A 210 mm zoom lens shot, taken from the hill separating the beach from Cat Ba town in Ha Long Bay. It's been a while since I saw this many boats together. The early morning fog, has given this a hazy look. If you look closely, you can see 2 b&w lighthouses.
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bantonbuju (51815) 2005-11-02 3:36
hi chris, if we forget for a while the quality of the scan, we can enjoy a delightful image: i like that concentration of the boats, all looking the same, coated with the mist and surrounded by the cliffs;
this is a great image;
nice work, best wishes, j.
riclopes (35577) 2005-11-02 3:45
Despite the blurred image, the composition is very good and the atmosphere is fabulous. The layers in the background given by the fog are very nice.
jrj (34843) 2005-11-02 4:27
An interesting presentation of all those boats this very misty morning. Good detail of the lone man out in front. Great seascape setting
huynt (5079) 2005-11-02 4:33
Hi Chris J
A wonderful address of Viet Nam as a peom in peace. Thanks for your great sharing for the typhoon affected to our central region in the past days. best regards. huy
supereira (9576) 2005-11-02 5:52
Great shot.I like the atmosphere.Good composition and prespective.I like the detail of the boats.Good colors,light and sharpness.Good job!
PixelTerror (0) 2005-11-02 6:11
Not easy to get a clear shot in these hazy conditions, although I can well see the two mentioned lighthouses, I like here the multitude of boats and the red touches they add to the rather cold color patchwork, must not be to difficult to get some fisgh in this town...
Have a nice day,
clodreno (0) 2005-11-02 6:21
Increible this view. So many boats..
very nice landscape
spence (65) 2005-11-02 6:25
I like the misty mood and the interesting combination of the hot red touches with all the cool silvery blue tones. The lines of the hilltops make a nice background and I really like the inclusion of the guy in the little boat.
Amirsun (2122) 2005-11-02 7:06
What a busy place and what a nice hazy atmosphere. Good compositoin and good details.
Tanks for posting.
jhm (154564) 2005-11-02 7:56
This picture is not so good or your other scan images, but I can enjoy from the foreground with these boats. The misty background have much grains.
very well done Chris!
Cormac (26565) 2005-11-02 11:12
Very nice shot Chris! The detail of all those boats is amazing, and the long telephoto look works very well in this case, because it brings the islands in the background right up to the boats. It looks a little grainy (or maybe that is just my eyes playing tricks on me in the mist), but the overall look is very good.
Emile (20352) 2005-11-02 11:27
Very well composed picture, love the way the fog is covering the boats and mountains that are farther away. Captured from an excellent angle. Beautiful scene. Good work.
Well done. TFS.
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-11-02 12:40
I like the calm mood here a lot.Nice contrast in colors between fore,-and background.The man on the little boat in the foreground adds life and scale.
fireflyz (2097) 2005-11-02 14:02
I like the early morning shots and the fog makes this photo very pleasant. A nice scene, composed well..
nwoehnl (122) 2005-11-02 15:11
A rich and detailed view, Chris. The huge array of boats in front of the unique hill formations makes a good photo subject. One small detail I particularly like is the humbly-scales single boat in front. The two lighthouses are also interesting elements.
RGatward (20086) 2005-11-02 17:47
So many boats, attractive misty scene, contributing to the mood, an enhancing the distant hills.
Xalkida (11744) 2005-11-02 18:27
Nice shot Chris.
Too much traffic for this river anyway! :)
I like the atmosphere and the lighting. This fog is very fine.
greg64g (11193) 2005-11-03 3:28
What a superb mood here, i like a lot the tonal range you capture here. i like all these boat, we can recognize Vietnam.
oochappan (16171) 2005-11-03 5:43
Still I chose this one Chris for the great atmosphere of mist, all the gathered boats towards the mountains in the back and the dominating blue colortone to the red paint on the boats, a very nice impression of the total scene, (grains and quality of scan is not so important as it can surely improved).
Excellent shot with a great atmospshere here.
joseelias (0) 2005-11-03 7:42
Itís an impressive view in fact. The amount of boats is really impressive. The subtle diagonal works well leading our eyes to the distant mountains, which give us the distance feeling due to the fading of the tones. Very interesting place.
weswang (18223) 2005-11-03 10:46
Hi Chris, I enjoy the corwd boat view in the light fog. The small boats gave us a hint of how to access to the biger boats. Beautiful background scenery. A very well composed picture.
maphoto (8082) 2005-11-05 0:02
Nice picture Chris, this is traffic jam !! Beautiful view and nice result even with the fog, well done.
avigur_11 (22099) 2005-11-05 13:22
What a busy picture, Chris. FAntastic bluish image, I like the tips of red on the boats and the beautiful far hills.The small boat with the standing person attrcts the eyes and adds a human dimension. I like it.
capthaddock (28790) 2005-11-05 13:44
Hi Chris - fnatastic view, the cluster of boats is interesting enough, and combined with the headlands in the fog, are fascinating. I took a similar one at sunset from the hills above in the forbidden military area, I went up quite high before being turned away by the bored soldiers on top.
Luan (12971) 2005-11-06 3:30
Wow what mess around here. Wonderful picture, the fog give the mood to your picture, I like all this colors on the water...
aloyho (6798) 2005-11-07 18:06
The assembly of boats is a fascinating sight and the lone rower in the foreground provided an interesting contrast. The atmospheric perspective is perfect creating such a lovely mood. Syabas!! All the best.
keribar (43841) 2005-11-11 14:37
Very nice view of the boats at Halong Bay, I imagine you also have pictures taken closer. Good shot - Izzet