Sapa, in Northern Vietnam near the Chinese border, differs from the rest of the country because of its mountainous character and its diverse ethnic background.
The region is home to many tribes such as H’mong and Dzao, which migrated from China centuries ago. Some of them still don't speak Vietnamese.
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samson (1227) 2011-03-24 2:49
The people in the mountains sure have sweet teeth. And they carry parasols to avoid sun tanned.
williewhistler (7229) 2011-03-24 6:14
Hello Erdem,such a colourful and cheerful photograph!
The lady has lots of character that shines through with a broad smile and those amazing ear rings all under that umbrella..
A very nice shot.
Best wishes Les.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-03-24 7:00
nice framing this old lady with her colourfull umbrella...very nice portrait also...I like her joyfully expression also...nice picture...
corjan3 (1877) 2011-03-24 7:57
Very colurful with good composition. Lots of character and pleasing shapes and patterns without being cluttered. Well done.
Ber (8227) 2011-03-24 13:40
Sincere smile! I like her joyfully expression
annjackman (13171) 2011-03-25 0:02
She has a very happy expression. I think the purple theme is very eye-catching. The composition with the umbrella in one corner is excellent. Exposure is very good with a nice out of focus background that lets us concentrate on the main subject. Like those ear rings!
Kind Regards, Ann
Waylim (22349) 2011-03-25 17:49
Image like this one makes me wish to visit Sapa sooner than later. This smile is simple infectious and the most genuine smile I have seen, no shame of the lack of teeth, that is real life in that part of the work. The photo quality is fantastic, the moment perfect, the spirit of learning about the world. 100%
- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3841)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-03
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Sapa, a region of ethnic diversity [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-23 23:40