Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

Another interesting challenge that had me thinking long and hard to which photo I would put forward for Humanity.  Being a traveller I take a lot of photos, mostly landscape but on some occasions I like to take photos of the people in their surroundings that are so different from my own.

On this occasion I was in Vietnam, in the beautiful town of Hoi An which sits by the River Thu Bon.  Hoi An means peaceful meeting place and that it is.  Its where French influence meets Asian heritage, the cuisine is a mix of both where you can order delectable French pastries at one store and the next some wonderfully hot Pho with noodles.   It has been inhabited by the Chinese, Japanese, French as well as Indians over the centuries.  What better place to show of Humanity with Hoi An being influenced by different races of people at different times.  It is so far removed from where I live and what I do that I find it so fascinating.  I highly recommend a visit to Hoi An if you are visiting Vietnam, you would be crazy to miss it.  I found it to be one of the best places to visit there.  It is also World Heritage Listed with Unesco, its that precious.

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  1. Amazing photos! So powerful, so — humane…


  2. Karen, I love the first one the most. Her facial expression stays with me…

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  3. Karen, each of these photos is exceptional. Your wonderful eye serves you well outside of your beloved genre of landscape photography! I’ve gone back through your slideshow many times and really can’t pick my favorite – I love them all. Thanks for sharing them – it’s a place I most likely will never got to see with my own eyes, but I feel as if I’ve gotten a wonderful taste of why you find it so special.

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    • Gee Thanks Stacey. I went to Vietnam by myself as a friend couldn’t go when I got a great deal, but I loved it and felt great the whole way through by myself. In fact it gave me a taste of solo travel which one day I hope to do again selfishly! I had just bought my Canon 1000D and it was playing up and I wasn’t great with aperture or shutter speeds at that time so I feel they aren’t the best shots but it is what it is and maybe one day Ill go back and redo my shots again. If you ever get the chance please go its a wonderful country.


  4. Lovely selection; the portrait of the woman and the row of bikes are exquisite.

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  5. My favourite is the portrait of the lady in the canoe followed closely by the person working in the fields. I love these photos Karen. They are truly stunning.


    • Thanks Sue I appreciate your comments. I do wish I had mastered my camera then, At the time I had only just bought my DSLR and didn’t know how to use it. Id dearly love to go back and take them again and more…. 🙂


  6. Honestly Karen, you really need to make a book for each of the places you have visited, i.e. Paris, Vietnam etc. etc. these are all beautiful..

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  7. Great photos! Wonderful interpretation of this week’s challenge 🙂

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  8. These are really lovely photos, I especially like the first one for its profoundness.


  9. beautiful, beautiful shots. And this camera was new to you? You did great!


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