Long Xuyen is the second most prosperous town in the Mekong Delta, after Can Tho. The body language of this man in the Long Xuyen market offers a perfect complement to the geometric play of light on the wall. They join to create a triangle. The triangular composition here implies a grounded person who is in no particular hurry to do anything. The pile of stuff that surrounds him is largely subdued in shadow – the light illuminates just face, wall, and what looks like a circular bundle of straw. I was very fortunate to pass through this market at this particular moment. Any earlier or later, and this triangle would not be here.