Whilst riding on my rented motor bike along a very deserted Route 13 mountain road on my early morning photo routine, I was treated to this wonderful glimpse of lazy Nam Song River and a lone rafter. I just couldn't resist scanning him with my lens followed by few burst of quick shots when there was a lot of mist evaporating on the still water surface with the sun's rays were shining through.
This does not do justice to what I saw....
Shooting Location; Ban Phinho 52km south of Muang Sing
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danos (99197) 2013-12-01 9:45
nice the view of the lonely man on his boat early in the morning as makes this water travel every day.The morning glimpse and the branches of the trees that surround him, make the image even more effective.
dkmurphys (59951) 2013-12-01 10:50
Charming view of the sailing man through the brunches. I like the idea and the well saturated colors. Good work.
ourania (47092) 2013-12-01 10:55
you captured the light, the colours and the atmosphere full of calmness and energy of nature's awakening. You may not have captured the subtle noises, the humidity and the aroma of this place but you have made it possible for us to evoke and feel them. Lovely and intimate portrayal of the river bank and its view. I feel the urge to draw the branches aside and move closer to the water. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Schnappilic (9692) 2013-12-01 11:01
Nice idea with an interesting result. Very good colors and light. Congratulations for your special frame!
everlasting (15238) 2013-12-01 11:12
Nicely framed within the branches, you hardly see the rafter but you do see his reflection. The early morning light works well for you and the colors remain very natural, making an overall pleasing shot.
mcmtanyel (23973) 2013-12-01 21:34
Ahh, ahh, just lovely! Did you focus manually? I like the framing by foliage on the bottom and the right.
Highmountains (2674) 2013-12-01 23:22
Its an excellent pastoral frame - with clarity and depth and a saturation of brilliant colours.
The position of the lone rafter, just at the point where the view turns from the glistening white to light blue, with a sharp shadow / reflection is wonderfully captured.
Thanks for sharing, abmdsudi. Fascinating !!
Fis2 (99652) 2013-12-02 0:21
I like colors and light.
Photo has climate.
Have a nice afternoon
Noel_Byrne (31654) 2013-12-02 3:56
I love the name you chose for this, glimpse is what this is, and an enticing glimpse too. I want to burst through the foliage and see more of what is going on out there, and to soak up the scene that you describe so well. It sounds and looks like a beautiful moment.
all the best
mirosu (16273) 2013-12-02 4:15
I was watching this photo for a while. May be you do not know what has attracted me. First the small branches in nice light, but this is nothing special. Bu I am from nature curious man. That why I wanted to see what is behind. OK blue water, but what is behind the water? Nicely blurred forest and here my imaginations started to work.... That why I was watching this nice photo for a while and let my imaginations free run. Well done.
Wish you a nice week.
Sergiom (81735) 2013-12-02 4:29
J'aime bien ou tu as fait le focus dans cette composition des plus originale. On ressent une grande impression de calme en la regardant.
Oceania (5202) 2013-12-02 6:52
This is a very beautiful landscape picture from Laos. The overall color is soft yet inviting. The composition is artful in someway. I absolutely enjoy it.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-02 7:46
After looking at the picture, my first reaction was to push away the branches and see the scene as a whole. Then I saw, other viewers had the same feeling.
And that is the beauty of this frame. The rafter is frozen just when he is to disappear.
I like the game you played with us, the viewers.
It will be a boring repetition to mention about the framing and colors.
A great image as usual sir.
With best regards,
Kielia (24077) 2013-12-02 7:58
the early morning light is remarkable. It creates such a fantastic mood. The colors are accordingly very beautiful. Excellent photo work, especially the composition. You have also chosen a very well working POV on this charming scenery. My compliments!
adramad (46476) 2013-12-02 10:24
Sensational and very beautiful composition, love the contrast of the branches as sharp with fluorine covering the image of the river in the distance, however small boat and its crew looks great and is a nice element in the composition.
Beautiful range of colors in these very natural tones.
A magnificent brightness management, sharpness is also perfect for enjoying the details.
Very well done.
Have a good day.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-12-02 15:35
Capturing at the begining of the day asures you this soft light that turs gold at the yellow leaves creating a natural and creative frame at the misty lake with atractive reflections and just discover your signature at the right, a man in a boat
Quite agree with the comments, after the glimse, it will be interesting to discover more of the almost transparent landscape
Greeting and regards
Thanks for your commment of my photos, really appreciate them
Cricri (120491) 2013-12-04 5:53
Belle lumière sur le feuillages offrant un joli aperçu sur les reflets du ciel, les teintes d'automne sont si agréable avec le fond brumeux, une image qui respire le calme et la beauté de la nature
mkamionka (37795) 2013-12-04 6:36
very attractive composition with the magnificent light resulting in an effect resembling an impressionist painting. I like the warm feeling here. Great composition with the plants framing the main view. The guy on the boat and his reflection are of course the highlight here, being also a scale marker.
Very impressive, excellent work,
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-12-04 7:48
The thumbnail does not do justice to this awesome composition, I do like the idea of peeking through the tree branches and good timing and capture of the boatperson. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-12-11 1:30
superb idea for a "hidden" shot!
All these branches in the FG add some kind of mysterious feeling to the scene and make we feel,like we would enjoy this scene in secret.This creates here so lovely,unique mood.
I like also the combination of light and colors,whcih makes the image appears to us almost like a painting.
Creative approach to the photographed subject!
tatadalou (7459) 2013-12-12 22:14
I really like your glimpse, with the focus made on the foreground. Nice play with depth of field.
Waylim (25502) 2013-12-17 17:49
A beautiful little glymse through the opening. It give the feeling of being there in the mids of it all, the thick tropical vegetation in the area can cover up your view, which makes the scenery really special when you come to an openign. The boat man is perfect anchor point to draw us in. Love the warm tone of the low light and the deep blue of the cool shadow area.
ikeharel (72867) 2014-08-22 8:14
Fabulous view over the river from a high POV, Abmdsudi, and through the trees.
Spotted the man on the boat only after opened the thumbnail, a most importent element to scale the photo.
Best regards and nice weekend,
*** As I was preparing to write this, a siren went-off and two rocket were intercepted above the grater Tel-Aviv area at 18:00 local time, part of large scale barrage lounch simultanously over Israel - our daily life nowadays.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (55126)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-01 9:32