This is certainly not a pleasant morning stroll and isn't an easy life for some people, seeing how others have to live can bring a very different perspective to our own life. Determination is the key here as the solitary figure battles by the weight of the load on her head walking home on a remote rural road in Central Lombok Island.
Her constant move ahead at a steady pace allowed me to have a few burst of quick shots at fast shutter speed.
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holmertz (42273) 2014-07-09 10:41
Maybe this is not the technically best photo you have shown here, but technicalities mean little to me when it comes to showing important things. We get the message very clearly. although we don't actually know how far she has to walk. The road, abruptly cut of going uphill, creates an impression of her being far from home. To realize the weight of her burden of bananas doesn't require much imagination. Life is really hard for a lot of people. I rmember once in Bali i saw three men staggering from the weight when lifting a basket to an old woman's head. She then slowly but steadily walked away with the burden that three men could hardly lift. It was quite shocking.
Fis2 (86801) 2014-07-09 11:55
Curious scene from daily life.
I like POV and composition.
Excellent light and colors.
Photo has climate.
Greetings from Greater Poland!
ACL1978 (7507) 2014-07-09 11:59
Hello Abmdsudi - there is a soft focus to this, and I'm not sure if that is intentional, but I am quite sure that it works well, giving the photo an ethereal quality that, despite the everyday aspect of the shot, fits well. There is a mystery to it, and a sense of nobility as well. Thanks!
pajaran (53000) 2014-07-09 12:34
Lep pogled ujutru i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa zenom koja nosi teret na glavi.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Nice view in the morning and a moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and the moment with a woman who carries a burden on his head.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors.
All the best.
photographer_sg (4408) 2014-07-09 12:48
The lady carrying the heavy load of bananas along with the patch of yellow green grass are in bright colour against the grey road with the dark shadows. It makes such an attractive picture that we tend to overlook the effort that the lady has to make to get on with her daily life. The composition is spot on with the white painted line playing a very important role.
Thanks for sharing this great photograph.
Have a nice evening.
PiotrF (10082) 2014-07-09 16:56
Nice scene from daily life.Warm light is great, Good framing and lovely natural colors. The light is perfectly managed and the sharpness is excellent.
Very well done.
rychem (24598) 2014-07-09 23:54
To me it is a combination of colorful spots, the most important is the figure of a woman, I can understand this mesage: everyone has a way to go
CLODO (30706) 2014-07-10 4:00
A soft picture (maybe taken through a windshield), but so expressive. The long shadows on the road act as fingers to direct the eye on the lonely woman with a big and heavy banana load on her head, walking with tongs on the road side. The 2 spots of color (yellow bananas and red skirt) are eye catching in this green and grey landscape hues.
dkmurphys (50218) 2014-07-10 5:26
Superb street with spectacular shadows. I like this calm scene, well taken.
Oceania (5050) 2014-07-10 6:08
This is the skill to put that heavy basket on top of the head. Some people work so hard for living. Thanks for showing us this part of the world.
Nicou (124229) 2014-07-10 7:50
Merveilleuse iamge et scène cette dame oe long de la route qui porte sur sa tête ces bananes et quel éclairage et ces couleurs sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (124653) 2014-07-10 9:24
Ciao Abmdsudy, fascinating composition, nice daily life scene, wonderful colors, great clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (108059) 2014-07-10 12:55
Belle scène de vie, belle lumière du matin avec le jeu ombres sur la route, très jolie présentation
lousat (78445) 2014-07-10 15:32
A spectacular perspective caught in a magic moment with this particular and beautiful light,truly a masterpiece,i like it! Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano
jemaflor (86086) 2014-07-10 23:45
Well framed, good zoom effect on the lady and interesting light contrast with these lateral shades on the street,
claudeD (33634) 2014-07-11 5:56
very fine picture showing a job which is common to Indonesia (especially for wifes). Very good composition, fine colors and perfect sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Graal (98295) 2014-07-11 7:32
I like here composition. Good idea and shot. Amazing shadows and lonely woman on road. Good photo-work.
Have a nice WE.
ourania (32825) 2014-07-11 8:12
despite the mystery of the shadows, of not seeing the lady's face or the road ahead, this picture has a great impact and feels iconic. It shows a simple, hard and timeless daily life story. I like the tight framing and the effect of the shadows that allow us to focus on the solitary lady and her load. Her posture and placement in the frame are superb, the colours are well managed and create a bitter-sweet atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
adramad (38874) 2014-07-11 10:25
Very good composition, with the image of the woman with his bowl full of bananas in the lead, is a picture of local color and impact, the vision of the road, makes us imagine having a long way, loaded with its fruit, I like the effect of these horizontal shadow on the asphalt, give very beautiful effect.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I like it
Enjoy a good weekend.
eldancer1 (29027) 2014-07-12 10:02
At least the road is in much better condition than the roads (more like walking trails) we used walk for hours. I remember walking for 4 to 5 hours to reach my aunt's farm in the mountains. Those were the days. I hope she doesn't have to walk very far with that load on her head. Love the composition and I like the compression effect of the long lens. Good lighting and good use of the shadows to create depth. Well done, tfs.
mcmtanyel (14245) 2014-07-12 22:20
This is a nice shot that displays the prowess of your zoom. The colors are pleasant and the subject is well placed.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-07-14 2:08
great picture with excellent and very elegant composition. The walking woman adds strong human element to the scene and the road leads an eye very naturally. I like the hazy air in here which enhances the mood of the moment and the way the light and shadows created interesting pattern on the tarmac. Very pretty colors and nice framing.
Thanks for sharing
All the best
shreya2000 (1244) 2014-07-14 2:36
This is something different pic from your side which i look as average picture. Not a best from your side. Please dont mind.
mirosu (14984) 2014-07-14 7:51
You have captured the woman with the banana load in superb light from excellent viewpoint. Nice light and shadow play.
Very well done.
nikkitta (14992) 2014-07-14 12:12
Quite difficult to take subjects in movement, here you achieve it managing to obtain also natural frame, branch and shadows
That kind of scene so , sadly, frequently seen along the routes also in America, made me also feel the way you did, with the difference that in Peru I also saw men doing it
Good work and moving note,regards
adores (38202) 2014-07-26 15:28
I like this a lot, the lonely woman walking fast along the road, the shadows... She seems really in a hurry! It's a very good daily scene, I like the composition!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (44308)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-25
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-09 10:24