This is the Kuang Si Falls near Luang Prabang.
Waterfalls are commonly formed when a river is young.
At these times the channel is often narrow and deep. When the river courses over resistant bedrock, erosion happens slowly, while downstream the erosion occurs more rapidly. As the watercourse increases its velocity at the edge of the waterfall, it plucks material from the riverbed. Whirlpools created in the turbulence as well as sand and stones carried by the watercourse increase the erosion capacity. This causes the waterfall to carve deeper into the bed and to recede upstream. Often over time, the waterfall will recede back to form a canyon or gorge downstream as it recedes upstream, and it will carve deeper into the ridge above it. The rate of retreat for a waterfall can be as high as one and half meters per year.
The Kuang Si Falls, sometimes spelled Kuang Xi, is a three tier waterfall about 29 kilometres (18 mi) south of Luang Prabang in Laos. These waterfalls are a favourite side trip for tourists in Luang Prabang. The falls begin in shallow pools atop a steep hillside. These lead to the main fall with a 50 m cascade. The water collects in numerous turquoise blue pools as it flows downstream. The many cascades that result are typical of travertine waterfalls.
The locals charge a nominal admission fee to visit the site, but it is well main maintained with walkways and bridges to guide the visitor. Most of the pools are open to swimming (although at least one is closed as being a sacred site). Hikers are able to climb to the top of the falls.
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kabel (1257) 2012-04-28 8:38
Hello, very lovely photo of the waterfall. Nice composition well balanced and the white in the water is well balanced. Very nice and elegant border too. It looks like it could be hanging on a wall.Nice slow shutter speed serves to capture and freeze the flow of the water.
npecanhuk (56372) 2012-04-28 8:42
Very beautiful picture!
Long exposure, colors, sharpness, chosen pov, horizontal format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Dragut (36) 2012-04-28 10:47
Belle maitrise du filÚ en vitesse lente. Image bien jolie.
brianmcc (5818) 2012-04-28 12:42
you have composed this picture very well with the position of the rocks and the water flowing over them creating a lovely balance to the image. excellent light management and exposure.
Waylim (23320) 2012-04-28 18:47
Another really beautiful shot of the little lovely waterfall. Great light you got here, Good contrast and lovely composition. The text is too big and bold, it take too much attention from the beauty of the photo.
gus72 (3404) 2012-04-28 19:36
Hi Serghei !!
I am back home after driving 23 000 Km in just under 6 months.Sorry that I was unable to keep participating in Trekearth for a while, I was on the move most the time.
So.... you were in Laos not that long ago...... next time you must come to Australia.
You have chosen the POV very well as we can see water going in all directions.
Perfect shutter speed.
Sonata11 (31245) 2012-04-28 21:25
marvellous captured of narure scenery. Wonderful composition and frame with perfect vivid colors, sharpness, super clarity of crisp, clear running water. I love the beautiful waterfall and surroundings. Fantastic shot of this place. Excellent work. Congratulation.
All the best and have a nice sunday.
mesutilgim (73062) 2012-04-28 22:26
Nice capture of this waterfalls with good pov,correct chosen exposure time and nice framing.
TFS and best regards
pajaran (41759) 2012-04-28 22:38
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na slapove i postignuti efekat dugom ekspozicijom.
Dobar trenutak snimka i prikaz lepim bojama.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Good text with the given data ...
Nice view of the falls and the effect achieved by long exposure.
Good time recording and display of beautiful colors.
Have a nice day of rest, all the best.
emka (64182) 2012-04-28 23:38
Nice falls, we do not see anything to compare and it is difficult to see how high they are. Lovely view.
timecapturer (37152) 2012-04-29 3:39
beautifully tranquil and yet expressive image. Love the smoothness of the water which creates such irresistable shapes and lines. A stylish execution and artistic presentation. Love it!
Enjoy your Sunday - regards Brian.
siamesa (27461) 2012-04-29 16:42
Boa noite Serghei
This is a masterpiece. Superb capture of this fantastic place.I was looking for this photo during several minutes. Congratulations.
have a nice week.
shevchenko (18725) 2012-04-29 19:46
Nice falling water under soft sunlight, the small waterfall is look like a fountain in the garden too, good exposure and shutter speed for obtained a beautiful waterfall image, distinct photo, well done.
TopGeo (38080) 2012-04-29 22:28
Another really beautiful capture of the little lovely waterfall. A scene ideal. I love the effect of waters and light in this image. Also, the shapes of the of water is very attractive and the note
wolf38 (29116) 2012-05-01 6:48
Hello Sergey. A waterfall is something very soothing. You have captured the aesthetic of flowing water very well with your camera. The character seems a bit too heavily. Otherwise I like the photo very well. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Silvio1953 (105599) 2012-05-01 9:22
Ciao Serghei, beautiful composition with lovely waterfall, fantastic exposure, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (74108) 2012-05-02 4:28
So lovely waterfalls perfectly taken, great result for water with the choice of the time of exposure, light is well managed also, tfs.
jmdias (48373) 2012-05-08 2:43
my state has millions of waterfalls, anyway everyone has a special touch despite sometimes we think they are similar. here I liked the different levels where the water falls, great job creating a marvelous texture. a job well done.
macjake (45588) 2012-05-09 9:21
its always fun and exciting to capture scene like this one isn't it!
you have water cascading down in so many different directions, this one is great!
claudeD (27000) 2012-05-16 2:51
very fine picture of this interesting waterfalls. Long exposition has a wonderful effect here.Very good fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg