Halong Bay, along the northern coast of Vietnam, is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The remarkable landforms that you see in the distance populate the whole bay. Overnight boat cruises are very popular there, and it can be hard to get a shot without another cruise boat in it (not that they always have to be avoided...) It tends to be hazy, but if you are lucky and get a clear day, the sunset will be incredible. This one is not altered in Photoshop, just adjusted to match the original slide.
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srabbe (1424) 2005-05-01 11:40
Again, one beautiful picture from you Ken !
It is a pity that there is some grain in the background, but I guess it is due to the very low lightening.
Congratulations for this wonderful harmonious picture.
toni_al (15873) 2005-05-01 11:42
Cette image est comme une peinture, le cadrage et les couleurs sont fantastiques.
Boo-Boo (354) 2005-05-01 12:58
The colors are wonderful. Looks like a paint. Is a pitty that it is so grainny.
Coyotyto (1305) 2005-05-01 13:48
Nice picture with beautifull colors ! The different shapes and tones on the back are really nice. Good composition, with the long trail of the boat, as well as the smaller boat far away.
I really like that grain !
I give an even more misty atmosphere.
arab (312) 2005-05-01 14:51
Very nice framing and and shades of blu.
Perhaps a little bit too "noisy"... I would have a go with Neat Image. It does good work most of the time with noise.
Cormac (26545) 2005-05-01 22:29
Great atmosphere in this shot! The boat slicing through the textured water is wonderful, and those rock formations are almost unreal. Good note to go with the photo also. Well done!
bboss (3578) 2005-05-02 7:04
I love the colour and composition of this one, but the noise does put me off a little. Its weird because I am usually the one saying that I like noise (in B+W at least). Did you scan this from slide? as this often seems to make the image noisey (if using high asa film). As mentioned, easy to adjust with neatimage. Just a thought, I like it a lot anyway
lebich_1972 (1656) 2005-05-03 1:34
good effect ! nice color tone !
thanks for sharing
Evolution (91) 2007-07-09 2:56
Im just starting to get through your portfolio. you have alot of great shots that i would like to comment on, but it will take some time. it seems that for your average math teacher, you have an above average artist eye when it comes to photography !
i like the serenity of this shot. grain added by you ? i would have to disagree with the comments that this is a pity. i think it fits fine with the overall mood and tone. shot from the roof-top?