Just returned from a river cruise on the Yangtze (Chang Jiang) from Yichang to Chongqing.
The first stop was at the impressive 3 gorges dam.
Most of the trip we had a heavy fog/haze, it was ok for the trip itself, but as you can see, it wasn't so good for pictures:)
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SteveH (6247) 2010-04-10 18:39
Hi Harry, fog/haze can be limiting, but you did well here using it to create an idea of the size of the dam as it dissappears into the hazy distance. cheers, steve
pauloog (11747) 2010-04-11 1:15
A well composed view marked by strong lines. The red structures give a welcome colour contrast. Their fading away in the fog with the mountains still just visible creates a special atmosphere.
bostankorkulugu (42278) 2010-04-11 5:28
very well composed indeed... and somehow has a melancholic mood, i dont know why... haze may be?...
Bartleby (13552) 2010-04-11 11:04
I'm impressed because this is not an instantly easy subject and still, you came up with an interesting framing with well-placed lines and a welcomed mist that adds to the atmosphere. Well done man!
eversmile (11636) 2010-04-11 15:35
A very striking compo, with a strict framing really well managed. I like how the red and blue come out from a foggy landscape. I like the perspective. But I don't like the existence of this dam and all the collateral damages it has already done. Your picture makes me think to the work of Edward Burtynsky on industrial landscapes in China. Do you know him? (It's not a TE member, for those who wonder!)
Angshu (56740) 2010-04-12 8:14
Good to see you again Harry...a long absence which perhaps was due to you relocating from Middle East to China?
This is an impressive picture through the mist...this is the dam which created a lot of controversy while it was built about the water 'devouring' archaeological sites and villages. Perspective well created and the red colour stands out!
Waylim (25444) 2010-04-12 23:51
Even thought this one looks cold and very industrial without a natural foreground like the latest post, but somehow I like the composition here better, a better view of the dam still under construction I suppose. Not the best light for photo, but you manage a decent shot.
- Copyright: harry hansen (abulafia) (4900)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-04-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 17-40 F4 L
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-10 17:35