The environment in Danakil is rough and hard, and therefor life here is very difficult. The heat is extreme, hotter than in Death Valley, the hottest place on earth, not a single tree or vegetation grown in the area, all there are is heat and salt. So the people here live on salt by collecting chunks of salt and transport them into towns by the camels for days to sell for a living.
Ok, to the top of my choices! With the low light, you managed an attractive main. The Ci shows excellent detail of the men at their hard task while the camels make the image more unique. The Lv is hard all the way and could be any slum except for the total lack of vegetation and your note about the heat HLJ x3, patricia
The beautiful sunset in the main image does not hide the poverty. The images have a brisance in these days, hundred thousands try to escape such miserable conditions and travel over the Mediterranean not only escapeing from wars but also hopeing to find a better life. Nearly impossible to handle the masses in the harbors of Italy or Greece anymore. They're boiling saying that Europe leaves them alone with all the folks coming. I have no answer either anymore but I slowly feel that this is not going to end peacefully one day. Brilliant mini series, look at his smile in the CI, you made him smile, you did something good just by being friendly, adding a human touch to their lifes. We sometimes forget where our food comes from or in this case the salt. We're stupidly consuming, maybe it is time to be modest again, eat less etc. Into my vote box :-)
I think the CI shows the reality of the rough and hard life for these people, and yet the guy on the right looks happy....maybe because he was pleased for your interest. That is an excellent documentary image, even showing the camels waiting for their loads.
The light on this main one is beautiful, but as Barbara says it cannot disguise the reality of this place. The LV is shocking. Developing countries haven't got the infrastructure to correctly dispose of all this plastic rubbish.
Realy a gruesome way to live and eke out a living. I often wonder why they stay in such an evironment. They have the means to migrate, with their camels, an find a different way of life. Yes, a very tough existance. I like the main the best.
very graphic this sunset with excellent use of the sun-circle and the vertical lines of the poles.the plastic trash in evidence is a tragedy and the workers in their job is another sad scene, despite being a marvelous subject for photos. they should to use sun-glasses to protect the eyes at least, but this is impossible in their conditions of life.TFS.