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Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

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)”

    • Jon Sanwell

      Thanks. I made some tweaks in Lightroom, but I got the dark shadows just by under-exposing a little in-camera.

  1. dcphoto

    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..

  2. Tata Fata

    Amazing portrait, I love it! I’ve been to Sapa too, and I know how amazing the Hmong ladies are 🙂 I loved them!

  3. Trevor

    Great portrait…and I agree, color is nice to have here.


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