In this Hani minority tribe of Qingkou near Yuanyang, people live with their animal.
To these two boys who were feeding the water buffalo, their domestic animals are friends, toys, transportation to ride, and tractor of their parent or family inheritance. No wonder why I don't see a cow-shed, chicken coop or pig pen or buffalo stable here. They live together, even though the smell of manure is so strong along the alleys. It's a natural life, if you don't mind!
Witnessing this style of living, my companion has been "frozen" and failed to shoot any picture. Back home later when I asked him why, he confessed that he was under such an emotion about other people condition that he cannot photograph anything from Qingkou.
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marieaude (1196) 2005-06-07 7:44
I like this nature atmosphere, with those children playing near their cow. They all look happy. It's a nice scene. Thanks you
orme (7215) 2005-06-08 4:02
Great composition, Thanh. Your note is very important in helping us to understand what we see here. The children look very happy despite their 'condition'. Nicely framed with the water buffalo in the foreground. Well seen.
- Copyright: Ngy Thanh (ngythanh) (8576)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 24-70mm L, RAW @ ISO 800
- Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Yuanyang — a best-kept secret /1/ [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-06-07 4:40