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Taken in a small village nearby the small town on Muangsing I was fortunate enough to have a Japanese guide who showed me around the village and allowed me to hold some basic conversation with the Laos people.

This was the first of two villages I visited in Muangsing (with just one night in the town) and the young children were very apprehensive at first. Hopefully I'll get some shots of these kids up later, but for the meantime I think this old woman really goes a long way to explain the apprehension.

For the whole duration of our stay (there were five of us, two of us with cameras) this woman sat and stared eagle-eyed at us from her raised hut. A real stubborn character if I ever saw one!

Shot in colour with the intention of switching to black and white. I'm no expert on converting colour to B&W but I'm happy with this shot. I love the contrast as well as the over-exposure on the wood at the bottom of the shot.

PP included adjusting the usual RAW settings then desaturating before playing heavily with saturation and finally running a fairly aggressive unsharp mask.

I am especially interested in feedback on my B&W conversion process. I've seen tutorials on the Internet but want to know what people think to what I've done here and how it might have been done better.

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