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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Opposites – ” Of Older and Younger Generations “   3 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Opposites – ” Of Older and Younger Generations “


This week, make two opposing elements come together (or clash in dissonance) in one photo



My submission for the Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Opposites – is that of this photograph entitled  ” Of Older and Younger Generations “. This was one of the series of the Indigenous Tribe of the Vietnam Highlands during my Photographic Expedition to Vietnam last year.

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Opposites - " Of Older and Younger Generations "

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Opposites – ” Of Older and Younger Generations “


There are so many ways to infuse photos with drama, from choosing an unusual angle to focusing on a strong, vibrant palette. One idea I often explore is contrast. No, not so much in the technical sense of shadows and highlights(important as they certainly are), but more fundamentally: I love the power of a single frame to bring together conflicting elements. Sometimes the result is harmonious, a peaceful coexistence of unnatural allies. Sometimes the tension remains unresolved.

Sometimes it’s a bit of both, like in this recent shot I took at a castle in the Bourgogne countryside, in east-central France.



These walls were originally built in the 16th century — but were covered in fresh, shimmering ivy. Together, the two elements made the entire structure all the more interesting (and, let’s admit it, more photogenic): heavy and light, hard and soft, smooth and textured, inanimate and organic.

In your photo this week, show how opposites can tell a story about people, places, or objects. The tension can reside inwhat you choose to show — old vs. new, big vs. small, dark vs. light — or in how you frame and design your shot. I look forward to seeing your entries!


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At the Hill Tribe’s Village – Take 1   1 comment

At the Hill Tribe’s Village Take 1
These are the photographs taken at at a tourist village in Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam before we leave for Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon.

At the water-hole   Leave a comment

At one of the water-holes of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
One can see a hive of activities at the flowing water from a spring located at a village of Central Highlands of Vietnam. As it was early morning. some members of the hill tribe are collecting drinking water to be carried back home in polycarbonate bottles. A small boy was taking his early morning bath in the cold clear spring water and later with the mother’s assistance. Others are washing their clothes and blankets. As the hour ticked by, more and more members are seen here including an elderly lady. Please note that some of the photographs taken, are with the help of these paid models.

SP Lim

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