Is this to document the balloons or express something about the humanity of the women? If it's the former, it works fine and I'd like to see sharper focus.
If, however, you wish to express some aspect of humanity, the color to me is a huge problem which is so hard to overcome especially with the lack of sharpness.
This is an important issue here.
So which of the two is it?
That's to me an interesting other idea I must admit I had not considered and should have. The title, "Ready for a Day's work" pushed me away from the objects to the women, and so I was just concerned with the choice documentation v. impression of the women as a form of art. However, you are looking principally at the colors and shapes. O.K. Then I have to rewind the movie and inititaly at least, look at the picture and only much later the title.This is from a previous post and hopefully answers your question. In the previous post there were enough typos to make it easily missed. Sorry about that.
The picture is about the color and the structures and shapes. If it was a painting and the paint was still wet, we could smear it with a brush and allow the human forms to blur into unrecognizable colors and shapes and maintain the picture's emphasis as an abstract. But like a picture within a picture, there "happen" to be a couple of human beings preparing for their day. A story within a story. But the impact of the picture is made before the mind has even had a chance to digest the content. The story of the women comes as an after-taste.