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Here is the beginning of a long series about Vietnam.

To start with, the Vietnamese Buddhist festival of Chua Huong at the Perfume Pagoda. The festival takes place in the first Lunar month each year.

The pilgrims catch a rowing boat from the little town of My Doc (about 70 km from Hanoi) to the summit of Huong Tich where the Perfume Pagoda is.
Crowds of people make the pilgrimage and it is a very happy yet solemn moment I was priviledged to be part of last month.

The road to My Doc among rice fields, through picturesque villages was wonderful. The boat trip was magic.

As the weather was pretty poor I had to use the camera set on 800 ISO. Not ideal.
(f13 1/80th sec zoom at 55mm

Hoping you stop by and enjoy the views. Thank you for leaving a comment, critique or advice.

Have a nice evening,


Tags: Digitally manipulated Vietnam Landscape and travel Perfume pagoda Huong song mountainsandmountains of perfume Tributary of yen river Karst mountains My doc

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cantona43 Plus
14 927 4 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2008 7:35PM
what a beautiful capture very peaceful but has an atmosphere about it

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bayleaf 12 8 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2008 7:51PM
If the rest are like this JeanNoel, I'm looking forward to the series.

TyChee 14 275 1 United States
21 Mar 2008 7:54PM
Excellent shot. Really looking forward to this.
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
21 Mar 2008 8:23PM
Love image
Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
21 Mar 2008 8:26PM
A fantastic start to series Jean Noel excellent

microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2008 8:47PM
Nice to see you again Jean Noel, This is an excellent Image,with lovely composition,Love the misty hills in the background,Cant wait for the rest of the series,
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
21 Mar 2008 8:51PM
A fine shot Jean Noel, like the peaceful mood in this one
DolphinLady 13 54 1 Wales
21 Mar 2008 8:51PM
Long time since we've had an image from you JeanNoel...welcome back.
Like this one a lot, looks very tranquil.
fishy2 11
21 Mar 2008 8:58PM
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
21 Mar 2008 9:11PM
I have been waiting for these images, and wondering how you faired-- first image is a delicious taste!

trissie 13 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2008 10:03PM
A beautiful and tranquil image, lovely composition JeanNoel.
A very Happy Easter.

User_Removed 13 16 England
21 Mar 2008 10:08PM
Beautiful composition and wonderful hazy b/g. Good to see you back. Happy Easter
dianah 13 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2008 10:13PM
This is so interesting Jean Noel..a really beautiful first image and I look forward to the rest. Happy Easter to you.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2008 10:24PM
Good to have you back!
Its a really beautiful scene and I am left wondering where we are going next
derekv 12 3 England
21 Mar 2008 10:32PM
Superb shot, J-N, a gorgeous scene and great manipulation.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
21 Mar 2008 10:44PM
Welcome back Jean Noel-- and with this wonderful shot.
Brilane 13 5 12 Wales
21 Mar 2008 10:51PM
A wonderful start to the series, it portrays a lovely atmosphere.
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
22 Mar 2008 5:05AM
A wonderful start to this series, Jean-Noel, looking forward to many more. Happy Easter to you. Carol
Sweep 13 43 England
22 Mar 2008 8:18AM
Cant wait to see the rest of your series.
Nettles 12 England
22 Mar 2008 8:56AM
A scene most of us will never see in real life.
Excellent capture.
Herge88 Plus
12 40 5 England
22 Mar 2008 12:00PM
Fantastic perspective, a great travel image.

Best Matt
HUMIE 12 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2008 2:10PM
Excellent image JNC...particularly given the conditions.
Good to have you back.

jaktis 15 84 Sweden
22 Mar 2008 2:23PM
Great start with the boat leading you forward into this serie

lostintime 11 13 5 Germany
22 Mar 2008 2:59PM
A lovely scene, wonderful shot.
22 Mar 2008 5:07PM
Thank you for the comments. There are plenty more photos to come in the next few days/weeks. JNC
thorn 15 124 2 Scotland
22 Mar 2008 6:42PM
Excellently captured,fantastic work.take care,AnnSmile
Hop-A-Long 12 52 1 England
23 Mar 2008 12:39AM
Fabulous shot.

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