An old woman sitting in the shadow, in the market of Dao Sao, in Laos.
Dao Sao Island is part of the Golden Triangle SEZ (Special Economical Zone). This is the area where the three borders (Thailand, Laos and Myanmar) meet and where we can find markets and Casinos. To reach Dao Sao, one can take a boat in Sop Ruak, in Thailand, cross the Mekong River and pay a fee to the authorities there.
A good place for those who want to go shopping or even to try the national whisky. I preferred to walk in the market and watch the place and the locals. For me this place was really useful to come to the conclusion that I must return one of these years and see the real Laos.
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Romano46 (5030) 2013-02-03 6:08
non ho avuto occasione di visitare l'estremo orente, nè tantomeno il Laos, ma questo tuo scatto mi sembra che rappresente appieno l'emblema del paese, o quantomeno dei suoi abitanti.
Hai colto un abitante, e al di là dell'ottima tecnica utilizzata, perfetta in tutto, senza sbavature di alcun genere, che osserva la vita attorno a sè, e sembra essere vittima della povertà, come potrebbe far pensare la mancanza delle scarpe, mentre il cane sembra quasi volerle contendere la bottiglia d'acqua che le tiene compagnia come suo unico avere.
Uno scatto di forte impatto che può essere utile per capire le problematiche di questo paese.
Ciao e buona domenica
Sergiom (39366) 2013-02-03 6:09
J'aime beaucoup ce portrait,Tout se passe dans les yeux et le regard porté très loin.Cette pose semble pour eux très confortable. J'aime beaucoup.
krzychu30 (8951) 2013-02-03 6:16
I´m really impressed by your portrait series from Asia.Taken with great sensibility and intuition for each scene presented.This one is the best proof of that.Beautiful and strong in its message picture.I like the way you framed the scene as well as overall quality and graphical effect.
Have a nice sunday
GREGG (8243) 2013-02-03 7:38
very good portrait of old woman
on the streets of Laos,
good composition, colors and sharpness,
great light and shadows.
Have a nice Sunday,
danos (74066) 2013-02-03 8:48
nice the view of the old woman as sitting on the pavement of the city.I like the good reportage shot from the Golden Triangle.
gildasjan (38238) 2013-02-03 9:30
Il y a un fort contraste entre l'arrière plan et le sujet.la lumière est bien gérée et les textures du visage de cette femme sont rendues avec beaucoup de détails.Bonne soirée
Fis2 (73164) 2013-02-03 12:20
Interesting reportorial photo.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
I like this daily life shot.
ikeharel (37444) 2013-02-04 1:06
Face expression here is most impressive and sad. But, I can see hands with bracelets, so there is some contradiction that sensed by looking at this.
Anyway, you managed a pic. undoubtly raised thoughts.
Fine taken and well presented.
bukitgolfb301 (30141) 2013-02-04 3:30
Hi Ola dear Ana
Oh you were there at this long journey. Glad to see this significant portrait. Very sharp and clear image as usual but her meningful expression is so appealing.
Thanks a lot and have a good day!
abmdsudi (26339) 2013-02-04 5:47
A fine shot, Her eyes have a mass of character but unsure about her emotion and the far-away-look. It's an excellent image and really captures just as she is but her attitude is a story on its own. Your composition is wonderful, spot on with the positioning sharp in focus and lovely dark background in natural colors. I think you are able to capture her mood indeed speaks volumes. Fine capture, Congrats
wolf38 (28260) 2013-02-04 9:02
Hello Ana. My compliments on this subtle photo. The face of the old lady is characterized by the many years of life. I like the naturalness of the image.
emilbo (20876) 2013-02-04 9:48
Ça ne semble pas aller, pour cette vieille dame, comme elle le voudrait à voir son expression découragée. Peut-être que son ami le chien va lui redonner espoir. Inréressante présentation et bon rendu des détails et des couleurs.
Félicitations!... et bon début de semaine,
Noel_Byrne (7488) 2013-02-04 9:52
A beautiful people shot, composed really nicely. This woman looks like she has seen a lot in life, and her face seems to tell a thousand stories. Great idea to include the dog on the right too, he almost seems to be sneaking into your picture. Very nicely seen and captured, thanks for sharing.
People pictures like this is an element of photography I have never really tried, so I love learning the craft a little by admiring captures like this.
All the best
vladic (4153) 2013-02-04 14:18
J'aime tous tes beaux portraits, aussi différents qu'ils soient, et surtout j'aime beaucoup l'expression de cette vieille femme, les couleurs naturelles et d’excellents détails.
mirosu (5533) 2013-02-05 0:23
An excellent photo. Smart choice of horizontal frame to accentuate the woman with splendid sharpness, great color contrast, excellent light and very good POV choice. Very well done.
marabu61 (3960) 2013-02-05 1:53
A great informal portrait of an old women,
Her sad face inspires one to reflect on the situation of the poor all around this world.
Very well framed with the dog in the frame adding to the sad mood of this picture.
have a good day
thebest (3370) 2013-02-06 15:34
Congratulations on this portrait of this elderly lady - I find her fascinating & I am wondering whether or not she is living in poverty or not... the jewellery is an indication that she is better off than most & I hope that this is the case for her at this stage of her life.
She certainly looks sad.
Waylim (22357) 2013-02-06 22:35
A great shot, she looks so said and she look like she has bad eye too. Such a compelling image that evoke emotion in me and sympathetic feeling. A very good shot taken with sensibility.
delpeoples (45022) 2013-02-07 12:18
Ola dear Ana
This is a sensational portrait, that reminds me a lot of Patrick Yquem's work or that of Abmdsudi. The colours are wonderful but it is the definition and sharpness that make this photo the masterpiece it is. Superb job my firmed, congratulations.
fabbs99 (5571) 2013-02-08 12:55
Superb portrait of the old lady with great sharpness and clarity.Very well done.TFS.
Angshu (51174) 2013-02-20 7:10
This is a good natural portrait of the old lady in traditional Laotian tribal dress. You have handled the exposure very well here. Interesting aspect is the stray dog & the water bottle. Well done portrait!
Ber (8227) 2013-02-20 10:43
This is a good natural portrait of the old lady.
This woman looks like she has seen a lot in life, and her face seems to tell a thousand stories.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (28262)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-16
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-03 5:54
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