As the symbol of the old-line Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayan Pagoda) is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It is located in the southern suburb of Xian City, about 4 kilometers (2.49 miles) from the downtown of the city. Standing in the Da Ci'en Temple complex, it attracts numerous visitors for its fame in the Buddhist religion and its simple but appealing style of construction. It is rated as a National Key Cultural Relic Preserve as well as an AAAA Tourist Attraction.
This whole scenic area include the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Daci'en Temple, and the various squares, gardens and other facilities around.
When we were visiting X'ian the whole square in front of the pagoda was decorated by the red lights and at the twilight the whole place looked absolutely amazing.
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Sergiom (78505) 2014-04-03 5:01
J'aime beaucoup comment tu as réussi à faire ressortir le rouges des feuilles de l'arbre à l'avant plan. Le cadrage vertical est très avantageux pour les formes.Le ciel gris apporte une petite touche dramatique à la composition.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-04-03 5:16
tajemnicze swiatlo dodaje nastroju tej fotce,ladny pionowy kadr i ostrosc,pozdrawiam
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-03 5:27
continua il tuo viaggio inCina e oggi proponi una immagine crepuscolare nella quale alle bellezze architettoniche si uniscono le magie delle atmosfere orientali.
Nonostante il lungo tempo di scatto la ripresa sembra essere riuscita perfettamente e conserva tutta la nitidezza necessaria per apprezzarne i dettagli. Molto belli e suggestivi i colori.
Ciao e buona serata
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-03 5:36
a beautifully composed twilight shot this. I like the use of modernist fg elements that contrast so appealingly with the huge pagoda in the bg. It makes for a delightful and fascinating combination. Wonderful!
Regards - B.
ikeharel (70655) 2014-04-03 8:14
The loan lady on lower right side scale the view of the pagoda, and the beautifully lit poles.
A dusk scenery a bit dominating by grey tone, yet the red (stunnig) leaves of the trees gave a strong vivid colors to contrast. The location is intriguing photography-wise, I find here many POV's to take numerous pictures - and you managed this one very nicely.
Cricri (118747) 2014-04-03 9:20
Très jolie présentation de la Pagode en forme d'escaliers! avec le côté oriental des éclairages qui fait ressortir le rouge des fleurs, belles ensemble de couleurs avec le fond gris
holmertz (51988) 2014-04-03 10:33
You have captured a really magic atmosphere in this well composed and well cropped photo. The red leaves make the tower look like it's on fire. The combination of red, yellow and orange makes the foreground surprisingly bright among the subdued colours of the rest of the view. The pagoda also looks great against the background of the after-blue-hour sky.
carlo62 (47369) 2014-04-03 10:48
hai utilizzato bene il tempo nel tuo viaggio, sei riuscita ad ottenere belle foto in ogni occasione, compreso il notturno, come in questo caso.
La pagoda risulta meno nitida, ma questo è normale in queste situazioni, la composizione è molto bella e ben equilibrata.
Noel_Byrne (30988) 2014-04-03 12:05
Those lights are beautiful, and drew my eye even more than the Pagoda! A very nicely balanced scene, and you managed to create very good depth on a scene I would find that very hard to do in. The red in those lights is so vivid and beautiful....
Thanks for sharing this, a lovely sight.
all the best
photoray (13981) 2014-04-03 14:51
Interesting juxtaposition between Dayan Pagoda and the tall vertical lantern structures, and enhanced by the glowing red tree leaves with night lighting. The Pagoda looks very impressive and unique.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-04-03 16:00
What a great composition well framed by the tree
The awesome pagoda illuminated at night is a great view, did you clim up?
I was there, but at the night we were at a theater with a good show
Only people of China has so good taste to created ambiences with lights
Well done, enjoy watching
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-04-03 16:04
Wow! Beautiful capture and good composition. I like the inclusion of lighted trees. Good lighting in spite of the time of the day and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (53607) 2014-04-03 16:50
It a great low light shot full of good colours, clarity and aptly formatted in this orientation. You did your best here although I feel sincerely, that the foreground interests appear stronger and sharper than the pagoda itself and has somehow taken away focus of attention from main interest. Nevertheless it's a fine capture, Well done
P/S: my version can be viewed here: http://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=7&p=1289272
jjcordier (79297) 2014-04-03 21:42
Jolie composition. J'aime particulièrement la partie droite de l'image avec l'effet de lumière sur les feuilles rouges des arbres.
npecanhuk (75056) 2014-04-03 23:32
Beautiful and charming picture!
Special regards to the exposure, vertical format, colors and composition!
TFS - congrats,
ChrisJ (113179) 2014-04-04 7:12
I did not go here so thanks for showing me what I missed. The red and yellow lighting contrasts superbly against the blue grey bg sky. Good sharpness and excellent graphism and framing. Good shadow detail despite the approaching nightfall. The silhouetted people on the bg rail add scale. Have a fantastic weekend!
adramad (45302) 2014-04-04 9:48
Wonderful night composition, with its own artificial lighting, looks charming in the evening, a superb complement this line of lamps, we see to the right of the picture, the red leaves of the tree, is a fantastic detail very beautiful, simple and elegant framework that highlights the beautiful set.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I Like
Enjoy a nice day.
Silvio1953 (141991) 2014-04-04 11:34
Ciao Kamila, fascinating nocturne shoot with fantastic pagoda, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ourania (44938) 2014-04-05 3:36
what a mysterious and attractive setting, it appears very lovely and elegant in your well considered composition. It emanates a very agreeable feeling of warmth, shadows and warm, luminous colours coexist in a fine combination. We can feel there's great depth in this area and are enticed to explore it and enjoy its atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-04-05 6:28
architektura tej Pagody jest imponujaca,ale dla mnie to swiatlo i to w jaki sposob pomaga ci stworzyc klimat tego zdjecia jest chyba nawet wazniejszy.
Piekne i bardzo nastrojowe zdjecie.A pierwszy plan i te na czerwono oswietlone drzewa sa naprawde super!
Nicou (141100) 2014-04-05 10:39
quelle vue sur cette pagode sueprbe iambe et compo quel rendu et effet fantastique avec la branche fleurie la doucheur des tons et lumières une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
chrislo (4155) 2014-04-05 14:42
Lovely composition full of atmosphere with the dusk light still illuminating the scene. The big pagaoda seems to me like a huge paper lantern with its accordion-like shape. The red leaves and the yellow light provide a striking contrast to the dark tones of the image. Excellent use of the vertical format to convey height and depth. A charming view.
Have a nice Sunday.
batalay (38773) 2014-04-05 19:44
Lovely composition, Kamila. The subdued light, I can see, required the use of a tripod, and the results are first rate. Finally, thank you for the informative note.
Have a good Sunday,
pajaran (60039) 2014-04-05 23:32
Interesantan i dobar tekst, o mestu i arhitekturi sa opisom ...
Lep pogled u noci ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Imajte lep dan za odmro, sve najbolje.
An interesting and good text, information architecture and the description ...
Nice view at night ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place and demonstrated architecture, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment.
Have a nice day to relax, all the best.
dip (23888) 2014-04-06 2:51
an excellent composed and framed image of the pagoda,the yellow and red lights add color in the composition and make it still more attractive,
informative note as well,
thanks for sharing,
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-04-06 6:55
Splendid night composition with good light management and beautiful colors. Congratulations for this achievement!
Fis2 (96701) 2014-04-06 9:23
Znakomity pionowy kadr i kompozycja.
Ma zdjecie klimat.
Royaldevon (38395) 2014-04-06 13:45
Although most of us will never have visited China, your photograph gives a very good impression of what is on view. Your photograph has excellent compositional elements, with strong verticals creating a good balance and also, a fine sense of perspective. The artificial lights in the f/g are very attractive, contrasting well with the grey sky.
My warm regards,
jcpix (13916) 2014-04-06 20:17
With these kinds of subjects, and this kind of lighting...yes, I can only imagine how enticing it must be for a photographer. :) I really like this mix of ancient and traditional elements, and the manner in which everything is pulled together in this framework. The red's and yellow's stand out quite well against the otherwise muted light. Appears as if this might have a been a challenge to balance, many of the lines don't want to work with each other. :) You've found a good level however, and have been able to present this with intent and atmosphere in tact. Nicely done. Enjoy the new week ahead. All the best.
rychem (35271) 2014-04-06 22:10
Co tu komentowac, swietnie, ciemna pagoda i dla rownowagi jasna kolumna, super
claudeD (38358) 2014-04-07 2:03
very fine night picture with a fine light managment. Excellent composition and fine sharpness.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mesutilgim (95038) 2014-04-07 10:05
Hard light conditions perfect mastered. Very good layout and perfect effect. Nice framed.
TFS and best regards
Subhogen (4067) 2014-04-07 11:55
Excellent twilight shot of the beautiful pagoda in the distance. Good composition to use this row of lamp posts to form a fine lead line towards the pagoda. The lights add nice spots of color to the composition. Nice one, thanks for sharing.
papagolf21 (100876) 2014-04-07 23:29
Bonjour, chère Kamila,
Très belle prise de vue entre chien et loup. Il émane une beauté toute particulière à travers cette composition.
La réussite est bien présente.
Très bonne journée.
Didi (60588) 2014-04-18 9:29
Not simple to control the lights here
You did a good work
Very nice view indeed
tenretin (2555) 2014-04-19 9:48
I love your series of pictures on China. This one is interesting and gives light to all hidden.
jmdias (63934) 2014-04-27 9:25
a very nice sample of architecture. I liked the inclusion of these colored elements at side. perfect compo with very nice use of elements. TFS.]
adores (45243) 2014-04-28 16:27
I remember this place very well! It's a beautiful shot, with the temple and the lights on in foreground. In November it was probably already a bit cold.
tatadalou (7459) 2014-05-04 1:24
The yellow and red lights are a nice feature just along the pagoda. Your framing highlights the pagoda.
danos (97431) 2014-05-07 0:05
very nice the view as the presentation of the big Wild Goose Pagoda as dominating on the backdrop of the scene and outlined perfect against the dark sky.The colourful lights on the right, adds contrast in the scene.
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (8105)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 600D
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): China [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-03 4:51