An early morning shot upstream of Thu Bon river outside Hoi An. Just a couple of traditional wooden fishing boats that caught my eye anchored on calm water resting at the end of a hard days work at sea.
When evening falls, the fishermen would venture out to dark night ocean waters of South China Sea, fighting all weather condition and dangers through their will to live and let their family live. It hardly matters what the weather would bring them, it is their living...
The 'painted eyes' on the bows are believed to protect them when out at sea and subsequently guide them safely back home at day break. A good nights catch means the harvest can be sold at market and their family will have enough money & food on their tables.
The task is accomplished temporarily now, and it's time to have a good break till the next nightfall when the their routine and cycle of life repeat itself......
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Giustiniani (3550) 2014-05-13 2:53
c'est une très belle composition. L'image est très colorée avec de beaux contrastes, la lumière et les reflets sur le plan d'eau sont magnifiques. Superbe photo.
shreya2000 (1594) 2014-05-13 3:39
Excellent pic with very nice colours and contrast of the boats and the sky. The leaves of the tree in foreground is creating very nice effect.
I am learning from you.
Thanks for sharing.
Indrasish (2893) 2014-05-13 3:40
Excellent shot here.. i like your composition and framing with the leaves of coconut trees.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Also i like the reflections of these boats.. Very well done.. And thanks for your informative note too.. Good afternoon and best wishes from Kolkata, India..
jhm (143557) 2014-05-13 3:53
These picture is of great quality as well as composition, also technical perfect. Sharpness and clarity be superb.
A nice composition, lovely presentation
Very well done, TFS
Sergiom (66377) 2014-05-13 4:37
J'aime beaucoup la lumière dans cette composition. Elle a des reflets dorés au niveau de l'eau. J'aime beaucoup ces drapeaux rouges qui captent l'attention ainsi que les branches de palmiers au niveau supérieur.
rogerl (1544) 2014-05-13 6:07
Abmdsudi, as usual you've perfectly captured the light in this beautiful scene. The rich tones on the water and the boats are really lovely, and the tree in front lends good scale and visual interest. Thanks.
ryno (6865) 2014-05-13 6:26
Wow, I love the colour and light in this one. Great combination of reds and blues, primarily. A simple shot, well executed. nice work, Abmdsudi.
Fis2 (89425) 2014-05-13 6:36
Curious boats, beautiful view.
I like POV and composition.
Very impressive picture!
holmertz (44552) 2014-05-13 7:56
You may not like the communist system, but you will have to admit that the choice of red flags has blessed many colour photos. This is a great view with a fabulous morning light but it owes a lot to the five red flags and their reflections. The palm leaves adorn the upper part very nicely too.
rychem (27566) 2014-05-13 8:54
Fantastic light, the colors are absolutelly beautiful, great composition, very well captured
lousat (81786) 2014-05-13 8:56
Magnificent spectacle,where the choice of the moment makes the difference! The morning light is perfect to warm up the colors and to create the best contrast between things and blue of sky and river waters,beautiful reflections and fine detail everywhere.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Cricri (110709) 2014-05-13 10:32
Belle lumière matinale, les reflets et le rouge des drapeaux sont très attirant, j'aime comme le palmier cadre bien la scène, une scène paisible, agréable, tout comme j'aime, belle présentation
Silvio1953 (129470) 2014-05-13 13:47
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating composition with lovely boats, nice reflections, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (40204) 2014-05-13 14:47
Wow ..... that marvel of composition, as these calm waters, it really looks like the sea by their proportions, ideal group of boats with such curious forms, banners give a nice touch of color, that are duplicated in the superb reflexes.
Good detail these palm leaves that come out the top of the image, a view that conveys the feeling of tranquility and peacefulness.
Very pretty color, which gives a lot of life to the image.
A magnificent brightness management, sharpness is also perfect for enjoying the details.
Very well seen and well taken.
All the best.
npecanhuk (69556) 2014-05-13 20:50
Very beautiful picture of such a lovely and attractive place!
Special regards to the colors, exposure and composition!
TFS - congrats,
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-05-13 21:29
an another fantastic view with beautiful composition and effective POV, great details and colours. Splendid shot,
mirosu (15156) 2014-05-13 21:35
Well composed photo with nice view to the quiet lake and the boats. The palm leaves and the nice reflections make it even more interesting. The red flags create nice color contrast.
Very well done.
jjcordier (78390) 2014-05-13 23:38
Une très jolie lumière matinale sur ces bateaux traditionnels et qui donne de beaux reflets sur la rivière.
adidas5nb (5685) 2014-05-14 4:20
beautiful elements placed so aesthetically in the frame.specially like how the coconut tdee leaves come in the frame from top.great light.
pajaran (54596) 2014-05-14 11:17
Interesantan tekst o mestu, lep pogled ujutru na reku i ribarske camce ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i ribarski camci.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepe boje.
An interesting article about the place, nice view in the morning on the river and fishing boats ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place and demonstrated a fishing boat.
Good work and composition, beautiful colors.
All the best.
kato (11630) 2014-05-14 12:16
You're capturing well this scene by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm river and traditional wooden fishing boatsanchoring the river. It's tasteful for the light in evenng time. And, the big leaves which is hanging down from the top draw out a good balance in entire arrangement.
cornejo (35207) 2014-05-14 12:59
Hello Abmdsudi, very good photograph of this beautiful composition, very well captured in this beautiful and interesting image, with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
danos (89937) 2014-05-15 7:09
nice the view of the place with the wooden native boats to are anchored nea the bank of the river.The red flags with their reflections contast perfect with the blue of the sky as the water too.
Nicou (128994) 2014-05-15 7:22
Quelle doucuer dans le tons mervielleux cette barque de couleur avec la branche dans le cadrage le calme et la tranquilité ces reflet quelle compo et le beau ciel parfaite mise en valeur sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (31465) 2014-05-17 9:08
Photography is about lighting. Good lighting makes a beautiful scene even more exquisite! Marvelous capture of this calm scene with wonderful colors and I believe there's enough blue in the sky and water. Truly awesome composition and thanks for sharing.
mcmtanyel (16067) 2014-05-18 21:10
If you mean the photograph is in need of blue, I beg to differ. It's got plenty of blue, with marvelous red flags breaking blue's monotony. Well seen and excellently photographed.
ourania (35916) 2014-05-24 6:24
blue is one of my favourite colours, I really love it and am so familiar with it in my daily surroundings on the island. I like very much your version of this bright, velvety blue that makes a superb backdrop and sets off the boats and other features of the landscape. You managed the light in an exquisite way and the contrasts are effective but gentle. There's a fine dynamism in your composition and great sense of depth. People are absent but the objects tell us about daily life in this place. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (46276)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-13 2:45