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DP photo challenge: Hanoi in motion

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there are so many motorcyclists in Hanoi that it would be difficult not to capture at least one of them in motion! Invariably they zoom into your field of view just as you depress the shutter ….

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judging by the size of the pot he’s carrying, this lad is moving in slow motion, maybe?

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where food is being sold or prepared there is always motion

shared with the Daily Post

weekly photo challenge: street life and travel photo Monday

Weekly photo challenge: street life

Many people living in the big cities in Vietnam, like Hanoi, don’t have much living space and what little they do have may quite often be shared with other families so much of their life is, of necessity, spent on the street. Large numbers of the population work in various ways to feed the rest (kitchens as we know them in the Western world don’t exist as such there). It’s the same in Thailand too. Meals are eaten on the hoof or sitting on one of the ubiquitous minuscule red or blue plastic stools (a Vietnamese speciality).

Inspired by Jon Sanwell’s photos of people in Vietnam I thought I would try my hand at taking some shots in black and white. Please bear in mind these are my first attempts at shooting in black and white.

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On the whole I prefer colour photos, especially as Hanoi was a colourful place even in the cold, misty, drizzly conditions we encountered there. So here are a few in colour. I will be posting more photos of our trip over the next few weeks.

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one of the very few cats we saw in Vietnam

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Did I mention that there are bikes everywhere?

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Our last night in Hanoi – even St Patrick got in on the act!

Which do you prefer – black and white or colour?

Also linking up with Travel Photo Mondays no. 38