Bruce Goodman  

The Women at the Door by Bruce Goodman

November 2020 - The Women at the Door

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Somewhere Near Inle Lake, Myanmar (February 2014)

To this day, I really don’t know exactly where we were when we stopped along the road at a small tea house.

With our 2 traveling companions and a local guide we set off early in the morning on clunker bikes over a hard-packed dirt road traveling over the mountains to Inle Lake (possibly from a small town called Aungpan).

This photo was taken after we had tea and crackers in a shop along the roadway. I was on the bicycle with my camera strapped to my daypack (connected with a Peak Capture Clip). These women were watching us as we peddled off (the one in the middle seemed to be the owner of the tea shop). I stopped briefly, unclipped my camera and shot about a half dozen photos.

Olympus E-M1. JPEG (before I was started shooting Raw+JPEG). Aperture Priority; ISO 1600; f14; 1/80 sec; Olympus zoom 14-150 at 42mm (84mm equivalent)

5 comments posted

Hassan Sadek   Hassan Sadek
well organized and cropped photo. Really nice photo to watch. The faces are telling stories with the variety of ages. The colors are really beautiful and harmonized. I liked that their background is black, this was really interesting.
Well done Bruce!   Posted: 11/15/2020 06:09:49

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Bruce, this image is also Timeless where we have several generations of Burmese women. I love the composition and color variety. Indeed the hair cover is a visual and photographic delight. The image is very sharp and the background is non distracting. I think that the green doors overpower somehow the individuals. I cropped it as a perfect square, and now the people stands out better. The expression in their faces is the extra gift of this image. Well Done !!   Posted: 11/15/2020 06:24:36
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Marius Bodea   Marius Bodea
The image is very vivid with two complementary main colors green and red which makes the image very contrasting. It is interesting to analyze the faces of the people, which reflect very well the continuity through the different generations that appear in the image. Nice picture, Bruce!   Posted: 11/15/2020 13:59:39

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
What a wonderful capture! Where are all the men? The woman in the center looks like the matriarch of the clan. The touches of red throughout ties the image together and the black background is perfect.   Posted: 11/18/2020 13:52:36

Daniel De Cort   Daniel De Cort
This photo was taken like a real traveler, by bicycle across the country. The result is a group portrait with beautiful colors of the local population. Isaac's correction does the persons justice even more. Beautiful reportage picture.   Posted: 11/20/2020 07:14:08


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