We were jumping from a village to another in the region of Nallıhan, everywhere people waved, wished the welcome and attempted a conversation.
In the village of Soğukkuyu, we were immediately greeted by villagers who wanted to receive us and to bring food and drink prior to guide us through the village.
Is this also obvious in our countries?
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worldcitizen (5613) 2013-09-17 8:59
This scene is so charming, and it looks like something from the past. The only modern thing in the frame is the television; if it wasn't there this photo could be from another time. I like all of the textiles with different patterns, including the woman's skirt. She also has a lovely and welcoming smile. The spot where she is sitting is a bit overexposed, but she must have been close to a window or door. I can tell you that here in NY, people would not pull you off the street and start feeding you. ;-)
bostankorkulugu (41300) 2013-09-17 11:56
imagine the story was the other way around... that she was visiting your country (which would not be possible in real life of course, as she would never get a schengen visa)... i don't think she would be welcomed by any locals...
anyway, nice picture indeed, good job patrick...
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-18 8:13
What a fabulous story and a wonderful woman close to your heart and too generous ever to be rich. A sort of people who make a holiday something to treasure and
probably hard to find. A wonderful experience and friendship!!I like the ambient, colours and the cheery mood as she is caught at the right spot in the composition but above all, I love the face full of joy and the smiles. This is indeed a lovely happy shot just draws you in naturally and makes the image come to life. The exposure is good with great highlights and tones which blend so harmoniously. You have done a great job here, one to be proud of for sure and a joy to view. Well done, TFS
daddo (20621) 2013-09-22 1:19
Hi Partick. A heart warming image, note and title. The more people have, the less they want to share. I remember a case in Australia when an overseas aid agency was sent a bullet by post during its efforts to raise funds.The message being don't feed them, shoot them. There is lot to learn in that smile of welcome.Unfortunately most of us have forgotten how our forefathers lived and behaved, when strangers were made to feel welcome. Regards. Klaudio.
ourania (18532) 2013-09-26 14:01
a great composition showing us the smiling, hospitable lady at the side and a good part of her cozy home in the rest of the frame. The slight overexposure on the left was a side effect of the light management you opted for in order to capture the details of the whole room. I like how her smiling face stands out and how we can see her hands that speak volumes about her generous character and busy daily life. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
- Copyright: Patrick Pyfferoen (pyffepa) (623)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-10
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Samsung Galaxy S3
- Exposure: f/2.6, 1/17 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-17 3:00