Kid-play in Yuanyang • V
*First of all, I found this in dictionarydotcom:
kin•der•gar•ten (k n d r-gär tn, -dn) n. Abbr. K A program or class for four-year-old to six-year-old children that serves as an introduction to school.
*Now, imagine you come to a kindergarten and give to any kid here a bottle of ink, a pen, a knife and a note book. Are you expecting this child to write a poem, to compose a song, or to draw a picture? — No?. You are absolutely correct.
*The true story:
I am such a kid who used to be OK with my normal bottle of milk (Microdol-X, D-72, D-76, Stop Bath, Hypo)— but not with digital stuffs.
Then, my wife gave me her approval, that I could go for a month, on her expense. My son secretly funneled to me his $$$$, with the request that I must not let his mom know in order for me to spend from both sources. Canon built the digital camera and Sandisk manufactured the flashcard. A young TE member let me borrow his light tripod, and Thien in Canada gave me some crash-courses on shooting D10 and storage for the RAW files into CompactDrive PD Serial… Armed with plenty of factors, off I flew toward Yunnan, China. The worst of all was that I cheated myself that I knew how to play with all these toys at the same time. In addition, I landed Kunming Airport with missing luggage, without Chinese language. No tours booked, no smiling guide with welcome poster at airport terminal. Returning home, I messed with Canon digi-software, C1 Pro and Photoshop CS. Oh my God, what a nice crime contributed by many accomplices!
Well, tell me how may I make this digital photograph worse!
The picture you have in front right now is the result of my illiteracy. And this is my own indictment. If you ask me how did I do this, I don’t know what to say (didn’t you ever get lost in internet or photoshop?). If you demand me to have a title, I would label this “kid-play”, I meant a mess by an aged kid.
Location name: Yuanyang [ in Vietnamese: Nguyên Dương ], Yunnan Province, South China.
Directions: from Kunming, take bus to Jianshui, 220 km. Switch bus to go another 117 km to Yuanyang. Jianshui [ in Vietnamese is Kiến Thủy ] got the name because the basin was flooded every summer and autumn.
Jianshui also become famous as the site for first tests of the DF-4 limited range ICBM conducted from Chingyu in November 1970 and 1971 to an impact area 2,050 nautical miles away.
For more info:
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Luan (12971) 2005-04-07 4:13
Amazing picture Thanf so much curves to follow with eyes. These rice terrasses are beautiful and so typical. I like your PoV. It looks like a patchwork.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-04-07 4:14
really great !! Fantastic place and the composition is very graphic and colorfull.
One of my favorite !
Great work; Cam On
naxius (16685) 2005-04-07 4:20
Breatheless!! This landscape with all those ricefields are so beautiful!You have mastered all the natural elements!
alainh (33201) 2005-04-07 5:03
another fantastic one. I wish to be there.
Graphic, magic, colored, sharp, all to make a magnificient landscape.
alexlie (5359) 2005-04-07 5:55
Wow, this is a wonderful, almost unreal view. Very good composed!
PSYOPS (0) 2005-04-07 7:15
Wonderful photographic description of how could human kind use the bare hands to charge mountains and rivers, in order to gain the daily meals.
You stated that this is a mess, but I like it, no matter by your hands or local minority people bare hands.
Thanks. I am looking for more postings on this rare & remote destination.
lebich_1972 (1656) 2005-04-07 7:18
Dear Mr. Thanh ,
Thank you for sharing with us wonderful photos, you are such a great photographer ! this is truly art work ! one day i will get close to you !
Hope that you will come back to vietnam and joint us (photo.com.vn of members) for an offline !
zig (2456) 2005-04-07 7:36
Amazing landscape. This shot makes me really want to go to Vietname. aa...budget problem here. Peasants in that place probablly have much hard works everyday going up and down in the hills, I suppose.
mareseye (1209) 2005-04-07 8:15
What a landscape ! I like colours and composition...and Title...and commentary. Great !
marieaude (1196) 2005-04-07 8:39
Great picture. Thanks for sharing.Marie-Aude
verge (1242) 2005-04-07 8:42
wow, this is an excellent shot!. the POV is impressive and the natural curves of the field is really appealing, very good work Thanh....rgds
Carma (2440) 2005-04-07 9:20
What a miracle!!! This is so interesting place and thank you for showig it to us.
I can't believe that this exist on the planet:-)
You made great photo with all aspects for thumb up!
elihesamian (26149) 2005-04-07 9:30
It's one of your great shot in your gallery and rice firlds theme.
Amazing pattern and texture,indeed wonderful,and you captured it with excellent POV,I love it,Thanh !
The composition of lines and farms is great,like an artistic modern painting,with a real and fine colors which well contrasted,nicely done,great work.
I add it to theme,hope you like it.
gren4 (603) 2005-04-07 12:51
A beautifully curvy patchwork.Lovely picture and good vantage point.I like most the subtle differences in colour between the layers.
olopez (4959) 2005-04-07 17:04
Amazing landscape Thanh, really beautiful.
KevRyan (22956) 2005-04-07 18:58
fiedziu (1764) 2005-04-09 7:01
very nice comment
Praetzer (2375) 2005-04-11 16:06
Impossible to describe this picture; just great. First tought it was unreal like the picture of a carpet. Then I discovered it was a landscape.
Great, great. A favorite.
hombre (203) 2005-05-04 13:48
fotografia robi niesamowite wra¿enie,
cudowna jest ta mozaika pól..
capthaddock (28790) 2005-06-06 9:46
Hi Thanh - this is by far the best rice terrace picture so far on TE, I cannot find the words to describe how much I like it, added to favourites of course.
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-06-18 9:57
inanılmaz bir kompozisyon, müthiş.
curves on fields, pattern, POV are splendid
coco (30439) 2005-06-18 10:02
Is really good. Like a giant puzzle of colours.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-06-21 12:15
Very wonderful catch - I like the mix of colours and shapes - very abstact and beautiful landscape - congratulation and thanks Thanh :-)
donluicu (24724) 2005-06-21 13:06
Splendid aerizal view of these fields...wow.
thx so much for sharin
nsk (0) 2005-07-09 5:31
Do you want to come to Turkey and visit our magnificiant natural beauties also ??? I believe you can find wonderful scenes here as unbelieveable as this one.... We can live 4 season in one day here, in the same day we can swim, ski in one place :)) can you believe, don't miss this chance and come and search the "unknown mistery" here, you can get all the answers of secrets here!!!
THank you for these photos of hiden and wonderful places....
sway (436) 2005-07-11 4:36
I love it can't say much else.
Never seen any thing like it. I'd give you 3 smilies if I could
tranlinh (108) 2005-09-26 12:26
I like it vrey much,it very Strange-looking, colours very plentiful.
thanks for sharing
berseph (1758) 2005-11-02 14:03
Wow. Really beautiful landscape in this area it seems. I love the colors. Enjoyed your story.
osh (402) 2005-11-06 22:41
wonderfully colorful pic...i like it wether it was done on purpose or not!!
fayeulle (27827) 2005-11-24 0:36
I never seen before a so amazing pict from rice fields. Realy fantastic. Direct to my favorites.
Mistral (15402) 2005-12-31 7:04
It's an awesome picture!
Love the note too!
I wish you a Happy New Year full of travels and satisfactions.
rajhema (1873) 2006-03-22 12:28
wow. Intersting pattern. Well narrated.
ChristineLe (59) 2006-06-09 9:12
Above my imagination!
It's hard to believe that this is a face of our beloved planet!
Viera (948) 2006-12-30 3:56
wonderful photo,I like it very much.
Very good angle of view on that beautiful landscape,it is exotic for me.
You can´t see such in my country.
Also your photos from Vietnam, Cambodia, China and other countries are really beautiful.
arive (16) 2010-09-16 8:00
Amazing shot..it!s rarely happens to have a chance to see something like this.. double wow! for your shot, ngythanh
oko (239) 2010-09-16 15:38
Excellent point of view. I like how the composition captures the curves of the teraces all the way down these hills, with barely any straight line in the picture. Looks like an abstract painting. Simply fantastic!
- Copyright: Ngy Thanh (ngythanh) (8462)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-21
- Categories: Humorous, Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon 75-300mm F\4-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Rice Fields "I", Yuanyang — a best-kept secret /1/, mon hommage à l'Asie [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-04-07 4:08
- Favorites: 21 [view]