Red (potw #40)
One of the reasons why I went back to colour for my trip north was because of all the greens, yellows and reds I knew I’d come across. If yesterday’s post was all about the green and yellow, today’s is all about the red. I met this Red Dao (“zow”) mother and daughter in Ta Phin village, north of Sapa. The family was entertaining a local policeman with rice wine, and they invited me in to join them. The policeman didn’t want his picture taken, and I wasn’t going to argue with him, but the women of the house were happy to humour me. This shot was taken just inside the side entrance to the house, where they were nicely lit by the sunlight from outside.
17 Responses to “Red (potw #40)”
Love the light! Did you do anything with that photo post taking it?
Thanks. I made some tweaks in Lightroom, but I got the dark shadows just by under-exposing a little in-camera.
This photo is fabulous!
The expression of the subjects, the lights gently invade the faces and colors of the costumes, and the story of a culture and traditions..
Wonderful color! Definitely glad you decided to go with color on this trip.
Amazing portrait, I love it! I’ve been to Sapa too, and I know how amazing the Hmong ladies are 🙂 I loved them!
A great capture. Perfect light for a portrait like this.
Stunning portrait. Sharp, gorgeous colour and superb lighting.
Great portrait…and I agree, color is nice to have here.
Awesome photo and love your travel journey…
Really nice picture. I like the contrast due to ages
Such a beautiful portrait – the colors, the light, but also the sense of old & young & the connection there.
Very nice shot! I hope your subjects like it.