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Young bus passenger

Young bus passenger
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-04
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Mood
Camera: Sony DSC-H50
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Poetry insight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-03 7:02
Viewed: 2857
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Guamote , some 50 kms south of Riobamba ( love the name of this one...) has a fascinating and very unspoiled Thursday market( not a tourist in sight ....thank you folks for not coming , had the place to myself, not a selfish attitude here but you sure did miss something ...lol ) in fact one of the largest in Ecuador. An important aspect of this large weekly gathering is that most market-goers being very poor must travel over difficult roads to come trade, buy and sell their goods .Buses in quite good condition ( i noticed ! ) run once or twice a day or in certain instances only once a week ( for the market ) to the main town of the region .This photo shows a young indigenous passenger patiently awaiting in his seat the departure of his bus , he kept an eye on all the commotion from his window ....I stood and watched him watch ,lol,,, until i caught him in this pose ,
1/50, iso 100 , f/5 , cropped a little , curves sharpened the edges ,
Thank you for viewing ,

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Hi Carol,
I really like these kind of daily life captured from Ecuador, the local people and culture are introduced very well by your photos and notes. Well captured moment, good sharpness on the young guy's face, interesting off-centred positioning. TFS.

Hi Carol, another great shot of the local people going about their everyday lives.
It appears that they decorate their buses there also, as I've seen them do in Mexico and Guatemala:) Great job.

interesting shot.
mood of the picture,i thought better with sepia.just my opinion.


Hello carol,

Excellent shot with vivid and beautiful colors, great POV and perfect sharpness!
Congratulations and TFS.

the off centred framing is perfect, the pose is perfect, great shot

Very nice shot! Everything here is good. The light, the saturation and tones, the composition and the subject - very quaint with the hat, but with a kind of timelessness that I find quite appealing.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-01-03 13:00]

Bonjour Carol,
Quelle superbe prise!
J'adore cette composition avec ce jeune homme regardant sans doute ce qu'il laisse derrière lui. Il y aurait toute une histoire à composer ici. J'aime particulièrement cet aspect de la photographie qui laisse l'image parler.
Excellent à tous points de vue! Annie

Hi Carol,

Quite an interesting portrait. I like that he is oblivious to the camera. He is so involved and concentrating on the scene. With his hand out, he seems to want to be a little closer to the action. The hat, of course, makes that photo unique as people this young don't really wear these types of hats. The curtains, and the writing on the window and seat give us an idea of foreign travels.

Well done! Lisa

Belle composition, expressive, bien cadrée avec une belle lumière ! Bien vu !

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 412 W: 161 N: 337] (2163)
  • [2009-01-04 6:43]

Hi Carol

this is a very impressive image and a fenomenal photo!
great composition (or crop) and a perfect sharpness and colors.
I really like the hat and the way he looks at the outside of the bus...



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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-01-04 7:17]

HI Carol
That is quite the capture, a very young man with a hat, something rare, the tassles decorating the inside of the bus something I have never seen in my travels, transports us to a different country.
Very nice and TFS

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2009-01-04 13:01]

Hi Carol, all is great in this shot: original composition, sharpness, colours and light!
really a fantastic work!

Let me just say this is my kind of photograph.The excellent technical aspects of the image have been written above. So congratulations
María José

Boa tarde carol
I miss this one
Very well composed...and a very deep mood.
I love it.
My regards

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