Hanoi-Bac Ha-Sapa photosafari Part 3

This is the final installment of this photosafari – to Sapa town. All shots were taken with the Nikon D800 unless stated otherwise.

We left Bac Ha town after lunch that Sunday afternoon. On our way up the hills we dropped by Ta Phin village, a village for the Red Hmong tribes.

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By the big, big tree

Again taken during my last teaching photo-safari to Siem Reap. It was an amazing and fascinating sight to see these trees as part of the ruins.

Talking about teaching photo-safari, I am in the mood for some new destinations starting with the Hanoi-Buc Ha-Sapa route (Vietnam) some time in April or May 2012. If you […]

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I love the lighting of this photo

 

Trying to get the Hmong people of Sapa to pose for a photo  during my trip there was usually declined unless you buy something from them. This lady was an exception.

I simply love the lighting of this photo. Taken with Nikon D3 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 Aperture Priority @ f/3.2 1/640s ISO400.

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She was only 4

 I met her at Cat Cat village, Sapa in northern Vietnam. I was trekking down the Hmong tribal village carrying my Lowepro Computrekkar while she was climbing up carrying a "backpack" of her own… her 2 month-old brother! I soon found out that she was only 4. Suddenly my backpack didn’t feel so heavy anymore.

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Day 2 & 3 – Part 2 Sapa villages

 After the morning market shoot we met up for breakfast at the hotel where we also packed our lunch as we would be at the villages till late afternoon. 

While waiting to board our van there was again another group of Hmongs with their wares waiting outside the hotel trying their luck again.

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Day 2 & 3 – Part 1 Sapa market

 Sapa is higher up in the mountains and hence is cooler with the weather more unpredictable. It may be cold and misty one minute and hot and sunny the very next. Our guide warned us that we may experience the 4 seasons in one day. How true.

We left Bac Ha after lunch. Bac Ha […]

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Where I was on May 30th till June 4th

 

 

Not the US but was in Vietnam during that said period. 

It was the school hols and I thought it was a good idea to bring my kids along on a 5D/$N trip to Hanoi-Buc Ha-Sapa-Halong Bay trail. They could see and experience the culture […]

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