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the tailor

By LesF  
After an early start to visit the Dong Van market we took the hour or so drive to Meo Vac for breakfast ( a bowl of Pho) and then on to a local village of the Dzao Ao Dai minority tribe. We wanted to see this tribe as the women wear very a stunning dark outfit but when we arrived at the village the women were still at the market and only a few men remained like the gentleman I have uploaded here. He and his wife are the local tailors for the surrounding villages, the gentleman was working away with only the light from a small barred window to the left, the rest of the room was pretty dark, to help lift what little light there was, newspaper was pasted on the walls behind to reflex the light.

Thanks as always for looking and everyones comments and UA's on the previous uploads of this series.


Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Vietnam Tailor Portraits and people Meo vac Dzao ao dai minority

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4 Nov 2010 7:09PM
The light coming in is just lovely, great shot.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
4 Nov 2010 7:15PM
Les - my favourite of the series so far! The lighting is excellent and again thanks for the info, brings it all together!

Sarah *
12 12 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2010 7:16PM
Good lighting and flavour to this Les.

cam587 7
4 Nov 2010 7:19PM
Gorgeous light and shadow,,you have some stunning images Les,
soulofharmony 8 22 1 Norfolk Island
4 Nov 2010 7:23PM
Stunning ...!
Richsr 11 91 223 England
4 Nov 2010 7:30PM
Like the crop on this one Les good details and tones in that light.
Regards Richard
a really moody image full of emotion and perfect lightning love it a lot you can really feel how the man is concentrated on his work a brilliant shot
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2010 7:36PM
Another cracking image Les.
4 Nov 2010 7:39PM
Lighting works to good effect in this great shot, Les
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
4 Nov 2010 7:41PM
Very well done with the light

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
4 Nov 2010 7:43PM
Excellent work with wonderful light,very well taken.
Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2010 7:58PM
I can see you had a great time Les. This is pin sharp and excellent presentation
4 Nov 2010 8:27PM
another brill image , love this one ... angie x
Ian-Munro 10 200 15 Wales
4 Nov 2010 9:08PM
The biz Les!
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
4 Nov 2010 9:25PM
Glad to give this the RC it deserves alongside the HC Smile

Fran x
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
4 Nov 2010 9:37PM
Superb Les congratulations on the HC
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2010 9:38PM
Worthy of the award Les, well done.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
4 Nov 2010 10:35PM
HC - so pleased Les!

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
4 Nov 2010 11:13PM
Ligth work Les, excellent well deserving of a h/c. Ron.
LesF 11 182 9
5 Nov 2010 7:08AM
Thanks everyone for your clicks and comments, much appreciated and cheers Pete for the badge, pleasant surprise.

MikeH 13 217 4 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 7:08AM
That natural light is good Les,
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
5 Nov 2010 7:39AM
Cracking iamge.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
5 Nov 2010 3:28PM
Excellent capture, Les, and wonderfully lit.
TrevB Smile
oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 6:34PM
congrats les ,this is such a great shot ,a wonderful study of light Smile
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
6 Nov 2010 12:41AM
superb Les, a real corker
Suehh 11 39 6 England
6 Nov 2010 11:15AM
They don't come any better than this!

Richsr 11 91 223 England
6 Nov 2010 6:43PM
Congrats on the HC Les, well deserved.
Regards Richard
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2010 3:52PM
A wonderful shot. The dark colours and the low light make those few highlights a treat.

LesF 11 182 9
7 Nov 2010 6:29PM
Sue a huge thanks for your UA means a lot and thanks to everyone else for your support on this one.

Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
8 Nov 2010 8:20PM
Wonderfully captured Les, love the light on face and hands

JeniTLC 10 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2010 12:59PM
This is wonderful.
LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
9 Nov 2010 1:22PM
A wonderful capture.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
10 Nov 2010 7:56AM
I had to wait a few days but please accept my award too Les for a stunning piece of work!

Sarah *
LesF 11 182 9
10 Nov 2010 8:24AM
Sarah, really appreciate your UA, made a great start to my day.

LesF 11 182 9
19 Nov 2010 6:50PM
Thank you Caleb for your UA very pleased to have received that and Sarah not forgetting your UA also, it was a super surprise from you both

Stenno 11 11 England
24 Nov 2010 6:03PM
Excellent a piece of fine art, it would make a very nice portrait study in oils!

10 Aug 2011 1:53PM
Simply magnificent. I would have loved to have taken this. Thanks for the pleasure, David.

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