The Tea Picker.

by Paula Wallis January. 03, 2018 1101 views

One of my goals for this project was to also slog my way through a severe backlog of travel photos that became too monumentally daunting to even look at, let alone curate.

This particular image was taken on a trip to Uganda in September of last year with The Giving Lens. We were working with an NGO operating in Northern Uganda (Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation) and this is the tea plantation they work closely with in Kahangi village near Fort Portal.

We were welcomed to the plantation by local villagers, who greeted us with traditional song and dance, which seemed to be the (rather delightful) norm every place we visited.

Afterward we were taken into the field to watch the tea pickers at work, and even have a go at it ourselves, if we so desired. Quite incredible to watch the speed of the workers hands. Their hands were literally a blur.

Afterward one of the guides casually mentioned the number of deaths of tea plantation workers due to the poisonous snakes that populate the fields we had just been trekking through.

I thank you for telling us after the fact, good sir, as I'm pretty sure I would not have ventured in there knowing that prior to the fact.

The Tea Picker

The Tea Picker

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Pete Fitzgetald 2 years, 10 months ago

magazine worthy... love the colors

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Paula Wallis Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 2 years, 10 months ago

Wow, thank you Pete!

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Marlene Travels 2 years, 10 months ago

I love this photo, it says so much!

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Paula Wallis Replied to Marlene Travels 2 years, 10 months ago

Thanks Marlene:) There's so much to photograph there! It became quite exhausting, not wanting to put your camera down for even a second:)

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Heike 2 years, 10 months ago

Great quality photo !

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Paula Wallis Replied to Heike 2 years, 10 months ago

Thank you!

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sylvia 2 years, 10 months ago

love this colours

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Paula Wallis Replied to Sylvia 2 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful colours throughout Uganda!

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Daanish Farhan 2 years, 10 months ago

Whoaa bokeh on point! Love the moment and composition too 😃

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Paula Wallis Replied to Daanish Farhan 2 years, 10 months ago

Thank you:) It was worth hauling the 200mm around in my backpack for all that bokeh ;-)

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Daanish Farhan Replied to Paula Wallis 2 years, 10 months ago

For that shot, it's worth it 😃

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
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