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Beautiful woman in India 2

Posted by
Ansie (Paarl, South Africa) on 20 May 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Woman are used in India instead of wheelbarrows. Of course, to some Westerners, it is shocking. But if she did not have this work, how would she feed her children? So she might be grateful for the job. No work should be considered menial, if it is done with dignity, and these woman does it with grace and beauty!

Canon EOS 5D 1/320 second F/14.0 ISO 400 100 mm

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Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Ansie - I like this image even better than the last one. The composition, the colors, the character etched in these ladies' faces make for a fantastic image. Larry

20 May 2010 1:30pm

@Larry Elkins: Thank you, Larry, this is a favorite of mine too, I think the expressions on their faces does it for me!

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Great colors, nice street photography! Can i write in Dutch, do you understand that?

20 May 2010 1:48pm

@❀ Yvonne Simons ❀: Ja, natuurlik verstaan ek, en as jy my Afrikaans nie verstaan nie, moet jy net vra - dankie vir jou kommentaar!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Brilliant double portrait . These colors makes this work so easier for this hard working women .
Love this image and somehow I can say very happy when see first girl smiling :)

20 May 2010 3:25pm


Dawn from United States

Stunning ........
Nicely done!

20 May 2010 4:56pm

@Dawn: Thanks, Dawn

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Beautiful colours and smiles. They don't even get their clothes dirty.
How do they manage that?

20 May 2010 7:07pm

@Anneka: Heaven only knows, I would be dirty all over!

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful portrait, Ansie! I love your taking care to bring the dignity and beauty of these women to us all. And your lovely words to go along. I agree, all things done with dignity are sacred. :)

20 May 2010 8:09pm

@Bettina: Thank you Bettina, India is my most favorite country in the world, of course after South Africa!

rainboy from Nainital, India

i love the bright colors...nice capture :D

21 May 2010 4:34am

@rainboy: :))

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Tijdens onze tijd in India viel het me altijd op dat de vrouwen het zwaarste werk deden, terwijl bij de wegwerkzaamheden borden stonden met 'men at work'! :) Kleurrijke foto Ansie, erg mooi!

21 May 2010 5:12am

carla from Netherlands

Hard werken maar toch een glimlach op hun gezicht.
Prachtige kleuren.

21 May 2010 4:21pm

Mj007 from Osaka, Japan

i like the VIVDI ;))

21 May 2010 7:26pm

Annierita from New Delhi, India

Good catch !

23 May 2010 2:41am

@Annierita: Thank you!

Canon EOS 5D
1/320 second
ISO 400
100 mm