Uncle Ho by John Marx


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This was taken at the Ho Chi Minh museum in Ha Noi, Vietnam.
The lines to get into the museum are enormous everyday, as the locals go multiple times a month.
This was completely candid. I think it really portrays the attitude and adoration the locals have towards Ho Chi Minh

Equipment: Canon EOS1000D, Canon 18-55mm IS

Settings: f/5.6, 1/10sec, ISO-400, 20mm

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1000d, asia, candid, canon, ha noi, ho chi minh, vietnam


  • Steve Scully
    Steve Scullyabout 4 years ago

    all of a sudden I feel like a bucket of chicken

  • Haha not the mood i was going for, but i must agree. Thanks Steve!

    – John Marx

  • Jeff Stroud
    Jeff Stroudabout 4 years ago


    Congratulations on your Feature in Candid Photography Group!!!! August 8, 2010!
  • Ah thats fantastic! Thank you so much Jeff!

    – John Marx

  • Jodi Morgan
    Jodi Morganabout 4 years ago

    I echo Steve’s comment… a bucket of chicken sounds great right now. (c: Love the coloring of this shot.

  • Haha i never thought of Kernel Sanders before, but now that you all say it; i couldnt agree more! Thanks!

    – John Marx

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture! Was photography allowed in the museum?
    Congratulations no your feature, too!

  • Thanks heaps Marjolein!
    Yes, photography was definitely aloud in this part of the museum. A lot of the other parts of the museum and it’s surrounds were off limits for photography though. It was so strict that you had to hand your camera to security before you go in.

    – John Marx

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...about 4 years ago

    Wow! Very creative, compelling capture!!!

  • Thanks Ainsley! Just one of those ‘right place at the right time’ kind of photos.

    – John Marx

  • Virginia Kelser Jones
    Virginia Kelse...about 4 years ago

    THis is a wonderful moment you captured, not to mention the beautiful light and color.

  • Thanks so much Virginia, i appreciate the comment!

    – John Marx

  • ZinaImage
    ZinaImageabout 4 years ago

    Well done John, and excellent capture Congrats on the feature

  • Thank you Wayne!

    – John Marx

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaabout 4 years ago

    Oh, that explains my confusion! I was there once, but it’s a long time ago (1994) – I did remember ‘photography not allowed’ but not that it was allowed in some areas! Or maybe it was different then. Time to return… :)

  • Haha yes, any excuse to return will do! Such an incredible country!

    – John Marx

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherabout 4 years ago

    fantastic capture – very intriguing!

  • Thanks Simone!

    – John Marx

  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyabout 4 years ago

    John, a good candid capture. Well done.

  • Thanks heaps Elana, i appreciate it!

    – John Marx

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