Forbidden City in Hue, a lot of ruins and old structures, not many people... I am not very interested in taking photos of buildings so I was looking for some scenes to capture, but it was really hard because there was almost nobody... Then I noticed this interesting passage, and I thought to myself - let's wait here... and that's what I caught after a while. Patience is a good thing...
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Rhiannon (1728) 2004-02-19 4:44
Wow! Great, original shot! A very good idea wich worked out perfectly.
I love the composition and choice of subject. Perfect colours and sharpness, the structure of the brick wall is amazing!
agarcia (393) 2004-02-19 4:48
Absolutely amazing composition, Maciej! Your patience was greatly compensated, indeed. Colors are sensational, as well as the texture of the walls and doors, the expression of the man on the bike. Simply great!
Josh69 (1437) 2004-02-19 4:49
Excellent! Well composed! Colourful!
olli (2091) 2004-02-19 4:50
It really is.
Great combination of walls with various interesting materials and colors.
Perfect placing and timing from you. Excellent work.
snuggleaphagus (4146) 2004-02-19 4:51
Good things come to those who wait. And this is very good. Really nice framing and lovely colors and textures.
cool_s15 (4050) 2004-02-19 4:55
Beautiful captured, Maciej! So colorful...
I really like looking through a door by door.
Very worth waitng for the person and yes Patience is a good thing. Superb shot.
cxxl (2682) 2004-02-19 4:58
Yes... well worth the wait :) Great composition and timing. Well done.
lukasfoto (3078) 2004-02-19 5:01
Wypas... nic wiecej... Max :)
piozac (2065) 2004-02-19 5:02
clodreno (0) 2004-02-19 5:03
Nice composition, nice colors. What else to say.. Just change job!! I like the way the person on the bike looks at you.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-02-19 5:16
A very ingenious shot, Maciek. This is just perfect: the "view into infinity" when looking straight through all the arches, the great colors and texture all over the place, and the priceless moment of not only having the man on the bike go through the scene, but perfectly looking into your lens. Congratulations on this one, very well done.
Midnight_sun (1941) 2004-02-19 5:21
Outstanding shot. The repeated arches are a photo in themselves, but with a non blurred bike in the middle... excellent.
liakoshim (565) 2004-02-19 5:27
great depth and colours. amazing capture. goes direct into my favourites.
RegisMinot (1543) 2004-02-19 5:27
This is an excellent picture. The alignment of archs gives an extraordinary depth and the moving bike lets us curious about what is left and right. Brilliant colours also.
lemon_logix (1054) 2004-02-19 5:30
nice colors and model. it's worth the wait.
Smile! You're on Maciek's camera!
avigur_11 (22107) 2004-02-19 6:16
Well I geuss that that was your meaning when you asked to see a person near my yesterday's bike. This is a great composition, very busy, very detaild, very well captured, but excellent timing. I like this row of gates. Great great job, Maciek.
wtolyz (20) 2004-02-19 6:31
Oooo! Tu Maciek doskonale sie ustawiles, perfekcja
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-02-19 6:58
Beatiful shot ! Great moment ! Perfect !
carper (96) 2004-02-19 6:59
Great one Maciej,
The depth is enorm, the coloursa are great, the composition is fantastic, you did a very good job here.
Darren (6823) 2004-02-19 7:10
Patience is a great thing, and it worked perfectly for you here. Fortunately, your timing here was great as well. Would be a shame if you had missed one of the few live subjects to cross your viewfinder that day. Good shot.
whereami (1477) 2004-02-19 7:14
I find your photos to be exceptional. Not only that, they are inspirational - full of life, colour and originality. This one is no exception; great framing and a moment perfectly captured. Please keep them coming as I'm sure I'm not the only one here learning from them.
quegardens (1469) 2004-02-19 7:37
A wonderful blend of hues in Hue and an impressive "infinity view" looking through each of the openings.Well done Maciej.
manny (21833) 2004-02-19 7:40
This is a very beautiful shot Maciek! The colors are beautiful, your angle/POV works well and most of all, this has your name all over. This is the kind of shot I am looking forward from you. Great story-quality. Even the green sprouts of grasses work well here. Very good shot. CONGRATULATIONS.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-02-19 9:20
Lovely arch passages, it reminds me of the Forbidden Kingdom in China. Anyway, the timing couldnt be any better, I love lady looking at your camera whilst directly in the middle of the arches
scalerman (26900) 2004-02-19 11:08
Excellent framing. All the receeding doors give a good effect of depth. It was a great catch on your part.
dob_31 (0) 2004-02-19 12:21
I simply adore this multi-layer, multi-texture photo. The perspective, colors and level of details are amazing. Your patience was well rewarded. Well seen, well framed and well commented. Bravo!
eelliott305 (776) 2004-02-19 12:21
An amazing shot, Maciej, surely among your best. The arches look great off centre and the detail on the bricks is lovely.
richtersl (3546) 2004-02-19 12:57
Oh my goodness! The timing of this is just wonderful. Bravo!
pascalbene (1717) 2004-02-19 14:47
Well seen and, as usual, you took he right place at the right time. I recocgnize your rapidity. thank you.
jose (73) 2004-02-19 15:13
The more I look at this picture the more I like it.Very good capture, patience has it's rewards.
orme (7219) 2004-02-20 0:18
An incredible shot, Maciej. Very well framed. Good perspective. I especially like the colours and textures of the first stone wall. Your patience was well rewarded.
karin (175) 2004-02-20 1:10
This is a very good shot. A merger of man and structure. Good colours and beautiful composition creates a reflective shot.
padam (186) 2004-02-20 4:32
A masterpiece. No critique here.
danb (0) 2004-02-22 21:57
lol good title! I can appreciate the effort that probably went into this. well done it was worth it...
kmolz (997) 2004-02-24 15:40
You deserve the highest score to this one, because of your skills and specially your patience! CONGRATS!!!
touristdidi (8583) 2004-02-25 9:26
I so love this picture!!!!! When I am alone, i can wait.... but if I am traveling with people then I never can wait for a great shot like this. I love all the different gateways!!!!! and the man looking at you! Just perfect!
meeauw (26) 2004-03-04 23:08
wow... you catched a right moment and a right place. is it just a coincidence or you were waiting for so long?
strangiato (10) 2004-03-12 8:20
This is a very interesting capture. A perfect combination of beauty, "the eye", patience and luck. Finding such a place is one thing, waiting for someone to pass another, but the luck of her looking at you is the icing of the cake. It is why you have a wonderful composition and why other don't. Everyone needs a bit of luck. Excellent work Maciek.
taivo (1843) 2004-03-12 11:50
Wow, such great scale of colors and details! I've been to Hue 2x and I wish I could bring home this kind of photos! :) By the way, you almost missed the man on the bicycle! ;-)
AJMOA (930) 2004-03-15 6:46
Muito profissional esta foto, de um gosto extremo.
Parabéns pela foto e pela galeria em geral.
Riz (0) 2004-03-18 17:11
the tunnel effect if you will with all the doorways makes this a very powerful photo. i would change a thing well done.
Steely (895) 2004-03-22 7:49
Archs within Archs with Archs and pastels, centred it would be normal, offset- its outstanding . Nice framing!
ran out of points...:(
Skorj (581) 2004-03-24 1:19
A great travel photograph for sure - and that is supposed to be what we are about here. Great colors, really well framed on a great subject.
1) the bicyclist looking at the camera really engages the viewer.
2) I would have been tempted to clone the small thing on the ground behind the cyclist as it clutters an otherwise clean scene.
Piotr (0) 2004-03-25 6:41
Super kompozycja, doskonałe :-)
RGatward (20086) 2004-03-30 8:37
So you just stood there with camera at the ready waiting for something to fill the frame, what an optimist, and how well rewarded. Anyway, very impressive.
dib (277) 2004-04-02 4:32
wowow, incroyable composition ou tout les elements sont reunis, les teintes et la netteté sont parfaites. bravo
elena (1054) 2004-04-09 1:18
beautiful photo, amazing colors, and needless to say: your patience paid well! I like the dynamism given by those doors, and the eyes go deep into the photo following that path and at the same time follow the horizontal ride of the biker... has a 3D feeling, and it has a timeless characteristic, it could have been taken anytime this century basically....
Wilcodebie (62) 2004-04-20 6:23
Excellent idea. Composition and moment are perfect.
amitai (879) 2004-04-21 16:27
I don't think the biker was necessary, I think the infinite passages would have made a much more abstract out of context frame, which the person automatically narrow to south-east Asia.
I think that the opposite of your note is true, but as a snap shot it's a very good one.
roconnell (327) 2004-05-02 2:49
Wonderful iconic photo. The ochre colored walls from a colonial past and the bicyclist are so reminiscent of Vietnam. The depth and framing are marvellous.
marcind (222) 2004-05-04 4:35
Preaty good moment you captured at this picture. The moment of patience was rewarded. I like few layers of this picture made by the walls and the woman. It is also good that she looked at you at the moment.
Proxilva (2157) 2004-05-05 8:46
Jeppe (18654) 2004-05-05 17:21
Sorry I never comment on this - An very excellent capture, I guess all been said already - I like the way the cyclist spots you the moment he you take the photo - Perfect shot indeed - Congratulation Maciej.
(A sure 100 point shot)
yesterday (9833) 2004-05-08 5:17
Excellent compocition, you got a lot of perspective, and create nearly a 3D photo.
Great sharp, excellent light and contrast, speciel and wonderful photo.
pridel (233) 2004-05-10 7:48
C'est superbe. comme quoi la patience paye ! en plus l'homme a eu la bonne idée de tourner la tête vers toi. J'adore toutes les couleurs et la profondeur de champ. bravo
rabani (9645) 2004-05-19 6:15
Everything about your photo here, Mac, is pretty textured.The brickworks, the fading paints and the tunnels is simply "too much" :) And as if that isn't enough, you caught the peddlar just in time. Great artwork here Mac.
garcia (254) 2004-05-20 6:20
This framing between entrances is fantastic and the paciencia was valid the penalty exactly therefore was a magnifica photograph, all this is suberba since the colors to the contrast, magnifico, magnifico, magnifico.
azymuth (134) 2004-05-20 11:18
you are such a pro its unbelievable, I have to toss in my lot on this one.
jagk (446) 2004-07-09 8:39
a very good picture and compozition... i'll give u 100 points for this
MiguelP (14470) 2004-07-20 14:05
Maybe Ernst Lubitch, the great movie director, would like this picture as much as I do. Congratulation for your patience because you have reach a moment of true. I don´t like to photograph buildings neither so I appreciate your idea very much.
benny (631) 2004-07-22 21:13
Magnifique photo, bien cadrée, bien exposée, ce genre de photo, donne envie de voyager et de prendre en photo des scènes innoubliables.
CoolDan (2516) 2004-07-22 21:16
Magnifique composition, les couleurs sont superbes et la netteté est parfaite. Nice job Maciej.
edji (1368) 2004-07-22 23:44
Great composition and colors.
Eagle (522) 2004-07-23 12:01
Great idea and timing! Also interesting structure on the wall.
light (865) 2004-08-05 8:28
Incredible strikking photograph. What a perfect moment. Frozen time for a delightful view. Outstandig colors, frames and textures. Superb composition, deep, contrast and tones. Just perfect!
zeus (1462) 2004-10-29 7:49
very original, very well captured, very well framed, the decisive moment, great colors, interesting, nice perspective, awesome depth of field. I mean, a perfect shot. congratulations.
Maru (0) 2004-12-09 11:17
It's a masterpiece! the passage in that perspective with the guy just in the perfect place. Tde DOF and composition are brillant!! Congratulations
chappy77 (306) 2004-12-20 18:20
Well composed, and well waited out for the perfect moment!
markoci (3933) 2005-01-12 21:49
congratulations maciej! for me this represents the kind of shot that i'm always after. the texture, the colors, the sharpnes and last but certainly not at least the perfect composition, with the bicyclist caught just at the right moment. tfs!
windancer (205) 2005-01-15 18:19
Great shot,good reaction time too! the colours are fantasatic, and she even looked your direction! I want to check out more photos from someone with this kind of patience!
KevRyan (22956) 2005-01-20 14:15
what can I say - a good enough photo without the presence of whatever might come along - an excellent photo as you say as a result of your patience. The multi-layering of the walls and the depths this bring in terms of texture, colour and space is wonderful.
fireflyz (2097) 2005-01-21 23:56
Great DOF and POV. I like it so much, added to favorites :)
Well done Maciej!
keribar (43841) 2005-02-08 14:02
What a catch !
Those who have tried to wait and catch
know that it is extremely difficult to do it. Maciej you have found a perfect spot with so many arcades framing each other and a moving guy on a bicycle at the best spot. This picture goes to my favorites
Incredible - Congratulations
Hanso2 (633) 2005-02-13 13:55
Wow! I'm Speechless.
Jan_el_africano (24) 2005-02-16 16:49
Right you are.
BAKO (1689) 2005-02-23 9:31
It is really great.
Hbie (0) 2005-02-25 9:47
A great photo. I will try to find something similar when I go there.
Slighty too much of the wall on the right would centre the archway more. Well done on digital due the delay.
miss_bibi12 (68) 2005-04-18 13:16
Very interesting picture!!! This was worth wiating for, especially with the man's expression!! GReat shot!!!
Tibetix (0) 2005-05-19 4:32
Perfect, perfect, perfect... No comment :)
Thanks for sharing, Maciej...
Haymotion (2759) 2005-05-24 7:14
Un vrai tableau...
Merci pour le partage...
Furachan (0) 2005-05-30 0:43
I remember seeing this before, Maciej and today it's featured so I have a chance to comment. Beautiful perspective, variety of textures and incredible timing where the bike is concerned. A superb Vietnam photo! Francis
donluicu (24724) 2005-07-15 11:25
i like your very intersting POV, and the patience to wait for the cyclist..
the colors are really good too.
prajan (355) 2005-08-30 10:27
This photo should go into the BEST of VIETNAM! Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
maurazos (0) 2005-10-09 9:28
Excellent colors and great DOF, thanks to the row of gates in front of and behind the biker. You are welcome to visit my Vietnamese album and others. Regards.
gelor (3229) 2005-11-15 4:46
Qu'ajouter aux louanges précédentes ? C'est tout bon et je la note dans mes favorites. Bravo et merci. Gérard
osh (402) 2005-11-24 17:32
very well composed and colourful....patience is a good thing!
banyanman (7789) 2005-12-25 23:50
One of your best, Maciej, and great timing. Excellent composition, DOF and sharpness, and the contrast of the old pastel colours against the brickwork is wonderful. You need a lot of patience to capture shots like this and you have demonstrated that here. Cheers . . . David
jjcordier (79297) 2006-01-21 3:42
Great great photo, Maciej!All is perfect
highman (1185) 2006-02-04 9:04
What can I say, I have to learn and learn and learn to reach your level of performance. Great photo, incredible portfolio.
cak (4923) 2006-02-04 11:24
Gerson (8) 2006-02-04 11:46
Parabéns. Excelente foto a composição de grande efeito, é valorizada pela seqüência de arcos que dão a impressão de reflexos multiplicados por expelhos.
Técnica sem comentários.
imrek (4) 2006-02-09 15:45
This is a very beautiful picture.
PogoStick (510) 2006-02-26 23:19
i love this photo. your timing is perfect. great colours, texture, and subject.
MLINES (12516) 2006-03-18 23:04
Dramatic composition showing the range of textures of the bricks. The man on the bike looking to see whats going on is wonderful. A glimpse of life. Well conceived and portrayed.
ovidium (469) 2006-03-30 7:04
Indeed, that is a picture that cannot be staged. Lucky, you!
srpablillo (225) 2006-04-07 12:06
No going to say something new after so many good critiques... anyway, great picture Maciej! I like the compo and colours. The man on bicycle is great! Your patience had good recompense
lasscor (7640) 2006-05-21 14:03
Great colors, light, sharpness and POV.
Nice decisive moment.
Photography, it is also art to know to wait and seize the ultimate moment.
jrleborgne (1554) 2006-05-31 5:28
Great shot that must have required an amazing timing.
Moreover, colours are attractive.
Rare photograph !
ahhow (116) 2006-06-01 0:12
Nice color and composition too!
iGirl (1223) 2006-08-28 1:19
WOW! What an incredible view! Perfect framing, great colors and textures! I'm glad you were patient waiting for the bike.
Thanks for sharing!
tobourge (971) 2006-08-28 2:01
I won't be very original ;-)
Fantastic shot!!! Patience always pays.
Thanks for sharing
USErin (189) 2006-08-31 16:59
Wow. I think i count 4 doorways. Ive never seen that before. It looks like they saw you photograph them. Did they turn around and come back?
nibspics (358) 2006-08-31 17:12
Every time I see this shot on the home page it catches my eye. It is a spectacular capture. The subject looking towards you is very engaging. Love the detail, colour and composition.
djanloo (422) 2006-09-16 8:12
Well.. what to say ?
Great shot indeed.
Don_Gusti (0) 2006-09-16 8:57
Really amazing work Maciej! I wish there is something I can say more than all those before me,, But I would add this: who ever stood over that gate, & imagined he is taking such an image, then waiting & waiting 4 the perfect time deserve all these nice comment plus all our admiration. Congratulations. TFS
wrangell (23) 2006-09-26 0:53
I think you composed a great photo. Within your frame are so many frames. The squared doorways and arched architecture; there are so many vivid colors.
The best part is the story of getting the photo. It is so much more interesting with the person shown. I forget sometimes that great photos take planning and patience.
ChristineLe (59) 2006-11-10 7:34
Thank you, thank you.
Wanda1 (15142) 2006-12-20 0:52
An amazing shot with perfect timing. Great textures and I love the repetitive patterns created by the archways. Colours and clarity are beautiful. Great subject matter too.
fotohadi (2967) 2007-01-20 9:09
This very good shot.A perfec combination of beautf. Well done.
Amphitrite (1720) 2007-06-01 9:25
Really amazing capture.
So vivid so lovely colors and texture.
jasc (62) 2007-06-01 9:44
Amazing, fantastic, it is beautiful and what say more? No comment.
gulferyatman (0) 2007-06-13 14:09
Perfect. Very amazing picture.
Preetie (433) 2007-07-29 0:41
Beautiful very powerful composition..would have preffered if the bike would have been a lil more in the center but then I am sure you chose the best moment..Congratulations..your patience definitely paid
broken_nail (190) 2007-11-10 2:32
I think you received already too many comments that I just write you only to add 2 points to your amazing photo!!!
golden (2289) 2007-11-10 2:33
Great work Maciej!
bernardec (2241) 2009-06-06 7:45
very intersting pov: you wait a long time but the result is excellent.
and the colors and the sharpness ,perfect!
vmukherjee (612) 2009-07-03 18:39
Excellent shot! The idea of the picture, the composition and the colours of the worn out walls are outstanding.
nazirbadar (234) 2009-08-03 17:52
Great Idea.your patience brought fruit.very nicely composed image.Timing is also perfect.
jjbach (9324) 2009-09-19 0:42
excellent shot with wonderfull colors. I love your perspective!
FreewheelerBee (263) 2009-10-06 7:03
This scenery is really amazing because of its structure, colours and depth. I guess it was a long moment of patience to capture it.
Anyway, this photography is wonderful, bright and inspirational.
batalay (39277) 2009-11-28 20:15
What a superb shot, worthy of even more recognition that it has already received. Your timing was extraordinary, catching the cyclist within a frame, and co-linear with two others. The gorgeous pastel colors of the walls, the depth of field that gives definition from the foreground to the receding distance, the detail in the brickwork... all collaborate like the instruments of a fine orchestra. Warm regards,
MichaelLevy (651) 2009-11-28 20:41
Wonderful picture built on great composition, colors and sharpness.
Congratulations on a timeless photo.
Hunkar (7286) 2009-12-06 13:06
An amazing scene through colorful walls,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-10-20 15:34
Your patience paid off. This is a wonderful shot .Excellent capture of this cyclist who is looking at your camera. The image has great depth with so many arches and the colors are superb.
maga84 (53) 2013-03-30 13:11
This picture really reflects the silence of the emperor's palace in Hue. Perfect timing!
- Copyright: Maciej Dakowicz (maciekda) (19895)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-12-30
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon G3
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Beyond Magic, Bicycles, maciekda - TrekEarth Portfolio, TE Trieste exhibition: “Viaggiando Immaginando”, Likely and unlikely duets... (Part I), Doors, A pair of photos with contrast III, My favorite photos (1) (Gatti Matti), Impressive Shots, Most voted photographs, Inspirational Vietnam photos, trekks' favorites 1, mon hommage à l'Asie, CLODO's SELECTION, More than 200 points to 300 – photos, Kasia's Favourites 10 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-02-19 4:41
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