Vietnamese Boy

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  1. henrycooke

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    I was on a train from Lao Cai (Border or Vietnam and China) to the capital of Hanoi. The train only travelled around 200km i believe but took 11 hours, most of that time being spent in 35 degrees Celsius (and more) very humid heat. My iPod was out of battery. But luckily, on the seat in front of me a young boy seemed very interested in me and my camera. When the train set out it was only a bit crowded. (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2799/4129494531_21f33afdb6.jpg) this crowded. His teeth were rotting, his mother was about 18, and I was possibly the first white person he had ever seen (he got off long before Hanoi.) So armed with my new 50mm prime I took these. Any comments or crit would be awesome. Thanks and sorry for the long story.

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    Nice work, I really like #6, I also like the story, helps build the pictures, gives them character, texture. :thumbup:
     
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    Really cool shots. ANd i agree ^ the story is great.

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    Great pics!
     
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    I've been on that train. I still have bad dreams about the toilets.
     
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    I really like 5, it screams childhood wonder. Just wish it wasn't so dark.
     
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    I like the last two images, cool. About his teeth, they look faked e.g pp. Create your own brush instead ;)
     
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    Great photos! I love photojournalism. B&W really tells a story. Number 6 is my favorite! :thumbup:
     
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    Uh, they're in no way faked. go to my flickr and look at original size if you want to.
     
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    series of innocents. beautiful.
     

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