Watching river vendors going about their daily life on Thu Bon river is quite fascinating, a place by the quay side where I spent a whole morning scanning for photo opportunities. She was one of the river vendors and my prime zoomed up target shot, as she paddled her canoe very slowly past me. A profile portrait so immersed in the golden hard light amongst the bustling colourful sight.
I bet one can tell the profound & strong weathered hands have done their share of hard work throughout her life. Hands can be very emotive, and toiled workworn hands can tell so much more than faces and I believe they don't lie. This is a shot about gritty image with huge slice of reality that reflects the grittiness of her life and it tugs at the toughest of heartstrings. A hard life indeed and that's a fact,
but this courageous woman has my upmost respect....
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saxo042 (37594) 2014-04-28 8:37
Two good triangles is this well composed picture. The hat is one and the arms and oar is the other. Very warm and attractive colours too.
lousat (78993) 2014-04-28 8:57
A very original pic,with the covered face and a special light that warm up che colors,nice idea and top quality as usual,very well done! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
cornejo (33202) 2014-04-28 9:07
Hello Abmdsudi, excellent photo closed this detail, an interesting scene of daily life, very well captured in this good, nice and interesting image, with good sharpness, nice light, color and quality level. Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
papagolf21 (87280) 2014-04-28 11:22
Bonsoir, cher Abmdsudi,
Encore un bine joii moment de la vie quotidienne. Dommage que l'image ne soit pas en version large.
Belle réussite, une fois de plus.
jemaflor (86528) 2014-04-28 11:31
well taken, a portrait without face, interesting movement and beautiful light for colors, well made.
pajaran (53269) 2014-04-28 11:57
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku, lep pogled ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan trenutak, lepe boje.
An interesting article on the place and time, nice view ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the moment, pretty colors.
All the best.
Corry (4508) 2014-04-28 12:23
Superbe photo de cette femme qui rame avec le visage caché. La lumière permet d'apprécier les couleurs de l'image. Excellente netteté du sujet avec un fond flou. J'aime beaucoup le résultat. Salutations.
Fis2 (87247) 2014-04-28 13:48
Interesting scene from daily life.
Excellent color, light and depth.
Hands are impressive!
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-04-28 22:33
Wow this is awesome,you have caught the light on this paddler just right. Her hands say it all.
The colours are beautiful, well managed and presented, Tfs.
jjcordier (77356) 2014-04-28 23:01
Sans voir son visage, on devine que les ans ont marqué cette femme courageuse. Une composition très originale pour une photo de qualité.
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-04-28 23:21
a splendid portrait with very nice composition and attractive lights, the realization is excellent. Great shot,
kato (11630) 2014-04-29 0:52
You're capturing well this daily life by a good angle, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle in which a woman is rowing the canoe in the river. It's effective for the color contrast between her clothes, conical hat and pole. And, the light is managed well.
Sergiom (62748) 2014-04-29 5:14
J'aime beaucoup cette composition.J'aime le mouvement parfaitement saisi. J'aime les couleurs très bien saturées ainsi que le choix de la profondeur de champs.
jhm (141107) 2014-04-29 5:15
It light on the hands is extraordinarily, we see clear older hands through the a lot work in past.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
dkmurphys (50376) 2014-04-29 7:06
A simple but very beautiful daily life scene. I like the colors and the warm sunlight. Well seen, enjoy a good day.
adramad (39076) 2014-04-29 7:57
A magnificent composition with these two triangles, creating the shape of the hat and arms holding the boatman rowing boatman shirt, with its showy colors, is a point that stands out in the picture, beautiful color tones in the background diffuse.
Very well managed lighting and very good sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
I wish you a good day.
All the best.
Cricri (108559) 2014-04-29 8:13
L'originalité de cette image est de ne pas voir son visage, mais par contre la position triangulaire que donne les bras et la rame est bien capturer, tout comme la lumière douce du matin, belle réalisation
Silvio1953 (125443) 2014-04-29 9:17
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely and original composition beautiful geometry, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
gildasjan (41744) 2014-04-29 9:58
L'impacte visuel est bien mis sur les bras et les mains dont les textures sont parfaitement rendues par cette bonne gestion de la profondeur de champ.
shreya2000 (1262) 2014-04-30 1:23
A nicely cropped pic having good composition and colours of the boat rider. thanks for sharing.
ourania (33399) 2014-04-30 11:34
you are presenting a very original portrait that says a lot about the subject in an indirect but effective way. The lady's face is hidden by her arm and her raised hand, exalted by the light, becomes a captivating focal point. The light gives warmth and suggestion to the colours, the textures are strikingly natural and it seems that the lady's hand and oar are going to pass through the frame. There's a very intriguing geometry in your composition of diagonals and triangles. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely month,
nikkitta (15228) 2014-04-30 12:08
Before reading the note I noticed the hands, so, well taken capture featuring these ones in full work
Good capture of hard life following the rules with the triangle of the hat well located
As always like and enjoy the presentation with the blured BG
Well done, tfs
tatadalou (6727) 2014-04-30 12:23
Nice close-up on this man. The low DOF helps us to concentrate the look on the main subject. Good warm light at that moment.
chawax (19544) 2014-05-02 2:37
Nice portrait, with a very nice bokeh and a beautiful light. It would have been perfect with the woman looking at you.
siudzi (34113) 2014-05-03 3:37
This is very well framed and cropped image taken during a lovely afternoon. The warm light and tonality made the scene so charming and full of interests. Great capture! TFS.
Have a nice weekend!
mcmtanyel (14523) 2014-05-03 13:25
Very nice selective focus. She has managed to cover her face with her paddling arm and it makes for an interesting sight, a hat without a face. I love the deep colors.
eldancer1 (29373) 2014-05-04 15:32
I like the anonymity of the subject, by the use of the arm to cover her face, making this person representative of all hard working women that ply the river to make a living and not just this particular woman. Nicely composed with awesome lighting and good use of the dof. Very well done, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2014-05-09 20:31
an extraordinary detail and close up!!
all the expression is shown on her hands...
Didi (57620) 2014-05-10 9:49
Great scene very well framed
Good selective DOF setting
A good picture for an exhibition
aliabazari (15995) 2014-08-23 21:00
Hi abmdsudi dear
Insert the hands of the very good hardworking lady. I would like you to believe, the power of the human personality. A shot of humanitarian and deep. Attractive colors. Thank-you for sharing
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (44652)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, ISO 200 RAW, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-28 8:29