We were going from Osiyan to Jaisalmer, through the Thar desert, when we saw the roadworks. The view of the women working so hard in blazing sun, dressed in colourful saris, was amazing. I made this photo from a moving car. I wished we could stop and had a closer look. In order to reduce the speed of the car, they put some heaps of stones on the road. Our driver was not careful enough and the tyre was flat. I was glad that my wish was fulfilled :). We had to stop and I could make some shots of the women having break. We also could have "family photos" with them, see WS.
I know that sky is noisy but I find the scene interesting.
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arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-16 1:18
your travel photos are real good and informative like this. Sharp daily life picture..
serp2000 (40858) 2011-10-16 1:25
Very picturesque photo, good colours management, attractive composition and outstanding composition of the roadworkers. You are lucky photographer! TFS!
jemaflor (86462) 2011-10-16 1:29
Very colourful clothes for these people, well taken during action, perfect brightness and sharpness, ideal result.
lousat (78919) 2011-10-16 1:36
Hi Malgo,no problem about the noise in the sky,this composition is beautiful,what a moment and what a lot of people and colors,very interesting scene of indian daily life and impressive sharpness too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ChrisJ (100528) 2011-10-16 2:03
A superb daily life scene of the roadworkers with their colorful attire. Good sharpness & well composed with a wide angled panoramic view. Tfs!
limielski (0) 2011-10-16 2:06
Ciekawa scena z wieloma kolorowymi postaciami. Wszystko dobrze wykadrowane, naturalne, niepozowane. Ładna wspaniala kompozycja!
Jak przygotowania do podrozy?
PaulVDV (23033) 2011-10-16 2:52
The brilliant colours of the dresses of the women make us almost forget the very hard life of these road workers.
But the picture is an excellent testimony of the difficult conditions in which some people work.
It's one of the most colourful images that anyone can make about the daily life anywhere.
The composition is very good with the women arriving at one side from over the hill and leave at the other end.
I see that one woman helps the man to cut off the dry ground. On the other hand I don't really know which of both tasks is the hardest.
Best regards, Paul
snunney (86222) 2011-10-16 3:27
A sight we are certainly not used to in Western Europe. A well presented documentary image with good colours and sharpness.
dale54 (6673) 2011-10-16 4:23
tfs! hi malgorzata! great shot,everyone is working so hard!very nice color and light! good stuff!have a great day! dr
jester5 (2022) 2011-10-16 4:23
A lovely series of images-good composition,colour and clarity.
Sergiom (62672) 2011-10-16 4:32
Quand on n'a pas de tracteurs sous la main, c'est toujours utile d'utiliser les têtes de ces belles dames pour transporter la terre. Les couleurs de leurs vêtements sont magnifiques, mais ou sont les hommes.
holmertz (42629) 2011-10-16 7:27
The women form a great, colourful semicircle around the man in white. The diagonal line of the hillside also plays a part for the composition. I find it just slightly overexposed, visible mainly in the man's clothes, but it's such a good picture that it doesn't really matter. The workshops are very interesting too.
No further comments :-)
macjake (57656) 2011-10-16 10:39
thank goodness for the flat tire eh!
yes you're right, the scene is a great one, and one that should be captured.
I like how the people are spread all about the frame, not just in one locations. The blazing hot sun made for a difficult exposure, but again, its the people and colors that steal the show.
enjoy your day
Fis2 (87203) 2011-10-16 13:13
Ciekawa scena z zycia.
Ladny kadr i charakterystyczne kolory.
tyro (20884) 2011-10-16 14:29
This, and your workshop pictures, are wonderful captures of life in India. It really is amazing that these women carry out this heavy work - and all in such beautiful elegant and colourful clothes! What are the men all doing while these ladies toil away?
This picture is perhaps just a little overexposed but the other two workshop pictures are perfect. A great comment on life in India.
edge (6755) 2011-10-16 18:17
Hello Malgorzata, Color color color. I really enjoy seeing these people in their vivid clothing. Red seems to dominate but yellows and blues also appear. It is a pity to see that women have to do this type of work, but other lands, other customs. I am guessing that the person in the center might be a man, but who knows. Not easy to see any faces as they are turned away for the most part. Geez, I cannot imagine riding along in a bus in the middle of nowhere. But good for you. You are getting some great shots. Warm Regards, Roger.
jjcordier (77306) 2011-10-16 22:16
Encore une superbe scène de vie au Rajasthan très colorée et très intéressante. La composition est excellente mais je trouve l'image un peu trop claire (sur mon écran!)
ikeharel (59343) 2011-10-17 2:39
Colorful taken photo, and a document showing women labor on SE-Asia. They work hard!
Good POV on road side, even an old man participate in this task. What a moment...
dkmurphys (50350) 2011-10-17 2:56
Lovely colors in this Indian scene. Again, very picturesque and attractive. Well catch, have a nice week.