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Many thanks for your response and comments on the photos taken at the Quan Am Pagoda in Cho Lon (suburb of Ho Chi Minh City). Iím glad you were taken by the atmosphere given by the smoke of incense.

Today itís a flashback to Central Vietnam. Lak Lake was a wonderful serene and peaceful place . It is about 56 kilometres south of Buon Ma Thuot City along the National Highway 27. The area is surrounded with natural forests on the hills. The Lak lake provides a considerable quantity of fresh-water fish supplies water to the neighbouring fields and rice fields.

In April I up-loaded some photos of various hill tribes (Mínong, Ede, Thai ) taken in MíLien village and Jun village. For some reason I forgot photos of the lake.

Normally the lake looks like a mirror but on the few days I was there there were small waves. I was fortunate to be by the lake just before sunset when someone arrived in his dug-out canoes after a day catching fish

f16 1/80th sec zoom at 24mm

Hoping youíll like another timeless scene.

Have a nice evening,

Tags: Sunset Women Vietnam Central highlands Landscape and travel Lak lake Dak lak province Mínong hilltribe Dugout canoe

Voters: featuredteacher, Sahyadri, taggart and 28 more

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featuredteacher 11 47 4 China
24 Jul 2008 5:18PM
nice shots, definately! I like the first one especially - there's so much to look at, like the the textures of wood on the close up boat, the man punting and the lake in the background all come together to tell a great story.

I used to live and work not too far North of Dong Hoi - north of where you were I think but still very similar and extremely beuatiful. I even went fishing on a lake not too disimilar from this one (the kids took me!) and by god are those boats unstable! Smile

The light in all the photos is excellent too, these really are amazing shots.

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Sahyadri 11 61 2 India
24 Jul 2008 5:19PM
V3 is absolutely fantastic. I like V1 too.

beautiful set again from you JNC. I look forward to those " travels" thatc an be done with you each day Smile . keep them coming!
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
24 Jul 2008 5:20PM
I particularly like the light on the water/waves in v2-- wonderful series!
SRSmith 12 1 United States
24 Jul 2008 5:25PM
It definitely looks choppy out there - not the kind of boat I'd want in bad weather. Timeless scenes, though, and a terrific series.
pascalg Plus
12 37 France
24 Jul 2008 5:38PM
these are wonderful...
love the crops too !
danbrann 15 640 17
24 Jul 2008 5:58PM
A superb series.
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
24 Jul 2008 6:29PM
Love the water in #2
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
24 Jul 2008 6:46PM
Very long and narrow boats

24 Jul 2008 7:15PM
lovely shot, well done.ray
Hop-A-Long 12 52 1 England
24 Jul 2008 8:04PM
Three great shots. Nicely composed.
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
24 Jul 2008 9:05PM
Great collection of bancas/canoes JNC, v3 for me.
phil_j 13 134 4 England
24 Jul 2008 9:15PM
Another superb set.

Squirrel 12 461 6 England
24 Jul 2008 11:24PM
V3 for me
Dugud 11 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 6:35AM
Great series, wonderful lighting.
microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 9:27PM
Great light and comp an excellent set ,
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 10:25PM
Super light and beautiful atmosphere,

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