Old Burmese Lady smoking the cigar

Old Burmese Lady smoking the cigar

I’m a bit too straight sometime, or shy or whatever. In Bagan, you see old ladies hanging around with their cigars asking you to picture them for money. However low the amount (probably a couple of bucks) I have so far objected to picture people for money, let’s say the idea makes me feel uneasy. I don’t think I am mean or tight, just I don’t think an amateur picture is something that people have to sell you. Well so up to my third day in Bagan without any pictures of cigar smoker, on our last hour we met this woman in a village who invited us in her compound. We exchanged a few polite sentences stayed a bit and she pull our her cigar and I made this shot after asking permission. I did not want to move around and look impolite so the background is a bit burned.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikkor 50mmF1.8D
Retouches: Lightroom 3

Old Burmese Lady smoking the cigar