Red River Valley, Yunnan, China.
Shot early in the morning with the 80-200mm lens mounted on tripod. The blue tones give the image a kind of mystique impression, but this pic looks better blown up to real large size in my opinion.
pratyeka, I used Jianshui as jump off point, from there basically straight down south, then west and south again all along the Vietnamese and Lao border until the road rejoins the main road about 75 clicks east of Jinghong. Was in December.
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Catli (550) 2004-08-02 9:01
Beautiful scenery you've captured here, Marcus. I like the serene atmosphere that prevails here with the slight fog in the background. Well done.
petertee (307) 2004-08-02 10:28
An almost tangible atmosphere of stillness and timeless calm. The dawning day is slowly shedding the blue night and nothing seems to be stirring ... except the photographer :o)
olspar7 (214) 2004-08-02 10:39
Wow! What a great shot. The atmosphere, interesting image, and framing create a beautiful picture.
pratyeka (281) 2004-08-02 19:25
Excellent mood shot!
Which part of the valley were you in? I went through from Gejiu to Shiping via Honghe in 2002/04 but there was little in the way of water in the fields.
olli (2091) 2004-08-03 0:50
Very interesting atmosphere, nice dark blue/green tones. I just would crop a bit from the bottom to get rid of those white areas which breaks the atmosphere a bit, I think.
Great shot in any case, Marcus.
pingu23 (590) 2004-08-03 3:31
Great picture! I love the atmosphere given by the darkness of the early morning. Great composition also. Well done!
sengir (4956) 2005-04-22 16:29
fantastic shot, great time of the day you chose.
Cruize (0) 2005-05-17 5:32
Hi Marchus, I saw your Myanmar image which lead me to this one. Both have that two colour appearance which I think is just beautiful...you have a talent for this style. Your composition and perspective in this image are great. I love the colours and crispness of the image too.
ngythanh (8572) 2005-06-06 0:15
I wish you tell us the time you took this beautiful picture.
Theana (623) 2006-04-21 3:57
Dreamland come true? Unbelievable that places like this still exist (and definitely makes me want to go there right now!). The colours are great and the scenery phantastic. Your morning photos are indeed all pretty good I find but I liked this one best of all.
- Copyright: Marcus Braun (tools4fools) (341)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-01-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon SLR's, NikkorAF 80-200 f2.8, Fuji Sensia 100
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Dawn's early light, Yuanyang — a best-kept secret /1/ [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-02 8:20
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