Paraguay like some Latin American countries still use oxes, here are two, (you can see the heads and legs) to do this hard work, sometimes like here, children help as did this boy, in a serious and concentrated way
I saw him from the route, ask to stop the car and wait till he approached, he must have seen us but continued working without looking up
No women did it, mainly they work at home or in markets
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jadesgran (5423) 2013-11-29 22:44
What a lovely picture!
You have composed it well and had the patience to wait until you were happy with the main figures being off centre in the frame.
Miguel82 (27674) 2013-11-29 23:52
A beautiful rural scene from Paraguay, the bulls are in good health, the farmer is using the traditional method of ploughing, I like the giant palm trees in the bg, high definition, thanks, have a good saturday
Cricri (118785) 2013-11-30 0:33
Une prise rapprochée parfaite des bœufs et du jeune garçon, un dur travail pour un enfant!!!
bonne lumière et cadrage excellent
PS) tes images terres de feu, c'est ou exactement dans ta galerie (pays, région)
cargus (10227) 2013-11-30 1:56
Une image techniquement bien fait, avec un sujet intéressant, couleur, le contraste et la netteté bien harmonisés, une belle image
ikeharel (70677) 2013-11-30 6:28
A fine photo of the young guy cultivating his field with two big white oxes.
The surrounding is green plants and trees, and good contrast achieved (which I most value in any photo).
Clarity and DOF through the woods also notable.
Buen fin de semana,
holmertz (52008) 2013-11-30 7:03
An interesting and well composed photo with superb colours. I am sure the boy was far too busy to care about your camera. If he had made any mistake in his job he could have been in deep trouble.
Noel_Byrne (30998) 2013-11-30 7:59
The beast of burden, and no better way to show them than this, hard at work and showing off their strength perfectly. This is a great image of rural life, and so different to the rural life that I see. What a glorious blue sky you got for this too!
Thanks as always
adramad (45342) 2013-11-30 8:25
Una escena fantastica la de este chavalin trabajando la tierra, una imagen a la que encuentro mucho parecido con escenas vistas en la India, donde tambien usan estos animales para labores del campo. Magnífico fondo con todo ese arbolado.
Muy buen colorido muy natural.
Una imagen muy luminosa y con una óptima nitidez.
Disfruta del fin de semana.
Todo lo mejor.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-11-30 9:34
Awesome documentation of the daily life of people. It still amazed me that even in the 21st we still see farmers using animals to cultivate the soil. Nicely captured with good pov and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
ourania (44962) 2013-11-30 9:51
I like the naturalness of this scene and the context in which you put it with your note. The effect of continous movement and of the boy's concentration is very attracive and interesting. You were able to capture a scene from daily work in the fields in a very interesting way and although your picture was planned it looks candid. The light and the colours are natural and lovely, clarity is superb and the impression we get is so vivid. Congratulations and thank you! Thank you very much for your warm and valuable wishes!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
rbassin (22715) 2013-11-30 10:55
cette scène est très intéressante concernant les particularités du travail avec les beufs.
Belle attitude des animaux, cadrage et couleurs agréables.
mesutilgim (95048) 2013-11-30 11:04
Very nice capture of this almost forgotten way of plowing with good pov and interesting notes.
Here you have one of my prevşous entries, a captureI made in the Black Sea region in 1966 !
What did the Roman's said in the anitiquity : "Nihil Nocem Sub Sole" . Translated : Nothing is new under the sun !
TFS and have a nice weekend
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-30 12:07
la cosa più apprezzabile di questo scatto è il modo nel quale hai saputo rappresentare la realtà quotidiana di una vita fatta di fatica e di semplicità, senza per questo trascurare le regole di una buona fotografia.
Infatti appare evidente la cura con la quale hai fatto lo scatto con ricerca di una composizione molto curata e nettezza di dettagli e di colori.
Un altro interessante scatto colto nei tuoi viaggi in giro per il mondo.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
williewhistler (16394) 2013-11-30 12:28
the oxen and the young boy appear to be totally co-ordinated,it must be a regular task that he has to perform and you have captured the moment that he has reached the end of the row,perfect timing.
It`s a fascinating photograph that shows a way of life that involves a great deal of physical work,I rather suspect that we call it child labour.
Kind regards les.
abmdsudi (53615) 2013-11-30 23:35
A lovely colourful plough - I know it's grab shot but he is spot in the frame with the tree framing the left making this looks so very well balanced. All that lovely sunny day and a young farmer is so focus with the task, i love the surrounding green to put this into perspective. I must compliment you for your interest and determination to show us about rural life and traditional way of doing things here, but I think sight like this is getting rare nowadays as machinery has taken over the manual work in many part of the world. A fine doc shot, Congrats
jemaflor (96753) 2013-11-30 23:38
Une scène traditionnelle rurale bien prise, l'image est bien équilibrée et composée, jolie luminosité et teintes.
mirosu (16129) 2013-12-01 5:44
Excellently balanced composition. I like the arrangement with the tree on the left and the farmer in foreground. Excellent colorful photo depicting the nature beauty and its peacefulness with the nice blues catching the attention together with the contrasting green trees and white bulls adding the overall interest to the image. I really like the POV and the composition as well as the excellent light and colours. Indeed a very poignant image so well planned and shot delightfully.
Very well done my friend.
Wish you a peaceful 1st Advent Sunday.
Silvio1953 (142037) 2013-12-01 6:26
Ciao Maria, lovely bucolic composition, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (17135) 2013-12-01 17:50
This is a common sight in India.We need more use of tractors and other appliances for better yields.TFS.
ChrisJ (113203) 2013-12-02 7:55
A marvellous blue sky with good sharpness and excellent framing leaving the cattle plenty of room to moove into! Good density levels and color saturation. The tree at left adds graphism, frames the scene and provides depth. Tfs!
Didi (60588) 2013-12-05 3:40
Intéressante scène campagnarde qui n'existe plus chez moi avec l'agriculture intensive
Belle luminosité ambiante
Bon cadrage à 99%, il aurait fallu inclure un peu plus la base de l'arbre
mkamionka (36250) 2013-12-05 5:05
interesting reportage photo. This country is so rarely on TE each upload is valuable. Good scene showing a child at work, it seems quite a hard work for a young boy. I guess I have to appreciate my situation a bit more.
Very well done,
clic (16951) 2013-12-14 6:27
You mentioned Hansel Adams in your home page; I must correct him and say there are 23 people in that picture of yours, admirers of the plain truth about this young hearty farmer too busy to play the XBox as most of youngsters do!!
Quite a touching scenery indeed, expressed by the rules book; that means by including the lone tree for an attractive visual balance!
adores (45243) 2013-12-16 15:50
Seems a heavy work for a boy but it's probably a very common scene! I like the composition, you framed it well, it's a very good daily life scene.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-17 3:09
it is a nice daily life shot here. Almost looking like Indian villages. Like how those ploughmen are doing their works with those cows. Superb one. Tfs.
kato (11630) 2013-12-25 18:11
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the pastoral spectacle in which a young boy is handling two cute cows and has cultivated the field. It looks like a hard work. And, it's also impressive in the surrounding nature with greenery.
s_lush (16134) 2014-01-01 10:11
You have presented to us a really unique scene that never can be seen here in Ukraine. In addition, child labor is strictly limited. But I hope the main part of this hard work is done by the oxen, not by the boy. Good moment of capturing, bright light, vivid colors and perfect quality of the image!
Best regards and a happy new year!
jmdias (63958) 2014-01-18 23:59
Hermosa imagen, me gusta mucho los colores y los detalles del paisaje con personaje muy bien mostrado.acá en mi tierra pienso que no veo una escena como esta hace mas de 15 años.
mcmtanyel (22216) 2014-06-30 21:28
Two oxen and a young boy, what an idyllic photo of daily life from Paraguay. Well seen and rendered.