Three Women in Marta

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© Deborah Downes
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Photo Info
UploadedSeptember 2, 2009
TakenMay 9, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/160 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm
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Just before I captured this scene in Marta (a lovely little village on the southern shore of Bolsena Lake) these women stood facing each other and talking expressively, as the smells of good Italian home cooking wafted above. I’ve come across similar scenes in other Italian villages, where women are busy doing or taking a break from their traditional household chores.

Note: My dear JPG friends please check out my latest essay. I'm hoping this is the kind of gender role story JPG is looking for. Thanks!

In the On the Streets of Italy photo essay.

10 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    I would never want to be inside if I lived somewhere that beautiful. Great capture Deborah.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Love this scene, the light, shade, colour, hanging clothes, the women together yet each doing their own thing, such a relaxed atmosphere...

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Wonderful capture Deb!! Beautiful!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Of this series, this is my favorite artistically`

  • Dinendra Haria

    Dinendra Haria gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Deborah - I like this photo - so original in its composition, colour contrast and so simple. Only life was so simple like this! Well done.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (3 Sep 2009):

    A real beauty, Deb!! ...and a great essay collection as well!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (15 Sep 2009):

    I love the candidness of this. The women are just going about their business, not realizing the color and life they are adding to this fabulous scene. Excellent.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (18 Sep 2009):

    Well done!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (18 Sep 2009):

    I agree with Judy, I too love the candidness of this shot!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (26 Sep 2009):

    Fabulous photo of these doing their everyday chores and visiting with each other. Love it!

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