Art, Creativity, Photography, Travel, Writing

At the beginning of each month Kat Sloma invites us to share a photo taken the previous month that really speaks to us in some way.

Earlier in March we went to Vietnam for the first time and I went on an early morning photography trip with a locally-based photographer and a small group of amateur photographers. We were hoping to wean ourselves off the automatic functions on our cameras and try our hands at taking photos of people. After taking photos in the fishing village we returned to base on a ferry boat. There was a young Vietnamese couple on the boat with a small baby. When they first got on the mother was still wearing her crash helmet and mask and the baby was all muffled up in a woolly hood and jacket. All of us photographers wanted to photograph the mother and child. As she got used to our attention and decided she was actually enjoying it, she removed her mask and gradually removed items of clothing from the baby so that we could photograph them. At the end she was smiling broadly and the ladies seated behind us thought it was all a great joke.

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Comments on: "Photo-Heart connection: March 2014" (9)

  1. parispette said:

    WONDERFUL!!! Don’t you just love the interactions – all without words. Beautiful photos and a great memory. and I love that I know exactly where you were : )

  2. What a great experience. So glad she was willing to be photographed.

  3. oh what an amazing journey you had … amazing! The photos you captured of the mother and child are perfect. I love the twinkle in the child’s eyes … perfect!

  4. I think photographing people can be so challenging — how lovely that the mother started enjoying it! What a sweet baby!

  5. What a beautiful child!

  6. Such a beautiful baby! This is a wonderful story – not only a Photo-Heart Connection, but a real human connection, too.

  7. I would love to be able to photograph people, you have made some wonderful pictures, mother and child are very beautiful but I really, really love your last picture. A lovely PHC.

  8. katsloma said:

    Sounds like a wonderful experience for everyone, you, your classmates and the woman you were photographing. That’s the best kind of experience! Thank you for sharing in the Photo-Heart Connection.

  9. Beautiful photo-heart connection. Wonderfull photos. I love the faces of the mother and baby but in particular, the smiling eyes of the lady

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