Fishing on the Mekong
Casting nets is the method of fishing on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos. Sun was setting and a golden hue caste over the river. Shot was with Canon 40D, 400mm, 1/160 sec, f/9 and ISO 200.

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Mon Feb 19, '07 07:04PM
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Media ID 20110317061342132  
Date Mon Feb 19, '07 07:04PM
Comments 6
Views 1563
Uploaded By Richard P Schoettger
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I like it Richard - you pressed that shutter release at just the right moment to capture the net going in.  Nicely done!

THis is an extremely worthy Editor's Pick, Richard. Long lens photography at its best. The use of dappled sunlight to create the abstract background is masterful.

Well....I am extremely flattered by this and thanks for all the kind thoughts.  I am still trying to learn how to navigate around this site and wondered what happened to one of my images in the Magic Hour folder.  I never thought to look around until lately and surprise!  For those that have never been to Luang Prabang, Laos, I strongly recommend as it is a true paradise for all types of photography.   Thanks again! 

Richard–I agree with the editor's pick on this one! Very well done. You saw this and executed well. I have yet to get up to Laos, though it is definitely on my to-do list. I am working out the details of leading a photo workshop in Vietnam near the end of next year. Where are you based?

Hi Matt and thanks.  I have lived in Singapore for a year now as I was from San Diego for many years.  I took this opportunity to actually see this part of the world more as I love traveling...and shooting, of course.  In regard to SE Asia, there are now three places I adore.  1)  Siem Riep/Ankor Wat, 2)  Luang Prabang, Laos and lately I added Sa Pa area north of Hanoi.   I have not yet hit Myanmar, but planning this September as I heard good things.   I think basing local travel out of Hanoi would be good as it is a good location for Ha Long Bay, Sa Pa (overnight train which was fine) and actually Luang Prabang (coach/fly/bus).  Many local tour operators connect Hanoi now with Luang Prabang.  I did find Hanoi fasinating too from a cultural aspect and very affordable.   I would be glad to further a discussion on this or open a forum.   Let me know, but my visit to Luang Prabang was one of the most peaceful, serene places I have been to and full of beauty, culture and charm.  Did you know they have some of the world's best cooking schools there??  A nice surprise.    I do have a few of my images from Luang Prabang (in Asia) on my web site along with several in Sa Pa/Ha Long (In Recent Trips).   My web site is 7continentsgallery.smugmug.com.  I have yet to add to Links yet as still feeling my way around the site and experience.   Thanks again!

 Wonderful photograph, Richard! The golden reflections with that fade is a perfect background for that scene... Great atmosphere!