Photo of the Day (2.22.09)

For someone like me who grew up in Chicago, seeing the image above of a man planting his rice paddy in Bali is wildly exotic and beautiful. I think Flickr user StrudelMonkey had the same thought in mind when taking this photo. At the same time though, I wonder what someone who grew up in Bali might say. Perhaps this is the equivalent of taking a photo of a janitor mopping the floor of a hallway? It’s all a matter of perspective, isn’t it? And certainly beauty is something that’s highly contingent on perspective.

Have any serene photos of Bali rice paddies you’d like to share? Why not add them to our Gadling pool on Flickr? We might just pick one of yours as our Photo of the Day.