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Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7707 W: 150 N: 16743] (74034)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-01-26
Categories: Transportation
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-09-19 5:25
Viewed: 346
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
That's the bow of a typical wooden boat widely used by ethnic Vietnamese community in Phoum Kandal floating village along Tonle Sap River not far away from Kampong Chhnang town. It's traditionally crafted this way boldly painted in blue and red for good luck perhaps - being the most prominent features and characteristics that is only unique to this area. These colours imho, not only add up to express a sense of happiness but also add life where, rivers are lifeline to the floating community who are so dependent on this vital natural source.

I was drawn to this subject for its colour intensity, one that is so difficult to ignore on closer look when a delightful late afternoon sun light shines through obligingly at the correct angle to emphasise its vivid detail. This also I believe reflects the character, tradition and heritage which definitely possesses a certain appeal that I found very enchanting.

A proud icon of this water world, made me think it was worth a shot.....

Setting: 300 mm, 1/1250 sec, F5.6, ISO Raw 200, 1720 hrs

jhm, snunney, ChrisJ, jean113, Hansaphotos, jimmyjimmy, jimmyjimmy, Fis2, bukitgolfb301, papagolf21, COSTANTINO has marked this note useful
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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24956 W: 520 N: 42080] (180362)
  • [2018-09-19 5:58]

Hello Abmdsudi,

Very simple but wooden boat widely used by ethnic Vietnamese community in Phoum Kandal floating village, but excellent photographed.
Excellent captured, with original colours.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

Charming detail, a very nice image in a soft sunlight. Well observed.


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14395 W: 0 N: 16326] (174957)
  • [2018-09-19 6:16]


Superbe détail et vue quelle barque avec ce milieu rouge et cette forme et de chaque côté une autre couleur sueprbe image et captage.
Bravo et amitié

Bonjour Abmdsudi,

J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Comme quoi l'oeil du photographe est toujours à l'affut de la chose qui surprend. Ici, c'est le rouge qui éclate dans cette féérie de couleurs.



Hello Abmdsudi,
Clever composition making excellent use of the strong geometrical lines offered by the boat. Well framed, benefiting from a pleasant side light and well saturated colours. Simple but extremely effective.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3601 W: 0 N: 8419] (59503)
  • [2018-09-19 7:28]

You have chosen a very graphical fragment with vivid colors and interesting shapes, very well done
regards Ryszard

Hello Abmdsudi,
Another nice and interesting capture in your gallery taken with very good pov.
Perfect light management and sharpness as well as graphical effect. Interesting usefull notes.
TFS and best regards

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2525 W: 34 N: 4668] (25914)
  • [2018-09-19 8:01]

Hello Abmdsudi

I love this kind of colourful patterns and shapes on boats in SE-Asia. Here a good play with dof and light creates a kind of echo effect in the composition. Nice one!


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14785 W: 1053 N: 30272] (141979)
  • [2018-09-19 8:36]

Hello Abmdsudi,

Nice use of a shallow dof with tremendous warm cold colour contrasts between the red and dual tones of dark and light blue. Good sharpness & tight framing. Tfs!

Lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep detalj na drvenom, ribolovackom camcu.
Zelim vam sve najbolje.

Nice view, interesting and good text ...
Beautifully shown, good contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice detail on a wooden, fishing boat.
I wish you all the best.

Hello Abmdsudi, the shallow depth of field works well for this shot. Almost an abstract, yet we easily recognise the prow of the boat.
The light and shade on the features are delightful.
I like the echo of the kite shape in the blurry background.
Lovely work.
Regards Jean.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12202 W: 126 N: 22020] (112357)
  • [2018-09-19 9:13]

Hi Abmdsudi,a very original way to take a part of this typical local boat in 2 different light levels,great idea for a beautiful result,the style is different but the colors reminds a lot the boats that i seen in Senegal. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Abmdsudi

Excellent close-up composition of this colouful traditional boat. Splendid colours and lovely light. A suitable blurred background. Excellent:) TFS.

Greetings, Erling


Color, color, and more color. A classic with the DOF here. Color in our lives seems to bring happiness. We know what it means when many only see in B/W. Sad really. there is so much more. Nice attention to color.


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 161 N: 16934] (129769)
  • [2018-09-19 12:23]

Witaj Abmdsudi!
Curious fragment of boat.
Excellent framing and composition.
Amazing colors and sharpness.
Well done.
Warm regards.

Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH

The subject is not human as usual but boats. Even though whatever is your subject, output is always wonderful. Great cropping and the most balanced composition as usual.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Photographier de cette façon est un art !
L'image est magnifique et les couleurs superbes.

Hi A,
Well seen and taken, beautiful colors, good idea for a photo of this part of the boat, good close-up, tfs.

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2760 W: 1360 N: 3167] (40027)
  • [2018-09-20 0:20]


the saturated red bow stands out of the blue and green colors of the background, enhanced by its sharpness.
Warm regards

Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely and original composition, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16087 W: 159 N: 28052] (147454)
  • [2018-09-20 10:58]

Hi Abmdsudi
Excellente réalisation, superbe netteté sur l'avant du bateau contre la suite flou, merveilleuse sont les couleurs contrastantes
meilleurs vœux

Ciao Abmdusudi
complimenti, una bellissima inquadratura, messa in risalto dai colori forti.
Hai avuto una splendida idea e sai stato molto bravo nella realizzazione.

Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy Sunday
original version
simple but interesting with an interesting
description from you that here we can see
a typical wooden boat widely used by
ethnic Vietnamese community
charming detail

Amazing shapes and vivid colours. Great composition and use of differential focusing to create an almost abstract work.
Greetings from Poland

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