Portrait of one of the hard working small time street sellers on the street of Chau Doc river town, and this beautiful smiles was not be the last ones I encountered here. In general I found the locals are hospitable, cheerful and the friendly faces can be found almost everywhere.
It's only routine for street sellers usually get up really early, cross the many canals and spend most of the day walking up and down the streets and at the end of the day, tired but with a little bit of money to eat they return home, sleep and the next day they start all over again.
Even though she’s tired, this lovely woman is ready to give me a bit of a friendly smile, a genuine smile of someone who is content with life.
But the smile really hides a hard life.....
Additional picture in Workshop:
See what she has to offer;
Sweet-sourish vibrant red local fruits I have never seen or eaten before.
Those in small plastic bags are hard-boiled quail eggs.
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Giustiniani (2958) 2014-04-18 7:11
un superbe portrait avec un cadrage serré qui concentre le regard sur l'essentiel du visage: un regard et un sourire magnifiques. Bien vu.
COSTANTINO (51850) 2014-04-18 7:40
Hello my friend
the title of the shot describes everyhting
one shot is one thousand words
fine and delicate portrait
welldone and wellseen
eldancer1 (25562) 2014-04-18 7:45
I think I can see your reflection in the woman's eyes. Beautiful smile in spite of the hard life she is living through and I can relate although had not really experienced the hardship of the really poor people. I like the tight framing. Good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
rychem (19971) 2014-04-18 8:41
Excellent portrait taken at the right moment, this young woman is nicely smiling, thanks to the crop frame you have focused on the smile, very well done
holmertz (37589) 2014-04-18 8:46
It's a great human quality to be able to look so happy and cheerful even when living such a tough life for such a small reward. Maybe it's a matter of mental survival to keep desperation and sadness at a distance at any time. You took a sincere and touching close portrait of this charming young woman and her friendly eyes. Vietnam is certainly one of the friendliest countries I have seen.
Fis2 (82320) 2014-04-18 9:06
Beautiful eyes and smiling.
Good frame and colors.
Noel_Byrne (21372) 2014-04-18 9:38
This is such a warm and real smile, a look of genuine happiness in her eyes. A perfect composition to show the light of her eyes, the smile of her soul. The green background is a surprising and very welcome contrast too. I am amazed at how beautiful her teeth are too, so white and perfect. Very nicely done, as always I appreciate you sharing as I continue to learn from your portrait work.
pajaran (48889) 2014-04-18 11:38
Interesantan tekst o prodavcima sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na zenu sa osmehom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontarst, lepo pokazan trenutak, lepe boje.
Sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article about the vendors with a description ...
A nice view of a woman with a smile ...
Good time recording and kontarst, nicely shown the moment, pretty colors.
All the best for the weekend, good luck.
kato (11630) 2014-04-18 23:28
You're capturing well this portrait by a good macro and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see her smiling face. I think that she is noble woman with a good heart for keeping the smile, although it's hard work in daily life. People have the heart sometimes moved to one photograph rather than the novel of 100 volumes.
papagolf21 (83432) 2014-04-18 23:42
Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Voilà un portrait très réussi, naturel et fort bien cadré.
Il y a du sourire dans son regard malgré la vie difficile.
Très bonne journée.
CLODO (29268) 2014-04-19 1:41
a gentle smile to thank you for taking her in picture. She seems to sweat, and there is a strange blue aura in her eyes. Well framed with a splendis green bokeh.
Silvio1953 (116763) 2014-04-19 3:52
Ciao Abmdsudi, great portrait of lovely youg girl, fascinating smile, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good Easter, ciao Silvio
jhm (135732) 2014-04-19 6:55
The teeth and eyes are the two extra nice point view on these portrait picture.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition and nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
subhendu_bagchi (25308) 2014-04-19 9:19
A great close up shot here... You got a fine portrait of this lady with great sharp details and nice colours... Superb one. TFS.
Cricri (101805) 2014-04-19 11:21
j'aime l'idée du cadrage serré qui donne le regard sur son joli sourire et son regard magnifique, bonne lumière, belle présentation de ces fruits rouges en WS
chrislo (4151) 2014-04-19 13:48
A very nice portrait and another beautiful smile from Asia. The most simple language in the world that doesn't need any translation. I like the tight framing here which brings out her sparkilng eyes and wonderful smile, so we get right in close and feel the impact of that smile. The sharpness is excellent and we can appreciate the fine details of her skin. Simply enchanting.
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2014-04-19 15:40
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH, apa kabar?
Sorry for my long no contatct with you due to several reasons. Great and bold close-up creates this so wonderful portrait image as your high sense and inspiration. ASTAGA DAN HIDUP!
All the best and have a good weekend! TAKERO
ourania (27060) 2014-04-20 12:50
an effective and interesting portrait that has isolated the lady from her surroundings and, even in this tight frame, has created specific focal points that attract the viewer's interest and establish contact. The eyes and the smile look so friendly, express her personality and make a strong impact. The warmth of the colours matches the warmth of her expression superbly. The workshop photo is graphical, lovely and intriguing. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-04-21 21:58
Wow, love this close up of this smiley lady, you have captured her with such style, great depth, super colour's and a fantastic cheeky pose.
Well done, Well managed, Tfs.
rogerl (1544) 2014-04-23 13:45
Abmdsudi, the eyes and the smile say it all, what a lovely expression! Good choice of shallow depth of field, giving a wonderfully sharp image on the central object only. Thanks.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (40116)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-17
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-18 7:01