15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A Nepalese woman carrying a load

We had just gotten down the mountain hiking back from Chhomrong. I was sitting a rest stop waiting for our bus to come, when I saw this woman carrying a huge load of straw. I was humbled in quite a few ways seeing this, the life these people live is a hard life. There is nothing fun or easy about what this woman was doing, but others like her that we met, never complained. How easy it is for me to complain about the "difficulties" of my life, when I really should be grateful of what I have and what I am doing.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Nepal
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Riley Folsom