Update: 14:52 | 06/01/2020
Lensman Tran Minh Dung travels to different parts of Vietnam and captures mesmerizing aspects of the country at different seasons.
"Catching the wind by the sea in January" was taken at Hon Do Beach, My Hiep Village, Ninh Hai District, central Ninh Thuan Province. The photo is part of Dung’s "Beauty of the Vietnamese landscape" collection. The HCMC-based photographer said the transitional period between the previous and new year was a good time to visit the sea and its moss-covered rocks. In My Hiep, moss lingers on the high rocks until March. Its green color fades to yellow as time goes and this gets an added shine from the sun beams.
"Watch the stars on a February night" was taken at the Ganh Den beach lighthouse in An Ninh Dong Commune, Tuy An District, the central province of Phu Yen. About a 15-minute walk from the Da Dia Rock Range, the Ganh Den beach is nearly a kilometer long. Many people visit the place for camping, fishing or simply admiring the view. The lighthouse location offers a great view of the star-studded sky even as it sends its beacons of light to offshore boats.
"Hunting clouds in March" presents the Central Highlands town of Da Lat in Lam Dong Province cloaked in mist and night lights. Da Lat, a hilly resort destination also known as the town of flowers, attracts landscape photographers wanting to capture its misty beauty at night and dawn.
"Searching for morning dew on K’Long Lanh mountain pass in April," is shot of the pass that links Da Lat with the coastal town of Nha Trang in central Khanh Hoa Province. The route runs through K’Long Lanh Village, Lac Duong District, Lam Dong Province.
"The silk that is Hang En Waterfall in May" was taken in K'bang District, the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai. The waterfall marks the origins of the Con River. The 50 m high waterfall is one of 10 waterfalls in the Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve. The play of water with sunlight creates a lot of rainbows. Getting to the Hang En Waterfall is a challenge. If you accept it, you have to take the assistance of a local guide because the path is very dangerous for outsiders to navigate on their own.
"Discovering corals in June" captures the shallow coral reef at Hon Yen Islet when the tide recedes. Hon Yen is located in Nhon Hoi Village, An Hoa Commune, Tuy An District, Phu Yen Province. The place has been attracting increasing numbers of visitors with its pristine beauty and carpets of coral reefs that rise up during low tide. The islet is around 15 kilometers to the north of Tuy Hoa, the capital of Phu Yen. Phu Yen is rich in its diverse topography of mountains, rivers, lagoons, bays, and islands and a myriad of beautiful natural sights.
"Hoi An by night in August" is a bird’s eyeview of the old town in central Quang Nam Province, named one of the 15 best tourist cities in the world by the Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2019. This picture was 39th in the top 50 images chosen by judges for the Open Award – Built Environment / Architecture category at the EPSON International Pano Awards 2019.
"November season of buckwheat flowers in the border region" is a kaleidoscope of colours as women brightly bedecked in their traditional attire walk through fields of buckwheat flowers in bloom in Ha Giang Province, northern Vietnam.