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No shortage of boats

No shortage of boats
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Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4287 W: 17 N: 10059] (41378)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-03-30
Categories: Transportation
Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-08-29 13:02
Viewed: 1102
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 84
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Ninh Binh - Tam Coc - No shortage of boats

In the vicinity of the city of Ninh Binh there are three areas where rowers take you in their small boats through the spectacular landscapes with the limestone rocks.

My previous picture was taken in Trang An.
This one here in Tam Coc at the starting point of the rowboat trip.
There is also a third place I visited, Van Long, but that area had slightly less beautiful landscapes.
Or perhaps on my third boat trip I was already accustomed to the beautiful landscapes.

It’s possible to rent bicycles in Ninh Binh and in smaller places, allowing you to visit the villages and the fields at your own pace. You can also rent motorbikes.

I’m a bit afraid that the number of boats on this picture is showing how many tourists are expected to come here in the near future ...

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Hello Paul,
That's certainly a lot of boats! I like the landscapes you included in the WS photos, but I really like this frame full of boats the best. :-) I might have even cropped out the bit of water on top, to have only the boats visible. It's great that one, lone man was walking across. He makes the scene come to life.

Hello Paul, a crazy number of boats, and what a fascinating scene it makes.
Your two w/shop pictures complement this one nicely.
I can only imagine how the customers will board a boat for a trip!
Great shot.
Regards Jean.

Ciao Paul
molto belle queste foto, amo particolarmente la versione verticale, ma è difficile scegliere la migliore.
Come hai detto tu, immagino che ci sia la previsione di molti turisti, le barche sono pronte, basta solo attendere l'arrivo.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3967 W: 2 N: 6661] (33090)
  • [2017-08-29 16:39]

Hello Paul,
I like beautiful composition here, fascinating scene!
Very good picture with nice colours and good quality.Thanks for the informative note.
Very well done.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3344 W: 0 N: 7655] (55867)
  • [2017-08-29 20:02]

Boats en masse! An unusual view, I also couldnt resist to take a photo, and the boy seems to be skillfully running on the boats, very well captured
regards Ryszard

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10118 W: 144 N: 25314] (123311)
  • [2017-08-29 22:14]

Hello Paul, How they can find their own boat on this "parking"?. Such pictures are impressive, these can be boats or bikes. The trip on such boat was for sure very pleasant. But the hope for a lot of tourists there! are these trips so organized that many boats go together, at specific times? Or one can just come and go? and what are these strange white objects, looking like a bucket with the paint? Have you rented a bike?

Kind regrad s Malgo

Salut Paul,
Impressionnante imbrications de bateaux, on s'imagine la difficulté de se sortir d'un tel enchevêtrement ! Très bien présenté avec cet homme qui anime la vue.

Hi Paul,
A spectacular capture from the boat parking lot. How interesting the graphical result is! Great idea, well taken.


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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13692 W: 295 N: 27269] (109493)
  • [2017-08-30 0:21]

Hello Paul,
the well chosen tight frame enhance even more the hundreds of boats with the 'jumping' man over them to be the eye catching of the scene.Great presentation and the same time is a good reportage shot from the place.


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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6076 W: 277 N: 11708] (90355)
  • [2017-08-30 0:21]

Bonjour Paul ,
Extraordinaire vue de tous ces petits bateaux agglutinés les uns contre les autres . La présence de l'homme qui marche "sur l'eau" est un plus indéniable .
Effrayant en effet de penser que tous ces barques puissent être utilisées en même temps .


Bonjour, cher Paul,
Voilà une composition très réussie. Cet ensemble de barques (à peu près identiques), demande une mémoire colossale pour retrouver son bien.
Très bon sujet comme d'habitude.
Merci pour la note et la photo en bonus.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9583 W: 157 N: 15497] (123957)
  • [2017-08-30 0:56]

Witaj Paul!
Very curious walk, boats make impression.
Good frame, colors and light.
Well done.
Nice day.

Ciao Paul, fantasic view of a lot of boats, beautiful graphic, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13800 W: 0 N: 16043] (169174)
  • [2017-08-30 1:30]


fantastique vue il faut jouer à l'équilibriste pour marcher sur ces barques de bois de couleurs différentes et quel nombre fantastique quel graphisme et concentration étonnant.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Paul,
When I see any kind of marinas with lots of small boats I always wonder how to get out of it, but this is probably the most congested marina I have seen. The density as such makes this an amazing photo, but the mild and well matching colours also make it enjoyable, and the young man adds an important human element. The only area of open water is filled with fine reflections. Both workshops are well worth seeing.
Kind regards,

Hi Paul
I like the way you have filled the frame with a lot of boats, shows excellent perspective & depth enhanced by that guy. Red and green hold the eye a little longer
as all the identical shape makes it interesting. Well Done, Congrats
Best wishes

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9132 W: 57 N: 15332] (56812)
  • [2017-08-30 2:06]

Hallo Paul,
Wat een enorme hoeveelheid boten! Er worden hier inderdaad nogal wat mensen verwacht. Je eigen bootje zal maar net in het midden liggen. Ze vormen wel een prachtig beeld met z'n allen en hun verschillende lichte kleuren. De man balancerend over de boten is een mooi detail.

Hello Paul,

You left me no choice, I have to add it to my favourites. Its a really fine shot. :)

Best Wishes,

Looking for his own boat... Hope he will find it eventually...
Wonderful congested boats "parking", same boats in diff. colors, a returning pattern, Paul, well shown.
Good afternoon,

Hello Paul,

great image with all of these boats, there is no shortage of boats....the composition with the man is interesting, the visual effect is amazing, I like it,

Best regards,

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 908 W: 0 N: 1370] (12661)
  • [2017-08-30 10:10]

paul good evening...well seen-thought out shot,nicely timed too,impressive shot! tfs dale

Hello Paul, great photo of this interesting scene of daily life, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. A great work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy rest of week.
All the best from the south of Spain.

Oi, Paul!

Uau, quantos barcos! A foto tem uma boa parte preenchida por eles, criando uma cena muito interessante! A nitidez e a luz são muito boas. O rapaz ao centro é um bom detalhe.
Bela fotografia!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24394 W: 523 N: 40801] (175578)
  • [2017-08-31 3:43]

Dag Paul,

Het is bikna niet tegeloven dat de eigenaar van zijn boot deze kan weervinden.
Zeker geen tekort aan boten zoals u schrijft.
Ook u bijgaande fotos zijn mooi.
De man loopt daar over of er geen boten zijn maar een mooie loopbrug.
Heel mooi foto erk, bedankt.

Groeten uit Oost Vlaanderen,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11746 W: 126 N: 21116] (108775)
  • [2017-08-31 3:47]

Hi Paul,fantastic pic,no doubts! A great idea this close up on this boat carpet,and very useful the large view with the landscape too in the WS. A great opportunity from your trip caught in a magnificent way,my best compliments for the vertical WS too ! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14254 W: 1033 N: 28539] (135736)
  • [2017-08-31 3:59]

Hello Paul,

An incredible array of sampans and boats. I don't remember it being even half as big as this when I visited in 2001. Good inclusion of the lone man jumping from boat to boat. Tfs!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15430 W: 159 N: 26989] (141616)
  • [2017-08-31 7:46]

Bonjour Paul
Impressionnant de voir toutes ces barques serrées l'une contre l'autre, les deux WS sont intéressant a voir aussi, la note également, oui aussi la présence du garçon anime tout en ajoutant de la profondeur
Belle journée

Hello Paul,
whilst the number of boats alone make an interesting photographic subject, it was very good timing on your part to include the striding figure in just the right postion for maximum impact.
Nice details throughout.
Warm regards Les.

Hello dera Paul VDv and have a nice time
and a happy new day
wonderful original photo
so many boats its the first
time I see something like this
your notes are really useful

Dag Paul
Je zal maar een klant hebben voor een boottochtje en je boot ligt middenin deze mêlee van boten. Een heerlijke foto met deze botenchaos verspreidt over het hele boot en de jongeman die zelfverzekerd rondloopt.
Een heerlijke foto.
Groet Rob
P.s. Hoezo regen in Vancouver? 3 dagen stralend weer. Zelfs Seattle was wolkeloos alleen een beetje heiig door de bosbranden in Canada 😉

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 700 W: 129 N: 1121] (7483)
  • [2017-08-31 19:23]

Hi Paul
A lot of boats! One can walk away there.
Interesting capture.


Hi Paul,
great composition of those boats. We need more in Houston-Texas. Those boats will be useful right now. Like it. Great job. Awesome. TFS.
All the best, Barbara

Hi Paul,

Marvelous idea of creating Kaleidoscope effect by using the jam packed boats.

And more amazingly, you happened to snap it with a man walking on it most probably searching for his own boat

Fantastic composition
Love it


Hell, Paul!

So the tourists had not arrived yet? There are boats for a lot of them indeed, and this region must be really wonderful! This detail of the man walking through the boats is very interesting, they create a very nice pattern! Beautiful composition! Well done!

Hello Paul.
Incredible accumulation of boats can be walked from one to another as if a cobbled street was, I never saw a similar accumulation. Very original composition.
Good perspective of the image, very pleasing to the eye.
Colorful, sharp and bright are perfect.
Well done. I like it.
Have a good day.
Best regards.

Dobar dan.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lepi vamci i priroda, lep most.
Zelim vam lep dan, sve najbolje za vikned, srecno.

Good day.
Interesting and beautiful look, good text ...
Good work with nice photos in the workshop, good contrast and perspective, nice colors, nice moment.
Beautiful nature and nature, beautiful bridge.
I wish you a nice day, all the best for yelling, happy.

Hi Paul
this is a wow photo from me! this is one of those photos where its easily worth 100 pts. its also one of those photos where I wish I was here to see it in person too. May just be one of your best posted shots. i'm speechless, the view is fantastic! cheers

Hello Paul,
really, no lack of boats, reminds me of wooden rafts in my home!
In Styria there has long been the gentle tourism
Have a nice day

Hi Paul,
fantastic use of the repeated motif of the boat. They are so crowded in an artistic mess!
So you are saying they are rental boats for tourists?
Great geometry, and the boy adds a lovely touch introducing so much life here.
Very well spotted!
It appears like a next photographically rich trip.
Very well done!!

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  • ecmel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 189] (1481)
  • [2017-10-10 12:00]

Hello Paul,
An splendid shot with a nice graphical pattern of boats.Your composition gives excellent visual impact.
Best regards

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2445 W: 34 N: 4392] (24697)
  • [2017-10-11 10:50]
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Dag Paul

Tijd om wat bij te kijken hier. Dit is de foto die eruit springt bij jouw recentste posts. Ik denk dat hij nog sterker zou zijn zonder dat beetje water bovenaan rechts, dan zie je echt alleen maar bootjes.

Ik hoop dat je van Vietnam genoten hebt.


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10498 W: 174 N: 17824] (79159)
  • [2017-10-16 15:41]


impressive the number of boats, most of them almost the same shape and colors. I image it would be difficult to a guy find the yours. excellent and surprising view.
PS: here we are after some days without conditions to do anything in the TE. I hope the troubles are gone.


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