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Salt transporter

By mmz_khan    
Labors are carrying sea salt from field for further processing. They have to carry this basket full salt more than a kilo meter deep inside the field to gathering point.

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6 Jul 2015 6:18PM
Interesting image, well composed, nice reflections.
dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 810 England
6 Jul 2015 6:53PM
A nicely captured piece of reportage.

The horizon is sloping - given the flat nature of salt pans, this needs to be level. The buildings on the horizon give it away too, if they weren't ther then we could believe the land went downhill.
So I've just corrected that in my mod.

it looks like you've shot late or early due to the lenght of the shadows so the light is softer and more atractive. Sidelighting has helped with texture.

This has been taken at head height' If you could have knelt down you would have made the workers more dominant in the frame. As it is they tend to merge in to the rest of the scene, especially as their heads line up with the horizon. A lower angle could have made more of their reflections too, making for a bolder image.
A couple of seconds later and that boy at the front would have been a bit closer to the right of th eimage - filling the empty space but still with enough room to 'walk into'.

paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2015 7:25PM
A fine well seen image. I particularly like the lad going the other way. You do need to correct that horizon. Quite a slope and you should have spotted that one.

pablophotographer 10 2.0k 423
6 Jul 2015 7:25PM

I shall congratulate you for your composition.

My initial thought was to suggest you to shoot from a lower perspective so the workers are positioned against the blue sky.
But this is so much better because you shot it in a way to connect the salt they carry with the sea water in the pools which will evaporate to give us the salt.
Very well thought, bravo.
I notice the reflection of the first person on the line, it's very close to the edge of the bottom right corner, you can't ask for any closer to it.
There is this balance (as in their carrying poles and baskets) between the workers who carry salt and the sole worker on the background going to refill his baskets.
An endless chain of work for spicing life, everyday of our lives.

Great picture (once straightened). Bravo
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1928 England
6 Jul 2015 8:51PM
I rather agree with Keith - it's unfortunate that the heads align more or less along the horizon. A lower camera position would have given them more dignity: and a higher viewpoint would have made the point that they are not important to the company that employs them... I think I might have tried to find something to stand on to get that higher angle.

Black-and-white is a tradition for reportage, though there is nothing at all wrong with the colour version. Just for interest, I've done a mono conversion, using the Nik High Structure filter.
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4307 Canada
6 Jul 2015 9:07PM
Very nice. I like how youve included a boy going back for more salt.

Rpated and some white balance, exposure tweaking in the mod; added a little height.

The reflections should be in line vertically with the boys, another way to ascertain the level.

Well done


Mike43 11 346 21 England
7 Jul 2015 6:34AM
Great composition with the reflections, and the overall sense of everyday life in the salt marches. Have uploaded a quick mod where I tried to add additional color and contrast.
pink Plus
18 7.0k 9 England
7 Jul 2015 7:32AM
All of the above comments echoed by myself, another I may have considered is to have let the lead boy into the corner of the frame and then the second boys reflection would have come into play, I feel the btm right hand corner would be stronger with a figure in it
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2015 12:39PM
A good strong diagonal, neat perspective and some excellent reflections. I like this a lot, especially the other boy going in the opposite direction.
There are a few things that could improve the image, and you have had some good comments above.

Excellent reportage, nicely captured, good light and detail. Movement very nicely captured with the shutter speed you used.

If there were no horizon, you would be able to test the straightness of the image by looking at the reflections, which should fall directly down from their source. Put a straight vertical line on one of the boys and his reflection, and you will see it there.


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