Posts Tagged With: Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province

Butterflies


Butterflies

I was up on the Little Mountain here in Vung Tau again to take pictures and I was very lucky to get two butterflies in a single shot on my way down. There were actually 3 of them, flitting about the bush looking for choice branches to lay eggs.

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Sunset by the Bay


Sunset by the Bay

I was travelling along the beach with my wife when I noticed this beautiful sunset.
My wife was patient enough to wait for me while I took my time to take enough pictures to piece this image.
Of the images I too, I selected 30 to merge into this HDR Panorama. First, I merged 30 HDR images using Photomatix, and then using Photoshop CS6, manually align and blend the HDR output into this panorama.
It took a long time as I was taking all the pictures handheld and there are problems with misalignment. In addition, the boats were not sitting still due to the waves.

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School at Dinh Trang Nhi – Monochrome Friday


Elementary/Primary School

Some time earlier this year, imperfection from msnguyen.wordpress.com, who grew up in Vung Tau in her childhood, requested me to take a picture of her school if I’m ever nearby.  I did pass by the area a few times, but for once, I did manage to explore the area further.  The entrance to this school is facing a narrow alleyway, so I’m not sure if it is the same school that Imperfection went to (based on Google Maps, it seems to be the only school here).

If it isn’t, then I’ll have to try harder next time.

When I was there, a group of children and their teacher were having a rehearsal of some sorts, while some girls were playing some rope game on the grounds.

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Circus somersaults – People Monday


As I mentioned last week, I’m posting the gymnast performance.

Circus gymnasts performing heart-stopping somersaults between the temporary poles they set up on the stage.  This is the most exciting performance and at the end of the show, the audience called for an encore jump.

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Circus comes to town! – People Monday


 

Last weekend, the circus was in town!  This is my first ever visit to the circus!  A pity that my 70-200mm lens is at Nikon Service Centre for repairs.

There are quite a lot of performances during the circus, lasting a good 2 hours.  The stage was set too high and some of the performances looked amateurish. The gymnastics performances were, however, very good.  Will post a picture of that later.  Generally the animal performances were very popular with the kids.

Here, the circus strongman is swallowing a python/boa constrictor in front of an eager audience of young kids.  They watched it with a mixture of fear and curiosity.  At one point during the performance, when the performer left the snake unattended on the stage, it started slithering out towards the audience, causing screams of panic.  One kid was so terrified that he froze and wailed before his parents came to carry him away.

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