Not so fast !
Take a look first HERE ....
Do you see the ressemblence ?
That I had in mind seeing these young men exposed to the limit of fysic tolerance by NOISE HEAT and DUST standing together like that statue.
Hard working man labour, drilling holes for dynamite to break the granit in this quarry, the hell of Elephant Rock.
Enjoy it ..... cool and silent behind your dustfree PC-system.
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maphoto (8082) 2005-05-29 20:56
Very good daily life shot Henk, very creative shot, I like it when our imagination works like this. Very sharp photo and nice contrast whit the dust on the left, great timing, well done.
poulinp (4530) 2005-05-29 21:10
Cette photo, par son cadrage et sa composition, démontre bien l'effort de ces jeunes gens ainsi que la chaleur ressentie. La roche jaune accentue cette impression. Bien fait!
MoosicMan (1231) 2005-05-29 21:29
It's a nice shot, very dramatic really. What I like about it is all these diagonal lines throughout the whole frame. Of course the colors and contrast, as compared to the left part filled with dust. Well done.
cam (9041) 2005-05-29 21:50
Hard work,no minimal protection which is standard here.
moment well captured in action with good details.
Furachan (0) 2005-05-30 3:43
Henk, I see a dusty "coconut" fell from the tree for you too, buddy! Great shot, how you graphically lead up to the explosion of DUST from the top right hand corner: every exertion of these unfortunates is bent towards this result, and one can only imagine the noise...! Excellent, original, THE dust photo for me. Francis
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-05-30 4:39
Il y avait en vertical cette fameuse photo des soldats americains plantant un drapeau sur un sommet d'ile pendant la conquête des iles sur le chemin du Japon lors de la dernière guerre mondiale :)))
Maintenant il y aura celle ci avec des personnages tendant vers le sol dans un même mouvement :)))
Les positions corporelles sont extrèmemnt bien prises, l'effort et le but sont collectifs.
C'est une photo qui va au dela la simple prise d'ouvriers au travail...
faubry (35401) 2005-05-30 4:48
j'aime beaucoup ces hommes très occupés et concentrés, belles couleurs également
apache (1426) 2005-05-30 5:12
I like the way you project the hard ways of the working men in my country. You have given a true comparison between this picture and the one about the staue in the marina. Technically, a very sharp and colourful picture, i like how you have framed it with the dust filling up the left of the frame and the men on the right. Nice POV
papagolf21 (82972) 2005-05-30 5:25
Encore une réussite pour représenter le travail pénible des hommes aux quatre coins de la planète. La photo en atelier est excellente et nous fait comprendre les tâches difficiles pour certains.
La qualité est toujours présente dans vos photographies et j'apprécie grandement.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-05-30 6:50
A very good capture of a difficult daily life momment. Very well captured and framed. Dynamic and impressive.
Ps: I already make the contact you ask.
Well done and composed.
sandip (3492) 2005-05-30 7:17
fine transition from the right to left. I see this one as an action photo here. I know how much people are working hard for this kind of job. Somewhere in Andhra Pradesh ,when i was there ,i have seen those people.A real hard photo with nice color of the stone.
jjbach (9324) 2005-05-30 7:52
Excellent shot, very dynamic full of action. The the explosion of the dust is really the dominant element in this picture. Very impressive!! The resemblance with the sculpture of the workshop is great. Excellent work!
jhm (134440) 2005-05-30 8:14
En wij maar de werven bezoeken betreffende de veiligheid, als ik dit zie krijg ik zowat de kriebels, het mooie is dat, dit beeld gebracht wordt door mensen die zich nutraal kunnen gedragen, en dat de drie arbeiders zich niet bewust zijn van de gevaren.
Het is een zeer mooi en scherp gemaakte foto Henk, proficiat voor dit gepresteerde werk!
gaby (19819) 2005-05-30 8:32
A nice shot (the dust is incredible) but a sad note (good ressemblance with the statue ) - It's the same problem in Africa (I think so to the work of the children and the work of women)-
Sorry for my bad english -
Paker (2650) 2005-05-30 9:24
Very informative, well done shot. and the note too. Thanks for bringing this image to us.
weswang (18223) 2005-05-30 12:00
Hi Henk, A very dynamic action of the men in work picture. The dust generated from the drilling can be clear seen in this well taken picture. The three characters are very intense on their duty. A well taken picture with nice contrast, clarity.
entrelec (8328) 2005-05-30 12:10
What a dynamic one.Half of the picture sharp and half in the dust.
I was looking at your portfolio 2 days ago and saw this portrait of a woman dansor(Bharatanatyam), I realized after a while I saw her before; almost the same, only the color of the sari is different, it was on the jacket of a doble CD; a marvelous one where you can hear the little bells of the dansor with the music.
Do you know this doble CD?
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-05-30 13:48
Yes the ressemblence is amazing,
excellent portrait of the three man at work.I whonder how one can do such a hard work with those simple shoes on...
nbournas (3229) 2005-05-30 17:44
Your note did put everything in perspective. We ususally appreciate the sclptor but not the workers that give the sculptor the first material for their work. Good job.
ChrisJ (94348) 2005-05-31 5:20
I think I'll move to the right! A good daily life shot with excellent color sharpness & pov. I like the backdrop of the yellow, ochre colored rock. Well done!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-05-31 10:13
interesting work here, I like the way you took this shot, very good white dust flying around, I like the guys expressions, very nicely done, well done
robiuk (10807) 2005-05-31 16:31
Wasn't active for a few days and therefore found this subject surprising (got used to your other subjects, I suppose).
Nevertheless, The composition is spot-on and the paralel drawn with the workshop photo very useful as otherwise many wouldn't recognise the main quality of this pic.
I'd like to know whether colours are extra-saturated (by camera settings or in an editor) or is this saturation 'as it is' = 0?
PS. Just wanted to let you know that MY computer is far from being dust-free! lol
AnimeshRay (9083) 2005-06-01 0:18
This is a good depiction of the hard work and unhealthy conditions of stone breaking.
But this hardship pales before what I had seen just 20 years ago. In New Delhi during its early expansion in the 70s crews of 100 or so women, mostly Bheels, a tribal people of Rajsthan, prized for their strength and resistance to hardship, would arrive at the scene. The roadside would be lined by massive granite boulders. One woman would sit on the rock holding a massive iron crow bar on the solid rock. Another, sturdier, woman would hoist a gigantic hammer at least 20 lbs and swing it down on the crow bar. A third person, usually a child, would pour water into the crack made by the crowbar. Little by little the rod will get into the rock. Subsequently they would hammer it out, and a team of men would come to instert dynamite sticks into it to crack the rocks. This would go on for whole summer months. I am sure this kind of activity still goes on in some places in India.
keribar (43841) 2005-06-02 13:14
I am really impressent by the resemblence, and even without the statue this one is stunning with the action, the dust, and you almost feel the intense heat. But I've learned something in so many years.. Can you say that these hard working guys are very unhappy ? Men all over the world tend to get used to the the worse situations. We always like to compare.
Keep well Henk - Izzet
- Copyright: oochappan as (oochappan) (22043)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, RAW, ISO-200
- Exposure: f/11, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-29 20:43