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The Broom Lady ~ Thailand

A candid shot of a lady selling brooms in the streets of Chiang Mai in Thailand.

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In Thailand, you can find and buy almost anything on the streets.

This jolly lady selling brooms in Chiang Mai crossed my path while walking back home from lunch. I wanted to get a nice shot of her but she just kept walking too fast even with all those brooms!

I had to use my telephoto lens to capture her from far as she was heading towards a bar (who would want to buy a broom in a bar?).

I liked the balance between the lady with her merchandise and the bar bottles out of focus in the background. I also liked the fact that she had multiple hats on her head. I’m sure she even hid a few other objects in her basket to sell. Mary Poppins would be jealous of these people.

Do you think she might be a witch? Or maybe Harry Potter’s transportation provider?

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Things I love today:

The smell of basil leaves

The taste of Bacon Cheese Omelette

The sound of Sigur Ros

The sight of a bright red evening sky

The feel of having new friends in town

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Quick Tips:

If you like old style B&W street photography, shoot with a high ISO setting. It will add noise on your images which will give your photos a “grainy” look when converted to B&W.

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