From my old stocks of Vietnam hill tribes. She is a lady of Black Mong tribes. I encounterred with her when I did treckking around Sapa area. She kindly sreverd with hot tea to me and my guide. With assit of guide's I communicated with her for a while. She was 50 years old and had 4 childredn and 5 grand-children.
50 years old is not so old in a sense but hard life and care at this area seem to have left deep lines on her forehead.
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aliabazari (10105) 2012-09-29 18:05
serp2000 (29144) 2012-09-29 23:50
Glad to see your photos after some break. So impressive sharpness... marvelous portrait of an old wise woman.
Another good archive shot from Vietnam!
jemaflor (68837) 2012-09-30 0:16
A very well managed portrait, great light and attitude for this old woman, nice brightness for the eyes, interesting glance.
SWEETFREEDOM (18389) 2012-09-30 0:25
well surely she had and has an hard life her face tell everything about it.
great portrait and details.
siudzi (23837) 2012-09-30 2:26
Wonderful portrait picture of this nice lady. The image is full of lights and interesting elements. Perfectly taken as always. Like it a lot!
mirosu (5507) 2012-09-30 3:44
A perfect portrait, in perfect light, lovely pose, clean and very sharp. I like the way you managed to obtain that kind of expression from this old lady and also the contrast created by the lighting setup you used. Great shot!!!
Miguel82 (7693) 2012-09-30 5:39
Definitely a superb shot
A interesting document about this tribe
I like her traditional earings
Sharp picture, excellent colors and light
raszid62 (18168) 2012-09-30 6:40
Great portrait of an old woman from the mountains. The faces of old women are as maps depicting their difficult lives. Perfect quality and wonderful colors.
dr38 (151) 2012-09-30 6:49
what a impressive portrait. very powerfull eye contact. and very sucsesfull result.
ACL1978 (5729) 2012-09-30 8:33
Between you and Abmdsudi, Takero, we're getting a wonderful documentary trip through Vietnam's hill country! The bright, almost harsh light on this woman's face reveals a lifetime; a weary expression, but also still full of life, with brilliant blues surrounding her. Wonderful capture.
Noel_Byrne (7259) 2012-09-30 9:05
A wondeful portrait image, and a great note to go with it. I would guess that if this woman is only 50, she must have endured some hard times as I do feel she looks a lot older. There is a wonderful kindness to her face, and particularly here eyes though, which ties with you sharing tea with her. Wonderful image.
kiks (11363) 2012-09-30 10:26
de light on the face of this lady showing all the lines of a the hard life. It is beautiful and sad when i see that she is only 50 years old!!
SnapRJW (18674) 2012-09-30 11:00
Hello Takero - This lady has obviously led a hard life but what a wonderful expression of calm and gentleness she has. A lovely portrait that speaks to my soul. Warm regards rosemary
marabu61 (3869) 2012-09-30 14:41
Hello Takero san
50 only? She definitivlly looks older to me (not that one should say that about a women), but a life of hard work just shows its traces.
Beautiful portrait with a great clarity and nice light and the way she is looking in the camera, there is a real connection.
have a good week
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-30 17:27
Hi Dear Takero,
a splendid portrait with very nice composition and attractive lights, the realization is excellent. Great shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
saxo042 (31792) 2012-10-01 8:02
A very sharp and well taken portrait of this woman. A very interesting combination of picture and note, in the true TE spirit.
ourania (12287) 2012-10-01 13:39
Hello dear Takero,
a wonderful portrait in which marvellous sharpness and lighting help the textured face narrate the lady's life story. Her clear, steady, direct, honest and serious glance are captivating. I like very much the colours and the mood they create in combination with the lady's expression and lined face. I think that maybe the guide made a mistake in reporting her age, the lady looks much older. Anyway, her face is most interesting and your work most effective, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
kathryn_weir (1742) 2012-10-04 9:15
Hello dear Takero,
This is a truly beautiful and engaging travel portrait. Wow. The catch lights in her eyes are superb, the lighting perfect and she looks relaxed and comfortable with an interesting expression . Well done, don't know how I missed this one.
TRB (12311) 2012-10-04 12:36
with the details of a perfect portrait.
exposure is excellent.
hidibyendu (585) 2012-10-09 23:09
Just beautiful. Nothing much to talk about. So clear.
JFS (32053) 2012-10-15 11:02
What a wonderful portrait my friend, so sharp, so clear, so bright, I love the woman's regard. Thanks Takero!
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (30039)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 1D MKIII, Canon 50 f/1.4
- Exposure: f/2.5, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-29 17:50