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Washing Day

Washing Day
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2000-01-01
Categories: Daily Life
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-27 4:02
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Favorites: 2 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Surprisingly, this is the first (& only) upload to TL, from Bangladesh.

Taken from a bridge across one of the many tributaries of the Ganges River, near Dhaka International Airport. Bangladesh is one of the world's poorest countries. I liked the triangle shape formed by the rocks in the river, & the smaller triangle within, formed by the 2 women & the bucket of red clothes.

The plant is water hyacinth.

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To yerevantsi: Washing DaychrisJ 1 06-27 05:17
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I like the colorful cloths that are in contrast to the neutral pale browns of the waters and the rocks.
POV is unusal and interesting: I'd call it "God's point of view" ;)
It gives us a feeling of examining those people as pure 'subjects'.
I think, displaying a portrait of those women beside this one would make a WOW effect.
What do you think, Chris?

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  • fer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 119 N: 910] (8190)
  • [2005-06-27 5:24]

Nice catch!Yes,i like the triangles too,and the POV,colors,composition.

your gallery of old pics are really impressive, Chris! this is a good daily life scene taken from a bird's eye view. the muddy waters made a good contrast to the two women and the rocks shown in the photo. good catch!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2005-06-27 7:04]

Yes! I can see the triangles too! Good eyes Chris... Well composition and contrast. Imagine there are still many people in the world that still wash their clothes at the river like that. well done, thanks for sharing... :)

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  • SRB Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 51] (803)
  • [2005-06-27 7:06]
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great picture, composition is good and the contrast of mud and colour is beautifull.

great photo of daily life
from the thumbnail i thought it was a photo of driff wood on the water :P the angle is very cool

nice color and well seen :)

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-06-27 13:32]

Ha, this is a funny view down there, washing in a "clean river", wow !
I like your composition, Chris !

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2005-06-27 15:54]

Nice compostion and interesting POV from high up looking down. Focus and exposure are good and clear. Intersting reflections in the water - some match (pails) and some rocks don't. TFS - Sam

hi Chris,
great capture..nice composition..well done


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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-06-28 20:33]

Superbe vue en plongee! Unusual picture with a great point of view! Beautiful and artistic! Very well done! I like it very much! TFS! Michel

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2005-06-29 18:12]

Like the POV here Chris ..the colors from the people seems to jump out of the water ..very good shot !!

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  • toni Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 32] (793)
  • [2005-06-30 12:41]

Celle-ci me plait aussi enormement, les femmes donnent une touche irréel à cette image, le cadrage en diagonale c'est TOP.

Like the POV again, all elements are balanced in and the result is a very good aspect from the life of thesse people.
Great et original
jean Michel

Really great shot!!!! Imagine in the western world, if I fell into this water, I would run home and wash, then wash my clothes, to remove this water. Life is so hard for these people.

The colours of the clothing works really nicely against the brown water Chris. I agree that the composition works well, with the way the women are positioned.

Chris, very nice picture with a very appealing setting within the frame.
By the colour of the water it seems that a lot of people have already done their washing there....:-)

It's really sad to see people like this washing cloths in the dirty river and people in US having big Washers & dryers. We are all human being. WHY???? there is so difference.???WHY?
Good Shot.

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  • rui Gold Star Critiquer [C: 279 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-12-23 7:11]

Hi Chris !
Contrast !
Excellent composition... great daily life photo !
All the best,

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 680 W: 60 N: 8] (86)
  • [2006-01-22 0:11]

Hi Chris,
incredible picture for daily life. i like it. good composition and point of view. Congratulations !
Meaning(Sense) :10
Idea :10

Hi Chris,
Stepping back in time,
Love the top view and composition.

very very good...good composition and nice color.
Thank u for sharing.

Hi Chris

Very nice POV from high. Excellent colors. The water of this river is fantastic.

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  • cse Gold Star Critiquer [C: 276 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-29 12:15]

Hello Chris,
very good point of view.. a very fantastic angel.. colours are very good but i think not for them.

Best wishes,
Cihan Selcuk Eksi

  • INCIMINA Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1205 W: 36 N: 328] (1881)
  • [2006-10-31 3:08]
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perfect, pefect, perfect! What an interesting composition. Naturel and impresive...greetings!

The colomn they are standing on, is look like a trunk petrified but it could almost be antic sculpted colomn :) The posture and pov are very nice! I like the colorful piece of tissue they are clothing. Powerful contrast over the water!

Nice point of view and composition.
All seems to float like if these women were on a raft.
I think this picture would be better if you have erased the rocks on the borders of the picture ;)


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-05-12 20:24]

Another one on the TL opening intro page.
Nice clean washing water, with a few suds spoiling the water quality!!
Good one Chris

Stunning Photo, like the traingle effect. Well seeing, good eye.

very nice

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