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Sapa rice fields

Sapa rice fields
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Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4394 W: 17 N: 10354] (42393)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-04-05
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Exposure: f/0.1, 1/21 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-09-13 12:35
Viewed: 930
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sapa - Rice fields

Three more photos taken in the vicinity of Sapa in the northwest of Vietnam.

Rice fields constructed on steep slopes can be found in several places in the world.
The most spectacular terraces I’ve ever seen are the 2.000-year-old Banaue rice terraces in the north of the Philippines.
I’ve never been in that part of China but here on TE spectacular pictures have been posted of the terraces in Yuanyang, Yunnan.
There are also very beautiful terraces in Bali, Indonesia but the difference in height there is less.

Probably more countries have impressive rice terraces on steep hills. To me personally, they offer views I always enjoy to see.
During the walks it’s sometimes not easy to balance on the thin partition walls and falling into the muddy water is not something to look forward to :)

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9307 W: 57 N: 15761] (58380)
  • [2017-09-13 12:40]

Hallo Paul,
Heel mooi om deze rijstvelden en terrassen zo van bovenaf te zien. De groene en gele kleuren laten de verschillende lagen duidelijk zien. De verschillende huisjes in de compositie zijn ook een mooie toevoeging aan de foto.

Hello Paul, an excellent high point of view that includes so much detail from the foreground to the distant background.
An amazing way to manage the landscape.
Regards Jean.

P.S. The workshop pictures give us even more information, thank you.

Hello Paul,
Three excellent photos of which this main one is the most spectacular. The shapes and colours of the terraces are stunning and they look incredibly well built and well maintained. The most impressive of all is perhaps the location of the village on top of the hill, entirely surrounded by the terraces. At least from this distance everything looks very neat. It's a terrific photo and this time the colours have a perfect intensity, without being at all over-saturated.
Kind regards,

Hello dear Paul and have a nice tim
original version
great idea to capture this place
from above with hundred of
beautiful natural details

Göz doyurucu güzel bir fotograf. Harika. Tebrikler

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9879 W: 157 N: 16092] (126587)
  • [2017-09-13 13:23]

Witaj Paul!
Very curious POV and composition.
View makes impression.
Excellent colors and light.
Well done.
Warm regards.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6092 W: 277 N: 11813] (91054)
  • [2017-09-13 13:56]

Bonjour Paul ,
Merveilleuse vue sur ces collines sculptées en terrasses et ces jolis hameaux à l'architecture traditionnelle . Mais ici ou là , la tôle ondulée fait son apparition ...

Bonsoir, cher Paul,
Un grand merci pour ce partage de ces prises de vue bénéficiant d'un intérêt manifeste.
De plus, la beauté particulière joue un grand rôle dans la présentation.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
  • [2017-09-13 22:59]
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Hello Paul,

The terraces in Yuanyang in Yunnan were just what I wanted to see, after I had ween many photos but it was too far and I would need to much time to go there. Three more fantastic pictures from Sapa. Only few of the fileds have water, but the view is wonderful anyway. There are terraces also in machu Picchu but there are no used for growing something. My friend was in Sapa and told me how difficult it was to move around.

I made up my mind where to go next year :).
Kind regrads Malgo

Salut Paul,
Superve vue sur ces cultures en terrasses, un paysage photogénique à souhait ! Bon contrastes avec ces quelques habitations traditionelles et jolies courbes, c'est bien pris de puis ce PDV.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24636 W: 523 N: 41354] (177684)
  • [2017-09-14 5:03]

Dag Paul,

Ik denk dit is een van de mooiste uit uw serie.
Het is fantastisch hoe mooi we de tafel structuren kunnen zien.
Deze is echt mooi Paul, niet aan twijfelen.
Heel mooi foto werk, bedankt.

Groeten uit een regenachtig Oost Vlaanderen,

Spectacular view of the amazing terraces. How great the place looks! Well seen!


Hi Paul
wow, those buffalo are huge! Wouldn't want to make one of them mad at me!

Reading your note, I guess it'd be best if you could wear tall rubber boots rather than running shoes. obviously the views you show us here are A+, it offers views of the buildings too, maybe not the most dramatic of rice fields, but still very attractive. nice shot indeed. cheers

Oi, Paul!

Essa foto muito legal, em parte pelo ângulo mais alto e bem amplo desse lugar interessante. As camadas de plantações fazem um efeito visual muito legal. Boas cores e luz. O contraste entre o amarelado da plantação e o marrom escuro da terra mais à esquerda ficou bonito.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14084 W: 0 N: 16149] (171804)
  • [2017-09-15 1:06]


Quelle vue et iamge de haut quelle compo fantastique image quelle dessin sur ces cultures et rendu des tons quelle forme et végétation splendie vue.
Bravo et amitié

Hi Paul
A collaboration between man and nature displaying the patterns, colours and a multitude of detail. It's beautifully captured from high viewpoint to reflect vastness of the fields and the light is right. Fine shot, congrats.
Best regards

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3449 W: 0 N: 7971] (57329)
  • [2017-09-15 8:21]

The view from this high POV is fantastic, the rice terraces look like an amphitheatre, simply a splendid photo, my compliments

Dag Paul
Een verrassend beeld met de huizen op de top van de berg te midden van de terrassen. Hier niet omgeven door een eindeloos uitgestrekt beeldvullende hoeveelheid sawas. Ook de foto met de buffels waardeer ik zeer omdat ik mij kan herinneren dat de buffels en de rijstvelden altijd in een adem werden genoemd door de aardrijkskundeleraar.
Groet Rob
Ps. Mijn schoonzus heeft haar reis al helemaal volgepland, heb ik begrepen. I zal je t.z.t. haar ervaring laten weten.

Hello Paul.
A beautiful image of this hill, all with the stepped rice fields and the small village at the top, an image of a beautiful graphic.
Good perspective of the image, very pleasing to the eye.
Very good composition, I like.
Have a good day.
Warm greetings.

Another beautifully photographed this terraces fields upon the slopes, Paul. Effectively shown from a higher point, looks meticulously kept.
Fine photo, clear and distinct.
Wish you a nice weekend,

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
  • [2017-09-16 11:36]

Hello Paul,
A amazing picture with Rice fields, unique place.
I like good sharpness, depth and good quality.
Thank you for informative note.
Fine presentation.

Bonsoir Paul,

J'apprécie les champs de riz en forme d'escalier. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des champs de riz. L'image est claire et nette. Bonne soirée.


Hello Paul, another great view of these interesting rice terraces, very well composed and captured in this good and beautiful photograph. An interesting image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. Very good and beautiful work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.

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

Hello Paul,

A great series of photographs to give us an impression of this part of Vietnam. I don't think I have ever seen buffaloes looking so peaceful!

Like you, I love this photograph! The terraced rice fields make a most attractive pattern, reminding me of my studies in geography when we were studying contour lines!
You have chosen a good viewpoint, carefully revealing the steepness of the terraces as well as the attractive patterns.
I had a little smile, imagining you carefully balancing on the narrow partition walls whilst trying to create this fine composition!

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

beautiful this photo with rice fields; they give a sense of peaceful!!!
Great colours and good pov.
THey remind the rice fields I visited in Bali Indonesia.
Well done
Have a nice day.

Hello, Paul!
These terraces are great! I have never seen similar landscape.
This is very attractive photo with clever choice of the point of view and fine DoF!
Well, South East Asia is really interesting region for photographers.
Best wishes,

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