the most beautiful ballad....
-- MIORITZA --
Near a low foothill
At Heaven's doorsill,
Where the trail's descending
To the plain and ending,
Here three shepherds keep
Their three flocks of sheep,
And one, Vrancean.
Now, the Vrancean
And the Transylvanian
In their thoughts, conniving,
Have laid plans, contriving
At the close of day
To ambush and slay
He, the wealthier one,
Had more flocks to keep,
Handsome, long-horned sheep,
Horses, trained and sound,
And the fiercest hounds.
One small ewe-lamb, though,
Dappled gray as tow,
While three full days passed
Bleated loud and fast;
Would not touch the grass.
Muzzled black and gray,
While three full days passed
You bleat loud and fast;
Don't you like this grass?
Are you too sick to eat,
Little lamb so sweet?
Oh my master dear,
Drive the flock out near
That field, dark to view,
Where the grass grows new,
Where there's shade for you.
Master, master dear,
Call a large hound near,
A fierce one and fearless,
Strong, loyal and peerless.
And the Vrancean
When the daylight's through
Mean to murder you.
........ to be continued in forum....
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atus (15838) 2006-07-11 8:45
very nicely captured and composed shot. The perspective is great and the colors,especially the green is vivid and well saturated. Nice shot of a great atmosphere. best wishes!
tcht (7565) 2006-07-11 8:53
Oh...sheep + shepherd! (I've just posted a shot with the Same subject! lol...)
Tiny man controlling many sheep - good atmosphere. The green colour shines in this and the compo of sheep + stone is perfect. But the best has to be framing + angle of view, by not showing the sky you have created a 'sea of sheep'. Good job. And nice notes :)
andante (7092) 2006-07-11 9:00
I'm iin love with this whole series you have presented lately... keep 'em coming!!
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-07-11 9:26
Gorgeous composition, my friend !
Lovely sheeps and stones in the green background. I like the perpective and the frame. Very well seen and done, Isabela
Thanks and greetings
lestans (17098) 2006-07-11 9:35
What a beautiful composition over the green grass! so many black and white spots!! Brava!
Polonaise (5802) 2006-07-11 10:13
Mocerita Cu Trifoi
I adore your full turn, your giant leap over the mountains and over the valleys of your beautiful country.
One delightful surprise after another.
Keep Isabela, that 'Mocerita Cu Trifoi' playing in my head, loud and clear.
jone (3231) 2006-07-11 10:32
very, very beautiful...thank you :)
nomadgraphics (145) 2006-07-11 13:08
he, pai daca teutza a pus o mica herghelie (ma rog, cativa cai la pascut :) ) tu ai pus un versant intreg de oi. Imi place verdele acesta, este foarte proaspat.
veve (4189) 2006-07-11 13:38
Foarte reusita poza!Mai potrivita nota, ca balada Miorita, nici ca se putea!
danyy (0) 2006-07-11 14:13
la vie tranquille ou presque des bergers, très bienveillant avec son troupeau, tout un métier.
Difficile de cadrer sans couper l'une ou l'autre bête.
Tu as choisi un cadrage un peu moins serré qui permet d'apprécier l'étendue du troupeau.
Une photo agréable qui nous permet d'admirer un métier sain, que pas mal d'entre nous rêvent en secret d'exercer.
Bien à toi et amitié de Belgique.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-07-11 16:35
Hi Isabela. Beautiful rural scene with the shepherd and his flock, with lush colors all around. Fun effect with the sheep and the rocks scattered all around the frame, making a double pattern of sorts. Nice photo.
goodwill (4224) 2006-07-11 18:24
This is a beautiful photograph with sheep n rock all around. Good contrast and nice note.
bantonbuju (51771) 2006-07-12 0:53
love this image, its absolutely amazing - simplicity of the image is great, the green so much intensive, and the ballad about the lonely shephard and his sheep so sweet, so "balladous"
best wishes, j.
faubry (35405) 2006-07-12 3:52
hello Isabela, imi plave aceasta paysaj, buna perspecvtiva,si ulorile verde foarte contraste,
sunt acum la Paris, napoie vineri la casa.
teutza (10590) 2006-07-12 6:21
vaaaaai..nu-mi vine sa cred k ai scrs-o in engleza!!cat de tare!bravo!!!!!sa citeasca toata lumea ce lucruri frumoase fac romanii!:))
fc22 (746) 2006-07-12 15:00
Interesanta compozitie in care pietrle si oitele incep sa confunde unele cu altele!
Traducerea in Engleza este geniala, unde ai gasit-o???
gebala (0) 2006-07-13 7:44
hello my dear friend
I am sorry but I am out of PolandI am in Spain now
I like this green fields hereéxellent cropping and exellent frame
greetings from Madrid
cengiz (3591) 2006-07-13 12:45
very nicely captrued my dear friend
great pastel colors
AgaA (2636) 2006-07-14 17:39
What a lovely scenery, I can almost hear the voices of sheeps. Nice picture :)
magdaj (1111) 2006-07-26 14:31
Pretty colors, pretty green.
Very nice photo!:)
Regards & smile:)
iGirl (1223) 2006-08-03 0:00
Hi Isabela, thanks for sharing this picture, and also the poem! I like the different colors of the sheep, and also the details of the shepherd... looks like a leopard print coat he's wearing?
I must say that just a few weeks ago a book caught my eye in the bargain section in front of a bookstore in Heidelberg... the title was "Rumänien" and it was on sale for only 5 euros! I bought the book and it has many beautiful pictures of Romania! One of the pictures was of sheep on a big green field, and when I saw it, I wondered if it was an old picture or if Romania still has beautiful fields like this. And if Romania is really so beautiful, why don't people talk about it more? Well, now I know from your picture that Romania really does have these beautiful places today.
Thanks so much!
parbo (11092) 2006-08-12 13:10
Very nice with great contrast and beautiful composition on green. I would like to see more frame when they are making cheese, butter and yoghurt. They must be very tasty and delicious. Congratulations.
Iuli (838) 2006-11-13 17:02
I got to this shot of yours by way of iGirl's "My Favorite Romania Pictures" theme. I had seen another version of this a few weeks back but this one I just came across is clearly the better of the two. And what can I say about the note... could it be any better?...
- Copyright: Isabela Andreia Sorescu (isabela_sor) (47583)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-02
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/5.5, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Favorite Romania Pictures, Romanian traditions, Transfagarasan [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-11 8:29