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Scenes from Cali

Scenes from Cali
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Copyright: Sergio Acin (sacimar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4442 W: 53 N: 6101] (35183)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-11-12
Categories: Daily Life
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-07-11 5:49
Viewed: 574
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I show two scenes that I found walking by Cali. The main picture was taken in San Francisco square.
Santiago de Cali, usually known by its short name "Cali", is the capital of the Valle del Cauca department, and the most populous city in southwest Colombia, with an estimated 2,319,655 residents. The city spans 560.3 km2 with 120.9 km2 of urban area, making Cali the third-largest city proper and metropolitan area in population and the second-largest city by area in the country. As the only major Colombian city with access to the Pacific Coast, Cali is the main urban and economic centre in southwest Colombia, and has one of the fastest-growing economies in the country.

In the WS another scene.


holmertz, COSTANTINO, ChrisJ, snunney, ikeharel, Fis2, papagolf21, danos, macjake, Cricri, mcmtanyel, Royaldevon, adramad, cornejo, pierrefonds, PaulVDV has marked this note useful
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Hello Sergio,
Children usually like to chase pigeons, but these birds don't seem very afraid of her. But she is a cute girl and her pink and red clothes make her very eye-catching. The many birds and the tiles on the ground create a fine pattern surrounding her. It's a very ordinary snapshot from the street, but I really like the colours and the liveliness. The WS shows an interesting composition from above, but this is by far the most charming picture.
Kind regards,

Hello dear Sergio and have a nice time
and a happy new day
lovely capture with the little
girl and hundred of pigeons
so many birds together on a tile floor
create a particular environment
thans for sharng with us your
useful notes about Cali the main
urban and econoic centre in
southest Colombia

Bonjour Sergio,

C'est certainement l'endroit où je regarderais plus au dessus de ma tête qu'à mes pieds, même si ces bestioles laissent beaucoup de choses au sol. Un peu comme dans le film de Hitchcock.



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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14689 W: 1049 N: 29988] (140899)
  • [2018-07-11 6:48]

Hello Sergio,

Amazing repetition of the pigeons with excellent sharpness and the girl in pink nicely breaking the pattern and providing a strong focal point. I like the texture screen like pattern formed by the bricks in the pavement at right angles to each other. Tfs!

Ciao Sergio, nice scene with a lot of pigeons and nice young girl, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9511 W: 57 N: 16197] (59918)
  • [2018-07-11 7:03]

Hello Sergio,
An excellent impression of this square and the many, many pigeons inhabiting it. They add a great pattern. I like the colours of the pavement too and the girl in pink is well included in the centre.

Hello Sergio,
Quite a few people are afraid of pigeons; this charming young girl evidently has no such hangups. A well composed street image ideally suited to the squarish crop. I like the warm tones and well rendered detailing.

A beautiful capture as the girl in pink strid through the flock of pigeon, Sergio.
Well spotted and taken the moment.
Buen tardes,

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2749 W: 1356 N: 3143] (39787)
  • [2018-07-11 8:44]

Hi Sergio

Her pink dress is eye catching, she wanders amongst the pigeons on the ground looking for some food

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12126 W: 126 N: 21924] (111875)
  • [2018-07-11 9:05]

Hi Sergio,very nice daily life scene with the girl playing with the pigeons,a lot as i can see,i remember the same thing in Santo Domingo city full of pigeons,but the Duomo square of Milano is full too,nice capture very sharp and lovely geometric perspective in the WS.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Sergio,
Perfect observed and captured !Very good layout and good timing.
This cute little girl surrounded with so many pigeons seems to be not surprised.
Nice framed.
TFS and best regards

Dobro vece.
Interesantan pogled, lep trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lepi golubovi i dete.
Golubovi se nisu uplasili deteta.
Zelim vam lepu i mirnu noc sve najbolje.

Good evening.
Interesting view, nice moment, good text ...
Beautifully shown, good perspective and contrast, nice colors, nice caught moment.
Nice pigeons and a kid.
The pigeons did not scare the child.
I wish you a nice and peaceful night all the best.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10320 W: 174 N: 18413] (82025)
  • [2018-07-11 12:50]


mismo sin mirar la iglesia pienso que es una con ladrillos mudejares. hermosa vista con la niña y las palomas. tan hermosas pero peligrosas por las molestias que pueden nos transmitir. en londrina, cerca de mi casa, un taxista que trabajaba abajo de los árboles he morrido con una moléstia de palomas.criptococose...



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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10116 W: 161 N: 16690] (128753)
  • [2018-07-11 12:53]

Witaj Sergio!
Nice scene from daily life.
Curious place.
The girl among the pigeons makes impression.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
Well done.
Good evening.

Hello Sergio

A great image of our modern world. This little girl lokking as if life is more than she bargained for. Nice position of the girl in your POV.


Bonjour, cher Sergio,
Une composition originale avec cette jeune fille qui semble la princesse des pigeons !
Le regard fixe marchant droit devant elle, les volatiles ne bougent pas ou si peu !
Une bonne réalisation.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-07-11 22:58]

Hola Sergio,
nice the snapshot from this square of Cali with the little girl to walk between the lot of pigeons.I like her placement in the frame as the beauty of the scene.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10545 W: 146 N: 26520] (127487)
  • [2018-07-11 23:42]

Hello Sergio, The pigeons look nice but in act, thez are like rats and I do not like them. Nice scene.
KInd regrads Malgo

Hi Sergio
I have to admit I don't know much about this city of Cali, but I'll look forward to your next set of shots. The scene you captured here is always fun to capture :) your crop of the scene is so effective too, nothing disruptive, just the birds, the girl and the colourful ground. nice shot

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15972 W: 159 N: 27850] (146408)
  • [2018-07-12 6:42]

Ola Sergio
Charmante scène de la fillette au milieu des pigeons, sa tenue rose en plus est très attirante, belle composition et présentation aussi en WS
Bonne journée

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3540 W: 0 N: 8251] (58689)
  • [2018-07-12 8:28]

Fantastic scene, great quality and a pretty girl dressed in a purple T-shirt, she is simply eyecatching, I like it very much
regards Ryszard

Hello Sergio,
This is a lovely everyday life photo from Cali. Well timed and rendered! 👍👍

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14297 W: 0 N: 16278] (173930)
  • [2018-07-12 21:10]


fantastique concentratin de pigeon e tuve et cette jeune fille mque milieu des pigeons de la place tout en rose quel mcontraste et iamge originale.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Sergio,

This photograph is totally charming.
The young girl, dressed in pink, makes a strong focal point and is well placed in the frame.
The surroundings of amber tiles and strutting pigeons makes a most interesting accompaniment, without taking any attention away from the girl.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Hola Sergio.
Una simpatica escena con la niña y toda esta multitud de palomas rodeandola, a mi hace años me gustaban estas aves, ahora pienso que hay una sobrepoblacion y por ejemplo aqui en Madrid, ponen todo perdido de caca, coches, alfeizar de ventanas, escaleras, la verdad es un asco....
Buena gestion de la luminosidad y nitidez.
Magnífica imagen. Me gusta.
Todo lo mejor y que pases un buen dia.

Hola, Sergio!

Les tengo un poco de miedo a esos animales cuando están volando sobre mi cabeza, pues nunca se sabe... Pero es una linda imagen con los colores fuertes de la ropa de la niña dándole un gran destaque en la escena! Excelente trabajo!

Hola Sergio, muy buena foto de esta interesante escena de la vida cotidiana en la plaza, muy bien compuesta y captada en esta interesante imagen, con buena nitidez, luz, color y calidad. Un estupendo trabajo perfectamente realizado, mis felicitaciones amigo mio. Gracias por compartir este bello trabajo.

Buena noche y feliz comienzo de semana.
Todo lo mejor desde el sur de España.

Hola Sergio,
I prefer the main upload. I have a daughter similar age. It is sometimes so difficult to take a picture of here. Here a lovely setting with pigeons all around. There is something relaxing in this scene, a feeling of youth and energy.
Very well seen and captured,

Ciao Sergio
due belle scene da questa città, questa in prima pagina è sicuramente la migliore, colpisce subito l'attenzione, non potevi trovare un soggetto migliore da fotografare in mezzo a tutti questi piccioni.

Hi Sergio,

The pigeons are surrounding well the child. The point of view is showing the details of the pigeons. The light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Sergio,
This reminds me a little of the Plaza de Bolívar in Bogotá with all the pigeons and with the little girl.
A very pleasant and atmospheric shot!
Best regards, Paul

El espectaculo de las palomas, rodeando la ninã, la composición se quedó bien hecha, me gustó mucho. Congratulaciones!

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