The weather has been cloudy and drizzly most of the time I have been in Huế. Of course, that really takes the hard edge off of the infamous summer heat, but it also has meant there are few opportunities for good photos.
But then again, I have over 14,000 photos of Việt Nam already - I guess I don’t really need any more.
I seldom shoot landscapes - usually I enjoy taking photos of people doing whatever people do. But, Cu and I have been out and about lately and the opportunities arose.
Went to eat at a little seafood place well north of the city. The lead course was a bowl of small clams, cooked in a broth of lemongrass and sweet chili. Oh yum! The excellent food, coupled with the great views of the lagoon made me wish I was there with Cindy.
In the middle of a local rice field stood this lone tree with a small shrine at its base. The local farmers light an incense stick or three as they ask for a good harvest. The little hillock is surrounded by water and rice.
An image like this conjures peace and quiet, and thus it was. After I took this shot, I just stood there and listened to the quiet. Cu and I were well away from the city with its bleeping horns and noisy trucks. The loudest sounds I heard were a barking dog in a house a good distance away and a small bird that settled in the tree and sang to the setting sun.
It was also quiet on the lagoon. The sun played peek-a-boo behind a cloud as it splashed color on the boats. It was the same sun seen anywhere else in the world - it just seemed as though it wanted to make sunset extra special in Việt Nam that evening.