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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: Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D70s, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, ISO 200 RAW, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-16 2:11
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Watching river vendors going about their daily life on Thu Bon river is quite fascinating, a place by the quay side where I spent a whole morning scanning for photo opportunities. She was one of them having a good rest, a laboured face shaded by the unmistakable Vietnamese conical hat. I gestured if I could take her photo, she nodded and smiled, I took the shot, smiled and thanked her.

It's so easy to forget that people live like this doing their physical hard work every day despite their age in either blistering heat or torrential rain. A hard life indeed and that's a fact.

This courageous woman has my upmost respect....

Setting: 200 mm, 1/800 sec, F3.5, ISO 200, 0631 hrs & polarised to cut the glare

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Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Il suffit d'un regard, d'un échange, et la magie opère (pas toujours, mais souvent).
Belle prise de vue très naturelle.
Son regard en dit long sur sa vie.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14271 W: 0 N: 16256] (173634)
  • [2018-06-16 5:24]


Les yeux ressortent parfaitement quelle iamge et vue quelle compo fantastique ce chape pointu cet éclairage sur le visage doux avecle brillant des yeux sueprbe portrait et vue.
Bravo et amitié

Dobro vece.
Interesatan pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lepa fotografija i portret.
Njihov izgled mnogo gopvori o njihovom teskom zivotu.
Zelim vam lepu i mirnu noc, sve najbolje.

Good evening.
Interesting look and a moment, good text ...
Beautifully shown, good contrast, beautiful colors, beautifully captured moment. Nice photo and portrait.
Their appearance is a lot of news about their hard life.
I wish you a nice and peaceful night, all the best.

Hello Abmdsudi,

Your notes confirm the impression given by your photograph!
This lady has had, and continues to have, a hard life.
I just love how you have cropped the scene so that she is totally the subject.
The light and shadows, playing across her form, give details textures and shapes and help to give a very 3D impression.

Thank you for sharing this,
Bev :-)

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10081 W: 161 N: 16609] (128447)
  • [2018-06-16 5:49]

Witaj Abmdsudi!
Next eantasic portrait.

Excellent frame, colors and light.
Very well done.
Have a good weekend.
Good eveing.

Ciao Abmdsudi, great portrait, fantastic expressions, splendid light, excellent clarity, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Abmdsudi
un altro ritratto molto bello, gli occhi di questa donna sono assenti, sembra che non riesca a vedere cosa ha davanti.
Eccellente risultato.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4259 W: 2 N: 7334] (35722)
  • [2018-06-16 16:22]

Hello Abmdsudi,
great portrait of this lady.
A amazing picture with good light , nice colours and fine details.
Nice presentation

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9481 W: 57 N: 16136] (59726)
  • [2018-06-16 23:11]

Hello Abmdsudi,
An excellent portrait of this old lady, sitting and resting at the end of the day. The warm sidelight was fantastic and the play of light and shadows is great too with her hat leaving half of her face in the shadows. Great photo work.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10528 W: 146 N: 26477] (127325)
  • [2018-06-17 0:16]

Hello abmdsudi,
Good portrait of this elderly woman. she looks sad and tired. we can imagine how hard is the life for her.

Kind regards Malgo

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-06-17 4:54]

Hello Abmdsudi,
one more nice portrait taken from you with the old Vietnamese woman to pose to charmy in front of your lens.The excellent light and colour management with the created shadows, especially on her face make the image even more effective.


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15943 W: 159 N: 27814] (146112)
  • [2018-06-17 11:18]

Hi Abmdsudi
Un visage vidé par la fatigue, le regard fixe et lointain, malgré tout accepte que vous la preniez en photo, oui elle mérite tout le respect, très beau portrait naturel d'une scène de vie difficile
Bonne soirée

Hello abmdsudi,

What should I say? Its a very good composed portrait with eyes telling a lot. Nice work!

Best Wishes,

Hi, Abmdsudi.
As always a masterful portrait, it impresses the look of that woman, who at least transmits me much sadness ... ideal image quality, straw conical hat, gives a special charm.
Sharpness, lighting, color, and the magnificent composition; they are all perfectly realized factors, in this beautiful image.
Well done. I like very much.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

Hello Abmdsudi,
Very nice capture of this typical "those were the days" face.
Perfect pov and perfect format.
Nice warm colors and good sharpness as well as usefull notes.
TFS and best regards

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10294 W: 174 N: 18363] (81809)
  • [2018-07-24 13:18]


a kind of surprise in her face. excellent portrait with a curious light and visual effect. yes, most people don't put value in the hard work and the people involved on it. they are the real heroes of the world because take it at their backs.

take care


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