Foodscapes

Published Dec 11, 2013 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 14 Contributors

    15 photos selected by

    Penny De Los Santos
    Food & Travel Photographer
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    In this picture taken on Tuesday, March. 17, 2009, an Iranian villager woman carries the tray of ...

    #iranian #azerbaijan #woman #feast #villager #yourplate #wednesday

    I was truly moved by how the Your Shot Community responded to the Foodscapes assignment.

    Foodscapes is a term I use to describe the way we experience food from culture to culture. It's a compelling and evocative subject, one that all of us can relate to on one level or another, so it felt like a good jumping off point for a monthlong Your Shot assignment.

    As you can see from this collection of images, the response was powerful and inspiring. I was especially moved by how the photographers really engaged with the assignment and pushed themselves to see beyond just a pretty plate of food. They followed the steam and went into the bustling kitchens of the globe to discover food culture. They went beyond the obvious and cliché and searched for moments and stories within their own worlds, wherever food and culture collided.

    These are two sea gypsies that are cooking the catch of the day.

    Editor's Note

    What I love about this image is its sense of place and how it puts me right where the action is. ... More

    Penny De Los Santos
    Food & Travel Photographer

    It was taken in a small village in southeast of china called Lishui.People are busy gathering an...

    #chinese #pumpkin #food

    This image of villagers in China harvesting pumpkins immediately caught my eye. The composition, how the eye is led to travel through the frame, the decisive moment that gives way to telling a story. It's a beautiful image with thoughtful composition. By far one of my favorite images from the project!

    Among the shouting fish and vegetable sellers, in this chaotic riverside market, I found solitude...

    #myanmar #nga #burma #travel #rangoon #market #yourplate #fish #yangon

    Editor's Note

    The mood in this image is set entirely by the tones and the composition. A detail shot is a key e... More

    Penny De Los Santos
    Food & Travel Photographer

    KOLKATA INDIA

    #people #kolkata #lake

    Editor's Note

    What I love most about this image is the moment and how symbolic and culturally rich it is. It te... More

    Penny De Los Santos
    Food & Travel Photographer

    Even in the below freezing temperatures of winter time, there are always food vendors doing busin...

    #wesleythomaswong #winter #vendor #harbin #night #food #china #yourplate

    Editor's Note

    The power of this image to transport you to a place and a feeling is instant. I was immediately stopped by the image when I saw it, first by curiosity then by its details and story.

    Penny De Los Santos
    Food & Travel Photographer

    Vendors grilling meat at the 20 de Noviembre Market in Oaxaca, Mexico.

    #oaxaca #mexico #meat #market

    Editor's Note

    I’ve been to this famous meat market in Oaxaca. It’s an incredible place. I love this image becau... More

    Penny De Los Santos
    Food & Travel Photographer

    Food vendors begin their days pretty early in Harbin as well as everywhere else in China. This is...

    #wesleythomaswong #winter #harbin #mantou #documentary #breakfast #china #bread #yourplate

    on the way home, these ladies factory workers buy fruits on fiesta day, i was right beside the ve...

    #people #philippines #danao #culture #fruits #nightshot #fiesta

    Blowing with a piece of cloth to separate paddy and straw, a traditional method poor farmer famil...

    #filmphotography #culture #foodscape #paddy #food #harvest

    The Tradition: I have captured this picture near Kailashahar, Tripura, India. This lady was clean...

    #travel #culture #thehumanstory #india #onthego #black_and_white #food #yourplate #people #rural

    The best start to the day!

    #tea #indianpeople #streetfood #india #chai #streetvendor #ahmedabad #portrait #beverage

    My mother,holding a small basket of just picked Hyacinth beans.......

    #vegetables #india #food #westbengal #yourplate

    Quaintly preserved, the ancient town of Hoi An, bursts with life and colour at the early morning ...

    #people #places #culture #travel #markets #hoian #vietnam #food #yourplate

    Street vendor selling meatball sandwich...

    #foodculture #people #fastfood #meatball #istanbul #turkey #food #yourplate

    Editor's Note

    I love this image because of its mystery and mood. The smoke, details, and lighting all help make this image evocative.

    Penny De Los Santos
    Food & Travel Photographer

    What I love most about photographing food culture is its powerful storytelling ability. Food can be so revealing in the way it tells us about history, culture, and ourselves. From culture to culture and country to country, each and every one of us engages with this idea in a different way, and that is what makes it so profound. I hope the next time you sit at a table in another culture or community you stop for a second and think about the story behind what is on your plate: who made it, who grew it, why it matters. Think about those moments around that scene, grab your camera, and go …

    About the Editor
    Penny De Los Santos
    Food & Travel Photographer
    Penny De Los Santos, an American born in Europe with a family history tied to the Texas-Mexico border, began photographing as a way to explore her diverse cultural background and identity. At the heart of her work is the culture surrounding food, from the all-male dining clubs of the Basque ...
    150 comments
    Wesley Thomas Wong
    Wesley Thomas Wong

    Dear Penny, 

    A thousand apologies for not writing to you sooner. I was viewing the comments to the editor on the latest YourShot story when I realized that I totally missed making any comments back to you on your photo essay. How incredibly stupid of me and please forgive not writing to you sooner and THANKING YOU SO MUCH for choosing not one but two of my photos. I think maybe I was so shell shocked by being chosen by you that I forgot to write back...... LOL... Anyways I'm still getting comments about those photos all the time. Most importantly you showed me the importance of not overlooking so many images I have taken for granted in the past. To be honest with you I never thought both the images you selected were anything special. Both were taken on a whim and impulsively. Particularly the night shot. I'm not big on taking night shots and for me they're like Hail Mary kind of shots particularly without flash and under artificial lighting. I was really testing out a new camera at the time just to see what it could do. 

    Needless to say the results were pretty impressive. Anyways I hope this comment reaches you and regarding some of the negative feedback you might have received regarding your selection.......most people don't understand what it takes to edit a story like this and have to look at thousands of photos and what picture editor Doesn't bring his personal viewpoint into the editing process.....that's why they chose you in the first place......and the grass always looks greener on the other side of the fence......Personally speaking I thought you did a wonderful job and thanks so much for your selection of my work......Take Care and I hope this comment reaches you.....

    tj aumua
    tj aumua

    Such amazing photos!! Love the photo of the villagers harvesting pumpkins.

    lisa b.
    lisa b.

    Great selections, you really feel that the pictures are telling a story

    william javenkoski
    william javenkoski

    Never before have I realized how much the adages "A picture is worth a thousand words"  or "Every picture tells a story"  how true! how true!.... The subdued lighting!, The lack of emotion, the ignoring of each other & the camera, all tell a prophetic tale....... Hunger is a business!!! Perhaps not a happy one, but a truly necessary one!, gritty, gripping full of sweat, harshness, & hours & hours of hard, backbreaking work! The photography is incomparable! perfect for the story! & a story in its' own right...... Bravo to the people within, the photographers & the editors...... Just INCREDIBLE!!! Thankyou!  William Javenkoski 

    Pak Udak
    Pak Udak

    Nice and intresting photo. 

    Michael Ken
    Michael Ken

    What an amazing story and extra-ordinary pictures... such an inspiration! You are right. i learn so much about these cultures from people around the world just from the food they eat!.. bravo!

    Frank Gallie
    Frank Gallie

    Love the picture of the villagers in China harvesting pumpkins

    Great Shot

    nahed h.
    nahed h.

    They are all nice pictures, but a lot of the chosen ones are almost identical. Most have those common traits:

    Scenes of Food Markets in Asia

    Smoke or haze from cooking the food

    People holding trays of food and shot from above

    I also am trying to reconcile the request of National Geographic for natural, not retouched pictures, with the obviously photoshopped ones ( the lady sifting grains - overly sharpened, and the hands holding the pea tray - overly saturated colors)

    REBECA ANDRADE
    REBECA ANDRADE

    All amazing photos..so much to learn and to enjoy, congratulations to all and thanks for sharing!

    shilpa honakeri
    shilpa honakeri

    Congrats..!! To all the photographer whose pictures are published. Very great job..!! Would love to see some more interesting assignments Penny sir. Great work by you..!! :)


    Regards,


    Shilpa Honakeri. :)

    Andrej Medica
    Andrej Medica

    First of all, sorry for my English.


    Some of you don't understand that a critic is not necessary a negative thing. Critics are positive if they do not originate from negative emotions.

    I know that Penny is a teacher for us, but that doesn't mean that I must agree with her. I visited her internet page and I saw a very amazing photo. But the selection for this assignment does not convince me. Foodscapes is a very large word, but the final selection of photo is too tight. Except for this that a large part of them are from Asia and a half of them are taken in markets. In my opinion this photos are too similar. It could be that this fifteen photos are the best, but with this selection the story is missing width and depth. There is no one working in the field, no one feeding animals, just one cooking and the last one, no one is enjoying all  that  food. Photos in their self are not bad at all, but they don't serve the story.

    I apologize if you misunderstood me, it was not anything bad encompassing. 

    At the end, compliments to all. Those whose images were selected and those whose images weren't selected and also to Penny.


    rakesh goswami
    rakesh goswami

    great selection by editor, congrats to all whose pics were published.I also learnt many things from these pics.


                                    thanks again

    V. Venezuela
    V. Venezuela

    Congrats to all. Beautiful and inspiring!

    Anirban Biswas
    Anirban Biswas

    Congratulation to the entire photographer, whose works are selected for the assignment,and special thank the editor for the admirable publishing. But I have some issue just like some of our community friends-----


    Is photography a art ?????  Or it just belongs to particular civilization or region ?? Its feel really horrible that some of your community friend having some problem with countries or areas. Not having the honor to the art, which photography is -- I believe. And that is more interesting that they are not talking about the composition-creativity-story-light but having the issue just with the region.


    All of us publishing our work on NG & should have to keep honor to the NG’s quote  'Inspiring People to Care About the Planet'. Because, for the shortage of this type of honor we already have two World War. It feels really shame that some of our community friends still have the narrow feelings.


    My friends who are having the issue with the region-continent or subcontinent just look the other assignment, and then ask. Don’t you think that why not other’s people rising the same type of question? Or your narrow feeling is prohibiting you.  


    All of you are the great photographer & your works inspire me very much but it really disappoints me. As photographer, should have the honor this art. Or as a human being should have the honor to our civilization which developed in various part of the world with various geographical challenges, and those survivor history is now our culture. Just think about it if your narrowness not prohibiting.

    Srimanta Ray
    Srimanta Ray

    Dear Friends.

    First thanks to all of you for your support and inspiration and appreciation. Thanks to The Respected This Assignment Editor and Our Friend  Mr.Penny De Los Santos  for selecting one of my photo for the story in this assignment. In an assignment with many incredible submissions, I feel so fortunate to have my shot published. But I'm hurt to read some comments from our Respected and Dearest friends. Do You Believe Photography is an Art? If yes, then the next question is, Do You believe That ART HAVE ANY CAST OR RELIGION OR CITIZENSHIP????? If Your answer is YES, then I must stop Photography. Because I believe that in this WORLD there are ONLY ONE CAST that is HUMAN and  ONLY ONE RELIGION that is HUMANITY. That's why I love People Life Shots. As a student of Bengali Language and Literature I never heard that ART have the cast or nationality or religion- "ART FOR ART'S SAKE....." .

    If you are not satisfied with the result or if you think any of the photo is not fit for the Assignment then ask to the Editor in a proper way. In the Last Assignment  "Spontaneous Adventure"- there are 15 FANTASTIC Photographs selected for the story. There are also 8842 photos are submitted, 101 photos are Editor Choice, all of you know that. THE SELECTED PHOTOS ARE AMAZING. Not only that Editor Choice and some other photos are Fantastic too I think so.But I never ask why out of 15 , 7 from US, 2 from Australia,  2 from Japan, 1 from Hong Kong, 1 from France, 1 from Portugal and 1 from Bangladesh(if I'm not Wrong), but why not a single from India!!!! -This is not good looking question I think so. Luckily my 2 of photos was selected by the Editor as Editor Choice; a special thanks to Him. I'm a learner of Photography, so this is equivalent as a award for me. In the Dog Day Assignment I ask some question to the Respected Editor Madam, and she answered me properly and I understand her Views. But I never ask Region or Citizenship base question. We all are work for the Planet and From our LOVE and RESPECT on ART.  Did You see National Geographic says - 'Inspiring People to Care About the Planet'.... I feel that NG is a platform to explore and NG makes my friend circle much bigger and World Wide and I am LUCKY that I'm a MEMBER and ALSO ALL OF YOURS FRIEND in NG. Sorry Dear Don't Mind and don't take as Personally.... Sorry for my Language Problem... I learn English from all of You too.... Leonardo and Some of Others friend also inspired about this matter..."ART FOR ART'S SAKE..."... LETS EXPLORE.....Yours Friend.... :)Sri

    Omkar K.
    Omkar K.

    Congrats fellas. Superb work. Loved all shot !!!

    Silas Sebastian
    Silas Sebastian

    Thanks Penny for bringing to light some of the best shots posted for this assignment.  I'm sure there is always something to learn from any curator post selection.  Your Shot Community, never feel neglected if your photos weren't published.  Be sure someone liked it very much from some corner of the universe and just thank the platform (Your Shot) for opening a channel to improve your performance.  Be sure about your potential and never give up.  Even the curators would've faced all such supposed rejections at one point in their lives.  When you visit their websites you'd learn that all their shots weren't masterpieces either.  It applies to all NG photographers.  Just enjoy and let it pass. We do appreciate all the participants and thank you once again one and all!!!!

    Joshua Van Lare
    Joshua Van Lare

    In an assignment with many incredible submissions, I feel so fortunate to have my shot published.  As with the other assignments I've submitted photos to, I hoped to have one of my photos chosen.  However, I never expected it would be, considering the quality of your photos along with the seemingly insurmountable task an editor has in narrowing nearly 10,000 photos down to just 15.  


    I tried to empathize with both the editor and members as I looked at the published assignment and read the comments below.  I certainly understand (first hand from other assignments) some small level of disappointment on the part of those not chosen, but I can't help but wonder where people get the idea that there should be some sort of criteria related to where the photos were taken.  It is the editor's assignment. My humble opinion is that they should have sole creative control in curating the story to fit their own editorial vision; just like we do when taking and editing a photo.  I certainly don't want anyone to tell me that I've reached my quota of portraits for the day and now I have to switch to taking photos of butterflies or mountains.  


    Let's just play this out for a second.  Are we saying that each continent should be equally represented in terms of photo location?  How about then having each continent equally represented by where the photographer is from?  Perhaps it should be done by respective populations (ie. China should have the most, then India, and so on).  What about an equal distribution by Camera type?  As in, hey 14 photos were taken on a Cannon and only one on Nikon.  C'mon guys, I don't know about you, but the thing I love most about this community is the chance to get feedback and inspiration from you.  Every single like or comment means a great deal to me and guides my learning and growth.  I always try to check out each person's portfolio if they like and especially if they comment on one of my photos.  If an editor notices or likes something once in awhile, that's just a bonus.  


    Thank you so much Penny and congratulations to the amazing photographers whose photos were published.  I am honored to be in your company.      

    Srimanta Ray
    Srimanta Ray

    @nahed hamdi  Thanks Dear Friend for Your KIND ATTENTION on my picture Titled 'Over Exposed' (the lady sifting grains)..,As per Your Expert Comment this is for your kind information.... I have captured this picture in a MANIPURI VILLAGE.... The Detail is given in the main wall....As per my knowledge Dogging and Burning, Sharpening and Cropping is allowed in every Competition and also in National Geographic too.... Did you see my gallery????? Please visit and If you have some time for me then make some comments .... that will be  helpful for me to learn.... I love NATURAL SHOTS or STRAIGHT SHOTS.....I cant use PHOTOSHOP properly, because I'm not habituated in this section... This is very difficult part for me... I ask several times the Editors is the  toned B&W allowed or not? But still now I am unable to know that answer....And Finally DID YOU  THINK ALL THE FANTASTIC OR AWARD WINING IMAGES ARE STRAIGHT SHOT? ALL THE EFFECTS ARE NATURAL? NO ADJUSTMENT HAVE BEEN DONE BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER? DID YOU SEE DD TODAY OR BEFORE???? I'm Honest that,s why I'm HURT....If you want I'll upload original file too ... :) Thank for Your Kind Attention and Comments... Regards... :)Sri

    Michael Gast
    Michael Gast

    @Anirban Biswas Thank you for you thoughtful reply, but I think you are incorrect in assuming that the criticism of the chosen photos was "narrowness" by those who had objections.  India and China dominated those images honored, but that is not the criticism.  All these photos are magnificent. 


    The issue is that "Foodscapes," as spelled out by the editor, asked for a full spectrum of responses about the multicultural/familial/personal/social aspects of food in our lives,  These photos showed very little examination of familial and private issues around food.  Mainly, they were stunning market shots and some preparation/presentation images.  The communal and loving aspects of family enjoyment largely were missing.  


    The competition, to confuse us even more, was extended to encompass "Thanksgiving," a holiday in the West.  It is possible that no acceptable photos of that topic were submitted.  But doubtful.  I myself saw many photos of families and couples enjoying the shared pleasure of a meal in non-Eastern households.  Likewise, I saw many stylized shots of food and food preparation that were overlooked.


    And finally, it is not that India and China were predominantly honored.  It was just peculiar to many that Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, Canada, the United States, South America, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand had no representation at all.  Those nations comprise a massive part of the global community.   


    The fact simply seemed peculiar to many of us.  



    Diane Sawchuck
    Diane Sawchuck

    @srimanta ray  Dear Srimanta. Many thanks for your considered thoughts.  I would encourage you please not to feel hurt. I don’t believe the discussion takes away at all from the excellence of the chosen photos and I don’t actually hear anyone suggesting this. I think all photographers should be exceedingly proud and honored for having their work chosen and recognized. At the same time, I’m not hearing anyone voicing disappointment over not having been chosen. Is photography subjective – absolutely! Is it art – absolutely! Does everyone here love it – absolutely! I don’t hear debate of these issues. What I hear expressed is concern over how the rules of the game are played, and how the timeline and number of submissions was extended specifically for the purpose of including Thanksgiving – and the underlying disappointment that NO Thanksgiving photo, or photo from the west was considered evocative enough to make the final selection.Many have voiced observation of dominant themes in the choices – smokey, rural Asia, and dark tones – does this constitute editorial privilege for personal preference? I don’t know – I do know that the discussion around it in no way relegates the brilliance of the selected photos. For myself, if there is to be a dominant theme(s), I’d rather know at the beginning of the assignment rather than at the end, so I can choose whether to participate and dedicate the time required. What I would like to see from the editors for all selected photos, in all assignments is: 1. How/why did they find the photo met the assignment criteria? 2. What is their critical appraisal of the technical merits of the photo? 3. What does it evoke emotively for them? To assume my interpretation of a photo is the same as the editors or anyone else’s, would be presumptuous – however I’m an amateur and learner and want my perspective challenged by viewing a scene through an expert’s interpretation. And yes, I have written to NG requesting this, even for the Daily Dozen. Congratulations again and please do enjoy the glory! 

     

    Prithu De
    Prithu De

    @srimanta ray 

    Penny is not "Mr." she is a woman.  :)

    Nothing including Photography should have a religion. I agree with you.

    nahed h.
    nahed h.

    @Joshua Van Lare  First, congratulation on your win. Your photo was quite interesting. Second, as we are all lovers of the art of photography, I would think that we would do ourselves a disservice if we expect to hear nothing but praise about our shots. I understand the thrill of being a National Geographic photographer winner, but that does not mean that winners should feel hurt or defensive if others point out to the very narrow choice of winning shots, however captivating , in this particular contest.

    And yes, India and the Far East usually take the lion share of prizes in most worldwide contests. Maybe that has something to do with the richness, variety, unfamiliarity of the subjects, but I cannot believe that there are not equally interesting and deserving pictures shot in the other parts of the Hemisphere. But at the end, only one person is the judge. And what appeals to everyone can be sometimes subjective.

    Prithu De
    Prithu De

    @Joshua Van Lare 

    I agree with your point about the location issue being discussed!, but probably there is something inside that needs to be watched.

    The entire world business are now dancing with asian cheap labours and so as any stock photo agency, how cud you just ignore? Once in a while they are finished with China, India, Bangladesh they would probably move to Brasil or maybe Ithiopia. 

    Kai Eiselein
    Kai Eiselein

    @Joshua Van Lare  

    This is what the editor posted about the project:
    "This assignment, Foodscapes, was my way of asking you all to see what's at the crossroads of food and culture. My wish for you is that the subject inspires you to see how evocative it can be to discover and delve into a culture through its foodways.

    Shooting food is so much more than showing what's on the plate: It's about everything that surrounds it, especially the connections that happen before, during, and after the meal. That is what inspires me about food photography. Those are the images that leave me with a sense of story."

    Unfortunately, it wound up being Asian centered, and quite often poverty centered. I think the choices were quite narrow minded in regards to what was asked for.

    nahed h.
    nahed h.

    @srimanta ray @nahed hamdi You image is a beautiful one, and well deserving of being chosen. My comment is only addressing the request of National Geographic for pictures not to be manipulated. I find that some manipulation makes the pictures look even more beautiful, and like to use it if want a certain effect, including adding noise, or blur, or sharpening. It is almost impossible mow in the digital age to find pictures that do not have some sort of manipulation. I think it is fine, but NG stresses out that it is looking for ones without manipulation, while filling the pages of its website with ones that got a little help from photoshop. Anyway, photos have always had a little help with manipulation in the darkroom, before the digital age too. Don't feel hurt, again, you should be able to accept a well intentioned critique as much as praise. And remember, excessive flattery can also be poisonous to the one receiving it. 

    Alexandre Gallo
    Alexandre Gallo

    @Michael Gast @Anirban Biswas


    First of all, congrats to all of you who sent your images and got a "place under the sun".


    I extremely disagree with you, Mr Michael because I am in Western Europe and I contributed for this assignment.


    Some friends of mine in the community, also contributed as well.


    So I come to the conclusion that your statement doesn't make sense.


    For and trained eye in the art of photography we can see there is a pattern in the choices made by the editor.


    In USA they have the best colorful and families gathering in the planet on the "Thanksgiving"  which provides plenty of images to be sent for this assignment and the reason for a time extension and none was chosen.


    Yes, what I could understand from the editor's messages the images would go around "people sharing food and food preparation" and we can see on the chosen ones, but the pattern is clear: "Poor areas in the globe, open markets, a look of suffering people and hard working", which the editor didn't speak about this "items" to compose a shot.


    If so, I would set myself on the poorest areas in my place so I could make part of the "honored ones" as you call it or not.


    Do not misunderstand me with my criticism, all pictures, the chosen ones, are wonderful pieces of art and tell us a story.


    Again, congratulations for the artists who worked hard to get a prize in our community and thanks to the editor who gave this opportunity for talents to get rewarded.


    Anirban Biswas
    Anirban Biswas

    @Michael Gast @Anirban Biswas  Thank you very much Michael for your nice reply & clarification. I am sorry my friend if my words hurt you. But someone criticized the publish story on a way that hurt me. Criticism is a very good and it’s a positive thing. But what kind of criticism is that someone rising question about the selection with narrowness? Most of the assignments have been criticized but not on this is way. I know as much the assignment was extended for a week because there was food festival/holiday, so how they say NG or Selector “Narrow-minded”. I think that’s the right way of criticism as you have done & not only you some of our community friends also that somewhere the selection may be missed the topic as the selector guided and this is not for the first time. Any way my friend, thank you once again.

    Srimanta Ray
    Srimanta Ray

    @Diane Sawchuck Thanks Dear Friend,,,, You are right in this point of view... but some of our friends are really hurt me.... This is World Dear...We all are Human Being.... Yes, Our culture and language is different and some times I feel that this is our BAD LUCK,,,, If there was only One Language, One Culture and One Country ... then no problem... I think so... I am a student of Bengali Literature and Literature... but do you know that Bengali is a regional language,-its have 5 sub language as per linguistic but practically it have more than 50 sub language... in India in every 10 square KM you can found different culture and language,,,, and some times its creates problem.... NG is a platform to learn and know our culture and country....then Why US, Australia, India,,, why this differentiate....I never like this type of comments... We love Photography means We love the world and nature and human life too .... then our thinking should be wise and wide....:)But, Your quarries is legitimate ....I hope The Editor will reply....We should wait for the answer....Once upon a time I asked some quarries to The Editor in Dog Days Assignment and She replied in a Very Fantastic Way,,, Then I understand Her View,,,, In that time I was also emotional too.... but after her answer I got my pulse and upload my best and best work as per my knowledge,,,, I'm an amateur and learner to... Lets wait for the Editors Explanation till them ....LETS EXPLORE..... :)

    Thanks again for the Appreciation and Inspiration...Best of Luck.....Regards,,,,  :)Sri

    Srimanta Ray
    Srimanta Ray

    @Prithu De @srimanta ray thank dear friend for the necessary correction... I am really sorry for this clerical error....Sorry Respected Editor.... Regards... :)Sri

    Michael Gast
    Michael Gast

    @Kai Eiselein @Joshua Van Lare Thanks for posting this, Kai.  The editor herself  seems to agree with our reservations.  None of us, however, doubt the beauty and artistry of the shots honored.  

    Srimanta Ray
    Srimanta Ray

    @nahed hamdi Dear Friend I'm totally agree with You..... I love National Geographic because this is the place for STRAIGHT SHOT means NATURAL SHOTS and NOT MANIPULATED SHOTS.... I personally respect the National Geographic and Art and Photography too....:) I really like you observation.... this is fantastic....Yes, you are right, in this DIGITAL ERA anything can happened... I just make more sharp to catch the Rice and the Dust....and Once upon a time this is a common scenario in India. They are very fast to moving the hand so shutter speed 1/125 is enough to catch the movement of the hands and pea tray....:) but unfortunately now in this machine era this event is rare too....bad luck for us.... You can say THIS IS A CULTURAL HISTORY AND HISTORY OF FOLK CULTURE.... I really missed the my Village Days.... Thanks again... O ho, There is another shot in my gallery titled 'the potter', if you have some time please give a look.... Best of Luck.... Regards.. ...Yours Friend.....:)Sri

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