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Growing up the hard way.

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This photo was taken in Sapa, north Vietnam terraced rice fields where people still farm rice with the traditional methods. It is the harvest season and this mother not only had to harvest the rice with a sickle, but she had to carry her baby on her back while she is bending over to harvest rice all day long. The baby don't seem to mind being strapped on his mother back while she harvests rice. This is a typical working life of a mother in Sapa.

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Growing up the hard way.
Username:dmhuynh72 dmhuynh72
Uploaded:5 May 2014 - 9:10 AM
Tags:Farmer, Landscape / travel, Sapa, Terraced rice fields, Vietnam
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51258 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 9:48 AM

Very nicely composed, Yung. Love the costumes.

Dave

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CarolG
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5 May 2014 - 10:28 AM

A very hard life for the people, Yung, but I guess the know no different. An excellent capture. Carol

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rontear
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5 May 2014 - 10:54 AM

Traditional beauty Yung. Excellent composition, my award for the day !
Ron

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 11:43 AM

A very hard life and I'm amazed the baby doesn't end up soaking up too much sun!

Really beautiful capture, Yung.

Andrew

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 11:46 AM

Certainly sound like a hard life as a mother. Good comp and details Yung
regards Richard

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Daisymaye
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5 May 2014 - 1:35 PM

So where's the gramma's? Maybe life is so hard they've all passed on. A very interesting and well captured image Yung.

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tomcat
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5 May 2014 - 5:53 PM

How different life is

Seen similar images from Jean-Noel

Adrian

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5 May 2014 - 6:23 PM

Excellent photojournalism Yung, this is a departure from your usual stuff but up to your usual consistently high standards

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1881  3 India
5 May 2014 - 6:47 PM

superb setting.


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5 May 2014 - 7:03 PM

A wonderful image of someones every Day Life Yung, love it.

JohnSmile

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5 May 2014 - 7:24 PM

fascinating scene Yung,love this sort of photography.....they sure do start their apprenticeships early over there Wink

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6 May 2014 - 11:38 AM

Thanks for sharing how life is in another part of the world Yung.....a thought provoking image. Smile John

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digital_boi
6 May 2014 - 1:25 PM

hard work this indeed

Graham

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2014 - 2:49 PM

Very hard on her back Sad
A wonderful insight into rural life - well captured here
Helen

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7 May 2014 - 8:47 AM

The child gets a topsy turvy view of life as his Mother bends and lifts the rice plants.

Dougie

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7 May 2014 - 8:52 PM

Superb Yung - what a strain on the mother working all day with baby on her back.
Brian.

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