“What did you just say to my mom?” The wide eyed, startled and angry kid seemed to be asking me.
Me: “Told her she’s really beautiful and have very nice features like that of a Bollywood star”.
I wished I could tell her that but I don’t think she’ll understand me.
I must brush up on my geography, too. When I asked her which town she comes from in Myanmar, I couldn’t figure out what she said and spelt. Not her fault. I’ll carry a paper map of Myanmar next time.
She nodded her head and smiled when I asked if she is Muslim. There are 136 ethnic groups in Myanmar. 135 now according to The Lady..
Photography Notes: This shot works because I got down to their eye level by squatting too. That probably startled the kid. Lol.
I would have allowed more headroom for the mother but didn’t think the kid will repeat the reaction. So I reacted and clicked before I could properly compose.
Also, the scene will look bad if it was taken from a standing position, looking down.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, especially to the many SINGLE MOTHERS, who raised her children single-handedly under very hard circumstances. It is hard for a nomadic refugee.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 2500, f11, 1/200 sec.
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