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On the mountain slope vs in the valley

On the mountain slope vs in the valley
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Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4286 W: 17 N: 10059] (41376)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-04-12
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-09-26 14:03
Viewed: 734
Points: 58
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Dong Van - On the mountain slope vs in the valley

The subject are fields, rice fields and others.

In the workshop you will find a picture of rice fields on a more or less flat ground in the valley of Dong Van, on the outskirts of town.

The main picture shows other fields on the steep slopes between Dong Van and Meo Vac.
Hopefully Vietnamese farmers have no fear of heights.
On the road to Meo Vac a new spectacular panorama awaits behind every corner.

Fis2, ikeharel, papagolf21, holmertz, jhm, cornejo, ChrisJ, Royaldevon, danos, adramad, worldcitizen, pierrefonds, Cricri, PiotrF, macjake has marked this note useful
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To emka: with mixed feelingsPaulVDV 1 2017-09-30 11:45
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11746 W: 126 N: 21107] (108743)
  • [2017-09-26 14:04]

Hi Paul,a very nice composition,excellent way to take a geometric capture playing with the hills. I like the 3D effect made by the different perspective levels and the bright colors too despite the cloudy day. Have a good night and thanks,Luciano

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9579 W: 157 N: 15495] (123923)
  • [2017-09-26 14:09]

Witaj Paul!
Wonderful landscape, view makes impression.
Excellent frame, colors and composition.
The mist deepens the charm of this composition.
Very well done.
Good night.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6075 W: 277 N: 11708] (90353)
  • [2017-09-26 14:23]

Bonjour Paul ,
peut être des champs de riz de montagne non irrigués ?
En tous cas un paysage fantastique avec ces pentes abruptes cultivées et le patchwork de vert et de doré .
Merci pour le partage .

Hello Paul,
A high mountains scenery with beautiful spot taken from. The converging diagonals of the slopes added with good depth appearing wonderfully over the pic. space.
have a nice new day,

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3339 W: 0 N: 7644] (55825)
  • [2017-09-26 22:53]

I like both photos, but I think the main photo is simply spectacular and breathtaking, rice fields so high on the slope, excellent photo
regards Ryszard

Bonjour, cher Paul,
Un grand merci de nous faire partager un pareil spectacle. Je ne pense pas un jour voir sur place un tel paysage.
Aussi, je profite de cette image pour en apprécier toute la beauté.

It's amazing how they manage to work on those hills. Spectacular view, good colors and contrasts, well taken scene.


Ciao Paul
Che paesaggio impressionante, queste montagne sono molto ripide, non capisco come facciano a lavorarle.
Ancora due splendide foto di questa zona ricca di curiosità.
Saluti Carlo

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13797 W: 0 N: 16043] (169134)
  • [2017-09-27 1:47]


Avec les montagnes en fond quelle compo et vue quel jeu de vallées de tons différent et même la forme la diagonale différente sueprbe effet et décor.
Bravo et amitié

Ciao Paul, amazing mountain landscape, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Paul,
I wouldn't say that the WS is better, but I would say that it could have done excellently as a regular upload another day. Not just because of the reflections, but because of the persons, the low wall cutting through the view between the fields, and the contrasts of brown and green. As for this photo I like very much the peculiar pattern created by the small fields on the right hillside, the many natural diagonals and the differences of light and haze. It is a breathtaking scenery, but it also makes me satisfied that I am not a farmer in the Dong Van area.
Kind regards,

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9127 W: 57 N: 15319] (56770)
  • [2017-09-27 5:01]

Hallo Paul,
Een prachtige compositie waarbij de natuur zich van verschillende kanten en met verschillende vormen laat zien. Het is een mooi samenstelling van lijnen en vlakverdelingen. De voorgrond steekt mooi af tegen de heiige achtergrond.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24390 W: 523 N: 40796] (175552)
  • [2017-09-27 5:26]

Dag Paul,

Antwoord op uw schrijven: Het krul bol spel wordt hier in Vlaanderen nog veel gespeeld, het wereldkampioenschap heeft hier in Maldegem al twee maal plaats gevonden.
Ik heb deze reportage gemaakt in opdracht van de Provincie Oost Vlaanderen, van de eerste spade steek tot de inhuldiging.
Paul ik heb u een kranten artikel gezonden via email van toen.

Dit is een heel mooi panorama met een V vorm tussen de hoge bergen.
Prachtig foto werk bedankt.

Groeten uit Oost Vlaanderen,

Bonjour Paul,

C'est incroyable de voir tout le travail de l'homme dans cette région pour exploiter même la plus petite parcelle de terre disponible. Superbe cadrage très informatif.



Hello Paul, very good view of this interesting and beautiful landscape of mountains, very well composed and captured in this good and beautiful photograph. An interesting image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. Great and beautiful work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.

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

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14252 W: 1033 N: 28524] (135700)
  • [2017-09-27 22:34]

Hi Paul

With a bit of pp work the workshop photo would have been very suitable for a main post another time. But this landscape is also very good. Superb composition with 3 dominant sections and excellent sharpness. Tfs!

Hello Paul,

Not only must the farmers be unafraid of heights, they will have to be pretty fit too!
This is a most enlightening photograph. WE can see overlapping steep slopes, with further steep slopes in the b/g, all terraced to make use of the available land.
I like how the colours wane into the b/g, giving a greater sense of depth.

Have a great day,
Bev :-)

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13685 W: 295 N: 27258] (109453)
  • [2017-09-28 7:44]

Hello Paul,
Great the panoramic view of the place with the valley to outline on the backdrop of the scene.I like the excellent verdant areas of the mountains with the people on the hill to add scale in the image.


Hello Paul.
Wonderful image, with these two slopes faced, in that diagonal that joins forming a V, where the steep valley and more mountains are framed.
A pretty colorful, powering image.
Magnificent management of brightness and sharpness, to enjoy with the details.
Well seen and fulfilled. I like it.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

Hello Paul,
This is a breathtaking, and probably dangerous place to work. I can't even imagine how difficult it must be to access these sites, especially when the weather isn't good. I'm happy to view this beautiful spot through your photo.

Oi, Paul!

As camadas da foto são todas bonitas. A primeira, com a cor marrom, faz um bom contraste com a segunda, de cor verde. A terceira possui um aspecto interessante e faz um bom fundo para a foto. Boas cores e luz.

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 700 W: 129 N: 1121] (7483)
  • [2017-09-30 22:01]

Hi Paul
Amazing to see agricultural activity in such a relief. It looks dangerous.
Your point of view allows a spectacular panorama.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10114 W: 144 N: 25302] (123269)
  • [2017-09-30 23:10]
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Hello Paul, You had mixed feelings with Vietnam, but all your pictures, main and Workshops, show delightful places and people, that I would be happy to see. Wonderful terraces.

Kind regrads MAlgo

Hi Paul,

That is an amazing and breath-taking valley and mountain slope!!

Very scenic landscape and excellent hike i reckon

Nice color and perspective

Well done

Bonjour Paul,

Les montagnes cadrent bien la vallée. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des champs de riz sur les flancs des montagnes. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


Hello, Paul!

The different brightness of each layer gives very good depth to the composition, and it's a wonderful view of this mountainous region! Beautiful colors and perfect sharpness! Wonderful job!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15425 W: 159 N: 26981] (141572)
  • [2017-10-02 11:39]

Bonjour Paul
Une vue impressionnante des plantations, intéressant le POV , le contraste des couleurs et de la lumière, belle image en WS
Belle soirée

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3963 W: 2 N: 6648] (33048)
  • [2017-10-03 14:24]

Hello Paul,
A amazing mountains landscape from this unique place.
I like very good composition.
Thank you for detailed and informative note.
Fine presentation.

Hi Paul
nope, not me, I think this is the better of the two photos, but thats just me :) The sky in the other one is a little too white and it covers up more of the frame. Here the sky is also white, but only in a small fraction. In this one, I love the overlapping diagonal lines of landscape, creates excellent depth. I can enjoy these landscapes all day long. cheers

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