A simple shot of traditional Laotian working canoes resting on shallow water after hard days work in Nam Song river north of Vang Vieng on a bright late afternoon. These are boats which the locals use daily to reach their destination on the many kilometres of waterways, an area rich in subjects for photographers.
The thing that attracted me to taking this shot was all the beautiful colours and light, just had to make the most of this decent weather......
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npecanhuk (59004) 2013-12-25 7:00
Lovely and beautiful picture, with special regards to the chosen pov, colors, light management and composition! Tfs! Merda Christmas! Neyvan
Fis2 (79742) 2013-12-25 7:14
Excellent composition and POV.
Super colors and light.
Very well done.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-12-25 8:51
another stunner from you, abmdsudi ~
these beautiful old boat woods are very popular in the united states these days to make furniture from, but i think they look better as you have them ~ at rest on the water with past adventures obvious from their aged patinas. with your beautiful pov, eye for color and clever cropping, you have yet again created a work of art from something mundane and ordinary in this culture. so nicely done, tfs ~
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-25 9:36
The boats are 'at rest' but the bursting effect you have created with their arrangement, is stunning.
Perfect framing and wonderful composition.
Great shot as usual.
With best regards,
pajaran (45442) 2013-12-25 9:46
Interesantan tekst o mestu i kanuima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar trenutak sa svetlom koje je naglasilo boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazani kanui.
An interesting article about the place and canoes ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good time with the light that is highlighted in color.
Good work, nice to displayed canoes.
All the best.
chrislo (3725) 2013-12-25 10:28
A lovely composition with this cluster of colourful boats angled across the shot. You have framed the image with creativity with a very artistic result. I like the way the boats are all lined up as if they are on stand by. The contrast of colour is beautiful and there are many textured details to enjoy. A great capture full of visual impact.
holmertz (34533) 2013-12-25 10:48
The designs of these canoes are almost identical, but the variety of colours and conditions is great. Some look well kept and newly painted, others would desperately ned a new coat of paint. But as long as they keep floating they serve their owners well. You found them very nicely spread out like they were waiting for a photographer to pass by.
ourania (22684) 2013-12-25 11:23
I like very much the way you framed this picture, exalting the graphical impact of shapes, perspectives and colours. The canoes fill the frame like a fan. The textures and the effective depth make the view real. I love the combination and arrangement of colours. The composition is playful and delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
eldancer1 (23039) 2013-12-25 11:57
So simple yet so effective a composition. Sometimes we have the tendency to overlook simple things, unable to see the beauty in them. I like the arrangement of those boats and you captured their colors very well. Well done, tfs.
lousat (68469) 2013-12-25 12:17
Another mangificent idea in your decentralized collection,looks like to watch colorful rays of sun made by these half boats,excellent composition and great details too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
nikkitta (11110) 2013-12-25 12:30
Original composition of the colorful resting boats (no reflections this time) but you managed to created with good POV a great graphical composition
Well seen and done
Wish you the best at this time of the year
claudeD (28826) 2013-12-25 13:06
Very interesting picture full of different colors. You really had the photographers eye with this picture. Excellent fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
kato (11052) 2013-12-25 16:24
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see s group of canoes with long shape on shallow water. It's good at color contrast.
shevchenko (18989) 2013-12-25 18:40
All these boats are looking long in your frame, creative shot, lovely colourful wooden boats, distinct photo, well done.
jjcordier (70491) 2013-12-25 22:51
Très jolie composition exploitant au mieux ces barques colorées.
macjake (49236) 2013-12-25 23:54
I really like how the boats seem to be like a hand held Fan! They 'fan' out and extend in a way that makes the photo appear larger - nice work with the composition.
and excellent work with getting the insides of the boats illuminated too. Lots to admire and love here, bravo!
adidas5nb (4003) 2013-12-26 0:05
absolutely beautiful.visually a perfect shot,cant take my eyes off it.great composition.love the colors.
rbassin (15034) 2013-12-26 2:59
une superbe photo, d'une bon graphsime et composée de belles couleurs.
yquem46 (38064) 2013-12-26 3:03
A nice shot of these colorful typical boats of Laos
Excellent light and very harmonious and well balanced compo
Have a nice time with your family in this season greetings period
All the best
jhm (131736) 2013-12-26 3:17
Simple but attractive through the different boats with different colours, the designs of these canoes are almost identical.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (50480) 2013-12-26 6:14
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue sur ces belles barques colorée qui ressemblent à un fleur qui s'ouvre dans toute sa splendeur. Le cadrage est excellent et l'ensemble d'une grande netteté.
mesutilgim (76662) 2013-12-26 7:02
Nice and artisanal capture of those colorfull boats.
Perfect crop and very good eyecathing effect.
TFS and best regards
Subhogen (4005) 2013-12-26 9:29
Superb composition with these colorful array of boats. We see such arrangements of boats in the city of Varanasi in India as well. Well chosen POV. Superb lights, color and clarity. Thanks for sharing.
adramad (33546) 2013-12-26 9:35
Fantastic this magnificent composition, I like the arrangement of these long canoes with the range of colors that gives a beautiful chromaticism, on the surface of sea water, a blue-green color.
Sensational details and textures.
Very good lighting and sharpness.
Enjoy a good week.
siudzi (29615) 2013-12-26 12:44
What a cool view you have found for taking this great shot! Absolutely amazing graphical composition based on the strong color saturation and contrast. Brilliant work! Bravo!
dkmurphys (44563) 2013-12-27 3:03
Splendid moment of great peaceful atmosphere and attractive colors. Fine idea, well taken.
Hope you had merry and bright days!
saxo042 (35780) 2013-12-27 8:05
Indeed quite a simple shot but it is well composed, like a bouquet of boats, gathered together at some point outside the frame. Very attractive colours!
Happy New Year
Cricri (96885) 2013-12-27 8:35
Vue plongeante et profonde qui cadre les barques, couleurs et netteté sont bien rendu, très belle réalisation
Meilleurs vœux de fin d'année
dta (60127) 2013-12-27 9:34
Hello Abmdsudi ,
A simple , but so attractive picture . The combination of vivid colors and the shapes of the boat are superb . And the framing is cleverly chosen .
mcmtanyel (8147) 2013-12-27 22:20
Yes, the colors of these canoes and their shapes are very eye catching. Well seen and very well rendered.
delpeoples (50623) 2013-12-27 23:59
A minimalistic shot, but so superbly composed, tightly framed and saturated. The textures are magnetising and that small hint of water makes me want to take one of these boats out for an afternoon of fishing and reading a good book.
Warmest wishes and I wish you the very best for 2014
rigoletto (33776) 2013-12-29 4:47
hello abmdsudi. great composition with those slender canoes with eye catching colors painted in them. good high pov and you gave the feeling of rods originating from the right bottom.
jemaflor (77476) 2013-12-29 8:39
nice colors with all these boats, interesting pov, perfect sharpness, tfs.
COSTANTINO (47612) 2013-12-29 22:22
simple but nice shot with lines and
colors traditional Laotian working
canoes resting on shallow water
the excellent chosen point of
view shows the originality
of this capture in an artistic way
many wishes for a happy new year
Waylim (24482) 2013-12-31 11:04
Such a beautiful and colorful scene. I love the POV from up high looking down to the river with the baots spreading out like colorful chinese fan. Against the ink like water, giving reall wonderful contrast ot he boats in vaiours colors, I can see some water inside fo the boat making the color even more saturated and rich. Such simple thing make into an artistic image.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (36276)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-12
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-25 6:08