On our way to Sholingar to see the famous temples on the hill, we had to pass through this little village. I took this shot from the car as we were already late. You see manual threshing here. Threshing is the loosening of the edible part of a crop from the stalk. It is done after harvesting and before winnowing. Here it is done with paddy stalks. These people can't afford machines and hence do it by hands.
I have posted another shot in the WS
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jacquest (18429) 2012-02-08 3:49
A very nice daily life scene with these people in full action. The little girl is the only one who seems to have spotted you. I like the mood of this image with natural colors and excellent sharpness.
Have a nice day
bayno (18342) 2012-02-08 4:12
The scene is really delicious and well-framed, I also like the square cut, the child became aware of you and looks at you with suspicion, the shot is perfectly in focus but in my opinion lack of brilliance and saturation of colors, I made 2 WS, one color and one in B & W, hope you like it,
warm regards, Valter
serp2000 (38980) 2012-02-08 4:17
Good report from the Indian rural daily life. One interesting detail is that all, who could work, do it.
jhm (136868) 2012-02-08 4:26
Lovely farmers picture, exactly a old painting with these family as subject.
Elders and woman and children
Lovely depth and perfect perspective.
Nice compostion and excellent captured
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (56819) 2012-02-08 5:05
Au moins ce sont les hommes qui travaillent. Les vieilles femmes et les enfants observent. On sent une légère brume dans l'air, qui adoucit les angles.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2012-02-08 7:24
Hello Dear Lakshmi!
This is indeed daily life captured nicely for us. Before I had looked into the details of the image I realized that a small child, who is sitting on the ground in the lower right hand corner, is looking directly into your camera thus into our direction. I wonder how the scene, unfolding before her eyes, presented itself to her. Looking at her family member working in the field, she is taking a part as a small child not yet up to the task planned for her. The labour intensive nature of the work is very nicely presented for us. The activity in action, the photo captures in a very lively way the work in progress. The unspoiled image of the rural village is very pleasant to my eyes. The spontaneous nature of this image is a very positive part of the photo, very nicely discovered and captured!
With my very best and warmest regards,
Have a very lovely day, Lakshmi
holmertz (38851) 2012-02-08 7:58
I like the colours, activities and atmosphere of this photo. It is pleasant to watch and teaches us something about the world. It lacks however some contrast and clarity. I see you have already received workshops but I still decided to make another one. I hope you won't mind.
saxo042 (37066) 2012-02-08 9:09
This is a very interesting capture of daily life, showing this old method of threshing. A picture that is full of life and colours. This is a very fine TE contribution!
cornejo (29487) 2012-02-08 10:09
Hi Lakshmi, interesting image of these people working, I like more the image contrast, sharpness and good picture quality. Good and nice job very well done, congratulations friend of mine. Good afternoon and happy week. Tfs.
pajaran (49784) 2012-02-08 11:53
Stari nacin vrsidbe zita ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i prikaz, lepe boje.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
Kod nas i dalje Sibirska zima, vlada je proglasila varednu situaciju u zemlji.
The old way of threshing grain ...
Good time recording and display, beautiful colors.
Good work with beautiful photography workshop.
Have a nice and successful day.
With us still Siberian winter, the government has declared a situation of emergency in the country.
All the best.
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-02-08 11:57
Wonderful composition with this family at work. Seems to be like a painting. Well seen! Congratulations!
All the best,
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-08 12:33
a superb daily life photo... not an easy work, I like the composition and the timing, superb colours and details, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
patdeph (35748) 2012-02-08 12:42
this is a very beautiful scene,exotic and colorful,where we can feel the quietness of the life.There is something wrong with the colors, but I find the WS of Gert very good.
fanni (14377) 2012-02-08 13:29
this is an excellent, perfectly composed photo!
It is interesting to guess what each of these people (especially including the sitting lady and the child shyly looking at the photographer) may be thinking and talking about..
I like the softness and "quietness" of the colours and the slight haze (if I am not mistaken it is a bit hazy picture). So, in this respect, my opinion is different from "bayno"'s who offered workshop versions.
TopGeo (38196) 2012-02-08 13:36
Beautiful photo with fantastic composition, scene in WSs and incredible colours.
A very nice daily life scene
This is truly a beauty of daily life and work with hands
shevchenko (19051) 2012-02-09 0:06
Lively daily life shot to show a group of people that working together at the paddy field, just look like a happy family, a view that full with harmonious feel, interesting composition, thanks for sharing.
ikeharel (54397) 2012-02-09 1:04
People at work, by hands, well collected in their action, Lakshmi.
The small girl on right gave you a special look...
Cheers for a fine taken image.
eldancer1 (26228) 2012-02-09 14:18
Very nice documentation of the daily life of people, and this reminds of my old country the Philippines we used treshed rice in the our farm. Good pov and dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
Nicou (118372) 2012-02-09 20:23
quelle sècne et compo superbe ces gens en plein travail un labeur dur superbe avec la jeune assis sur le sol qui nous regard, très bel ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (83342) 2012-02-10 0:30
I like this daily life shot.
Good reportorial photo.
Silvio1953 (118527) 2012-02-11 3:20
Ciao Lakshmi, lovely composition with nice people, beautiful daily life scene, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
PaulVDV (21245) 2012-02-12 13:58
A very beautiful daily life-picture with the farmers in full action at work.
Well composed. Beautiful natural colours.
I like that suspicious look of the little girl :)
Best regards, Paul
jmdias (53647) 2012-02-17 15:30
it is a pity the "fog effect" in the image, maybe a reflection of the light in the glass of the car. very nice image showing the hard work, like in the far past. personages working and well positioned. the small girl didn't like your camera. haha.
nikkitta (14036) 2012-03-12 16:37
Great capture of daily live in India, everybody working and the girl watching reproaching at you
Color are good but with more contrast and clarity ( as in the WS) It improves a lot
Informative and interesting note
Greetings and TFS