The Coconut-nut

One thing about shooting at the Baguio Market is the lack of lighting. My D300 is “high ISO challenged” so I try and make do with what I can get. As the saying goes, “it’s not the arrow-it’s the Indian!” So I just choose my scenes accordingly. In this case, it’s looking for those “petromax” lamps that are still popular here in the Philippines and hunting for subjects in its immediate vicinity. Found this one and didn’t really think much of it until I got home and did some post. I liked how her face says so much about the hard work that goes into waking up early every day and tending to the stall at the market. The serious demeanor hoping for a lot of customers to make it a good day at work. This remains as one of my favorites from that trip.

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