Photo of Tam Giang Lagoon Wins First International Photo Awards
Siena Awards is a prestigious photo award established in 2015, this year attracts photographers from all over the world to participate with thousands of entries. In particular, Drone Photo Awards is an outstanding photo contest and often receives the most entries with works taken from devices such as drones, kites, paragliders, hot air balloons, and helicopters.
The topics for the Drone Photo Awards 2021 include: Nature, People, Abstract, Cluster Photo, Urban, Wildlife, Sport, Wedding and Video. The list of winning photos was announced on the contest website in early September. The award ceremony will be held in Siena (Italy) in October during the Siena Awards Festival.
In which, Vietnamese photographer Pham Huy Trung won the first prize in the category of People with the work Fishing in the mangroves. The work was done in Tam Giang lagoon, Thua Thien Hue province in winter, when the forest is leaving its leaves and turning white.
In the topic of People photos of Drone Photo Awards, there are 7 other works of Vietnamese photographers in the final round. The work of Buddhists praying by female photographer Khanh Phan captures the New Year scene at Hoang Phap Pagoda, Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City. The event gathers thousands of Buddhists to pray under the flickering candlelight on New Year's Eve.
Harvesting grass is another excellent photo by Khanh Phan participating in the aerial photography contest. The photo was taken at the grasslands in Quang Nam, central Vietnam. The grass here is used by people to make fodder for livestock, compost... The author describes: "In the new breeze and early morning light, the grassland ripples like ocean waves, highlighting the conical hats. Leaves of farmers going to reap. A wonderful harmony between man and nature".
The photo of Bui Phu Khanh's Prayer for Mercy captures the moment when Vietnamese girls wearing ao dai and conical hats drop flower lanterns on the river to pray for the souls of the deceased as well as to pray for happiness and luck for their families. This custom is part of the annual full moon night of the 7th lunar month of the Vietnamese people.
Drying steamed fish by photographer Nguyen Tan Tuan is done at the fish drying yard in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province. The drying method helps people keep fish for many years without spoiling, this is also the oldest way of preserving seafood by humans.
Visiting the net on Tonle Sap is another work of Nguyen Tan Tuan in the final round of the Drone Photo Awards competition. The photo captures the moment when locals visit a fishing net in Tonle Sap in the bright afternoon sun. Bien Ho is one of the lakes formed by volcanoes, located in the Central Highlands, there are many freshwater fish species such as carp, carp, drift, tilapia... Not only a place to provide food for people. In the locality, Bien Ho is also a tourist destination, an inspiration for artists to compose poetry, literature, music...
Photographer Nguyen Phuoc Hoai participated in the contest with the work of Fishing - fishermen cast nets on the sea of Nhon Hai, Binh Dinh, catching seafood in the middle of the seaweed season. Nhon Hai is a famous fishing village located on Phuong Mai peninsula, about 10 km from Quy Nhon city. Tourists often come here to eat seafood, watch fishermen fishing, swim in Hon Kho beach, participate in water sports such as banana rafting, diving to see corals, water moto...
Sea flowers by photographer Vu Ngoc Tuan taken in the waters of An Hai and Hon Yen fishing villages, Phu Yen province in the summer. May-June is a busy season for fishermen, they often go to the sea to watch their nets and catch anchovies day and night.
In addition to the works in the subject of People, author Nguyen Tan Tuan also participated in the photo series with the set of Colors of terraced fields. The author shared: "May is the season when water pours all over the terraced fields, people pour water on the fields from one step to another, mixing the colors of the earth and the sky. The reflected light creates a So the surface of the water is colorful when viewed from above".
The set includes 6 photos taken in Thien Sinh valley, Y Ty, Sang Ma Sao, Muong Hoa valley in Lao Cai province.
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