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Many thanks for your comments on the photos of this HíMong man up-loaded yesterday. Iím very chuffed.

A very special THANK YOU to David (DeSilver) for his Use Award.

Hospitality is very important in the culture of the hill tribe people in Vietnam. While I was walking in a village a few miles from Yen Minh, this man invited me and my Vietnamese friend to come in his house. He offered us a small cup of hot water because thatís all he had. After the drink, the hospitality ritual is to smoke the ďdieu cayĒ (water pipe).

He only put a pinch of tobacco (thuc lao) in the pipe and smoked it in one long inhalation. Kept it in his lungs for a short time and exhaled it slowly, enjoying the moment.

He had a good laugh when I showed him the series of photos with the smoke coming out of his nostrils. His grand children could not stop laughing either. The visit of this village will remain in my memory for a long time.

Hoping you like this second series of photos,
Jean-NoŽl

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:SIGMA 17-70mm Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:70mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:NEAR YEN MINH (7)
Username:JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
Uploaded:20 Jul 2011 - 8:54 AM
Tags:BAMBOO WATER PIPE, HA GIANG PROVINCE, Hill tribe, Hímong, Landscape / travel, North east, Smoke, Travel photography, Vietnam, YEN MINH
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 8:59 AM

Another superb set, Jean-Noel, perfectly captured. Carol

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debu
debu  4 India
20 Jul 2011 - 9:02 AM

Lovely set of images.
debu

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madbilly
madbilly  5 England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 9:04 AM

All great images but V1 + 2 are superb, well done indeed, very impressive portraits

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jessikerr
jessikerr  4 England
20 Jul 2011 - 9:21 AM

I love these photos, the lighting on the man's face and the perfectly captured smoke create a very powerful, mysterious effect

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 12314 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 10:05 AM

A fine set Jean-Noel,
Alan

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 10:06 AM

Another great set of image; what a wonderful experience this must have been for you.
Ann

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Term
Term  885 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 10:24 AM

incredible image, great contrasts of shapes and tones, incredible details, nice one Jean-NoŽl

Ben

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Joeblowfromoz
20 Jul 2011 - 10:47 AM

Sucha wonderful character study and the lighting is just wonderful and enhances a wonderfully natural pose - Jo

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peterthowe
peterthowe e2 Member 5peterthowe vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 10:50 AM

A great image. I have used my weekly award - sorry. You would have had it for this one. Pete

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 11:14 AM

This is a wonderful experience for you and so for us through your excellent images.
Joan.

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
20 Jul 2011 - 11:45 AM

Beautiful sets of images, and images to take you back every time you pull them out to look at them.
Cheers Allen, Smile

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johncob
johncob  4 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2011 - 1:22 PM

Cracking set of images. John

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Silverzone
Silverzone e2 Member 6Silverzone vcard England
20 Jul 2011 - 1:23 PM

Fabulous set of images, View 1 and 2 are outstanding natural portraits. Sylvia

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 1:54 PM

Excellent light in the first two images. A superb set..............Sandy

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Devon_Wild
20 Jul 2011 - 3:21 PM

V1 and 2 super portraits , v2 esp ................Rob

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paulcr e2 Member 91536 forum postspaulcr vcard Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 3:23 PM

V2 for me. Lovely detail on the eyes. Paul

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lobski  2 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 3:27 PM

Excellent images and superb detail!

Fred Grin

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rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 4:38 PM

Intimate light Jean. Ron.

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CaroleS
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20 Jul 2011 - 5:18 PM

Stunning series. Carole

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moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
20 Jul 2011 - 7:27 PM

A lovely set of shots JN. My favourite has to be V2, love the eyes in that shot. Such character in the man's face. Moira

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 9:20 PM

excellent work in this one

Linda

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cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 9:27 PM

the lighting is excellent. v1 is my fav.lesley

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MikeGreaves
20 Jul 2011 - 9:46 PM

Superb shots in beautiful lighting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mike

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21 Jul 2011 - 9:49 AM

I feel that V2 is an absolute stunner. Smile


David.

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sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2011 - 10:42 AM

Excellent..Lin

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Sasanach  4 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2011 - 1:10 PM

Great set of images. Yes V2 would be my favourite because one sees all his features.
Richard

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MrBMorris  7 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2011 - 6:29 PM

I can only hope to get images like this, love the smoke trails.

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mbc2151  4 United States
7 Sep 2012 - 3:15 PM

Exquisite...love it+++++++

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