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~ charming Cham ~

~ charming Cham ~
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Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7374 W: 150 N: 15931] (70390)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-14
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-04-20 2:26
Viewed: 1004
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Portrait of a Cham weaver taken in Katambong Chau Phong village in Ang Giang province on the Mekong Delta. There are some 13,000 Muslim Cham community of Malay origin who live side by side with other majority ethnic groups such the Krom Khmer, Chinese and Vietnamese. The Cham who are mostly farmers, live in wooden stilted houses on the bank of Hau river - a tributary of the Mekong River, and across on Chau Giang islets not far from town, while their women folks are actively engaged in pottery making and weaving.

Weaving their traditional threads on a daily basis using old looms, is carried out under the stilted houses during dry season, the tradition that is passed down from one generation to other at the very young age. Colour, design and motif make every cloth unique, no written patterns and all from memory. Please view
more of her artworks in WS.

Additonal Pictures:
Workshop1: A colourful display of weaving wonders by this woman - the pride of Cham community who have managed to sustain their traditional way of life for generations.

Setting: 70 mm, 1/160 sec, F6.3, ISO 200, 1410 hrs

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Ciao Abmdsudi, great portrait of lovely woman with fantastic smile, wonderful colors, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14271 W: 1034 N: 28588] (135918)
  • [2017-04-20 3:54]

Ciao Abmdsudi,

A good head and shoulders portrait of the Cham woman with excellent sharpness and superb color and saturation. I like the repetition of the pattern sin the blue cloth she is holding up. Tfs!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11760 W: 126 N: 21153] (108907)
  • [2017-04-20 4:02]

The face expression of this woman is absolutely fantastic! Not a stolen portrait but she were in pose for you,but the result is still wonderful. I like a lot the precious manifacturies so full fo colors of the WS.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13818 W: 0 N: 16050] (169358)
  • [2017-04-20 5:01]


quel portrait une fois de plus très soignée quel regard de cette dame voilée qui tient ce tissus entre les main quel rendu sur son visage sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

Dobro vece.
Lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lep portret i narodnja nosnja.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.

Good evening.
Nice view, interesting and good text ...
Good work with beautiful photography workshop, beautifully demonstrated, good contrast and sharpness, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured. A beautiful portrait and national clothes.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24413 W: 523 N: 40840] (175730)
  • [2017-04-20 6:15]

Hello Abmdsudi,

I like your nice portrait with the friendly smile of the lady.
Colours and sharpness are perfectly made.
Composition and presentation are excellent.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Bonjour Abmdsudi,

Encore une fois, tu nous offre le portrait parfait. La dame a bien collaboré et nous offre un joli sourire timide. J'aime les différentes couleurs des étoffes.



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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10510 W: 174 N: 17855] (79301)
  • [2017-04-20 6:55]


curious note about this people in vietnan. I never had heard about them. excellent portrait of the woman and her typical clothes. in some aspects the white veil looks like that one used by catholic women in the past. nice use of colors here too.



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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9599 W: 157 N: 15505] (124145)
  • [2017-04-20 7:38]

Witaj Abmdsudi!
Next curious shot, interesting portrait.
I like light and colours.
Well done.
Warm regards.

Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Merci pour ces deux publications. J'aime le portrait et la présentation des réalisations (un travail qui doit demander des doigts de fée et un savoir-faire exemplaire).
Très bonne journée.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3355 W: 0 N: 7688] (56033)
  • [2017-04-20 8:45]

A beautiful portrait of the young woman, she looks like a bride in white veil on the head, the woven materials are really beautiful, excellent photo
regards Ryszard

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2445 W: 34 N: 4392] (24697)
  • [2017-04-20 9:59]

A fine portrait, Abmdsudi, showing the distinctly un-Viet-like features of this charming Cham lady. Even though it seems to be in a sale-situation, the picture is really good. Did you end up buying a piece of cloth?


Hi Abmdsudi!
This picture reminds me of the great paintings, the girls gave and expression are timeless and pure humanity. I think the silk shawl helps too. Fanatic that you got this superb portrait to include her craft, reading your note gives a good appreciation of what we see. Really, really nice photo

hello Abmdsudi an excellent portrait as usual ,another one to add to your wonderfull gallery of portraits maybe the best one on TE
well done

Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy weekend
all your photos have been captured perfectly
like this one I like the expression of her
face and the simpicity of the photo
excellent portrait of a Cham weaver

Very nice portrait, I like the natural sensation given by her expression. Good work!


Hello Abmdsudi,

Thank you for the informative notes which help us understand more about your photograph. It's a fine shot,close, detailed and beautifully composed. The uniquely patterned cloth adds colours and contrast as well as adding to the composition.
The lady's expression is both calm and beseeching.

Have a good day,
Bev 😊

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15450 W: 159 N: 27003] (141836)
  • [2017-04-22 3:12]

Hi Abmdsudi
Joli visage a l'expression pleine de douceur, belles couleurs qui entoure son visage, très beau portrait
best regard

Hi Abmdsudi.
Superb portrait as usual in this subject for you, ideal the relaxed face of the woman, with a half smile, look intently at the camera and seems to bring you the colorful shawl. She is wearing a simple but elegant white handkerchief.
A fantastic photo, with beautiful natural colors, very good lighting and excellent clarity.
Well done. I love.
Enjoy the weekend.
Very best regards.

Hello Abmdsudi
Quit a different portrait than my upload of today of a New York girl. Here much more historical elegance and dignity not so often found anymore in the western world.
Excellent portrait, well done
Have a good Sunday
Groet Rob

Hello Abmdsudi,
This is a very nice portrait with lovely colors.

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