I went up to the far north, to the mountains of Pai for a few days to visit our TL buddy ‘Senk’, who lives there.(see http://www.trekearth.com/members/Senk/) From Chiang Mai, It’s a scary four and a half hour ride on a rickety bus along winding roads with steeps drops on each side to reach the little town. The Lanna Kingdom in the far North of Thailand has a culture quite different from the rest of Thailand and was, in fact, only incorporated into Thailand in 1932. It’s cool up in the Mountains of Mai Hong Son and despite having been discovered by the backpackers, it retains something of its ‘Shangri-La’ character. Many of its people belong to various colorful hill tribes. Senk made me very welcome and I had a great time riding about on the back of his motor bike and exploring the mountain scenery. I have never really tried landscape photography before and I was surprised how difficult it is to do. That is, it’s hard to make landscapes interesting. This is a typical view across the high valley in which Pai sits.
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laurak83 (328) 2006-11-15 19:12
A lovely bright field, it looks very hot. Thanks for sharing
vincz (19113) 2006-11-16 3:52
Very nice composition for this peaceful landscape. Looks like you are getting closer to Laos here or at least this is the kind of souvenirs it is bringing to my mind.
anesugur (18789) 2006-11-16 4:33
Very good shot...
The photo has a good composition, POV, DOF and nice colors.
Have a nice day. Uğur
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2006-11-16 4:51
Nature - where ever you look. It is wonderful.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-11-16 10:59
you worked out very well the character of the landscape. I like the composition and focus on the field. The background with the mountains, the sky and the clouds is beautiful.
wishnugaruda (1305) 2006-11-16 13:57
It's such a beautiful view, Kevin,
So peaceful and I love the colours.
When I see you shots I love to drive to the airport and take the next plane to BKK.
I love this county - and I will come back - I hope next year ;-) Bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
Senk (2331) 2006-11-17 3:35
nice picture Lung, yes this mountian it changed all the time you will never get tired to take pictures of this mountain
pinakie_slg (861) 2006-11-17 22:12
the pic seems to be from india, so look a like. thanks for sharing.
chirasak (2) 2008-06-20 1:10
i like this picture a lot, it's remind me about my past, (farmer boy), but this different with the farm at my home because i don't have mountain there,
feel good to see this farm