From Phan Rang downtown, just go 3kms further more towards Phan Thiet direction, turn left and cross a small Champa village... here we are: Nam Cuong sand dune.
The dune itself is very well know not only its immensity but also the colors of the sand; white at the fringe and get red in the center.
And the sand layers multiply more and more if we could move up on top.
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Dpbours (222) 2007-05-18 4:25
Hi Hoang Long,
A wonderful shot! The colours are amazing. The bleak desert is in itself already colourful, but the colours of the little bushes and the people are just great! Guess you've been taking this in raw and playing around with saturation levels? You make it look very graphical, but still natural. Thanks for sharing!
thea0211 (1365) 2007-05-18 4:34
lovely one, Hoang Long!
perfect geometry of the fantastic scenery of dunes, brilliantly lit up by the presence of the colorfully dressed ladies and the other signes of life: the two green bushes :) - love this composition - well done!
anes_lc (14968) 2007-05-18 4:54
great shot,the lines of the desert ,the colors ,the human presence .i really like the composition.
Kenggaroo (849) 2007-05-18 5:28
Fantastic view, Hoang
Very nice landscape with great direction of light. Line of local women on this dune makes this scenery wonderful. Very beautiful hightlight and and shadow.
trips (1598) 2007-05-18 6:09
Lovely picture! What a wonderful mix o colours and forms... Well done.
Magritte (418) 2007-05-18 6:30
Magnifique à tous points de vue! cette file indienne au milieu des dunes est d'une rare beauté...( je me trompe, où n'avez vous pas déjà publié la même scène il y a quelques temps?)
Amicalement et merci pour le partage!
JoseMiguel (860) 2007-05-18 8:22
This is almost umbelievable!
You catched such a great moment here.
If isn't was enough all the beaty of the landscape, besides you included this perfectly formed group of women, in such colorful dresses, and carryng that crocks on her heads...just so great!
The composition made here couldn't be better, I mean, if this would be a painting, you hardly would find a better way to layout and distribute the elements into.
The slopes and the different hues on the sands at background...
This is a remarkable picture!
My compliments and thank for share it.
zumoduvas (2069) 2007-05-18 15:39
Excellent picture, very good composition ad colors.
mpdre (1611) 2007-05-19 0:24
Hi Hoang Long,
This is an excellent picture. Very elegant in tonalities, forms, space... The women walking in line wearing those colorful dresses give the "touch" to the photo to make it unforgettable... Wonderful!
japiey (10163) 2007-05-19 11:19
Excellent framing, the movement of the people feels musical..
Great lights, composition..
lasscor (7640) 2007-05-20 14:32
Lovely colorful scene in the Nam Cuong sand dune.
Lovely pov, framing, colors, shadows and light.
The colored dresses of the women add a plus to your composition.
fixed (3833) 2007-05-21 11:02
compo is very classical but very nice
it's magical scene
(I think the poss processing can be better)
very well done
EMA (313) 2007-05-29 12:37
Wow, incredible photo. The composition and colors are fantastic!
SteveH (6155) 2007-09-16 0:27
If it was possible to give two green smileys I would have done so. This is a sensational shot. cheers, Steve
sahara82 (80) 2007-10-04 21:01
this is a fantastic shot - it looks like you set it up the colours are so amazing. just gorgeous.
paido (944) 2007-10-04 21:20
This is an great shot! The dresses are catching the eye more than the dunes here. Nice catch of the daily life there!
Thanks for sharing...
teutza (10590) 2008-01-06 14:32
wow..so unreal..what an amasing composition!!!
great just great!!!
freechechnya1 (222) 2008-01-09 17:17
This looks like a set'up photo op. Amazing. Very beautiful, I´m sorry there is only 34 points.
cyrrhus (2878) 2008-03-08 14:23
I am simply breathless! This picture goes without doubts into my favourites.
How is it possible that you were juste there at the right moment. The subtle texture of the sand dune and its dual grey/yellow color is a perfect background for the group of multicolored wives.
I can't believe it is possible to capture such instants.
Bravo! bravo! Eric /.
poocha (606) 2008-05-31 1:28
What a wonderful shot! Good composition with color scheme clear and sharp detail.The six ladies with colorful dress make this shot more interesting.I love it.
JoNoCarmo (289) 2009-02-07 11:20
I just saw it now Feb.07-2009 almost two years later, but this photo is so fantastic that I couldn´t ignore it without congrat you for this preciuos photographic moment. tks - JCarmo
juliettecorvett (1069) 2009-05-24 1:52
great shot! wonderful lightening, nice composition. you were lucky to capture the moment when the women with the colourful dresses crossed the dunes, i've been there too but regrettably no woman:-).
- Copyright: Hoang Long Ly (LyLong) (1890)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 200, AF Nikkor 80-200mm / f2.8 ED
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2007-05-18 4:17
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