Astonished from the first time I saw this granite-quarry two weeks before, I took Maciek along to discover it again and he was really impressed. He went on alone and surprisingly he saw the same on a different moment.
Maybe I am a slow editor but I didn't want to rehold you my capture of this miraculous environment, an incredible white landscape where work is done at high temparatures, no wind to cool off the working people so tiny in these immens pits.
You find this quarry here at Madurai near the Elephant Rock at 12km outside town, a must to see.
Have a nice weekend !
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everlasting (15238) 2005-07-30 4:56
I thought it was a Lowry painting.
Such a strange landscape, must be unbearbale to work there with the high temperatures.
pione (2031) 2005-07-30 5:00
S U P E R! Grandissima immagine, contiene tanta storia, gli uomini sembrano formichine, ognuna col suo compito. Complimenti!!
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-07-30 5:48
Strong graphism in this well composed picture.
The "islands" of the workers and their bycicles in this white landscape look great.
The lorry in the upper left corner is a nice colorspot.
kikvel (4784) 2005-07-30 6:15
I can almost feel the scorching heat
from this POV they seem like small toy soldiers
please check your email friend
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-07-30 6:17
Bien pris et surtout pour la vue complete de cet endroit très attirant en couleurs.
Les personnages me font penser à ces bagnes du siècle dernier, casseurs de cailloux dans des conditions difficiles, où l'homme est petit devant l'ampleur de la tache.
lestans (17168) 2005-07-30 12:21
Another great picture of hard work in India, Tamil. I t is terrible to imagine these people working in the heath, in the sun. And your shot make me really feel all that white stone, and the strong heath, and people so small, so undefended.
sarju (5324) 2005-07-30 14:13
looks like ants at work ... very impressed
and yes I do see that colourful truck in this photo that really enhances this shot ... can't believe what else you ar beholding from the TE ... thanks for bringing it in open
cheers ... sarju
elihesamian (26149) 2005-07-30 14:26
Oh!..Oh!...What strange and unique shot/place Henk!
Amazing environment,indeed made viewer surprise and it's a wonderful workplace,Thanks a lot for sharing it with us,a great daily life picture,great POV,EXCELLENT at all,Henk!
Best to You
maki (0) 2005-07-30 19:04
Amazing picture. I like here especially this contrast between white ground and colour peoples. Here we have a lot of stories in one picture. Lovely, beautiful, charming photo. maki
cessy (13647) 2005-07-31 2:37
this is also amazing
great angle. I wish to see it in a great print
huynt (5079) 2005-07-31 6:32
As a painting in this great landscape. well POV and composition. Thanks
eco (112) 2005-07-31 15:55
very nice landscape
very intresting details
thaprem (2558) 2005-08-01 3:32
What else is left out of Madurai?...
But then you surprise with something else always & again we are dumb struck!!..
I long to do some of my home town..
Stepan (27210) 2005-08-01 15:09
A real strange place giving a real strange picture !
The depth is strange too, with the bicycle as big as the colored truck (I like very well).
A great job, quite original in your gallery.
fayeulle (27827) 2005-08-03 5:33
This is india. How many people will live here in 2010 ? Amazing picture with some bad feeling about the life of these guys.
opk (91) 2005-08-07 11:26
Certainly is an astonishing view. Lots of little details in all parts of the picture. The details are all nice and sharp and the overall colour is fantastic.
crhieatt (5347) 2005-09-08 17:16
Lovely shot Henk, brimming with little detail. Oddly it reminds me of illustrations in a childrens' book - like little stick people undertaking some activity or another - I think this may be due to the "painterly" quality of the shot.
carper (96) 2005-10-06 12:46
eentje uit U archief Henk,
schitterend, alsof het getekend is op een wit papier, uitstekende foto, zeer orgineel, uitstekend werk.
- Copyright: oochappan as (oochappan) (16171)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, RAW, ISO-200
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/640 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-30 4:31
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