Photographer's Note

Salt-pans consists of series of rectangular beds, each bed bounded on all four sides and joined to the next one through an opening in the common bound. A sluice gate in one bound of the first bed allows influx of saline water from a creek during high tides. Here the water is allowed to evaporate. As the water evaporates, it is allowed to enter into the next tank where it crystallizes. Salt crystals are sprinkled in the last tank to initiate and catalyse the crystallization process. The fresh salt is then harvested and is allowed to dry naturally forming heaps on the bounds. Salt curing in salt-pans takes place during February-May and crude salt is extracted during summer. During the remaining part of the year, fish/shrimps are raised in these fields.

(SOURCE INFO http://goaenvis.nic.in/saltpans.htm)

ISO 100
Focal length 134mm
Time 12H15 (12.15pm)

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