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Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7668 W: 150 N: 16606] (73376)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-07
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-15 2:12
Viewed: 536
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Frenetic Hoi An fish market on the bank of Thu Bon river, I thought was an attractive interplay of light and shade in the early morning on the conical hats. A similar scene like this must have been repeated throughout the years here; everybody is doing something: selling, looking, buying, waiting, bargaining etc full of energy and so much going on.

An ordinary everyday scene for Vietnamese folk
Except the noise is missing..

Setting: 70 mm, 1/100 sec, F5.6, ISO Raw 200, 0551 hrs & polarised

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10081 W: 161 N: 16609] (128447)
  • [2018-06-15 2:38]

Witaj Abmdsudi!
Interesting scene.
Good frame and colors.
A great light game.
Excellent work.
I like it.
Have a nice afternoon.

Hi Abmdsudi
love the conical hats! so unique so different from North American culture. an ordinary day for them, not so much for us :)

this shot was taken 12 years ago, but as you say i'm sure it still goes on the same way today. lovely and very effective tight composition of your subjects. You have a good eye for this type of photography. If not for your note, we would probably not know this is a fish market, i like that.

hi Friend,
very good portrait whit a warm light,
ciao, Giacomo

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2747 W: 1355 N: 3133] (39705)
  • [2018-06-15 4:14]

Hi Abmdsudi

The low sun light reveals the conic hats of this crowd, letting us guess in what country it has been taken. A good sumarize of the vietnam life

Dobro vece.
Interesantan pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lepi sesiri i anrodnja nosnja.
Zelim vam lepu i mirnu noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Good evening.
Interesting view and a moment, good text ...
Beautifully shown, good contrast, beautiful colors, beautifully captured moment. Nice hats and folk costume.
I wish you a nice and peaceful night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.

Bonjour Abmdsudi,

J'avais bien hâte d'arriver à cette photo. Elle attirait déjà de loin mon regard dans la galerie, surtout à cause de la lumière sur les chapeaux et aussi des belles couleurs de fin de journée.



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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6116 W: 277 N: 11902] (91526)
  • [2018-06-15 6:24]

Hello Amdsudi ,
A splendid capture of those typical hats with an amazing loght and a great use of the DOF .

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14271 W: 0 N: 16256] (173634)
  • [2018-06-15 7:11]


quelle vue et éclairage sur ces chapeau pointu fantastique ce tons quei les éclaient quelle vue et iamge quel captage de ces personnes de dos superbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12105 W: 126 N: 21889] (111705)
  • [2018-06-15 7:52]

Hi Abmdsudi,another time a great use of lights,this time perfect to warm up the colors of the hats,typical of this country,a busy composition very very pleasant! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9481 W: 57 N: 16136] (59726)
  • [2018-06-15 8:26]

Hello Abmdsudi,
The light is amazing and looks particularly beautiful on the hats of the people standing here together in the early morning. The warm hue makes a great contrast with the darker parts of the photo.

Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely composition with nice people, fantastic light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Il y a de la vie, du mouvement, des chapeaux coniques qui prennent bien la lumière.
Une réussite à n'en pas douter.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4259 W: 2 N: 7334] (35722)
  • [2018-06-15 13:40]

Hello Abmdsudi
Amazing light here!
Nice Daily Life scene with Great composition nad warm colours. Fine presentation. Regards

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-06-15 23:06]

Hello Abmdsudi,
the tight frame and the shade enhance the beauty of the scene with the conical hats to are the eye catching of the scene.The morning light contrast perfect with the shadows making the scene even more attractive.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10528 W: 146 N: 26477] (127325)
  • [2018-06-16 0:01]

Hello Abmd, when I was a little girl, my dream was to have such a conical hat. I bought one in Vietnam for my granddaughter but she was not especially interested. Lovely picture from Hoi An. Wonderful light.

Have a nice weekend


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24818 W: 520 N: 41789] (179260)
  • [2018-06-16 1:13]

Hello Abmdsudi,

An ordinary everyday scene for Vietnamese folk.
You play wonderful with light and shadows.
Colours and sharpness are fantastic.
Composition and presentation are superb.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

Hi Abmdsudi
Well-spotted photo opportunity with these graphic shapes, warm colours and textures brought out by side lighting. Great idea to zoom in on the hats. Great contrast too.
A refreshing daily light scene from a unique angle.
Best wishes

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15943 W: 159 N: 27814] (146112)
  • [2018-06-16 10:53]

Hi Abmdsudi
Bel effet de la lumière sur les chapeaux, et les zones d'ombre, superbe réalisation, belle scène de vie
Bonne soirée

Hello Abmdsudi
A beautifully composed photo with the play of light and shadow, but also a lovely humorous photo with all these people with beautiful traditional cone-shaped hats.
Excellent work
Have a good week, groet Rob

Hello, Abmdsudi!

The cone hats are a typical element here and their shapes create an interesting pattern on the photo, and the excellent light gives beautiful warm colors to the scene! Very nice job! Wonderful composition!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10294 W: 174 N: 18363] (81809)
  • [2018-07-22 15:00]


nice view of this people using these conic hates, so typical of this region of the globe. I liked the repetition of patterns and the daily life scenery.

take care


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