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Mad Hatter

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 8 December 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

and so by sleeper train we head north to Chiang Mai to rendezvous with Ms R and Ms S our travel companions for the next few weeks. Travelling with three women how brave is that? We arrive at the hotel within five minutes of each other and set out to explore Chiang Mai, 'the rose of the north'. The old city is a perfect square surrounded by a moat and the remains of a wall. It's a bit of a disappointment to me, being full of bars, smiling women and massage parlours. Its raison d'etre now seems to be based entirely on tourism. What it has in spades are night markets and my little point and shoot comes in handy again, Here for a hat maker.

NIKON COOLPIX S610 1/13 second F/2.7 ISO 400 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

It's sad, but I guess predictable, that tourist traps end up this way. I agree-1 bloke, 3 women-could be catcysmic! Now here's a useless bit of information for you...In Japanese Kanji(Caliigraphy) There is a symbol for "Woman". So, what do you think that 3 of these symbols put together mean?..........Noisy!!!!!!! (true fact!)
Anyway, what a great shot-love the guys expression, and you hinted that there might be some night market shots-looking forward to them.

8 Dec 2010 6:30am

@CElliottUK: This is one of them :)

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great capture of this person at work...Nice composition and colours...

8 Dec 2010 6:43am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Great shot! Maybe this is just me but I find it quite a strain to read the words against this harsh white background, I feel I'm missing out!

8 Dec 2010 7:15am

@Richard: There is a tone behind the words on my screen. It's only white round the picture and at the edges.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Ah got it-thought that this was a day-light shot, but now I look more closely...

8 Dec 2010 10:08am

@CElliottUK: yes it is rather bright for night :)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Strange hats! Do they have a symbolic meaning I wondered...
He looks very happy with his job,mabey because of the music they seem to make there,
all in all a remarkable shot again!

8 Dec 2010 10:28am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Touristy, yes, but more than makes up for it with this incredible capture.
Great smile and colorful product make this so wonderfully beautiful.

8 Dec 2010 10:57am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent artisans ... I love this hat! A work of art each. The happiness on his face is perfect Best regards, Adela

8 Dec 2010 11:05am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

What a lovely place and lovely smiling face :)

8 Dec 2010 1:25pm

rokhsana from tehran, Iran

an excellent capture, so beautiful that green roses he has made

8 Dec 2010 1:34pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

He makes hats to the rhythm of music?

8 Dec 2010 2:06pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

nice capture, hope you got to buy a hat :)

8 Dec 2010 2:58pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine street shot of this artisan at work, but also many other details of interest too. Well done.

8 Dec 2010 3:49pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A nice market shot !

8 Dec 2010 5:46pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

he really looks like he is enjoying doing that, nice one

8 Dec 2010 6:08pm

1/13 second
ISO 400
28 mm (35mm equiv.)