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Rice fields
* 2006-02-26 oochappan

Rice fields

Madurai

I was a bit disapointed after this shot ...
I passed here with my bike on the way to Ochappan in Timmanatham and I returned seeing this wide view. Walking a few meters on the small path between the rice fields I kneeled down to shoot. The farmer noticed me from far and walked slowly towards me. Great, I thought, one more pleasant encounter ...
But my wishful thinking was swapped away when he came close.
Without even greeting he started immediately asking money, incredible, I was surprised. Maybe he thought that Anand, accompanying me, was a guide. That had happened more then once that he was harrased as such, so it was not always pleasant for him those awkward situations where again he tried to explain, but often Tamils don't believe other Tamils, they are supposed to lie always while a foreigner is considered to speak the truth as he is seen too naive to know how to lie.
Sure, if I would have been alone, he wouldn't dare to ask me money, even when he would hear that I speak Tamil too.

Shot taken at 14:12 while behind me the sky was still heavy clouded covering the sun. The air was rather clear after the rains from the day before.


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GeneWard07-Jul-2006 01:55
wonderful, striking photo
Prem 03-Apr-2006 06:29
Now I know how a regular snapshot view of a ricce field be given a depth & interest by composition!..
Every time I see one of your shots, I learn some thing.
-Prem
Lin Chia-Yi25-Mar-2006 15:38
Good capture!!!
Guest 24-Mar-2006 08:30
Oh boy! outstanding. you are time hunter.
Sathiyan S
bnallama15-Mar-2006 12:44
Henk this is simply tremendous... Great colors and POV. Hope once more you have enjoyed your stay in TN. Take care. Bala
dark_room05-Mar-2006 19:47
voted! very good shot.