Two other features of the landscape immediately attract the visitor’s attention: the paddy-fields tumbling down the slopes in vertiginous staircases and the innumerable limestone peaks and crests emerging from the clouds in the morning, a sort of Halong Bay transferred to the mountains.
The terraced paddy-fields are built by the Hmong and Dao on the slopes where the water supply is sufficient to provide irrigation throughout the growing season. It takes a tremendous amount of work to create and maintain the paddy-fields and, in the absence of all instruments, it requires an elaborate ancestral technique, already used by the Chinese peasants before they emigrated during the second half of the 19th century. The surface area of the projected terraces is calculated according to the available water-flow. All the terraces must be perfectly horizontal, so as to maintain a constant water level before they pour into the terrace immediately below.
Thanks for all comments!
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gezgin37 (3766) 2005-09-21 13:17
beautiful landscape with a snake like river. Perfect saturated colors. Very nice POV, perfectly framed superb work...
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-09-21 13:18
beautiful picture of the fields.
Great landscape with the river.
I like the colours.
Paolo (41222) 2005-09-21 13:22
Hi Tuan Excellent and colorful view on that magic valley!
great POV, and also a good light.
all that terraces are so bautiful!
cyrrhus (2878) 2005-09-21 13:22
What a great landscape with such vivid colours.
I'd like to be there and pictures... particularly zooming on the structured terraces in the middle;
jkos (981) 2005-09-21 13:33
Very nice shot and excelent POV.
Thanks for sharing. I also would
like to take a shot with a telephoto
zooming on the padding fields.
Albrecht (11281) 2005-09-21 13:52
great sceney; wonderful colours and good compo.< take care, Albrecht >
danyy (0) 2005-09-21 13:58
ce sont les superbes couleurs saturées de cette photo qui en font la force principale.
Mais il ne faut pas négliger le cadrage parfait et l'excellent POV.
Florian88 (882) 2005-09-21 14:23
very lovely nature. Like the divercity of the green/yellow colors. Nice composition!
jemaflor (96009) 2005-09-21 14:28
Belle prise Tuan,
Le paysage est superbe avec cette rivière sinueuse et les cultures en terrasses, de belles couleurs, peut être un poil trop saturées mais enfin l'ensemble est très réussi.
kebek (5438) 2005-09-21 15:08
Serwus Tuan !
Excellent composition with the ravine of the river in the center. Wonderful colors, great depth. Very well taken.
MaJose (427) 2005-09-21 15:16
A spectacular landscape, with colors totally in harmonia, although encounter the photo with excessive resistance. A film composition.
ste (872) 2005-09-21 15:17
fantastic! I like colors, I like everything!
Marche (4307) 2005-09-21 15:20
Très joli paysage du Vietnam. Jolie lumière sur les cultures de riz en terrasse. Très belle composition. Notre regard suit le ruisseau et s'en va vers le fond de la vallée. Très beau travail.
C'est vraiment un bel endroit, merci pour le partage.
duder (359) 2005-09-21 15:26
Excellent shot, the colors here are superb and I like your choice of framing.
jiherka (4552) 2005-09-21 16:29
It is a nice landscape. But it seems too that the contrast is too pushed for me. Or the colours are realy like this? It seems not possible.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2005-09-21 17:16
Very nice place. I like the great colours well satured and the beautiful lightness.
ngythanh (8582) 2005-09-21 23:54
At this minute, most of Houston residents have been evacuated, before Hurricane Rita hits the city in the next hours.
We are living in Zone C, and authorities have declared "mandatory evacuation" on Zone A and B. Our zone will be next.
Our neighborhood is so quiet right now.
We have missed the chance and access to New Orleans 3 weeks ago, so Ngoc-Son and I decided to stay — unless they bring military in to force us out.
We expect to lose power in several days (we will be disappearing from TE until power being restored), and will need to wade in flood to collect pictures instead of driving...
Don't worry about us. Pray for the people who just abandoned their New Orleans weeks ago, and now have to be in another exodus...
tityop (6225) 2005-09-22 5:00
Un paysage grandiose, les couleurs sont magnifiques, la rivière sinueuse apporte de la profondeur. Les près façonnés par l'homme sont très graphiques!!
falves (1405) 2005-09-22 6:23
WOW! Wonderful landscape. The colors, the terrain lines, the details...It's all perfect. Love the way how the river vanish behind the mountains.
dkeus31 (27735) 2005-09-22 6:44
very nice colorfull landscape.
Nice colorfull paterned field and snaky water.
mrdungx (172) 2005-09-22 13:09
It looks like a picture. So beautiful.
anesugur (18789) 2005-09-22 17:33
Very nice atmosphere beautiful picture.
I like it.Thanks for sharing. Uğur
Amirsun (2122) 2005-09-24 6:17
What a great landscape Tuan!
Very nice shot! Great Composition and excellent point of view.
The colours are perfect as the sharpness. Tanks for posting.
huynt (5079) 2005-09-25 5:13
Hi Tuan Anh
Very nice very intersting landscape for our native conutry. Bravo Well done. HUY
Quentin (5280) 2005-09-25 14:00
What a beautiful landscape! I like the perspective you created
by shooting this river. Colours are beautiful and your note is interesting.
maphoto (8082) 2005-10-10 16:49
Very nice landscape Tuan, beautiful green valley, the river is just gorgeous in this scene, well sene and well composed.
apache (1426) 2005-10-14 11:20
undoubtedly this is one of my favourites in your gallery...well..at least the 1st page of your gallery. A superb shot of the valley with the colourful paddy fields and the river in between. The colours are amazing and the view is breathtaking. Perfect shot
Meloe (99) 2005-10-14 12:09
Hi, this is a great pic for a great landscapes! The sight is great, but it's too bad we can"t see the mountains and the sky above! Bye!
jjcordier (79297) 2006-01-16 11:45
Wonderful landscape!Great photo, Tuan
pieczorin (154) 2007-08-07 2:22
outstanding colors! gratulations for the frame, its well composed and makes picture looks much wider. i like the way the river cuts into the land and mountain - devastating power.
molla (7129) 2007-08-07 2:36
First of all great image. nice modeling with thethe strea.
In my opinon it looks like you have used different layers in ps (or other similair software) and washed up light out of the green.
you made a great job anyhow . but could make it even smoother to get it more natural.
It is a good propaganda picture from this lovely part of world.
Burberry1 (6041) 2007-08-07 2:38
Excellent, magic place!!!
Great atmosphere and presentation.
With greetings, A.
livinitout (942) 2007-11-23 2:19
That is an absolutely breathtaking view.Well positioned view. good capture, dof. very nicely done.
lopshang (724) 2007-11-23 3:06
Hi Tuan Le
Nice shot and very beautiful field. Nice POV.
I_WanderingSoul (686) 2008-11-26 9:00
What a landscape!Looks straight out of fantasy world.
The strong colors create a stunning effect and the lighting is perfect.
Not too bright..not too dark.
Very well shot.
vmukherjee (612) 2010-01-01 20:06
Nice shot! The colours and composition look wonderful.
bofanu (201) 2010-07-21 23:19
this looks very nice. I really like the colors and the composition. The water route make this picture very interesting, it brakes it in 2 nice pieces...
- Copyright: Tuan Le (letuananh) (2543)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Digital Ixus 500
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Sapa - Lao Cai - Viet Nam
- Theme(s): My SAPA Collection /1/, Rice Fields "III", Rice is Life /1/, Places that inspire a story 2... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-21 13:10
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