International Women's Day:
In accordance with this, my today's upload is dedicated to all women the world over.
Mending nets in preparation for fishermen's next trip out to sea is a tedious but very necessary job for survival so their fishermen husbands could bring back more fish so they could have enough money to live on. From my observation, I guess she must have spent hours there but the way of life is in her blood just like many others fisherfolks in DounTaok fishing village, a few km from Kampot provincial town.
I would imagine this is a real skill and seems routine for years. Love the concentration as she goes about her repairing and the work place allow a glimpse into the conditions - a humble wooden house in which she toils away. My presence has somehow distracted her momentarily, but I always marvel at what is presented before my lens - the kind of humanity subject that I always love to shoot.
A suprising respond with a smile on her face when I pointed a camera,,,,
Just another side of life without all glitz and glamour
Women have strengths that amazes man.. she can handle trouble & carry heavy burdens, she holds happiness and love and she will always smile when she feels like screaming. You can get her love in the form of a sister, friend, beloved, wife, or in the form of a mother and also in the form of a grandmother.
So respect HER...
Setting: 70 mm, 1/100 sec, F6.3, ISO Raw 200, 0703 hrs
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emka (106548) 2017-03-08 23:47
Nice portrait of the Cambodian woman. Lovely smile although her work must be hard. Nice composition with baskets.
Earlier I didn't like this day, now I see it in different day, as the occasion for a fight for women rights.
Kind regrads MAlgo
jemaflor (103003) 2017-03-08 23:59
Good idea, interesting post for that day. Nice smiling face and good result with the photogenic contrast of colors and this dark BG, tfs.
lousat (97447) 2017-03-09 0:33
A very nice way to celebrate the women day,with this lovely smiling woman working for the fishermen,i like a lot the composition,so well exposed and sharp,well done. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
daddo (27890) 2017-03-09 0:47
Salam Abmdsudi. Bit of barang barang around her, but nice colours nevertheless that stand out against the dark interior of the porch. Even the plastic basket has something to say. Lovely smile from this kind and gentle soul. Regards. Klaudio.
papagolf21 (109086) 2017-03-09 0:53
Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
J'aime le sourire très naturel de la femme photographiée dans son milieu.
Vous devez attirer l'empathie pour obtenir un tel sourire.
Très bonne image.
aliabazari (16278) 2017-03-09 1:09
Hi dear friend abmdsudi
Portrait of the woman is working well. Exposure well done. Shot is beautiful as always. And very good for International Women's Day.
Silvio1953 (152735) 2017-03-09 1:17
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely composition with smiling woman, splendid light, fine details, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
danos (103040) 2017-03-09 1:44
nice your contribution to the International Women's Day with this smiling Cambodian woman to pose care free in front of your lens.I like her calmness face as her spontaneous smile.Well done.Informative your note too.
holmertz (58964) 2017-03-09 3:16
A fine photo of the hard working woman. Her friendly smile is a treasure, and she was well dressed for a colour photo. This is a very attractive composition with her being surrounded by so many colourful and interesting items all perfectly seen against the dark and neutral background.
pajaran (65640) 2017-03-09 3:25
Lepa fotografija za dan zena.
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Zena radi svoj posao sa osmehom.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje, srecno.
Beautiful photos of Women's Day.
Beautiful view and the moment, interesting and good text ...
Good work and compositions, beautifully shown, good contrast and sharpness, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured. Woman doing their job with a smile.
Nice afternoon and all the best, good luck.
Nicou (150856) 2017-03-09 5:14
encore un merveilleux portrait de cette dame assise devant sa maisons souriante et son voile rouge ces paniers quel ensemble sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (159833) 2017-03-09 5:45
THis is always very pleasant a woman with the smile after the women day yesterday.
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (88113) 2017-03-09 6:32
Quel beau portrait qui comprend aussi l'environnement journalier de cette très joie dame qui sourit à pleine dents.Les couleurs resplendissent sur fond foncé.
Fis2 (106184) 2017-03-09 7:39
Excellent frame and composition.
Good colors and light.
I like this daily life shot.
rychem (42474) 2017-03-09 8:54
Hard-working woman, but I think she is happy, she is smiling to us, I wish her a lot of luck
cornejo (46658) 2017-03-09 11:25
Hello Abmdsudi, very good photo of this interesting scene of daily life with the woman working, very well captured in this interesting image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. A great work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.
Good day and happy weekend.
All the best from the south of Spain.
kasianowak (10397) 2017-03-09 13:43
A nice surprise for the Women's Day, this portrait of a smiling hard-working lady, dressed in colourful traditional clothes.
So that's where you've been hiding - Cambodia. Nice to see your photos again.
PiotrF (22898) 2017-03-09 15:44
a amazing scene with Cambodian woman.
Good framing, clarity,nice colors and sharpness.Amazing street shot, lovely presentation.
mcmtanyel (28892) 2017-03-09 21:01
What a beautiful photo of this woman with a charming smile. Her colored garb stands out nicely against the rustic background.
macjake (72419) 2017-03-09 21:29
looks like you made a friend on this day :)
a very fine daily life photo and decisive moment.
how perfect is it that she's wearing a bright baby blue top and red head gear, she brightens up the scene with the dark wood home. love the sweet casual smile and friendly demenour. I'm sure she appreciated the break from the work :)
dkmurphys (64449) 2017-03-09 23:57
Very nice portrait, I like the woman's smile, a friendly look despite the poor surroundings. Good catch!
alvaraalto (20284) 2017-03-10 4:52
Very well contribution to the international women’s day. Although we have to respect and defend the rights of women every day, I think it is right to highlight this on a special day, realizing the there is still a lot to improve.
Have a nice day
jusninasirun (17527) 2017-03-10 7:23
You are brilliant when it comes to capturing expression. This priceless smile captured precisely exposing the natural setting surrounding the subject really well. Excellent post for the Women's Day and thanks for sharing.
adramad (49466) 2017-03-10 13:23
A fantastic composition, perfect to dedicate to the woman's day, great this lady sitting in her environment of the day, maybe the entrance to her house, by the amount of objects around her, I love her smile so natural and wide.
A nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both the sharpness and the lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I like it
Enjoy a good day.
Very best regards.
Cricri (125720) 2017-03-11 9:48
Très beau portrait de la dame au beau sourire, le regard vers vous, entourer de détails et de couleurs, bel effet de la lumière sous le fond sombre, très jolie
GyurMaster (7269) 2017-03-12 3:29
I really like the smile on her face an how she is highlighted by her vivid clothes from the background.
npecanhuk (78435) 2017-03-14 3:41
Wonderful picture to celebrate that date!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, contrasts, black & white borders and composition are all top notch photo qualities here!
TFS - congrats,
jmdias (68567) 2017-03-20 16:22
lovely smile. amazing how you framed the image with these lines in the middle of the domestic chaos. I liked the contrast between the colors and the dark foreground. excellent image. TFS.