Having the same name of my mother, the Two Marias called my attention
Two Marias is the name of a well-known stud (where horses are bred) to use in rural works or equestrian sports as jumping, pato or polo
Below is the stud location, name of the owners and very important, name of the horse, coat and date of birth
This quite rural scene took place, as very year, two week in Buenos Aires, during winter vacations. The man, a typical rural worker called “peon” in Spanish is there to take care and climb space and horse
The exhibition is the most important event related with rural affairs in Argentina
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lousat (78427) 2014-08-19 11:53
Hi Maria,interesting post about the equestrians use of Argentina,useful note and a very nice pic too,i like the composition with the old man on the left,a composition caught with the usual perfect quality despite the difficult light.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
mesutilgim (86066) 2014-08-19 11:57
Very nice capture with good pov and good layout.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Noel_Byrne (25262) 2014-08-19 12:21
As well as your name connection to the scene, which is very cool, this is an excellent portrait of the moment. This manis perfectly in his position, and I imagine camera present or not, he would look exactly the same, so there is nothing forced about this, and that is very nice. The bright lights at the top should appear shocking, but actually suit the view well. I think they are balanced by the nice deep earth tones everywhere else. Nicely done!
ourania (32789) 2014-08-19 13:10
Hola Maria querida,
an interesting view of the interior of the stable where the polo or working horses are bred. It looks like very neat place, spacious and comfortable for the horses. I like how the gentleman is posing, serious and relaxed, quite far from the rake. The colours look natural and have a pleasing warmth. The exhibition mentioned in your note must be fascinating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
carlo62 (34448) 2014-08-19 14:39
un soggetto molto particolare e curioso, ben posizionato nella tua composizione.
I cavalli e tutto ciò che circonda questo mondo, sono un emblema per l'Argentina e in questa foto è stato sintetizzato tutto questo.
jmdias (56605) 2014-08-19 17:44
me gusto mucho el uso de las formas, colores, luz y lineas acá. el peón (peão) está muy bien posicionado y natural. una foto bien hecha.
swapankumarroy (2839) 2014-08-19 23:39
You narrated very well and interesting about the stud with the man who was standing in front of it. Good composition, POV and very natural color.
with deep regards and thanks for sharing this interesting article as well as image.
jjcordier (76938) 2014-08-19 23:50
J'aime le look décontracté du peon et les tons de l'image.
Royaldevon (30747) 2014-08-20 0:39
The name is a natural attraction!
This scene presented difficult lighting conditions but you have still managed to capture a shot with good colours and details. The composition is nicely arranged with horizontal layers and the focal peon strongly placed in the frame.
Have a great day,
ikeharel (58895) 2014-08-20 3:39
By coincidence the names match, I believe, Maria, yet you managed a nice indoor the stable picture, with the stableman in special pose for you.
Well managed the outside light inside the place.
Pitty we can't see more of the two horses, but that's not in the hand of the photographer, in given conditions.
My best regards,
Cricri (108037) 2014-08-20 4:30
j'aime les teintes, l'expression qui semble naturel du monsieur, l'inscription et l'aperçu des deux chevaux , l'un blanc et l'autre noir, intéressante note
Il semble que l'on se soit raté de peu sur FB hier!
Je me connecterai ce soir, jusque 11 h du soir, si tu a le temps, je t'attend :-)
danos (87891) 2014-08-20 5:08
nice the interior snapshot with the two Marias,to be behind the fence and the man leaning on it to looks at you.I like the light and the colour management of the image.
adramad (38854) 2014-08-20 9:03
Una escena interesante, de la vida cotidiana, dentro del mundillo del caballo, esas cuadras se ven muy preparadas para su confort, el peon pone un toque vital a la escena.
Apropiada iluminacion y una nitidez perfecta.
Que pases un buen dia.
Mis mejores deseos.
P/D. Pues efectivamente, aqui estoy en el pueblo de la sierra, muy tranquilo y durmiendo fresquito por las noches, a primeros de Septiembre iré una semana al sur, para tener unos dias de playa.
holmertz (42267) 2014-08-20 10:27
This is essentially a portrait - from a distance - of the peon in the environment of his work. The horses may be more beautiful but here they are only partly seen in the background. In the composition the man is balanced by the rake, leaning like him on the railings. It's a nice photo from a kind of place seldom seen on TE, off the normal tourist tracks.
jcpix (13704) 2014-08-20 16:07
Hola Miss Maria de las pampas,
Ahaha, this is great...I love the connection between namesakes! Even without the name, this would have been a very well taken and presented image. I really enjoy the "every day, working mans" appeal of this shot. Completely unpretentious and down to earth, this has a lot of the qualities of a true moment in time for one of the locals. His casual stance, hands in pockets, looks and feels natural...and although the expression on his face might say otherwise, I'm sure he was happy to have you take his picture. :)
Always great to place the main subject within the working environment, both man and horse. :) I'm sure in his youth, he was also a "stud." lol Even lighting, warm rustic colors, and lots of fun detail. Cheers to all the Maria's out there! :) Enjoy the rest of the evening. Be good.
Friendly wishes from the North,
mcmtanyel (14229) 2014-08-20 21:39
For a stable, the place looks neat and clean. The gentleman looks proud of his horses.
williewhistler (14697) 2014-08-21 11:14
there is a really nice,relaxed charm about this gentle scene,the man with his hands stuffed into his pockets appears to be totally disinterested in having his photo taken whilst the fork stands idle on the other side of the stable..
The light is well controlled and the many details crisp and clear. Lovely.
Kind regards Les.
alvaraalto (6177) 2014-08-23 2:22
I did imagine immediately that the not so friendly looking man with his cap and yellow cap wasn’t the second Maria.
Lovely picture of daily, rural life.
Waylim (25362) 2014-08-25 22:08
A very lovely photo of the daily life in Argentina, the way of life of the guacho is known to people all over the world. He looks like one of them that I have seen in a ranch in the South, although I think it might just be for tourist down there, it seem too cold down south. Anyway, this is a nice shot of the horse ranch and the main adds nicely to the composition.
It is easy to understand why you would be drawn the name of Two Marias. I didn't like Two Way streets better than One Way :)
macjake (57430) 2014-09-10 22:40
this is certainly a scene where the single human presence makes ALL the difference.
love his casual stance, the hands in the pockets, the crossed legs and the black hat.
excellent positioning of the man as well, and I like the rake on the far right too.
- Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) (14992)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-27
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon CoolPix P80
- Exposure: f/2.8
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Horses around the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-19 11:41