Day 4~ July 4th~ Vietnam

early morning on a Hanoi pavement

It has been a challenge to keep the daily posts on time during this trip. Arrived in Beirut on July 5th to find a national internet power down, so here, doing the best I can.

One of the great struggles a street photographer has while walking in a new city is trying not to be overwhelmed by the flood of new impressions. In a city like Hanoi, you see so much that you wish to capture and in some cases too much of a good thing has its adverse effects. At times like this, I just stop, slow down and look around with my eyes quietly to let them lead me to my next shot. I was very much caught by this woman at the early morning hours as she set up her portable fruit stand on the pavement and was getting herself ready for her day’s work. I reflected on her life and how in this life we had different lots, different destinies, and I wonder at all the events that caused things to be this way…

 

3 thoughts on “Day 4~ July 4th~ Vietnam

  1. I am sure it can be overwhelming to be in such busy new places. You have an amazing eye for street photography and each image tells such a powerful story. I hope your travels are well

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