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By caisiimao
An Indian female worker is silhouette as dark cloud began to gather for rain at Dimapur, India’s north eastern state of Nagaland. The Indian Metrological Department has forecasted a normal monsoon season this year bringing hope to millions of Indian farmer and policy makers. The south-west Monsoon which usually hit the country from June-September brings about 70% of India's annual rainfall, is crucial to India's economy as more than 60% of the country's farmland is rain-fed and half the working population is employed in agriculture.

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CathR 11 151 564 United Kingdom
27 May 2011 2:34PM
it's a great idea Caisii. The sky gives the shot lots of atmosphere and the silhouette adds a lot of drama. It is a little difficult though for me to "read" the silhouette and to understand quickly what is happening. I think I might have gone for portrait format to get the whole person in. A portrait format might have helped too to exclude the structure to the left. Not sure about the bars either. It's quite tricky with silhouettes to make the shape simple but convey all the information you need to work out what is going on. Good effort though.

best wishes


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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3851 Canada
27 May 2011 5:08PM
Really nice. I agree tis would be so much better without the bars, - and especially if the person was placed more to the left.

I have uploaded a mod with the bars removed, cropped, and I have boosted saturation and sharpness.


caisiimao 7 1 India
27 May 2011 5:57PM
thank you for your creative comment Willie, hope i could improve my images Smile
paulbroad 10 123 1235 United Kingdom
28 May 2011 7:59AM
The idea is fine and could have been very good. The bars must go, but the figure is not distinct enough. You need the sky to be rather brighter in order for the figure to gain sufficient separation. Possibly underexposed at the time.

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
28 May 2011 11:05AM
concepts great and I love silhouettes

however - with this one I'm not sure what I'm looking at till I read the text below.

I'd say we need more visual clues as to the what/where/who of the scene. the low angle is great, but its hiding most of the industrual background, so we loose clues there.

also the woman's body position is hunched up and shows no outlines/shapes we can recognise - maybe wait and take many photos as she moves around next time

you're onto a great idea here, hope those suggestions help for next time - remember, we need recogniseable shapes in silhouettes

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