Hope I'm not boring you to death with this view on a cloudy morning and the sun was very intermittent with some patches of light.
A shot taken during a brief photo routine at Vu An Cu lagoon near Lang Co Bay 15 km north of Danang along Highway One which offers one of the most scenic seaside routes in Vietnam's central coast, It's quite spectacular with the majestic Truong Son mountains on one side and dazzlingly blue South China Sea to the east. In the middle there is a peaceful and attractive lagoon with many huge fishing nets which are such a large part of the ambience and most prominent feature here. This is also home to some inland fishing community which relies on this natural resource for a living.
It was dead calm at high tide and there was no noise except for the song of a few birds and getting around on the coracles on this water seemed routine to these fishermen but it also showed a great display of dexterity and the enormousness of their task ahead. Perhaps, a traditional way of life which hasn't changed for many generations...
I was very fascinated by the "flow” of the nets, the tones and of course the serenity of the panorama which made me very humble.
Hoping this aspect of daily life will be of interest...
WS1: Close inspection of the nets
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papagolf21 (86728) 2014-04-07 2:55
Image bien traitée avec un sujet très intéressant.
Très bonne construction photographique.
Sergiom (61036) 2014-04-07 4:47
J'aime beaucoup cette scène de la vie quotidienne de ces pêcheurs. Le moment est bien choisi car la fin du jour offre une belle lumière. Le point de vue est superbe.
Fis2 (86225) 2014-04-07 4:55
I like frame and colors.
Photo has climate.
pajaran (52562) 2014-04-07 5:17
Dobar dan, popodne.
Dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepa fotografija u radionici.
Lepo mesto za lov ribe i odmor.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
A good article on the place and time ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful pictures in the workshop.
Nice spot for fishing and recreation.
Nice afternoon and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
Romano46 (18466) 2014-04-07 6:49
un paesaggio perfetto nella ripresa tra colori e scene che incantano.
Un altro aspetto del Vietnam ripreso con la tua consueta perizia.
Ciao e buona giornata
rychem (23922) 2014-04-07 9:08
Very, very nice, it is an interesting scene, fantastically captured, interesting way to fish, beautiful atmosphere and morning light
Cricri (107236) 2014-04-07 9:18
Une image bien composer de ce coin des pêcheurs, douceur du matin, bel effet graphique des montagnes a horizon, très belle présentation
Didi (57250) 2014-04-07 9:52
I note that you excell well in photography now
Interesting triangle between th two boats and the nest
Good frame quality
holmertz (41695) 2014-04-07 10:00
I have passed this way twice but I didn't have time to stop at this lagoon. That was a pity. What I do remember from crossing the Truong Son was the dramatic change of climate zone. I have never experienced such a difference in such a short distance. I love these round Vietnamese boats looking like baskets, but I didn't understand how they manage to keep them on a steady course. The nets are very impressive and along with the boats and the scenery they create a very exotic and appealing environment, in spite of the lack of bright light or bright colours.
willperrett (7346) 2014-04-07 10:28
Anything but bored to death! I love the subject and your interpretation of it. The colours are muted and realistic, and the coracles are really interesting: just the same as the traditional Welsh boats. I might have been tempted to digitally remove the electricity pylon in the distance, but that's no big deal. This looks like a crop. I wonder what you chose to remove: some "dead" sky perhaps?
Noel_Byrne (24846) 2014-04-07 11:49
That's a big net! Shown in great contrast to the little boats with people floating around, this is a great capture of a scene very new to me. The grey skies still have enough color and interest to create that magical misty effect which I always find so appealing. Very nice composition to create great interest in this scene.
All the best
Silvio1953 (123431) 2014-04-07 12:38
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating fishing scene, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
jjcordier (76850) 2014-04-07 21:20
Bonne photo exploitant bien ce grand filet de pêche et la sérénité du moment. Un très bon WS également.
mirosu (14434) 2014-04-08 2:04
An idyllic water-landscape scene so very well captured with well-balanced colors and beautifully composed. Your POV is very good; I really like the composition with the quiet water, the large fishing net and small boats; especially the nice light reflections have brought so much liveliness to this photo with wonderful detail. Indeed a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere.
Very well done.
jhm (139952) 2014-04-08 3:44
Your workshop picture shows an excellent image of the nets and the fisherman.
But your first picture is very well taken notwithstanding early in morning, and a little bit dark weather
Sharpness and clarity are perfect taken.
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
kato (11630) 2014-04-08 3:52
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm lagoon faced to seaside and yellow fishing net. It seems that they have made their living by the traditional fishery technique by small boats or net fishing. It's also impressive in the serene nature surrounded the lagoon. And, the soft sunbeams projected to the lagoon draws out a good atmosphere.
adramad (38509) 2014-04-08 7:33
Superb panoramic, this tranquil lagoon, which conveys an atmosphere of peace and relaxation, watching the still waters and small fishing boats, called attention those big nets must be typical of the area, the mountains in the distance give a good DOF to the composition.
I love this filtered light. it also gives a smooth palette. pastel colors.
Good management of light and good sharpness.
Splendid image. My compliments.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
eldancer1 (28495) 2014-04-08 9:52
Actually I'm getting tired of the clear blue sky we are having in Southern Nevada. I would love some puffy clouds. And cloudy condition makes for a good challenge, I do like this lake scene with people going about their daily chores or making an honest living. Very well done, tfs.
subhendu_bagchi (25810) 2014-04-09 2:50
a beautiful rural landscape here where you can put the fishing net as a nice focal point in FG, as well got the assistance of such beautiful mountains as background. Light is a bit low to produce some grains but overall the impact is superb. Very well composed. Tfs.
ourania (31999) 2014-04-09 10:29
you captured the vast scenery from an effective point of view that offers us some very attractive elements to study. I like very much the minimalism of your composition and how it enhances the sense of tranquility that characterizes this place. The shore high in the frame makes the sense of depth even stronger, the balance of your composition matches the balance of the net. The subdued colours are harmonious and appealing. You have an intriguing and lovely picture in the workshop too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
npecanhuk (66256) 2014-04-09 21:23
Very interesting and attractive daily life picture, with many details to be seen and enjoyed!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent here too!
TFS - congrats,
nikkitta (14858) 2014-04-12 9:29
Good note to introduce this charming scene, not boring at all, daily life in this peaceful setting with so soft light is interesting, more, after reading your note I can imagine the birds
Like your well balanced composition, big net at the right and the tiny boats at the left
Very well done, congats , tfs
Angshu (55892) 2014-04-16 2:56
Your WS picture is more than worthy of an original post!
Its very intersting how the net is perched there...undisturbed as the two fishing boats roam...its a picture of tranquility and silence which is so palpable here...Lovely work!
Waylim (25360) 2014-05-01 10:04
A very delightful image combinding beautiful landscape and daily life of the people and their activity on the water and the fishing net also show their livelihood. The low light adds to the tropical human atmosphere. Always such a joy to see your image from this part of the world that I used to know so well. Brings back lot of memories and always reminded me where my original home.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (43714)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-13
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-07 2:27