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Close Shave

By Malc_V
In the the side streets of Sapa in the North of Vietnam each day is like market day with plenty of hustle and bustle,with people from different ethnic groups selling handicrafts or just meeting up for a good old natter.
In this picture you can see Red Zhou women enjoying each others company whilst to the left a young man is about to have a shave by one of many street Barbers.
What amuses me most is the position of the ladies basket just underneath the mans head whilst the barber in surgical mask sharpens his razor.

Thanks for looking.


Tags: Photo journalism Market General Shave Vietnam Ethnic Sapa Landscape and travel Close shave

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cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
8 Dec 2006 6:21PM
great street scene..interestingly the barber is also wearing a face mask! perhaps he's a dentist too?

carriebugg 17 65 England
8 Dec 2006 6:25PM
Wow you could look at this photo for hours! It's like 100 in one!
8 Dec 2006 6:28PM
Wow !! This is lovely Mal ... so much to see and so many things going on. Fab colour too.
AlanBW 16 20 England
8 Dec 2006 6:28PM
Superb capture Malc, there's so much to see here
8 Dec 2006 6:48PM
Love this scene Malc, full of colour and interest, well seen and taken, Adrian
8 Dec 2006 6:52PM
Superb street scene Malc, lovely detail, great colours.

8 Dec 2006 7:02PM
Such a busy scene Malc, loads of colour and people of interest. Love it.
John (-:
trissie 15 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2006 7:09PM
A brilliant candid capture Malc, such a lot of detail and lovely colours.

Trish x
chrissd 16 304 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2006 7:11PM
think this is head off for me lol. great candid shot
rhiw_com 15 24
8 Dec 2006 7:25PM
Spot on camera work Malc. Love the colours and composition.

Rg Tony
jimbo75 15
8 Dec 2006 7:45PM
WOW Malc this is a great shot, so much going on
so much to look at.
Tom_H 17 48 1 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2006 7:46PM
Wondeful mix of colours - super shot.
exposure Plus
18 6.1k United Kingdom
8 Dec 2006 8:28PM
A Beautiful detailed image lovely viberant colours and composition.
16 13 1 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2006 8:40PM
A beauty Malc, colour, composition and theme spot on!
VNelson 17 3 United States
8 Dec 2006 9:34PM
Fascinating street scene, the detail let's the viewer wander from person to person.

piccy 16 8 Wales
8 Dec 2006 9:44PM
It sure is a different way of life there. The barber, customer and basket are a well caught combination. Well spotted and a lovely interesting scene.
Rock 20 10 2 England
8 Dec 2006 10:07PM
This is such a interesting capture giving us a very small insight in life in other countries and the shot is full of interest and I love the basket positioning does the red lady knowsomething.
thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
8 Dec 2006 10:19PM
Hi Malc,a wonderful candid image,love the humour of it and the colourfulness too.Excellently composed.take care.AnnSmile
phototime 16 8 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2006 10:49PM
Excellent candid shot,beautiful colours and so much interest,great image.

bunbeam 16 2 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2006 11:19PM
brilliant colourful candid shot
9 Dec 2006 7:24AM
Great capture of an amazing street scene Malc! What a lot of interesting elements in this one image as well as the splashes of colour

Gecko 16 25 Australia
9 Dec 2006 7:24AM
Wonderful candid street scene, great colours and so much going on. Pam
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
9 Dec 2006 10:52AM
A really colourful street scene Malc, plenty of interest to see, well captured
55jase 16 188 2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2006 11:59AM
so much going on. great shot.
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2006 4:35PM
Excellent street scene and story. Well worth the 30th!

Mavis 20 143 2 England
10 Dec 2006 9:22PM
A wonderful colourful shot . So much going on . Perhaps the hair goes into the basket if they have a hair cut. It does look a bit like Sweeny Tod though !! xx
dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 810 England
12 Dec 2006 8:01AM
Good image of busy streetlife.

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