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Space OdysSea | by Andre Luu
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Space OdysSea



This photo was shot 30 minutes before sunrise when the sky just started to glow. The rocks were randomly scattered everywhere in a very chaotic fashion, therefore I had a hard time to sort out their lines and forms in order to come up with this composition.


A circular polarizer and a graduate ND filter were used to enhance and balance the sky and the dark rocks. The long exposure blurred the waves into a some what mist, which helped to accentuate the curvy rock formation.


It has been five months since I last took a photo trip. This time, I traveled 200 miles North of Ho Chi Minh City to reach Co Thach, a small seaside village in Tuy Phong, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam.


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 gravel stones' shapes and sizes are like the basalt massage stones commonly used in spas. Behind the stones and the orange, white and black color rocks is the beautiful blue sea, which serves as an excellent background for most of my photographs here.


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Taken on September 4, 2011