Phan Rang, about 150 km way up north of Phan Thiet, is the homeland of Cham people believing in Lord Shiva of Hinduism, one of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. Women of Cham people wear their traditional cloths on festival days that are very clolorful and bright, are very well harmonized with the sand dune.
There is some Hindu relics like the one in Da Nang and Mi Son of Central Vietnam.
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yuo (1182) 2008-12-21 23:28
amazing! very impressive view.
exporsure is best. you capture soft tone wind ripple on sand very well.
Clementi (52514) 2008-12-21 23:37
unusual and very beautiful sight. these women in the desert create a beautiful drawing , interesting also the game of the shades. light and perfect colors.
Angshu (56760) 2008-12-21 23:40
Absolutely fantastic shot Mr.Lee, a delight to watch. The framing is excellent & like how the shadows elongate as we move from the right to the left. The light pastel hues of the dunes create a fine backdrop. I did not know about sanddunes in Vietnam. Excellent work, my compliments!
pisces (782) 2008-12-21 23:47
Very well seen! Love the composition and the way that the women are casting longer and longer shadows in the sand!
The blue and red dresses add a very nice touch of colour to the scene!
alainh (33201) 2008-12-21 23:48
a great picture. congratulations
atif_ge (731) 2008-12-21 23:53
This is a superbly composed shot. The women and their shadows make a beautiful diagnol with their foot steps in the sand. A very impressive pov. Great work. Thanks for Sharing, ATif
happypoppeye (4819) 2008-12-22 0:02
Great composition and lighting. I don't like the really light parts of the sand but hey, you can't have everything.
sevy (58) 2008-12-22 0:07
Very good composition using perfectly the shapes of the dune to drive the women in the diagonale and evidence the colors of their suits on this ivory background.
zesopol (258) 2008-12-22 0:14
Another amazing here on TE. Thanks for sharing with us.
patdeph (35748) 2008-12-22 0:23
wonderful picture,I love this coorful line of women in the desert,and their long shadows!The texture of the sand is quite visible!This is really magnificent,congratulations!
ktanska (28763) 2008-12-22 0:38
What a magical moment! Those bright costumes really stand out against pale sand tones. And the shadows make a perfect line up lengthening from right to left as the curve of dune changes.
g_panakia (4031) 2008-12-22 1:03
what a beautiful and unsual scenery!!!
the different colour of dresses and the shadows which become smaller and smaller as well your excellent pov make this picture really catching to the eye!!!
merry xstmas&happy new year
Bartleby (13552) 2008-12-22 1:32
Not much time here...I'll be back .just wanted to say this is beautiful, really!
grantlp (2113) 2008-12-22 1:44
A superb image with simple composition and background. The woman have been captured at a good angle....walking downwards at an angle, which enhances the image. I must say that all the woman look so well dressed with a nice mixture of pale and bright colours. What really adds impact to the photo, are the shadows of differing lengths. Very well done.
meysun (109) 2008-12-22 2:02
It is a refined beautiful photograph.
The story is thought in the person who saw this photograph.
Thank you for a good photograph.
Across_Asia (344) 2008-12-22 2:24
Great POV and contrast of the maidens against the sand dune. How did you get the high angle shot? Thanks for sharing. Perhaps one day I will visit Phan Rang.
Cheers / Steven
Chips12 (288) 2008-12-22 2:37
Superbe perspective et lignes
Belles luminosités et couleurs
amazon (12112) 2008-12-22 5:27
very artistic shot,
amazing shadows and colors ,
regards from istanbul,
Bluejeans (64251) 2008-12-22 5:47
Que lindo momento estas 6 mulheres alinhadas de vestidos coloridos , as suas sombras na areia do deserto ficaram fantásticas, bom controle de luz, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Romatou (0) 2008-12-22 6:41
C'est une image remarquable , une vraie splendeur . Bravo , vraiment et merci beaucoup , on en redemande !
flory (4848) 2008-12-22 6:46
hi dear JS:is good to see such an impressive image!
ranten (6) 2008-12-22 6:48
Lovely shadwos and texture. The colourful dress of the women break the monochromatic desert
finlay (1575) 2008-12-22 10:26
Just magnificent. Nicely composed with the womend forming a diagonal the shadows in decreasing size.
eversmile (11636) 2008-12-22 17:01
A superb graphic composition, with a strong management of the light, well contrasted and saturated colors. I love the dalton style shadows also, and the surprising regularity of the space between the girls. Bravo!
gneufeld (15890) 2008-12-22 18:26
This is an amazing shot. The expanse of sand is home to the shadows and real life in gorgeous contrasting bright colors. I also like how the shadows get longer and longer - awesome. TFs. Gerald
juliettecorvett (1189) 2009-05-17 5:22
wonderful picture, great compositon! i like the womens dresses and the shadows in the sand! perfect!
martin_b (362) 2009-07-16 23:50
simply WOW, more i can't say!!!
foibles3 (1399) 2009-07-24 12:58
A simple yet complex image. The vastness of the desert with the diagonal line of women walking across it dressed colorfully.
coco (30439) 2009-07-24 14:07
Hi J S.
Very good work with the composition and also with the light. I love it and especially the strong graphism of the photo.
gedul56 (158) 2009-09-10 23:28
Wonderful picture! The colours and I like the growing shadow from right to left. TFS Gerrit
maglex (1980) 2009-12-21 3:07
Hi Lee! This is a winner! What an incredible capture of this moment!!! Love the slowly growing shadows. Very impressive and breathtaking image! Thanks for sharing...Alex
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-08-22 13:42
FANTASTIC LIGHTS AND COLORS
I LIKE THE LINE OF THEM THAT DIVIDE THE FRAME INTO THE RULE OF THIRDS
I REALLY LIKE IT VERY MUCH
Antipodean (666) 2013-01-06 19:28
Kia ora JS,
a tremendous photo which I have just found. It almost looks as if it has been chereographed!. The back lighting, casting the ladies shadows towards us in perfect. Cheers, Neil
- Copyright: JS Lee (jslee) (3988)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-12-17
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Beauty, JB's favs 2008, mon hommage à l'Asie [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-12-21 23:16
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