when we arrived at noon in the village of Kaya, I met this lady resting in the shade.. She was such a strong character! Her name is Marcelline! She was a kind of cook in chief! ;-)
you have the choice of the color version as well to compare your preferred version...
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brandstaetter (15915) 2007-11-11 5:37
a very good portrait of that powerful lady, good relaxed composition.
Clochette (8076) 2007-11-11 9:03
L'ambiance d'un instantané, la spontanéité, mais une technique irréprochable quant à la compo et la lumière. J'adore, bravo !
designsoul (21492) 2007-11-11 11:13
Superb portrait Eric, the woman is strong and beautiful, only strong people like her can lie in such a pose in front of a lens--and you surely stole yourself into her heart, no doubt, as she is so comfortable. Wonderful cadrage, the diagonality is dynamic, well seen, and she is a lovely woman no doubt. I think I go with the bw version, though the colour is great as well. The bw seems to bring out the tones better, don't you think?
anes_lc (14968) 2007-11-11 11:17
so strong and confident in her self :)
beautiful lady by attitude
faubry (35405) 2007-11-11 11:19
bonsoir Eric, un tres beau portrait, j aime beaucoup le BW qui contraste, et la position, l attitude de la femme nous la rendent tres sympathique.. bien vu
bombilla (3406) 2007-11-11 15:03
That does not look like a comfortable place to take a nap, but she does seem quite at ease. My favorite thing is the way she holds her left hand against her face -- the position of her fingers. I prefer the color version. She is a colorful individual. Best, -Hugh
Polonaise (5802) 2007-11-12 20:25
Marcelline is perfecting art of resting - beautifully and gracefully !!!
I'm strongly conviced that the art of resting charmingly after hard work of doing almost nothing (yet - still in a very seductive way, mind you ?) - is the main activity of population of Burkina Faso...
And all those photos from that (and a bunch of other) regions - prove my point beyond any doubt...
My dream, Eric ?
Go there and live there and share their everyday labor !
One of these days, buddy...
One of these days...
Extremely rich in those deep shades of greys...
Big smile for her smile
ninaL (21348) 2007-11-13 6:27
Cette photo est géniale...
La position de la femme, son attitude, c'est de la relaxation...
La compo parfaite.
MKING (3054) 2007-11-13 10:41
Wonderfully dignified portrait here, and the tones are magnificent given the strong lighting in the background.
I haven't been around TE for so long but I don't have many new photographs to contribute. I have lots of ideas though for places and moods to shoot right here at home after being away for so long.
MiguelP (14470) 2007-11-14 11:16
Hola Eric... About this photo I think the main point is her, her attitude, her gesture and she´s very attractive woman so maybe color or B&W is not a big deal, nontheless I would chose color, because this is the way I mainly realize Africa nowadays, but it´s great like this as well. Take care.
xavshot (69835) 2007-11-14 14:11
je m'arrête sur cette photo car le n&b et le cadrage me plaisent beaucoup. Je trouve une belle expression sur ce visage et une belle qualité de la prise. Bien joué.
bostankorkulugu (42160) 2007-11-26 5:18
i like the way she leans on the wall... in such a relaxed mood... taking everything easy...
and this is a beautiful conversion to B&W... very nice shot eric...
noborders (1010) 2007-12-10 2:12
Elle est absolument splendide cette dame, j'adore sa pose, la main droite et son expression, très fort comme composition !
Un exemple pour moi, je vais l'ajouter à mes favoris...
wolf38 (31282) 2008-01-05 9:24
Hello Eric. Marcelline in black-and-white, - the Sujet adapted. Outstanding grey tones. High technical quality. The photo is a excellent and worth seeing work of art. My acknowledgment. Best regards, Wolfgang.
- Copyright: Eric LE PARC (eleparc) (24063)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-04-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
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- Date Submitted: 2007-11-11 5:12
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