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Copyright: Sylvie Fondacci Monteiro (SylFondacci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1883 W: 293 N: 1513] (14165)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-13
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Canon Digital Ixus 500
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Children of Senegal [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-16 17:20
Viewed: 2988
Points: 37
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On the chaloupe (boat) from Gorée island to Dakar in Senegal ... that boy was like me, lost in his thoughts.

Back from a great time there that no photo can translate.

Taken the day before I left back to Paris.

nunenik, kristian, Pioforsky, BenF, moli, laine has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Marylou: Merci ! :)SylFondacci 2 04-22 08:41
To michiels: Thx ! :))SylFondacci 3 04-20 15:39
To kristian: Holà !SylFondacci 1 04-19 17:26
To orkhan: Salut !SylFondacci 1 04-19 17:23
To frans273: Thx ! :))SylFondacci 1 04-17 16:33
To Faros: Merci ! :)SylFondacci 1 04-17 16:31
To Beger: Merci ... :)SylFondacci 1 04-17 16:29
To Pioforsky: :))SylFondacci 1 04-17 16:28
To nunenik: thx, Nuné ! :))SylFondacci 2 04-17 15:07
To GreenBaron: Thx ! :)SylFondacci 1 04-17 14:25
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Hi Sylvie,
Excellent composition and use of lines and colours. Not a usual Sylfondacci picture. A fine posting Sylvie.

Welcome back!!! :)
And with what a post! So much power in the water, and so much interest in the way the boy is looking at it, even if we don't see his face.
Lost in thoughts, as though the thoughts are falling down as fast as the water itself.
Really, a simple shot with simple colours, but so much in it that words can't tell.
I completely understand that no photo can convey what you lived there on that trip so special to you, and yet this one has a fair go at it and it does say something.

Thanks for a wonderful post!

Salut Sylvie, depuis longtemps une nouvelle photo, pleine d'emotions, de sentiments et de couleurs, je manquais tes travaux...

Hello Sylvie!
With a look back in Dakar and its people.
The mood of come back again to the "civilization". I prefer good people than good citys, as you show in the image.
An usual Sylvie's: the great people in their places ;)
Un fuerte abrazo de reencuentro.

Hi Sylvie:
outstanding capture of this little boy and thanks for the note, great composition and details...
It makes me wat to see his face:)

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-04-16 21:59]
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Allo Sylvie,
C'est bien de te revoir! Surtout avec une si belle photo! Il est aisé de voir, même de dos, que ce jeune garçon est perdu dans ses pensées. L'image est forte et évocatrice du voyage avec le remous des vagues. Superbes couleurs et composition. J'adore ce mélange de bleu et de vert! Bravo et bon retour. Annie

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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2007-04-17 0:23]

Hello Sylvie,
Nice to have you back.
Nice mood in your photo.
Well done.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2007-04-17 1:35]

Hello Sylvie.
Very effective composition captured. Good idea and perspective. Looks interesting.
My compliments.
Janek J-23

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  • salil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 573 W: 17 N: 295] (2116)
  • [2007-04-17 1:37]

Appears to be suspended on a vortex. ... Good expression turmoil in the mind.

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  • Faros Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 136 W: 13 N: 57] (24)
  • [2007-04-17 2:34]
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Salut Sylvie,
Ton esprit critique nous a manqué...!
La meilleure place, à l'arrière du bateau, pour voir ce que l'on laisse derrière soi, souvent sans regrets. J'aime bien la position des pieds, comme une danseuse.


hi sylvie,
back in paris, a mind full of memories and memory sticks full of pictures. this post ... feels like a sad one. leaving / going to ... everybody will have his own interpretation seeing it. for me the picture is a sad one, leaving friends in africa ...
regards frans

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  • laine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 355 W: 37 N: 107] (885)
  • [2007-04-17 4:40]

Bonjour, Sylvie!
Nice to see you back! I believe the time in Senegal was exciting, full of enjoyment..

Such a beautiful photo. Full of thoughts. Thoughts weather to come back or go further.. The boy - he is kind of looking back at his life, looking how water takes away the past and opens a new future.. :)

Beautiful photo!
Thanks for sharing!

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-04-17 6:11]

Welcome back Sylvie !
Simple but very moody.
I like it.


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  • gnc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 730 W: 10 N: 104] (1449)
  • [2007-04-17 14:40]

Simple and emotional. I guess a goodbye of sorts. Welcome back!

hi Sylvie,

Nice you are back (for us :) )
it is like you say, you cannot capture emotions into photos or words, there is more then that! but it is a great photo and i understand your feeling here ! think i have similar feelings when i have to leave :)
greetings, inn

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-04-18 19:14]

Beautiful colours, Sylvie. A simple shot, very tranquil. And very moody indeed...

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  • luisa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 0 N: 73] (1408)
  • [2007-04-18 19:14]

Beautifull photo!!
Full of thougths and sensations!!


Toute cette emotion que dégage une seule photo, c'est vraiment bien fait.

super ! Je n'ai rien a ajouter.

Bonjour Sylvie :o)
Très beau cliché qui laisse chacun sa part d'interprétation. On arrive même à se fondre en lui et à rêvasser. Merci de partager tout ça avec nous.
N'oublies pas d'aller aux urnes ;o)

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