Rower, Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam By Jane LurieJune 18, 2020 ( 56 ) Monochromia Rower, Hạ Long Bay To see more of my work, please visit my blog here. View original postShare this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Black and White, Landscapes, Monochromia, Photography, TravelTags: Black and White, Ha Long Bay, Inspiration, Landscape Photography, Travel Photography, Vietnam Related Articles Surf’s Up: Manhattan Beach By Jane Lurie2 days ago ( 82 ) Monochrome Moments in Nature By Jane Lurie2 weeks ago ( 142 ) Mind Travel: Back to Africa By Jane Lurie3 weeks ago ( 190 ) 56 comments › Kelly MacKay June 24, 2020 • 6:14 am I love black and white photos Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 24, 2020 • 7:51 am Thank you, Kelly. Me, too. Monochrome make me see things differently. Glad you like it. I contribute to a WP site called Monochromia- maybe you’ve seen it. Interesting work from people all over the world Reply ↓ Kelly MacKay June 24, 2020 • 10:25 am I’ll have to have a look Reply ↓ equinoxio21 June 23, 2020 • 5:47 pm Very nice. Reminded me the “strange” way (for a westerner) Asians row, right? They push on their rows. They don’t pull… Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 24, 2020 • 8:58 am Thanks, Brian. It’s fascinating to see how proficient the rowing is. Rowing forward standing seems much easier although I also saw people rowing sitting with their feet. I did grab an oar and we rowed together both sitting at one point which was fun. I recently posted a photo of a little girl practicing- they start early here. 🙂 Reply ↓ equinoxio21 June 25, 2020 • 11:31 am Rowing with their feet. Seen that too. Another technique is rowing while walking across the boat on a wide plank. Going to see your photo. Yes, they start early. The West sees it as child labour. Which it is, but it still a matter of survival for many. Daugher #2 is a development consultant. She’s been working on gender issues, and the need for children to work for household sustenance. There are also issues of children safety among cane workers for instance. So the women take their kids to the field because there is no-one to care for them. Long story. Reply ↓ equinoxio21 June 25, 2020 • 11:32 am Hopped to your blog, didn’t see it. Do you have the link at hand? 🙏🏻 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 25, 2020 • 11:51 am Here’s a color version – lead photo in this post. I also posted a B&W version in Feb. https://janeluriephotography.wordpress.com/2019/03/09/the-feminine-spirit/ Reply ↓ equinoxio21 June 25, 2020 • 3:52 pm Thanks for the link, as it turns out I had seen it before. See my comment. rabirius June 20, 2020 • 6:29 am Beautiful composition. So peaceful. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 20, 2020 • 3:07 pm Thanks, Rabirius. It was exactly that. The end of a long day on the bay and she was heading home. Glad you like it. 😊 Reply ↓ Adrian Lewis June 19, 2020 • 11:42 pm Beautiful image, my friend; I recognise that landscape. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 24, 2020 • 12:57 pm Thanks so much, Adrian. Yes, a classic spot. 🙂 Reply ↓ Poetpas June 19, 2020 • 7:58 am Impressive image! Good shot! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 19, 2020 • 12:40 pm Thanks so much, Poetpas! 🙂 Reply ↓ Poetpas June 19, 2020 • 1:05 pm You’re welcome 😊 Reply ↓ YellowCable June 19, 2020 • 4:06 am Awesome scene! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 19, 2020 • 7:31 am Thanks, YC. It was an awesome experience. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂 Reply ↓ Graham Stephen June 18, 2020 • 11:37 pm Moody! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 19, 2020 • 7:32 am Thanks, Graham. The monochrome definitely lends to the moodiness. Glad you like it. Reply ↓ Graham Stephen June 19, 2020 • 8:34 am Deffo Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 19, 2020 • 12:40 pm 😃 Reply ↓ Photography Journal Blog June 18, 2020 • 10:25 pm This is a great image, I clicked over to the original post as well. Just a personal preference, but I like it displayed here on black over the other version on white. It is always interesting to me how details like that can change the experience a viewer has with an image. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 19, 2020 • 7:37 am Thanks, Amy. That’s a good observation and I agree, the background does change the look of an image. I prefer the black background, too. Interesting, since all my prints are framed with a white mat. 🙂 Appreciate you sharing your thoughts. Reply ↓ Photography Journal Blog June 19, 2020 • 12:50 pm 😊 Reply ↓ Eliza Waters June 18, 2020 • 6:17 pm Terrific composition, Jane! The clouds, mountains, and water texture provide a splendid backdrop to the rower. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 18, 2020 • 7:32 pm I’m so glad you like this shot, Eliza. Thanks very much. It is a wonderful memory and the women in the photo was such fun to be with. She let me row with her. 🙂 Reply ↓ bluebrightly June 18, 2020 • 5:25 pm I think Steve may have been pulling your leg. 😉 You must have great memories from that trip. The water is particularly nice in this photo. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 18, 2020 • 5:28 pm You think? Steve can’t resist a play on words. This was a wonderful moment saying goodbye to our talented transporter after a thrilling day on the water. Thanks, Lynn. 😊 Reply ↓ bluebrightly June 19, 2020 • 10:39 am 🙂 Nice! Reply ↓ Olga June 18, 2020 • 4:35 pm The light in the rippling water and the moody sky makes for a wonderful scene in monochrome. Stunning photo, Jane. ❤ Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 18, 2020 • 5:26 pm Hi Olga, I was thrilled with the light and of course, the location, on this marvelous day. Glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks very much. Reply ↓ Olga June 19, 2020 • 7:36 am Your very welcome. It was a delight to view this scene. Reply ↓ Peter Klopp June 18, 2020 • 4:00 pm Dramatic landscape image in monochrome! I like it very much. Reply ↓ Steve Schwartzman June 18, 2020 • 12:48 pm How long since Hạ Long? Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 18, 2020 • 2:56 pm 😃About ten years… I hope we go back someday. Reply ↓ paula graham June 18, 2020 • 12:15 pm Splendid work, full of history and dreams. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 18, 2020 • 2:56 pm What a beautiful description, Paula. Thank you very much. Reply ↓ Steve Gingold June 18, 2020 • 12:03 pm I agree with Robert about the appearance resembling ink work. I like the contrasting tones of the far islands and the hills behind them. There’s a peacefulness about this. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 18, 2020 • 2:55 pm Hi Steve, I agree with both of you- and I love pen and ink drawings and have seen beautiful ones in Asia. Happy you enjoyed this scene, it was indeed peaceful and fascinating to see. Thank you so much. Reply ↓ neihtn2012 June 18, 2020 • 11:59 am Awesome shot! Especially in monochrome. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 18, 2020 • 2:52 pm Thanks very much, Hien. This one does work well in monochrome with its varying light. Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂 Reply ↓ Oh, the Places We See June 18, 2020 • 10:39 am We loved touring Ha Long Bay, and this photo reminds me of some of the people we saw as well as the seascape. Absolutely beautiful part of the world. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 18, 2020 • 2:51 pm Thank you, Rusha. It was incredible to see, wasn’t it? The floating fishing village is fascinating. I’m glad this brought back good memories. 🙂 Reply ↓ Oh, the Places We See June 18, 2020 • 4:10 pm Jane, were you able to get to the Mekong River area? It left a great impression on me. I’ll post pictures at some point. Although they were taken in undesirable mid-day bright sun, the homes and people are quite memorable. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 18, 2020 • 5:18 pm Yes, we took a river boat cruise on the Mekong. A wonderful photographic journey. Looking forward to your shots. I’m going to post some more in this series. Reply ↓ Oh, the Places We See June 19, 2020 • 4:52 am The whole country is a photographer’s dream. Everything is different, unique, real. I was fascinated with every place we went. Jane Lurie June 19, 2020 • 7:38 am I agree. I have hopes of returning someday. Robert Parker June 18, 2020 • 8:11 am It’s a beautiful and striking shot, almost like it was drawn in ink, perfect for such a legendary place. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 18, 2020 • 8:15 am Thank you, Robert. So glad you like it…a memorable moment of this amazing place. Reply ↓ blhphotoblog June 18, 2020 • 7:44 am Stunning shot Jane! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 18, 2020 • 8:08 am Thanks so much, Brian. It is a wonderful memory. 🙂 Reply ↓ Keval Chheda June 18, 2020 • 7:41 am Beautiful composition Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 18, 2020 • 8:08 am I’m glad you enjoyed it, Keval. Thanks very much. Reply ↓ Keval Chheda June 18, 2020 • 8:13 am Love your blog and pictures ☺️ keep sharing them. 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