There were the sun and me. Blank. Empty. I was waiting for something to be the foreground for my sunset picture of the sand-dunes in Mui Ne, then the woman was passing by, beating the wind to make her way through...
More than one TrekEarth friend wrote me that they didn't like the frame that I used most of the time.
Today, I am reposting my first picture at their request, to show my gratitude to their support and kind words during my brief presence in TE family.
Currently, I am tied up with too many tasks while taking care of the family. I hope I will be able to return to TE one day not too far.
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lukuna (278) 2005-09-15 22:47
What a wonderful picture! Absolutely impressive!
awiefoong (181) 2005-09-15 22:57
very nice... very very nice...:)
Rushabh (389) 2005-09-15 23:25
a nice composition. The sun without her would just look ordinary. Nice Job!
wiko3 (504) 2005-09-16 0:44
beautiful photo,you captured it very well, i like the ladys hat and basket. the sun complements the photo nicely,well done
bharvirkar (137) 2005-09-16 1:34
mimmareu (594) 2005-09-16 2:16
Bien (4745) 2005-09-16 2:18
This must be one of the best Vietnam pictures I have seen! Wow Nhiem what an outstanding work! You have chosen such a great angle to capture this image. It's fantastic how the sand blows up and gives the image a mysterious look. The movement of this passenger is outstanding: her jacket and trousers blowing up in the wind; her slightly bent body as she is moving ahead; really makes you feel her fight against the wind and probably also her struggle to survive. That huge big sun would be her sign of hope and beauty. Just excellent! Sabine
jean-marie (3088) 2005-09-16 2:20
Magnifique ! Il a fallu saisir l'instant et ne pas trainer pour faire la photo. L'expo est parfaite. Toutes ces nuances d'orange et de marron sont splendides.
ahmkaplan (102) 2005-09-16 2:23
Very nice photo. Very good background and nice silhouette of the woman.
fkk (2037) 2005-09-16 2:41
Hi Nhiem Hoang;
Very very good composition...
gercekten enfes bir fotograf düsüncede karede bir harika
tjanze (5674) 2005-09-16 3:02
Beautiful background for sun you have.Or better I say, this is photo of woman with sun in background.Good warm colours and moving efect.
Weronika (0) 2005-09-16 3:19
What can I say? This photo is amazing! One of the best I have ever seen.
kdien (9363) 2005-09-16 3:29
Magnificently showed scenery, beautiful idea and realization. Cool color.
Haymotion (2759) 2005-09-16 3:36
Très belle composition..
J'aime bien la position de la personne qui ressort bien grace au contre jour...
gebala (0) 2005-09-16 7:07
this photo is excellent, great moment,I like how she is walking against wind, and this following down sun, great job
marieaude (1196) 2005-09-16 11:34
Hello, beautiful photo, great work, the colors and composition are very good. congratulation and thank you. Byebye
jafadabret (56501) 2005-09-16 11:34
C'est une photo à couper le souffle. La femme a beaucoup de grâce devant un décor de rêve.
TRASH (0) 2005-09-16 12:59
I am not sure if I deserve to critique, but one thing I am sure is that this work must be done by a master-of-knowledge, not master-of-points.
To show my respect, I decide NOT to offer any point to this artwork.
UlfE (14641) 2005-09-16 14:08
Hello Nhiem Hoang,
Absolutely fantastic shot. Wonderful composition and colors. Excellent work.
adrost (2378) 2005-09-16 14:39
Walk in the clouds.
Milo (51) 2005-09-16 17:03
Una foto francamente dificil de realizar.Impresionante.Felicitaciones
PSYOPS (0) 2005-09-16 19:58
(I am mute. The above blank space is reserved for my admiration and respect.)
faubry (35447) 2005-09-17 4:13
ouahhhhhhhh wonderful, superb, not enough english words... i like your picture very very wonderful
ishai (4097) 2005-09-18 10:58
It’s not the frame that’s makes the picture but what’s in the frame, Nhiem
This capture is a perfect example,
The sand flaying around making the bottom misty the girl holding her hat in the wind, the sun being there and the colors are to my liking
Compliments again and again
No comments Nhiem
Pedro (71) 2005-10-15 6:39
Impressive fotograph. Well taken. You should have it made larger and framed.
Looking at this picture, one question enters my mind. Didn't you worry about the sand in the air entering the inner workings of the camera? If so, how did you avoid the sand from going in? What make of camera did you use?
Greetings from Montreal
Salil_B (737) 2005-10-19 10:15
This is a very successful photograph. I do not know what you did to improve the framing, but the effort has been successful. You are very lucky person to get this framing naturally. Really beautiful image.
Vagabond (5848) 2005-11-07 8:54
A magic moment, a magic and wonderful picture. Congratulations ..
nopoint (878) 2005-11-08 18:47
What a beautiful capture! I love it...Kiet
cherubin (1971) 2005-12-03 7:40
nice picture, Nhiem!
a lot of atmosphere, and this orange light, full of mystery and emotions! i prefer this version, no frame, no B/W...
i think that you could not cut the hat of the girl... in that case, your photo would be just perfect!
Mistral (15402) 2006-01-15 16:24
Excellent photo with right exposition!
aklanac (264) 2006-01-20 17:00
this is magnificent. i just hope that one day i would be in a same position one day!!! congrats, Alan
wojciech_barans (106) 2006-02-23 18:49
Hi! A wonderful photo - very expressive and touching. Best regards, Wojciech PS. Did You crop the image somehow, or it is the original picture You shot?
lu_muratori (618) 2006-03-11 15:06
Hello again Nhiem, your work inspires me. I think the way you compose your images are just superb. I trully hope you get more time to post more stuff, the more the better, as I enjoy every single one of your images. I do understand that with work and family it can be difficult though ( for me family comes first too).
picardo (2459) 2006-03-13 15:41
Another perfect picture from you!. Keep posting!
MLINES (12516) 2006-03-15 0:51
Excellent composition of this working lady. Looks like a tough day for her. Your capture of the light and the subject along with the setting sun very well. Congratulations.
DLM (6479) 2006-05-07 10:33
a very nice moment ,woderful colour tones ,nicely framed.
Andre-H (1271) 2006-05-25 6:35
Absolutely stunning shot! The sun, the silhouette, her pose, the timing, the composition, the colours... it all works together to make for a magical shot. Truly fantastic!
mdetay (4865) 2006-06-16 11:33
Excellent picture. POV, framing and colors are amazing. TFS. Cheers.
jmhullot (0) 2006-08-04 18:52
It is a long long time I haven't seen such a wondeful picture. Really breathtaking.
munki (1305) 2006-08-23 16:42
Amazing composition! Your POV is incredible!
She seems to be flying instead of walking!
sammy (102) 2006-09-20 23:37
Hope to see ur new photos soon!
Benedict (7076) 2006-09-29 22:59
magnificent...magnificent, period! i wont hesitate to score you 100 points had TE allowed me to....
smash2707 (3320) 2006-11-07 13:33
Great picture. Light is nice, warm colors as a background for the silhouette. The composition is complete with the marvellous sun. Nice atmosphere, Yvonne
Uncia (253) 2007-01-02 4:26
The fact that we don't see the ground is one of the right ingredients to this terrific picture !
Maybe the only change I would try (That means I don't know if it would be better) is to crop a part of the left side of the picture !
zumoduvas (2069) 2007-01-22 16:37
Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
Serendipity (1045) 2007-02-07 12:17
Wow ! That's great ! It looks like a very good postal card.
partha (14023) 2007-04-21 14:17
Wow, Its a NG shot.The composition and timing is just brilliant.
juliettecorvett (1193) 2009-05-17 5:13
wow, this one is really amazing! you captured a breathtaking moment!
bernardec (2241) 2009-08-22 10:11
I was at Mui ne yellow sand dunes, a week ago !
so your marvellous pov speack a lot to me!
the wind, the light,the sand in the wind, all is creative!
big big big job!!!!
magalik (6103) 2009-08-29 13:48
Beautiful shot !!
Splendid colors and composition !! J'aime particulièrement le fait que les pieds de la femme se fondent dans le fond de la photo.
Belle réalisation !
niutek74 (2) 2010-07-06 5:08
really nice,simple yet captivating.
Aldi (170) 2011-03-30 4:36
That's why I am going to V. this year..Magnificent photo. What can I say more, just NO MORE COMMENT!
david_P (512) 2011-03-31 14:31
Amaising photo !
colors, pov all is great
Definitively one of my favorites !
fatizou (62) 2011-06-09 6:23
j'adoooooooooooore votre photo
aliabazari (16278) 2012-10-12 18:55
Hello dear friend
The combination of a beautiful and attractive display. Exposure and depth of the well.
Shanky (98) 2013-01-14 5:55
This is an excellent frame. Liked the exposure very much.
The sand grains flying around give the image a nice and natural grainy look.
The lifted right leg of the lady gives a sense of movement which is complimented by the prevailing negative space on the left of the frame.
This makes me remember one of my favorite quotes from the movie Rocky Balboa: "Life is not about how hard you get hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward"
beatrox (784) 2014-11-11 3:00
Very nice shot, with a great POV and a perfet framing...
The scene seems almost like a dream...
And the sun, soft and sharp creates a dramatic tension...
- Copyright: Nhiem Hoang (hoangthenhiem) (2531)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-02-17
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/180 seconds
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Devimeuxbe's favorites on TE ( I ), Yvonne's favorite sunsets and dawns, More than 100, Inspirational Vietnam photos, mon hommage à l'Asie, CLODO's selection VI [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-15 22:45
- Favorites: 31 [view]