I went in to this rice-field, smelling the hay under a blistering sun, watching these women bringing in the rice putting them to haystacks to be threshed later, sometimes they put the hay on the road to be threshed by passing cars and lorries. You always have to take care when you pass with a bike to avoid that the hay would stick in to your chain.
The richness of Tamil Nadu has grown out of the farmer's agriculture of rice, the barn of gold of the South.
The countryside is a delight to bike around, it is so vast and so refreshing to discover the pure hospitality of the hard working farmers.
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bantonbuju (51815) 2006-08-26 4:29
much different from your "usual" style of staying close to the people, and i think its good to have a different view from time to time, and this workfleid was a perfect occassion for it;
these scattered women in fancy colours look really good in the golden tones of the hay;
robertosalguero (288) 2006-08-26 4:30
this picture is very interesting. I see women in India do a lot of heavy work on a daily basis.
Well taken picture. Light and exposure are perfect. Good colours and sharpness too.
arjun_das (1851) 2006-08-26 4:30
nice capture of women at work. very contrasting colours. handling of light is good too. tfs.
binita (464) 2006-08-26 4:32
the activity of the ladies can be well assumed from this picture. the colour contrast is also good.
dougie (2972) 2006-08-26 4:34
A very interesting picture with much to look at. Some women posing and others continuing work. Colours are very attractive. Your note is very useful. Thanks.
faubry (35447) 2006-08-26 4:38
hello henk, cette photo me fait penser à une que j'ai déjà postée!! la vie rurale est très bien rendue ici, et les couleurs sont superbes, je trouve dommage que les personnages soient tous trop loin...
deblink (2548) 2006-08-26 4:41
This is a great shot of women being extremely busy with the rice harvest. You can almost feel the heat from looking at the photo. The sky is a magnificent blue which matches many of the women's blue clothing. I love the photo, thank you for sharing.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-08-26 5:00
a very nice image of these hard working women.
Did you notice that some of them stopped their work posing for you;)
A nice composition of their life with extraorinary colours.
delkoo (68) 2006-08-26 5:19
nice one henk
beautiful colours and social report where only women works.
tcht (7565) 2006-08-26 5:55
Beautiful colors and perspective. I like how there's a vast area of hay below the woman showing the scale of the place. Good bright pleasant shot.
kermit350 (9016) 2006-08-26 6:45
Hello Henk, I like much the environment which emerges from this composition, clearness is perfect as well as the soft colors of the straws and of the characters which cohabits perfectly with sky, this image is extremely dynamic, that moves of everywhere, that makes me think of the expression which says to seek a rice grain in a bundle of hay, sincerely
blakitan (1311) 2006-08-26 7:43
Greatly capturing this rice harvesting activity. Nicely composed picture.
Sharp, clear, great details.
Have a nice weekend
cunejo200 (7281) 2006-08-26 8:17
A high quality image showing Indian women at work. Your Note about rice threshing reminds me about the same practice in the Philippines. Gorgeous colors, and good sharpness. Best wishes. Danilo
Floydian (30970) 2006-08-26 10:29
Hoezo knetterhard licht.....jeeminee, dit is bijna ondoenelijk.
Toch heb je er een mooi rijtje van weten te maken, en zoals altijd zijn eht weer de vrouwen die werken.
Mooie diepte gecreeerd door de voorgrond er flink in mee te nemen...
erdna (5711) 2006-08-26 10:41
A picture with a good contrast between the working women in mostly blue clothing against the golden hay. It is a good photo of the women actually doing the work. But why does the men not do it? What do the men do? This is very strange to me.
Angelillo (9374) 2006-08-26 11:11
Great compo, givin so big space to the rice-field. I like its colour and its détail. Undoubtely, these women in blue (mostly) attracts the attention even more, by the color, by the line that they form, by their humanity shown in the different attitudes, its glances. Very nice shot! Thanks.
jhm (157878) 2006-08-26 12:07
Als ik mij niet vergis spreek u altijd over landbouwers, maar ik meen dat het landbouwsters zijn die de zaak moeten rechthouden, dit beeld doet mij onmiddellijk denken aan mijn vroege kinderjaren toen iedereen op het veld stond als de oogst er aan kwam, ik vind dit een goede foto met een goede echte kleur zeker mooi samengesteld!
prumod (8300) 2006-08-26 14:02
this is very beautiful composition... the contrast between the colors are very nice... good theme henk..
carper (96) 2006-08-26 14:02
prachtig al die kleuren in dat stro, mooi genomen foto, uitstekende kwaliteit.
cam (9043) 2006-08-26 17:07
I like the contrast between the golden hay and the blue of the worker's dress.Very animated and no machine visible.Everything must be handmade.
Daily life well illustrated.
Have a good WE
Gerrit (52123) 2006-08-27 7:41
mooie breed opgezet scilderij. het heeft iets van een 19e eeuws genrestuk met het gouden ngraan en de kleurige dorsters.
Click3 (1886) 2006-08-27 9:00
Henk this is a very interesting & attractive composition...one is captured to see all the different details- behaviours. Plus the contrasting colours & overall quality are really superb. Muy Bueno ! Saludos, Robert
RADEEH (2802) 2006-08-27 12:43
Happy to see the activities out there. The composition tells us the importance of the agricultural India. Thanks for this wonderful document on rice cultivation.It looks like the women are wearing some sort of uniform.Hope the rains will be the same next and coming years.
berek (50506) 2006-08-28 1:46
you catch field worker very effective. I like sense of the picture. good colours and composition my friend. have a nice week.
my overall evaluation -> :-)))
t0mmm1 (5442) 2006-08-28 11:58
wonderful capture of this so important moment in farmer's life. The colours are in wonderful contrast (blue dresses - gold rice). Wonderful!
Have a nice day,
thaprem (2558) 2006-09-01 8:23
Rice..Rice..All around... Rather, Paddy...
Life of our land in a elaborate painting!!!
chaity (1539) 2006-09-13 21:42
Hi Henk, I like the dominating part of hay at the bottom part. The workers make a good frame for this photo. The message of barn of gold is really strong.
- Copyright: oochappan as (oochappan) (16173)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-02-06
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, 24-70mm f/2.8L, RAW
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Rice Fields and the People "III", Hay stackes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-26 4:26