Chau Doc a small town about 250km southwest of Saigon (Saigon, the name I prefer to use instead of Ho Chi Minh City) and the capital of An Giang Province bordering Cambodia in the vibrant Mekong Delta. It sits at the junction of Bassac river, a tributary of the Great Mekong river. An incredibly friendly bustling township, and like many towns in Vietnam, Chau Doc is growing fast. Concrete buildings are replacing shacks, stilt houses, the corrugated roofs and flimsy structures. This delta town is characterized by its famous huge network of waterways system
Nothing spectacular, this was taken on a bright morning on Bassac river. The little canoe with a figure wearing conical hat, is a 'water taxi'.
It is difficult to imagine that this peaceful delta town and the province of An Giang was the scene of blood sheds during Vietnam War. There was a U.S. Naval Combat Base in Chau Doc during the war from 1969 to 1971. American and South Vietnamese river forces patrolled the rivers and canals along the border with Cambodia as part of Operation SEALORDS (Southeast Asia Land, Ocean, River, and Delta Strategy) anti-infiltration strategy and there were many battles in this area .........
Vietnam is a very forgiving country.....
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pajaran (64428) 2014-04-12 3:50
Dobar dan, popodne.
Dobar tekst o gradu i kucama sa opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto sa interesantnim kucama, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
A good article about the city and houses the description ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated place with interesting houses, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
yquem46 (38752) 2014-04-12 4:25
A large part judiciously given to the gorgeous sky, above the colorful and crowded floating village. Amazing amount of antennas !
Best regards, have a nice WE
Noel_Byrne (33060) 2014-04-12 5:01
what a beautifully colorful scene, filed with all the beauty of daily life in the lower part wire the upper has a most beautiful dramatic sky with appealing deep blues.a real jewel of your composition here is the man in yellow standing on the boat. Very fine scene
Sergiom (86065) 2014-04-12 5:34
Même si les maisons sont très délabrées, c'est hallucinant de voir toutes ces antennes TV au dessus des maisons. Le point de vue est excellent et le ciel est de toute beauté.
ourania (49875) 2014-04-12 5:38
the effects of the war and the patrols must have been nerve wrecking and disastrous in a place like this, people must have felt trapped and desperate. Your note is interesting and heartbreaking. Although you have given the greater part of the frame to the dynamic and fascinating sky, the detailed view of the town is captivating too. You made the most of the special lighting and produced very dense and attractive colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
holmertz (57405) 2014-04-12 6:09
A fascinating photo of TV-antennas! In fact, the rest is equally fascinating. I like the distant view of the tightly packed shacks, the boats and the iconic "taxi driver". The clouds provide a highly attractive spectacle as well.
saxo042 (37966) 2014-04-12 7:50
A very pleasant village here along the water. The boats add life and interest and the blue sky above is impressive.
rychem (40701) 2014-04-12 8:51
If these old houses pass away so you have taken a good documentary photo, I like the forest of TV antennas and the entire scene on the river, beautiful light and cloudy sky
Fis2 (103990) 2014-04-12 9:01
Good POV and colors.
I like sky.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-12 9:35
un paesaggio grandioso colto con colori e nitidezza magnifica.
Sembrerebbe che il tem,po non sia passato in questo luogo se non fosse per la fitta distese di antenne televisive che (purtroppo) tolgono parte della magia della località.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
npecanhuk (76951) 2014-04-12 19:10
Very interesting, attractive and beautiful picture!
I specially enjoyed the colors, exposure and, of course, composition!
TFS - congrats,
kato (11630) 2014-04-12 20:07
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see a lot of crowded/old houses with TV-antenna faced to muddy Bassac river and the little water taxi. The whole is harmonized well by beautiful color combination. And, floating clouds in summer draws out a good impact.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-04-12 22:33
Une bonne photo de ce "chaos fluvial" surmonté d'un très beau ciel.
jhm (157932) 2014-04-13 2:45
Thank you very much for your interesting note, about the Vietnam War.
A village on the water, a lovely picture with a wonderful sky.
Excellent composition with depth and perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Cricri (123774) 2014-04-13 8:16
Une grande partie laisser a ce ciel magnifique, la vue extraordinaire de ces maisons sur pilotis en contraste avec les bâtiments moderne, bien pris avec le bateau / taxi, bonne lumière et couleurs
marabu61 (11229) 2014-04-13 8:44
I think there are not many people that would prefer Ho Chi Minh City over Saigon, isn't there?
Superb use of a polarizer filter indeed. The blue of the sky and the nicely saturated colors of the village are impressive. Great glimpse in a fast disappearing way of life in those stilt houses with the man in his boat as a great focus point.
have a great sunday
adramad (48434) 2014-04-13 9:12
Wow ...... Wonderful composition of this population, so that view, seems to rise from the water on it, the feeling of crowding of houses is curious, so is the large number of TV antennas, beautiful sky with these beautiful clouds, seems to wrap the splendid corner.
Very well managed the brightness and sharpness, with a beautiful color, in these natural tones.
Enjoy Sunday and good start to the week.
Silvio1953 (150323) 2014-04-13 10:43
Ciao Abmdsudi, great view of fantastic place, superb sky, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
papagolf21 (106845) 2014-04-14 0:36
Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Encore une image étonnante avec cette myriade d'antennes de télévision !
Comme à l'accoutumée, une réalisation de qualité.
Très bonne journée.
macjake (71059) 2014-04-14 9:20
i always enjoy viewing your gallery and heres a prime reason why.
excellent example of how to put the wide angle view into good use.
look at everything you captured, so much to see.
the sky is equally beautiful and adds richness along with that openair feeling.
nothing like this here in Canada, amazing stuff!
claudeD (40870) 2014-04-14 10:37
very fine wide angle view from the water. Very good colors and perfect sky adding a real big plus to your shot here..I like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-04-14 11:24
Very nice daily life picture with a lot of details and a great sky.
Tigerlily (3379) 2014-04-14 15:17
A wonderful shot! Great colour and detail.. Most of all, I love the sky!
lousat (95916) 2014-04-15 9:18
Absolutely beautiful,great effect surround and 3D in the same time,a magnificent capture from this delta with a lot of life on the water and poor houses,under a magnificent sky,a great shot,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Didi (60590) 2014-04-15 17:32
Interesting priority to the sky
Very nice local view
It's also an opportunity to make here a panoramic picture
Kielia (24077) 2014-04-16 6:06
it is the high sky with these beautiful clouds of a warm summer day that makes this impression attractive. The photographer’s perspective is excellent. Very nice colors and a fantastic atmosphere of the sea, the water taxi is a charming detail!
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-04-17 6:27
Great capture but it's so sad to see all those poor people in such a living condition although seeing all those TV antennas I'm not sure about the financial status. This look so much like Cebu City. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
kwekwekan (1078) 2014-04-19 13:49
A daring composition where you give us a huge blanket of sky to look at - but the resulting image works really well. It works because of the interesting textures and patterns of the clouds and also the slender antennas, which give a lot of vertical movement as they reach for the sky.
dta (81110) 2014-04-19 14:05
Hello Abmdsudi ,
You've chosen to give a large place for the splendid moody sky . The contrast is stunning with teh busy and picturesque city and the red water of teh Mekong .
berek (50506) 2015-04-21 22:51
Although the houses are interesting with , all these TV antennas above the houses. The view is excellent and the sky is beautiful. well framed
All the best.
ikeharel (76167) 2015-09-11 23:41
Those TV antennas looked as masts before I opened the thumbnail. Amazing shot on the waterfront, daily life scenery. Passing boat on right and loaded with vegetables boat on left, show the action and livelihood on the wooden huts "city".
Enjoy a nice weekend,
BennyV (19721) 2016-10-05 5:36
An older post I missed out on, so it's great to catch up here. This is a scene I know very well, as I once lived in the delta for 2 years!
Good framing here with lots of sky (and lots of antennas), and a fine inclusion of the boat passing by.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (57168)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/22, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-12 2:46