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Boat Dwellers' Hat

Hong Kong Museum of History

Before Hong Kong became a British colony in the mid-19th century,
the Boat Dwellers (known as the Tanka) were one of the four main Chinese ethnic groups living in Hong Kong.
They spoke a peculiarly accented version of Cantonese,
and their sea-borne habitat covered the coastal waters of Guangdong and Guangxi.
The Boat Dwellers traditionally spent their entire lives on boats and segregated themselves from land-based people.

Posted on 16 July 2008
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Simon Chandler18-Jul-2008 02:41
Excellent still life work. Love the tone and lighting. v
Walter Otto Koenig17-Jul-2008 13:43
Great still life. I like the colors and the light. Beautiful basket work. "V"
Larry Grace17-Jul-2008 12:23
Excellent capture of this still life scene. The use of shooting at ISO 6400 did a great job in capture the mood. V
Guest 17-Jul-2008 10:32
Beautiful still life shot, CM! And at ISO 6400 - Wow, very impressive!
Debbie Blackburn Beierle17-Jul-2008 06:42
WONDERFUL tones/detail and lighting! Excellent job, CM!
Char17-Jul-2008 02:01
Hi CM,
A wonderful shot with great lighting and details. \/
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography16-Jul-2008 23:50
Very nice capture, fine light and mood, V.
Chad Ramsey16-Jul-2008 18:40
Beautiful lighting! Well done~V
Guest 16-Jul-2008 17:00
Great light
Guest 16-Jul-2008 16:32
I believe today there are no more "Tanka" people on the sea, maybe there have go to the land. Very informative shot Kwan.
Fong Lam16-Jul-2008 15:02
Terrific still-life shot at high ISO, Kwan
2004 16-Jul-2008 14:29
very good shot !
Peter Stahl16-Jul-2008 13:56
Excellent composition and info. GMV.
an nguyen16-Jul-2008 13:50
Like very much the composition and the tone. V
Raymond16-Jul-2008 13:47
The exposure is perfect... I'm quite impressed with the D3's 6,400 iso... no flash, no noise... wonderful technology.
I also love the image... and the story you give us to describe it... It's all first class CM.
XiaoBernard9916-Jul-2008 13:34
For me one my Favorite sensation in this MUseum to smell the real Chinese tols ,material to live ;A HAT ,a wood vessel ...very moody.
TuTmin16-Jul-2008 13:09
Nicely presented.thanks for sharing dear CM.