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Quan Tran Mar 28, 2005 12:28 AM

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Hi All,

I love taking landscape photographs very much. Yesterday I climbed up to Nui Nho (the Small mountain) of Vungtau city where I live and took this shot of the city on the top of the mountain with my Digital Rebel 300D, lens 18 - 55mm.

Thanks for your viewing and comments.



Curmudgeon Mar 28, 2005 12:32 AM

This is a beautiful shot. Playing with saturation, contrast, and levels in post processing software may enhance the shot. Nice shot and great exercise *S*.


suze Mar 28, 2005 3:18 AM

Wonderful shot quan. I think the climb was well worth it! If I were you,I would take one from this vantage point each year andrecord the evolution of this coastline city.

Quan Tran Mar 28, 2005 8:34 PM

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Thanks Suze and Bill for your comments. Actually I don't know much about Photoshop software. Do you know anywhere in the internet where I can find free tutorials for beginners? Suze, climbing to the top of this mountain is not a big problem as it is not very high. There is a step like a staircase so you can walk slowly to the top. It takes about 15 mins to reach the top where there is a Jesus statue facing to the Pacific. This statue looks like the one in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.



twofruitz Mar 28, 2005 9:09 PM

well taken, however i'd crop the sky in the picture of the statue.

great :cool:

KENNETHD Mar 28, 2005 9:19 PM

Wonderful shots Quan. I love the depth in the first one. Fabulous width and absolute stunning beauty here. Lovely balance and great symmetry. Perhaps improvement in the sharpness could maybe make this more effective, but it's only an opinion. Thanks and Best regards,


suze Mar 29, 2005 2:38 PM

The statue is great Quan! Is that the last supper I see in the base of it?

For photoshop tutorials, there are loads of them on the net - just go to Google and search for "photoshop tutorial photography". That should get you ones geared more towards photo editing. A lot of Digital Photo sites offer a "how-to" section.

An example (very basic info on this one -good for beginners)

There are also quite a few good books out including one called Adobe Photoshop for Photographers.

Keep those posts coming!

Curmudgeon Mar 29, 2005 11:36 PM


I am just a novice that has read a couple of books on Photoshop Elements. I have the program and it is fun to play with. Not real sure of sites on the net but I would just Google it and see what comes up. I find it really helps sharpen my colors, contrast and stuff. I love the statue photo. Wish there was a way to see them both in the same frame.


Curmudgeon Mar 29, 2005 11:49 PM

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I played with your pic a little. Think I over sharpened it but you get the idea.

Hope you do not mind.


Quan Tran Mar 30, 2005 2:41 AM

Yes Suze, it is the last supper at the base of the statue.

Hi Bill,no problem! Wow! How did you make it so sharp and rich in colors and contrast like that. It is much more nicer than my original photo.

Well, I've got to find some photoshop books to learn this great software.

Thanks a lot and regards,


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