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The Broom Lady ~ Thailand

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


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?


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


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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