Jesus staring at the South China Sea in Vung Tau, the nearest coastal resort to Saigon. Vung Tau is also one of Vietnam's "massage parlour" capitals. For this reason it's popular with businessmen from Saigon who come for so called "meetings" or "to play golf". All under the watchful eyes of Jesus.
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ngythanh (8456) 2005-02-10 10:40
The light quality is not at its best, but I like your composition, Tan. Also, you could use Neat Image to clean up the sky.
FYI, this city has been named by the french as CAPE SAINT JACQUES during their dominance over Indochine. Even today, the people in Saigon while talking about Vung Tau, their simply call it "Cap".
Welcome to Vietnam!
anakin (2775) 2005-02-10 10:44
Good compo , very nice shot, good work
LMouritA (0) 2005-02-10 10:57
Very good shot, and an excelent idea. congratulations
thohau (919) 2005-02-10 11:15
very nice composition - well seen. the dust is a little disturbing - nevertheles a good picture
alainh (33205) 2005-02-10 15:26
splendid one and a dof exellente.
TomteTim (434) 2005-02-10 16:45
this is well done - I really like yr point of view.
The sky could have been cleaned up a bit.
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-02-11 5:50
Very well composed and the angle is super. The blue sky and the green water adds good colour to the photo.
Leonie (8809) 2005-02-11 6:54
Wow very impressive shot...great perspective and colours! Well done!
Paul57 (2217) 2005-05-21 22:48
Excellent composition, Tan, and very good DOF.
I like the angle from which you took this picture; Jesus seems to be looking in the direction of the island.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-06-11 18:26
Oh truly amazing angle you got this image in - I like the POV and sharpness - a very special effect with the statue as close element and the fine multicolured water and sky. Thanks Tan - truly a great shot.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-06-29 10:16
very good work here, i like the statue looking over the waters, i will be going to Vung tau in August this year, is there any cool sites to photo?
thanks for your help
everlasting (15390) 2005-08-11 11:27
Interesting POV, nice contrast between the sky and sea.
Stepan (27210) 2005-08-15 12:12
A very original pov that creates a stong composition. Very original with beautiful colors.
banyanman (7789) 2005-10-12 8:55
Have missed seeing your postings recently, Tan, so I went back to have a look at some of your earlier ones. This is undoubtedly one of your best compositions, despite the artefacts in the sky and slightly crooked horizon. Hope you enjoying your stay in Australia and you will come back with plenty more impressive photographs. Cheers . . . David
bazal (7900) 2005-10-13 5:14
Great POV and vey creative shot ! It's always nice and interesting to have a look in TE member's early contributions. It alows us finding such great captures as this one... The picture suffers some scanning problems that give it a 'grainy aspect', but its quality stays superb. Thanks for sharing !
jbweasle (9395) 2006-01-22 10:49
Hello Tan, this is a very interesting perspective. I love the large face looking with us down to the sea. The shadows bring out the curves of the statue well and the blue sky is the perfectly coloured backdrop.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-06-16 4:49
maginific shot and perspective. Pov great and great idea. Really this is a perfect picture, lights, compo, exposure all is perfect.
Have a good weekend
InasiaJones (31566) 2006-06-16 5:10
When I came to your gallery to see if you have posted a new photo, this one was on your introduction... My God! It’s so impressive... Superb point of view and fantastic composition. I really like the inclusion of this giant size face that fills the larger part of your frame. Striking shot!
Have a nice week-end!
changc82 (33) 2009-08-22 20:05
This is a wonderful POV, and I really enjoy looking at the photo. One thing that always trips me up, which is evident in this photo, is a perfectly straight horizon line (which stood out even before I read the comments). Easiest thing to do is draw a selection box in whatever photo editing tool you use to shrink the photo to trekearth acceptable dimensions, and make sure the horizontal edge of that selection box is lined up with your horizon. If not, rotate so that it lines up (will call for a little bit of cropping). Other than that, keep up the creative work.