I saw many women who were involved in the construction industry when i visited Addis recently. This womans task was to clean the entrance to a new office building but many were also involved with more heavy duties like bricklaying and concrete work.
cropped image, sharpen after resize.
It is also nice to be back to TE after a long break:)
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mauro61 (52857) 2012-07-22 11:38
un piacere rivederti con immagini sempre interessanti e mai banali.
Ottimo il taglio a mostrare la difficoltā del vivere quotidiano in molte parti della Terra.
worldcitizen (9308) 2012-07-22 12:09
I can imagine that this woman is looking at the muddy mess and thinking to herself: "where do I begin?" But I guess from your title she has already done her cleaning. I like her position in the frame, and the natural colors. The green bristles on the broom and salmon-colored bucket really jump out against all of the browns.
holmertz (58340) 2012-07-22 13:18
I wouldn't call this beautiful, but you found a number of astonishingly well matching colours. The grey and brown muddy tones, including more or less those of the woman's clothes, are only broken by her bucket and broom. This was a fine observation of a not so great daily life. I wonder what that new office building will look like in a few years if the immediate surroundings looked like this. I have seen a lot of modern buildings in India crumbling after just two or three years because of poor maintenance and worthless infrastructure.
And nice to see you too again!
Fis2 (105242) 2012-07-22 13:24
I like frame, colors and composition.
Good reportorial photo.
danos (102566) 2012-07-22 13:24
so well to be back in the site after your long absence with a photo from a poor country of Africa,Ethiopia.
A good reportage shot with the women to works so hard according your note.This one has a rather more easy work to does.
Have a good week,Danos
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-07-22 18:03
Very nice capture. I can feel the exhaustion. Nicely composed with the woman off to one side balancing that vast amount of mud.
annjackman (21903) 2012-07-22 23:15
Really good to see you back on TE. A super first post from Ethiopia with an effective compostion. I like the way that the woman's brightly coloured bucket and brush stand out against the muddy BG. A very good of daily life image - I am looking forward to viewing more of your pictures.
Kind Regards, Ann
Graal (103038) 2012-07-23 0:06
amazing scene, portrait and reportage about the daily life - in one. Good note and photowork.
Have a nice day.
saxo042 (37966) 2012-07-23 0:52
The girl is well colour coordinated with the brown-grey background but the bucket and the broom provide some striking eye-catchers.
rbassin (24279) 2012-07-23 12:30
Une scčne de vie intéressante, position de la femme, couleur et reflet de la flaque d'eau.
abmdsudi (57176) 2012-07-25 9:29
This is good social doc shot that is common in the third world, it's all about survival and at the heart of every human being is the desire to survive, to live without hunger yet every day millions cannot fulfil their most basic needs, let alone attain their dreams. This is just fractions of normal folk whose daily struggles seldom capture world attention and this records the lives of poor people and poverty in rural settings around the world. Indeed picture worths thousand words. Great shot my friend :))
Cricri (124934) 2012-07-25 10:17
Un pays toucher par la pauvreté et la faim, je pense qu'il faut avoir le coeur bien accrocher pour ne pas craquer de voir tant de misčre, bien a toi de nous en faire découvrir en photo, belles harmonie de couleurs dans cette scéne de la dame avec une note intéressante
UlfE (14641) 2012-07-26 13:35
En fin och påpassligt tagen vardagsbilden. Kanske skulle du kompostionsmässigt ha kunnat tagit en något bättre bild, men jag tycker du gör helt rätt som visar den trista byggarbetsplatsmiljön som du nämner i noten. Den rosa hinken och gröna borsten är färgklickar som ökar bildens attraktionskraft. Tack för titten och ha en bra kväll!
Nicou (149898) 2012-07-28 20:22
quelle scčne et iamge quelle vue de cette dame avec son balais et son bidon devant la route et toute l'eau image touchante suepr beocmpo.
Bravo et amitié
baddori (20159) 2012-07-28 23:51
Photos sweet and melancholy.
The context of your gallery that highlights the high tones and contrasts vital to the limit.
Expressive power of feelings or social distress, out of context
Silvio1953 (151743) 2012-07-31 1:05
Ciao Boa, lovely daily life composition with woman at difficult work, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fritzi007 (12124) 2012-10-20 4:34
Women really are more diligent than men, mostly!
Your photo is perfect, congratulations!
Wish you a nice weekend
ikeharel (77325) 2016-02-01 3:08
A great example of women labor in the third-world, and a great capture, photography wise.
Green broom and red backet stand fabulous contrast to the mostly brown scene.
- Copyright: Boa Kristiansson (boa) (7581)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon AF-S 70-200/2.8 G IF-ED VR
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-22 11:35