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Dream River Lanterns of Huế
Vietnamese girls release lanterns on the river through Hue to invite their wishes for luck and happiness in life. Thành phố Huế, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam. Nikon Z9 with Nikon Z 24-120mm f/4 S @63mm f4 1/80 sec ISO 2000
Sunrise at the Louvre
I'd waited years to come to Paris to photograph its endless iconic structures including, near the top of my list, a photo of the Louvre Museum: the epicentre of masterful blends of reality and fantasy for centuries. My late-mother had intended to be here as a brilliant painter largely influenced by the French Impressionists, and so, in her honour, I arose at 5 AM this day to take not one photo of the Louvre as intended, but 40 images to capture the rich detail of this monument to the Arts in one 385 megapixel frame. I hope you enjoy it, but for me, this represents the extraordinary warmth and beauty of my mother in every way, and I will forever feel her presence when I gaze at it on my wall.
Sunrise at Mont Saint Michel
Magnificent Mont Saint Michel just as the sun peeked out from the horizon. It's in these very still and quiet early morning hours that you fully sense the ghosts of history surrounding this mythical and magical place, and I was mesmerized in this moment by its beauty in first light.
Bamboo Forest of Mu Cang Chai
Bamboo Forest of Mu Cang Chai: Mu Cang Chi is not only known for its beautiful terraced rice fields but also this spectacular bamboo forest planted more than 60 years ago. And did you know bamboo is actually a type of grass? I didn't, but Daniel Kordon standing beside me as I took this shot shared that fact. It turns out bamboos are a diverse group of mostly evergreen perennial flowering plants making up the subfamily bambusoideae of the grass family poaceae. Now we all know! :D Nikon Z8 w/ Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S @ 14mm 1/100 sec f/5.6 ISO 1000
Sunset on Mu Can Chai
Rice Fields of Mu Cang Chai: September to October is harvest season in the rice fields of Mu Cang Chai and the Tu Le Valley in Vietnam. Here the women who work the fields, seen here in traditional Vietnamese dress, admire the year's abundant crop and prepare the next generation to tend this extraordinary agricultural landscape for the future.
Nikon Z9 | Z 24-120mm f/4 S | @24mm f/11 1/60s ISO 100 3-shot bracket +/- 2.0
Sunrise on Mu Cang Chai
We arrived here on motorcycles up steep mountain roads in the dark to witness first light on these amazing rice fields. The pride of generations of Vietnamese families has gone into the pristine beauty we see before us.
Tails of Antarctica
While crashing across the icy waters off the coast of Winter Island in our zodiac, we came upon a pod of humpback whales. As a vessel of dedicated photographers, we dreamt out loud of having one of these magnificent animals show its tail between the distant peaks of Winter Island. The exhilaration amongst us was profoundly exclaimed when our collective wishes came true in this incredible moment. Nikon Z9 + Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S TC-1.4x @ 165mm f/13 1/2000 sec ISO 500
Skógafoss Iceland
At 200 feet high, Skógafoss is one of Iceland’s largest waterfalls; more than 20 feet taller than Niagara Falls, on average. The enormity and beauty draws people two hours from Reykjavík just for selfies at this remarkable place. In fact, there are thousands of photos online of Skogafoss in full view and in all its glory, but for me, to capture the true power and awe of this iconic cataract, my friend, here, gracious agreed to step up to the falls and embrace the deafening roar long enough for me to freeze the torrential impact.
Vietnam Joy Ride
Exploring Vietnam's vibrant streets, where cyclists rule the road!
Age Old Tradition
Crafting Tradition: A skilled woman weaves a traditional fishing basket trap on her front porch in Thu Sy Commune, Hung Yen Province, Vietnam—a snapshot of life in the Fish Trap Village and a frame of street photography I'll always cherish.
A Life's Work
AWARD WINNER: 02/24/2024 - 500px Global Photography Awards 2023 Top-30 Thu Sy Fish Basket Making: A few villages in northern Vietnam are famous for maintaining its traditional craft of manually producing bamboo underwater traps over the past more or less 200 years.The villages are collectively named Thu Sy because they all sit in the Thu Sy Commune in Hung Yen Province, about 54 kilometers to the southeast of capital Hanoi.In the rural tranquility occasionally disturbed by rooster crows and canine barks, craftspeople sit at their homes weaving traps from strips of bamboo and flexible wood of a palm species called calamus.The items, resembling an elongated spheroid, can be called fish traps for short but they can actually catch other aquatic creatures such as crabs and eels as the objects have two openings of different sizes that prevent the victims from escaping. BAMBOO BASKET VILLAGE Thu Sy Fish Basket Making: M463+V9, Khu đô thị Đại học Phố Hiến, Tiên Lữ, Hưng Yên, Vietnam
As You See It, So It Is
The world appears as a much different place from the air above us. As you see it, so it is. What vision does this convey for you?
Raspberry Hill
Ascending steep mountain roads on motorcycle taxis in the dark, we reached the enchanting Đồi Mâm xôi, or Raspberry Hill, in Mu Cang Chai. Here, under the first light, we marveled at the breathtaking terraced rice fields, a sight that becomes especially captivating when the rice is ripe as it was here in late September. Nestled in Han Chong village, La Pan Tan commune, these hills are aptly named for their terraced fields, resembling the round shape of ripe raspberries, attracting tourists seeking the beauty of Mu Cang Chai. Nikon Z9 | Z 24-120 f/4 S @33m f/11 1/6s ISO 64
Dream River Lanterns of Huế Sunrise at the Louvre Sunrise at Mont Saint Michel Bamboo Forest of Mu Cang Chai Sunset on Mu Can Chai Sunrise on Mu Cang Chai Tails of Antarctica Skógafoss Iceland Vietnam Joy Ride Age Old Tradition A Life's Work As You See It, So It Is Raspberry Hill
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