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This series of photos were taken from a bridge on Highway 20. This is a view of a floating village on the Tri An Reservoir (Ho Tri An), a large artificial lake in the province of Dong Nai.

The Tri An Dam was completed in the early 1980s with Soviet assistance, the dam and its adjoining hydroelectric station supplies the bulk of Ho Chi Minh City's electric power.

The people living in those houses are mainly fish farmers. The enclosures are for fish and other aquaculture. I read in the Vietnam Bridge that some ca hoang de (cichla ocellaris) and ca chim trang (colossoma brachpomum) both carnivorous species of fish escaped from some fish cages of local farmers.This has seriously threatened the environment of the Tri An Reservoir.

I walked across the bridge at the suggestion of my friend Loc. As it’s a main road lorries and buses were zooming past at speed and the bridge was shaking. There was only a narrow pavement so I did not feel very safe. People on their bicycles or mopeds waved at me or shouted “hello”.

I found this scene fascinating. It looks like they have taken a dead tree which was a threat to their net.

f16 1/160th sec zoom at 70mm crop in Photofiltre

Hoping this aspect of daily life in Vietnam will be of interest. Thank you for stopping by and leaving you thoughts, comments …etc…

Have a nice day,

Jean-Noël

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:SIGMA 17-70mm Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:FLOATING VILLAGE
Username:JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
Uploaded:20 Jun 2008 - 11:06 AM
Tags:Aquaculture, Central highlands, Dong nai province, Fish farming, Floating village, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Tri an reservoir, Vietnam
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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
20 Jun 2008 - 11:30 AM

Wow, such a lovely view of life in that region. You have to marvell and admire how they have colonised the river, made their homes and fish. So interesting.
Freda

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 11:46 AM

This is very informative

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 11:58 AM

V1 - extraordinarily beautiful composition. And fascinating.
Moira

plugin
plugin  10 Canada
20 Jun 2008 - 12:33 PM

Great images and an interesting narrative. Thank You!
Jim

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
20 Jun 2008 - 12:46 PM

An interesting and different village, great to see

Peter

challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 12:47 PM

I am extremely interested in other walks of life and these images and narrative have been a real treat for me!

Michelle_S
20 Jun 2008 - 12:52 PM

Fascinating

Cormy
Cormy  7 England
20 Jun 2008 - 1:41 PM

Suoper series of pics JNC.Very enjoyable.
Cheers
Alan

Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 3:47 PM

Very interesting and so well captured and presented.
Bob

graeme34
graeme34  7 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 - 5:06 PM

all nice captures

Graeme

robway
robway e2 Member 10317 forum postsrobway vcard Wales
20 Jun 2008 - 5:09 PM

Superb series on a theme, superby produced.
John

Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 132446 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 6:14 PM

Wonderful series of photographs and the description makes it for me. Well done.
Malcolm

MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 - 10:02 PM

Gee Wizz these are some seriously interesting pictures
mavis

abtuie
abtuie  10
21 Jun 2008 - 12:11 AM

Wonderful series of pictures - no1 is so beautifully composed.

AC

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
21 Jun 2008 - 8:40 AM

very interesting set ;
#1 is a beauty !

nolongeramember
21 Jun 2008 - 11:05 PM

Interesting narative and photography... amazing expereince to witness...!!!

Beautiful

Nikki ! Smile

faraidoon
faraidoon  6 Afghanistan
22 Jun 2008 - 6:40 AM

Lovely captured great compossed.

ahmed

Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 737 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2008 - 4:22 PM

Great series.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2008 - 10:24 PM

What a life! Waterlife?
super series,
Johanna

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2008 - 10:59 PM

Another interesting series of images JNC

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