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Saigon's floating restaurant

Saigon's floating restaurant
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-01
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Nocturnal, Mood
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/8 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-06 10:10
Viewed: 2782
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture will transport you to the harbour area in downtown Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon ). This is one of three or four such restaurants (all afloat of course and kept that way ) moored solidly to the piers along the Saigon river. Daylight views are nothing compared to evening ones , indeed it looks much better at night when well dressed party-goers or wealthier folks ( some tourists but not me...lol ) enjoy dining in colourful surroundings . A wedding was taking place at the time .Did my very best to keep the scene sharp , handheld against a post,
1/8 sec, iso 200 and f/3.2,
sharpened a bit and saturated colors in PP,
Thanks for looking ,

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To clic: Merci RobertCAROL50 1 07-09 14:49
To Romeu: Hi RomeuCAROL50 1 07-07 14:27
To Beger: Merci AnnieCAROL50 1 07-06 18:11
To ckuhn55: Hi ChuckCAROL50 1 07-06 18:07
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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-07-06 11:50]

Very pretty! I love the reflections!! The colors are beautiful! TFS and have a great day!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-07-06 15:32]

HI Carol

I ate aboard Jumbo ( also a ship restaurant) while in Hong Kong and I have to say this is a very unusual looking boat when all lit up, and that the capture is awesome with all those colors and such sharpness.

Interesting, since we must of crossed paths in DEC 2006. I never made it down to the river at night, now I wish I did. Luv the reflection of colors in the water. I'm planning a Photo trip next week to Vietnam. More on this at www.chuckkuhnphotography.blogspot.com. TFS

Hello Carol!
Fantastic night composition!
Great colours and reflection!
Good sharpness!
Best regards!

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-07-06 17:38]
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Bonjour Carol,
Excellente photo de nuit!
J'aime particulièrement la brillance et l'acuité des couleurs, mais surtout le beau contraste chaud/froid des réflections à la droite de l'image. Bravo! Annie

Now that a good reflection.... I missed this one, the colours are quite amazing, interesting angle as well. Excellent control of the light. regards h

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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-07-07 14:16]
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Hi Carol,

love the colors, light and reflections!


Hi Carol,
Great colourful image. Excellent how you captured the glimmering reflecyions on teh water. All those colours create a superb nocturnal image.
Well done!

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2008-07-09 7:13]
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Bonjour Carol
Je remarque un contrôle parfait des tons moyens car les personnages de la rangée du bas sont correctement exposés à l'éclairage tamisé du restaurant. Les reflets ont beaucoup d'éclat et les hautes lumières ont aussi une densité agréable.
J'ai pris l'habitude d'ajuster les EV sur la caméra à -2 pour des situations semblables; c'est rapide et efficace. Il faut cependant éclaircir un peu les tons moyens.

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  • malain Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 42 N: 272] (3188)
  • [2008-07-09 18:27]

Bonjour Carol,

Fantastique photo de nuit. Les couleurs sont tout simplement éclatantes !

Bravo et bonne journée, Michel

Hi Carol,
I love this shot, so sharp and clear.
I saw this boat 2 weeks ago - on a dinner-cruise. But I had no chance to make such a good shot than you did.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hellow Carol,
Perfect exposure bringing out the array of different colours to perfection.

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