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Conical hat worn with a sunny smile

Conical hat worn with a sunny smile
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Copyright: Mics Gumangan (Mics) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 0 N: 169] (984)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-10-11
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Olympus SP-510UZ
Exposure: f/3.3, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-16 0:21
Viewed: 1190
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This lady is one of the vendors selling goods at Phong Dien Floating Market considered to be the best floating market in the Mekong Delta located southwest of Can Tho province in Vietnam. Most of the vendors especially women still uses the traditional conical hat to protect them from the heat of the sun. However, this hat is not only specific to Vietnam as other Asian countries such as Indonesia, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Korea and the Philippines still uses this kind of hat. In the Philippines, it is usually worn by farmers in the countryside and is locally known or called as “salakot”.

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To willperrett: minor touchMics 1 2015-09-18 02:36
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Hello Michelle

You're my next-door neighbour today, and you've anticipated me by posting a b/w photograph! Can't be often that two monochromes are posted sequentially. And another coincidence: we off to Viet Nam next month. I really like this happy, smiling portrait, although I have to say that the subject doesn't look quite sharp on my screen. Otherwise a splendid piece of work.



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  • [2015-09-16 5:39]

Hi Mics

a very soft and out of focus portrait, but her white teeth are so engaging and we feel her joy
Nice B&W mood

Hi Mics
A very beautiful smile, open and honest and warm, there must nobody that a smile like this would not appeal too. You captured the moment in a great frame as well, and your depth of field is really nicely done.
I would wonder how this photo would look in color too though! As much as I like B&W, I think this would be cool in color. I guess that depends on the colors though too. LIke Will, this looks a little blurry to me but I think that a color version, perhaps even with a bit of boosted saturation would look well, and the blur would give the color version a touch of magic.
This is a very cool photo, and the light bouncing off the back of the hat is a nice extra touch.
Best wishes

Lep pogled, dobar tekst o sesiru sa opisom ...
Lepo pokazana zena sa sesirom, dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa osmehom na licu, lep portret.
Lep osmeh na licu i sesir.
Sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Nice view, good text on hat with a description ...
Nice shown women with a hat, good sharpness and contrast nicely captured the moment with a smile on his face, a nice portrait.
A nice smile on his face and hat.
All the best for the weekend, good luck.

Ciao Michelle, beautiful portrait, fanntastic smile, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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