When I was young, my parents taught me a famous Philippine traditional song which discusses the lives of farmers. When translated to english, the song has a chorus that goes this way:
Planting rice is never fun,
Bent from morning till set of sun,
Can not stand and can not sit,
Can not rest for a little bit.
Well, I think these farmers have sung that song many times. The rice they have bundled will be
transported to nearby "empty/unplanted" ricefields where they'll be re-planted. They have to do this routine until the end of the day, then do it again for the next few days on acre after acre of ricefields. Who says planting rice is easy or fun?
Was lucky to shoot this during sunrise, when the sunlight provided the much needed light and
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TheDunno (1030) 2004-11-14 4:37
Great scene of every day life. colours are very rich; almost a bit too bright. Still a great shot
Oldtree (2457) 2004-11-14 8:36
Wonderful shot, Alford. Very interesting foreground and a nice composition with the well chosen background. I like the contrast of colors and the details of this hard work. Thank you.
RegisMinot (1543) 2004-11-14 10:15
Very interesting picture where each character is occupying a different part of the scene. The colours are very bright, perhaps a bit oversaturated. Anyway, quite instructive about rice planting.
elihesamian (26149) 2004-11-17 11:31
I find a cafe,net with slow speed,still,I'm in north of iran,...and glad to see this admirable shot from Rice field,congratulation,Alford,with this song with very effective,very fine and impressive,with a great perspective,and real colors which well contrasted,I like it a lot,Alford.
Yes,why not!!!I add it to theme:)
I'll be back after a few days,take care.
carmem_busko (3718) 2004-11-19 1:18
Very well done daily life scene, with well saturated colors!!! good perspective and dof.
Thank you for sharing it!!
nbournas (3229) 2004-11-19 16:26
Nicely shot daily life photo of a difficult profeesion. I think the colors are a little oversaturated but that is a personal preference.
Leonie (8809) 2005-01-05 17:41
Hi Alford...I'm just discovering your photos here...they are great! Love these green rice fields and many more of your portfolio!
Hayri_CALISKAN (944) 2005-01-14 11:07
Absolutely great documentary. Very nice colors. I like the angle of shot. Very well composed.
clic (18488) 2006-09-21 18:52
To my eyes, this is a gorgeous and exotic photographic document!
Like the vivid colors, the long perspective created by green rows and the natural posture of people.
Very interesting take.
- Copyright: Alford Ronduen (alford) (3989)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-13
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Digital Ixus 500
- Exposure: f/4.9, 1/640 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Rice Fields and the People "I", the farm life, Rice is Life /1/ [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-11-14 3:45