Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Vietnam • Halong ghostly ships

On rainy days like the past few days, i vividly remember our Vietnam trip when it rained everyday. Our trip to Halong Bay especially comes to mind. Enveloped by a squall, the junks plying Halong Bay appear ghostly, like ships emerging from a mist or fog bank. On the road from Hanoi aboard a van, the sky already looked ominous, hinting at rain. True to form, it rained midway our trip to Halong port and again while our Aloha junk launched from the port. the somber mood of the inclement weather was just too good to pass up as we snapped up captures for posterity. After all, one doesn't need sunny or fair weather to come up with interesting images. Thanks to my buddy, ironwulf, for encouraging me to peruse my Vietnam archives with fresh eyes. Will be posting more from my Vietnam and Batanes trip until probably the next out of towner, a few weeks from now.

13 comments:

Ferdz said...

I actually liked the effect here. Kita ko yung rainfall. Captures the mood of the moment.

lagal[og] said...

ei wulfriend! onga eh. chance snaps lang ito along with the vietnamese flags waving in the wind. next ko i-post yung after the rain na. i'm running out of images and stories to post na! i'd better bring a camera to our food trips para me bago akong ma-i-post, hahaha

Erick said...

bro,
like what ferdz posted, ganda nga ng effect. una kong napansin yung vietnam flag. parang nasa war na pasugod. hehe.

rina said...

darn, we got cebu pacific promo tickets for hanoi for december but it got cancelled because they're apparently stopping their hanoi flights! really burst my bubble there. but we have the option to reroute to any of their other asian destinations so now we're researching the best way to go around laos and cambodia, he he...

lagal[og] said...

erick, lakas ng ulan ng sumakay kami ng junk. akala namin, baka i-cancel yung biyahe but mercifully, the rains stopped mga 30 minutes after we launched from port.

rina, sayang! ang suwerte pala namin to take advantage nung kaka-introduce pa lang ng hanoi flights. kung available pa yung ho chi minh flights ng cebpac, ok rin to originate from there going to central vietnam, which is my next target over there.

the donG said...

what else can i say bro? galing! galing! galing! ng shot na to. isa na naman ito sa mga favorite ko.

the timing of being there when it was raining was rewarding! look at this photo!

lagal[og] said...

thanks dom. sinusuwerte pa rin ako even with the rains :-)

Photo Cache said...

I'm glad you shared this photo. This one's amazing.

lagal[og] said...

photo cache, always my pleasure to share what i have in my archive :-) thanks for dropping by again and again :-D

caryn said...

whoa. very pirates of the carribean! ;-)

ellen said...

ditto here, caryn :D
they're like about to launch an attack :P

lagal[og] said...

hi caryn and ellen, grabe, ang active ng imagination nyo, hahaha

Millie said...

Sarap sabayan ang ulan ng magandang music. parang nasa bintana lang ako watching. nice ogbear :)

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