A daily scene that is really familiar to me and that can still be easily found in the small villages. I saw this woman in the same village, in the same foggy morning, some minutes before I take my last photo. I was a little far from her, but I guess she was picking peãs to a bucket. What we see in background are broad beans.
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daddo (24406) 2014-04-18 16:46
Hi Ana. I like her cupped hands and the whole feeling of respect and gratitude towards Nature for its bounty. Scenes like this will never die as in many developed countries people are rediscovering the peace of mind and the sweet flavours that one's own vegetable plot can give. A lovely shot brightened up by the delicate poppies.Best wishes. Klaudio.
abmdsudi (43716) 2014-04-18 20:35
A rich & sumptuous close to Nature shot whatever your comfort zone, the human interest is a valuable inclusion, a dynamic element in the stillness. I like the composition, deep where the natural light blends everything else so nicely and that little detail of reds -are real bonus- nailed it superbly. Tranquil rural scene handled very well. Congrats.
mcmtanyel (14117) 2014-04-18 21:45
This is a simple, but beautiful photo - simply beautiful! The few poppies here and there and your careful composition have rendered this photo a true work of art.
emka (79831) 2014-04-18 23:33
Ola Ana, Nice photos. You have already poppies, I suppose in Poland it is too early for them, and this year it is still rather cold. And broad beans - I love them. Nice scene, charming shot.
I wish you and your family Happy Easter
macondo (18623) 2014-04-18 23:47
A delightful photo, showing this lady absorbed in the floral and insect life around her. I like the placement of the figure in the frame and the touches of bright red from the flowers. No need for a sky in a shot like this. Very well done.
dta (67198) 2014-04-19 0:28
In a few years , the last women in black dress will have been dispapeared , even in Portugal . That is here a great rural scene , with the fine red touches of the poppies .
Thanks for the share .
CLODO (30597) 2014-04-19 1:54
I like these scenes which could have been taken in picture a century ago! She looks as my grand mother!
Nice picture indeed
marabu61 (8583) 2014-04-19 5:02
This is a truly charming scene from a way of life that unfortunately is fast disappearing in our modern way of life and for many of our city slicker kids know this kind of gardening only form books or TV.
Well framed with the lady lost in her own world, the red poppies adding a nice touch of color.
have a good easter
Sergiom (61092) 2014-04-19 5:09
J'aime beaucoup cette scène de la vie quotidienne. J'aime beaucoup la position de la dame dans l'image ainsi que les beau contraste entre le rouge et le vert de la végétation.
holmertz (41725) 2014-04-19 7:23
Another very pleasant composition. It makes me think of paintings by Monet or Renoir or some other impressionist master. I think it's the few red dots of poppies that do the trick. It was a very well observed moment in the daily life of this elderly woman.
dkmurphys (50008) 2014-04-19 7:28
Simple and very beautiful image. I like this kind of scenes, well taken.
I wish you a joyful Easter!
chrislo (4155) 2014-04-19 14:18
A well composed image with a nice focus on this pea picker. The poppies give some lovely dots of colour around the image and complement the black dress of your subject well. I like the positioning of the woman in the frame and you have captured her well in action. Fine natural colours for this good daily life composition.
Have a happy Easter.
SnapRJW (31427) 2014-04-20 3:28
This is beautiful Ana - I love the old world rural scene. The lady is perfectly dressed to convey a feeling of days gone by. The lush green vegetable garden studded with poppies is a delight.
Warm regards and Easter Greetings
saxo042 (37578) 2014-04-20 11:00
I like the human presence here, surrounded by green colours and some small spots of red. A very well taken picture!
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-04-22 4:57
now this is superb picture and my sincere congratulations for seizing the moment so well. You managed to capture working woman in perfect moment with her hands full of beans and ready to be placed in the bucket. The black clothes make her stand out from the green settings and I also like how the bright red poppies make the scene much more beautiful.
Thanks for sharing
Nicou (123190) 2014-04-23 5:55
quelle vue de ce personnage dan le jardon potager tout vert avec son châpeau et son habit tout noir sueprbe compo et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
siudzi (33953) 2014-04-23 12:38
Very well seen scene which was captured with simply great sense of the moment! Like the green background and very well executed details. TFS!
dip (23632) 2014-04-24 9:51
a wonderful composition,
very well captured and framed!
Cricri (107244) 2014-04-24 11:00
Une scène charmante, belle par ces couleurs et son côté printanier, la position de la dame toute vêtue de noir sauf son chapeau, mais quand même garni d'un ruban noir :-)
Belle scène de vie
COSTANTINO (56195) 2014-04-24 13:37
Hello my dear friend
lovely delicate and sweet scenery
from the daily life showing this
woman in black picking peas to a bucket
it looks like a picture from a painter
welldone and wellseen
ourania (32049) 2014-06-01 3:54
I like this scene very much. Its simple composition is so elegant, the frame is full of the delicious, fresh colours and textures of the field and the lady stands out superbly not only for the chromatic contrast of her clothes but also for her significant act and for the mystery she evokes as her face is covered. Depth and sharpness are superb, the atmosphere is calm, pleasant and timeless. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
fanni (14381) 2014-06-01 4:54
what a photo - looks like an Impressionist painting :) these bright red poppies scattered across the photo add it a very nice, happy mood :)
The composition is perfect! the lady also reminds me of those old-time ladies whom we can see in Impressionist paintings... for example, by Renoir :)
my best wishes,
jmdias (56097) 2014-08-03 12:29
gostei muito da pose natural da personagem e do grafismo de sua silhueta contra o verde. linda a suavidade da luz e os pontos vermelhos das papoulas. na região dos meus pais as senhoras viúvas já não vestem tanto luto como no alentejo.