Village Life: Harvest Time

A few more shots from Ramathra depicting the villagers hard at work in the fields bringing in the millet harvest. I vividly remember this day……it was hot and humid and out in the fields there was no shade. Not the sort of day for hard physical labour……..but then I’m a slightly overweight, unfit, pampered westerner who doesn’t have a village full of hungry mouths to feed: 

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

12 Responses to “Village Life: Harvest Time”

      • Sarah Longes - Mirador Design

        Even though we have things simpler here, I still wish that our communities could work together in this way! It would solve so many of today’s social problems and exclusion.

      • Mark Simms

        Agreed……we do have things easier in some ways, but we aren’t any happier for it!

      • Sarah Longes - Mirador Design

        No we’re not!! People become more selfish and isolated by the day it seems. The world has an interesting history of producing advanced civilisations that crash and burn as a result of superiority complexes.

  1. realplacespeoplestories

    Lovely pictures! What a hard work they have! These pictures take me back to my time in India where I was many women work like this hours after hours… A hard life, but necessary for survive…

  2. Vicki

    Great series, Mark. Thanks for sharing.
    Excellent colour and focus. Are these hand-held shots?

    You must have a very steady hand if they are.

    (and a very good camera as well? 😀 ).


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