The sun was setting almost directly behind, the tide was ebbing and all was quiet and peaceful as the friendly woman just finished her tiring day paddling home upstream slowly in the peaceful setting on Thu Bon river.
It's time to unwind after a hard day's work leaving Hoi An and the river behind - the hub of everyday life in town, which takes so much meaning in her life as a taxi canoe paddler. I saw nobility in her and this was happened to be the best viewpoint I could ever imagine. Crossing the water was like gliding on liquid gold and a view could be from a Southeast Asian fairy tale ....
And if one day the sun will not come back ....
I don't know, coz I cant imagine photography without light.
For a better world, always...
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Fis2 (90829) 2014-04-30 3:05
Nice view, wonderful climate.
Good frame and colors.
I like this daily life shot.
carlo62 (39709) 2014-04-30 3:51
bella idea e bello scatto, una piacevole interpretazione di questa scena, con un cielo drammatico che aumenta l'effetto visivo.
jhm (145180) 2014-04-30 4:23
A pity that the kayak man or woman is a little bit dark.
Notwithstanding this get we a very nice picture.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
A nice composition, lovely presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Sergiom (68674) 2014-04-30 4:36
Je crois qu'il aurait fallu un petit coup de flash sur la rameuse car elle un peu trop dans l'ombre pour qu'on puisse bien la voir. Par contre le coucher de soleil est superbe.
Cricri (112071) 2014-04-30 6:23
Un ciel nuageux, et magique par ces couleurs et sa lumière qui ce reflète dans l'eau en direction de la dame sur sa barque, un peu dans l'ombre et bien placé dans le cadre, belle réalisation
pajaran (55581) 2014-04-30 7:25
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazana zena u camcu i oblacima koji donose kisu, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the place and time ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful woman shown in the boat and the clouds that bring rain, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
eldancer1 (32802) 2014-04-30 7:32
Beautiful sunset scene! The vertical format seem to worked well with the composition. I like the lighting with half in the shadow. Love the fiery colors of the clouds on the horizon. Very well done, tfs.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-30 9:38
una eccezionale fine del giorno navigando nelle acque del Vietnam tra colori incantati e paesaggio di sogno.
Un'altra delle tue straordinarie foto , in questo caso a metà tra ritratto e paesaggio con prevalenza di quest'ultimo.
Eccezionale come sempre la ripresa.
Complimenti per l'ennesima volta.
Ciao e buona serata
holmertz (45934) 2014-04-30 10:29
All quiet on the Thu Bon river and another fine sunset. Although sitting in near darkness the "taxi" paddler is well visible and her presence is of supreme importance to the composition. I like the long black shape of her paddle dipped into the calm water without disturbing the orange reflection of the last light of the day.
dip (23880) 2014-04-30 11:30
you captured an amazing sunset scene,the sky looks really wonderful!
very good also the inclusion of the woman with her boat in frame,
thanks for sharing,
adidas5nb (5685) 2014-04-30 18:35
another day end and another visual treat from you.amazing light and the mood created by it.
kato (11630) 2014-04-30 21:49
You're capturing well this dsoly life by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see a typical lyrical spectacle in Southeast Asian. It's also a sentimental scene for which a woman is paddling a canoe and going home after work in evening dyed setting sun. And, it's tasteful for ripple on river and the river dyed setting sun slightly.
rychem (28949) 2014-04-30 22:01
Beautiful scene, romantic shot with fantastic colors of setting sun, this woman looks a little mysterious, great photo
COSTANTINO (60613) 2014-04-30 22:09
Good morning dear friend
reading carefully all your usful notes
we have a romantic story describing
this classcal shot
nice pov the grey clouds create
a moody atmosphere and the orange
colors from the horizon are very
wellcomposed with the sun setting
almost directly behind the background
jjcordier (79275) 2014-04-30 22:44
Le ciel en arrière plan est magnifique. Dommage que la dame sur la barque soit un peu sombre (un petit coup de flash aurait peut-être débouché les ombres?)
Silvio1953 (131728) 2014-05-01 5:54
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating sunset, lovely composition with nice woman in FG, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
marabu61 (9707) 2014-05-01 8:24
This is a truly romantic and tranquil little scene, accompanied by a lovely note too. The quality of the light here is sublime and the burning sky gorgeous. My only concern is that the women is a tad to dark, maybe a little bit of fill in flash would have helped here. Still a great photo and a beautiful note.
have a great day
adramad (41160) 2014-05-01 9:22
As the end of another wonderful day, which in this case has the fantastic complement to capture this woman is his small boat in the foreground while paddling, while in the background, the dramatic sky and the coastline is a majestic brooch, for a teaching job.
Very nice colorful, these natural shades.
Very well balanced lighting and very good sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Wish you a very nice day.
Noel_Byrne (27748) 2014-05-01 13:34
Once again, a perfect composition. I love this dramatic display of natures finest colors, lighting up the sky and creating such a scene, but by including this lady in the scene, you have made it so much more real, and so much more palpable. Beautiful shot.
Thanks as always
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-05-02 4:54
interesting POV (looks like you were in the same boat as the woman in the picture)and as a result original composition. Placing the rowing woman in the corner works very well in here and one can also enjoy the glimpse of the landscape in the background. The colors of the end of the day sky add very much to the peaceful atmosphere of the picture.
Thanks for sharing and all the best
danos (91112) 2014-05-03 2:48
nice the sunset view with the place with the created reflections to completes perfect the whole scenery.The presentation of the woman on the boat addds life in the scene.
ourania (37374) 2014-05-03 9:38
this scene is so lovely and moody and gains even more impact from being an illustration of daily life on Thu Bon river. I like very much the naturalness of colours and shadows, it makes our experience of the scene and the atmosphere very vivid and captivating. There's superb depth and we can see the lady's workplace as she is headed home. The textured surface of the river and the reflection of the light on it are marvelous. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
shreya2000 (1816) 2014-05-04 2:31
Great colours and contrast is superb. The sky colour is magnificent. A very nice pic.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-05-04 14:50
from your picture I keep the magnificent light
from your note I keep the poetic thought..
they both are priceless!!
PiotrF (11920) 2014-05-05 15:37
Excellent perspective and depth picture with pleasant original colours.Also an excellent contrast picture with the dark boat.Technical a very nice picture with a lovely yellow colours at the horizon.
jemaflor (90079) 2014-05-06 11:07
Lovely light capture and interesting scene with people in the FG, Great light and tones in this sky, tfs.
Angshu (56666) 2014-05-21 3:22
The main protagonist is in the shade, yet the lit up part of the picture with the glistening waters and the dramatic sky with the fading light..Very moody and beautiful shot!
ikeharel (63913) 2015-09-05 6:33
Placed the lady rower in purple, off-center picture to let the sunset view dominate the scene.
Well done with darkness falling and yet golden tone prevailed the sky. Marvelous POV, fine photo.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (47604)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey G2 ND8
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-30 2:53