Wonder what she is doing in the late afternoon! She puts passion & soul and so deeply engaged in everything she does here and i just love to capture a moment of her busy life from some distant. This was shot in a village called Ban Mai 5 km south of Louangnamtha, showing a colourful highly energetic Tai Dam woman in Namtha river searching for edible river weeds found to be in great abundance on the clean fast flowing river. The green harvest is gathered using netting scoop then squeezed and finally brought home and sun dried - as food supplement.
Camera setting was preset manually to widest possible aperture to keep the background soft uncluttered and this was the result I aimed for from quick burst of shots. This capture a daily slice of life, is one take straight on shot, if I don’t get it right the first time it will probably never happen again.
I truly enjoy the freedom of being on my own in this friendly photogenic remote outpost, set my own rules and move at my own pace. I enjoy every moment of it and being out there is fun and I am at peace alone while watching the river of life....
WS1: Overall river view
WS2: Fruits of her labour - the fresh green stuff
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Sergiom (82931) 2013-12-15 5:28
J'aime beaucoup la position de la dame dans cette photo. Elle nous laisse voir son environnement liquide. La lumière dans son dos réchauffe les couleurs.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-15 6:00
Amazing shot! The black background and the water - created a perfect base for the back-lighted human figure. The sprinkles and the droplets are simply wonderful. And ... your trademark - colors and composition - which always create a unique atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing another marvel.
With best regards,
pajaran (62566) 2013-12-15 8:24
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepe fotografije u radionici.
Voda je izvor zivota ...
An interesting article on the place and time ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful photography workshop.
Water is the source of life ...
All the best.
Fis2 (100778) 2013-12-15 8:33
Good frame, colors and depth.
I like this daily life shot.
ourania (47858) 2013-12-15 8:35
I hadn't seen this practice before and your photo, as well as those in the workshop, are a wonderful opportunity to learn about it. I like very much how you managed to have only the lady and the river in your picture, keeping your composition so simple, balanced and pleasing. The lady stands out superbly, in spite of her movement, the flying droplets of water evoke the action. I love the light and the colours. Such an interesting glimpse into a daily life so different from my own. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
cornejo (43859) 2013-12-15 10:14
Hello Abmdsudi very good photos of these interesting and beautiful scenes of everyday working life in the river, well captured in these very good and nice pictures with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good morning and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
holmertz (55029) 2013-12-15 10:16
As always you placed the woman in the right spot and gave her a perfect background that didn't disturb the view. I love the warm light falling on the river and her back. The strong blue, red, yellow and green features give the composition a dynamic appearance. The workshop photos are also first class. The weeds look quite delicious, but of curse I don't know if I would appreciate their taste.
lousat (93714) 2013-12-15 10:56
Special moment,special light,special colors and special atmosphere.This decentralized composition is really beautiful,an excellent capture of the daily activity of this woman,great shots on the 2 ws too! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
papagolf21 (103874) 2013-12-15 11:49
Bonsoir, cher Abmdsudi,
Nous restons dans le beau pour notre plus grand plaisir.
Quelle image proposée : superbe, une fois encore.
Très bonne soirée.
kato (11630) 2013-12-15 16:55
You're capturing well this daily life by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle in which the woman is working in the river. It's also impressive in her traditional hat. The light is managed well, and colors is hamonized well by a tasteful combinations. And, the droplet draws out a good effect.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-16 1:43
sempre eccellenti i tuoi ritratti.
In questo hai congelato l'azione della signora e le stesse gocce sospese nell'areia fanno da complemento alla bellezza del soggetto.
Sempre eccellente la messa a fuoco e la bravura nel concentrare l'attenzione sul soggetto con una giusta composizione.
Ciao, buona giornata e buon inizio di settimana
Noel_Byrne (32108) 2013-12-16 2:57
Your note means so much when attached to this picture, I can almost put myself in your position, watching the scene unfold from a distance, and pressing the button at just the right moment to capture this wonderful scene. You certainly have achieved what you wanted, the lady is pin sharp in the frame, and as always composed in the perfect place, facing as she is into her workplace under that lovely light.
Portrait is a weak point for me, so its always a pleasure to view and learn from your work.
Thanks as always
mirosu (16273) 2013-12-16 5:14
Very beautiful composition and framing of rural daily life scene with tranquil atmosphere. An excellent executed image. Colors, sharpness, light, POv and DOF are fantastic, the light reflections excellent. The woman is fully concentrated on her daily work without noticing you, this makes the photo very natural. I like it. Well done.
adramad (46992) 2013-12-16 8:15
A wonderful composition with this woman, doing your daily work in the river, in this case according reads your interesting note, looking for some kind of food. her wardrobe and especially his head touched the note puts exotic, lovely water color, with those nice shine.
A very good natural color.
The brightness is very good, as is the sharpness.
Well done. I love my congratulations.
Have a good day.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-12-16 10:41
Interesting note and WS to present the original task this woman is doing (like the very green river weed ), first time I saw it, must be a new subject in TE
Great way to manage your camera, catching not only this unique scene but the drops of water on a dark blurred background
Well done, TFS , meaning it
Quite understand you , best way to enjoy taken photos is to be alone and stay or stop when you want
Cricri (121309) 2013-12-16 10:52
Belle scéne de vie capturer au bon moment, en pleine action, des couleurs magnifiques et une belle postion de la dame, j'aime la lumière sur le WS 1 et l'intéressante présentation sur l'autre WS, de belles présentations
emilbo (22616) 2013-12-17 8:32
Merveilleux moment de la vie quotidienne là-bas avec une belle lumière de fin de journée. Merci de nous montrer de belles images d'ailleurs. Magnifique photo accompagnée d'une excellente note et de superbes couleurs.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne journée,
Silvio1953 (146767) 2013-12-17 12:34
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely daily life composition with nice woman at work, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
COSTANTINO (66601) 2013-12-17 12:41
shot with beautiful vivid colors so natural
and impressive I really liked the originality
of this composition and your useful notes too
Didi (60588) 2013-12-18 7:29
Very nice local scene with an interesting lateral lights ambiance with a nice dark background
Wanda1 (15142) 2013-12-20 1:13
A lovely capture of this lady at work, with a great off centre composition and a beautiful light that just enhances everything so well. Well seen a photographed. Just as you say she puts passion and soul into here work, so do you with your photographs.
Waylim (25502) 2013-12-20 16:00
Very lovely shot, and a very lively scene on the river. Laos people love their fishes, mostly small fishes. Loas has no access to the ocean, so all the fishes are from the river. Catching fishes in many different method is the livelihood and activities. With the Dam China is building on the river, I wonder what kind of effect that will have for the people in Laos who depend so much on this river.
Excellent photo, I love the splashes of water against the dark background.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (55670)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, ISO 200 RAW, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-15 5:22