Imperial City, Huế, Vietnam

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I’m coming up on some more travel to Southeast Asia (heading to Cambodia in a few months), and it got me wanting to revisit some of my Vietnam images from last year. I still have so many that I haven’t had the chance to really look at and properly share … there just never seems to be enough time in the day to do everything. :)

One thing I know best about traveling as a photographer is that if you want to get the good stuff you must get up early. Get up when the locals get up, head to the market, walk through “touristy” areas before the tourists show up

That’s what I did here.

Not only was I practically the only person at this location, there was some pretty decent atmosphere in the air … mist, soft light, and just overall beautiful conditions for photography. Beating the rush of people also allowed me to take time to set up, photograph, and then re-compose and do it again. I didn’t have to work around lots of other people. It was perfect.

I’m really looking forward to plenty of more travel in the next year. On my list (some of it definitely happening, some of it is on my wish-list) are Cambodia, Australia, and Norway … all places I’ve never been to before. I can’t wait! :)

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:03+00:00 September 20th, 2012|47 Comments

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My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Portland, Oregon, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

47 Comments

  1. Bert Sendobry September 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    <3

  2. Bert Sendobry September 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    <3

  3. Martyn Band September 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Enjoy

  4. Martyn Band September 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Enjoy

  5. Gatto NineNineNine September 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    =^.^=

  6. Gatto NineNineNine September 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    =^.^=

  7. Michael Young September 20, 2012 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Wonderful color, beautiful composition. So rich.

  8. Michael Young September 20, 2012 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Wonderful color, beautiful composition. So rich.

  9. Silvain Geselle September 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Thanks Michael!

  10. Silvain Geselle September 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Thanks Michael!

  11. Mark Hammon September 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Love the shot.  I know what you mean about getting the time to process and use/show all of the images you take, I have whole shoots that I have not even touched…  Need to clone myself… but my clone better like sitting in front of the computer for hours on end so I can shoot more.

  12. Mark Hammon September 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Love the shot.  I know what you mean about getting the time to process and use/show all of the images you take, I have whole shoots that I have not even touched…  Need to clone myself… but my clone better like sitting in front of the computer for hours on end so I can shoot more.

  13. Remo Fiore September 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    beautiful capture

  14. Remo Fiore September 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    beautiful capture

  15. natan delarue September 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    nice shot 

  16. natan delarue September 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    nice shot

  17. Anthony Soung Yee September 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    This looks like a painting. Well done.

  18. Anthony Soung Yee September 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    This looks like a painting. Well done.

  19. Alexander Schwarz September 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    New this image from your ebook and loved it the moment I saw it!

  20. Alexander Schwarz September 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    New this image from your ebook and loved it the moment I saw it!

  21. Roy O'Rear September 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Love it. Know what you mean about getting up early. Few years back I was in Chicago and had the opportunity to shoot Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) early in the morning. No one around.

  22. Roy O'Rear September 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Love it. Know what you mean about getting up early. Few years back I was in Chicago and had the opportunity to shoot Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) early in the morning. No one around.

  23. Silvain Geselle September 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Great shot with the right lighting!

  24. Silvain Geselle September 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Great shot with the right lighting!

  25. Shawn Highfill September 20, 2012 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    That makes me want to walk through the door, sit down and enjoy the solitude. I love the composition.

  26. Shawn Highfill September 20, 2012 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    That makes me want to walk through the door, sit down and enjoy the solitude. I love the composition.

  27. Pray Son September 21, 2012 at 3:18 am - Reply

    beautiful..i Like it..

  28. Pray Son September 21, 2012 at 3:18 am - Reply

    beautiful..i Like it..

  29. Aaron Hockley September 21, 2012 at 3:34 am - Reply

    Great image – good colors, well composed.  My eye jumps around from point to point looking at the details.

  30. Aaron Hockley September 21, 2012 at 3:34 am - Reply

    Great image – good colors, well composed.  My eye jumps around from point to point looking at the details.

  31. Silvain Geselle September 21, 2012 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Hi Nicole, perfect image with lovely colors!

  32. Silvain Geselle September 21, 2012 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Hi Nicole, perfect image with lovely colors!

  33. Amos Struck September 21, 2012 at 8:30 am - Reply

    The Imperial City is aweseom – did you go through their remote garden! Very beautiful and peacefull.

  34. Amos Struck September 21, 2012 at 8:30 am - Reply

    The Imperial City is aweseom – did you go through their remote garden! Very beautiful and peacefull.

  35. Maki S. September 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Fantastic shot – I was there last year too….but we got sick with bird flu and missed half of our stay in Vietnam. Cambodia was so wonderful – great people despite their tragic past.

  36. Paul Dymond September 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    If you make it down here to Australia and you end up in Cairns, let me know nd I’ll show you around!

    • Nicole September 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm - Reply

      I’m not sure what my plan is yet, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be in Australia next year! Any suggestions on where I should go or things that would be really cool to do while I’m there?

  37. David B. September 21, 2012 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Fantastic shot.

  38. Vinish Saini September 22, 2012 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    what an amazing shot!

  39. Vinish Saini September 22, 2012 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    what an amazing shot!

  40. Aparna September 22, 2012 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    I follow your posts regularly, but comment rarely. But I just had to tell you that this one is really beautiful.

  41. barbara September 23, 2012 at 3:53 am - Reply

    Beautiful

  42. Daniel September 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Love this shot the first time I saw it in you ebook!

  43. Etienne Bossot September 30, 2012 at 7:04 am - Reply

    superb shot!

  44. Etienne Bossot September 30, 2012 at 7:04 am - Reply

    superb shot!

  45. Silvain Geselle September 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Great work!

  46. Silvain Geselle September 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Great work!

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