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Life goes on

Life goes on
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Copyright: Frans Buitendijk (frans273) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 56 N: 257] (1797)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-13
Categories: Daily Life, Food, Nature, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D200., Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Le regard [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-04 15:31
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
the market is to buy and to sell. the famous monday morning market in Djenne is the place to be because everything is being sold.
life goes on, market or no market. when they are hungry ... the best food is always nearby.

from Wikipedia:
Djenné (also Dienné or Jenne) is a historically and commercially important small city in the Niger Inland Delta of central Mali. It is just west of the Bani River (the Niger River passes well to the west and north). It has an ethnically diverse population of about 12,000 (in 1987). It is famous for its mud brick (adobe) architecture, most notably the Great Mosque of Djenné, rebuilt in 1907. In the past, Djenné was a centre of trade and learning, and has been conquered a number of times since its founding. Its historic city center was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. Administratively it is part of the Mopti Region.
Djenné was founded in about 300 BCE by the Bozo people at a site known as Djenné-Jeno, 1.5 km upstream. It moved its site in either 1043 or the 13th century, when the city converted to Islam. This increased its importance as a market and a base for trans-Saharan trade, soon rivalling Timbuktu.

Djenné, despite its proximity, was never part of the Mali Empire. It existed as an independent city-state protected by walls and the geography of the inland delta. According to legend, the Mali Empire attempted to conquer the city 99 times before giving up. Djenné would not be conquered until 1473 by the Songhai Empire under Sonni Ali. The siege of Djenné is said to have lasted 7 months and 7 days culminating in the death of the city's king and its capitulation. The widow of the city married Sonni Ali, and peace was restored. In 1591, Morocco conquered the city after destroying Songhai's hold in the region. By the 1600s, Djenné had become a thriving centre of trade and learning. Caravans from Djenné frequented southern trading towns like Begho, Bono Manso, and Bonduku.

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What a warm smile on her face!
And a careless kid having the meal of the day...
It's funny how the blue and purple colours all match!

Colours are just amazing on this photo - all these greys - black - brown which are melting together, with the varieties of blues too... I love it !

Hi Frans,
A beautiful daily life photo here. So natural. The colours are glorious. Well seen and well captured, I love it.

Hi Frans,
The image along the notes are very educative for me. You have dipicted very well the life as it is. I like the smile that you have captured on this mother. It is so common for mother to do vending white taking care of young ones.Superb perspective here!

great capture!i dont sometimes believe all together is life same galaxy..:(i love everybody
regards merve

Uf lovely violet tone! Superb DOF (except that little mistake near guy's left foot) and details, woman's clear look and all. This image is sooo sharp! I love it. It's like i would be there.
Jure D

I've been to Mali. Good representative shot of life down there.

Great expression on her face, beautiful scene !!!
I love this photo, Frans !!!
pts tmrw, sorry ...

Hello Frans!

I am going to repeat myself once again ! Another fine street scene from Mali. You captured perfectly her expression and wonderful smile . It is simply superb! We forget everything else around her.

joli portrait, mais dommage, la lumière est un peu sombre...

Frans this is so beautiful! That expression on her face and the light captured in her eyes is breathtaking. Amazing detail, so sharp, and those colors are so rich and deep. Excellent depth of field, strong composition, excllent control, the tones are amazing. The beauty of this woman is undescribable because it is so real, so visceral! I would maybe have left a tiny bit more negative space at the top above her head since she looks a little closed in the photo up there, but I understand you wanted to include the fruit below for balance. This makes me miss Senegal even more!
And thanks for the note! The history of West African kingdoms and empires is stunning and fascinating. Wish I could have visited Mali too! TFS!

Hi Frans,
great portrait,
probably i would have added some contrast in the picture

  • Great 
  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2007-03-06 14:51]

Hello Frans.
Fantastic portrait of mother and baby. Another great from your collection. Very nice and interesting as well.
Janek J-23

:) follow

  • Great 
  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2007-03-16 15:13]

Rebublique du Mali...
Not much to sell, but too much to show and to teach us !!!

Quelles couleurs !!! fantastique ,image d'une clarté inoui ... Bravo

Excellent, What a Great capture of Mother,s Love. Beautiful story telling Portrait. Light , Clearity are superb. Jewellery is enhansing the feelings.

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