I was glad to add a new country to the long list of TE countries : Venezuela, but I just discovered some other shots from Merida and other places... anyway, this will be an addition to those:-)... This is an old photo I shot during one of my numerous trips to Venezuela. This is close to Choroni on the carribean coast, in a peasant village. He gladly accepted to be photographed in front of a mud made cabin.
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jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-04-15 5:01
Wonderful picture Eric !
This is the kind of pictures that i like and that is perfect !
merpb (1995) 2004-04-15 5:38
Good portrait Eric, you have conveyed a real sense of the pride of the man and the background sets him in context.
The over hanging roof coverings whilst being a key element slightly distract and could perhaps be darkened down to minimize their prominance.
olli (2091) 2004-04-15 6:23
Excellent portrait. The colors work very well with each other. Simple but interesting background. The parts of the roof is a great addition. Very well done.
Could work also in B&W, I think...
manny (21833) 2004-04-15 7:34
Great shot Eric. The colors are really good. Again, I must say this: this picture will be a lot better if he is off-centered. I know you did this in the past so it is understandable.
Anyway, this is still a very good one because of the colors and the patterns. You have been to so many places and I envy you. (I had PM'ed you about Vietnam.)
scalerman (26900) 2004-04-15 12:18
Perhaps a little too centered, but I'm far from being a sincere critic. Were you working in Venezuela Eric? Would you return now?
smael (2878) 2004-04-21 17:15
Tremendous colors here Eric, and the scene is very harmonic. I agree a bit with the composition, and I think you really could be brave on this one and crop away many things including the strawroof wich I think the picture could manage without... I'll make a little cropshop for you ;)
light (865) 2004-04-30 8:59
Good portrait, nice colors, nice subject, good light. Interesting approach to the culture of South America. Well done.
pridel (233) 2004-05-05 17:20
Je ne savais que c'était toi Eric, je visitais un nouveau continent. J'ai d'abord eu envie de recadrer la photo autour de l'homme, mais en y regardant bien, ton cadrage est impec ! J'aime bien l'atmosphère de cette photo, sereine mais sérieuse.
sergecross (3438) 2005-06-30 13:45
Excellent composition. Colorful and sharply taken. Typically and great point of view.
Try to make critiques to me all time, i will return you at any moment.
andrewgg (0) 2006-04-23 15:29
Excellent portrait, Eric.
This stands out, even as a thumbnail, due to the colour contrasts of browns and white, making a very strong image. Viewing this at full size reveals the interesting background textures.
The subject is well placed in the frame, too.
Congratulations for this on being on the front page of TrekEarth!
nicoz (1979) 2006-06-14 4:18
Je continue a fouiner dans ta collection. C'est un peu comme regarder un reportage de la BBC sur les gens de la planete. Cette photo me reconforte un peu: elle est reussie, mais perso, je trouve que c'est a des annees lumieres de ce que tu fais maintenant. PLus que 10 ans et peut etre j'y arriverai!!!
MLINES (12516) 2006-08-04 19:10
Hi Eric, Very good portrait of this man. The background with the sunbaked mud wall is great from both colour and texture viewpoint. A very refreshing composition. TFS. Murray.