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Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4287 W: 17 N: 10061] (41382)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-04-12
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-09-18 12:34
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dong Van - Multitasking

We all know that women are excellent multitaskers.
Also in Vietnam.
No problem for this young woman to take a walk with the baby, leading the buffaloes to the stable and checking the emails while humming a song.
Being a man I was very busy doing one thing. I took a picture.

More buffaloes in the workshop, namely in the fields on the outskirts of Dong Van.
And a third picture showing some upland fields in the vicinity.

Tue, alvaraalto, danos, jean113, worldcitizen, PiotrF, ikeharel, papagolf21, Fis2, holmertz, ChrisJ, Royaldevon, jhm, CLODO, cornejo, adramad, pajaran, COSTANTINO, maloutim, Lidka has marked this note useful
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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9143 W: 57 N: 15348] (56876)
  • [2017-09-18 13:03]

Hallo Paul,
Haha, prachtige foto. De vrouw had het inderdaad druk, maar het lijkt toch wel dat haar telefoon de meeste aandacht opeiste, zoals tegenwoordig bij zoveel mensen het geval is. Gelukkig volgen de buffels haar braaf. De felle kleuren van de kleding van de vrouw en de blauwe kinderwagen steken mooi af tegen de bruin/grijze grond.

Dag Paul
Dit is wel een heel mooie combinatie van het oude en nieuwe Vietnam.
Dames in het rood zijn de laatste dagen erg populair op TE en deze jonge vrouw geeft samen met haar buggy en smartphone wel heel fraai de veranderende tijden weer.
Mooie krachtige foto.
Groet Rob

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27287] (109585)
  • [2017-09-18 13:37]

Hello Paul,
Nice this daily snapshot with the woman and the cows behind her to make the scene more attractive.The red cloths of the woman create contrast in the photo.


Hayli ilginç bir kombinasyon ve görüntü, tfs

Hello Paul, the inevitable smart phone!
A shot of contrasts, modern life with the phone and the smart buggy followed by the buffaloes, which seem to be in the wrong place, in my opinion.
Good title, very appropriate.
Regards Jean.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6077 W: 277 N: 11717] (90397)
  • [2017-09-18 14:03]

Bonjour Paul ,
C'est une composition attrayante et particulièrement intéressante , contraste étonnant entre la jeune femme à l'équipement très moderne et les boeufs , témoins d'une agriculture encore traditionnelle , mais pour combien de temps ?

Hello Paul,
It's nice how the bright colors of the woman's clothes and baby stroller contrast with the earthy colors of the background landscape and the buffaloes. Everyone looks calm, and the large animals seem docile and obedient. It's an amusing scene. :-)

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3978 W: 2 N: 6692] (33192)
  • [2017-09-18 14:25]

Hello Paul,
An interesting scene from everyday life.Also interesting photos in the workshop.Perfect captured,nice colors and good sharpness.
Good work, fine presentation.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11756 W: 126 N: 21145] (108879)
  • [2017-09-18 15:17]

Hi Paul,2 lovely pics another time showing us fantastic landscapes as in your past post,but the main pic is a masterwork! Very funny situation caught in a perfect timing and quality,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Bonjour, cher Paul,
Excellente image montrant le contraste évident du monde moderne de celui qui est ancien.
Ces boeufs, cette jeune femme aux vêtements modernes en train de lire avec attention son smartphone, poussant la poussette contemporaine, les idées anciennes volent en éclats !

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10131 W: 144 N: 25349] (123439)
  • [2017-09-18 22:44]

Hello Paul,

Amusing picture and even more amusing is your interpretation :). I wonder what could she do more? Nice scene in attractive colours. I like the view of these buffaloes, also in Laos or India. They seem big but nice beasts. Charming all three pictures.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9593 W: 157 N: 15499] (124061)
  • [2017-09-19 1:05]

Witaj Paul!
Very nice scene from daily life.
Good frame and colors.
Excellent reportage shot.
Nice day.

Hello Paul,
This may look as a "nothing special" photo but is in fact very special. Among other things it shows that we are all of the same human race. Everywhere in the world mobile phones transform humans to walking zombies the same way ;-). It's a great photo for the colours and for such a telling glimpse of daily life in a rapidly changing society.
Kind regards,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14263 W: 1034 N: 28570] (135852)
  • [2017-09-19 1:15]

Hello Paul,

Strong warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue with an amusing entourage of water buffalo in tow behind the multitasking woman with her phone and pram. Tfs!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13813 W: 0 N: 16043] (169294)
  • [2017-09-19 1:17]


Géniale compo et vue quelle image la dame avec la poussette part en ballade avec le vache superbe quelle scène bien vu.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Paul,

Your w/s photographs show us some stunning scenes of the topography of the area but your main post brings us to an intimate scene which is quite charming. Who would ever have conceived of a time when a mum would take her child and two buffalo for a walk at the same time! You must have been in Heaven witnessing this!
It's a very well composed and clear photograph, showing excellent focal images and good, natural leads into the scene.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24405 W: 523 N: 40828] (175668)
  • [2017-09-19 3:48]

Dag Paul,

Alle drie uw foto's zijn heel mooi gemaakt.
De twee bijkomende zijn echte panorama foto's.
Uw hoofd foto is zeker de beste, en dame en buffels zijn precies een geheel.
Deze foto's heeft u lang achterwege gelaten, nochtans heel mooi.
Pracht werk Paul, mooi gedaan bedankt.

Groeten uit Oost Vlaanderen,

Bonjour Paul,

J'adore le titre. Même dans ces régions éloignées le téléphone est omniprésent, même quand on promène son petit et ses vaches. On aura tout vu.



Mooi beeld van het dagelijks leven anno 2017. de heldere kleuren doen ook wat met het beeld.

Groet, Jan

Hi Paul
yes i agree with Gerts comments, in many ways it goes to show how we're all the same people, no matter what country, what culture. That cell phone is everywhere in todays world. I wonder when - and its only a matter of time - when in the future people will say - "Remember when we all had those smart phones, can you imagine using those!" Just with every other piece of technology, the smart phone will become extinct for something much better.

anyways, I like the shot with the lady, the baby stroller and the buffaloes in the bg. its very cute and real

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2685 W: 1337 N: 3016] (38587)
  • [2017-09-20 1:49]

Hi Paul

The notes is more explanative than the picture, though!!!Nice daily street life
My best regards

Ciao Paul
questa scena racchiude antiche e moderne abitudini.
La giocane donna è molto impegnata, ma si sa che le donne riescono a fare molte più cose degli uomini.
Buona domenica

Hello Paul, very good photo of this interesting scene of daily life, 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 afternoon and happy start to the week.
All the best from the south of Spain.

Hello Paul.
An extraordinary image, full of contrasts in the day to day, of these distant lands, certain the woman takes advantage of his time .... walks the child, takes the buffalos and also controls his mobile, as you say ... multitasking.
Sharpness, lighting, color, and the magnificent composition; are all factors perfectly accomplished, in this beautiful image.
Well done. I like very much.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

Dobro vece.
Interesantan pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano mesto sa zenom i sa detetom u kolicima, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa bivolima. Lepe fotografije u radionici.
Interesantan trenutak, mobilni telefon je zavladao svetom i ljudima.
Zelim vam mirnu noc, sve najbolje.

Good evening.
Interesting view and a moment, good text ...
Beautifully shown place with a woman and with a child in carts, good contrast and sharpness, nice colors, nice moment with buffalo. Nice photos in the workshop.
An interesting moment, the mobile phone has dominated the world and people.
I wish you a quiet night, all the best.

Interesting to see this moment on picture, made me smile as well, Paul.
Modern communication and simple life that still have domestic-animals as work-power.
You were in the right place and time. Beautiful take.
Good new day,

Helo dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy new day and pleasant weekend
unique photo
tis photo is destinated for an exhibition
its the first time I see something like this
a young woman to tae a wal with the baby
leading the buffaloes to the stable
and chacing the mobile
you are a very lucy photographer

Cette photo est passionante de par les contrastes qu’elle présente.
La jeune femme moderne qui promène son bébé dans une poussette dernier cri, tout en surfant sur son Ipad.
Et derrière, les boeufs qui la suivent et les montagnes en terrasse.
Le contraste des couleurs est excellent.
C’était vraiment une prise de vue à ne pas rater !
Merci du partage.

Hello. Effectivement multi-taches. Étonnant cliché plein d'humour et bien réalisé. Bon WE. Cordialement, JP.

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 107 N: 906] (525)
  • [2017-11-27 1:45]

Dear Paul!
What a wonderful woman. What a wonderful animals.
Amazing scene.
Fantastic scenery.
Superb shot.
Marvelous brightness and colours.
Good work.
Well done!

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