It was a hot afternoon in Myanmar. I was riding a bike around Nyaungshwe, a little village at the north of Inle Lake. As I was riding through a very little village, a woman got out of her house and stopped my course. She wanted me to go in her house, and that was not optional!
I got in, she was making cheroots (the burmese cigars) for a living, her mother was there, her sister in law too... I sat on a bench, they offered me a green tea and a cigar, and we started talking. After a while I took pictures, I stayed something like two hours with them, and after that, they told me they were so happy that I stopped by...
It was a great moment, good memories.
This photo is the third of this serie about making cheroots.
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Aliine (2669) 2010-10-16 5:04
Très beau détail de la "fabrication" des cheroots. La mise au point est excellente.
Personnellement, la partie ronde en arrière plan (un chapeau?) me dérange un peu. Je trouve que les couleurs sont trop semblables à celles de la main et qu'il n'y a pas de réelle "séparation" entre les deux plans.
Dans tous les cas, une photo très douce qui reflète bien ce moment partagé dans cette maison.
Bon week end, Aline
JFS (32459) 2010-10-16 7:20
Beautiful light and great quality. Thanks for your great shot.
sayeed_rahman (6445) 2010-10-16 12:10
i love the lens, any large aperture is always inviting and plays on the photographers/authors mind. it tempts and challenges us, i have not tried still like yet, just people with my 1.4 now. sometime soon.
i liked the note and the contact you made, they are more fulfilling than a digital image, isnt it. well a print is tangible and more worthy. nice image but i think the f is too large. if you are talking about the cigar, we should see more of it as the main element.
bantonbuju (51815) 2010-10-16 12:18
i like people, and their works - that show they use their brains.... and this image is an evidence that you not only saw the things, but you also contemplated them....
best wishes, jerzy
qwcio (109) 2010-10-16 18:11
C'est ma préférée des trois clichés que tu proposes.
Le cadrage me plait, la MAP et la PDC également.
Ces mains "en offrandes" aux cigares, très intéressant je trouve.
En plus, je ne sais pas si tu l'a fais exprès, mais le pot (?) en arrière plan fait presque croire à une hostie qu'elle tient dans sa main!
Bravo pour cette photo.
tusharkmandal (3173) 2010-10-20 4:54
Nice closeup of the hands making cheroot. Nice warm colors and good composition with perfect timing. The skin texture is very well collected.
Have a nice time
ninaL (21348) 2010-12-07 18:03
It's first of all about the "photography".
I like it a lot.
Best regards. Grazyna.
- Copyright: Thomas Schaffner (kaliman) (205)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 450 D, Canon 50mm f:1,8 II
- Exposure: f/1.8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2010-10-16 4:05