Whilst roaming the back-streets of Changsha I came across this interesting scene. These men were painting the wall of an apartment block (there were actually 8 of them altogether) suspended 6 floors above the ground.
I guess what attracted me to the scene in the first place was their sheer daring, but then I saw the semblance. They were just like flies on a wall, doing there work, unperturbed by the fact that that the slightest of errors could send them to their death on the concrete pavement 40 meters below.
My focusing was a little off here and I did try to correct it before posting. But Dpbours, has done a brilliant job fixing the problem with his workshop. Check it out.
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Dpbours (222) 2007-09-25 19:23
I really like the composition you got here. Nice symmetry in it and it shows how Chinese labourers need to work with very little safety equipment...
I have to say that the photograph could do with more sharpness and some adjustments in the tones. I added a workshop! :-)
randompics (955) 2007-09-26 1:51
dougie (2966) 2007-09-27 13:29
Yes, not much evidence of health and safety here. Well spotted and composed. I wondered if a wider shot showing some height may have been good as well but here you can see what they have to do in such a precarious position. The W/S ;ppks good. Nice one. Thanks.
dareco (17134) 2007-09-29 17:56
I don't know how I missed this!! I think it's great. It makes me thankful for MY job!! TFS
scroller (3441) 2007-10-05 22:45
Funny picture and a great pov. Its a very symetric photo with the ropes hanging side by side and a painter an each.
MLINES (12516) 2007-10-13 0:47
Hi Terry. I saw some window cleaners using the same technique in Dalian about 20 floors up. They must be brave workers. Good clarity and close cropping. TFS. Murray.
- Copyright: Terry Stillman (tsti003) (285)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 90-300 f/4.5-5.6
- Exposure: 1/501 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-25 17:11