The late afternoon weather had not looked very promising and pretty bleak with dark grey skies. But as the golden hour of sunset approached, mother nature unexpectedly turned on the lights creating a nice golden cast to the ripples as the tide gently receded to the sea. The sky was still grey and ominous, but that sudden change of event can get interesting..
Shot taken at Thu Bon River estuary.
Critiques | Translate
holmertz (58322) 2012-09-17 8:15
There's a fine view of the boats in the background, all flying the red and yellow Vietnamese flag, but of course this picture is really all about the golden ripples closer to us. The are very well captured with excellent sharpness and form fantastic patterns on the surface of the water,
papagolf21 (108117) 2012-09-17 8:20
Bonjour, cher abmdsudi,
Quelle photographie ! Un véritable spectacle.
La lumière est superbe et le sujet est parfaitement mis en valeur.
Une composition très réussie et de qualité.
dta (81668) 2012-09-17 9:57
Hello Abmdsudi ,
The golden ripples are splendid , but this is also the contrast with the darkest boats and sky on the top that makes the composition so interesting .
PiotrF (22526) 2012-09-17 9:59
Light reflections make it interesting
macjake (71739) 2012-09-17 10:03
I get the feeling this photo of yours will be very popular :)
and why not!
there is something interesting in all areas of the frame, lots to keep the viewer busy and focused.
it actually looks like a painting!
the boats are tremendous subjects!
Fis2 (105214) 2012-09-17 13:27
Excellent frame and colors.
I like water effect.
Very impressive picture.
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-09-17 13:29
Beautiful touch to get the lighting just right in this difficult shot. The dual tones of the water lead into the boats at top perfectly - it's really easy to inhabit this photo, feel the space and the textures of everything pictured, and connect with it. Nicely done.
avigur_11 (22107) 2012-09-17 17:11
Amazing shot with these golden ripples as a decoration. I have been in the delata a few days ago, my camera did not stopm cliccking for a minute. Well done.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-17 17:58
a beautiful atmosphere with amazing lights, the composition is very nice, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-09-17 18:09
The ripples in the water are truly magical. You obviously caught this at just the right time of day. The line of boats is nicely positioned to allow the sky and water to take on some importance. Great job.
Suppiluliuma (3929) 2012-09-18 0:37
You're right, the golden ripples give the sensation of a golden brush touch, a frozen moment with such a warm scent.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-09-18 2:40
This is a very beautiful shot. The golden glow is very attractive with the blue details of the boat and the sky providing contrast. The boats stands out nicely against the blue sky. The angle of the shot is nice creating depth and direction.
Have a nice day,
dkmurphys (63761) 2012-09-18 4:44
This water looks almost unreal. Splendid reflection, a well seen scene, truly picturesque.
bayno (18344) 2012-09-18 7:49
here the reflections of light on the water rippled golden are the masters, excellent framing and Camera set perfectly, the light is well managed, the reflections are not burned but at the same time are clearly visible even distant subjects, the nature gave you a beautiful moment and you've been able to cach,
Kielia (24077) 2012-09-18 8:01
you are presenting another remarkable impression of the boats in their natural surroundings! The image is very well composed and the light and the colors are really very beautiful. A great capture!
lousat (96787) 2012-09-18 8:40
Fantastic choice of the moment,thes golden reflections of the warm light makes the difference! Magnificent rich composition,and the best quality as possible despite the difficult situation.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
adramad (48996) 2012-09-18 9:25
Beautiful view of the river estuary, lovely image of the boats in the background of the picture, these golden waves give a special charm to this lovely image. Very well done.
Have a nice day.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-09-18 9:39
Ola Abmdsudi ,
Linda esta tonalidade de agua dourada em final de dia parece ouro , gostei dos detalhes dos barcos de fundo , bom enquadramento da foto dando mais destaque a agua , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
ourania (50583) 2012-09-18 13:35
we had such a strange light on Leros last week. It's rare and fascinating and it's most difficult to capture a photo that won't compromise either the brighter or the darker parts. Your light management is fantastic and has enhanced tremendously the beauty and appeal of this scene and its atmosphere. The texture and colours of the sea are mesmerizing, there's a vivid sense of movement among those ripples. The composition offers superb depth and gives the distant view a fair share of interest. Exquisite work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
bukitgolfb301 (44821) 2012-09-18 16:33
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Another marvelous shot you present!
Your Vietnam sereis is as same as great as Indonesian one. Great panfocus with tasteful reflections.
So tsteful attractive color touch. Perfect framework and clear and sharp description as usual. Thanks for your sharing with finest work and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
Waylim (25436) 2012-09-18 16:43
Very drammatic light here, the background and sky seem almost in the monsoon clouds and rain, yet the foreground water reflected of warm golden light really creat a very unusual and dramatic light, with great contrast like fire and ice.
A very lovely daily life and lanscape image of Vietnam.
Graal (103038) 2012-09-18 23:25
nice panoramic view and effect of gold reflections on FG. Fine glance on the boats. Image is well composed. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
COSTANTINO (68948) 2012-09-19 8:34
The choisen title is very suitable and impressive
the golden ripples are splendid
there is a contrast between dark and gold
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-09-19 9:21
Wow! Awesome capture of those golden ripples! Love it! It's a nice contrast with lighting on the boats. Good dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
Cricri (124902) 2012-09-20 9:56
Le titre est bien choisi tout comme j'ai pensée en ouvrant la vignette, magnifique effet dorée et ondulée bien mis en avant plan, c'est une composition très belle et bien réaliser
josepmarin (58359) 2012-09-20 11:39
the effect of the golden ripples in foreground gives a high graphical power to your composition, in which we can see this scene of the boats anchored in the beach, a grey and cloudy sky, and a beautiful chromatic palette in the ensemble of elements.
The image is very sharp and has a great depth of field.
It is a beautiful work, my friend.
mauro61 (52857) 2012-09-22 5:49
eccellente la colorazione della scena con le barche sullo sfondo e gli splendidi riflessi dalla tonalità dorata in FG.
Ottima come sempre la qualità,
npecanhuk (77745) 2012-09-23 14:54
Another wonderful picture!
A great idea for pov and composition!
Colors, exposure and level of sharpness are excellent photo qualities too!
I love the title as well!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week,
adores (46357) 2012-09-23 15:33
I've taken some shots of these boats and I can see you got some stormy skies, too. These golden reflections on the water are just perfect and make the photo so interesting and unusual- they really catch our eye. Good composition, with the colourful boats in background, under a stormy sky! Well done!
jemaflor (102283) 2012-09-26 11:32
So lovely fg with these golden reflections, perfect capture and good complement with these traditionnal boats in the bg.
kato (11630) 2012-10-20 21:45
You're capturing well this scene by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the golden dyed projected to the sea in this side and some fishing boats anchored to the opposite shore. It's a good color contrast.
Have a nice Sunday,
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-10-25 12:09
I try to imagine me this picture without
the golden rimples. It would be also a
picture with a great quality (great
composition and light management), but
the golden rimples creates now an extra
depth in the picture, like boats on the
forground and it's also a nice
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-02-27 12:38
Abmdsudi, maother nature is helping you but all the rest is your beautiful doing!!
A very panoramic angle and a great composition!
Of course nothing less than an extraordinary picture!
all the best,
ikeharel (77301) 2014-07-12 3:26
magnificent effect over water surface, and fantastic golden tone mingling.
Anchor boats employ well the more darkened area of the water, so managed to allocat wonderfully the pio. space.
Enjoy your weekend,
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (57176)
- 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
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-17 7:18