Rafting on the tributary of Nam Song river, nestled by the notable feature of limestone karst in the backdrop.
This shot was taken in Ban Phung village, a truely beautiful and quiet place with fascinating landscapes.
Shot with Cokin 77mm Circular Polarising Filter on bright morning.
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subhendu_bagchi (25818) 2010-09-24 7:54
it is really a beautiful place and you captured it very well with perfect exposer and depth. The serenity of this place is really adorable. Excellent composition. Tfs.
Angshu (55934) 2010-09-24 8:03
This place reminds me of Nong Khiaw which I had visited 4 years back...the mountains & the river (there it was Nam Ou...here Nam Song). What I like here is the improvised boat made of wood (or reeds?). Light is interesting perhaps thanks to the polariser. If I may nitpick, I would about the cut-off head of the karst hill...but that does not take anything away from this fine shot, my friend!
dta (67294) 2010-09-24 8:07
Hello Abmdsudi ,
What a splendid corner of nature . The composition is great with the people on the trunks . A pitty that the summit of the rocky hill is cutted .
marina7 (8055) 2010-09-24 8:32
You're so lucky to have seen such wonderful places like this one, I envy you big time:)
Marvelous picture with an unusual effect from the polarizer. My first thought was that the shot was a bit dark and needs brightening up. But when I tried that I saw that the result was just another ordinary sunny day and that this darker image makes it look like the very early hours in the morning when nature's only waking up. Simply amazing.
photoxtreme (1335) 2010-09-24 11:40
fantastico il punto di ripresa,per questo splendido luogo perfettamente fotografato,complimenti !!
ciao e buona serata,
peppe59 (14551) 2010-09-25 4:26
a lot much beautiful this image, with an exceptional POV, colors nature and great clearness. It compliments
dkmurphys (50030) 2010-09-25 13:18
Very picturesque composition. Perfect angle for showing this river scene. Great image, well done.
Have a nice Sunday.
bukitgolfb301 (36220) 2010-09-25 18:15
Hello my dear Abmdsudi
So wonderful nature shot indeed. Solemn atmosphere!
Whenever I see your work for Southeast Asia, your works make me want to go there as soon as possible.
Outstanding framework and well mature composition as usual. Perfect light control although the contarst is quite strong. This is the best one from you this passed one week. Blessing on your great job and thanks for sharing, have a good Sunday,
sayeed_rahman (6249) 2010-09-25 22:38
these places are still virginal, not tapped by the tourist agencies yet, your hike up to this point must have been exciting, the view is splendid. the little bamboo raft sailing adds alot to the composition..i remember rafting once in the teesta, just 11kms, level 2 :)
eversmile (11636) 2010-09-26 4:11
A very beautiful capture. I wonder where you stand, to have such a POV? Are you on a bridge? The serene atmosphere is wonderful and very characteristic of the feeling we get in the nature in Laos. That's just framed a bit too tight at the top of the mountain, but that's not much distracting. Congratulations.
BennyV (13846) 2010-09-26 4:25
Hello dear Abmdsudi,
Mother nature's serenity. A wonderful scene and a fine capture. I love how the blue of the clothes sticks out and draws our eyes to the human presence in this scene. Maybe a pity the top of the hill is cropped off really tight? But it IS a very impressive shot.
prabut (3548) 2010-09-26 7:40
A beautiful alley shown with a good POV. Wonderful are presented on a river raft. Picture nicely composed with great colors. Nice romantic view.
daddo (24414) 2010-09-27 5:33
Mysterious, captivating landscape. the human presence reminds me of old Japanese woodblock prints by artists like Hokusai in which humans struggle upon the waters or along mountain paths. Excellent and poetic POV. Salam valued friend. Klaudio.
Leconte (5795) 2010-09-27 14:07
Fantastic scenery and beautiful colors, excellent light management, high definition and good POV, nice view,
Waylim (25360) 2010-09-27 23:57
This one is wonderful with wide open view of the whole serene landscape, the bamboo raft provide natural way of transportation without machinery. The rush green forrest and deep green/blue water is so refreshing. Over all the image looks a little bit dark, but really rich and deep color and tone. I enjoyed it very much regardless.
gunbud (34066) 2010-09-30 18:01
The splendid native raft cuts a very impressive figure as it streams up the majestic tropical river that is so beautifully framed by the lush green trees that make a brilliantly contrast reflection in the blue river.
Excellent clarity, sharpness and colors to this beautiful natural scene.
siolaw (38284) 2010-10-04 6:46
A great scene from high POV giving good depth, vibrant colours and sharp details. Framing is fine, only a bit short on top of the hill.
bartekp (4746) 2010-10-04 11:40
Nice composition and colors. I like that wide view!
Urs (14082) 2010-10-05 0:35
Amazing the excellent vibrant color hues you got here, the contrast of blue and green is excellent. Also your POV and DOF are superb. Well done
Thanks for your critique of my Pa Thang Ko shot from Hat Yai, btw in Malaysia and Singapore Pa Thang Ko would be called Kui.
baddori (19963) 2010-10-25 8:42
Il calcare è colmo di vegetazione ...un posto lussureggiante pieno di colore ed odori.
Da noi il calcare è "desolazione"
La prospettiva da un'idea del dislivello .
Abili navigatori fluviali .
serp2000 (40352) 2012-03-21 8:54
wow! my congratulations, abmdsudi. outstanding view!
excellent title and fine picture. i really like it, 'cause i'm going to laos next week from thailand.
kato (11630) 2012-09-18 21:09
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the river with perspective and the strange rock mountain surrounded the greenery. And, the canoe loading with a load draws out an additional good effect.
gus72 (3719) 2013-04-18 22:58
Hi abmdsudi !!
you took this photo more than 6 years ago but I am sure that you remember the place quite well....... it is really beautiful.
You got deep colours and sharp details showing the turbulence of the water, nice range of green and blue colours.
Greetings from Moss Vale.
Have a nice week end
Cricri (107306) 2013-08-18 0:54
Un paysage merveilleux de la nature, les reflets et les personnes sur les troncs d'arbres, la lumière douce du matin et puis bravo pour le POV