One in a series of pictures taken on a boat trip on the Mekong River in Northern Thailand.
This area where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Burma meet is known as the Golden Triangle. Once infamous as a centre of opium smuggling it is now sold in Thailand as a tourist attraction. The article on the Golden Triangle in Wikipedea (click here for more information) seems to suggest that the opium trade continues in one form or another though much less overtly.
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jhm (160881) 2013-05-25 1:45
This is a totally other type boat that we here in the Western world use.
You took the boat out of a very well angle.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
timecapturer (49288) 2013-05-25 2:38
like this shot! Wonderfully colourful and gloriously full of character. Your boat trip certainly yielded some excellent and original images. Superb clarity and a real sense of movement in this attractive addition to your gallery.
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
carlo62 (55684) 2013-05-25 3:05
i colori molto forti di questa barca, accendono la panoramica dai colori piuttosto piatti.
Nicou (151990) 2013-05-25 3:29
quel bateau et image sueprbe tout en vert et cette partie centrale bleue, avec de reflets sur l'eau très très belle mise en valeur, sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
ChrisJ (118861) 2013-05-25 4:12
A familiar sight. Will try to locate a similar shot in my gallery and link to it. The green and blue colors of this distinctively shaped boat stand out against the pastel colours of the bg. Good sharpness and the flag is a nice addition. Tfs!
Here it is: http://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=7&p=288159
I exited Laos on a big dug out canoe and crossed the Mekong into Thailand.
Sergiom (89241) 2013-05-25 5:06
Un cadrage classique mais aussi très efficace pour nous montrer ce bateau à l'allure très originale et aux couleurs très frappantes.
Fis2 (107388) 2013-05-25 6:37
Wow, amazing boat!
I like frame and colors.
Have a nice afternoon
Romano46 (18472) 2013-05-25 8:49
sono sincero: questa di oggi mi piace di più, rispetto a quella di ieri. La composizione è molto buona con l'imbarcazione ben inquadrata e ricca di colore. Gli stessi colori sono perfetti ed il soggetto molto bello. Trovo anche molto piacevole lo sfondo sfumato che accresce l'imponenza del soggetto. Bravissimo.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
wolf38 (31296) 2013-05-25 8:50
Hello Stephen. A colorful and exotic photo. Good light and fine composition. The Golden Triangle is full of attractions.
Noel_Byrne (33724) 2013-05-25 8:52
I have to admit, I am fascinated by the designs of some of these boats, to my eyes they look more like buildings, like somebody decided to build a barn or farm house on the river! Very nice combination of colours, and the rush of water showing its movement is a nice touch.
All the best
siudzi (34141) 2013-05-25 12:26
This colorful boat looks extremely eye-catching here! Very well done image with great sense of the timing. Nice title submitted. Good work!
Silvio1953 (154043) 2013-05-25 12:46
Ciao Stephen, lovely boat with fantastic colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (17179) 2013-05-26 4:27
Fantastic colors on this boat.Good composition with great saturated colors. Excellent perspective and depth in the image.T6FS.
Have a nice weekend and thanks,Farhat.
Graal (103038) 2013-05-26 8:18
unusual colorful boat on the Mekong River. Good shot. Fine contrast. Interesting series from Thailand.
Have a nice evening.
Cricri (126690) 2013-05-26 9:35
Et oui l'on rencontre beaucoup de choses sur la rivière, comme ce bateau a l'allure particulière et aux couleurs attirantes
pierrefonds (71673) 2013-05-26 11:02
La distance entre le bateau et la rive donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du bateau. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne soirée.
Didi (60590) 2013-05-26 11:22
Interesting local scene with a nice description
I have done a WS
Urs (14082) 2013-05-28 8:54
I remember these boats, this one seems to be one from Laos. They are the key for all the food and many other things in Laos, which they must carry from Thailand home. Good feature shot.
7 weeks in the cast, I think that was a bit to long. Broken bones begin bounding after 2 weeks and 4 weeks after the fracture the bones are healed. Your hand should have been in the cast no longer then 4 weeks. It is a pity that the physo did not give you back the full functionality of your hand. I do not know if something can be done after such a lot of time.
My surgeon, an orthopaedic doctor specialized in hand, macro surgery and nerve transplants, told me that he does everything to avoid a cast, because the hand would be forced to be lay still far too long. He explains me every week which exercise I have to do with my hand and it helps. The swelling is almost gone and I can make a fist. It will take 3 months more as the doctor said, to reduce the swelling to zero and give me the strength back in the hand.
ourania (51103) 2013-05-28 10:53
this barge looks like a house and seems to be travelling quite fast:) I like very much how the frame matches its shape. The colours of the ambiance look soft and homogeneous due to the particular lighting and the haze. The vivid colours of the barge stand out in a superb way and make it so eye catching and interesting. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
emka (107713) 2013-05-28 23:57
I travelled by a similar boat from Golden triangle to Luang prabang. Believem it was an experience. A lot of people on board and luggage on the roof and many times it seemed that there is no balance. And narrow passages between the rocks. A woman came from time to time and told that we should change places from one side to another. Some people were frightened but everything went well. One day and a half of this trip, with a night in a place shown on the map(Pak Beng) but only a few houses there. How fun to see it again.
jemaflor (103617) 2013-05-29 11:14
Good contrast of colors, well taken, perfect sharpness and light management, Tfs.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-05-30 18:23
The bright colors of this odd boat really make it stand out against the hazy backdrop of the Mekong, Stephen. Interesting commentary on opium in this area as well - maybe it's better out in the open, but I'm amazed this is allowed to continue! I suppose rules are a bit lax in the border regions...
serp2000 (45970) 2016-12-03 5:00
I also used this way to cross the boarder between Thailand and Laos in Bokeo province. I had one hour trip on the Mekong river by boat. Simple but very informative photo and the note. It reminds me my trip in this corner of the world in 2011.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (107443)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-00
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-25 1:03