Saturday, December 29, 2007

woman gathering seaweed - pongwe, zanzibar

1 comment:

  1. the tide on zanzibar was three meters, and when combined with the flat bottom on the east coast, that meant that the ocean went like a mile out to sea every day. it makes for good sightseeing in the tidal flats, and good harvesting for the locals.

    seaweed looks to be the main thing gathered, but crabs and other shellfish were there for the picking as well.

    this shot is noon on the equator, not generally the best light. all the colors get pretty washed out and the whole scene looks flat. but in a picture of someone working so they can eat that day, high noon is probably as good a time as any to get the point across that manual labor is hard.