At least for the time being I have left the Balkans and returned to the boxes stored in my wardrobe. I didn't have to dig very deep to reach my journey to Yemen, just over 13 years ago, in 1998.
This photo doesn't need many comments, a man tending his young goats in a street of the southern city of Al Mukalla.
This was scanned from a Kodachrome slide. My camera in those days was a Canon F1.
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saxo042 (37058) 2012-02-10 7:51
The man, in his bright Hawaii shirt, seems to be very fond of all his goats. Maybe he treats them like his pets... Still, a very pleasant daily life street view with lots of colours!
wolf38 (31068) 2012-02-10 8:00
Hello Gert. Arabia Felix - a photo from Yemen. Yes, the land is exotic and backward. But the people are friendly, humorous and fair. I remember really very glad to Yemen and the people there. The man in the photo is really something special. And his way of dressing is not typical for the country. This makes the photo worth seeing in an entertaining way. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Kielia (23013) 2012-02-10 8:09
I like how this nicely dressed gentleman is posing for you! He is obviously very fond of his creatures. Thanks for sharing this colorful and fascinating daily life shot. It is really another gem that was hidden in a wardrobe!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-10 10:01
a splendid street photo with superb composition, the little goats are chaming I like the perspective of the photo and the distant details, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
patdeph (35748) 2012-02-10 10:29
very interesting picture, I am surprised by the clothes of the man.I like his friendly glance, and his typical pose.Excellent!
yquem46 (38382) 2012-02-10 10:54
really an amazing oldie
I was not expecting such clothes in Yemen actually, looks more like in the Bahamas !
A valuable report on daily life in yemen 15 years ago
have a nice WE
mesutilgim (81392) 2012-02-10 11:12
Nice oldie from Yemen !
A capture which tells many many stories.
Nice scan !
TFS and have a nice weekend
batalay (35061) 2012-02-10 11:43
First the Kodachrome 25, then the Kodachrome 64 were my choice of analogue films for color fidelity, durability and sharpness. You've done an excellent job of converting the slide to digital form. A year before you shot this image, I had sailed out of Mumbai, first for Dubai, then onto Yemen, before entering the Red Sea, and eventually the Mediterranean. Things started heating up later in 1997 with the attack on the US Navy ship "The Cole," then the massacre of tourists at Queen Hapshetsut's Tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Did you feel the anti-European sentiment while you were in Yemen?
Have a good weekend,
fanni (14377) 2012-02-10 11:52
I was already missing your "photos from the wardrobe" :)
and here is one more - picturesque, exotic (to me) and filled with many interesting details.
Though I understand that this photo is dedicated mainly to the old man with his goats, I still wish those people in the background were not 'headless'! but taking into account the POV, it was impossible to include more space into the frame...
what is interesting (or, maybe, it is a rule for all your portrait photos?), the old man who looking at the photographer (you) doesn't mind his photo being taken.
hmm ..the goats are cute :)
warm greetings from still frosty Moscow,
siamesa (27733) 2012-02-10 12:47
Boa noite Gert
Spectacular register of this scene. Real and beautiful. Colors and point of view are perfects
eldancer1 (26092) 2012-02-10 13:33
Very nice documentation of the daily life of people, I don't think life have improved much since this was taken, a very sad commentary about us. Good pov and dof with nice details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
boa (5881) 2012-02-10 14:23
another nice photo from your wardrobe(i wish i could have a similar impressive collection of pics)Good daily life shot with a nice 1/3 composition of this man with a interesting face. He looks quite happy with his goats and look curious at the "tourist" with the camera. Nice to see some of the surrounding area on the street also, well done !
Ha en trevlig helg !
adores (35100) 2012-02-10 16:39
I always like when you return to your old slides, specially if it is to show Yemen:)!
A very good scene! I like the low pov and the man looking at your camera, as he takes care of the goats. I can imagine the interesting things you found along these streets!
Nard (6970) 2012-02-11 4:09
Nice daily life scene. Il like how he is dressed like a tourist and the small goats in front of him. Funny and tenderness picture.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-02-11 9:27
Very nice shot with the man and his goats. Looks like he is very much attached to these baby goats. These people in many ways dress and look like Indians from India. I feel so connected with this shot. I like the way the man is sitting and posing for you. A lovely daily shot from this country.
Nicou (118150) 2012-02-11 9:53
Quelle scène et iamge superbe quelle compo comme elles sont coud, avec cet homme assis sur le trottoir quelle iamge tcpatage ces belles couleurs, grandisoe.
bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (47690) 2012-02-11 12:12
Simple life scene from the streets of that town. Very different from our style but picturesque and attractive. Well catch, enjoy a good weekend.
Ber (8233) 2012-02-11 12:17
very interesting daily life picture, the man in the photo is really something special.
bukitgolfb301 (34932) 2012-02-11 13:52
Hi my dear Gert
So impressive color touch like an oil painting!
His gentele face and eye is very attractive.
Perfect vertical framework and well considered composition! Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good Sunday!
Takero from Tokyo
mafegan (8624) 2012-02-12 1:03
It is always a pleasure to view your 'old' slides! You have the most amazing collection of street images - perhaps the most extensive on this planet? Again there seems to be no deterioration over 13 years. Pity about the 2 headless men but there is still much to see in the background. I am wondering how safe it would be to visit this location today? Cheers, Marlene
jhm (136708) 2012-02-12 1:25
I think that to few look to us archives, also these picture of 13 years ago with a wonderful scene.
Perfect scanned picture, very well done.
This is a very lively shot with full of atmosphere.
Colors and sharpness give a wonderful image.
Composition and captured is very well done.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
emka (75107) 2012-02-12 23:51
back to your wardrobe, I like these old photos so much! Nice scene with little goats. and what funny dresses the men have. Very pleasant daily life scene. Pity you decapitated the other men.
faubry (35405) 2012-02-13 8:33
very good dily life scene captured, strange clothes for a man? good sharpness and contrast;
scan i presume?
have a good evening
Angshu (55035) 2012-02-15 5:41
A nice picture with nice colours. Well framed even though I am not too gung ho about the cut-off figures in the BG. The clarity of this shot is excellent as I judge by the wrinkles on his forehead
Waylim (25172) 2012-02-17 16:42
Another oldy but goody. Excellent street shot. I would love to here all your tale of travelling to different countries if we should ever meet.
Another shot depicting the way of life in this part of the world. The goat were so skinny and not enought nutrition.
Glint (6163) 2012-02-23 3:46
this is a charmimg image. I like the way the man sits in a position to anchor the image.I like that he looks directly at you with an enigmatic smile.I like too the contrast of the patterns of his shirt to the more traditional textiles on show.And of course the tiny goats are very cute.
Vasa (16746) 2012-02-26 16:44
Lovely motif and so worth witness, dear friend Gert. I am the big fun of your photo documentation. Many thanks for sharing your richness! Have the best winter.
abmdsudi (41266) 2012-04-02 4:49
Another informative street life picture from this less known place, full of activity. He looks friendly though no doubt and nicely posed and his pets. A bright characterful fig, and you have done well to control it to convey the real atmosphere. This works well too for the colorful background detail you included The overall colors are reasonably good. A hectic streetscene well captured, excellent archiving and TFS
kennyblack (4207) 2012-04-11 1:29
Beautiful and rare pictures for us that we do not travel much and, thanks to you ... we have the 'opportunity to admire them. Picture of the daily lives of people rich in folklore. He took the time to capture a beautiful expression and detail.
A greeting and good wishes for the day ... Marino
Tigerlily (3053) 2012-11-16 6:16
This is another amusing photo, Gert. Goats are lovely, the old man's expression is great.. I couldn't work out what was the object on the man's waist behind..looks strange.:-)
ourania (28368) 2013-01-21 13:29
a very interesting and quaint picture. I like very much the way it is composed with the gentleman placed on the left side of the frame and the perspectives opening up past him to a rich view into the street. He is tending his little goats like someone would do with his cats or dogs in a greek neighbourhood. The movement by the people behind him is interesting but they are faceless and he holds our glance with his very strongly. Lighting and colours give a special atmosphere and allure to the picture, a unique style. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
Miguel82 (21744) 2013-03-18 13:02
So charming little cuties Gert..
Seem to be so young, some milk for them?
Nice street daily life scene