Mekong skies

September 10, 2014

The Mekong




I’m a huge fan of sky and cloud porn, and so I’ll often stand for ages taking photos of sunsets and moons and storms. One of the best things about taking a river cruise along the Mekong is that the scenery changes constantly, from jungle to villages, small towns and cities. When it’s calm and the sky is blue it’s absolutely stunning…

Storm on the Mekong











at times the water looks muddy and golden (it’s actually silt causing that), which accentuates a stormy sky (and it really does get stormy, and also choppy)…

Sunset on the Mekong









and the sunsets are spectacular – I loved the drama of this one….

Another sunset on the Mekong











…and this was the sunset on our final night, when the water was calm and tranquil again…

Morning on the Mekong











…the following morning we woke to brilliant sunshine and blue. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen the sun that shape before. I mean, it’s oval, right?




*This is my entry for The Gallery and the theme this week is ‘the sky’. I took these photos on the Mekong last week using my iPad mini with absolutely no filter whatsoever.

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  • Libby Price September 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Sky and cloud porn – love it!!!
    Fabulous photos. x

  • kelloggsville September 10, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    it is oval. very strange, perhaps a single cloud high or low over it?

  • Susan Mann September 10, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Lovely pictures x