Let me return to my first love....
Vietnam is a country I know quite well, as I spent some years working there at the end of the last century. Yes, I'm getting old...
Anyway, at that time MUI NE was our 'secret' getaway. Getting there was an ardeous journey and half the fun. But there were a handful of places to sleep and eating fresh seafood out on the beach...what a treat!
When we visited the place again some ten years later, our 'hidden gem' had become a top destination in Vietnam's booming tourist business, much of the beach was now privately owned by hotels and most of the remaining fishermen were confined to the strip in front of the village at the far end of Mui Ne bay.
The kids in this picture had not been born when we first visited Mui Ne. In their short life span they have already seen enormous changes, some for the good, some maybe not so good.
I wonder what they dream of.
Having been born in a traditional fishing community, unchanged for centuries, what do these kids dream of, now that traditional world has 'opened up' so much.
Will they be fishermen, like their dad and all those generations before?
Or do they dream of fast cars and easy money?
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lucasgalodoido (23649) 2010-01-11 11:04
beautiful portrait of this Vietnan Kids, and I like of the low DOF too. Great job, my friend.
holmertz (58234) 2010-01-11 11:59
Nice portraits with a glimpse of the colourful boats and just a hint about the surroundings. Vietnam is certainly a very nice country, but it's changing dramatically fast. Even in the short span between my first two visits, autumn 93 and spring 95, the changes were so great I couldn't believe my eyes.
jhm (158854) 2010-01-12 3:25
Ik kan wel voorstellen wanneer eenmaal gebeten van dit type foto's of regio dan men dan graag terugvalt op deze beelden.
Het portret spreek voor zich, dat is net het mooie en de kracht van deze foto.
Alles lijkt zo echt en waardevol.
Mooi gedaan. Bedankt.
sabya26 (335) 2010-01-12 4:43
Very nice double portrait
You choice of DOF is good
Thanks for sharing
mirarer (4751) 2010-01-14 3:15
This is a nice double portrait. I like the scene with all this colorful boats and details.
Blackwater (11) 2010-01-29 17:55
aside from the beautiful colours and great DOF, I love the poses and expressions of these two little men - I can almost picture the two of them as grown men in exactly the same pose wearing exactly the same expressions.
I'm relatively new to photography and still very much an amateur so apologies for not being able to appreciate the photograph on a deeper or more technical level level but I love it nonetheless.
- Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) (20225)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D40
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Vietnam 2008
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-11 10:53