This is the most common scene in Vietnam, home to plenty of street vendors and a common sight in the unmistakable conical hats, mostly women who walk around narrow streets of the city with a shoulder pole attached to two baskets, sort of mobile mini market. They sell all kinds of goods such as fruit and vegetables and other food products, flowers, costumes, plastic toys, etc.. you name it. Under the hat, you can see a hardworking face, a sweet smile or a sweating vendor etc....
I guess most of us cannot imagine how hard these women work daily to make a living and most of their typical day begin very early at daybreak which end late in the evening. But they are highly visible part that also add so much life and colours to the streetscape.
Taken taken in Hanoi Old Quarter, I would not want to miss capturing that 'moment' as the courageous woman walked the path at a constant pace depicting the sheer physical effort she must put in relentlessly each day and the enormity of the task at hand.
It's a back breaking job, a real test of strength and determination.....
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Noel_Byrne (31628) 2014-03-15 9:21
You mention in your note how these people hurry around, and you have certainly captured that here, the sense of speed and movement in this photo is superb! It looks like if he goes much faster he might travel through time, similar to Back to the Future :) Great shot, full of life and a perfect capture of the feeling you speak of in the note.
Thanks as always
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-03-15 9:29
I love this kind of shots!
A life simply "frozen"in motion.
This technique you have mastered to perfection and the outcome we see is truly amazing and kind of dreamy in its perception and mood.
rbassin (23191) 2014-03-15 9:57
Une très belle prise de vue, bonne gestion de la profondeur et du mouvement; magnifique résultat.
rychem (37325) 2014-03-15 9:59
A lot of dynamics in your photo, i like this running man, very well spotted and captured
ourania (47048) 2014-03-15 10:19
I love the movement and mystery of this picture, the vendor and her baskets are excellently placed in the frame and the movement can be interpreted both as darting forward and (with some imagination) swirling, a fascinating effect. The colours are beautiful, moody and suggestive and it's great how they define the setting and make it comprehensible and significant even through the blur. I also like the description in your note, the hard working ladies are very typical presences in the city setting but their faces most often are invisible. Superb work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Fis2 (99624) 2014-03-15 10:44
Interesting scene from daily life.
Good frame and colors.
Excellent effect (long time?)
pajaran (61808) 2014-03-15 11:57
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan radnik u pokretu, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Interesantan scena iz zivota nosaca.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Nice view and a second ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated mobile worker, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment.
An interesting scene from the life of the spider.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
papagolf21 (103026) 2014-03-15 12:35
Bonsoir, cher Abmdsudi,
Le talent s'exprime bien joliment à travers cette composition.
Bravo pour cette réalisation.
Très bonne soirée.
Cricri (120491) 2014-03-15 13:03
C'est un très beau travail, dynamique et flou a la fois, la personne est bien placée dans l'image, laissant un arrière flou comme dans un rêve, bonne lumière et couleurs, belle réalisation
imageme (1790) 2014-03-15 14:26
Hi Abmdsudi, Nice description about this image. The effect is great to deliver movement. For me, I would like to have the running seller in sharp and the blurry BG and this can be achieved by Pan Blur Technique. Best regards
carlo62 (49993) 2014-03-15 16:46
una foto molto dinamica, il movimento colpisce l'attenzione.
Uno scatto bellissimo, fatto qualche anno fa, ma di grande fascino.
kato (11630) 2014-03-15 20:08
You're capturing well this daily life by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle which this woman is walking around the street with a shoulder pole attached to two baskets.Surely, it looks like a characteristic street scene in Vietnam and hard work for her.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-16 0:05
a very lovely photo with attractive composition, the view is beautiful, great lights and colours,
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-03-16 6:55
A nice example of panning here, Abmdsudi, capturing the motion of daily life in Vietnam. The sense of motion is translated nicely, in rich colors. Thanks!
holmertz (54235) 2014-03-16 9:20
This is a rather timeless shot. Women dressed like this and doing this kind of work have been hurrying along the Vietnamese streets since very long ago. The motion blur captures the atmosphere of a busy street and underscores the woman's hard work.
adramad (46466) 2014-03-16 9:32
Certainly this original composition, gives us a real sense of movement women carrying these vegetables in this curious balance, after reading your note, I thought of doing the hard work in such a long time.
Magnificent this range of very natural colors.
Very well maintained brightness.
Have a nice Sunday.
Schnappilic (9692) 2014-03-16 9:55
You have a good technique for such a beautiful result. Congratulations for this superb result in a perfect frame!
Silvio1953 (145533) 2014-03-16 13:23
Ciao Abmdsudi, great panning, lovely daily life composition with nice scene, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
mirosu (16273) 2014-03-16 19:36
Excellent daily life snapshot, superb motion blur effect. You have captured this local fruit seller from excellent POV angle. The arrangement is well balanced.
Very well done.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-03-16 23:46
Love this scene you have captured, the motion blur adds so much to it.
Super colours, love the mood in this style, Well done.
Oceania (5202) 2014-03-17 7:51
You intentionally used a very slow shutter speed. It brings up an unique and artistic result. It's one photographic style should be appreciated. I enjoy it very much.
Have a nice week!
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-18 3:16
an interesting panning photo tried here. It delivers the mood of walking with load. Nice street photography which is full with colours of life. Excellent shot. Tfs.
mkamionka (37787) 2014-03-19 9:15
beautiful photo, another master piece of yours. You have captured the person in a perfect pose with perfectly blurred background and an attractive back light. Very impressive!
Your note made me appreciate my work a bit more. I complain a lot but there are so many people is so much worse situation, this is a good lesson how to appreciate what I have.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-03-19 13:52
A touching note, full of good feelings toward this ( there are lots of course) working woman, quite agree with you, life is hard for poor woman because , on top , they must do all task for their house, like cooking or washing
From the point of view of the photo, once more you show how good an expert on speed you are
Exellent work congrats
shreya2000 (2609) 2014-03-21 0:13
A different type of speedy pic with good description. I like it. Thanks for sharing,
Didi (60588) 2014-03-25 9:02
Very interesting movement scene
Very good use of the low speed, good lights control
willperrett (11066) 2014-04-02 1:32
Sorry I missed this when you posted it: I've been off TE for a while. I love the impressionistic feel that the slow shutter speed has given you, and don't miss sharpness at all. I may have cropped the yellow sign from the top right, as it seems a little too bright and thus intrusive; but a fine shot nevertheless. I particularly like the ghostly cyclist behind! You don't give technical details, so can't guess exposure; but I assume a dark scene the potential of which you have expertly maximised.
adores (45715) 2014-04-13 18:12
I really like this! When we see this man with the conic hat carrying the baskets we identify the country immediately but the sense of movement really transmits how this city is like and Hanoi is a really busy city.
Waylim (25502) 2014-04-21 20:45
Love the sense of motion and give the feeling of a bustling way of life on the streets, things a moving much faster now with all the motor cycles instead of bicycles like it used to be.
Good depiction of very common scene, very nostalgic for me.
CLODO (34696) 2014-04-22 2:12
Sorry I missed this when you posted it: I've been off TE for a moment.
I like panning shots because we can feel the movement on a static picture. Very good framing with some space in front of him, and the blurred bike. I would have removed the yellow portion, not in accordance with the general hues of your picture.
macjake (69105) 2014-04-24 1:48
now this is different...i try to do the panning thing as well, but never tried it with people...always with bikes or cars.
as you mention in the note, its a strong will and determination that keeps these people going.
fun shot, and a unique twist on the daily life activity. I'll have to give it a try sometime.