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Markets are fascinating in Vietnam because of all
the food on display, the smells, the colours and the noise not to mention the people.

The atmosphere is busy, friendly and quite hectic. Noone refused to have their photo taken. The lady with the typical Vietnamese cigar posed for this photo. She liked the results and gave me a lovely smile.

There are people in the indoor market, in the alley ways, on the pavement and on the streets. You can buy fresh fish still swimming in some buckets, live chicken, ducks, frogs ... etc... as well all sorts of vegetable and fruit. For us it's very cheap for the Vietnamese it's a different story but they seem to be well fed, judging by the quality of the produce on display. They have a well balanced diet.

The photos were taken in the morning as that 's the time when everybody goes to the market.

f4 1/60th sec flash zoom at 45mm

Hoping you enjoy this series on Kontum's market as you enjoyed the previous uploads. There are still a few more photos to come in the near future as I've been having a great time shooting away. Long live digital!!!!!!!!!!!!
Previously I would have needed a few hundred rolls of films to take all the photos I wanted.

Thank you for your previous comments and thank you in advance for leaving some on this new upload.

Enjoy th esunny evening,


Tags: Photo journalism Market Vietnam Central highlands Landscape and travel Portraits and people Kon tum

Voters: Moj_o, helenlinda, luxaeternam and 35 more

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helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 6:59PM
Coloured plastic bowls are a world wide feature these days!!!
The other shots are definitely a lovely insight into the culture that you experienced in Vietnam
Lovely series

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CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
23 Apr 2008 7:30PM
More truly fascinating images, Jean-Noel. Carol
Bob_V 11 1 2 United States
23 Apr 2008 7:41PM
Another great set of images, what an interesting culture.
User_Removed 11 78 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 7:47PM
Good series.. Like the look the little lad is giving V7
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
23 Apr 2008 7:49PM
A cracking good series of images Jean Paul. So colourful and happy all the people seem. Great journo. shots.
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
23 Apr 2008 7:51PM
Good angles for #2 and #3 but the whole bunch off pictures are great

Bodiewil 11 46 Wales
23 Apr 2008 8:27PM
Great series with some wonderful natural images Jean-Noel

Paul_cats 13 61 22 Scotland
23 Apr 2008 8:30PM
Very colourful bunch of shots. I like 6 and 7 the best. Good reportage.
User_Removed 12 16 England
23 Apr 2008 9:34PM
So much lovely colour in this sequence of nice captures
nickyv32 12 135 England
23 Apr 2008 9:54PM
Cracking set again, well taken

taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
23 Apr 2008 10:44PM
Love the cigar--

Have to agree about digital-- I took over 3000 images in Portugal----slowly sorting thru them......Jennnn
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
23 Apr 2008 10:45PM
Fascinating set
anpix 11 88 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 6:30AM
lovely set of photos well done
JudeC 12 6 3 England
24 Apr 2008 8:52AM
Fascinating series of images - Jude.
24 Apr 2008 8:52AM
Great shots, JN. 1 & 8 are my faves.
Hop-A-Long 12 52 1 England
25 Apr 2008 12:15AM
Lovely set of images.

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