In Vietnam schoolgirl wears Ao Dai as their uniform. Ao Dai is Vietnam traditional dress, very graceful and beautiful dress IMHO. I took this picture near the Hue's citadel.
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olli (2091) 2003-12-05 6:46
Very-very well captured motion. I also like the framing and that little shadow of the bike&girl. I think this shot could work even better in B&W...
Teten (582) 2003-12-05 6:55
Great capture Ricardo. Is always dificult to get a moviment photo like this with so good result. Besides the colors from the background and the girls are very good to final effect.
richtersl (3546) 2003-12-05 7:08
I agree with the others, this is a great capture. You really caught the motion well!
glider (690) 2003-12-05 7:42
Great capture and nice colors, nice contrast between grey, green and white colors.
(I don´t like your copyright at bottom frame)
quegardens (1469) 2003-12-05 8:10
Well done Ricardo...the feeling of movement very effective.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2003-12-05 8:20
Great panning shot, and excellent sharpness. I didnt know what kind of uniform the Vietnamese wore before I saw this photo, thnaks for sharing.
henrye (3500) 2003-12-05 8:25
Very well done. I like the fact that there is movement in the background and her legs and dress. You captured the moment perfectly.
whereami (1477) 2003-12-05 8:33
Great shot! I love seeing the Ao Dai (pronounced "Ow Yai"). It's a very clean and sharp shot - can't have been easy. I like the sensation of speed, and the colours are beautiful.
Fredrik77 (672) 2003-12-05 9:18
Nicely captured movement! Good contrast between the green background and the white clothes. Nicely composed also with sufficient space in front of the bike. It would probably work well in B&W, but I like it very much in colour.
green (1014) 2003-12-05 10:12
Fantastic panning effect of very beautifull subject. I do agree with you the dress is very gracefull.
On thing though, I don't really like the gray frame and specially not the copyright info at the bottom of the picture, I think it spoil the picture a bit.
justrob (273) 2003-12-05 12:01
Nice photo, informative note.
These types of panning shots are difficult. Very well done, however. Even though the background is so blurred, the colors against the white of the dress are striking.
maciekda (19895) 2003-12-05 12:29
wow man, this is great! blur almost everywhere, but what is essential is sharp! great! great colours too! I am going to Vietnam in 2 weeks, I hope I'll have some chance to take as coool pictures as this one, bravo!
I'd prefer not to see this sign at the bottom though, just a frame would be fine...
avigur_11 (22081) 2003-12-05 13:34
Very well captured. I like the motion, and the wonderful colors. So elegant photo and subject..
sam (897) 2003-12-05 14:38
Beautiful portrait with excellent technique. I like the colorful, but simple (i.e. not distracting) background and the pure white of the figure's clothing. Framing and panning technique are nearly perfect. Well done.
ninadev (5377) 2003-12-05 15:24
Lovely. So fresh with all that light green and white and even the metallic color of the bike.
Porteplume (3432) 2003-12-05 16:00
My eyes got very much attracted by the thumbnail, and really, they were right...
Such an elegant creature on such a well taken photograph!
I get dizzy just looking at the frozen mouvement. Great, great work Ricardo!
adam (860) 2003-12-05 16:43
Absolutely gorgeous shot! Your panning techinique here is perfect as it blurs the lush, green background as well as part of the clothing, highlighting the movement while keeping the face and bike in perfect focus. The white outfit against the greenery in background really makes it stand-out well.
clodreno (0) 2003-12-06 4:54
I love this one a lot.... Great smiling, happy picture. I just feel like going out on my bike.
Jeppe (18654) 2003-12-06 9:09
Great motion capture - the horizontal lines in the pavement shows the motion. the same is true with her legs.
Thanks for sharing.
manny (21833) 2003-12-06 10:30
Very very beautiful. The motion blur, the soft green background, the girl, evrything is beautiful about this shot. One of my favorites.
Amos (683) 2003-12-15 7:33
Wow,it is a superb photo, flawless. I can feel the enjoyment of riding a bicycle in green and breezy day.
iamxa (3059) 2003-12-15 8:07
When I see this image, I always smile. I don't know why. Really is perfect technically, colors, framed, ... but to me it's more. Pacefull and enjoy
gringofil (0) 2003-12-18 23:32
Classic Vietnamese shot. I've seen countless scenes like this when I was there, tried to take a shot of it myself, but due to the lack of good equipment on my part it was simply impossible. Here, the green background, the motion, the girl in the aodai...simply an image that screems VIETNAM. This could not have been done better. Excellent work.
mcreider (673) 2003-12-22 9:58
You tell the story
Dinyar (704) 2003-12-30 4:41
I like this picture and I also like the Vietnamese traditional dress.
I really the motion blur here and the cute cap on the girls head.
apivaz (1902) 2003-12-30 14:14
Maravilhosa obra de arte. Esta foto dá uma enorme sensação de movimento....
BumBum (466) 2004-01-03 1:21
Ricardo, thank you for making our tradition AO DAI looks so much pure and cute. well done
manu (434) 2004-02-04 8:39
Parfait ! Le sujet est tres bon !! Quelle chance, la prise de vue réussie et la composition est harmonieuse ! L'image a été retouchée ?
Agus (103) 2004-02-11 22:39
It seems like bycicling in heaven. Even I can watch a little smile in her lips. Very beautifull picture, Ricardo.
tms (429) 2004-02-25 12:41
charmante (1090) 2004-02-25 13:11
WwwOwwww !! they have said all, I can only admire your work...very professional capture !
goerhal (781) 2004-02-25 14:31
I can only agree with all the other!!
ornis (1271) 2004-02-25 16:37
Graceful and elegant subject. Perfect panning, contrasting with the sharp details of the bicycle. Natural colors. The dress looseness is fantastic and gives a very fresh tone to this shot. And, cherry on the cake, the girl is relax and looks happy. What a shot!
eleparc (24063) 2004-03-02 12:50
great capture.. she seems to glide on the background! good DOF on the bike too!
Jebelis (229) 2004-03-05 16:32
nicec picture, always in movement... nice for the eye ;-)
Piotr (0) 2004-03-05 17:15
Very pleasanly photo :-)
Intruder (3099) 2004-03-18 0:29
beautifull picture Ricardo, nice moving effect
cloverstar (0) 2004-04-07 11:39
Absolutely outstanding photography. Your panning skills are highly commendable. Well done.
yerevantsi (44) 2004-04-08 3:18
Ricardo, did you take this shot from a moving car?
I guess so...
Even though, that should be very difficult to take such a shot.
The frame looks like Windows 95 environment :(
Otherwise, Very well done!
nicO (25) 2004-04-08 14:38
I think that the subject here is inocence traveling to the future with obtimism. Nice subject, wonderful colours and good capture of motion. Gold medal!
amitai (879) 2004-04-14 16:39
This is a great picture.Bright white and lush green, the panning creates an interesting effect on the background, that makes this picture all the more interesting. Very good.
Curioso (9271) 2004-04-20 17:11
Great panning technic. Are you aware that looks like a famous shot of Raymond Depardon in Saigon ? You made the modern version !!!
desman (2220) 2004-05-08 7:38
Superbe filé, j'aimerai tant pouvoir en faire autant !
le cadrage et les couleurs ne gâtent rien, c'est la photo parfaite, bravo.
PTAH (287) 2004-05-08 7:56
nothing more to add.. unreal :]
Eagle (522) 2004-05-26 15:55
Beautiful shot Ricardo! Did you take it from a moving car, or how did you get the top of the girl so in focus? Interesting note about her beautiful uniform too.
danielswalsh (13599) 2004-10-03 5:52
Your results here are to be commended! Youv'e done an awesome job!
I don't know if you did this with the camera alone, or with photoshop. But take pride in the fact- that I cannot tell!
How you've managed to capture the background blur, the leg blur, and the rest crisp and perfect- is beyond me...
jp80 (8443) 2004-10-04 12:26
A nice effect Ricardo. Very well made. Good frame and colors.
Xalkida (11744) 2004-11-25 12:15
Τι απίθανη λήψη! Το θόλωμα της κίνησης είναι καταπληκτικό αλλά παράλληλα τα χρώματα παραμένουν καθαρά! Εξαιρετική δουλειά!
Ning (359) 2005-01-14 5:14
Yes, great panning shot and excellent contrast of white ao dai and green park.
sn00zie (2384) 2005-01-14 6:05
this is a lovely, cheerful and a colorful capture Ricardo.
DaveMacPhee (1140) 2005-03-21 20:56
This is got to be one of the best pictures of Vietnam I've seen. My biggest memory of Vietnam is the beautiful girls in their Ao Dai driving around on bikes looking so free. Of course the green of the rice fields is also a vivid memory. You've captured all of that so perfectly and to me it really shows the spirit of Vietnam. Not to mention the technical perfection of the shot. Well done!!
kclai (2267) 2005-03-22 20:55
A perfect motion captured.
fiedziu (1764) 2005-03-26 6:41
bravo, great image
pascal13 (2098) 2005-04-06 3:29
Difficile de réaliser des filés.Celui çi est superbe,le cadrage,les couleurs...j'aime beaucoup.
faubry (35405) 2005-04-08 13:10
i like this capture with speedy, very nice shot, she are going very quickly!! beautiful green who contrast with white clothes
PANDI (159) 2005-04-08 13:13
Excellent picture, well balanced, fine sample of panning.I like very much the movement of the dress. Although I can not see the face of the girl, it looks happy!
maurazos (0) 2005-05-02 15:20
Excellent feeling of speed but without loosing definition in the main subject. Perfect! Regards.
huynt (5079) 2005-05-21 2:47
I am a Vietnamese I understand deeply this meaningful, most beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing.
sarju (5324) 2005-06-06 17:02
perfect panning ... love the green background of the fields to the white dress of the girl
thanks for sharing ... cheers .sarju
misha81 (332) 2005-06-09 12:16
willy (463) 2005-06-13 14:51
A difficult photo to succeed but you did it with maestria.
dsidwell (9783) 2005-06-19 11:38
Perfect panning here Ricardo! The colors are striking in contrast to each other. Congratulations!
azadys (717) 2005-07-11 3:11
Wow, such a great shot.
shekhar_27 (9) 2005-07-13 18:05
klyee75 (778) 2005-07-20 20:15
Simple and nice is something very hard to achieve. A very effective shot with the movement and the subject is still very sharp. A perfect shot...
jbweasle (9373) 2005-10-09 7:27
A wonderful motion shot, Ricardo. It's incredible how you managed to get the girl and the bicycle so sharp and yet completely blur the background. The colours are great too, with the pure white of the girl's clothes standing out perfectly against the green background.
TomekWalkiewicz (233) 2006-02-02 12:40
Shakespear (636) 2006-02-23 16:18
Very well done. You captured the moment perfectly.
ayk (13) 2006-02-23 16:34
Wow, I like it !
Great shot !
Tristan-z (1053) 2006-02-23 16:57
Trés beau filé ! Bravo
Norok (200) 2006-03-26 7:31
the picture is perfect
bravo pour la technique
Klapaucius (623) 2006-05-09 7:11
Great timing. You must have moved the camera along while she rode past? That is the only way to get this effect, I think. You did well. Not perfectly, but you did very well.
You are right, her dress is very beautiful. I like how white and clean it is.
Good effort. Keep it up!
Thanks for sharing. :)
peco85 (921) 2006-06-09 2:22
A great motion effect where the brioght white ans sharply focused girls stands out really nice against the blurry and powerful green bakground. Well done!
ManaT (119) 2006-06-09 2:31
Very well done!
clarita (654) 2006-06-09 9:31
i love the simple white/green colours here.
not an easy shot to take...wonderful how you have the focused/sharp image of the lady whizzing by the green field :)
thx for posting.
Eridan (427) 2006-09-03 14:10
Excellent panning technique.
fturk60 (73) 2007-03-22 18:16
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-03-22 18:33
une pure merveille cette photo
Perro (262) 2007-03-22 19:26
Just one word.....MAGNIFIQUE!
humayun (2955) 2007-06-21 5:51
kittyhawk (1692) 2008-01-09 13:38
Very nice motion photo. I really like the composition and the way you've illustarted the motion in this photo. Very nicely done. TFS.
Maklella (49) 2008-01-28 13:40
Amazing shot! I'm speachless...!
zumoduvas (2069) 2008-01-28 14:07
Excellent image, nice composition and colors.
romanaa (7982) 2008-02-14 1:16
very pleasant picture indeed. I love the limited number of colours in your composition, and the expression in the girl's face enjoying the ride.
ruisc_pt (10892) 2008-05-25 12:38
Fantastic pan movement
amazon (12112) 2008-12-23 3:06
very succsessful paninig shot,
i like this style,
please look at my same style photos,
for example http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo922671.htm,
syrus_persia (2270) 2009-12-12 1:49
Well composed with a good action, I like the nice clarity and colors too, well done.
mamcg (5887) 2010-04-12 21:12
My intresting topic, that I also do panning and this is a nice practice of this medium, well captured.
velid_lav (17) 2010-06-28 16:26
how did you even shoot this photo ? :D
Was it from the car ?
erdaest (0) 2011-11-19 11:55
It's simple, clean, colorful, mesmerizing. Perfect!
AliMoein (780) 2012-02-19 21:36
Very well make use of panning technique
Very nice shot
- Copyright: Ricardo Jamin (rjamin) (1169)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-11-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D1x, 24-85mm/f3.5-4.5 G, Digital JPEG
- Exposure: f/22
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Vietnam and Cambodia
- Theme(s): Panning (Technique), Beyond Magic, Bicycles, Twins? [Part III], Technical, evvka's favorite from TE#3, HUE — my birthplace, movement, Inspirational Vietnam photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-12-05 6:39
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