Again this is another phenomenon of poor people living in the country sides of China. This lady is removing the mud from the roots of the plant with a bamboo and she is going to sell the roots which are believed able to treat some kind of illness in the free market.
China still has a long road to ride to match that like in North America which we are luckily living now in term of 'Evenly distribute the treasures between riches and poor' and 'human equality'
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jacquest (18227) 2013-11-24 7:54
Another fine image of daily life. The woman is well placed in the picture and her work is neatly showing. The blurred tip of the bamboo stick indicates movement. Hope she got enough roots for good sale.
ourania (27060) 2013-11-24 9:07
a well framed and interesting daily life scene with a deep background full of information and reference. I like your low point of view that makes the scene more comprehensible and its impact stronger. I think I would like the image to be a bit brighter and with stronger contrast but realize that the lighting conditions and the movement of the stick would hardly allow that, maybe you could enhance them in post processing, though. I like very much the thoroughness of the picture in terms of details. The man who has raised his arm in the distance mirrors the angle of the stick thus making an unexpected connection with the foreground. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
silah (1960) 2013-11-24 14:13
Life is so hard for some people. You well present feeling of the lady on her face. TFS, GREETINGS, Salih
williewhistler (12725) 2013-11-25 2:05
you have portrayed very well the hardships that some people have to endure to simply make a living.
The movement of the stick adds an extra dimension to a well considered composition with the drab BG showing the environment perfectly.
Fine documentary photography.
Kind regards Les.
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2013-11-26 13:15
Hi dear Anna
I like this kind of shot so much. Full of daily life, very vivid life nd vigor can be shared through your nice postings. Her severe expression is so attractive and also meaningful.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero from Tokyo
aleXundar (1256) 2013-11-28 8:40
A hard-hitting daily life shot.
As far as the 'shot' is concerned, it very well composed with good details and colors.
But I think, your feeling and sympathetic gesture put life in the frame... and that is also a great quality of the photographer. It looks as if with every hit of the stick, the lady is trying to remind the viewer of her hardship...And that is 'the' essence of the shot.
Keep it up.
pajaran (48889) 2013-11-28 8:57
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku, sa opisom trenutka ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pozkazana gospodja koja radi.
Sve je vise siromasnih ljudi u svetu.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about place and time, with a description of the moment ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice lady who works shown.
It's more poor people in the world.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
holmertz (37589) 2013-11-28 11:25
This is a good and interesting photo. It is well taken from a low POV, at the same level of the woman, and it also gives us an idea of the area in the background. Good photos can get even better, and make their message stronger, with some basic treatment. If you have a programme for post-processing you could very easily have made this a bit clearer and added more contrast and sharpness. I would have been glad to show you, but unfortunately I am not allowed any more workshop today.
Nicou (117196) 2013-11-29 5:19
quelle scène touchant quelle iamge de cet dame au travila quelle position sur le sol quelle souplesse et ce mouvement sueprbe compo.
bravo et amitié
zoomer (6) 2013-12-08 8:06
Hi,love this daily life scene which is so interesting from the foreground to the back.The muted colors create a special atmosphere.Friendly regards Wolf.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-12-17 17:42
oh, this makes me sad. life is so unfair to so many. most (fi not all) americans could not even begin to imagine this kind of subsistence, which you have powerfully portrayed in your photograph.
but what really attracted me to your shot is the tonality ~ the lighting and shades of colors is both appealing and effective. nicely done.
serp2000 (38297) 2013-12-24 9:33
Ni hao, Anna,
yes, I was in China a few years ago. I like your social report from your country. Impressive moment, very unusual photo work for the TE. Thanks!
fabbs99 (16069) 2013-12-27 18:33
Impressive shot of the poor lady from countryside in China.Excellent point of view and tight framing.Very well done,TFS.
macjake (52830) 2014-01-23 17:38
well, you certainly hit the mark on this one.
TE is suppose to be about learning the world through photos, and this does exactly that.
poor lady, really feel bad for her.
sad to see her doing this, seems so tedious.
good reportive photograph though