The radio telecommunications tower at Dalat, bears a striking resemblance, to a more famous Parisian landmark.
Vietnam was a French colony for centuries, until it gained independence in 1975. Dalat is a cooler, elevated, plateau area, popular with French colonists, to escape the summer heat (1500 metres above sea level).
It would have been nice to get the top of the tower in, but this was the best I could do, with a 28mm lens, at close quarters.
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bantonbuju (51787) 2005-08-23 4:25
hi chrsi, an unexpected view - the famous landmark adopted for the vietnamese purposes;
nice picture but i think that now you would compose it more "bravely" - bit tilted so that we can see the whole tower;
anyhow - nice image, and interesting note;
best wishes, jerzy
Paolo (41222) 2005-08-23 4:56
good image of a place that i visit some years ago. a wonderful small mountain city, with that strange Eiffel tower!
good composition and colors.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-08-23 6:26
A not so usual approach and prespective to catch this strange tower like Paolo say. I like the perspective for composition. Good colors and contrast.
Well done and well composed.
jhm (144176) 2005-08-23 8:09
I agree wirh "bantonbuju", bit tilted so that we can see the whole tower, the radio telecommunications tower have good colours, very beautiful scan again!
cessy (13647) 2005-08-23 8:28
wow, nice angle and composition
I like the strong colors also
very well done, Chris
sergecross (3438) 2005-08-23 8:31
I had a trip, but i came back. I think the saturation and the contrast is high in this picture, but it's really interesting to see this beautiful tower, nice point of view and theme.
I like the sky color it looks very natural.
huynt (5079) 2005-08-23 10:06
Hi Chris J
I think a excellent composition in colors. Well POV. Thanks for your wonderful shot in VN.
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-08-23 11:31
funny to see this strange Eiffel Tower in Asia.
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-08-23 11:49
Nice comparision between the trees and the impressive antenna-mast.Good contrast between the red/white from the tower and the blue sky.
naxius (16685) 2005-08-23 14:26
Hey! this is an eiffel tower!! Very good..
I like your angle..
Great and vivid colors..
Zepi (22848) 2005-08-23 17:22
Lol, ça ressemble tout de même pas mal à la tour Eiffel ça…
Lol, la rouille en moins !
Belles couleurs, incroyable ce ciel bleu !
Bon cadrage aussi !
Merci pour le partage
singuanti (15250) 2005-08-23 21:24
Hi Chris. That must be the most expensive radio tower in all of recorded history! :) You did well fitting most of it in. I take it something had to go with the close quarters. Good note too. Well done Chris.
weswang (18223) 2005-08-24 9:52
Hi Chris, I like the simple scenery shot. The contrast between the green and the TV tower makes a feeling of the contrast of the man-made with the natural.
Nice contrast and good sharpness. I agree with you that it would be nice if the top of the tower is included.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-08-24 11:13
nice tower here, I like the trees too, I guess it is the battle of the heights here, really good work, well done
saigon (6443) 2005-08-24 14:34
oui j'ai vu cette tour quand j'ai visité DALAT!
je l'ai meme comparé a la tour EFFEL!!
kclai (2267) 2005-08-24 21:11
What a tower.
Unfortunately you are unable to cover the tip of the tower. This will make your shot a towering one!
Well done, Chris.
elihesamian (26149) 2005-08-25 2:15
The radio telecommunications tower here is sister of Ifel tower of Paris:)
Graet POV,excellent sharpness and colors and also contrast,with red/withe and blue,nice combination here,very interesting for me,Thanks for posting,
Best to You
Stepan (27210) 2005-08-25 2:17
This is Da Lat !
An incredibly kitsch place and atmosphere, but a really nice one too !
I suppose the dof was hard to find, but the compo is interesting.
Georges (11185) 2005-08-26 5:10
Le contraste ici est superbe et le sujet s'en detache vraiment bien.
J'aime bien ce decalage de couleur entre le bleu et lme rouge .