etomi

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photoblog image Scenes from Makoko: Strength

Scenes from Makoko: Strength

Makoko is a small fishing community in Lagos. Even though it has been called a slum, I see strength in their community because they are self sufficient.

Scenes from Makoko: Strength

Makoko is a small fishing community in Lagos. Even though it has been called a slum, I see strength in their community because they are self sufficient.

comments (9)

Superb capture. Great timing with the net!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 19 Aug 2009, 13:14
This image is very appealing to me, Etomi, on many levels. I like the vantage point (it makes me wonder where you were standing?), and exactly what you said...the sense of self-sufficiency midst incredible poverty. The reflections, the panoramic feel, the shadow-play....all of it.
A run-down Nigerian Venice?
Evewn though it's painful to see such poverty, Makoko is a pure paradise for a photographer. I saw another SCer had a series on Makoko a while back with great b&w images (which I think suits better the character of this village).
The image is very soft and lacks sharpness. Is that a circumstance or a deliberate move, Ms. Etomi?
  • Dotun
  • United States
  • 19 Aug 2009, 23:03
Long time, love the reflection.
The memories...you captured this beautifully!
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 16 Sep 2009, 19:04
Excellent documentary photo.
  • rolake
  • nigeria
  • 25 Sep 2009, 22:14
did u zoom in from the bridge??? dis picture is just great
postcards from lagos.
You are truly truly talented, Etomi...this is stirring.



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camera Canon EOS 5D
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/400s
aperture f/8.0
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 62.0mm
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