Walking a big, chaotic, sometimes dangerous city like Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City officially, but Saigon to the locals still), is rewarding, eye opening, and a wonderful assault on the senses.
I snapped this woman as she watched my friend buying a mask to combat the pollution. Often after a street snap, I engage with a smile, and a chat, and the wonderfully friendly people of Saigon are always open to a chat and a smile.
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ciakgiak (30425) 2012-11-06 1:39
splendid portrait, great subject, very well done.
sandpiper (6788) 2012-11-06 2:57
Good study of this woman in the market, what is she thinking? A lovely moment in time, excellent composition
mayjayne (5152) 2012-11-06 3:51
Great street shot with details that that tells a lot about this woman and her life in Saigon.
JFS (32459) 2012-11-06 5:08
Fascinating portrait, so intime light, so good. Thanks Justin!
BennyV (15057) 2012-11-07 4:49
Oh, those Saigon streets...
I'm glad you liked the Vietnamese people, Justin. Some think they are a bit... err.. confrontational... that they come too close... I think that's rubbish and love 'em!
Good colour tonality in this evening/night scene. The conical hat, the pyjama trousers, the rambutans, even that can of red bull(?)...it all adds to the scene's distinctive 'coleur locale'.
And then the food...don't start me talkin'...
lpi (4857) 2012-11-07 6:20
un très beau portrait avec une belle lumière, j'aime l'expression de cette dame.
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-11-12 6:58
Gorgeous light here, Justin - soft and warm, perfectly captured with a large aperture. She's a fascinating subject - there's a lot of interest in those eyes as she watches what's going on around her. And that's quite a load she's carrying around as well!
I've never had the pleasure of visiting Vietnam (or anywhere else in Asia, I'm afraid) so thanks for posting so many great street scenes - as I wrote to someone else here today, one of the many beautiful things about TE is the ability to live vicariously through the photos of others.
adores (42369) 2012-11-13 15:42
A good daily scene, with good light and focus! I really like her pose, the hat.... Seems your friend really got her attention. It seems she hasn't noticed you with the camera!
- Copyright: Justin Button (Juzo) (4347)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-26
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D3000, Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8 G
- Exposure: f/2.2, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-06 1:05