Although Tana Toraja is probably best known and visited for its elaborate, some may say rather macabre funerals. It also boasts another attraction, the spectacularly beautiful countryside, where the wide, unpolluted skies are reflected in the endless, glistening rice paddies. In Torajan culture, rice is very important. You can watch people busy in the fields, engrossed in the timeless cycle of ploughing, planting, harvesting and drying it, before storing it in rice-barns.
At the end of another days work it the field its time to take the buffaloes home.
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serp2000 (37513) 2008-12-30 8:13
Very interesting shot, an useful note. Excellent composition, fine colours.
Happy New Year!
asajernigan (20127) 2008-12-30 8:20
This is a great shot with many fine lines and angles. The reflection adds nice depth and balance to the scene. The sky is fantastic drawing our attention away from the landscape. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF.
zmey (7335) 2008-12-30 8:35
a timeless scene from a place i wish to see one day. thanks for sharing this glimpse!
leo61 (0) 2008-12-30 10:49
A very good exposure and a nice scene with good depth.
All the best for a happy new year,with health,nice and save travels and happy shooting.
sayat (2949) 2008-12-30 10:56
A lovely daily life scene with great details and colors. My compliments.
holmertz (36459) 2008-12-31 4:50
This picture reminds me why I want to go back to Asia again and again, and for a while I can forget about heat, dirt and mosquitoes. This atmosphere, these colours, those people – I can't do without them.
I wish you a fine 2009.
Mistral (15402) 2008-12-31 10:20
Love colours and reflections and wonder maybe to go there...
That your road and your trip back to India will be successfull and full of nice meetings!!!
aadilj (18102) 2009-01-01 3:38
I love this quaint, relaxed painting Elaine. its vivid and wonderful. love the way you have captured it. great
luisafonso (862) 2009-01-01 5:11
I like this wide scene very much. Although a cloudy day, the light is very special and you recorded it greatly. The composition is classic and perfect. Wouldn't mind seeing a bit more of that pathway in the right but the way it is it's also good. The depth and the space between the several elements of the frame is very much to my liking. Really like this one.
All the best for this brand new 2009! Wish you the best light. Stay safe, l.
Angshu (54521) 2009-01-07 0:34
This can be from anywhere in Asia, buffalos, manual farming, paddy, lots of green! Like the hills in the distance capped by the clouds & their reflection in the water. It's time to go home for the farmer & his buffaloes & the low light shows..beautiful rural shot
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14303)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-01
- Camera: Nikon D 70, Sigma 18-50 f2.8 EX DG, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Sulawesi
- Date Submitted: 2008-12-30 8:01
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