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RAW Salt from the field

By mmz_khan    
Labors are collecting raw salt from the field. They carry this salt to gathering point.

Tags: Salt Sea Bangladesh Portraits and people Salt transporter RAW Salt Salt pit

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dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1928 England
7 Jul 2015 9:34PM
Reportage is actually really hard work. You either need to find a vantage point so you can get everything that matters in (here, that would be the heads of all of the workers gathered round), or home in on a significant detail, excluding all that isn't relevant. (I have to admit that I often feel I've failed all round with this sort of thing...)

So I think this is a bit in between two satisfying images: the all-in, and the detail.

You've certainly got close, though - a 16mm brings you right into the action.

I offer a slight crop - but I feel it would be better with only one figure in it.
paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2015 10:18AM
Looks like a British scene. Only one bloke actually working!

A fine technical image which would go well in a text book to clearly show a labour intensive process. The cut off figures are a bit annoying, especially the larger ones nearer the camera. I wonder if you could have stepped back a couple of paces and got them all in. Trouble is there would also be more background which may, or may not be intrusive.

pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2015 3:15PM
I like this kind of reportage, it's always interesting.

I have the feeling that you wanted to include all of the salt containers and that you concentrated on getting them all in your frame, the people being your secondary concern. However, I feel that the workers are just as important, and think it might be good to only have part of the salt containers in the frame, and to also include the workers.
This way the viewer feels more engaged with what is going on, being able to see faces and expressions.

As has been suggested, there may have been a reason why you didn't include them.


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