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"Rocks Gone Wild"

I found this scene fascinating, as the shape of the rocks along with the water pocket, together form a very unusual image. On the last trip, I took this same photo at sunset and it didn't turn out satisfactory. Hence, I came back this time to shoot it again at sunrise. There are some danger because I had to reach out on a thin edge in order to get this angle.


A color polarizer and a ND graduate filter were used to enhance and balance the photo's overall colors and contrast.


Co Thach is a small seaside village in Tuy Phong, Binh Thuan Province Vietnam, which is approaximately 200 miles North of Ho Chi Minh City. This area is known for having many interesting rock formations, hence "Co Thach" means "ancient rocks" in Vietnamese. Most unique about many of the beaches there is the gravel stones, covering in thick layers along the beaches. These stones' shapes and sizes are like the basalt massage stones commonly used in spas.

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Taken on October 8, 2011