The monsoon had reached Mondulkiri. Walking back from the morning market the black clouds rolled in and the heavens opened. Had no choice but to take shelter in this petrol station cum fruit stall with this small crowd. By the time the rained eased off I had managed to gain their trust for a group picture.
The town of Sen Monoram is little more than a three sided roundabout, three red laterite roads, a disused airstrip and a small market. But the surrounding area is stunning. A few of the villages still work elephants, the beasts being the most apt to negoiate the small jungle paths.
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pnphan (3957) 2005-08-24 3:35
very good point of view. capturing the group of people with deferent look on their faces. I like the way your picture show different characteristic on each person face.
gaby (19819) 2005-08-24 9:52
Hi Elaine I like a lot your street life shot - they are wonderful - This one is very nice and the group of people seem happy -
Have a nice day
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-08-24 18:30
Hi Elaine, I saw the thumbnail this morning, and without seeing the name I knew it was yours. Which means that you have your own style, i guess.
Wow, how they smile at you (not all though), and how proud they all look at you. It is really very wet, the color of the foremost puddle is beautiful, BTW ;-)
I love the woman in the pink blouse!
kevinos (7385) 2005-08-26 3:24
Oh yes! A wonderful, wonderful scene.Youve got it all. the faces of the peopel, the produce, the rich dark colours and the smell of the monsoon rain. It is a superb capture. regards Kevin
ishai (4097) 2005-08-26 11:13
I would not mind to be under this rooftop with all the delicious vegetables and fruits
If the butcher is near by its going to be a great party
It a good and natural group photo, people come over as friendly ,except the one in the middle all covered up, didnít she want to be recognized or is it a religious thing ?
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-08-28 4:49
Nice pov, and great how all the people seem to be arranged in a very disciplined manner, the brown muddy floor is so well captured.
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14303)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-06
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 70, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Cambodia & Vietnam
- Date Submitted: 2005-08-24 3:07