This is a taxi stop, a stop for going by boat to Ganvie. Today is Sunday and many people wear there best clothes going to church or visiting their relatives. Ganvie is a lake village, lying in Lake Nokoué, near Cotonou. With a population of around 20000 people, it is probably the largest lake village in Africa. The next days I will post some beautiful picture of this lake village.
Exposure Time: 1/128
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
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vagabondtravels (6511) 2009-04-21 0:50
Nice capture of daily life. Really colorful clothes.
I look forward to seeing more from Benin.
snunney (94777) 2009-04-21 1:04
A pleasing daily life shot of these colourfully dressed people. I like the how you have framed them with the surrounding grassland. Very good colours and clarity.
pen (509) 2009-04-21 1:13
What a contrasting colors tone. Good POv & DOF. You really captured the the eagerness of everyone to take a taxi. Nice daily life shot.
dareco (17134) 2009-04-21 1:31
I would love to visit this place, where the people dress in such colorful clothing. Such an interesting picture. Nice composition and detail. TFS
roges (1212) 2009-04-21 2:02
Hi Achim !
An image presented and played excellent.
I like very much those beautiful colors.
Very interesting scene.
We look forward to a continuation and that is something new for us Europeans.
Have a nice day,
carper (96) 2009-04-21 3:01
a colorful portrait here Achim,
good composition, fine composition , good job here, have a nice day.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-04-21 3:54
Splendid daily life image with attractive composition and beautiful colours. Superb impression. Have a nice day!
cfreire (11741) 2009-04-21 8:03
This a nice capture with plentiful of colors and contrasts. Good pov and framing. Regards, Consuelo
nirvana73 (0) 2009-04-21 8:28
interesting and engrossing scene
i like colors and composition
Buin (42420) 2009-04-21 9:06
Herrlich - einfach herrlich. Was für eine Farbenpracht und was für eine gelöste Stimmung. Der Kontrast zu dem vielen Grün könnte nicht größer sein. Ein einfallsreiches und sehr schönes Bild! Klasse!
Grüße aus dem warmen und sonnigen Westfalen!
lrw1966 (1632) 2009-04-21 9:33
Really marvelous composition of daily life. Beautiful colors of clothes.
Thanks for the notes.
Cricri (115481) 2009-04-21 11:13
C'est une image belle et intéressante, j'aime les couleurs et les dessins variés de leurs vetements, belle scéne de vie
pierrefonds (63270) 2009-04-21 14:58
The point of view is showing the details and colorss of the clothing of the people waiting for the water taxi. The picture is clear and precise. The intensity of the light is enhancing the different tints of colors of the picture. Have a nice day.
Graal (101694) 2009-04-21 22:57
unusual scene, good presentation. Well done photo and interesting informations. Good shot. I like it.
riclopes (35577) 2009-04-22 1:50
hehe, funny colorful set that makes a great photogenic subject to capture. The patterns of the clothes are amazing. Quite exotic, no doubt. Only the white shirt at right and the boy in the middle don't fit.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-04-22 2:53
Fine picture with the people wear there best clothes going to church or visiting their relatives.
Excellent low depth and natural colours
Very interesting note
Have a nice day
brano14 (2901) 2009-04-22 10:17
Very nice looking photo, very colorful,so many different clothes, in a perfect harmony with grass.Great work!
shevchenko (19444) 2009-04-22 19:27
Seem all of them like colorful clothes in complicated patterns, unbelieveable they are waiting taxi in the middle of the field, lively shoot, thanks for sharing.
JCG (35129) 2009-04-23 10:46
Coloured clothing which gives a very good contrast with the surrounding greenery… Photograph original and amusing, but it seems to me that the taxi is made wait. Well done Achim.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
sacavem (18620) 2009-04-27 8:25
Africa is so much color :)
Fantastic snapshot, very nice colours, and sharpness.
maloutim (9639) 2009-05-16 8:27
What a colourful group of people wearing their Sunday best! Your photo gives us a colourful view of daily ( or rather weekly )life in Benin!
They all seem to be happy! I like the contrast of their clothes with the littleboy's T-shirt which is not traditionally African!
mafegan (8624) 2010-03-30 4:10
We do not see too many photos from Benin and this photo shows a lot. Such a variety of bright clothing against a green grass frame. Tfs this unique photo, Marlene
iainsp (2630) 2010-09-14 7:24
A great African photograph - I love the way that you so often get people waiting for transport in what frequently looks, to western eyes, like the middle of nowhere. Very nice management of the colours - with teh people framed by the green grass. It would have been nice to see a few more faces, but sometimes we have to sneak the shots that we can get at the time/place.
regards anad thanks, Iain
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43625)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-01
- Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2009/03 Westafrica
- Theme(s): Traditional Costumes of Africa II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-21 0:47