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Farmers wife
2005-03-12 oochappan

Farmers wife

Madurai

So now you got the whole family here working on the rice-fields in this triptych but most part of the workers are women, the whole day bended like this, indeed a very intensive hard work.

I noticed already that a lot of farmers have left their land for the city due to the increasing drought of the weather here. The only way to get more water besides all the boreholes or wells depends on the investments of dams by the government. Only the extended reserves dams retrieving water from the hills can make farmers to survive on their land. The provision of water around Chennai is out rising compared to the South of Tamil Nadu, half way Chennai-Madurai you see the increasing dry lands.

With her sickle she was standing like in a sea of gold,
cutting the gold of Tamil Nadu.

Canon EOS 1D Mark II ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
RAW, ISO-200
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds full exif


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Natarajan 17-Sep-2009 09:28
Great shot! Did you know that the tricolour band on her head-cover is from the flag of a popular political party in Tamilnadu?
Brian Ogilvie26-Nov-2005 17:13
This is a beautiful photo, from the composition to the rich colors. Voted!
Jola Dziubinska26-Nov-2005 16:07
Excellent light, colors and composition, really fantastic shot. Voted.
Ray Rebortira26-Nov-2005 15:15
Great, brlliant shot! Bravo!