The charm of Vang Vieng lies in the incredible scenery of these local landmarks; the looming karst limestone formations, Nam Song River and the surrounding lush green landscape.
It also is a place for the adventurous who loves kayaking, tubing, cycling or hiking. But watching the sun go down along the river is somewhat of a VV tradition.
So relax and soak into the atmosphere when the area becomes very tranquil as dusk approaches. It's that golden hour time of the day and things start to wind down when the last rays of the setting sun paint a warm glow over the waters....
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Oceania (4982) 2014-01-02 7:17
Happy New Year!
The landscape is so beautiful in this part of Laos. Mountains, water, and tranquil surroundings, you include all the elements a fine picture should be. So nicely done, I enjoy it very much.
yquem46 (38742) 2014-01-02 7:58
makes me think of Halong bay
Nice light, feeling of serenity afforded by the haze and the rowers
Best regards, have a great 2014
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-01-02 8:17
I guess karst forms can always look picturesque - they are truly amazing. The villages on the banks of the river add some color and interesting details to the composition. Good framing and nice saturated colors.
npecanhuk (66276) 2014-01-02 8:29
Wonderful Place! My favorite details are those mountains in the bg!
Very beautiful, attractive and inviting picture! I wouldn't mind kayaking there!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Didi (57256) 2014-01-02 8:35
Very great view under particular lights ambiance
Lovely moment for taking this picture
Best wishes for 2014
rychem (23946) 2014-01-02 8:51
Very nice shot, beautiful landscape and fantastic light, I like the glittering water
Fis2 (86247) 2014-01-02 9:11
I like colors and light.
Photo has climate.
Noel_Byrne (24846) 2014-01-02 9:12
A nice combination in the picture of everything you describe in your note, the amazing towering mountains, and the fun of the watersports. Its a lovely idea to combine both together like this, as its given a sense of scale to everything, the people look so tiny, and then we see off in the distance near the bridge, tinier still. I like how you have filled the frame with the bulk of the mountains too.
Thanks as always
Romano46 (18466) 2014-01-02 9:15
dal ritratto al paesaggio ma sempre inressanti e di grande qualità.
Un'altra straordinaria cattura di un mondo che si spera non subisca contaminazioni da parte del progresso spesso distruttivo.
Ottima la gestione della luce e molto curata la composizione.
Ciao e buona serata
pajaran (52578) 2014-01-02 9:24
Interesantan tekst o mestu ...
Dobar kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazan reka sa camcima na vesla.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa reka za rekreaciju.
An interesting article on the place ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful rivers shown with rowboats.
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful river for recreation.
All the best.
eldancer1 (28513) 2014-01-02 10:00
I like your choice of pov of this river and the kayakers. Shooting against the sun can be difficult but you did a wonderful job with this and still maintain control of the lighting. Well done, tfs.
cornejo (32132) 2014-01-02 10:42
Abmdsudi Hello, lovely view of this beautiful place, very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. A nice picture with good sharpness, depth and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
dkmurphys (50006) 2014-01-02 13:10
Very beautiful atmosphere along the river. I like the composition with the superb reflected sunlight. Well seen.
Have a great new year!
maloutim (9637) 2014-01-02 19:38
This is indeed a lovely atmosphere typical of South-East Asia !
Very nice silvery glow on the river lined with the characteristic dwellings.
Awesome presence of the mountains in front and yet relaxed feeling created by the leisurely canoes.
Great timely capture.
Best wishes for 2014.
jjcordier (76850) 2014-01-02 22:31
Le paysage est fantastique et la lumière crée une atmosphère très particulière que tu as su magnifiquement capturer dans cette très belle photo.
emka (79807) 2014-01-02 23:56
I was in Vang Vieng some years ago, so I recognized the rocks at once. It brings nice memories, a was also kayaking there, it was funny experience! fantastic relaxing view of this fascinating place.
Warm regrads MAlgo
papagolf21 (86730) 2014-01-02 23:57
Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Un bien joli moment à contempler à travers cette composition.
L'image est belle sans nul doute.
Silvio1953 (123477) 2014-01-03 1:07
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating composition, great view of lovely place, dreaming atmosphere, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
kato (11630) 2014-01-03 3:59
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm river, the mountain of limestone in back and tasteful houses standing on river bank. It's a typical Asian landscape with tranquility and timeless. And, the river dyed to setting sun draws out a good atmosphere as well as the residents who love kayaking in the river.
danos (87451) 2014-01-03 5:41
fascinating the view as the presentation of this section of Vang Vieng with the mountain range on the backdrop,under the pinkish colour tints of the sky,makes the image so inviting and unique.
The foreground boats as crossing the river relaxing the eyes of the viewer.
I wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year,Danos
jhm (139972) 2014-01-03 7:53
An excellent contrast picture with the mountains in background.
We see the mountain lines against the sky, also the bridge in centre of the picture, together the canoes on the river.
A nice composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
marina7 (8055) 2014-01-03 9:47
this picture is like a watercolor, the warm light is so special here... Ilike the colorful accents on the boats and huts on the shore, the hazy mountains and very good contrast. The sun shining on the water is amazing too.
Beautiful picture, thanks a lot.
Have a great New year!
Cricri (107240) 2014-01-03 10:58
Belle ambiance que donne la lumière de fin de journée, le décor des montagnes, les canoës sur cette eau calme, un lieu paisible, bien présenter
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-03 11:22
You have painted a vast panorama in a small frame. A wonderful scenery with tiny boats in the river and a colorful landscape against a huge wall of mountains...excellent combination. Lights on the water surface is great and so is the bridge at the far end.
ourania (32031) 2014-01-03 12:33
the scenery is so well laid out in the panoramic frame, there's delightful depth and balance among the various areas and colours displayed. The canoes stand out with their colours and movement, the texture of the water is fascinating. I like very much how the last warm light of the day permeates this fine, darkening scenery. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
claudeD (33183) 2014-01-05 5:54
I enjoy your contribution to TE here very much. You have realized here a perfect golden hour shot with a wonderful atmosphere. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
josepmarin (57801) 2014-01-05 9:55
a splendid lighting in this shot, you have managed skilfully the weak light of the late afternoon, and have caught a beautiful soft colours on this fantastic landscape.
The water of the river seems of silver, and offers us a few beautiful sheens. A great composition, with a high quality.
Happy and wealthy 2014!!
nikkitta (14858) 2014-01-05 13:14
This a kind of capture that you are an expert to find the place and compose the photo
Water and silver reflections at the front, blue mountains at the back, a village and vegetation in the middle and the small boats, full of people,life and color
Nice place to relax watching the sunset and the changing lights
Wish the best for 2014
mcmtanyel (14117) 2014-01-05 21:28
This is a delightful river scene. It looks as though the walls of mountains are there to stop any straying canoeists. I am wondering if the mountains would be better left as silhouettes and can't decide.
Waylim (25360) 2014-01-06 9:16
Vang Vieng is one of the places that I have not yet visited in Laos. It is a very popular place and I have seen many beautiful photos of it. I would love to see it soon. This evening glow is wonderful, I can feel wind washes away the heat of the day, as people are gently floating down the river or just simply sitting on the balcany with cold drink watching the sun go down and the local kids playing in the water.
Excellent photo with beautiful composition and lovely sunset colors.
mkamionka (30694) 2014-01-07 2:27
beautiful composition. I like the extraordinary shape of the mountains. The reflections in the river introduce a very nice mood and the kayaks add some action and more interest.
Angshu (55892) 2014-01-08 21:59
I had not gone to Vang Vieng, but Nong Khiaw, where I had ventured is pretty similar in topography and beauty. The karst formations, so typical of this region lends uniqueness to this part of Lao. The tranquility of the river is 'disturbed' by the paddlers. The colour is beautiful in the entire picture as if its a painting.
adores (37525) 2014-01-14 14:33
One of these years, I'll go there:)!
A magical place and a magical moment! The light is very good and the canoes give it some colour. Good reflections on the water also!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (43714)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey G2 ND8
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-02 6:31