This was taken on a late afternoon at Ban Huay Pamoa village in the middle of nowhere, a small peaceful Laotian river village about 15 kms south of Vang Vieng township. The incredibly peaceful sight is totally untouched by outsiders, surrounded by lush greenery and slow flowing rivers & small waterways offering such spectacular nature beauty and limitless of shooting opportunities.
Watching a more in-depth moment when the all alone canoe gliding past, was a real pleasure when the water body, a tributary of Nam Song River with its gorgeous lively aqua-green contrasting so strongly to the warm light from this pov. Camera set to smallest possible aperture so as to give the totality of the subject.
This place to me, undeniably evokes a very special mood, atmosphere and certainly contributes a lot to the appeal of this river.
One of those remote corners of Laos that I just dream about........
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holmertz (47178) 2013-11-19 7:58
The canoe is well placed, coming from the corner and heading for the centre of the composition. It is passing through the reflections of the unseen vegetation or buildings on the shore. The surface of the water has a fine texture, a smaller area looking totally calm and most of it with very fine ripples.
pajaran (56646) 2013-11-19 8:05
Interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu, sa datom podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i atmosvera.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
Interesting and good article about the place, with the given data ...
A good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and shown atmosvera.
A beautiful moment.
Good evening and a beautiful night, all the best.
lousat (85018) 2013-11-19 8:18
A fantastic minimalistic composition,a pic painted by the different colors of water and with the small canoe like the cherry on a blue cake.Great idea for a very artistic pic and spectacular quality of details and colors,i like it!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
rigoletto (34279) 2013-11-19 8:42
hi abmdsudi. you perfectly transferred the tranquility of the atmosphere. one can easily think that the only sound over there was the canoe tearing the surface of water. the ripples create a nice texture, giving you a diagonal composition. i like a lot how the palette gradually changes from warm tones to cold ones.
Silvio1953 (133860) 2013-11-19 9:07
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating composition with lovely boat, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Fis2 (92215) 2013-11-19 9:53
Excellent composition - minimalism...
I like colors and light.
Zengi001 (2739) 2013-11-19 11:25
In This photo i like mostly the position of the boat.
It is extraordinarily off centered, which, in my opinion gives strong
artistic impression to the image.
ourania (39016) 2013-11-19 11:49
I like very much this minimal composition and the wonderful sense of space and gliding movement it offers. There's a delightful play of textures and graduating tones that makes the vast backdrop very attractive. The boat and the person stand out superbly thanks to great sharpness and contrast management. A detail I love and think it makes a difference is the person's looking in another direction than that of the boat. Peacefulness and timelessness are evoked so naturally and effectively. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
rbassin (21046) 2013-11-19 12:01
Cette image est superbe et d'une grande simplicité
J'aime beaucoup, bonne incursion de la barque dans cette belle lumière.
bukitgolfb301 (38528) 2013-11-19 16:00
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Sorry for my late reaction.
Ya tambah lagi! Foto dari anda semakin maju!
Bagus dan indah, saya tidak bisa cari kata-kata keculai itu. Hidup!!!!!!!!
All the best and have a good day! Takero from TOKYO
mirosu (15878) 2013-11-19 18:46
An idyllic water- landscape scene so very well captured in nice light and well balanced colors; beautifully composed. Your high angle POV is simply excellent; I really like this with the quiet water especially the nice light conditions have brought so much liveliness to this photo, wonderful detail and brilliant reflections. Indeed a peaceful and tranquil scene. Well done my friend.
kato (11630) 2013-11-19 20:00
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm river with the water grass and a man rowing the canoe. The light is managed well and it's also impressive in blue color layers in the water and good arrangement.
carlo62 (41323) 2013-11-20 0:11
bellissimo taglio e bellissima composizione,risalta subito all'occhio ed è un piacere osservare il lento movimento della barca in questo spazio pieno di sfumature.
mjw364 (2) 2013-11-20 3:41
Nicely composed - I like the shift from textures of the water flowers to the smooth water in the lower left. I like how the colour darkens there too due perhaps to the polarising effects of the water - it enhances the smoother texture that contrasts with the rest of the shot in light. The canoe adds the visual point of interest of course. Might have been better placed slightly lower down closer to the the line of the upper third but this is me being nit picking!
A great image that highlights your won excellent eye.
Noel_Byrne (28176) 2013-11-20 4:45
Your composition really enhances the feeling of this being a faraway remote places, as the person in the boat makes such a small part of the scene, allowing the peaceful river to dominate, just I would guess it does in real life too. Very nice way of attaching your feelings of this place perfectly to the image.
Thanks as always
Kielia (24077) 2013-11-20 7:15
the mood you are mentioning in your note is very well conveyed and felt by the viewer. It is food for contemplation and meditation. The image is very nicely composed and the colors make it very attractive. A great capture!
mcmtanyel (18157) 2013-11-20 9:18
This is simple and elegant, very refreshing.
PS - On that train photo you just critiqued, there is glare but thanks to postprocessing the glare has been minimized. Thank you for your continued support.
Cricri (113671) 2013-11-20 10:44
Un vue merveilleuse de l'eau, un endroit qui appelle a la détente, a la rêverie, j'aime la lumière sur la personne et sa barque, bien placé dans l'image, une image simple mais combien attirante
danos (92654) 2013-11-20 12:02
beautiful the scenery as the entering the boat diagonaly from the upper left part of the frame.I like the glittering of the sea with the warm light to makes the image even more effective,as charmy too.
adramad (42045) 2013-11-20 12:36
Fantastic image with a POV, full of creativity, I like how you captured the small boat at an angle of the plane to well offer the beautiful textures and lights the water, which in turn creates a diagonal with the quietest water area .
Gorgeous color range, this perfect.
Very well balanced lighting and very good sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy a nice day.
mesutilgim (90766) 2013-11-20 12:49
A real masterwork; with it's pov and layout.
Very good composed. Interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-11-20 13:01
simple,but working on our senses composition!
I really like how you placed the boat off the center.Also the water surface looks magnificent and contributes to so great end result of your work.
Beautiful and evocative scene!
rychem (30395) 2013-11-20 21:58
The highest values of this picture is a beautiful minimalist composition, excellent photo with eye catching colors, very well done
jemaflor (91349) 2013-11-21 4:21
A composition well seen with this lonely baot in the corner and this interesting texture for the blue water, well taken.
papagolf21 (93230) 2013-11-21 11:38
Un arrêt s'impose sur cette très belle image.
Quel plaisir de pouvoir contempler semblable moment.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-11-21 17:06
Like this composition, well balanced by the presence of the boat and then the water and its changing color contrast from golden at the back to dark blue at the FG
Texture also changes
And yes, it has an special mood, may be given by the total absence of people in a super minimaliste composition
Beautiful, enjoy watching
adores (42331) 2013-11-30 15:15
Laos must really be an interesting country! I like this with the texture of the water forming a diagonal and the little boat so well placed in the frame. Soft light is perfect!
Waylim (25444) 2013-12-11 16:40
Absolutely lovely image, what I love here is the sense of serenity of such simple and uncomplicated composition. showing large area of water and only a small person and the boat on the upper left corner slowly gliding in. The different shades of tone and colors in the water make and the wonderful pattern make it even more compelling.
Not only that it is also a good daily life image showing the way of life in the remote part of Laos.
fritzi007 (9953) 2014-08-22 12:07
Very good photo, good comment, well done, congratulations!
berek (45455) 2015-10-25 5:02
very dood cut and beautiful composition, stands out to the eye and is a pleasure to watch the slow motion of the boat in this space full of shades.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (48830)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-19 7:30