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Colours of a North Vietnamese market

Colours of a North Vietnamese market
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Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4390 W: 17 N: 10348] (42367)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-04-09
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-09-07 12:44
Viewed: 726
Points: 54
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Bac Ha - Colours of a North Vietnamese market

No experiment this time.
I thank everyone who has given his honest opinion on my previous picture ‘Meal time’.
Meanwhile, that picture has been inactivated by TE. I had violated the TE terms of service …
What a villain I am.

The three pictures here are dedicated to anyone who wants to make life more colourful.

The products sold on the Bac Ha market are mainly food and everything for use in the daily life of the local population.
Live animals are also sold.
And to a lesser extent items that can be attractive for foreign visitors.

The visual most beautiful of all are however the many Flower Hmong people who visit this market in their colourful dresses.

Tue, fritzi007, PiotrF, ikeharel, papagolf21, Fis2, holmertz, jhm, abmdsudi, danos, ChrisJ, adramad, COSTANTINO, Cricri, cornejo has marked this note useful
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11923 W: 126 N: 21559] (110447)
  • [2017-09-07 12:54]

Hi Paul,a " natural" view this time after your nice experiment of the child with the changed background. Markets are always a great opportunity to take daily life sceneries full of colors and things to watch,and this is a beautiful example! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9304 W: 57 N: 15753] (58348)
  • [2017-09-07 13:33]

Hallo Paul,
Nog zo'n prachtige en kleurrijke foto van een markt. De zachte kleuren zijn heel mooi en gaan zo goed samen. De gedetailleerde patronen van de kledingstukken zijn ook schitterende en goed, duidelijk in beeld gebracht.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
  • [2017-09-07 13:44]

hello Paul,

I am sorry for the deleted picture :L(. I appreciate something new and creative specially when usually we see here rather standard views. I wanted to write something but I was too slow. The first impression was fantastic. The kid was so cute. And the note was interesting too. But then I had mixed feelings - it looked artificial. Maybe the sides were too sharp? But I like experiments, successful or not. So pity they are not allowed here.
No problem with this picture. Fantastic market. Nice items sold but the sellers are here the main attraction, specially for Western visitor. I wonder what are these sticks?
This view reminds me the markets in Guatemala, they are also specialists in embroidery. (I still have some, now I do not buy anything).

Kind regrad s Malgo

Also I have violated the TE Terms of Service and I have deleted all my photos over 800 photos) and sent me almost a year into exile

Good night

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
  • [2017-09-07 16:51]

Hello Paul,
Interesting scene from the Vietnamese market. Colorful picture with amazing viewpoint and composition.Good framing and lovely natural colors.
Thank you for informative note.
Fine presentation.

Hello Paul,
Yet another outdoor market, a garment market I can tell from the scene.
A bit under-saturated, but still the available light gave good impression of the vivid colors.
My best regards,

Bonjour, cher Paul,
J'aime cette contribution photographique qui respire le réalisme.
L'on image bien les femmes converser entre-elles.
Les couleurs pétillent joliment.
Belle réalisation.

Salut Paul,
Superbes toutes ces teintes de ces étoffes, un marché haut en couleurs bien cadré avec cet effet grand angle et la présence de ces personnes, bonne gestion de la lumière.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9874 W: 157 N: 16079] (126553)
  • [2017-09-08 0:50]

Witaj Paul!
Very nice scene from daily life, market makes impression.
Good frame and composition.
Interesting colours.
Well done.
Have a nice day.

Hello Paul,
I think you were anxious not to fall into the trap of making this as bright and colourful as possible. It would have been tempting to increase the "exotism" by oversaturating the colours. I was surprised to find this so relatively desaturated, but rather that than the other way around. The clothes for sale are remarkably beautiful and some of the women are very nicely dressed. The traditional crafts are clearly made for everyday use. I agree with you about the choice of main upload, for the reason that you mention.
Kind regards,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24633 W: 523 N: 41345] (177668)
  • [2017-09-08 4:38]

Dag Paul,

Ook uw tweede foto uit uw serie van het markt geburen is heel mooi.
Maar de drie foto's tezamen geven a mooi zicht over het geburen.
Wat mij wel opvalt is de netheid rond de kramen, iets dat wij niet verwachten over het algemeen.
Een markt zonder voedsel zou geen markt zijn, dat is ook bij ons zo.
Heel mooi gedaan Paul, pracht werk. Bedankt.

Groeten uit Oost Vlaanderen,

Hello, Paul!

Another beautiful capture of this market, so full of colors, and with the interesting pattern created in the foreground by these clothes. There is something I just can't understand. For months we've been complaining about the problem with the exif data and the moderators don't fix it, but a simple photo and they immediately delete!

Dag Paul
Dus de TE-politie heeft dus weer een keer toegeslagen. Ik dacht net dat ze met pensioen waren gegaan, maar ze hebben kennelijk jouw eerlijke experiment uitgekozen om hun gezag te herstellen. Die borstels op deze heerlijke foto lijken precies op de roe van zwarte piet en die verdienen ze wat mij betreft voor hun overdreven regelzucht,
Groet Rob

Ciao Paul
fai attenzione a come ti comporti, dopo tre volte arrivano i gendarmi direttamente a casa tua....
Splendido mercato colorato, le tre foto esprimono al meglio questa particolarità.
Basterebbe il primo piano di questa foto per fare una immagine fantastica.
Buon we

Olá, Paul!

Mais uma foto com lindas cores! O laranja faz um contraste bonito com o roxo. Além das boas cores, a luz e o enquadramento também são bons. As pessoas são detalhes importantes.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3449 W: 0 N: 7971] (57329)
  • [2017-09-08 21:59]

A very nice lively market scene, not only local products are very colorful but also clothes of people, very well captured
regards Ryszard

Hi Paul
The riots of colour and gathering of the props are really appealing to human eye! giving a splendid taste to this indigenous market and a glorious full frame image. A brill display presented before a sharp shooter and blend of human element is so vital here. Indeed a mouth watering shot - you are lucky!!!

Delightful to view, thks for sharing and your excellent infor note is much appreciated.

Best regards

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2017-09-09 1:13]

Hello Paul,
one more nice colourful scenery from the open air market of North Vietnamese. charmy and unique shot from the daily life of the natives.

Have a good WE,Danos

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14493 W: 1047 N: 29302] (138504)
  • [2017-09-09 5:21]

Hi Paul,

Another fine shot from this colorful market, with nice repetition of the patterns and shapes of the costumes on sale in front. Good sharpness and effective tight framing with no wasted space. Tfs!

Hello Paul.
A splendid composition, where color is the dominant in this lively market, especially for those bags and clothing that we see in the foreground, the woman who talks to the other three sitting, is a faithful exponent of the models that are sold .
Good perspective of the image, very pleasing to the eye.
Colorful, sharp and bright are captured excellently.
Very good composition, magnificent presentation.
Have a good weekend.
Warm greetings.

Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy new Sunday
I love photos of this kind with
traditional details very well composed
I love them because here we can see
an open air market with natural view
nice items sold by the sellers

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14081 W: 0 N: 16143] (171764)
  • [2017-09-10 1:30]


quelle belle couleur et vue quelle iamge sueprbe cpatage et tous ces habit qui fon un très beau dessin et ce dame avec leur couvre chef et les dames de face ces bâton de bois quelle scène de marché et vue splendide.
Bravo et amitié

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15717 W: 159 N: 27499] (144212)
  • [2017-09-10 11:12]

Bonjour Paul
Que de belles couleurs dans ce marcher, belle scène de la dame faisant la conversation avec une des vendeuses , ou plus , j'aime beaucoup la présentation qui est très agréable a regarder

Hello Paul, great photo of this interesting scene of everyday life in the colorful market, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. A great job perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy start to the week.
All the best from the south of Spain.

Hi Paul
a very colorful scene, i like that you captured it in the vertical position, and its great that you were able to include some of the traditional head wear from the women too. Lots to see, its a visual grabber! cheers

Hi Paul,
I think my wife and daughter would make some serious shopping in this market :)
They like "ethno" style. I would need to by an extra bag for the return flight :(
I like very much this colorful place. The clothes in the foreground make an original repeated motif. Both the seller and the customers enhance the local flavor.
Great market scene, very well captured,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2017-11-08 14:58]


Marvelous this view with these colorful clothes in evidence, the women chatting and the other details around. perfect light and sharpness.
I was imagining how kind of image you posted to be removed, unfortunately I didn't see it. I really don't like when this occur..


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