“Her Hat” is a personal favorite of mine. It is a “Lao” style hat that was given to my wife (who is a Thai lady) whose family is of Laotian descent. On this particular day I had taken her to a large vegetable farm so she could spend the day picking all the special peppers and Asian eggplants that she so much loves. Most times she will meet up with a friend/s and it becomes more of a social event, but with the focus on picking the veggies.
The image is a favorite because it is from a fun day. She is having fun and I am too. I will spend the day walking the vast acreage of the farm looking for something to photograph or just talking with someone I may meet. As for the hat? I remember the day her friend gave her the hat and she loved it because while being a Thai person and living here in the USA you do not see Lao style things such as hats or clothing that often. She talked in the days leading up to the veggie picking day that she looked forward to wearing the hat while out in the sun and how she would look as if she was back home in Thailand. And she did. Actually I have more photos of her walking down the dusty dirt roads on the farm carrying bags of vegetables and you would think she was in Thailand or Laos.
So in the end it may not be that interesting of an image to most, but it reminds me of a great summer day.
The image was captured on a using a Canon T1i and a Canon EF70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM lens at 1/640 sec at f/5.0 ISO 100 200mm. Original was done in Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 with Nik Color Efex Pro.3 .
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