Mekong Delta

by Julia Laporte December. 15, 2018 298 views

“No matter the border, the Mekong has been an indiscriminate giver and taker of life in Southeast Asia for thousands of years. It’s a paradox like civilization’s other great rivers—be it the Nile, Indus, Euphrates, Ganges or China’s Sorrow the Huang He—for without its waters life is a daily struggle for survival; yet with its waters life is a daily bet that natural disasters and diseases will visit someone else’s village, because it’s not if, but when it’s going to happen that’s the relevant question.”
Tucker Elliot, The Rainy Season

Cocoa

Cocoa

Processing coconut candy

Processing coconut candy

Boats freshly painted in preparation for the Vietnamese New Year

Boats freshly painted in preparation for the Vietnamese New Year

Pillars at the Temple of the Coconut Monk on Phung Island

Pillars at the Temple of the Coconut Monk on Phung Island

Palm leaves at our farmstay accommodation

Palm leaves at our farmstay accommodation

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Bill Baird 2 years, 4 months ago

#5 The subject and the capture are beautiful !

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Julia Laporte Replied to Bill Baird 2 years, 4 months ago

Thank you, Bill. 
Unfortunately my timing was off just a bit to get both eyes fully in the frame, not hidden by her arm. But that’s where I still have a lot to learn and practice: timing and shutter speed when it comes to people or things in motion. :-)

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Bill Baird Replied to Julia Laporte 2 years, 4 months ago

I personally like the shot just as it is with one eye hid. Makes it look totally not a pose which it was not.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Julia Laporte Replied to Bill Baird 2 years, 4 months ago

smile I’ll take it.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 4 months ago

Love it, been there a few times. Life on the Mekong is a civilisation on its own;

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Julia Laporte Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 4 months ago

It was my first time and I would definitely like to come back in the future. :-)

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