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Oui! We love our Rivers! #3

Oui! We love our Rivers! #3
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Laucp (trekks) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-24
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Friends/Family
Camera: Nikon D80, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Ni, SD 2GB, 67mm UV
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-19 9:40
Viewed: 1314
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
PRELUDE :- In life, sometimes simple pleasure brings us more sweetness and happiness than wealth, money or success. A day out with loved ones, although very daily life, is one such event in life.

In Asia, tradition has it strong that family unit is a very big thing and bond is a virtue cherished. We live for each other. Family cell unit is what we hold close.

In this photo, it shows a little insight of that trait, I hope.

On weekends, families flock to the clean river here for a swim, dip and picnic with BBQ. This river is part of the Love Our Rivers campaign project and a park is nicely done to provide some leisure activities.

Families bring along children to play in the water. Up in the source of the stream, some mineral water bottling plant is turning out bottled mineral water for commercial purpose. The catch;ment area is one of the highest mountains in Kuching, rising up to 920m ASL.

The water quality is very good here. At this spot, however, the water is dyed red by roots and vegetation. But the water is refreshingly clean and cool.

I took several photos here but I like this one the best because of the curved path, river bend and watchers looking at the children having a play time in the water.

I hope you like this view.


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Hi Bill great pic.

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  • Ramdan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
  • [2007-12-19 19:59]

Hi Bill,
I wish our community has better awareness about rivers. I believe, your shot here is symbolising how 'healthy' river provides the 'healthy' living and leisure... Let us remind ourself and teach our younger generations a better awareness, a better care for what we can benefit from healthy river. Thank you for sharing,

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2007-12-21 10:25]


Great green´s that you have here! And i tink i now a place that is just like this one... wonderful to spend a good time!!!


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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2007-12-21 10:54]

I appreciate your composition with the curves walk leading the eye to the swimmers. Good saturation and contrast. Wonderful notes

Happy Holidays


Hi Bill,
Well this looks like a beautiful place to spend a day or an afternoon. I really liked your notes on this, speaking so highly of family and it's value. In todays fast paced world, it's sooo good to hear that some still cherish this.
The photo, focused well and colors are rich and very fitting IMHO. I can almost hear the laughter and splashing. Nice shot Bill...keep shooting and sharing!

All the best to you over the Holidays!

Hello Bill

seeing this scene,
she reminds me of my summer that arrived with a lot of heat, and this picture is inviting to go in a waterfall and to take a bath of fresh water.
I will want that in 2008 is
excellent for you, with good accomplishments
That his Year is always wonderful!
Hugs and,



Beautiful playful mood of river activities. Good contrast and clarity. I like this composition.
Best regards and Happy weekend Bill,

Great picture & the colours are wonderful.
The water is nice, calm & relaxed.
Great time for swimming.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2008-08-26 9:00]

Bonjour Bill
Oui! J'aime cette image!!
So refreshing to see that much greenery in this casual action shot!
The cement pathway leads attention directly towards the colourful bathers.
Pleasing allover light; especially behind the white bather.
Have a good day.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-12-16 6:05]

Hi Bill,
a beautiful shot of people having their fun in the cool lovely river.
The perspective created by the curving line is great and well thought.
i love to swim like this, with children and its very fun.
Thanks for your comment and it do helps.


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