Young Sapa boy working the garden
Hiking through the local villages around Sapa, Vietnam, I found this young lad doing his share of his work on the garden. Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II, shot at 400mm, 1/1600 sec, f/5.6. Dec. 24, 2010

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Fri Dec 24, '10 10:40PM
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Media ID 20110314081951130  
Date Fri Dec 24, '10 10:40PM
Comments 3
Views 1317
Uploaded By Richard P Schoettger
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To me this is compelling travel photography. It's been a little while I guess since I pointed my camera at such a stark rendition of a foreign existence. Congrats on this capture!

I really like this Richard - it captures a moment of life, and you can almost guess that he is trying to copy his parents (hence dragging around a large tool)... I suspect I did much the same when I was a wee lad!

Great shot, congratulations!

Richard – overall I like this image. I think the subject matter makes this more than the technical aspects of the image itself. I think it takes a lot of guts to post an image of a child whose bottom is showing. In today's market I think it might be a little risky. 20 years ago there would never be a problem with it, and I personally don't have a problem with it. But I bet if this was in a wider forum you might have some harsh comments about this, I could be wrong. As I said, the subject of this is wonderful. There's a tenderness to the child and a harshness that surrounds him or her. As stated, dragging the heavy hoe just adds to the overall image and concept. I'm wondering if you might be able to burn in the background little more as the dog passing by and the other child's shoulder are little bit distracting. It would have been nicer had you shot it with a shallower depth of field. I'm not one for throwing out “in a perfect world” statements, but I do think critique needs to be constructive and we can learn what we can do next time. Obviously you have a very good eye for subject matter.

Edited on Thursday, March 17 2011 @ 11:58 PM EDT by Matt Brandon