Tanji is a village on the Atlantic coast. The people belonging to the Wolof tribe live from fishing. The fishermen are welcomed by a thousand women who carry the fish in colored plastic containers at shore, clean the fish and sell the fish. A great experience to join. It is a miracle that the boats do not sink. It is for sure hard work for women and men. Even Young children are involved. Perhaps the biggest threat for the people here are the big fishing tawlers from industrialized countries who are fishing the sea empty “stealing” the fish from the local people leaving them with less jobs, income and food. Ingrid
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pauloog (11745) 2009-07-15 13:20
Een kleurrijk spektakel tegen een mooie blauwgrijze achtergrond, en interessant van inhoud dank zij je goede nota.
jimmj63 (2295) 2009-07-15 23:53
splendid view of this four women waiting. very good the contrast from the reflections and the dark of the sky and the humans.
burraburra (1219) 2009-07-16 0:46
Beautiful shot. Nice clean clear and sharp.
Colours are wonderful. DOF is great.
mafegan (8622) 2009-07-16 4:05
The coloured clothing of the waiting women is a brilliant contrast against the thick cloudy sky and the grey sea. So sharp throughout. Tfs, Marlene
Tipuss (673) 2009-07-17 4:52
I like your beautiful picture! The silvering water is fascinating me. Wonderful colors of the dresses.
holmertz (33511) 2009-07-28 12:21
I was absolutley sure I had commented on this picture long ago. Must have forgotten to click the "add"-button. What I believe I wrote was that this is a classic scene. Throughout history women have waited patiently and nervously for their men to come back from the sea alive, hopefully bringing a good catch. It's a well composed picture of great beauty, and my only minor criticism is that it has a blueish hue that could easily have been adjusted in pp.