Back to my usual fav humanity subject;
A candid shot as I came upon mother and child, but this sweet cutie on piggyback caught my attention even more, just a depiction of a small insight into lives of rural Vietnam. Taken in Tha Pin small hamlet, home to some ethnic Red Dzao hill tribe about 15 km north east of Sa Pa - the former colonial French hill station- on a cool cloudy afternoon at 1500m elevation. The atmosphere in the place was so relaxed and one aspect of daily life that I find interesting, carrying babies this way is a lovely custom and it also offers delightful sight for endless shooting opportunity.
WS1: View from wider perspective
The happiness on their faces belies the poverty ....
obviously they have values beyond riches....
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Royaldevon (38844) 2014-04-02 2:01
I, too, find this shot irresistible!
These is such closeness between mother and child, such security for the infant, who is obviously cherishing every minute. The colours are vibrant but the crop, with such emphasis on the yes, is superb.
Have a great day,
I used to carry my children around with me, in a sling. It was great to be able to go on short journeys without a cumbersome pram, especially where I live, which has few pavements!
lousat (91348) 2014-04-02 2:53
A magnificent portrait caught in a great way,i like this eyes smiling,very bright capture with a spectacular quality like in the full view of the WS,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
mirosu (16227) 2014-04-02 5:12
An excellent photo. Smart choice of tight crop (close-up) to accentuate the child smiling face with splendid sharpness, great color contrast, superb light and very good POV choice.
Very well done.
Sergiom (79633) 2014-04-02 5:45
En effet, quel beau bébé. Un petit moment d'intrusion très bien fait avec des couleurs très vives. Il te fait un bien beau sourire.
jhm (152902) 2014-04-02 5:58
I see this child with a wound above his eye.
A pity that the people this not perfect care, this is specially at later.
Very well composition, nice presentation, TFS.
Have a nice day,
jjcordier (79297) 2014-04-02 6:00
Bon cadrage sur les yeux rieurs de ce petit garçon bien installé sur le dos de sa mère; Bon WS également.
dta (78012) 2014-04-02 6:20
Hello Abmdudi ,
A charming portrait of this cute child . We can see his smile in his eyes . A superb clever framing with only the neck of the mother .
Fis2 (97599) 2014-04-02 6:34
Good frame and super colors.
rychem (36023) 2014-04-02 8:43
What a cute little child! Fantastic shot, vivid colors of clothes and beautiful head gear, very emotional photo
taypejka (1689) 2014-04-02 9:32
You were very lucky to capture smiling eyes of this sweet creature. I love kids, portraits and colours and here is everything in one :). Thanks for sharing.
with best regards
Didi (60588) 2014-04-02 10:08
Great tight composition
Very charming sharp picture and nice colours
holmertz (52722) 2014-04-02 10:09
The title says it all, there's hardly any need to add more. However, it's a very nicely cropped photo, going straight onto the essentials of this composition, and the colours are captivating. We can only guess what is going on in that child's mind at the moment. He/She is probably too small to understand anything else than the safety of the closeness to the mother's body.
pajaran (60617) 2014-04-02 10:50
Interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na dete i zene u narodnoj nosnji ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazano dete i zene u narodnoj nosnji, lepe boje.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
An interesting and good article on the place, with a description ...
Nice view of the child and women in traditional costumes ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely shown child and women in traditional costumes, beautiful colors.
Good work with beautiful photography workshop.
All the best.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-02 12:17
un ritratto, o meglio, un dettaglio di esso con l'attenzione concentrata su un bel bambino abbigliato con i tipici abiti del luogo che accenna un sorriso al fotografo.
Eccellente come di consueto la ripresa.
Ciao e buona serata
kato (11630) 2014-04-02 21:09
You're capturing well this cute child by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle in which the child on piggybackis smiling. It's also impressive in traditional woolen hat that this child wear on head and the mother's sight of its back. It's important and precious that they are keeping life style of the ethnic society which they belong. So, there seems to exist exactly another pure world with racial dignity/ identity different from global standard which is as so that the current world may progress with future.
Corry (4508) 2014-04-02 21:11
Joli portrait de ce bébé transporté sur le dos de sa mère. Belles couleurs vives. Bonne netteté de l'image. Bien fait.
COSTANTINO (65236) 2014-04-02 21:55
Good morning my friend
delicate and sweet shot showing the beauty
of the childhood I liked your useful notes
and particularly your phrase back to my
usual humanity subject your shots have
your personal style and your stamp
I also liked your idea to take shot
carrying babies this way because
it is alovely custom
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-04-02 22:57
a fascinating photo with very nice composition and beautiful details, superb colours and the timing is excellent,
dip (23888) 2014-04-02 23:53
a wonderful shot of the child,I like his facial expression looking direct the lens,
very good sharpness as well.
dkmurphys (58687) 2014-04-03 0:53
Very beautiful face, he sure sits well in there. Charming daily life scene, well taken.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-04-03 3:33
great portrait and with a child posing for it you made sure you got very natural smile and facial expression. Indeed cute kid and very nicely caught in your lens. I like how you let him become the main and only subject in your lens, framing it tight and showing only a bit of the neck of the mother. Lovely colors and perfect sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-04-03 4:18
a nice closely composed frame here with such a sweet smile from that cute baby. Excellent colour depth. Great sharpness too. I like the mood here in this tight composition. Well done. Tfs.
Cricri (119495) 2014-04-03 6:25
Quel beau regard souriant vers toi, il est tout beau avec son bonnet colorée, bien protégé par la couverture au dos de sa maman, vraiment une adorable image d'enfant
saxo042 (37880) 2014-04-03 7:05
Happy smiling eyes and many attractive colours. A very fine candid shot.
adramad (45600) 2014-04-03 8:09
Stunning capture, you offer us here with this wonderful and cute image, I love the expression of the child who looks at the camera and gives the feeling that also smiles, but does not see his mouth, fascinating colors which provides, the original cap that leads to the head, gives great strength to the image.
Very pretty color, which gives a lot of life to the image.
A magnificent brightness management, sharpness also
is perfect for enjoying the details.
Very well seen and well taken.
patpatch (1601) 2014-04-03 10:16
Very nice shot.I like the perfect close up on the face of the children.
That's an intimist atmosphere.We can't see the mooth of the children,but just in looking at his eyes we can be sure,he's smiling to you.
The colours are very beautiful and your crop is perfect.
Silvio1953 (143146) 2014-04-03 11:22
Ciao Abmdsudi, great posrtrait of cute boy, fantastic smiling eyes, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
CLODO (34196) 2014-04-04 5:32
Good smiling baby face surrounded by the bold colors, a cutie!
ourania (45420) 2014-04-04 14:03
I like very much the way you cropped this photo, creating a delightful and intriguing portrait of the baby (a little boy, I think). The context you've included is so minimal: the mother's neck and the traditional colours. The baby's hat and the textures seem to be very important and useful information in this tight frame. There's a fine warmth, the baby must be an adventurous type enjoying his safe position for the time being. His steady glance is captivating and amusing. The workshop picture provides a more thorough glimpse at the people and the women's traditional outfit. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
Noel_Byrne (31130) 2014-04-05 8:10
This little child is indeed very cute, peeping out from her carrier like this, it seems she has spotted your camera and is offering you a beautiful smile to make this capture complete. Interesting comment too about values beyond riches, it often seems the less people have, the happier they can be. I guess chasing money and goods endlessly can make nobody happy. A very heart warming image.
thanks as always
shreya2000 (2511) 2014-04-07 0:00
Good seen moment of the child with parent. YOu have good eye contact with the child.
Thanks for sharing.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-04-07 12:52
This is also the way women caried babies in Latin America and Mexico, rural people
Also similar WS are the colors of their chothes
Your capture is moving because the happy expresion of the child and the use of few matching colors
Well done, regards
siudzi (34141) 2014-04-07 14:11
What a cute kid! I love it! Absolutely well captured and presented portrait pic taken with a wonderful quality and great sense of the moment. Bravo!
delpeoples (58068) 2014-04-12 6:29
Oh you took the words right out of my mouth. he is a cutie for sure. What a personality and I love how we can just see his eyes and nose, yet know full well that he is grinning at us. He looks so snuggly there in his mum's papoose and I love the rich colours. A beautiful and endearing photo, well done.
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day
BennyV (17064) 2014-04-21 7:49
Impossible to resist, this little cutie. But the scars on the face tell a story of a hard life, and make the shot still that bit different, and even more interesting!
Waylim (25502) 2014-04-24 16:10
This is a wonderful photo. What amazed me it that even if we don't see the mouth and lips, we can still feel and see the smile. It is all in the eyes, that sparkles. Just so cute and adorable. No words to describe such moment. My complements to you for catching such wonderfum moment.
adores (45337) 2014-04-28 16:07
You have a good series of Vietnamese hats and costumes, this is another good adition! The little one seems really amused with your presence:)! I like this portrait a lot!
worldcitizen (8654) 2014-08-07 17:55
This is definitely an adorable portrait. The child sees you, and is happy to smile for your camera. :-) His hat is so intricate and beautiful, and it's nice to see the traditional clothes of the adults in the WS. Lovely framing and colors, too. You captured a very sweet moment.