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Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7490 W: 415 N: 14826] (68810)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
Camera: Canon Digital Ixus 750
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-12-04 7:06
Viewed: 3289
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I don't have much to say about this photo. It shows men offloading baskets of... something... (maybe hay) at a quay in the centre of My Tho, a town in the northern part of the Mekong delta, not very far from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).

You can see a larger version here.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13431 W: 0 N: 15998] (165946)
  • [2013-12-04 7:36]


Fantastique scène de déchargement de bâtreau, comme ils portent dew lourdes charges c'est impressionant et toutes ces belle couleur cette animation c'est splendide.
Bravo et belle soirée

Hello dear Gert,
Nice capture from Vietnam tellings us many stories.
Good layout and compo.
TFS and best regards

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3184 W: 0 N: 7217] (53545)
  • [2013-12-04 8:26]

Great reportage photo, very nice scene with working people, very well composed photo, nice presentationof daily life inVietnam
regards Ryszard

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11429 W: 126 N: 20598] (106837)
  • [2013-12-04 8:59]

Hi Gert,the best pic of your Vietnam gallery talking about the quality,the details are truly perfect everywhere,great capture of this daily life moment on the river in a rich composition full of things,colors and life,very nice palm border in background too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Gert
ancora colore locale e una bella composizione arricchita da vivaci colori.
Un'altro bel ricordo del tuo viaggio in Vietnam, ed in particolare in quello più autentico.
Ciao e buona serata

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9185 W: 157 N: 14670] (120747)
  • [2013-12-04 12:25]

Witaj Gert!
Daily work is an interesting subject for the photographer!
Excellent composition and colors.
I like this daily life shot.
Very well done.
Good night

Hello Gert,
this is an interesting daily life scene full of details, movement and purpose. I think it is bit abruptly cropped on its left side or it's my curiosity to see more of this busy quay and the people on it. There's superb sharpness, depth and lighting in the foreground, the scene is so vivid I feel like I'm warching a film. The distant view is well defined and interesting, the white sky makes this place look isolated from the rest of the world. Maybe this is why the details on the boat and the quay look so significant and captivating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,

Hello Gert,

Nice daily life image of the porters.I love the colors in the frame.Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.Thanks for sharing.


Ciao Gert
un'immagine molto fresca, sembra scattata ieri, un momento di vita che probabilmente è rimasto invariato ancora oggi.
Molto bello il movimento dell'uomo con il suo carico.
Buona giornata

namaste Gert,
another nice daily life shot here. Quite natural scene from ferry ghat. Just like Indian ferry system. Like your composition. Good light and nice depth. Nice colourful one which depicts the story itself. Very good one. Tfs.

Very good documentation of the daily life of people, I really like your series of shots of working people. Good timing with good details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hej Gert,
Ett skepp kommer lastat (kanske är det två skepp). Vad det än är i lasten så är den synnerligen färggrann. En bild fylld med liv och rörelse! Den stora versionen är nästan nödvändig...

Hello Gert,
A lovely picture of everyday life along the river and the supply of goods by boat. At the same time a good view of the simple houses along the river side and the lush tropical vegetation behind them.
Interesting detail on the foreground: Besides Sprite and Mirinda, Vietnam has mineral water for those who love judo.
Best regards, Paul

Hello Gert,
busy,busy,everyone is busy carrying out their daily work with no one noticing the photographer faithfully recording the scene.
There is a great deal to observe and enjoy, from the heavily laden boat to the tin huts that line the river it is both informative and colourful.
A delight to view.
Best regards Les.

The richness of the scene with all the details encapsulates so much of life lived on and around the river Gert. I think this is one of those shots which most closely equates to me actually being there in person and watching the scene unfold. A fine DL image. Warm regards Rosemary

Ciao Gert, lovely daily life composition, hard work for this man, nice scene, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

This is an authentic document of loading operations Gert in Mekong river delta, some stall selling drinks are visible, excellent hues and high definition, all the best, warm regards

Hej Gert,

En fantastiskt fin och livfull bild. Särskilt i det större formatet är den väldigt imponerande. Jag ser att du fått synpunkter på att vänstra sidan är litet tvärt avhuggen. Det är det lilla det och inget som stör mig. Men jag kunde inte låta bli att beskära den ytterligare på det sätt som du ett tag tänkte göra. Jag tycker inte detta alternativ inte är så tokigt. Ha en bra helg!



Hello Gert,

A life rich with people driven activities; no machines doing the heavy work, here!
A wonderful snapshot of life and effort in Vietnam. We only ever used to see this poor country under war conditions. This is refreshingly candid.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hola gert

Once more a capture plenty of local color at a port, some basquetes full some other empty
Interesting capture that shows not only the work but also the hats of the women and prove care for water, not only in botles but in jars as seen at the left side
Congrats, plenty of details to watch and enjoy

Dobro vece.
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Good evening.
An interesting article on the place and time ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and moment shown.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.

Hello Gert,
A beautiful daily life shot of the jetty with men offloading baskets. Very attractive colors, both in shade and under sunlight. Wonderful details make the image so lively.

With regards,

Hej Gert,
Yes, it seems to be a hay delivery. Good close and wide angle on that action. Good timing. That old boat is quite picturesque.

Hi dear Gert, how are you?

Nice widefocus appraoch, that makes all in one.
I can share with thier daily life and I just remember 6 years ago's visit there. So sharp and clear presentation is already your trademark as usual.

Thanks a lot for your sharing and have a good Sunday! Takero just away from Tokyo

Love this colorful daily life scene and the ubiquitous bottled water.Perfect exposure and great clarity.Friendly regards Wolf.

Hello Gert,
Another excellent picture of life along the Mekong Delta. I like the contrast of the 'rustic' bags of the hay with the plastic bottles and crtaes. I am enjoying seeing your pictures of Vietnam.
Kind Regards, Ann

Hi Gert, Very nice shot of this interesting scene of daily life, very well captured in this great and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.

Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.

Hi Gert
A vibrant and intriguing shot which documents the dockside activities around the boats, busy in colours and lively atmosphere you have shown here. Very well observed and captured travel imagery, Congrats
Best regards

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9704 W: 144 N: 24371] (119891)
  • [2013-12-14 10:15]

The scene and the area around looks similar like in Hoi An. Nice boat, rather overloaded, global plastic water bottles and the triangular hats, my favourite. Nice composition. Excellent presentation of the life in Vietnam.
Warm regrads algo

excellent capture from a different world
I like the colors and those beautiful
details very wellcomposed
shot full of freshness and movement
nice scenery with working people
have a nice weekend

Hi Gert,
Wonderful colour and detail. It looks like a digital one.. I wonder when it was, the water bottles made me think it might be later..

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