Day 8~ May 8th~ Cambodia

the boat lady with the straw hat

I was riding a boat on the waters of the Tonle Sap around sunset. The sun was shining a very bright gold and there was light breeze that gently toyed with the surface of the water. It felt as though I was transported to a strange future, a post natural disaster of some sorts, where all around me were stilts, make shift floating homes and boats, humans in rags smiling wistfully and surviving with the bare minimum. Then I felt a face gazing at me from a boat passing nearby, and there was this lady with her beautiful kind face and her warm smile. She allowed me to keep her radiance and to share it with you.

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  1. Wow, Mimo! This is stunning.

  2. Reblogged this on FATman Photos and commented:
    Mimo Khair takes wonderful pictures of people, but here is one that is special even by her high standards. I love the atmosphere and the grain, and the hat and expression are just perfect. A beautiful portrait. FATman

  3. An absolutely wonderful portrait, Mimo >>> I’m going to reblog it! Adrian

  4. Great capture, big hats are not easy 😉

  5. The calm expression she exudes is what her beauty is telling us. I love it!

  6. The texture is wonderful, as is her expression you’ve captured, Mimo. I wish we’d gone to Tonle Sap after all while we were in Cambodia. Definitely a new spot to explore the next time we are in Cambodia!

  7. Hi,
    A beautiful photo, and I agree she does have a kind face and a warm smile.

  8. Great face…great hat…great photo.

  9. I totally agree with SKEdazzles !! Mimo, your pictures are really beautiful, but what makes them so very special is the sentiment, which goes with them

  10. Mimo, what I love about your style is that you don’t capture these images with your camera, you capture them with your heart first! Simply lovely!

  11. Love the texture you have layered over the portrait.

  12. Wow. What a great portrait. She looks like a movie star, in character, taking a break from filming.

  13. Thanks for sharing her radiance, Mimo.Beautiful picture.

  14. you portrait and words are serene in the extreme Mimo…

  15. A brilliant portrait Mimo.

  16. The people must have a wonderful perspective about life – especially if they have little.

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