Riding their bikes on Ba Dinh Square, just in front of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, three Vietnamese officers have fun while pushing the pedals.
Considering the date I took this photo, it's probably an April Fool's Day joke.
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Suppiluliuma (3887) 2012-08-10 4:04
It should be, considering all the military officer faces I've seen on the square were far from "smileys". :-)
rbellemare (2109) 2012-08-10 4:06
Superb portrait of those three policemen. A perfectly sharp image. Great colours and good light.
kathryn_weir (2056) 2012-08-10 4:12
The officers we saw in the square were much less animated than your trio. The fellow with the casual hand in the pocket in the background is a nice touch. great , fun capture, with your usual attention to detail, sharpness and perfect framing
Thanks for sharing
serp2000 (41084) 2012-08-10 4:20
This is rally funny capture. Their uniform is copy of the old Soviet (and Chinese) army uniform. Well seen.
I'd like that all officers and sodiers of the world get the same amusement everyday. No more.
dta (69138) 2012-08-10 4:36
Bonjour Andre ,
C'est vrai qu'il y a quelque chose de bizarre dans cette scène . le sourire des policiers et les vélos ne vont gère avec le sérieux des uniformes .
Belle capture .
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-08-10 5:48
What an odd and unique moment you've captured, Andre - certainly not how most military officers are pictured, especially not Vietnamese military. You could easily replace them with schoolchildren and it would make the shot far more natural!
The juxtaposition, along with how you've arranged them in the frame and the shallow DOF, make this a good crisp and attention-grabbing photo, and you've captured their expressions perfectly - each man has a story to tell here.
jjcordier (77592) 2012-08-10 23:04
Il n'avait même pas vu le poisson d'avril accroché dans son dos! Une photo amusante ce qui n'empêche pas d'admirer sa composition parfaite et sa qualité au top. Un joli moment que tu as capturé là.
gildasjan (41854) 2012-08-11 0:21
Une très bonne prise de ces trois hommes en uniforme.
Bien cadrés et nets.Une image de très bonne qualité.
Bartleby (13552) 2012-08-11 6:10
je vois que tu reviens à un de tes sujets favoris! Super cette prise avec l'attitude de ces officiers hilares!
wolf38 (31282) 2012-08-13 10:14
Hello Andre. Uniformed friends on the bike. This is in Vietnam usus and certainly no joke. I love the happy faces. So a photo you do not see every day. Well observed and photographed. Rgds, Wolfgang.
jemaflor (86932) 2012-08-13 23:19
Beaucoup de spontanéité et gaité dans cette vue, un contraste intéressant entre l'austère tenue militaire et ces éclats de rire. Parfaite map sur tes sujets.
agjika (3616) 2012-08-17 16:04
This is a great moment that you have captured here. Great candid shot. What capture my eye though is their belts, when I did my national service in the communist Albania we wore exactly the same belts! It has got to be a Chinese thing but I am not sure.
Thanks for sharing
nikkitta (15438) 2012-08-17 17:02
Well captured image of the smiling military officers joking and smiling in a relaxed way
A funny scene that is more than that, not easy to saw and catch :)
Greetings and TFS
macjake (58236) 2012-08-21 3:32
very cool shot.
did you know this was going to happen, or is it a grab photo?
I ask because it makes me wonder if this is a common occurance, having the officers ride in on bikes!
its really funny to see that all 3 of them have their left hands off the handlebars.
certainly a unique offering to TE, well spotted
- Copyright: Andre Roberge (InasiaJones) (31524)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
- Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-10 3:54