Our theme for our blog circle this month is "Explore". This topic is very appropriate as I recently returned from a week and a half in Vietnam! These photographs were taken on a junk in Halong Bay on a foggy afternoon with my EOS-3, 50mm f/1.4, Portra 400, and scanned by Indie Film Lab. I wasn't comfortable taking my more expensive gear on the junk, which was a bit rickety without guardrails on the steps leading to the top. Cheapest gear won out! :) Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that covers nearly 600 square miles off the coast of northern Vietnam and is made up of over 3,000 islands of dolomite and limestone. According to legend the landscape was formed by a giant dragon that came out of the mountains and into the ocean (Halong translates into "descending dragon"). Geologists estimate that the formations materialized back in the Paleozoic Era. Millions of years of wind, rain, and the ensuing erosion have resulted in the formations that exist in the Gulf of Tonkin today. It was absolutely surreal to be in the midst of such breathtaking beauty! A wonder never to be forgotten.
Continue through the circle and see what my talented friend Tara Stallings has in store :)