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Growing up the hard way.

By dmhuynh72
A different offering today.

This photo was taken in Sapa, north Vietnam terraced rice fields where people still farm rice with the traditional methods. It is the harvest season and this mother not only had to harvest the rice with a sickle, but she had to carry her baby on her back while she is bending over to harvest rice all day long. The baby don't seem to mind being strapped on his mother back while she harvests rice. This is a typical working life of a mother in Sapa.

Tags: Farmer Vietnam Sapa Landscape and travel Terraced rice fields

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
5 May 2014 9:48AM
Very nicely composed, Yung. Love the costumes.


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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
5 May 2014 10:28AM
A very hard life for the people, Yung, but I guess the know no different. An excellent capture. Carol
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
5 May 2014 10:54AM
Traditional beauty Yung. Excellent composition, my award for the day !
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
5 May 2014 11:43AM
A very hard life and I'm amazed the baby doesn't end up soaking up too much sun!

Really beautiful capture, Yung.

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
5 May 2014 11:46AM
Certainly sound like a hard life as a mother. Good comp and details Yung
regards Richard
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
5 May 2014 1:35PM
So where's the gramma's? Maybe life is so hard they've all passed on. A very interesting and well captured image Yung.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 May 2014 5:53PM
How different life is

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Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
5 May 2014 6:23PM
Excellent photojournalism Yung, this is a departure from your usual stuff but up to your usual consistently high standards
1881 4 India
5 May 2014 6:47PM
superb setting.

5 May 2014 7:03PM
A wonderful image of someones every Day Life Yung, love it.

fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
5 May 2014 7:24PM
fascinating scene Yung,love this sort of photography.....they sure do start their apprenticeships early over there Wink
JohnoP 11 2
6 May 2014 11:38AM
Thanks for sharing how life is in another part of the world Yung.....a thought provoking image. Smile John
6 May 2014 1:25PM
hard work this indeed

helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
6 May 2014 2:49PM
Very hard on her back Sad
A wonderful insight into rural life - well captured here
The child gets a topsy turvy view of life as his Mother bends and lifts the rice plants.

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
7 May 2014 8:52PM
Superb Yung - what a strain on the mother working all day with baby on her back.

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