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Con Dao Island | by Andre Luu
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Con Dao Island


Con Dao Island, AKA Con Son or Con Lon, is located about 100 nautical miles South East of Vung Tau City, Vietnam. This is one of the most beautiful wild islands in the world and a favorite of the movie star couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.



In winter and spring season (this photo) the island is covered by thick stormy clouds most of the time, especially at sunset and sunrise.


Knowing in advance that the weather would be unfavorable, I still took the trip anyway, for a short moment 1 in the 4 days staying in the island, the sun broke out and the result was a limited but beautiful sunrise sky. I thought the dark clouds add drama to the shot.



2-stop hard grad ND filter and polarizer were used with hyperfocal distance focusing technique.


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Taken on January 30, 2012