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Sunset Over Tonle Sap

Sunset Over Tonle Sap
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-28
Categories: Sky
Camera: Nikon D80, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6, UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-28 3:36
Viewed: 5600
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This image was taken at Tonle Sap in Cambodia,

The Tonlé Sap is combined lake and river system in Cambodia that is also the largest body of water in South East Asia.
The Tonle Sap remains relatively small for most of the year, measuring about a meter in depth and covering around 2,700 square kilometers.
However, the river that connects to the lake starts to swell during the monsoon season as water that flows from the Mekong river reverses, helping to expand the Tonle Sap up to 16,000 square kilometers with a depth up to 9 metres deep.
Surrounding fields become flooded with the floodplains acting as the core breeding ground for the Tonle Sap’s plentiful supply of fish.
The seasonal flow from lake and river are responsible for creating more than 75% of Cambodia’s fresh water fish catch and are estimated to directly support more than 3 million people.
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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-05-28 3:53]

Hi Bungbing,
A beautiful sunset vista!
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, red reflections and wonderful colours.
Best wishes,

The water surface texture and colours are amazing. Perfectly captured. regards yiannis

Hi Bunyapon,
It looks like this entire image is on fire. Excellant centre of fucus with the orange sun and the tree. This is a wonderful landscape, you are on fire. Have a great weekend.

Hellow Bunyapon,
Striking silhouettes complimented by the warm red tones.Good depth and well exposed.

Hello Bunyapon
Beautiful photo with excellent composition. The colours and the lighting are fantastic.

Hi Bunaypon,
excellent atmosphere of this photo. Amazing colours. Wow, great! Very good sharpness, point of view - everything.
Have a nice day/evening,

Hi Bunyapon,

Beautiful picture of sunset. I like the POV.
The the colors are nice & the composition too. Well done & TFS.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-28 8:41]

Hello Bungbing.
Great sunset. Colorfull with very good sharpness. A very nice compositon. Very good job. Well done.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-28 9:21]

Hello Bungbing,
A beautifully composed Cambodian tropical sunset, the reflections on the waters of the Tonlé Sap adding to the richness of this image and the POV helps the composition.
Makes one want to be there!
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao Bunyapon. Fascinating warm tones and reflection in an intrigant taken of the sunset. Superb silouette for the tree.


Nice scene, I'd try to get the waterlevel to 1/3 from the bottom and then set the tree and sun at one third from the right, it would make your picture follow the rule of thirds and I think it may work here


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-05-28 14:18]

Hello Bungbing,
An excellent view with excellent composition and splendid colours.Great POV and wonderful capture.TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-28 15:33]

This is a great masterwork.The perfect example of best camera settings,magnificent red and impressive sharpness too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

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  • egres Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 144] (754)
  • [2011-05-28 17:24]

Hi Bunyapon
A very well composed and balanced landscape at sunset. Rich warm colors and lovely reflection on the water. The horizon, the sun and that silhouetted tree are at the right place according to the rule.
Beautifully done

Bonjour Bungbing,
De très belles et incroyables couleurs dans une lumière bien maitrisée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Bunyapon,
Beautiful sunset nicely presented and composed with great warm colors and light,
great reflection on water with lovely silhouettes.
wanderful warm colors sky too.
all my compliments

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-05-31 20:04]

Hello Bungbing,
Believe me, nothing I could say would do such an awesome image the justice it deserves. This is simply a stunning scene and you captured it perfectly. This would make a great photo to enlarge and hang on your wall. Superb work!!!

Hello Bungbing

I love the warmer color tones of this photo,
very fine POV and the way everything (the sun
and the tree dark silhouettes) are framed, TFS


Hi Bungbing,
fabulous sunset! Wonderful reflections of glowing red and calm grey in the waters, with the tree as a well chosen element for depth and a well balanced composition. Thank you!
With best regards,

beautiful shot!! this is a real master-peace like a painting

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