A hand cart puller pulls his cart thru the water logged streets of Kolkata. These people earn a daily wage of Rs 80-100 (around $2) but the hard work they have to put in is often unimaginable.
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bibs69 (3251) 2006-09-13 9:37
A very impressive picture ! We can feel the hardness of this job, and the amount of effort that this man has to produce to carry this load.
Best regards, Laurent.
Albrecht (11281) 2006-09-13 9:37
Such a picture makes ou always wonder why we are so lucky to be born elsewhere...
A very good and well taken picture, thanks for sharing
~ greetings Albrecht ~
Davids (56) 2006-09-13 9:51
thanks for the note, It makes the photo more usefull.
The composition, theme and colours are great. Shame the man is somehow not interesting, but like I said with the note it's an asset for TE.
rdiaz80 (319) 2006-09-13 9:54
Well captured! I like the way the splashes of water were frozen in time and good texture.
ryno (6863) 2006-09-13 9:57
Hi Anjan, interesting photo & note. I lived in Pakistan for two years and I know what you're talking about. I like this photo partly because it captures the atmosphere of the monsoon. The man's wearied, but determined expression is also telling, while his strange load and the red umbrella in background add further interest. Good photo! Regards,
Galeota (10338) 2006-09-13 9:58
Hello Anjan, this is a superb scene. I'm not very fond of the frame format, but I have praises only for the low angle point of view with which you took this photograph. The rain, or should I say the flood, makes the rest. great capture.
Paolo (41222) 2006-09-13 10:43
Hi Anjan, wonderful shot and a perfect title for that worker IN the moonson!
excellent POV, quality and fantastic colours.
the face and the attitude of the worker is amazing.
jsouris (180) 2006-09-13 11:05
Good picture which show well the hardness of the job.
Perhaps a little too saturated but it could be my screen too...
Thanh U for sharing
king (2905) 2006-09-13 11:12
You are right.
This is hard work under bad conditions.
But your picture is...
Sharpness, colours, composition: all ok.
Huub de K.
stiginthedump (1823) 2006-09-13 11:33
What I love about this photo is the detail and pose of the man as he struggles through the rain. It's nice to see you getting up and close to the action rather than shotting from a distance.
quetzal (3467) 2006-09-13 11:38
Nice and cute picture. This worker seems really tired and the shot shows it very well. It is an impressive situation. Excellent framing.
lucasdasilva (557) 2006-09-13 12:34
A veri good picture which enriches trekearth with message. Life is so hard for these people.
I like you getting so close to action. That is quality of good photographer.
Malyshev (2522) 2006-09-13 12:39
Hi,Anjan! Well captured shot! Very interesting picture from the real life! Regards! Yuri.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-09-13 13:43
seeing your image I can imagine how hard this work is.
A beautiful image of your hero. Well composed with many interesting details.
Thank you for sharing,
Wanda1 (15000) 2006-09-13 14:31
A great expressive shot of this extremely hard life. A nice clear image showing many details in the background, on the water and baskets.
hay_kes (30480) 2006-09-13 15:48
Great worker shot.Exellent details and colours.Very well composed.
arnabchat (7233) 2006-09-13 22:44
just too good for a POV. incredible take. i highly
appreciate where you were standing to get this :) :)
a shot weel captured with the expressions of hardships and situatuin frozen in a frame. great job.
Wishes from Beijing, Arnab
dhurjati (2709) 2006-09-14 3:01
This is fantastic daily life snap of struggles and hard work.I kan see the amount of work that person is doing....it is depicted in his face.The face is also showing a strong determination.Nice sharp picture.Fantastic POV.
delkoo (68) 2006-09-14 3:49
very nice shot of hard worker in Kolkota one can see how is difficult to carry load in the moosson water.
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2006-09-14 5:44
What impresses me most is the details you have managed to get in this one, every rain drop is visible and the warm colours despite what was obviously an overcast day. This is Daily life shot at its best.
axiotea (21649) 2006-09-14 7:53
A well composed image of daily "hard" life shot whith that strong man pulling heavy burden... You caught well the atmosphere of monsoon which is also heavy ,(but necessary). Colors and POV are good too...
All the best,
arjun_das (1851) 2006-09-15 2:34
well depicted shot of the hard daily life of a hand cart puller in rainy season. to add their woes streets are waterlagged due to poor water sewerage system. excellent pov. tfs.
vincz (19113) 2006-09-15 3:24
Hi Anjan. I like so much the face and the attitude of the man in your picture. Really tough man for a really tough job. Your composition is excellent and all this monsoon atmosphere with the flooded street and the drops of rain falling and rebounding on the water on the ground is great. Colours are very nice as well. Good work!
sunilshukla (844) 2006-09-15 4:49
Real good work Anjan, this is the work of a true professional. Good low angle capturing every bit of the hard this man is involved wit.
prezntime (3946) 2006-09-15 6:29
Fantastic document of a daily scene for some and an exotic piece about the labor that some individuals spend their days having to endure. I'll tell you, I really like that the fellow has turned his head to look to the side, I don't believe this shot would have been as strong...great eyes. This shot has a somewhat aomber mood to it, yet with what appears to be red flowers (I've mad a mistake before, I thought a blue bag tied to a tree was a flower in one TE friends photo) floating down the street, the mood is heightened.
I enjoyed this shot very much.
:) be back
pancla (395) 2006-09-16 11:24
Great capture. I like the intense colours and sharpness. The drops make the rest
ksvijayb (385) 2006-09-18 8:55
Such a powerful shot.
The details are amazing and we could feel his hardship and effort..
goodwill (4224) 2006-09-18 15:07
Oh My God,
Nerves of steel and muscles of iron, great will power and he moves on and on. You have waved the magic with the rain drops and with the thud of his feet.
A rare shot Anjan.
Incredible shot, and how did you manage to keep your camera safe in such a weather dear friend?
binita (464) 2006-09-21 3:06
really a hard work. you have captured the wager very well.
pinakie_slg (861) 2006-09-26 3:02
aralda (1240) 2006-09-27 15:55
Another impressive photo from you! The objects on his cart seem to be large baskets. Is that what they are? What are they used for (they seem very big)?
I see it's raining but this guy keeps on pulling his cart nevertheless; he just covered his head with a plastic bag.
prumod (8300) 2006-10-07 12:58
really hard work! you could capture the mood perfectly...
partha (14020) 2006-10-08 12:27
Excellent view. Nice documentation work.Lot of vigor and dynamism in it.
siolaw (38292) 2006-10-08 12:51
Great capture of this worker in full action , monsoon time doesnt make life easier for this type of jobs... Nice saturated colors.. i like the flowers(are they?) floating around...
sebcz (2345) 2006-11-30 4:06
What a shot!
I can almost hear the man puffing with his effort to pull that cart. Awful weather, but well saturated colours and great compo.
faubry (35405) 2006-12-12 4:14
hello Anjan, very beautiful daily life, we can see a hard life from this worker... really great shot
zizzer77 (721) 2006-12-28 7:11
wonderful shoot, you are right, this is a very hard work.
scalerman (26900) 2007-03-31 18:17
A: another amazing image. Great journalistic timing here. Details and sharpness, superb. regards, c
defiant (53) 2007-04-23 2:55
Thanks for sharing a nice photograph. It was very well taken especially the expression of the cart puller added great meaning to the photograph.
vito_vito (11) 2009-06-30 11:42
Difficult to make money, you think it means very beautiful picture with her health.