the Mekong river, my endless source of inspiration
here it is seen from the Thai side, across is Laos...
The Mekong River is one of the world’s major rivers. It is the 12th-longest river in the world, and 7th longest in Asia. Its estimated length is 4,350 km, and it drains an area of 795,000 km2. From the Tibetan Plateau it runs through China's Yunnan province, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Although extreme seasonal variations in flow and the presence of rapids and waterfalls have made navigation extremely difficult, the Mekong is the main source of life for millions of people in South-Asia.
This picture was taken in Chiang Khan, a sleepy riverside town, a couple of hours to the north of Loei. It is a very enjoyable place to hang around for a couple of days, go for walk along the river and watch the sun go down.
Camera: Nikon D40
Shutter speed: 1:25 sec
Focal length: 18 mm
Metering mode: Pattern
No flash / No tripod
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Ultrablue (565) 2009-04-27 7:59
What a impressive sky!!!I love this peaceful atmosphere and this well balanced composition!
mporterf (558) 2009-04-27 8:45
Gorgeous capture. I would love to know more about the hut structure in the foreground. Can you tell me anything about it?
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poocha (606) 2009-04-27 9:12
impressive image of Mekong River.
never seen Mekong when the sun set at thai side before,just in the day or night only.
unbelievable for the colors.
the blue sky , golden touch of light at the river in panorama are wonderful:)
xavshot (69835) 2009-04-27 11:25
très agréable cette image; J'aime la faible lumière et les couleurs du ciel. Une belle impression de tranquillité. Bravo.
sayeed_rahman (6370) 2009-04-27 12:03
I like the proportions more than anything else..good results at 1/25 coupled with 800iso..tranquilty describes it best..
dkeus31 (27735) 2009-04-27 12:07
nice image, the clouds and the sky are photogenic!
nice light and reflection
nirvana73 (0) 2009-04-27 12:59
i like light and colors
i like glomy clouds and sky
very good composition
thanks for sharing
paololg (31448) 2009-04-27 14:52
Ciao dear Benny,
stupendous image, realized in pleasant and suggestive way, showing a perfect management of the lights and an excellent feeling of depth. Compliments!
Ciao, have a nice day!
pally3100 (3413) 2009-04-28 4:41
very good picture with perfect pov and colors too, the ambiance is spectacular
a beautifull picture friendly Henri
bukitgolfb301 (41056) 2009-04-28 14:12
Hello my dear Benny
This is your own world, Aadiil!
Great color management, well calucurated composition and management. The gradation of sky color is marvelous indeed.Congratulation on your great Job !
Best regards and thanks for sharing
archimatica (20610) 2009-04-28 14:18
Mhmmm.... amazing landscape with a fantastic atmosphere.
dvlazar (6662) 2009-04-28 17:47
Very nice colors and patterns in that sky. A successful sunset shot!
jhm (151492) 2009-04-29 4:10
De Mekong river toendertijd een bewogen rivier in de jaren zeventig.
De hemel reflectie in de river zijn schitterend, zoals de totale foto, mooi foto werk.
albertojr (738) 2009-04-29 6:55
i like the way you added those two huts in fg, it enhances the mood pretty well. a very good shot Benny.
darek1978 (13361) 2009-04-29 7:52
What a beautiful view over the water in such a great light, which along with the calm water, creates a lovely and peaceful atmosphere. A gem of photo! Congratulations!
kschanna (6) 2009-04-29 16:28
Even at a eide aperture the clarity is quite good. Very dramatic sky and well captured details in the clouds.
Thanks for sharing
muratcaloglu (2) 2009-04-30 16:00
You are right. it is full of inspiration and peace. It is almost perceptable the wise voice of the river.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-05-02 12:00
Very beautifull sky. i like the colors and the contrasts. The reflection also is beautifull
ManuMay (36097) 2009-05-05 23:58
This is the kind of captures we always dream to do someday!!
Absolute composition, great balance and light management!!!
Have a very nice day...
jafadabret (56501) 2009-05-06 9:07
Ce paysage est d'une rare beauté avec la lumière rasante du soir.
J'aime les deux cabanes de pêcheurs qui laissent passer la lumière par les ouvertures.
jannematt (4) 2010-01-24 7:54
Outstanding photography. There is not much to say. Everything is there!