This was captured when the weather conditions was just right as the sun was setting in the shade of limestone karst.
Vang Vieng is a peaceful village town by the river Nam Song in the middle of nowhere, one of those remote corners of Laos made famous by the amazing karst landscape with the limestone formations are amongst some of the most beautiful topography in South East Asia.
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willperrett (10355) 2013-11-27 7:29
You're my neighbour today. Perhaps there have been a few sunset photographs on TE before, but another is fine if it's as good as this. What I like is the unusual composition, much more satisfying than plonking the current bun in the middle of the frame! The colours are spectacular, but also seem natural, and not obviously "helped" by Photoshop.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-11-27 7:36
I can't even imagine how this felt to have witnessed this in person, but I am so happy you had your camera at hand. The composition is unusual and perfect, the colors as sumptuous as an expensive box of chocolates and caramels ~ absolutely delicious.
Stunning shot, Abmdsudi ~ congratulations :)
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-11-27 7:47
Wow! One of my favorite subjects sunset or sunrise. I like the composition and placement of the sun, most photographer tend to put them in the middle. Nice capture of the different of gray and wonderful warm golden colors of the clouds. Very well done, tfs.
Kielia (24077) 2013-11-27 8:02
you are presenting another wonderful image - the composition is unusual but really very successful! The image looks like the illustration of a fairy tale. Congratulation!
dta (77091) 2013-11-27 8:08
Hello Abmdsudi ,
An outstanding Sunset picture , taken at the right moment , with beautiful vegetation and moutains in the Fg .
pajaran (59483) 2013-11-27 8:48
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak zalaska sunca.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep zalazak sunca.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Nice view and a second ...
Good composition, nice place and shown the moment of sunset.
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good evening and all the best.
Fis2 (95997) 2013-11-27 9:38
Excellent colors and mode.
Photo has climate.
Very well done.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-11-27 11:02
the sun looks really like it was on fire!
The colors are truly fabulous!
But I enjoy also the way you composed and framed the scene.These hills and soft haze surrounding it create together with the warm colors of the sun a true natural spectacle!
PaulVDV (28219) 2013-11-27 11:53
Wonderful reddish tones in the sky but most of all I like the composition with the different layers of forested limestone karst hills behind each other, the sun in one corner and the diagonal line starting in that corner to the upper right part of the picture.
Best regards, Paul
mcmtanyel (21810) 2013-11-27 16:45
This is a most exquisite photo. The silhouettes of the mountains running (sort of) diagonally are very pleasant, the sun at the bottom left is in an unusual place in the frame which makes the photo unique. Great work!
aleXundar (1256) 2013-11-27 23:23
When the sun will set, it will go out of the frame!
As if the movement of the sun is also recorded.
The colors are so gorgeous... but so smooth.
It is extra-ordinary as usual.
... No, I can not learn this. But thanks for a demonstration of sublime photography.
With best regards,
Noel_Byrne (30471) 2013-11-28 0:31
A perfect moment to capture, just as the sun leaves the world for the night, and creates this superb light show in the sky. No doubt, moments later this whole scene was plunged into darkness, and this scene not to be witnessed again. How cool you were there to capture it at this great timing. The wisps of orange and cloud in the sky are like the works of an artist! Beautiful. And I am impressed with the excellent depth you got between the foreground trees and the Karst, difficult to do with strong silhouettes.
Thanks as always
lousat (89778) 2013-11-28 1:16
Great atmosphere and great choice of point of view too,i like how you play so well whit the hill silhouette,perfect exposure to take the best colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,luciano
mirosu (16041) 2013-11-28 1:56
Excellent sunset photo. The sun hiding behind the hills is beautiful. Excellent exposing for the sky has nicely captured the colors of the sunset and made a good silhouette of the trees and hills. Well done.
mkamionka (35820) 2013-11-28 5:40
beautiful picture. I like your creative composition here with the sun placed in the very corner of the frame. The sky has amazing color tones and you have perfectly used the silhouettes to enhance the interest here.
Sergiom (77291) 2013-11-28 5:59
Une bonne idée de saisir ce superbe coucher de soleil à travers l'ouverture des montagnes qui forment de superbes ombres chinoises. L'orange est de toute beauté.
saxo042 (37794) 2013-11-28 6:39
Interesting landscape here with these steep rocks. The sun is in a good position and the colours are really beautiful.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-28 8:24
i famosi tramonti dell'oriente con i loro colori assai vivaci dominano incontrastati questa scena alla quale va riconosciuto anche il pregio di una bella composizione che non trascura il mistero delle montagne dietro alle quali si va a nascondere il disco dorato.
Ciao e buona serata
rychem (34521) 2013-11-28 9:11
Great composition of this photo, interesting capture with the sun in the strong point, beautiful colors, excellent photo
ourania (44276) 2013-11-28 9:28
the colours and the atmosphere are wonderful, the landscape mysterious and suggestive. Your composition is original and special, the sun is placed so low, as if it were setting below the lower border of the frame. I like the silhouettes and the sense of depth as well as the way the delicious warm light is diffused all over. Congratulations and thank you! Thank you very much for your kind wishes too!
All the best, have a great day,
adramad (44804) 2013-11-28 12:32
The sunset is always a magical time for me, but this also has a beauty and special charm, with the various contours of the mountains, silhouetted in a magnificent, well-defined solar disk and and half hidden, is a definitive beauty, warm colors of the sky give great warmth and conveys a sense of calm and relaxation.
Great brightness and superb sharpness, to enjoy the details.
Have a good day.
jhm (151414) 2013-11-29 5:03
We get a fantastic sunset with the red ball of the sun half behind the mountains.
Excellent depth and perspective picture, lovely contrast too.
Colour and sharpness be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Silvio1953 (140736) 2013-11-29 10:09
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating sunset, romantic atmosphere, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (117853) 2013-11-29 10:53
Un instant magique bien capturer du coucher du soleil, les couleurs sont merveilleuses contre les zones plus sombres, très belle réalisation
kato (11630) 2013-11-29 15:42
You're capturing well this landscape by a good composition, good timing and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the spectacle in which the sun is sinking to the horizon, and the sky dyed orange color. It harmonizes beautifully with mountain and tree with silhouette.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-11-29 15:46
Sunsets are an interesting subject, but you managed to present a diferent one, you wait till the sky was all in diferent shadows of orange, the sun half hiden and going
Good to add some vegetation at the front
Good capture of contrast light and silhouettes
Enjoy watching this, congrats and a great weekend
Graal (102596) 2013-11-29 23:30
very nice composition and landscape. Amazing sun, orange sky and trees in shadows. Photo I like a lot.
Have a nice WE.
jemaflor (95987) 2013-11-29 23:39
What a beautiful sun with pleasant warm tones in the sky, the composition is well managed with the silhouette of these mountains, tfs.
papagolf21 (99638) 2013-11-30 8:05
Encore une image qui fait écarquiller les yeux tant la beauté est présente.
holmertz (51148) 2013-11-30 11:04
I like this composition where you have placed the setting sun rather discreetly in the lower corner, filling most of the picture with the red and purple sky and the dark hills. The silhouettes of the hills are given a dominance of the composition and already carry the darkness that in a few moments will engulf the entire scenery.
claudeD (38090) 2013-12-01 12:06
Wonderful sunset picture from Laos with a oerfect light managment and excellent colors. I like the different layers of color very much. A picture full of atmospherre. Very well done..TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
josepmarin (58357) 2013-12-06 11:33
I like the mystical atmosphere of this sunset scene, which you have caught elegantly, by means of a beautiful mixture of the silhouettes of the landscape and a the orange tones of the burning sky.
The setting sun is a great graphical bonus in the composition.
An excellent work, my friend.
delpeoples (57278) 2013-12-07 22:48
A beautiful and very minimalistic shot, which exalts the colours, the perfect exposure and the lovely silhouettes of the foreground trees. The sun is perfectly focussed and exposed, not always an easy thing. Nice work.
Angshu (56750) 2013-12-11 1:25
A fine capture of the sunset. The karsts are so very typical of this region and this has been brought out well. The layers have come out well with grading shades...the clouds add to the drama in the sky as well.
A finely composed shot indeed!
Waylim (25502) 2013-12-13 19:43
My last post from Laos has a very similar sunset. It is absolutely beautiful and it feel like the sun see so much bigger down there than where I am now :)
Love the warm fiery sunset sky. The foreground of trees give the essence of the tropical atmosphere very well.
m (0) 2013-12-16 11:53
super red sunset coloring all around and a perfect diagonal composition with a subtle play of light and shadow... just wonderful! Very artistic and atmospheric.
Thanks and best wishes
COSTANTINO (64146) 2014-07-02 16:04
the title burning sun could be as following
fire into the orange gold sky
those colors are spectacular
taken at the right moment
at the right timing
romantic scenery for romantic people
have a nice time
great contrast between burning sky
and black dark foreground
have a nice time
PiotrF (16854) 2014-10-03 2:54
amazing scene from Vang Vieng.I like warm colors and wonderful sunset(sunrise?) scene.Good framing and lovely natural colors. The light is perfectly managed and the sharpness is acceptable.
Very well done.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (52987)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-27 7:24