From all the locals I've met in Myanmar, this woman was one of my favourites. I met her in the big market of Nyaung U, near Bagan, and I really liked her expression at once. Smoking her cigar, she seemed so far away from all that crowd around her. I took several photos and I finally selected this one.
The big market of Nyaung U is a really good place to meet the locals and watch their daily life.
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siolaw (38290) 2010-09-12 22:40
It is probably the Nyaung U market? Good framing of the lady with her big 'cheeroot', typical of the area.
Compo is well balanced by the leons on display.
TopGeo (38206) 2010-09-13 0:04
Hi Ana! Realistic picture of the market with an interesting picture reviews pertreto street mefotismo contrasting colors and great frame and good details that are visible!
mauro61 (52623) 2010-09-13 0:25
sigaro, fumo e tanti pensieri sul volto di questa donna.
Ottima la resa e brava ad aver colto l'attimo,
un caro saluto
bona (13127) 2010-09-13 8:53
Esse charuto é do bom! Gostei dos frutos em primeiro plano, parecem uma mistura de melões com melancias. Bonitas cores e enquadramento. Gosto de fotos de pessoas nativos em seus cotidianos.
leo61 (0) 2010-09-13 10:56
A good shot of this cherot smoking woman.
You managed the difficult light well and I like her pose and the composition with these fruits in the foreground.
batalay (35875) 2010-09-13 20:25
Excellent photograph of a slice of life in Myanmar, shot almost exactly a year ago. The large cigar seems incongruous, but what a character. How did you communicate with her. I imagine, flashing a warm smile and holding up a camera was sufficient for her to understand your motive.
Bluejeans (64249) 2010-09-14 5:05
Beleza este momnto com esta mulher a fumar charuto ,gostei do seu olhar distante , interessante estas melancias pequenas , boas cores e luz , parabéns !!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
paura (47166) 2010-09-16 13:50
Interessante como a mulher fuma um charuto tão grande. A imagem está muito interessante, repleta de elementos de grafismos significativos.
nikkitta (15334) 2010-09-17 16:41
Adoro los mercados, es la forma de ver la vida de los locales
Esta foto tiene muy buenos colores y detalles interesantes
La mirada de la mujer como alejada de lo que ocurre a su alrededor esta magnificamente captada!!
He visto fumar esos cigarros en algunos paises de America
bukitgolfb301 (36742) 2010-09-19 19:39
Hello my dear Ana
Great portrait by so natural approach.
Nice composition and well calcurated framework as well.
Her ecstasy expression is attractive but she had better think of her helth. Blessing on your great job and thanks for sharing, Have a nice start of new week and Best regards,
PS. Some friends ask me how many festivals we have in Japan. The answer is not offically comfirmed but around 20,000. I will take up as much as possible for my life.
Gerrit (49840) 2010-09-20 0:07
wonderful portrait of this smoking woman with her watermelons and her thoughts far away from them.
vasilpro (40997) 2010-09-20 8:01
Wonderful daily life composition, beautiful scene, excellent portrait with very nice expression, very good colors, very nice POV, fine photo work.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
emka (81954) 2010-09-20 22:29
It is indeed very impressive shot. She seems very deep in thought. Woman smoking such a big cigar, I have never seen a view like this. Funny pots with triangular hats. I like the photo very much.
delpeoples (53667) 2010-09-21 4:41
Hi Ana, wow that's one impressive big cigar that lady is smoking. Your title says it all, she really looks lost in her thoughts. What a great POV, you really have interracted well with your subject. Great sharpness and colour. TFS and I wish you a good day, Lisa
ciakgiak (30421) 2010-09-21 14:06
oltre a cogliere un bel momento ed una splendida espressione pensierosa, hai composto un ritratto di rara intensità emotiva.
Eccellente la qualità, la luce ed i colori.
Un caro abbraccio
marietom (34609) 2010-09-25 9:57
Joli portrait, avec ce cigare assez impressionnant !
Charo (51210) 2010-10-04 8:00
La imagen es relamente curiosa, con la mujer fumando ese gran puro y esperando que le lleguen clientes para vender sus productos.
Un magnífico retrato capturado en un buen momento.
KateinDenmark (1634) 2010-10-12 10:19
This is a very interesting image. I can't help but wonder what is in that cigar, considering the far away look in her eyes. She is such a beautiful woman, that the cigar seems indeed odd and out of place. One wants to know more about her. Thanks for sharing her with us.
jmdias (57061) 2010-10-13 17:17
que retrato fabuloso !
gosto muito da expressão dos olhos dela, como dizemos aqui, ela estava viajando na maionese . haha.
os detalhes como a água nestes frutos e a mão dela segurando aquele instrumento, a fumaça rodopiando na superfície de seu rosto, tudo isto resulta num trabaho impressionante. parabéns
Urs (14082) 2010-10-14 20:03
After a break of about a week I finally returned to TE, first I could not see any pix on TE and then the PC crashed 2 days ago and needed to be formated. Now everything is back to normal. It was a nightmare as I actually should work!!! Thanks for your critique of my night shot from Kuala Kedah - now it was not really the blue hour but also not really night. Are you promoting smoking? Just kidding, it is an excellent of this tribal woman selling the water melons. I have tried these cigars once, when I still was smoking, but that was decades ago. Good photo job.
ikeharel (59615) 2010-10-22 1:24
An exelent face expression, Ana.
Well taken photo with clear details, like the water drops on the watermellon, and no backlight from the area behind the hut.
holmertz (42831) 2010-10-23 8:10
This is a nice portrait, where the cigar in the woman's hand very clearly shows that it was taken in Burma and not any of the neighbouring countries. She is nicely complemented by the heap of melons. I wonder what was on her mind. Boredom, or maybe worry about the future? Burma is not an easy place to live,
Miguel82 (25049) 2013-02-23 3:47
Very authentic shot Ana
It is not a country all people go
You've taken very well the action and I like your title
Waiting for the customers and smoking her cheeroot
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (38709)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-19
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Myanmar [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-09-12 15:38