Yuanyang morning mist
While on a tuk-tuk back from a sunrise location, I saw 2 Hani minority women heading down to their terraced field accompanied by their water buffalos. I leaned over the shoulder of the driver and snapped this one. It was dark because too early, and the mist was too dense. As a result, you can blame me for the picture being too noisy!
Yuanyang is famous for cultivating terraced fields and Hani minority has created an environmental wonder in mountain area. Their culture is a terraced field agricultural civilization, which has a perfect agriculture system and an agro-worship system as well, the concept of worship is built on the basis that man and nature are in harmony, countless terraced fields are an evidence of this belief.
There are no historical records as to when terraced fields were first used. However, according to ancient bronze ware which depicts the ploughing techniques and folk customs of the Yi and Hani ethnic groups, they surely have a long standing history.
The best place to view the terraced fields is in the south of Yuanyang County, where the mountains are covered with terraces extending 2,000 meters, from the mountain top down to the valley. In winter and spring each year, the valley is filled with heavy mist, and the two mountains are like islands floating in a sea of cloud. Between the terraces, which reflect silver light, are stretches of green tea plantations. With plenty of rain and heavy mists, the Yunwu Tea (cloud and mist tea) produced in the town by the Yi ethnic group is extremely refreshing. The Yis are a people who love singing and dancing. Their dances imitate a hunt and have 36 parts, describing the hunting activities of their ancestors.
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Leonie (8809) 2005-04-05 6:10
Another wonderful shot! Great misty atmosphere...and another tribe.. well done! Best regards,
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-04-05 6:50
beautiful shot, it is poetic, makes me think of a Paulo Coehlo Book, regards
clodreno (0) 2005-04-05 7:43
I really like the moody atmosphere in this image. well done.
Not easy to do a nice picture in the mist..
This is just excellent..
The curve of the road disappearing is beautiful.
arnabchat (7233) 2005-04-05 7:52
very nice take. i like the grainy nature of this photo very much. the flat fat border enhances the beauty of the pic. thanks for sharing
cliffchappell (223) 2005-04-05 9:39
I would not worry about the noise in the picture. I did a workshop on the photo and reduced the noise and it didn't seem to help all that much. I might help more if done to the original, or at least a photo with a larger size (90k is pretty small). The noise, in this case, adds to the feeling of the water drops in the air. Very good work.
zig (2456) 2005-04-05 9:40
It is really good to be able to peek in life in Vietname from your photos. I like this even though you mentioned that the photo is noisy. Maybe because it is noisy this photo looks beautiful?
eflowers (674) 2005-04-05 11:49
really lovely mood in this photo and nice composition. I really wanted to travel to this area when i was in china but didn't make it. maybe next time!
ishai (4097) 2005-04-05 15:40
I don’t mind the noise
It gives it a good atmosphere
I like the mist here too
Dakota55 (392) 2005-04-06 23:21
This is a geat shot. The noise in it adds to the feeling of the shot rather than detract from it. Cheers Robin
bip-bip (1837) 2005-04-08 12:43
The grainy b&w is very appropriate to give back this great misty atmosphere
A beautiful shot !
battousai (827) 2005-05-16 6:25
Great shot! I like the atmosphere and the noise as well. Thanks for sharing!
PSYOPS (0) 2005-06-05 9:54
I am late on this, but I am here at least, with a simple question for you: do you think Yuanyang is accessible for "armchair travelers"?
- Copyright: Ngy Thanh (ngythanh) (8578)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-02-19
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 24-70mm L, RAW @ ISO 1600
- Exposure: f/19, 1/350 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Yuanyang — a best-kept secret /1/ [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-04-05 5:42