One of the most interesting aspects about trekking in the south-east of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, is that as you get closer to the Burmese border the people become so familiar for me. Having spent the last few years in the area just the other side in Burma, the similarity was striking. The Rakhine/Marma were separated by the British in 1947. Even their pipes remain the same.
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willperrett (11656) 2013-01-26 3:34
I'm a big fan of street photography, and this charming informal twin portrait is right up there. In accord with your introduction on your home page, this image, together with its note, does indeed help to inform us about this corner of the world. I'm pleased that the two ladies do not appear to be aware of your presence: they don't seem to be posing for you, and look natural and relaxed. You've also resisted the temptation, so common on this site, to "enhance" the colour in Photoshop! One slight criticism: it might help the balance of the shot if they were looking into the frame rather than out of it: simply re-framing slightly to the left would have cured this (but rules are there to be broken!). A cracker, nevertheless.
Ber (8242) 2013-01-26 11:05
An interesting daily life picture!
abmdsudi (57148) 2013-01-30 9:03
A great street candid at the market of a 'private' scene here and bags of atmosphere, lovely title too. nice angle of view as they make a superb composition and plenty of stuff interesting props around. Full of local flavour, the pipe does add a little certain something and the essence that tells it's own story of an interesting moment and you just seem to have that very keen eye for a reportage scene like this. But what I like most is their emotion as they look so comfortable with the camera around and you have added interest to the picture and tell a story depicting them in a more appealing light while vividly capturing the depth of feeling. A strong image. I love it, simply delightful shot. My congrats
adores (46299) 2013-02-03 16:53
Another good daily scene from Bangladesh! In a way, they really remind me of the Burmese people. They seem really amused with something - I like their smiling expressions as they look in another direction. The baskets and plastic bags really add to the composition.
PS: "The long neck women make me a little sad also. Somehow, I always get the feeling they are unhappy and I mean these ones and the others in Burma as well, couldn't find much difference".
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (15358)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon 18-200mm VR, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-26 2:30