Still waters in the old town

Are you a boat person?

I think certain people are boat people… they really are into boats and often think about being in a boat. I’m not one of them… I wonder if it has to do with coming from an ancestry of seafarers or something.

Daily Photo – Still waters in the old town

Feng Huang in the morning is very peaceful. It might even be one of those towns were a lot of people sleep late, since I didn’t see many in the morning.

It was at this very spot that I bruised my ribs pretty bad when I fell down. It was one of those slick mud-covered concrete areas that doesn’t look like a slick mud-covered concrete area. But once you step on, it’s way too late to do anything about it.

There’s nothing that knocks the wind out of you more than falling flat on your torso with a Nikon D3S between your ribs and the ground. I still wince when I think about it!

Still Waters in the Old TownFeng Huang in the morning is very peaceful.  It might even be one of those towns were a lot of people sleep late, since I didn't see many in the morning.  It was at this very spot that I bruised my ribs pretty bad when I fell down.  It was one of those slick mud-covered concrete areas that doesn't look like a slick mud-covered concrete area.  But once you step on, it's way too late to do anything about it.  There's nothing that knocks the wind out of you more than falling flat on your torso with a Nikon D3S between your ribs and the ground.  I still wince when I think about it!- Trey RatcliffRead the rest of this entry here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • Susan

    Pretty with the blue greens Trey – yes, that was a bad accident!

  • http://www.kelleybard.com Kelley Bard

    I love reflections… and even more than that, I love the clear, still water here and the view into it! Great image. I’m glad you get something good to wipe out that memory from your last trip. And I’m with Susan, I love the green colors (and the spicy hot red’s poking through!).

  • George

    The colors and reflections are great and the morning mist adds a bit of mystery. I don’t know about everybody sleeping in though. There are a lot of people on the other side of the river-someone fishing -and another person with a camera (but no tripod) shooting hand held snapshots. Must be a tourist.

  • Deron

    Love the mystical nature of the shot. I remember you talking about the spill in a previous post. How is the D3s doing?

  • http://www.projectemp.com Matthew M.

    Beautiful, calm.

  • http://lophot.com Simon

    I hope the camera was ok ;)
    Awesome picture!

  • http://none louis

    Every thing in this pic tells you that every one is at rest but the focus is on the boat and plenty going on ,on the other side of the river. China is always on the move and to catch a moment like this its great.Well seen and still to visit.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/danchui/ Dan Chui

    Mystical! I really like the calmness/transparency of the water, which is something that only HDR can properly capture.

  • http://lightningpaul.shutterchance.com LightningPaul

    Very very nice. I really like the strong presence of the color green.

  • Marc

    Love the colors on this one Trey, compo is awesome too!

  • Mitch

    Well, at least the camera was protected and came out OK. Isn’t that all that matters? :)

  • http://www.digitalmediabiz.com Aanarav Sareen

    This is a surreal photo! How early was it?

  • http://williambeem.com William Beem

    Sorry to hear about your fall. It reminds me of my fall in Alaska – multiple falls, actually. I was hiking around with a group on an excursion from a cruise. We made our way up a mountain trail by some rushing water and all the rocks were covered with slime. The tread on my hiking boots were pretty thin and I wasn’t getting any traction. On one of those rocks, my foot slipped and I landed flat on my ass. Not as painful as crushing your ribs, but wait – there’s more. Out hiking guide stopped everyone and pointed me out. He wanted to let everyone know that I fell perfectly – right on my ass. Apparently, that’s the preferred way to land, so he made sure everyone knew. As luck would have it, I demonstrated the technique two more times on that hike. I almost think I’d be willing to trade my shame & embarrassment for your bruised ribs.

  • http://sunnys12of12.blogspot.com Sunny

    I want to be able to make pictures like you do when I grow up…..problem is, I’m old enough to be your mother, so I’m assuming I’m grown up. Seriously, your daily shots are my morning pleasure.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kazinvan/ Mike

    Great photo Trey, very peaceful. And good that you saved the 3DS, ribs can heal ;)

  • http://dybowski.wordpress.com Michal Dybowski

    Yet Another Wonderful image! Thanks!

  • http://www.kriskoeller.com Kris Koeller

    Very nice. the water looks terrific.

  • dale_coz

    Great composition! I remember this nice pic from the webinar. I think you missed one thing in the post processing, look closely at the reflection of the line/pole in the water and where it appears to climb the steps on the far side. Should the reflection really continue after crossing the boat? Sorry to criticize.
    Have to agree 100% with Sunny. (Except in my case, I’m old enough to be your father.) Your amazing pics are also always part of my morning pleasure.

  • Big Matty

    I’m with you on the boat thing Trey. But they do can make neat pieces for pictures at times. This boat is a perfect example, and the glass-like water is very cool. As is the bizarre mooring pole. How do they get to land without getting wet? Another boat, or the ever popular pole shimmy?!;)

  • http://www.projectemp.com Eric

    Those really are still waters. Awesome shot.

  • Jeff Adair

    OMG! How is the Nikon?

  • http://photographyartblog.blogspot.com/ Jack

    This a very clean and nice picture, by the way, what are those things in water? algaes?

  • manokaran

    your photos keep my eyes wide open. GREAT.

  • http://500px.com/salah Salah

    I love it

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Thank you thank you :)

  • moji

    Trey,
    What a treat! Truly a work of art. How do you get that green and the bold reds? I don’t know photoshop and forgive my ignorance but is this photoshop or some other digital magic?

  • Alistair Nicol

    Trey was the boat moving? I see some interesting lines near the oar/stick pole thing. If it was it must have been a bear to process.

    I really dig the translucent water and the slimy mud at the bottom.

  • http://longdoan.info Việt Nam

    Tôi thích photo này! I like pic

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=769603345 Alan Leong

    amazing, you capture the asian culture very nicely~!

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