Views 212 Unique 142
Vote 81
Award Shortlist   

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

Save & earn with MPB; trade-in and buy pre-loved


viscostatic 15 50 11 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
18 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2020 9:03AM
11 Jan 2020 9:08AM
Yes, WOW!!!
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 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
12 13.0k 82 Norway
11 Jan 2020 3:32PM
Now that's what I call an impressive landscape, Andy - full of the wow! factor.
bornstupix2 5 130 1 France
11 Jan 2020 4:29PM
That amazing image.....stuart
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 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 18 22 1 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2020 6:40PM
11 Jan 2020 8:36PM
Wonderful view a delight to see this. Debs
LoryC 6 2 Italy
11 Jan 2020 10:38PM
Outstanding image.

Owdman Plus
6 9 25 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2020 11:55PM
Works for me!
RLF Plus
12 18 4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2020 12:33AM
Alien dawnWink
Fantastic panoramic landscape Smile
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 26 Wales
12 Jan 2020 6:13PM
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
12 Jan 2020 9:46PM
a wonderful mono
BobinAus Plus
7 3 12 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

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.