Beautiful Feng Huang at night

Daily Photo – Beautiful Feng Huang at night

This was a beautiful and relaxing night for me.

I strolled up and down the banks of this old river-town. All the houses up on stilts were so charming… the little boats motoring around… old ladies still washing clothes deep into the night… young lovers skipping along the opposite bank while I set up for shots…

After a few hours of shooting, I stopped at a small family-run restaurant that overlooked the river. I pulled out my sketch pad and started drawing the scene around me for a few hours while the nice mom inside brought me all kinds of mysterious hot foods, teas, and little cookies. It was a very peaceful and nice night…

High Dynamic Range Photography

  • Cool shot! Love all the colors. Are there lights shining up into the trees?

  • Awesome. I love getting lost in other cultures. I feel so anonymous, yet so content. Cool shot and story.


  • yes – they have lights everywhere… kinda cool I thinK!

  • casusan

    Wonderful shot Trey – all glowing! Sounds like a lovely night for you – hope all of them are like that!

  • Very cool capture, Trey! I like how those lights and reflections under the bridge create crescent moons of sorts!

  • excellent ๐Ÿ™‚ Hoping to try xmas lights in HDR this month…

  • Reflections + Light + HDR = A great result – this is a wonderful scene…..

  • Simon Morris

    Great shot Trey, especially the ‘twinkly’ lights and the amount of detail that’s been captured… not easy when you’re trying to overcome noise… 10/10 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This shot has really nice balance… My eye keeps getting drawn all over the place, I keep finding details that I missed the first time!
    Not the greatest HDR weather here in Queenstown, although I did manage to snap these two while exploring the lakefront last night:

  • Richard (oldhickory)

    Wow.. I’d have to say that’s a keeper!

  • Roger

    Great surprising photo with lots to see. I made it my wallpaper so I could look at it more comfortably. I find that times when you can relax between sightseeing can be very memorable on a vacation.

  • Gail in Montana

    Beautiful photo, Trey. Such a peaceful scene, glad you enjoyed that spot so much. I’m sure I would to if I was there. Are you thinking of painting it someday? Hope you are having a great weekend where ever you are. Still cold and snowy here in Montana and lots of parts of the world!! Take care, all. Eden, I’m going to have a look at your two photos next. I know they will be good. All the best to all my photographer friends!!!

  • Gail in Montana

    Looked at Eden’s photos, really neat. Just told him to be careful!!!! I’m having trouble sometimes posting on flickr. Fortunately, the second try on the second photo registered. Glad we don’t have that problem here!!! Well, on with my day, take care, everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This is a great shot Trey! Really nicely rendered. Peaceful and calm with nice little details and textures all over. I specially like the uplight in the trees. Fantastic as always!

  • Great shot as always, love the idea of enjoying yourself and relaxing trough art, I think I am going to buy a sketch pad!

  • Love! Love! Love this shot ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This shot is amazing. The still water, the colors, the positioning. Everything is fantastic.

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