Photographer's Note

For a place such as this charming little river town, Hoi An is abound of colored and characterful boats flanking the row of old historical shop houses, a sight to behold especially during sunrise when the sunrays bathe the entire area in a glorious golden warm light. As a photographer, I am always on the lookout for beautiful locations to make pictures and this spot is one I have bookmarked in my brain for the right moment.

Thu Bon river is a source of livelihood here since ancient times and on this particular early morning during my routine photo hunting tour I see the potential subject of a true delight for the eyes, a stunning blue stationary boat along the riverside waiting for passengers, a regular ferry boat destined for off-shore Cham Island. This opens up the opportunity for a photo shot within the small area that catches my immediate attention.

As if being watched closely by the bold serious looking big black and white eye, I wait so patiently to strike the balance from some distance when this lonesome kid appears and takes the most front seat on the bow having a moment of his own. Wondering what goes through his mind and so immersed in the golden hard warm light that shines all around him. But I love his pose who is looking away from my lens, his yellow shirt just leaps out of the frame and impossible to ignore while allowing him luxurious space ahead before releasing my shutter.

Part of the joy of photography is also enjoying the moment of capture, arriving at the location early before picture time to enjoy the gradual changes in lighting that occurs as the sun slowly rises above the horizon.

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