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I saw this Vietnamese grandmother walking near the market close to Hanoi's Long Bien Bridge. At first I thought she was down to the last little bit of a c...
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I saw this Vietnamese grandmother walking near the market close to Hanoi's Long Bien Bridge. At first I thought she was down to the last little bit of a cigarette, but it's actually a tooth protruding from her lips.

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3 Comments |
mariesydney
 
mariesydney September 20, 2020
very nice
karenlarsen
 
karenlarsen September 20, 2020
Thank you! 😀
jm31563
 
jm31563 June 28, 2022
Stunning work!
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Behind The Lens

Location

I captured this gem in a busy Hanoi market after a whirlwind tour of the city.

Time

It was around lunchtime. The streets were buzzing with activity with people going about their day.

Lighting

This was so spur of the moment I just worked with what I had - my camera on manual.

Equipment

I was shooting street photography with my Canon 80D and 18-135mm lens.

Inspiration

I went to Vietnam specifically to capture the people and landscapes that emphasize the uniqueness of this country which is a photographers dream. At first as this woman walked towards where I was standing I thought she was smoking the last inch of a cigarette. It was only when I focused on her that I realised one of her teeth was protruding. It was an amazing moment for me.

Editing

It was a given that this shot would be more striking in black and white rather than in colour. I sharpened the image slightly in Lightroom and emphasised the shadows and highlights.

In my camera bag

My Canon 80D with 18-135mm lens, Sigma 105mm macro lens and Sigma 100-400 zoom. And old Canon 550D as backup body.

Feedback

Pick a comfortable spot, take in hustle and bustle of the streets and just like Henri Cartier-Bresson, wait for that decisive moment to happen.

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