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As a kid, I used to go to Brittany for the Summer holidays and really liked the atmosphere of fishing ports. There is something fascinating when the boats come in followed by sea birds and you can get a glimpse of the silvery fish in the baskets on the deck. I kept that interest and always enjoy walking on the quay of a fishing port.

Here in Mui Ne it was so different: the colours, shapes of the boats and the fact it was not a port as I knew it. Lots of activities going on attracted my curiosity and here are some examples (f13 1/100th sec zoom at 70mm cropped top and bottom in Photofiltre).

Im so pleased you liked the first photos of the series started yesterday. Always very encouraging. Hoping you will respond to this one. Thanks for your comments, advice, critique etc

Enjoy the evening,


Tags: Photo journalism Boats Port Fishermen Vietnam Nets Landscape and travel South china sea Portraits and people Bin thuan province Mui ne Coracles

Voters: Hop-A-Long, Stace, NikkiW and 29 more

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Hop-A-Long 12 52 1 England
29 Jun 2008 8:17PM
Another great set of images. I do like the boat in #3.

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NikkiW 12 33 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 8:23PM
v3 for me.....
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
29 Jun 2008 8:34PM
v3 JNC it looks different
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
29 Jun 2008 8:38PM
Great set again
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
29 Jun 2008 8:40PM
Interesting those coracles, good serie

bayleaf 11 8 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 8:54PM
Super images again

taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
29 Jun 2008 9:04PM
Fascinating, I see boats of various sizes and power-- Very busy place!
glyndwr 12 66 10 Wales
30 Jun 2008 8:51AM
I like the crop in V1, it seems as though you are taking part in the activity.
V3 strong composition, the Coracle is still used on the rivers of west Wales.
Good set of images.

Scaramanga Plus
11 57 6 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2008 2:04PM
Another lovely series.
LuzDeNoche 11 2 France
30 Jun 2008 2:53PM
A great set. V2 is even better than V1, and V3 is a notch better again.
Smile Lucy
1 Jul 2008 6:37PM
Each one in its own right are marvelous all would look stunning as prints... beautiful series..!

Nikki !
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 6:43PM
Like that boat in V3 - never seen a round boat!
piccy 13 8 Wales
4 Jul 2008 7:24PM
I'll have to post you a coracle from my area one day, these look great made of bamboo.
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
6 Jul 2008 10:18PM
Three splendid scenes JNC, I like the colours and hustle and bustle of this busy port, you've captured the atmosphere so well in these

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