This is a worker at the salt mines of Maras, Perú. There is an underground flow that brings saline waters that they pour in this ponds that they live to dry on the sun and then collect the salt. It is believed they've been doing it from Inca's times. The different colors of the ponds reflect the different moments they've been filled, the newer brown, the older and dryer blue. I took the shot from the top of the stairs you have to climb down to arrive there.
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batalay (38773) 2013-03-31 8:39
Welcome to the most addictive site in cyberspace. You have made a very good debut with this unusual shot, making the separate ponds of saline water into a backdrop for the worker. The colors are all compatible and complementary.
pajaran (60031) 2013-03-31 8:46
Lep pogled na rudnik soli i radnika ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano.
Dobro dosli na TE.
Sve najbolje u daljem radu.
Nice view of the salt mine workers and ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful color.
Good work, well demonstrated.
Welcome to TE.
All the best in your future work.
leo61 (0) 2013-03-31 9:53
Buenas tardes Debora!
Welcome to trekearth!
Years ago I have been in Peru, but missed to visit this place.
You start with a great shot, pinsharp and well composed with this man at the perfect position.
worldcitizen (8570) 2013-03-31 10:10
¡Bienvenida a TrekEarth! Tu primera foto es muy fuerte. Me gusta mucho el punto-de-vista, mirando hacia abajo. Los cuadros de sal crean un diseño muy interesante, y el hombre añade un "human touch" a la escena. Have fun here!!
holmertz (51940) 2013-03-31 10:17
Welcome to TE. Your first photo is excellently composed. The ponds have formed a very interesting and attractive pattern of matching colours and the man fits perfectly into the composition. You have also placed him weill on the side, facing the centre of the photo. I would call this a photo of great artistic value.
dta (77590) 2013-03-31 10:21
hello Debora ,
Fist , welcome to TE § with an outstanding composition . The man perfetly placed in front of the patchwork of the salt ponds .
Great work .
howladersourav (341) 2013-03-31 10:42
It is wonderful space division, with object on foreground. Absolute clarity of the snap. And note is also very interesting.
Thank you for sharing
Let us share our world to each other.
ikeharel (70607) 2013-03-31 10:46
Welcome to TE commu. with a stunning shot from the salt mines in Peru, and with an educated note to enlight the scene.
Well posted the man-worker off-center in a dynamic scale.
Fine taken photo, keep posting.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-03-31 10:52
From the thumbnail, i thought this was the picture of a guy painted on some cobblestones :)
Great texture of salt mines, the colors are not bright but still fantastic. And the miner is in a perfect place in the combo, whereas his hat adds a particular charm to the mix of different elements in there.
Hansaphotos (8077) 2013-03-31 14:00
Welcome to TE! This is a great start. A well selcted downwards point of view to this fabulous scene. The worker is well placed in the frame. The amazing colours and pattern in the bakcground completes the story so well described in your note. Thanks for sharing this fine work!
Best regards, Erling
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-04-07 20:18
that is one great shot.love the tone and colors.beautiful pattern.and the man fits perfectly into the frame and is positioned fantastically
drt100 (2095) 2013-07-17 21:43
A really good photo with interesting content, lines, and colors. I like it. I see you are relatively new to TE. Welcome. We all here try our best to help each other, share insights and support. I hope you can add many more photos for us to see and enjoy. Hope you are still checking your photo page ....
tenretin (2555) 2013-12-27 12:22
Debora Hello and Merry Christmas.
Welcome to TE and thank you for sharing this first picture is really beautiful and graphics. Well done!.
Soon on TE.