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Posts tagged ‘Vietnam’

travel theme: enlightened

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Luang Prabang, Laos

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whirling dervish, N. Cyprus

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enlightened by sunrise in Yala park, Sri Lanka

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enlightened in Austria’s Losium

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A Vietnamese poem hat – you can only see the figures when the hat is held up to a light source

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Hoi An lantern festival, Vietnam

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young lantern sellers in Hoi An

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awaiting the enlightenment of Angkor Wat at dawn

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sunset at Bagan, Myanmar

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Shwedagon pagoda at night, Myanmar

Did you illustrate Enlightened?

travel theme: fruit

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fruit offerings in Bali

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strange fruit found in Thailand

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“custard pie” fruit found in Thailand

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fruit sellers in Hanoi

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fresh orange juice sellers in India

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mango and sticky rice as prepared at cookery school in Cambodia

sharing with Ailsa

Travel theme: hats

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Hats in Luxembourg’s Street Art Animation festival

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hat made out of a water lily leaf in Sri Lanka

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girl making a “poem” hat in Hue, Vietnam. Called “poem” hats because when they are held up to the light you can see a picture in the hat

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these very young boys and girls are about to undergo the initiation ceremony to become monks and nuns at Ananda Paya, Bagan, Myanmar

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woman in tribal headgear, Myanmar

Sharing with other hat lovers and Ailsa

DP photo challenge: Hanoi in motion

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there are so many motorcyclists in Hanoi that it would be difficult not to capture at least one of them in motion! Invariably they zoom into your field of view just as you depress the shutter ….

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judging by the size of the pot he’s carrying, this lad is moving in slow motion, maybe?

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where food is being sold or prepared there is always motion

shared with the Daily Post

Travel theme: outdoors

Ailsa reminded some/informed some that 30 March is ‘take a walk in the park’ day. I think this is a wonderful idea but sadly don’t think I’ll get the chance to do that. Instead I’m sharing some of my photos of the great outdoors.

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Vietnam’s eerily atmospheric Halong Bay

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Lake Koycegiz, Turkey

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Cappadocia, Turkey

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lavender fields in Provence

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my all-time favourite outdoors – Oare valley in north Devon, UK

Travel theme: energy in Vietnam

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a small bundle of energy

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motorised energy with a wonderful smile

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food, source of energy

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how much energy do you think is required to carry this round on your shoulders all day?

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the energy of light and fire at Hoi-An’s monthly lantern festival

What forms of energy did you harness for Ailsa’s challenge?

one word photo challenge: seafoam

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the river at Fontaine de Vaucluse in Provence, France

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Luxembourg’s annual street art animation

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kids at Hoi An, Vietnam

Did you share any photos of the colour ‘seafoam‘ this week?

travel theme: laughter

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laughing ladies in Vietnam

sharing with Ailsa

Sunday stills: power lines

Ed said “For this challenge either intentionally photograph power lines or maybe you have a great pic that was ruined by power lines. I have both.. ;-)” I do too 🙂

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power lines got in the way of this shot of tea plantations in Sri Lanka

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more power lines in Sr Lanka

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some crazy wiring in Hanoi

Sunday Stills

Sunday Stills: black and white landscape

Many people visiting Vietnam head up to Halong Bay for what they hope will be the trip of a lifetime around Halong Bay. We went in early March and met with grey skies, rain and wind. Although I have rendered this photo in black and white it is not so far from the original colours that we saw

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Halong bay, Vietnam

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this is actually a colour photo of an early stormy morning in Alanya, Turkey

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Robbers’ bridge, Exmoor, Devon, UK

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Weir walk, Oare valley, Exmoor

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Lynmouth beach

These last three were shot in black and white as I was experimenting with black and white photography on this particular holiday

Sharing with Sunday Stills – landscapes in black and white