One in a series of pictures taken on a river cruise on the Chao Phraya river from Ayutthaya to Bangkok. You will appreciate that I do not know the exact location where some of these images were captured.
Some information from Wikipedea about the Chao Phraya:
The Chao Phraya is a major river in Thailand, with its low alluvial plain forming the centre of the country. It flows through Bangkok and then into the Gulf of Thailand.
The Chao Phraya begins at the confluence of the Ping and Nan rivers at Nakhon Sawan (also called Pak Nam Pho) in Nakhon Sawan province. It then flows south for 372 kilometres (231 miles) from the central plains to Bangkok and thence into the Gulf of Thailand. In Chainat, the river splits into the main course and the Tha Chin river, which then flows parallel to the main river and exits in the Gulf of Thailand about 35 kilometres (22 miles) west of Bangkok in Samut Sakhon. In the low alluvial plain which begins below the Chainat Dam, many small canals (khlong) split off from the main river. The khlong are used for the irrigation of the region's rice paddies.
The rough co-ordinates of the river are 13 N, 100 E. This area has a wet monsoon climate, with over 1,400 mm of rainfall per year, and temperatures range from 24 °C to 33 °C in Bangkok.
Cities along the Chao Phraya include Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chainat, Singburi, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Bangkok and Samut Prakan, listed from north to south. These cities are among the most historically significant and densely populated settlements of Thailand because of their access to the waterway, with Bangkok alone having a population of over 12 million.
More information about the river and its tributaries can be obtained by clicking here.
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dkmurphys (44563) 2013-04-11 0:56
Very fine capture along the river. A catch of the everyday life in that corner of the world. Well taken.
williewhistler (11236) 2013-04-11 1:59
Hello Steven,I like the panoramic format that shows all of the buildings,some on stilts because they are so close to the waters edge.
The palm trees against the blue sky are just lovely.
ChrisJ (93372) 2013-04-11 2:41
I like the wide angled panoramic crop and the repetition of the many coconut palms along the riverbank gives this a distinctly tropical atmosphere. Good sharpness and colour. The little cross river ferry shelters just left of centre add interest here. Tfs!
timecapturer (41708) 2013-04-11 3:43
a wonderful panorama image of a place that looks typical of the region and idyllic until the rains come I suppose. A perfect study of another world and lifestyle and captured so attractively.
Regards - Brian.
cornejo (25461) 2013-04-11 4:45
Salut Etienne, belle vue sur cet endroit intéressant, très bien capturé avec un bon pov, dans cette belle photo. Une image intéressante d'un endroit charmant, avec netteté, très bonne profondeur, la lumière et la couleur. Un travail bien fait, bravo mon ami. Merci de partager ce beau travail.
Bon après-midi et week-end heureux.
Salutations et les voeux du sud de l'Espagne.
tedesse (24662) 2013-04-11 5:13
Wonderful panoramic view of wooden buildings, on the river among the coconut palms. Good POV and composition, beautiful colors and good sharpness.
Fis2 (79742) 2013-04-11 5:21
Interesting place, curious "buildings".
I like panorama frame and colors.
Have a nice afternoon
Royaldevon (24228) 2013-04-11 5:22
Your photograph shows so much about the habitats of the people. Can you imagine, in the west, people living on the edge of a river, so very close to the water, without any flood defences. Here, the houses have solved the problem by raised stilts. It all looks so idyllic.
A well composed, detailed shot.
Thank you for sharing this,
Sergiom (50480) 2013-04-11 5:27
Les choses n'ont pas beaucoup changé depuis mon passage. De belles maisons qui côtoient les toits de tôle sur la rive. J'aime beaucoup les palmiers à l'arrière plan.
rogerl (1290) 2013-04-11 5:35
Stephen, nicely colored and beautifully clear capture of this everyday scene. Oddly, there don't appear to be many (any?) boats here. Well-framed, with equal amounts of water and sky.
manrezaei (1833) 2013-04-11 7:16
A very nice scene. I like the palm trees in background. The clarity, colors and lights very well managed. Very well done.
Nicou (111230) 2013-04-11 8:03
quel panorama et vue quel décor sueprbe avec les palmiers qui font uine belle barrière verte et ces maisons une splenderu sueprbe.
£Bravo et amitié
SnapRJW (26942) 2013-04-11 8:37
Hello Stephen - I love cruising up the Chao Phraya and watching local life along the riverbanks. This shot is full of wonderful detail and encapsulates the feeling of a slow river cruise where one can just sit back and enjoy. I love the verdant, tropical greenery which is so typical and the small boat landings too. Fond memories. TFS and warm regards Rosemary
Graal (94110) 2013-04-11 10:47
interesting panoramic view here. Unusual houses near the river. Good presentation and theme about the daily life.
Have a nice evening.
Cricri (96885) 2013-04-11 10:58
Bon format pano de la rivière avec les bâtiments au bord de l'eau dans un joli décor de palmiers, bon POV, lumière, belle présentation
pierrefonds (53272) 2013-04-11 19:25
The wideness of the river is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the houses. The good luminosity is making thje colours to stand out. Have a nice day.
carlo62 (23622) 2013-04-12 0:55
una panoramica piena di case ed alberi che sembrano non avere una regola, molto curiosa e tipica della località.
Un bello scatto, con le due strisce di acqua e di cielo con al centro questa fascia di terra molto popolata.
ikeharel (48242) 2013-04-12 7:42
The horizontal crop made a fine pic. space allocation, Stephen, the area looks intriguing as people life center by the river.
Fine clear image, I look at the smallest elements through - real daily life in far country.
Well done my friend, fine mingle of colors, palm's contrast the sky.
npecanhuk (59004) 2013-04-13 2:13
Interesting and attractive picture full of eye-catching details to be seen and enjoyed!
I really like the chosen pov, slim horizontal format, soft light & colors and simple but effective composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (76350)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-11 0:26