Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Harvest Season

I didn’t think twice before stopping my car and start shooting, when I saw this,

Harvest1_rsSomething so hard to see now a days with all the machinery around.

I was on my way to Lepakshi from Bangalore for a day tour and even though I shot a few hundred, this happened to be most satisfying one to me.

This is the first one that came to my mind seeing Cee’s photo challenge for this week.

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78 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Harvest Season

  1. Another gem of a shot from you, Sreejith. You never disappoint 🙂

    Absolutely love how you captured the grains flying in the air. It makes harvesting look like a spectacular job. You know what? It is. Harvesting is an underrated job. It’s hard work, picking up the grains under the hot sun. But then you see what you sow on dinner tables. That must be a nice feeling.

    I hope you enjoyed your day tour. Maybe we’ll see some photos of it soon.

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    • That’s one incredible comment, Mabel 🙂

      You are absolutely right in telling that, we all are so detached from our roots.

      Farming was the way of life even a few generations back for us, even in my family, my grand parents were farmers.

      But, I frankly don’t have any first hand experience with farming and now I am trying my hand at a little bit of farming taking a break from the IT industry.

      I totally agree with your view that, Now a days we hardly appreciate the value of the food on our dinner tables.

      This image was really an eye opener for us too, the effort these ladies were putting to separate the grain from the chaff in the traditional way right next to an inter city express way… the virtues of travel, I would say 🙂

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      • Thank you, Sreejith. But no, no, no. Your photos always come out on top.

        You are so right in that a lot of us are distanced from out roots, be it farming, customs or traditions. I’ve never farmed in my life too but would love to try it one day. I’m sure those ladies in the photo will be sifting the grain over and over. It’s a tough job.

        It seems that many of us stop to appreciate food when it’s presented artistically in front of us. And then, we don’t think too much about where it comes from.

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    • Thank you so much, Takami 🙂

      This is a true reflection of the rural India, which really fails to get noticed by people who reaps the benefits of this hard work…

      Have a beautiful day ahead 🙂

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    • Perfect example of “A journey is not just about the destination” 🙂

      I was on my way to a grand temple complex expected to give immense photographic opportunities, but this image which I took by the road side, turned out to be the best one from the trip.

      Thanks you so much, Sue for your lovely comment 🙂

      Hope you are enjoying the summer in Canada 🙂

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  2. Incredible capture…the movement, color and as you point out the simplicity (lack of machinery). This reminds me so much of my last travels…places that tend to bring you a bit closer to Mother Earth. Well done Sreejith, a great shot.

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    • Thank you so much, Dalo 🙂

      There is nothing like getting closer to mother earth and capturing the traditional practices, be it agriculture or folklore.

      I really enjoys introducing something unique or local to a wider audience.
      Because that’s what I get here, different perspectives from across the world 🙂

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      • Amen to this, the amount of insight and great ideas out there ~ and the ease in which I can access such things such as life in India ~ is amazing. Keep up the incredible work Sreejith.

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  4. What a beautiful photo. It makes my heart long for simpler days where community was center stage in everyday life. Technology can bet wonderful but it will never eclipse the satisfaction and of rolling up your sleeves and immersing yourself fully into what you are doing. As well, simple approaches are often the most rewarding. Thank you for sharing your gift.

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