A glimpse of Central Vietnam from above

Da Nang City, Lang Co, or Thu Bon River show up colorfully through the overhead angle of young photographer Vo Van Viet.

Young photographer Vo Van Viet, 29 years old, from Da Nang, is a person who loves taking landscape photos from above. In addition to Da Nang, he also shoots in neighboring provinces such as Thua Thien – Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Phu Yen.

The photo above takes a panoramic view of the fanciful Da Nang city in the sunset, with the highlight being the sun rotation at Asia Park, in the distance are the bridges spanning the Han River.

Sunset is covered with brilliant yellow-orange color on Son Tra peninsula, with the angle of taking a picture of the Buddha statue of Quan The Am Bodhisattva at Linh Ung Pagoda – Bai But, facing the peninsula, about 10 km from the center of Da Nang.

Thua Thien – Hue has diverse natural landscapes such as the Perfume River, Ngu Binh mountain, Vong Canh hill, lagoons, and historical sites, and ancient architecture, notably the complex of Hue monuments. On the picture is the magical beauty of the Citadel in the night, with the view of Ngo Mon (Hue Imperial Citadel), Ky Dai, and Perfume River in the distance.

Dam Chuon Fisherman’s Wharf is picturesque when viewed from above. Fishermen started fishing from 6 pm the previous evening and finished at 6 am the next morning, then took advantage of transporting fish and shrimp to the wholesale market of Chuon village.

Chuon lagoon in Phu An commune, Phu Vang District, about 15 km from the center of Hue city, belongs to the system of Tam Giang – Cau Hai Wetland Nature Reserve established in June 2020.

At the weekend, Van Viet took advantage of staying in Hue for a day, going from Hue center at 3 am to Quang Loi Lagoon, Quang Dien district, about 30 km from the city to photograph the dawn. “I’m very happy when I was lucky enough to capture a peaceful scene on the lagoon when the sky is magically yellow,” the author shared.

Hoi An , an ancient town in the coastal plain of Quang Nam, shows a contemplative beauty through an overhead view, with a mossy tiled roof and An Hoi bridge spanning the Hoai River flowing through the city.

When stopping in Hoi An, Van Viet was impressed when walking on short and narrow streets along with the pattern of a chessboard, fascinated by the yellow-dyed walls of the house, dotted with lanterns and bold conical hats. old town quality.

Drying masks in the Hai Nam Assembly Hall, near Hoi An market. The author shared, he knew the traditional mask painting profession of famous artist Bui Quy Phong, so he contacted and used the mask exposure scene to make the background for the above photo.

The brushstrokes on the mask bearing the characteristics of singing boi (or singing set, or folk Tuong) show different expressions of happiness, sadness, and happiness, not mixed into other traditional craft cultures.

Fishermen make a living with stilts – fishing gear looks like a “golden hammock” sprung up on the Thu Bon stream, near Cua Dai beach, Quang Nam.

A stilt (like a hoove) is a fishing tool, usually placed in a fixed position on the river, consisting of two parts and a hook linked by a rope system to let it down and pull it up.

Bustling seafood transport scene when the boat docked at more than 6 am at Duy Hai fish market, Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province. Follow Tran Nhan Tong street when exiting Hoi An ancient town, walking across Cua Dai bridge will come to Duy Hai fishing wharf.

During his photographic journey in the Central region, Van Viet was fascinated by the poetic landscape of the water lily lagoon located at the foot of Eo Gio Pass , a famous place on the way from Quang Ngai to the Central Highlands provinces. This water lily pond belongs to Mr. Truong Chu, 1 hectare wide in Nghia Hanh district, Quang Ngai province.

Hon Yen, Phu Yen is also an interesting photo spot because of the jade-green seawater and a variety of fresh seafood, lobster farming, and trawling anchovies with seine nets. Seen from above, the dance of pulling the seine spreading into many shapes like a heart has brought unique photo work to many Vietnamese photographers.

“The photo series A Glimpse of Central was taken by Viet in the past two years, with passion, memories, bringing a lot of joy in life, exchanging, connecting, and learning from brothers and sisters with similar interests. And the love of photography gives Viet the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Vietnam as well as realize that Vietnam has no shortage of impressive shooting angles. Follow vnexpress

Photo: Vo Van Viet