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Asian Dawn

By Legend147
This is Phu Chi Fa. A remote region of North West Thailand on the border with Laos. This location attracts hoards of tourists who make the pilgrimage to see the sunrise and mist in the valley.

The view is looking down the valley towards Laos itself. I had an early 5 am start to make it for sunrise. Most images you see of this place are single exposure shots taken from the (2nd) lower outcrop to the left side. If you zoom in close you can see people stood on both outcrops . I have left these in to emphasise the scale of the place. I wanted to shoot the wider scene lower down (5 single exposures stitched in post) . I liked the curve of the valley and used this as a foreground frame

Tags: Landscape Sunrise Panoramic Mountains Thailand Curved Inversion Landscape and travel phu chi fa

Voters: AlfieK, mrswoolybill, viscostatic and 78 more

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viscostatic 14 47 9 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2020 8:59AM
A dramatic and beautiful image Andy. So glad you were rewarded for making the extra effort.

jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2020 9:03AM
11 Jan 2020 9:08AM
Yes, WOW!!!
Saastad Plus
1 16 14 Norway
11 Jan 2020 9:38AM
Wonderful photo!

11 Jan 2020 1:10PM
Beautiful capture of this magical looking place.
11 Jan 2020 3:05PM
saltireblue Plus
10 11.2k 68 Norway
11 Jan 2020 3:32PM
Now that's what I call an impressive landscape, Andy - full of the wow! factor.
bornstupix2 3 110 1 France
11 Jan 2020 4:29PM
That amazing image.....stuart
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2164 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2020 4:40PM
Well worth the planning, an atmospheric scene.
11 Jan 2020 5:48PM
Superb scene & capture, Andy
11 Jan 2020 6:31PM
Superb atmospheric images.
Yogendra 16 22 1 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2020 6:40PM
Wonderful view a delight to see this. Debs
11 Jan 2020 10:38PM
Outstanding image.

Owdman Plus
4 6 16 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2020 11:55PM
Works for me!
RLF Plus
10 18 4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2020 12:33AM
Alien dawnWink
Fantastic panoramic landscape Smile
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 12 Wales
12 Jan 2020 6:13PM
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
12 Jan 2020 9:46PM
a wonderful mono
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
7 Apr 2020 12:33PM
Superb photography, Andy. I like very much the way that the warmly-lit foreground gently cradles the dark, jagged mountains that stretch all the way out to the horizon and the spectacular morning sun. Bob

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