18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Hanoi Balloon Seller

A balloon seller in Hanoi's Old Quarter stands on the edge of a chaotic whir of scooters and cars, waiting for one to stop to make a sale. On the last day of a three week journey in Cambodia and Vietnam, we spent the afternoon shopping in Hanoi's Old Quarter. From blocks away we could see the mass of colorful balloons, their owner lost somewhere in all the unruly traffic. I went back later to find him and make a picture.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Camera: NIKON D500