Hoi An is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and has become a major tourist attraction. It is 30Km from Danang (Vietnam's fourth largest city)and about halfway down the splendid Vietnam coast. There are colourful markets and small bustling streets. Hoi An is situated in the estuary of the Thu Bon River. As the sun went down we walked along the river front and saw this small fishing boat.
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Charrua (134) 2012-11-08 0:00
Beautiful shot. The reflexes of the people give a wonderful effect
tyro (21150) 2012-11-08 1:16
Good morning Ann,
One of the first of the many treasures which I am sure you captured during your recent trip!
As with so many fine pictures, it is again the lighting which makes this one so special. I suspect it was taken in the low afternoon light (although your exif data show that it was taken at 09.37 a.m., I presume that, like me, you didn't reset your camera's clock during your holiday!) and it is a lovely warm light which "models" your subjects beautifully. Perhaps the shadows on the fishermen are a little strong, but there's still lots of details to see in the darkest parts.
Your diagonal composition is excellent, the reflections on the gently rippling water are superb, the exposure is spot-on, the colours beautifully vibrant and the details and sharpness exquisite.
And a fascinating note to boot.
P.S. Got your email - thank you - I shall reply and think on't!
SnapRJW (31623) 2012-11-08 1:34
Hello Ann - I like this simple composition which details a familiar aspect of Vietnamese life. The slight diagonal line of the boat and the reflections are very attractive. Isn't the SE Asian connection to water and life lived in and around it wonderful?
I can see the light was challenging and quite contrasty across the fishermen. I wonder if it would be possible to bring out a little more detail across the shadow areas and soften the contrast a tad? And I see the faintest halo around the prow of the boat which you may be able to soften.
The negative comments aside, this is a very attractive and iconic image. Warm regards Rosemary
saxo042 (37596) 2012-11-08 3:56
This is a simple composition, but as often is the case, the simpler, the better. The persons with their reflections are well placed. A very attractive picture!
timecapturer (49288) 2012-11-08 4:48
a beautiful capture this. A real sense of another world and way of life, with exquisite detail and in a captivating light. Love the effect on the waters which looks like glass. Stunning!
Regards - Brian.
cornejo (34066) 2012-11-08 5:18
Hi Ann, Excellent photo of this interesting scene of daily life in this distant place. Technically very well done with good sharpness, nice light and good color. Great job my friend, my congratulations on this beautiful work. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy rest of week from Jerez.
Best regards and best wishes.
dkmurphys (50760) 2012-11-08 6:34
Very attractive daily life scene. I like the calm atmosphere and the reflections. Good catch!
Oceania (5174) 2012-11-08 7:10
What caught my attention are the reflections on the rippled water...a very attractive image indeed.
abmdsudi (44966) 2012-11-08 7:28
Good catch there Ann, well taken shot at the right time of the day and that makes the simple shot looks special. The subtle light, shadow and colors with wonderful reflection make the shot for me. I love the compo, dynamic and sense of movements. Fine daily life shot, waiting for more great pictures surely you enjoyed the trip so much. Congrats.
Royaldevon (31873) 2012-11-08 8:33
Here, less is more. The scene is uncluttered, so that the simplicity of the subject and the beauty of the moment shines through.
The extended reflections of the subjects are very important for mood and depth.
My warm regards,
rychem (25944) 2012-11-08 10:45
What I like is the diagonal composition of this photo, technically perfect, very nice scene on the river
carlo62 (36213) 2012-11-08 15:58
bella e genuina la scena che ci proponi, la foto è semplice e bella, i due pescatori sono ben ripresi con i loro splendidi riflessi.
Nard (6972) 2012-11-09 5:21
Nice picture of a quiet instant. I like the beautiful light given by the low sun, the contrast and the reflects on the calm water.
chawax (19570) 2012-11-09 13:47
A nice scene with a very beautiful light. Nice reflections and good sharpness.
Have a nice week end,
fabbs99 (16803) 2012-11-09 20:29
Impressive evening shot with fishermen engaged in their work.I like the hats they are wearing, mostly worn by Thais, Viet and Myanmarese farmers during work.Incredibly beautiful shot executed with a superb quality. The DOF, saturation and exposure were managed perfectly. Great work! TFS.
bayno (18344) 2012-11-09 21:47
here is a country that I'd like to visit, excellent quality, beautiful reflections on the water rippled slightly, very nice light and natural colors, pretty typical scene....
have a good WE...
agjika (3616) 2012-11-11 1:17
Just realised that you have come back from some fantastic places for photograhy.
You have got some superb morning light here and the way in which it lights the face of one the men is fantastic. Beautiful mood, reflections exposure and colours.
Didi (58088) 2012-11-23 9:44
Very nice lights ambiance on the subject in diagonal.
Very interesting scene