Halong Bay about 3 hours away from Hanoi is one of those unmissable natural wonders that should be on everyone’s list when in Vietnam. UNESCO WHS since 1994, a place of outstanding natural beauty, the bay is dotted with thousands of amazing limestone karst islands and islets jutting out of the tranquil deep green and blue water which give this area a fascinating allure and the illusion of never ending expanse. Laid back, the scenery sometime looks eerie but unique.
There are a number of floating villages with a few thousands people making their homes on the waters of the bay. Most of them simply make ends meet from what's on offer below the water surface by fishing or collecting mollusk and pearl farming, while some others selling food and household stuff etc. These villages are well sheltered behind those islets for their protection from the wind and storms, this assures that life can be lived as simply as it can. Interestingly most of the dwellers spend their entire lives on water, stepping foot on land only to buy household supplies or to sell their catches. They seem to be able to adapt and live in contentment with the little that they have, floating within the majesty of the steep limestone cliffs jutting of the sea.
This picture shows fraction of the floating communities going about their everyday life by selling fruits to passing visitors from their row canoes.
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emilbo (22616) 2012-09-21 6:19
Nous sommes voisin aujourd'hui et je retrouve ce beau marcher flottant bien présenté. Les bateaux plein de fruits sont magnifiques et dans une bonne disposition placés au 2/3. Les personnages sont aussi intéressants et beau contraste avec la mer.
Toutes mes félicitations et bonne fin de semaine,
Fis2 (99794) 2012-09-21 7:08
I like this daily life shot.
Good colors and light.
holmertz (54363) 2012-09-21 7:39
Colourful and exotic. This is a maybe slightly more conventional photo than some of your latest uploads, but it is very well composed with the boats gathered in the upper third of the picture and a generous area of empty surface with nicely captured ripples in the foreground.
yquem46 (38752) 2012-09-21 8:22
A nice colorful "street-life" scene with a deliberate choice for a large void FG, that can be appreciated or not
To me yes !
have a nice WE
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-09-21 9:07
very nice daily life picture. i like the colorful vegetables and fruits in the boats. well balanced shot with the boat on the upper part and the water on the lower side.
adramad (46542) 2012-09-21 9:56
Enchanting the exoticism of the image, with this group of fruit vendors in their boats, they provide a nice colorful with their products, the sea surface is an ideal color, also the lights are beautiful.
A magnificent work my friend, as usual.
Have a nice weekend.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-09-21 10:36
This is a nice shot from Halong Bay.
Most lovely capture of natives and their everyday life, providing and selling food with their main way of transport.Well done
pajaran (61932) 2012-09-21 11:38
Lep trenutak ...
Lep pogled na prodavce u camcima, sa robom lepih boja.
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepi camci i roba.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Beautiful moment ...
Nice view of the vendors in the boat, with goods beautiful colors.
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, beautiful boats and goods.
All the best for the weekend.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-09-21 13:28
Hello Abmdsudi - I like your distinctive composition and crop here, a creative presentation of a favorite subject. The colours steal the show with the vivid fruits contrasting perfectly with the more subdues colours of the water. very attractive work. Warm regards rosemary
ciakgiak (30431) 2012-09-21 13:43
Ciao caro amico,
Io amo le tue foto, sempre belle, originali ma soprattutto molto originali.
Ottima l'idea di collocare le barche nella parte alta.
Un caro saluto
COSTANTINO (66210) 2012-09-21 22:27
excellent shot with lightness and sharpness
and a great originality,your useful notes
describe another world of floating villages
aking their homes on the waters of thebay
interesting scenes from their daily life
it looks like a page of a book with
interesting pictures,nice pov
have a nice weekend
dkmurphys (60097) 2012-09-22 2:25
Very fine capture of that unique way of selling and buying goods. Great colors, natural daily life scene.
Have a great weekend.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-09-22 8:49
Very good shoot with a difficulty as i can imagine.Great details and colors.The framing is also so nice.
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-09-22 9:27
Great framing, Abmdusudi - I really like the look of the boats all gathered at the top of the frame like that, the water stretching out below them. I've long wanted to see Halong Bay, but most of the shots I see from it are a wider landscape - nice to see a more human perspective here, with these floating markets and brightly colored fruits.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-09-22 12:07
Excellent shot. Beautiful moment that becomes even better from your technique. The detail is fantastic and the boats background gives power to the perspective.
Have a nice Sunday,
marabu61 (11061) 2012-09-22 14:34
Ah, Halong bay, one of my top favorits on my travel list.
Superb composition with a great clarity. I love those colorful boats on the blue-green water. Thanks you also for the interesting note, always good to learn more about a place.
have a good sunday
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-22 16:25
great photo, the composition is splendid and I like the attractive details and the atmosphere. Superb photo work, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Highmountains (2674) 2012-09-23 0:42
Wonderful depth and saturation of colours in the photograph. The set of five boats with the five vibrantly dressed ladies makes this a structured and composed picture.
The interaction between the ladies is well captured. The details of all that they are selling has been taken with clarity and sharpness.
The shimmering green water is wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.
Graal (103032) 2012-09-23 1:04
an interesting serie about the life on the water theme. Amazing floating market on the boats here. Good shot and presentation. Fine note also.
Have a nice day.
ourania (47166) 2012-09-23 3:36
I love your composition and framing in the presentation of a charming and intriguing scene from daily life on the canoes. The empty space of the lower half of the frame offers magnificent colour, light and contrast and makes us anticipate the scene and delight in the observation of its marvellously rendered details. The textured water covering the entire frame makes an ideal backdrop. I also love the sweeping depth, the excellent rendering of colours and the effective and mysterious shadow in the upper right corner. Your note is captivating as well. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
siamesa (28121) 2012-09-23 16:16
Boa noite Abmdsudi
More one interesting scene of daily life. Perfect exposure and magnificent colors. I like the various colors of the products inside the boats.Superb composition.
Waylim (25502) 2012-09-26 10:26
Once again a beautiful shot of the daily life on the water of Vietnam. the colorful fruits really stands out here gainst the dark boat and water. I like the emptiness on the lower part as it lead to the top with more element and darker colors.
Once again, well manage low light with deep tone and colors.
kordinator (20523) 2012-09-27 4:10
Lovely life scene from the water.
Very lively atmosphere make the men in the boats and the water itself.
Beautiful colors and perfect composition.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-12-01 18:48
i like this 1 for its unique composition,with the bottom frame being empty.nice colors and pov.great to see the market on water.
Cricri (120609) 2013-12-25 5:54
Une très jolie image de ce marché flottant, colorées par les fruits, la brillance de l'eau et la réalisation
Joyeux Noel a vous et a toutes les personnes qui vous sont cher
mcmtanyel (24041) 2015-06-08 22:44
The colorful produce on the boats brightens up the photo. The surface of the water looks like frosted glass. Very nicely done!
PS. But there are gondolas in the Venetian, as the workshop photo attests.