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Thank you for your thoughts about my photos taken at the Primary school in Darahoa. While walking around in the village, my friend Loc and I came across this very old lady sitting on the steps of her small one room wooden house. We asked permission to take some photos and she nicely obliged. There is something very moving in her expression. Looking at her face, you can imagine she had a hard life working in the fields in the relentless sun.

f11 1/30th sec zoom at 70mm

Thank you for stopping by and having a look at these photos and others in my portfolio. All comments always welcomed and appreciated.

Have a good evening,


Tags: Digitally manipulated Old lady Vietnam Central highlands Landscape and travel Portraits and people Da lat Darahoa Kho hill tribe Lam dong province

Voters: javam, tonvic, dianah and 56 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


tonvic 11
1 Jun 2008 6:48PM
beautiful photo and beautiful lady

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dianah 12 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 6:52PM
I will never get tired of these candid shots. I love both colour and mono..please keep them coming.
challicew 11 1 1 South Africa
1 Jun 2008 6:57PM
These images of yours are amazing! I also never tire of these shots!
Scaramanga Plus
11 57 6 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 6:59PM
V1 great portrait.
1 Jun 2008 7:01PM
Fine images JeanNoel, a great subject and you've portrayed her so well, powerful imagery, Adrian
proz 14 205 United States
1 Jun 2008 7:22PM
such a wonderfully expressive face, finely captured!
Rylands 11 1 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 7:36PM
A superb set of images JNC the expressions captured are incredible
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
1 Jun 2008 7:47PM
Great portraiture!
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
1 Jun 2008 7:51PM
It is almost leather, great captured

helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 8:10PM
Yes there certainly is something moving about her expression. Very well captured
norton 15 6 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 8:36PM
Superb portraiture images JNC,well captured..............

GalleryGirl 11 4 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 8:38PM
Lovely capture. I like the colour versions best - purely because of her beautiful skin tone.
Marilyn x
GlynnisFrith 12 23 3 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 8:50PM
Wonderful set of portraits
Herge88 Plus
12 40 5 England
1 Jun 2008 9:39PM
Super set, very characterful images.

Best Matt
GrahamBaines 12 39 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 9:49PM
Two Super portraits.

abtuie 15 7
1 Jun 2008 10:00PM
Wonderful portraits of a beautiful lady.

Cormy 11 3 England
1 Jun 2008 10:42PM
Like No.3 of these three fine shots JNC
1 Jun 2008 10:47PM
Thank you very much. Jean-Noel
Joline Plus
13 30 53 United States
2 Jun 2008 11:44AM
What a touching image...her face tells a million stories. I prefer the color version.
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2060 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 11:59AM
V1 for the eyes. Superb portrait.
Richsr 12 91 223 England
2 Jun 2008 1:28PM
Nice set of portrait images -like the details and tones in these.
Well captured.
regards Richard.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
2 Jun 2008 3:00PM
Lovely shots Jean. I particularly like version 1. That face has seen a hard life.
gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
2 Jun 2008 5:49PM
Yes I think looking at her you can tell life has not been easy, love V1. - gary
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
2 Jun 2008 5:55PM
A splendid character shot, looking at her face, we don't appreciate how lucky we all are.
Ray42 11 3 England
4 Jun 2008 8:04PM
A great portrait - captured the essence of the person
Dave87 12 42 5 England
4 Jun 2008 10:38PM
All four shots have their own strong points and its hard to choose a favourite from this serious which I enjoyed very much. I keep going back to number 2 because I like the tighter crop and the smashing B&W image. Well done to the other shots because they are good also.

Dave87 12 42 5 England
5 Jun 2008 6:27AM
Serious - mean series. Looks great viewed large.
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
7 Jun 2008 7:48PM
An excellent character study which works equally well in b&w and colour

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