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Men at Work Theme.

Men at Work Theme.
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Copyright: Erwin Kruger (Jonathan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 816 W: 0 N: 376] (13989)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-22
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon Digital EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS, Digital
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2013/09/27 'People At Work' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-09-27 3:36
Viewed: 1770
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My contribution to this weeks theme of Men at Work.
My wifes sister and husband [ in photo] farming in north eastern part of Thailand near the Cambodian border. They have three different small to medium sized farming fields for rubber, potato and rice.Up at 2 in the morning off to the rubber plantation to collect rubber tapping from the trees. Cutting, cleaning and trimming also gets done. Returns home about 5 AM to treat and containerize the rubber ready for collection. Quick breakfast and off to the potato fields working in the blistering heat until about 1pm and returning home for some lunch and a quick sleep. Off again at about 3 pm to the rice paddies and returning home about 6 if all went well. He distributes for free about 40% of his rice yield to the elderly and poor in the village. This is what I would classify as very hard working people.I hereby contribute this image to all the similar hard working folk out there.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-09-27 4:45]

What a wonderful capture.
We feel his committment.


Hi Erwin
interesting and well captured. splendid composition and nice colors.

Hello Erwin

Love the note of the hard working man indeed. A very simple capture which speaks volumes with the added note. Have a nice day my friend.


Farming is a hard work and this is a great contribution to Friday's theme. Good pov and dof with nice details. I like the use of narrow dof. Well done, tfs.

Hello Erwin, a very interesting story which needs to be read so as to appreciate your shot.
I like the warm light that fills the picture.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi,another artistic study of life.The man seems calm and thoughtful but happy.Very natural colors and fine detail.Friendly regards Otto.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2013-09-27 10:26]

Hi Erwin,

A good photo for the theme, and an amazing note to go along with it. What a hard life he lives, yet he has a good heart and soul to help those less fortunate. Two thumbs up on this one!


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2013-09-27 11:10]

Hi Erwin,a good choice for this weeks theme,I do hope that your brother-in-law,is recognized by the village for his kindness & thoughfulness,the world could do with more like him.TFS


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-09-27 11:18]

This man seems to be lost in the rye, creative idea and nice composition regards

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2013-09-27 12:24]

Hi Erwin,
Yes, I really like this one...it tells the story of man at work!
An original and creative contribution to the theme.
Good work.

Francis Xavier

Ola Erwin
Very beautiful composition... very well seen...
have a good we
um abraço

Bonjour Erwin,

excellente prise de vue de ce travail dans les champs. Merci pour ces explications.


Olá Erwin,
Brilliant composition Erwin. It is a hymn to the human condition and very beautiful.
Excellent entry to the weekly theme.
Bom domingo,

Hi Erwin, very interesting capture and story. Do youu live in Thailand now? I have been here for about 12 years, its a fascinating place and never a dull moment!

Hi Erwin...this is a nice shot...interesting looking man captured well with good focus and exposure.


One of the great contribution to the theme of "Men at Work"
also, we see this featured-destination often:-) an excellent poster(they work for our food!)

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