WPC: Humanity

Water Carrier – India

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

27 thoughts on “WPC: Humanity”

    1. I love how you observe my photos Tess. Nice to know that you take the time to really look at them and I’m very happy that you like this. As you know photography is all about light, and sometimes I think that processing an image in black and white shows that aspect off better than in colour. My personal feeling is that for an image to look good in B&W there needs to be a lot of contrast, otherwise it just looks a bit wishy-washy. But as I say, that is just my opinion. 😀

      1. Not knowing anything about photography, I agree contrasts make you look to discover the main event. 😀 I try to learn and I do everyday in the blogosphere. Thank you for taking the time to comment in detail. ❤

  1. I love the presentation too: the way you feature the hands, and then enlarge the whole. The composition is powerful. We are in fact all this person, in our need for water. A great expression of humanity.

    1. Eyes, hands – they are what make us human I believe. I don’t usually photograph people, but the way this man held onto the pot, the curve of his arms, the detail of his hands and the light just spoke to me. Thank you for your lovely comment.

  2. Jude as always your photos tell more than a moment in time. The perspective you have chosen makes me feel as though I am walking right behind; as though I may be able to lend my hand to the weathered ones grasping this massive jug. Brilliant and thoughtful.

    1. Thank you Sue, your lovely comment is very much appreciated. I love the way his hands curve around the pot and the shape of his arms mimic the shape of the pot too.

  3. The composition here is great – I also like the hands as you noted above – and I like the cultural feel – with the framing that is done by the trees and then the beach – also – still processing this tasty shot – but when the eye moves up it feels the texture change – form the shirt – to the heavier head wrapping – to the hard pot – it really is a great take on the challenge –

  4. I’ve been enjoying surfing your posts so thought it would be polite leaving a small note so you know who’s been visiting:) Love this picture, amazing how they still carry water the old way.

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