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
10 922 4 England
21 Mar 2008 7:35PM
what a beautiful capture very peaceful but has an atmosphere about it

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

TyChee Plus
11 269 1 United States
21 Mar 2008 7:54PM
Excellent shot. Really looking forward to this.
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
21 Mar 2008 8:23PM
Love image
21 Mar 2008 8:26PM
A fantastic start to series Jean Noel excellent

microchip 8 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 Plus
9 255 2 England
21 Mar 2008 8:51PM
A fine shot Jean Noel, like the peaceful mood in this one
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.
21 Mar 2008 8:58PM
taggart Plus
11 46 12 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!

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

User_Removed Junior Member 9 16 England
21 Mar 2008 10:08PM
Beautiful composition and wonderful hazy b/g. Good to see you back. Happy Easter
dianah Plus
9 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
8 342 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
21 Mar 2008 10:32PM
Superb shot, J-N, a gorgeous scene and great manipulation.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
21 Mar 2008 10:44PM
Welcome back Jean Noel-- and with this wonderful shot.
Brilane 9 5 12 Wales
21 Mar 2008 10:51PM
A wonderful start to the series, it portrays a lovely atmosphere.
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 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 9 43 England
22 Mar 2008 8:18AM
Cant wait to see the rest of your series.
A scene most of us will never see in real life.
Excellent capture.
Herge88 Plus
8 40 4 England
22 Mar 2008 12:00PM
Fantastic perspective, a great travel image.

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

jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
22 Mar 2008 2:23PM
Great start with the boat leading you forward into this serie

22 Mar 2008 2:59PM
A lovely scene, wonderful shot.
Thank you for the comments. There are plenty more photos to come in the next few days/weeks. JNC
thorn Plus
11 124 2 Scotland
22 Mar 2008 6:42PM
Excellently captured,fantastic work.take care,AnnSmile
23 Mar 2008 12:39AM
Fabulous shot.

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