Photoessay: Hanoi, part one

Hanoi is one of the more interesting places I’ve been recently – these images were shot during downtime on a business trip about a year ago. It’s a fascinating mix of French colonial and Southeast Asian chaos; juxtapositions abound, and rich textures are plenty – making for great shooting. Part one, in color. I’m told Ho Chi Minh City is a lot more developed an interesting, but I haven’t had a chance to visit yet. MT

This set shot with a Nikon D700, 85/1.4G and 28-300/3.5-5.6 VR.

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Quantum mechanics at work again: the scene changed because the subjects noticed the photographer.

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Feels like France.

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A vomit-inducing ride. Notice passenger on the right hand bike.

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If only I knew what cards she was holding.

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Comments

  1. Kasper Roed says:

    Hi Ming.

    I really enjoy reading your blog, it was btw your articles regarding D800 that made that I found your site.
    I got my D800 delivered 29th March and must say that I also am deeply impressed with what it can deliver. Even though it has meant that I had to buy new lenses … But the joy of new glass is in my eyes at least as great as the joy of a new body. :-)

    Is it possible that You will make a post about how You create this special cinematic look i You’re pictures?
    Thanks in advance.

    Please continue the good work!

    /Kasper

  2. Ciao, very interesting to see this part of the world through your eyes, and great shots! :-)

  3. Once again- applause! I enjoy the entire flavor of your style & subject matters- thanks for sharing!
    Ps: how do you technically insert your name into the border- would love to learn :-)

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