Hmong Rice sifting in Sa Pa

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    Explore #2, Wednesday, October 8, 2008
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    Mai, a Black Hmong woman in the Sa Pa village, sifting the family rice at an altitude of 1,800 m. above sea level. Inspite of the hard work and long hours days, it’s a happy time for the community. Spending the day with the Hmong, you will hear a lot of lougther, singing, gossip and stories. Often you will see at least 3 generations and sometimes 4 handelling the many activities souranding the Rice harvest process.

    To read more about Mai, her family and the Black Hmong and the Sapa community, check other images in this Rice set.

    You are invited to view other images about RICE planting and harvest here:
    www.flickr.com/photos/napix/sets/72157605373398672/

    More about Rice, shortages and price jump: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rice

    Sorry,
    On Dial-up now, at 26 Kbps, so it says, but actually much slower. Flickr is impossible :(
    Also not much on line now, will catch up with all of you when I’m back :)

    Leopoldo Esteban, ~Oryctes~, peggyhr, and 207 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. NaPix -- (Time out) 106 months ago | reply

      ...
      see the latest

      Remembering Yo...

      In memory of Yo…
      (Mai's father just past away)
      In memory of Yo…

      Explore Front Page
      Hmong Rice Sifting in Sa Pa Explore FP

      Many thanks, again, to Dragan* for sending me the image
      see his fantastic works here:
      www.flickr.com/photos/todorrovic/

      View other images about RICE planting and harvest here:
      www.flickr.com/photos/napix/sets/72157605373398672/

      Hmong Earing Bokeh HBW!

      Hmong woman ‘Rice hitting’

      Bringing the rice home

      Hmong garland

    2. ˎ [deleted] 106 months ago | reply

      A fantastic capture of the moment! Love her smile :)

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called African, Caribbean, and Asian daily life, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    3. ~Oryctes~ 106 months ago | reply

      Excellent capture and inspiring shot! Love it!

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    4. peggyhr 106 months ago | reply

      Cool shot! Such a happy smile!

    5. pearson_251 106 months ago | reply

      Joyous.......Yes yes yes ......this is exceptional !!!!!!!

    6. Sailing "Footprints: Real to Reel" (Ronn ashore) 106 months ago | reply

      a beautiful photo....Her face tells of a life so different, so real....

    7. gnasheruk [deleted] 106 months ago | reply

      This is an amazing image.

    8. Alessandro Pinna 106 months ago | reply

      Very nice action!

    9. LindsayStark 106 months ago | reply

      Absolutely stupendous! I love how clear every little grain is. This should make it to explore #1!

    10. kyuen13 106 months ago | reply

      amazing ....... beautiful harvest ........

    11. AnnDee72 106 months ago | reply

      great info.. great shot and thanks for sharing

    12. Akbar Simonse 106 months ago | reply

      What a great shot!!

    13. hommik 106 months ago | reply

      Love her smile

      thanks for sharing

    14. thomas lieser (thomas-lieser.smugmug.com) 106 months ago | reply

      great smile -- great shot -- thanks for letting me learn a bit more with every picture (you are a great ambassador!)

    15. JuttaMK 106 months ago | reply

      Again---a FANTASTIC series!!

    16. 1D110 106 months ago | reply

      merci
      magnifique aussi , quel course folle .

      Bertrand

    17. renquedochan 106 months ago | reply

      It´s delicious... it´s raining rice and she shows the best smile while she´s working... so exotic and delicated like a dream. A fave, of course!

    18. billdsym 106 months ago | reply

      great shot lovely colours well done

    19. @petra 106 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Chapeau! (invited only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      fantastic work

    20. @petra 106 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ImagePoetry-ImagePoésie / ADMIN INVITE ONLY (+15 faves), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    21. uteart 106 months ago | reply

      an other fabulous image Na, wonderful story of life and great composition.... i love the detail of the basket and the rice, her smile is gorgeous (((((;
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    22. M R Hasan [deleted] 106 months ago | reply

      This is an amazing photo. Keep taking more photos on rice.
      All the best.

    23. BtotheEthy [deleted] 106 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful smile and I love the angle at which it was shot!

      Great job!

    24. lotusfee 106 months ago | reply

      a wonderful series and a great action shot!
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    25. Lori-B. 106 months ago | reply

      Fabulous shot of joyful celebration. She appears very skilled at seperating the chaff from the grain!

    26. Yilud [deleted] 106 months ago | reply

      Excellent portrait, as usual!
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    27. beetabonk 106 months ago | reply

      fantastic... huge screen cinematic!

    28. ilsebatten 106 months ago | reply

      Oh what a beautiful young woman! As well as being capable she just shined with intelligence and life. You know you are convincing me that this kind of rice harvest activity is a bonding experience that we in the 'West' have lost in our isolated fenced and protected homes. Bravo to you

    29. anjoudiscus 106 months ago | reply

      Mai est une femme adorable et gracieuse !
      Une image limpide, magique qui rend hommage à ce travail de la récolte !!

    30. ratso3 106 months ago | reply

      My favourite of this set so far.

    31. Amsterdamned! 106 months ago | reply

      Amazing !

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Flickr Portrait Gallery, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    32. Rejetto 106 months ago | reply

      great photojournalism shot

    33. Johan_Leiden 106 months ago | reply

      This set is absolutely terrific, and in this one there is so much pride and joy!

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    34. "berend" 106 months ago | reply

      Yess, I like it.
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    35. Linda DV 106 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Excellent Photographer Awards ADMIN INVITE only / Post1/ Award3, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    36. ***irene*** 106 months ago | reply

      What a fabulous work, my friend!
      Have a wonderful day and take care!

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    37. scilit 106 months ago | reply

      WINNER
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    38. @petra 106 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Best of Flickr (admin invited), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    39. g*s*c 106 months ago | reply

      Excellent Na! I'm sure the harvest is very satisfying to these people - provisions for the winter :-)

    40. Michael Riblet 106 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture of the action and her smile! Very cinematic!

    41. maggie224 - 106 months ago | reply

      Fabulous image. I love her smile and the light on the falling rice...

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