San Pedro de Atacama
Tiny San Pedro de Atacama (elevation 2440 m) is a foothills oasis village. It’s in the heart of some of northern Chile's most spectacular scenery, like salt flat, lagoon with flamingos, Moon Valley, geysers, always at the back the imposing Andean mountains
San Pedro it's little more than a handful of picturesque adobe streets very well preserved
Each house must be keep in perfect conditions, the walls must be made of rocks at the basement and then of bricks and adobe to keep ambiance safe for tourist reasons, each year repairs must be done in order to show quite a tide and clean architecture
Taxes are high, so most of the workers live next to San Pedro in ugly modern cement houses
I was walking in a sunny morning when I saw some workers doing repairs, near them quite interested in the pushcart was the little girl, waiting for her father to go to school
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chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-23 15:48
So wonderful photo with this small lady and his personal belongings on the hand.Very nice contrasts and excellent framework.Great details and POV.Well done.
daddo (24846) 2013-08-23 16:44
Hi Maria. This is a sweet photo- she is like a little flower surrounded by the earth of her forefathers. She seems to be studying the earth inside- maybe she saw a worm or some other little creature.A future microbiologist? She has the concentration! Best regards. Klaudio.
jcpix (13716) 2013-08-23 21:04
Great example of taking advantage of the opportunity as it presented itself. A rather unassuming moment has actually produced a very pleasing image of this little girl going about her daily life, simply waiting for her father and finding a way to be curiously entertained at the same time. :) It would appear as if she did not notice you, which makes this all the more candid and true to form. Compliments on the observation and quick reactions to obtain this shot. Hope we also get to see some of the streets you mentioned. :) Enjoy the weekend. Take care.
You can always comment on Paris, that will never be a problem. :)
abmdsudi (44604) 2013-08-23 22:28
Great observation and Interesting how you have brought this old dusty scene to good life with that pop up sweet little angel there at the appropriate time and placement and thk too to your useful infor notes to make us understand better about this place. The ambient is well reflected here, eg the grittiness of the dusty wall and the pavement that look unique but intriguing enough. The warm tones play a greater part along with the shadow play to render that extra dimension with a nice rustic feel full of charm look to it. Its a great way to make a successful shot like this and thks to your sharp observation and timely shot, Congrats.
fabbs99 (16779) 2013-08-23 22:45
Nice shot of the little girl standing by the mud walls.Very pleasant colours and an interesting note.Very well done. Keep sharing.
mirosu (15046) 2013-08-24 0:33
I never been in Chile, a destination on my travel wish list. I like this excellent photo. The arrangement with simple content is outstanding. You have placed both, the little girl and the push-card, nicely off-centre, creating good balance and harmony. The overall color & light contrast is very good. Wish you a very nice weekend. Greetings, Miro
ikeharel (59343) 2013-08-24 1:05
Curious little kid, with a fantastic face expression that show great interest of what goe's around, Maria.
Your perspective placed her in excelent contrast to the light-brown stones bnuilt wall. The tree's shadow decorated well the whole scene.
Buen fin de semana,
*** The reasom for the tilt in my pic., was to include as much as possible of the fall, and not "just" another waterfall picture. Thanks.
bukitgolfb301 (36644) 2013-08-24 1:36
Hello Hola Maria
Lovely and cute portrait image! I am not sure she is abused for labor or not, but I do hope not so. Very fresh and clear image via fantasticcolor and good day light getting. Loght chocorate color unity is so marvelous and remarkable at all.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero
ourania (33343) 2013-08-24 3:38
I like very much your framing and how close this picture takes us to a small moment in the little girl's daily life, a moment in which not the action but her thoughts are important. There's great sharpness on the girl and the object, the light and the chromatic harmony are well rendered and pleasing. The shadows make the background more interesting with their patterns, contrast and dynamism. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
Noel_Byrne (25558) 2013-08-24 7:45
Thanks for your interesting note! So much work obviously goes into keeping this beautiful houses so well. The shot is great, as is your timing, it looks like the little girl may herself have an interest in helping keep this place so beautiful! Her school books even look a little like plans or drawings. Perhaps she is the boss and is making sure everything is being done as it should be :)
All the best
holmertz (42629) 2013-08-24 9:41
A nice and uncomplicated snapshot from the street. The cute girl catches my interest as she examines the pushcart. All colours match each others quite well and the invisible trees cast fine shadows on the wall. The light has been very well handled.
clic (15336) 2013-08-24 11:19
She probably evaluates the risks of playing in mud before going to school!
An intense dilemma indeed!
She adds ingenuousness to the monochrome adobe environment.
adramad (39064) 2013-08-24 11:40
Una original y encantadora imagen, con esta niña que parece estar sopensando, la posibilidad de mover la carretilla, sensacional grafismo el de la pared, con la mezcla de piedras y ladrillos, tambien la proyeccion de esas sombras del arbol, dan un toque especial.
Me encanta la vivacidad del colorido.
Una magnifica iluminacion, lo mismo que la nitidez.
Saludos muy cordiales.
eldancer1 (29347) 2013-08-24 11:52
Very nice capture of this little girl who seems to be curious about something. I like the use of the leaves as frame. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
danos (88173) 2013-08-25 22:54
nice the view as the presentation of the little girl as waiting her father near the cart,with the details of the backdrop wall to are superb.Excellent the light and the colour management of the scene.
Have a good week,Danos
lousat (78919) 2013-08-26 3:46
Hi Maria,a very nice street scenery,very good details and colors and a great opportunity to take an original pic from this place not often seen on TE,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
Cricri (108519) 2013-08-26 9:44
Toute mignonne cette petite fille joliment bien habillée, j'aime la scène, les couleurs, le jeu ombre et de lumière, très belle présentation
Silvio1953 (125349) 2013-08-27 11:39
Ciao Maria, lovely composition with nice girl in acrion, splendid light and shadows, wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
EstudioChispa (2070) 2013-08-28 8:44
La niña es preciosa, pero lo que más me gusta en esta foto es la sombra de los árboles en la pared!
mkamionka (31103) 2013-08-31 5:11
beautiful capture. The surrounding seems so rough and the girls brings in so much warmth and color. Great strong light which made the colors so vivid.
Very well seen and captured,
gervaso (10829) 2013-09-05 10:26
Las sombras le dan a la foto una belleza especial, en una pared con una textura fantástica proporcionada por la excelente luz que captaste! Maravillosa composición, sencilla y genial!
Fis2 (87203) 2013-09-10 1:03
Curious colors and light.
Good reportage shot.
TRB (13796) 2013-09-15 13:19
Light and shadows are excellent.
Little girl with a book in hand was very nice composition.
sharing is very nice, congratulations
jmdias (56907) 2013-11-14 23:55
un tesoro esta imagen, el momento es precioso con la niña bien posicionada en la compo, un diálogo visual con el pequeño coche, con la pared de adobe y las sombras de los árboles. perfecta luz , encuadre y magia del momento. GPC.
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2014-05-04 14:17
Maria, me ancantan tus fotos tanto como tus comentarios...cada foto tiene un significado y está presentada con una sensitividad muy artistica!!
te agradezco mucho por "leer" a mis fotos y comprender como me las saco...
un abrazo grande
fritzi007 (6897) 2014-11-11 11:09
muy buena descripción de la vida cotidiana en San Pedro, muy bonita instantánea, felicitarlo calurosamente!