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River life;

While running around in a small canoe scouting out the waterways of Martapura River, I came across this quiet scene along row of houses of stilt. She obviously caught my attention and indeed hard to ignore with her blinding red dress and the distinctive big hat or tanggui' worn only by local Banjarese woman to protect from direct sunlight. A small river vendor attending to her customer, she would ply her trade, goods laden to the brim on a small canoe from house to house selling everything such as fruits, veges etc, A sort of mobile convenient store on a small scale, and constantly on the move along the edge of the river searching for customers.

I'll wager she does a good business there, just glimpses into strangers' different way of lifestyle focusing on the subject of all the human activity and express the third world way of life without ever intruding on their privacy of course. She also has a sense of elegance imho, which seems to isolate her in the setting.

A quick 200mm shot and a tight crop I thought is immediately apparent that they are floating on water.

Not sure if the image says much, but I aimed to portray a specific aspect of life and scenario that may provoke some thought.......

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