Sylvie Tas  

Girl collecting seaweed in Zanzibar by Sylvie Tas

June 2024 - Girl collecting seaweed in Zanzibar

About the Image(s)

This picture was taken in Zanzibar (Tanzania) where a young woman was collecting seaweed on Jambiani Beach.
It was taken with a Sony RX10 in the morning light.

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5 comments posted

Zhicai Ren   Zhicai Ren
I personally believe that in composition, the protagonist should point to the right appropriately, allowing for more space on the left and placing it in the golden ratio position, which means there is no need for symmetrical composition and capturing her hardworking moments with realism. However, if this image is placed in PTD, it is necessary to consider analyzing whether it meets the definition of tourism photography. The sea can be found all over the world, and in this picture, the sea does not have unique characteristics. The only way to judge is from her clothing (clothing and headwear), that is, whether this kind of clothing is only suitable for Tanzanian women. If it is, if her clothing has local cultural characteristics, then it is possible. Otherwise, it is not suitable for PTD.   Posted: 06/02/2024 21:45:11
Carolyn Todd-Larson   Carolyn Todd-Larson
(Group 5)
Would you recognize the clothing as being from the African continent? Photo Travel doesn't require that you name the specific country.   Posted: 06/24/2024 16:32:25
Zhicai Ren   Zhicai Ren
Yes, this requires readers or judges to make their own judgments   Posted: 06/24/2024 20:04:36

Gary Walter   Gary Walter
I agree with Zhicai that this is difficult to be recognized as an acceptable PTD image.   Posted: 06/04/2024 12:27:12

Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
I just saw an art exhibit in Ridgefield CT, that had those type of bags as icons of the Ghana (Ghana-must-go bags, named after the 1983 decree that forced Ghanian immigrants from Nigeria, cheap woven nylon totes). That might be telling of this being in Zanzibar, but probably not enough information.   Posted: 06/27/2024 19:14:17