snake great moment.
A beautiful shadows in front of the boy.
Excellent capture and details like rich colors and sharpness.
Fine colrs and light.
ikeharel (72955) 2010-09-29 8:48
It is a real daily life scene in SE Asia, Danos.
What we see here is a boy with a snake - but, yielding to earn his living from touirists. And that what it is.
I miss the boy's eyes on view.
geoant68 (331) 2011-05-09 23:14
ναι αυτή είναι σκηνή για τουρίστες με τον πιτσιρικά να το επιδυκνύει για να μαζέψει κανένα δολλάριο.Η γωνία λήψης είναι πολύ καλή με την διαχείρηση του φωτός να είναι εξαιρετική.
Miguel82 (27646) 2013-03-30 10:28
Interesting shot this young is holding a big Molurus and standing on a pirogue
Good sharpness, great colors
clic (17269) 2015-05-04 13:17
Geia sou Danos
My grandmother wore fox furs around her neck in the early fourties!
What now...a replica of the old tradition against fur coats theft?!
Many compliments for this superb candid shot!
kiks (12735) 2016-08-21 14:18
Hello Danos, what strike me the most at this one is the beautiful light and your DOF. Lovely unusual portret with that snake
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (99271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-18
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM, B+W SLIM 82E C-POL MRC
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Cambodia-Laos
- Date Submitted: 2009-11-24 23:01