Photographer's Note

This was a shot in late afternoon of ordinary 'street people' in a village in Muang Hoa Valley around Sapa, Lao Cai province 330km northwest of Hanoi near the Chinese border at an elevation of 1500m, and home to the Red Dzao, one of the largest ethnic minority groups around this valley.

These are the Red Dzao, waiting for local transport with their famous identity, the distinctive eye-catching bulky fiery red head-dresses which supposedly determine how rich they are depending on size with shaved eyebrows and foreheads. The red colors are almost omnipresent here and a true delight for the eyes.

A quick grab using 300 mm lens, focused on the left fig and the lighting was slightly overcast on a cool weather.

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