I traveled to the east of Paraguay this week. It was a short trip, only three days but I am really happy anyway.
I enjoy a lot leaving the office and the phones and go along the routes to see the green fields and forrests.
As you approach the city border with Brazil Ciudad del Este, it is possible to verify that people also speak portuguese or at least speak portuñol which is a combination of spanish and portuguese.
Other feature of this part of Paraguay is the color of the land. It turns red. This can be seen on the walls of the houses which with time turn red by the influence of the strong color of the land.
We call this land "tierra colorada".
In Yguazu town, we were searching land for a new tower and we found a little house. While talking with the owner (the father of the baby) in portuguese, his name was "Arantes", (same as Pele) the baby appeared with tons of curiosity to see these strangers arriving home. It was certainly something new and unknown.
The baby remained at the door which were almost completely closed as we were strangers and therefore untrusted people.
I liked the scene, the red colors, the two subjects...right there. I couldnt resist to photograph them. Please notice the red tone of the white cat.
Hope you like it.
USM, level adj. cropping.
I added to the hunt, theme Not adult yet.
Camera Model Name
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
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35.0 - 80.0 mm
AI Focus AF
Color saturation +1
Color tone Normal
Cesar Enrique Velazquez
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avigur_11 (22077) 2004-10-16 12:18
I like te high contrast, the warm redtones and the darkness in this shot, Cesar, and I also like the way they look to different directions.
alainh (35581) 2004-10-16 12:34
otra vez, una foto qui siente el natural.
me gusta mucho.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-10-16 13:06
Hey Cesar, glad to see one of your pictures again.
And wits such a beautifil composition and colour. I wouldn't call him a baby anymore, but he's funny. I like the cat especially, he's having his eyes half closed, he's feeling great.
My cat was with a colleague of mine, she stayed in the attick for 5 weeks, not happy without me, so I'm focussed on cats ;-)
Proxilva (2157) 2004-10-16 13:22
nice photograph! I love cats as they are always in their own world and not caring about what happening around them... would be a great life huh... the boy is a bit to old for his comforter, when i was his age my dad gave me a beer to shut up ;)...
but I like what you did here in this compo!!
and now hurry up back to the office boy!!!
Liora (1857) 2004-10-16 15:47
What a sweet scene Cesar! Both "objects" look so placid... The general red tones all over but the boy's clothes give a warm feeling and highlight the boy. Well spotted!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-10-16 18:14
Good work and also good expressions along with the dummy int he kids mouth, wow
oochappan (22043) 2004-10-16 19:13
Good boy with his soother, seems rather old for still a soother, anyway, good boy, the cat even feels at ease with him ..... the subjects , 3, makes this picture, colors and framing are good supporting here, warm brown framing, a perfect fit to green doors, together a contrasting background.
elihesamian (26149) 2004-10-17 5:34
I like it,great captuing,very strong atmosphere which resulted by those elements,strange,..his shoes,look,violet thing in his mouth(english?!),kind of the wall,and colors,all are great together,...I think,it was better that I didn't those words for it,only seeing it,really Excellent,Cesar.
Did you try for B&W for it,too?
nwoehnl (122) 2004-10-17 13:53
I like the frame of brown and reddish tones that you got around your subjects here, Cesar. Nice posing by both, with the cat showing a typical "don't care" attitude, and the boy looking surprisingly old for still using a comforter. Very nice, looking forward to more photos from your short trip.
Another thing your note made me learn is about "portuñol" which I don't think I had heard about before.
kinginexile (2598) 2004-10-17 14:26
Nicely judged framing with the red ochre walls. Cat is...just a cat, minding his own business, I am a bit perplexed by the kid who has a honeysuckle, but looks too old to still have one. What gives?
ma-tibou (4568) 2004-10-18 7:10
Bonjour Cesar, jolie scene capturée au vol beau couple.
rewmind (0) 2004-10-19 11:10
It is a very well contrasted photo and I'm not talking only about the colors but also about the attitudes of your subjects. I wish you could send this photo to the boy when he is grown up so he can learn a bit about his childhood. Nice done.
pridel (233) 2004-10-19 17:15
you made a very beautiful photograph
everyone said that the child was too tall for his "tétine".
but important it is the tender atmosphere which you offers to us.
good shot for the hunt
flydragon (0) 2004-10-20 3:52
before i had to say nice picture
before i had to say nice color
before i had to say good composition
now i dont know what to say
maybe asking the name of the cat
sorry i am jokking Cesar
this is a verry sensitiv photograph
and this kids have a beautifull gaze
verry good work
before i had to say green later
now we cant ,o)
Aegean (2571) 2004-10-24 3:49
Amazing capture of a simple daily life scene, with warm colors and perfect framing. One of your best postings in my opinion!
christina (2040) 2004-11-07 20:02
The colors in this image are so beautiful and rich. i like the composition set in the doorway. Very beautiful!
maciekda (19895) 2004-11-22 17:43
this is a really nice photo, great compo and great poses of the cat and the boy with a comforter.. the picture is soft, but i think it is a fault of post-processing. definitely a good stuff
alimo3 (6854) 2005-01-10 18:30
one of you picture that i like very much !
beautiful and warm composition.
just the right moment + a very sensitive portrait.
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-04-19 7:38
Fantastic shot, great attitude of the boy, love his pose. Great composition and colours.
Nicola2004 (104) 2007-04-20 4:34
oh my goodness this young guy already has a coolness like a 30 year old... i see him in the same position in 20 years with the same look on his face just with a cigarette instead of the pacifier. little macho man!!! great and unusual photography!!
- Copyright: Cesar Kike Velazquez (kikvel) (4784)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-10
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel 300D
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): cats @ windows and doors, People from Paraguay, the Cats, Cats in America [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-10-16 12:10