Over the holidays, I have heard this song call “River” it is a very sad song, while we are very happy with Tyler first Christmas ever, it makes me nostalgic about my own childhood. It takes me back to my own version of “River.” Our lives evolved around it, the Mekong River that is. My mom lived and grew up on a house boat on this river in Cambodia. We lived many years along this river in Laos, and at the end we had to cross it and leave it behind trying to escape the Communist to a refugee camp in Thailand, hoping to move on to Europe and/or America.
The main post is from our recent trip back to Laos, and the CI is from our trip back almost 20 years ago when we still using film. We tried to look for the same spot near a temple where we took this picture. The city has changed a lot, we almost didn’t find it.
Every time I clicked in this box to comment on your photo, the browser jumped to the Youtube video you linked to in your description. Finally, I command-clicked in the box and the Youtube link opened in another tab and now I'm able to type in the comments. Very curious, I wonder if you forgot to close the HTML command in your description. You might want to correct that. At any rate, I was going to say, it is a beautiful photo with wonderful colors with the usual W. Lim quality.
W.Lim (2016/12/29 17:20:38): Hi Thank you all for trying very hard to write the comments, I deleted the link so hopefully this solve the issue.Everlasting (2016/12/29 09:39:46): I'm having the same problem I can't write a comment here. It jumps to Joni Mitchell's River, a lovely track to accompany this gorgeous image. I knew we were in Luang Prabang by the thumbnail. I agree the city is changing fast I am sure by the next time you visit more changes and more tourists will await you, but you will always find your peace there.
I get very sentimental when I listen to Adele's River Lea, I was also born by the Lea river and the song is mine.Buin (2016/12/29 09:22:14): Hallo Way!
In this way I'm able to comment your wonderful and atmospheric photo. Obviously the link is playing up ;-)
This golden sunlight - spread over all the scenery is so gorgeous - makes this picture something special as your nnote does. I like especially the reflections in the river and the hazy mountains in background. These branches in foreground somehow give the impression of being there. Great!
Greetings from cold but sunny Germany!
Frankborrazopolitan (2016/12/29 08:16:57): way
I couldn't write nothing about the photo, there is a problem with the link and the music invading the area of the note.
jorgebaba_flies (2016/12/29 08:09:18): Help, same here, Way, I cannot comment, it goes directly to the YouTube Clip :-)
La Vie est un long fleuve tranquille, a great French movie but it turns out during the movie that it is all different and life is sometimes upside down and not just a quiet river. It is a comedy but a good comedy with things that could happen despite that it sounds crazy.
Your image looks all so peaceful and the past seems forgotten but definitely not in the hearts for those who went through this hell. Very very nice to see both versions, one with the patina of the past, both exceptionally well composed. I wonder if digital ever can add the same patina. What we don’t like we clone away etc.
B. had a Russian-German grandfather, he escaped the communists, studied theology in Basel and people still talk about his speeches to this day, the ones that can still remember and have no dementia … LOL … Needless to say that this family also carries a bag of things that are somehow unspoken. I find this interesting.
I might do another upload before the year ends but I definitely wish you three a wonderful new year already now. Happy New Year !!!!!!!!
PS. I wrote this text in word, copied it, did a right mouse click and added the text. Et voilŕ, smart woman :-)
W.Lim (2016/12/29 18:00:29): Thank you for going and extra effort to write the comments. I don't make it easy for people :) Maybe that's why sometimes I don't see any comments, Haha.
We had a wonderful and Christmas as a family of 3 and Tyler's first Christmas. That's why I get sentimental about my own childhood.
Wfeather (2016/12/29 10:29:07): As others before me found out it’s not possible to write in the critiques box. My guess is you didn’t finish the link correctly. I don’t know if it will work but I started my comment with the ending of a link and I will try Barbara’s method of pasting this.* You will need to go into “edit” and check the link ending.
I fully understand your nostalgia. Even though I haven’t moved far I still feel nostalgic about the place where I grew up.
This is a beautiful sunset. I love how you used the trees as a frame and included the boats. Comparing both this and the CI it looks as if nothing changed in the intervening years.
* I can't get Barbara's right click method to work, so my comment is here
The light and colours are gorgeous in this photo. I can fully understand that you feel nostalgic of this photo as well as of the old one taken on film. We can feel nostalgic when thinking our own first Christmas times in our childhood. They never come back, but they are sweet memories anyway. And also it is a joy to live new Christmases with our children like you were able to do with Tyler.
Happy New Year to you all!
Beautiful! What else can you say? Reading your poignant notes and then remembering the news from the mid-late 1960's it is hard to think that there were any happy times along this river. I guess even way up stream life was good and then it was not. I wonder if your image is a harbinger of things to come in the next four years in our country......
Sorry I missed this magical image during my time of no home net access. The color gradient of light is perfect, I love the way you captured the sun rays, I often see this but have never captured it as effectively as you have done here. The delicate detail of the leaves stands out well (without halos ,-) ) against the reflected color in the water. Things are always different every time one returns to a place; however,the biggest difference your Ci shows is the phenomenal improvement in your photo skills. Admittedly, digital has helped us all become more skillful, but few reach your level of quality. Your little guy sounds like he is full of a boyish sense of adventure....soon you will have trouble keeping up with him. My son surpassed me at skiing when he was 4. HLJ x3, P