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Sea Salt recovery. Leaving home from the Chao Samran beach, we came up on this fascinating scene of colourful salt workers carrying the dry salt to the storage. They looked like ants going up and down the edges of the salt pools. Not much changed in this process for few hundred years!

I was not driving, so I did not want to impose on my friend to stay longer, but I wished, I got more time there.

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csiszerd on February 28, 2013

Efficient way for the poor laborers working on low pay. Like!

Greetings, Dezső

ƤōƝƓ on March 2, 2013

A very touching photo, Tomas.

YS + L

This kind of landscape and life in the salt pan is slowly vanishing. Since I started birding, I have had many opportunities to travel to places and talk to the locals. Most children of traditional Thai farming families now go to colleges and universities so they are no longer interested in doing such backbreaking works for little income their parents did. (Sounds good, eh?) Many salt pans and paddy fields have been sold to giant conglomerates and turned into either Industrial Parks or modern, large-scale agricultural farmlands. The same farmers are being turned into these conglomerates' employees. While a lot of customs and traditions were lost.

They might look poor now but they are very much self-reliant. I am not sure if they will become poorer and more vulnerable as their destiny will now be determined by giant agri companies like CP and Betagro!

If you visit Thailand again one day in the future, who know you would be served with "Vietnamese" or "Cambodian" rice dishes and "Burmese" fruits on the table.

Greetings from Thailand

Tomros on March 3, 2013

Yes, it is a sad situation. I do hear, that people are complaining that Chinese vegetables are now sold in Thailand.

But in Canada, the situation is almost the same, just different industries. Manufacturing is almost gone in Ontario. I worked for 10 different employers. There is not even one of the engineering companies in business, I used to work for!!

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on March 13, 2013

Oh! At us in Hungary even badder the situation, the communists took away our factories, our lands. There is not work , only big debt ! The photo is very realistic! I like it! My friendly greeting,Natuska

Manol Manoman on March 13, 2013

Interesting scene!!! Superb shot!!!


Have a nice day, Manol

Ehsan1980 on March 13, 2013


great shot! very beautiful

▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on March 13, 2013

Muy buena foto!! genial!! like 49 + + favorite 7

C haydeé on March 19, 2013

Hola Tom

¡Qué linda escena nos muestras en esta preciosa foto! Like

Saludos cordiales desde Argentina, Chaydeé.

Giannino NO VIEWS on May 29, 2013

very interesting scene of daily work - L I K E - all the best from Rome - Gianni

Shain Paiment on August 6, 2013

Excellent shot F+L

Anto & Pier on October 7, 2013

Great photo. Bravo! Like 54

Greetings from Italia, Anto & Pier

Mauro50 on November 10, 2013

Beautiful and interestin capture
Beautiful colours and reflection
Like 55
Have a nice Sunday today

Antoine Jasser on March 3, 2014

Amazing colors & reflection...
Beautifully composed & captured...
L 56

Tomros on March 3, 2014

I wish, I had more time. I was on my way to Bangkok and we just stopped for few minutes!

ch' caf' on July 13, 2014

Attractive daily life scene and shot! I like it! Best regards, Christian

Itallica II on September 22, 2014

Just finished reading Salt by Kulansky - this image fits well some of the descriptions in the book.

Tomros on September 24, 2014

who knows, if that is going to be there on my next trip to Thailand....

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Cornleo on September 24, 2014

Wonderful study, YSL, greetings Agathe

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  • Uploaded on February 18, 2013
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    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/05/01 08:20:47
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 15.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: -0.66 EV
    • No flash