The merchants of the floating market near Can Tho in the Mekong delta tend to specialise in one item with the three larger boats in this photo selling pumpkins. Their customers are mainly store keepers or restaurant operators who buy in bulk. Small boats travel around selling hawker food to the traders.
Here a woman scoops out stock for a noodle soup. All her condiments and other ingredients are close by for easy access. As with the traders the hawker boats usually sell one item only.
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dkmurphys (60871) 2012-01-27 0:57
An interesting dynamic world there. Very well catch this mobile kitchen. Enjoy the day.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-01-27 1:19
Hello Ian. The floating market in Chan Tho. Here all the dealers are busy with some services. I like to think back to this beautiful and vibrant market. You've photographed a beautiful and lovely scene. Rgds, Wolfgang.
RGatward (20086) 2012-01-27 2:11
Nice arrangement and dynamic between the two on the left, though a pity the guy on top doesn't seem part of the story.
macondo (19670) 2012-01-27 3:20
How are things?
You got in nice and close for this one, and/or have cropped it judiciously. We get a great view of the various cooking utensils and condiments she is using, just as if she were a street hawker. Great colours against greys, and superb sharpness. The mans' absorption in watching her is a great feature of this one.
mesutilgim (95854) 2012-01-27 12:41
Very nice capture with perfect pov and perfect timing.
Interesting notes as well.
TFS and best regards
mafegan (8624) 2012-01-27 15:51
Seems you had a better day for visiting the Mekong Delta than I had. I was there in the pouring rain with limited visibility. Nice to see such a close-up of all the action. I think the composition could be improved if there was more sky area above the man at the tops's head - perhaps a little of the water at the base could have been cropped out! Cheers, Marlene
delpeoples (58866) 2012-01-29 19:36
I love these shots! Fishermen and women are so interesting to photograph and looking at that big pot is making my mouth water, especially since I'm on a diet :)
Nice take, thanks for sharing. I hope it's fined up down there.
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (10715)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 18-250
- Exposure: f/11, 1/750 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Indo China
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-26 21:48
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