Just a daily life scene in the market, the mother had a few vegetables and leaves on the ground which she was selling. Making use of the slow trade to groom her daughters hair. I liked the different expressions here, the intensity and concentration of the mother and the bored far-away look of her daughter.
Having accompanied humans throughout history, lice are naturally omnipresent in legends and traditions worldwide… whether it be among the Inuit, Indians, Moslems or pre-Columbian civilisations.
The louse – a name given to certain animals by the Inuit, a symbol of hunting success among the Ton-gouse and of luck among Moslems, a means of payment in pre-Columbian civilisations (the poor paid their taxes in sacks of lice) – has accompanied humans through every era and on all continents.
In Greenland, there are many legends and stories referring to lice. At school, children do not learn the story of Little Red Riding Hood (Roodkapje) but that of a little girl Poorustini who loved lice so much, that she ate them!
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eskay001 (106) 2008-11-26 4:02
This is certainly a great pick. Perfect view point, perfect exposure, perfect focus and perfect timing. What else anyone may want from a picture ?
liviu (600) 2008-11-26 4:07
I think the mother is looking for lice... anyway, your capture is a very good one!
well done elaine!
MiguelP (14466) 2008-11-26 4:16
Hi Elaine... Yes, you are right, the stronger point of the photos is the disparity of their behavoirs, the photo give us like intimacy with them and I enjoy it a lot... Outstanding sharpness as well.
Bruno40 (6658) 2008-11-26 4:48
I love this portrait, fantastic clarity, great colours, and the best of all the expressions of the subjects.
very well done
mirarer (4751) 2008-11-26 5:52
Very good captured action and expressions. Great portrait.
yquem46 (37514) 2008-11-26 5:56
Excellent quality of the lens, perfect focus, good compo emphasizing the abandonned look of the kid. A good one Elaine!
delkoo (68) 2008-11-26 6:58
A daily gesture which is practised in every Asian countries, You were there at the right moment to get this surprising episode of indonesia life.
the quality is perfect.
lopshang (720) 2008-11-26 8:30
Very good daily life portrait and a very good POV. Love the vivid color and the texture of the subject. The sharpness and colors are looking stunningly beautiful.
Waylim (24346) 2008-11-26 9:01
this is a scene I was once too familar with. One person in the family has it, the whole family has it in less than a week. The funny thing is we would do just what the mother here is doing in your photo is to find each individual lice and squize it to kill it one by one, the fact is they would never get rid of it reguardless of how many hours they do this. They know that as well, but they do it anyway. It reminded me of monkeys doing this kind of things, perhaps it's a sign of intemacy and effection, it bring them close together. So this image is about love of a mother.
Thanks for the "legend of lice" Sounded like a movie, there's even a love story of a girl and lice, very romantic. :)
leo61 (0) 2008-11-27 12:22
A good double portrait of mother and daughter.Like you I like the different expressions here.A good tight crop and a good exposure with fine deatils at the skin and colorfull cloth.
holmertz (33523) 2008-11-28 12:04
A fine glimpse of a very common scene from daily life. I like the looks of both persons and the good colours.
KevRyan (22952) 2008-11-29 17:15
A clear favourite for me of this year Elaine - it's everyday stunning - the mother's work and the daughters expression - priceless! If I wasn't so tired and near to sleep I would write more - this is a really wonderful image of the very highest quality (and application) in every way.
best wishes Kev
Angshu (53665) 2008-11-30 19:50
You're a real master of these daily life images. The distant look on the daughter's face is attracts me most, while her mother looks for lice in her hair. Beautiful close crop in the vertical frame. Interesting your footnote about Lice!
edytungkal (4551) 2008-12-02 0:18
Its a great daily life portrait....the colours are indeed beautiful and just admire how you composed this perfect shot. Well done Elaine....like it alot.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-12-07 1:07
This scenery is amazing with the glance of the child looking so boring. Light and sharpness are excellent. This is a very nice report.
kensimage (8557) 2009-01-03 20:44
It's a very nice image of human interaction, Elaine, and it's very expressive! The mother is dutiful, the daughter is resigned to what must be done. She looks bored, as any kid would. But there is love and closeness in how they lean together, obviously accustomed to closeness with one another. Regards, Ken.
wolf38 (29666) 2009-02-26 8:27
Hello Elaine. The fastidious photos in your gallery please me very well. Also the affectionately arranged photo is a small and worth seeing masterpiece, which explains itself. Compliment. Best regards, Wolfgang.
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14115)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-02
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 70, Nikon 18-200mm VR, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Sulawesi
- Theme(s): Kev's Favourites of 2008, Devimeuxbe's favorites on TE (II) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-26 3:41