Walking through villages on our way to a cave in Maros just outside Makassar, with prehistoric paintings.
This young boy enjoying Sunday and no school sititng on his balcony watchign the two 'ballanders" balancing on the narrow rice field dijks. The word ballander meaning foreigners comes from the words hollander. The word ballander is also used in the aboriginal language refering to the early dutch traders that come from Indonesia.
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holmertz (54243) 2008-10-09 1:32
A nice portrait, although the boy doesn't look too happy in spite of being home from school. But you certainly caught him in a natural pose.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-10-09 1:34
excellent vision. This old sofa on the stone is an interesting subject. And also the kid addf a cute touch
Waylim (25502) 2008-10-09 22:52
A nice daily life image, semi portriat shot. It show the living condition, with the broken and beat up sofa. He seem bored or was not too sure if what to make of you. I have live in places worse than that. A true depiction of the local life. Thanks.
tinamunk3 (6408) 2008-10-12 11:31
Selamat malam Elaine,
So....you (finally) went to Sulawesi.
Oh how I recognize this kind of furniture...they have a carbon copy of this sofa in "my" rice field :o)
Love the relaxed pose of the child. Great quality....tell me....did you take over that D200...lucky you!!!
Hope you enjoyed that beautiful country!!!
Catch you by email before I leave two weeks from now.
Angshu (56758) 2008-12-14 19:55
That little guy is sitting so nonchalantly there with his looks far away. I'm glad you did not take a closer approach on this one, because the surroundings are so important & provides 'information' about his way of living. Excellent!
happypoppeye (4819) 2008-12-21 22:00
...for some reason I'm looking for a chicken in this shot.
...not sure about the crop but still a great shot.
...I know, very random comments tonight.
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (15238)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-31
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 200, Nikon 18-200mm VR, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Sulawesi
- Date Submitted: 2008-10-09 1:29