After managing to extract myself from the painfully small minibus on the way from Udomxay to Luang Nam Tha I took a few shots of this little hut with the stunning clouds overhead.
It looked like a storm was coming and I certainly didn't want to be there when it hit.
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z_nenith (224) 2005-09-30 19:10
You got the right time to capture.Nice looking.
soulie (419) 2005-09-30 19:28
Really amazing atmosphere, good vivid colours and contrast. Well done.
Yamada (2309) 2005-09-30 20:38
Awesome capture of dark storm to come. good colors and sharpness. good job.
santhosh_ermal (122) 2005-09-30 22:24
nice work..I like the cloud which made image on tree's..well done
tinamunk3 (6404) 2005-10-01 6:05
I arrived Luang Nam Tha after 9 hours in the back of a pick up truck from the Thailand border :-) Then I understood why everybody else was going to Luang Prabang while I was the only one going to Luang Nam Tha :-)
Well - I really like this dramadic image - geat rich colours and good composition.
Pablix (68) 2005-10-02 18:22
Hola lewiz! una foto muy buena, me encanta los colores que tiene y sobre todo le contraste entre las nubes tan oscuras al fondo y la claridad de sol todavía iluminando el campo. Felicidades!
ngythanh (8578) 2005-10-02 23:35
I don't know how can i missed this photo.
It's so beautiful and so close to my country Vietnam. When first opening it up, I thought you took this of Thua Luu Village, some 60 km South of Hue.
Thanks for your contribution.
Prisley (1485) 2005-10-06 4:06
Wonderful black clouds and magnific greens! An excellent work here, from a composition and a teechnique point of view.
I would have liked to see a foreground a little bit closer or a tradiational hat flying in the wind..., which would have accentuated the feeling that a "storm is coming" ;o)
everlasting (14504) 2005-10-06 13:16
Amazign light. yes it does look like a storm about to hit, doesnt it feel like someone is pulling a dark blanket over the sky it happens so fast.
Well composed and good use of the light. I can see that you are enjoying your D70.
ckuhn55 (2670) 2005-10-06 23:32
You captured the clouds and perfect time..great shot
Luko (13998) 2005-10-07 13:04
really good lighting that enhance vivid colors, especially that unbelievable, almost edible, green color... I know what your feeling is, I've been in Laos in august (although not in Luang Namtha, which I woudl like to see) and when rainclouds are coming you know that even your bones will get soaked.
Perhaps you could have benefited from walking to the left side and getting more of the thatch hut as one of your anchoring points in the picture... I feel it is too minor in here and leaves a slight impression of emptyness.
letuananh (2539) 2005-10-14 11:20
Great moment! Look seem likes in Vietnam! I love it! Thanks for shairing!
valdec (7355) 2005-10-18 15:13
Co¶ cudnego, wspaniale, rewelacyjne, super, cudowne, brak mi slów. Zazdroszczê Ci ¿e dotkn±le¶ raju
hugolef (4909) 2005-10-19 5:27
a nice landscape, a beautiful stormy light ... the contrast are nice. good POV and frame. it's simple but effective
Luan (12971) 2005-10-19 14:19
fantastic picture, the sky is so threatening here. thanks to this dark luminosity, it emphazises the colors of the grass, very contrasted.
timleahy (2195) 2005-10-19 19:01
Great shot Lewis. Colours are lovely, the interplay between light and shade really makes the shot. The nearby hut gives it scale also. Well done!
rabani (9645) 2005-10-20 3:55
A scene I can never get over with. An expansive green padifield and a lonely sulap (hut) off center. Regardless of the cloudworks, a scene such as this, is always pulling.If you'd browsed my gallery, you would see something like yours but pretty closer and simpler.
Alice_4 (0) 2005-10-23 14:35
Very good capture.Wonderful place and nice colors. Contrast and details are good as well
keribar (43841) 2005-11-01 0:11
Hey Lewis !
Impressive sky, and impressive landscape all together.. I am glad uou decided to put the small hut at classical 1/3 or 1/4 th and it balances the hill on the right. Good and striking shot. - Izzet Keribar
gilman (139) 2005-12-28 9:39
great capture- sure not easy to take a shot like this this as i would think the differences between the sky light and green grass are so big... did you use a grad filter or is it raw or maybe something else...
great atmosphere to it- well done..!
gilbriones2002 (930) 2006-01-06 12:52
cool photo, great contrasts between the dark sky and the green earth, lighting was just right to bring out the beauty of the natural landscape, well done!
ukasz (799) 2006-01-08 11:16
very good photo, I liek the colours of the greenery due to the dark clouds in the sky, the clouds themdelves look scary and very powerful,
you took the photo from an interesting perspective with the small hut in the foreground, the composition is nicely divided into green and dark grey, it is also impressive!
I did not get to Luang Nam Tha myself when I visited Laos, but I hope to come back there again and visit the place then :)
shal (944) 2006-01-17 7:28
Stunningly Beautiful :)
ancevski (3358) 2006-01-20 20:49
Lewis this is excellent photo with great light. I like the composition also.
eroli (112) 2006-01-22 12:09
Great atmosphere: wonderful combination of b-w and color. The stripe of light running through the center of the photo makes it very plastic (three-dimensional).
sgregg (287) 2006-05-01 2:16
What a great composition. The vibrant greens contrasted wit hthe sullen sky is superb.
aznegrao (10316) 2006-05-14 18:42
Que luz fantastica Lewis, otima composição obtida.
banyanman (7789) 2006-07-27 9:42
You've captured the stormy atmosphere very well in this Lewis, and managed the light perfectly. Great composition, sharpness and saturation. Well balanced and very dramatic. Cheers . . . David
Benedict (7076) 2007-05-12 1:25
moody horizon look announcing that rain is imminent! the charm comes in full effect with the green/yellow foreground contrast. the POV is excellent and picturesque.
Jason_teale (717) 2007-06-21 0:09
Lewis, I really like the sky in this shot. The fact that there is sort of a natural gradient to this shot is wonderful too! you show such great expertise in all of your shots! Wonderful!
JPeixe (92) 2007-12-08 6:31
Belo enquadramento e composição!
Uma atmosfera fantástica com um raio de luz a iluminar parte da montanha!
Modos (968) 2009-07-03 3:19
Wow, great shot Lewis! The contrast and the colors are very good.
- Copyright: Lewis Thompson (lewiz) (1297)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Rice is Life /1/ [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-30 18:53
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