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An honest day's work

Posted by dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 21 August 2009 in People & Portrait.

On Monday morning, Jacqui and I took a drive out to a little town called Malmesbury, with the primary purpose of replenishing our stocks of sparkling wine, but also with the hope of picking up a decent photo or two during the trip.

As you can see, it was quite a cloudy day, and on our way back we passed this group of workers hand picking the vegetable crop (not sure what it was, so please don't ask :)). South Africa has as one of its nicknames "The rainbow nation", mainly because of all the different race groups that make up our fine country, but to me this was a scene that could have been made for that nickname. The folk that work in our fields, whether they be picking grapes, or vegetables, or fruits, always seem so colourful.

Anyway, I thought this was a nice peaceful image with which to end off the week. I thank all of you for your lovely comments yesterday, and wish you all the most wonderful of weekends. See you on Monday. Take care.

Canon EOS 40D 1/100 second F/8.0 ISO 100 85 mm

malmesbury | vegetables | pickers | colour

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Very good shot.... A lot of green dresses.

21 Aug 2009 5:28am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

the rainbow nation indeed have a great weekend Rob

21 Aug 2009 7:05am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

This is soooo SA :) Very nice!
I like the colours and composition

21 Aug 2009 11:03am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Fantastic, a landscape of people....only you lol

21 Aug 2009 1:42pm

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

That's a really nice photo, Rob. Candid and peaceful.

21 Aug 2009 1:45pm

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

It is a colourful shot, Rob, despite the overcast weather. Very nicely done. Have a great weekend!

21 Aug 2009 2:00pm

Soco from Gerona, Spain

I like the colours and composition

21 Aug 2009 4:39pm

Nicolas from Paris, France

Even if it's quiet cloudy, this is a decent picture !

21 Aug 2009 5:14pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Nicely shot, and very full of color and activity. Tells a story.

21 Aug 2009 5:58pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Great eye! Most people would have driven right by this scene. Thanks for stopping to preserve this moment for us!

21 Aug 2009 11:15pm

Luis Rodrigues from Lisbon, Portugal

A nice day day portrait!

22 Aug 2009 12:30pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It really does tell a story.

23 Aug 2009 3:27am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent shot.

23 Aug 2009 5:56am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

very nice range of colors. Have a nice we

23 Aug 2009 8:46am