It's planting season and just a bit of fun upload today, not sure how well it will be received and I don't mean to offend anyone.
A shot I just couldn't resist though, of wet paddy field in the outskirt of Solo, Central Java taken on a particularly beautiful morning. I had been watching these women folk from some distance for quite a while, patiently waiting for these five to synchronize in unison before firing the shutter.
Planting rice indeed is a hard work and most is done manually and it is back-breaking task spending over eight hours daily in the fields under the scorching sun.
A slice of rural daily life activity I love to observe and shoot which I find extremely captivating how they interact with their environments as they provide a colourful visual aspect. They are a true gift which also allows a story to be formed in viewer's mind......
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EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-30 8:03
A fantastic scene, Abmdsudi! I love the composition with the reflections!
Do not worry about giving offense with this shot. It is so far from "sexy" that I would not have known differently had you said these were men and not women. Instead, you have very successfully conveyed the difficulty of the work, as my back hurts after looking at this image for only a few minutes!
rychem (13720) 2013-10-30 8:41
I must smile, we all look so from the back, but I like the repetition of the same poses and reflections in shallow water, I can imagine how much hurt their backs on the job
holmertz (31340) 2013-10-30 8:47
I think this is a great photo. It is certainly quite simple, not fabulously artistic, but it is eye-catching, the colours are attractive and the composition is well balanced. There is nothing wrong with a photo that makes me smile. You made a fine observation and I am glad you couldn't resist this shot.
ourania (18704) 2013-10-30 10:27
graphism in the paddy field! A wonderful tight composition with delightful rhythm and a fine play of symmetry in the reflections. I like very much the original composition and framing, the well set depth and rich colours that have made of the wearisome rural work such an agreeable and iconic image. Superb work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Fis2 (77022) 2013-10-30 10:33
Curious reportage photo.
Interesting reflections and colors.
I like this daily life shot.
olive224 (2569) 2013-10-30 10:55
Funny image !! I like this presentation of bottoms !!
The reflections are great and the colors and light very nice
Very well done ;)
kato (9556) 2013-10-30 11:02
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the spectacle in which women are transplanting rice seedlings in paddy field. It's effective for the contrast of finish and before of rice-planting. Surely, it's hard work to do it by hand, as you note in here. The reflection of farmers projected to the water on rich soil draws out a good effect in this image.
Cricri (92249) 2013-10-30 11:28
Très jolie scène de la culture du riz prise dans la douceur du matin, la lumière est douce et donne de superbe reflets et des couleurs très attrayantes, très belle réalisation et présentation
parvatibb (1085) 2013-10-30 12:36
I like your POV. Very colorful and bright! Great reflections. Patients pay the price!!
dkmurphys (42567) 2013-10-31 1:07
Very nice working scene. I like the artistic way you've captured this. The colors and the contrasts are perfect!
Have a good day.
mirosu (8186) 2013-10-31 1:16
Excellent detail action photo with very nice vibrant colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The reflections in water are outstanding. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done my friend.
Noel_Byrne (13416) 2013-10-31 6:33
Perfect timing to give rise to tis fine composition, and a title that made me smile!! Its brilliant that these women are wearing such colors too, because with that and their reflection, it brings so much life to the scene. The little dots of greenery in the water is excellent too, breaking the whole foreground in a great way.
Have a great day
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-31 9:23
Ha ha! Love the cheeky humour in this image, Ambdsudi!
Original and funny! Nicely captured.
pajaran (41759) 2013-10-31 10:05
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i refleks na vodi.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the place and time ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and showed reflex on water.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
rbassin (13381) 2013-10-31 11:21
une très belle scène, vous avez su attendre le bon moment pour déclancher.
Effet de reflets ajoute un plus à cette séquence de travail.
adramad (30951) 2013-10-31 12:55
A superb composition, showing us this magnificent scene of rural life in the area, this group of people working in the rice paddies, magnificent as the two distinct areas of the image, the surface water in the foreground and the green of the field and people behind.
A perfect colorful natural.
A very bright image with optimum clarity.
Enjoy a great weekend.
Silvio1953 (105599) 2013-10-31 13:18
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely daily life composition with fascinating reflections, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Waylim (23320) 2013-10-31 18:55
Looks just like from my hometown. A very nostalgic image for me. I can still vividly remember playing in the field, catching frogs, crkckets, glass hoppers...and playing in the mud...those were the days of innocence and carefree.
This is a classic daily image of people working hard on the land. A very humble way of life. Beautiful colors of each famers...The reflections makes it very special and artistic in composition.
shevchenko (18725) 2013-11-01 1:16
Good pov and good frame to show a group of farmers working at the paddy field, informative note to introduce their daily life too, nice green plants and reflection on the water, attractive countryside view in a sunny day, good shoot.
delpeoples (48660) 2013-11-01 4:49
A wonderful scene where the people have made an impressive graphism, as have their reflections, with make a stunning impact. I love the silvery-blue water and the Rule of Thirds framing. The white frame complements it nicely.
Great job, have a lovely Friday
krzychu30 (12759) 2013-11-01 8:05
rice fields are something I´d like to experience for my own(I´ve heard on Bali are really beautiful).
Beautiful combination of strong,vivid colors and lovely reflections in the water.
And of course your POV from behind,which makes it quite funny to look at:)
eldancer1 (20824) 2013-11-01 9:51
Scenes like this makes me very homesick of my old country. Although my family farm was planted with sugarcane, rice was always in the background. It is a hard work but family must survive. Great pov and awesome documentation of farm life. Good lighting and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
mkamionka (27089) 2013-11-02 6:53
fantastic composition. It is always interesting to see people at work but here it is so much more: amazing geometry with the repeated motif of a bend human and the reflections.
jemaflor (74108) 2013-11-03 9:20
Good photogenic visual impact with these reflections, great brightness and contrast of colors, well managed, tfs.
Juzo (4284) 2013-11-03 21:32
What a nice symmetry here, and such a classic SE Asian scene - wonderful atmosphere and light.
Vasa (16612) 2013-11-04 16:41
The photo iz on my taste. The scene of the decisive moment with amazing composition. 1/3 is a good divizion of the surface. You are also wet, my friend Abmdsudi.
macjake (45588) 2013-11-05 4:13
great title for this photo, its obvious though right
I like the fact that you cut out the skyline, bc it looks as if the light was too strong anyways....smart choice.
then you came up with this creative compo.
I'll have to keep this compo in mind the next time I'm in a paddy field :)
mcmtanyel (5295) 2013-11-05 8:37
Great composition, lovely colors. The reflections are special. I like the narrow DOF.
nikkitta (9003) 2013-11-05 12:41
A funny title, an interesting note and an original and creative capture taken at the right moment , you wait and obtain it with beautiful reflections on the water that works as a mirow
Well composed leaving space at the FG
Your note is so true and sad, this position is so bad for the back and kidneys, unfortunatelly is the way to earn rice
Thanks a lot for taking your time to improve my photo, it looks in the WS plenty of good color contrast with a good sky
Will try to obtain the same with the same capture
Once again,very gratefull
adores (30841) 2013-11-10 7:10
This is really beautiful! They seem to work in sintony. I like the way you framed them and specially this mirror of water in foreground.The reflections and the colours are excellent. Very good low pov!
kiks (11601) 2013-11-12 10:02
Hard work his people have and you made a peace of art of this dayli scene. I like the rythem amd colors.
tatadalou (3979) 2013-11-14 19:24
I smiled when I saw the thumbnail of your picture ! I think it's an excellent picture for three main reasons. 1 - The vivid colours that makes it very eye-catching.
2 - The POV, quite low, that divides the screen in 2/3-1/3, added by the reflection of these working women.
3 - The scene by itself, which is quit humourous.
Great job !
thebest (4116) 2013-11-15 21:37
This is the sort of image that puts a smile on ones face - Excellent - great reflections - I like it very much.
Enjoy your weekend...
adidas5nb (2911) 2013-11-20 20:33
i really like the composition on this 1.great pov and division of frame.love the colors and the reflection.the effect created by the green patches in water is superb.
claudeD (27000) 2013-11-25 6:38
you have relized here a wonderful daily life shot showing people at work. Very good composition, colors and perfect sharpness for this excellent fotojob. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mayjayne (2890) 2013-12-03 7:13
Nice candid shot of the everyday life in this rural area. Love the interplay of colours and reflections that adds spice to the rice field scene!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (32515)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-26
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-30 5:43