I was very lucky because of, i informed for the event 'the dance of waters', that is take effected in thin time intervals, in the square of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. The rain as soon as had finished and a crowd of spectators, natives and foreigners,watched the spectacle
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Chinese: 大雁塔; pinyin: Dàyàn Tǎ), is a pagoda located in southern Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China. The structure was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories. One of the pagoda's many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveller Xuanzang.
The pagoda was built during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of Tang (r. 649-683). Early in the 8th century, the ruling Empress Wu Zetian had five more stories added in the year 704 AD. However, later wars damaged the pagoda reducing it to its current height of seven stories. The pagoda currently stands at a height of 64 m (210 ft) tall and from the top it offers views over the current city of Xi'an. During the Tang Dynasty the pagoda was located within the grounds of a monastery, within a walled ward of the larger southeastern sector sector of the city, then known as Chang'an.
The monastic grounds around the pagoda during the Tang Dynasty had ten courtyards and a total of 1,897 bays. In those days graduate students of the Advanced Scholars examination in Chang'an inscribed their names at this monastery.
Close by the pagoda is the Temple of Great Maternal Grace; Da Ci'en. This temple was originally built in AD 589 and then rebuilt AD 647 in memory of his mother Empress Wende by Li Zhi who later became the Tang Emperor Gaozong.
The monk Xuanzang's statue stands in front of the temple area.
You can see here
the Big wild goose Pagoda
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AiresSantos (56155) 2008-01-19 1:34
Very interesting this perspective with nice reflections and the watefalls. I like your POV, how you framed it and the silhouettes.
Thanks and have a nice weekend
carper (96) 2008-01-19 4:52
it's a very difficult shot danos.
So when I am looking to the settings it was a handheld shot. my compliments for that. Yes I know that it is a very good camera the 5d. the light effect is nice of this water dance. With a tripod you had more chance to made the shot perfect. good photojob anyway.
clio (27961) 2008-01-19 6:46
Geia sou Dano,
I like very much these silhouettes which get loose in front of fountains. It is a good idea to have taken the photo with hindsight. It also allows to have the reflections in the pond.
Have a nice WE
jaywalker (16101) 2008-01-19 7:16
Hi Danos, A wonderful night photo, I like the contrast between the back light & shadows, very good reflections & brilliantly composed, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
stego (24030) 2008-01-19 7:34
It must be an amazing place to visit at night. From the thumbnail, I thought that those water backlashes were trees. The compo is quite interesting, with the fountain combining/contrasting nicely with the human silhouettes. The violet reflections on the left give a nice depth and makes the image more dynamic, allowing a visual zigzag way to our eyes.
evanrizo (456) 2008-01-19 7:44
Καλησπέρα Δάνο, εδώ η ματιά σου δείχνει ότι είναι εξασκημένη.
Εκμεταλλεύτικες πολύ καλά τους ανθρώπους να τους συνθέσεις με τους πίδακες σε φόντο, η όλη σύνθεση βγαίνει και μαζί με τις αντανακλάσεις πολύ δημιουργική.
LamCam (3603) 2008-01-19 8:10
A very effective 'silhouette' shot, with the fountains looking like a forest of pale, tall, trees. Interesting to see how many of the people are also taking photographs - your POV is better I think!
Best wishes Maggie
wishlist (4133) 2008-01-19 9:31
it must be a wonderful event indeed! I like the inclusion of the people on the left giving a nice perspective and scale. "The dance of waters" is impressive and I like the way you've captured the reflections.
Thanks for sharing and regards
rigoletto (34279) 2008-01-19 9:33
Geia sou Dano,
Photographing the spraying water and silhouettes in front of it always works, as here you prove perfectly. The graphical (almost statistically mathematical) distribution of the jets and the figures make this one even more attractive.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-01-19 11:09
Great shot with fantastic atmosphere, I like the splendid composition and the spectacular silhouettes, Very well done!
Have a nice weekend
syd1946 (18663) 2008-01-19 13:38
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Ενας χορος των νερων αλλα και των σκιων η φωτογραφια σου!Παρολη την δυσκολια να "πιασεις" την κινηση του νερου την νυχτα,το αποτελεσμα εδω ειναι τελειο που μαζι με τις σιλουετες των ανθρωπων μας δινει μια πολυ δυνατη νυχτερινη φωτογραφια!
danyy (0) 2008-01-19 14:29
une photo très interessante qui montre la grande créativité de certains peuples. On sait les Chinois très créatifs.
Une capture très professionnelle de lumières délicates.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2008-01-19 20:04
I saw one like this in Las Vegas ... quite impressive with the lights synchronizing with the fountain. Good light management and the inclusion of people gave the scene some scale of dimension. I also like the overall contrast and depth. Well captured and composed. Well done! tfs
Partha_c (2029) 2008-01-19 20:29
Hi Danos. Very nice perspective. The silhouettes came off beautifully along with the shades of trees. Well thought borders made a good matching too. Regards.
bakes888 (18499) 2008-01-19 22:30
Hi Danos. Great photo. You have handled the light well to capture the atmosphere of the event beautifully. Well composed with enough empty space in the frame for balance. Thanks for sharing.
dip (23844) 2008-01-19 22:35
Geia sou Dano,
oraia nuxterini lipsi kato apo duskoles sunthikes fotismou,edo fainetai kai pali i axia tis kameras,oi mikres compact (opos i dikia mou) den exoun tetoies dunatotites,gia paradeigma f/1.4 pou kanei na fainonte oi leptomeries sto skotadi,
ta mple fotakia sto proskunio kai i kokkini omprela prosthetoun xroma stin fotografia,
Hthela na sou grapso to 'bravo' sta Kinezika alla den ta kataferno:)
Silvio1953 (130330) 2008-01-20 0:35
Hi Danos, fascinating nocturne shoot with splendid dance of water and wonderful light, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio
azaf1 (15929) 2008-01-20 0:36
Diskolo na parakolouthisei kaneis ta petagmata sou s olo to kosmo, ki edo exeis parousiasei akomi ena aristourgima. Oi apithanoi iskioi me tin katapliktiki kokkini pinelia tis omprellas, kai ta 2/3 moirasma tis eikonas
tous epainopus mou
ChrisJ (104209) 2008-01-20 0:42
Good partial silhouettes of the crowd & excellent shadow detail in this well managed nocturnal shot. Nice repetition of the fountain plumes. Tfs!
thiv56 (1628) 2008-01-20 2:08
A dream-like shot, very well lighted with a great composition and marvellous colours! TFS.
UnTrained (0) 2008-01-20 3:43
superb composition of fountains and silhouettes, partly a bit more than silhouettes. Good soft light and clarity and an amazing result.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
clnaef (6289) 2008-01-20 5:48
Jolie maîtrise de la luminosité.
mursaloglu (8682) 2008-01-20 6:26
Geia sou Danos
There is a magnific picture a little Fellinisque with wonderful compo and night light. You captured really a magical moment. Mu aresi poli filios mu. Kala Khiriaki. ihsan
pablominto (53746) 2008-01-20 9:17
An interesting night tim photograph, with this mysterious feeling to it..!
Composition wise I like the balance between the people and the fountains, reflected from the wet ground...
A good feeling of depth and a fine division of the frame!
pastadog (13111) 2008-01-20 10:06
Hi Danos, it was a good idea to find this POV, so it's not just a shot of the dancing waters, it's about the crowd watching too, very good quality too, rgds, Daniel
atus (15838) 2008-01-20 12:07
well captured and framed shot of a good perspective and sense of depth. You did well to include the other watchers, adding more interest and vitality to the picture. Well done! Tfs and best wishes.
Charo (51210) 2008-01-20 12:33
Magnífica composición muy bien resuelta. Una imagen con mucho dinamismo y bonitos colores.
omixlistilimni (3299) 2008-01-20 15:18
Γεια σου Δάνο
Πολύ καλή καταγραφή και φωτισμός!!
Graal (100108) 2008-01-20 23:38
unusual place and view, good shot and well quality. Interesting informations. Well done photo.
papagolf21 (90440) 2008-01-21 4:26
Bonjour, mon ami Danos,
Je connaissais les eaux de Versailles ! mais là, je reconnais que la beauté est vraiment présente à travers cette composition. De plus, je tiens à vous féliciter pour avoir su réaliser une photo nocturne d'une aussi belle façon.
anducina (8407) 2008-01-21 5:44
Interesting and nice night photo, I like the water play, the silhouettes and the beautiful reflections. Original scene.
ifanik (21679) 2008-01-21 6:32
Geia soy file Dano
Poly omorfh h foto soy
Oi anthropines siloyetes grafoyn poly omorfa me fonto ta syntribania
Poly kalh doylei file moy
salvator (19102) 2008-01-21 9:22
Very interesting the dance of the water. The colors, the foamy effect of the water, the colors are very nice.
Se xereto. Salvator.
ahaberal (6469) 2008-01-21 10:07
wonderful night photo, I like the contrast between the back light & shadows, very good reflections
markstaples (15670) 2008-01-21 10:36
A very nice shot. The exposure seems good and you've done extremely well to keep it steady at 1/60. Nicely done.
hatti52 (12786) 2008-01-21 10:37
yes you are lucky)
wonderful night shot with great exposure
Well captured and composed
trekks (14348) 2008-01-21 10:58
Really fantastic to have this shadowed outline of these people watching and taking photos at the fountain, it strikes a very good image.
Very well balanced softness and mood in this exposure. I like the pov of this composition.
Great work, Danos and thanks for sharing it.
Fis2 (89993) 2008-01-21 12:27
Very curious fountain. Good frame and colors. Interesting composition. Well done night shot.
Truja (4953) 2008-01-21 12:47
excellent quality of a difficult nocturnal taking. I like much the POV that you have made and the great visual effect that the water in the photography produces.
Scharan (14144) 2008-01-21 15:38
Uma foto noturna muito original.
Bonitas silhuetas que se alternam entre os jatos de água...parabéns, um trabalho bem bonito.
emilbo (22616) 2008-01-21 18:52
Très intéressante cette photo de la dance des eaux. Les jets sont spectaculaires. La silhouette de gens nous donne un bonne idée de la perspective et la réflection est magnifique. Beau travail, j'aime bien.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-01-21 22:45
Excellent timing in the picture. Nice silhouettes of the people with the fountains as a background!
Stepan (27210) 2008-01-21 23:07
Interesting and mysterious compo about this place. The way you zoomed the people (producing depth) is interesting even if it's better to know the place to appreciate that. Good light management too.
saylan-cb (12738) 2008-01-22 2:07
Wonderful night shot...
Very nice composition and reflection...
Good colours and POV here...
josepmarin (57947) 2008-01-22 2:13
Good night, difficult capture but with good result. I like the strong effect of the light and the water, with very much graphical balance thanks to its sheens and its reflections, and the people who gives a good reference and the dynamic and vital touch.
Uhu (8533) 2008-01-22 7:45
Ancient place but quite modern-looking event. Very good nocturnal shot, color of the springs are especially good!
Tue (29018) 2008-01-22 12:32
Excellent capture of the dance of the waters. The fountains stand nicely out against the dark sky. Excellent inclusion of the silhouettes of the spectators. Very well done, great work!
ARGI (3456) 2008-01-22 13:23
Πολυ καλη Δανο
Υπεροχο καδραρισμα και εξαιρετικη γωνια ληψης.
Δυσκολη ληψη με καλη προοτικη και ομορφα χρωματα
vinicio (23423) 2008-01-22 13:52
Fascinating image Danos, compliments, I like the different levels of light and subjects in your image, from the dark pool to the far and with nice light trees, very good backlight and night image, compliments.
batalay (36978) 2008-01-22 20:36
A magnificent silhouette of people in various sizes, against the glow of light illuminating the waterfalls. Original, artistic and exotic image. Thank you for letting us all enjoy this view vicariously. Warm regards,
anes_lc (14968) 2008-01-23 2:32
saw many of this fountains ...but never saw such great shot with :)spectacular for me is the reflection ...making the view even more spectacular
pboehringer (770) 2008-01-23 14:16
there is not a lot of light sources in this shot, but the small amount makes all the difference. The silhouttes of all the people against the ilumminated fountain is great and even the little purple light spots in the left foreground gives an interesting view. It seems that these spots leads to a photographer with a tripod :-)
sacavem (18614) 2008-01-24 4:07
you captured a very effective, a very impressive photo, bravo great work.
steliosk (4802) 2008-01-24 14:36
Agaphte mou Dano, Kalh xronia estw kai argoporhmena.
ekplhktikh h skhnh, apsogh. Texnika artia to f/1.4 me to 1/60 kai th 5D edwsan oti kalutero, akrws epagelmatiko apotelesma se ena tromera dyskolo nyxterino kai sto xeri 8ema.
Apsogos ws synh8ws
se sygxairw file
kai pali euxes
Merline (0) 2008-01-26 6:46
lovely night catch with interesting things to see, great to have the inclusion of the onlookers to give it life. I like the mood created and the color tonalities, not an easy job, nice focal detail of those violet lights in the water. Well done.
CRATEOS (7278) 2008-01-27 6:37
exeretiki ..apo tin makrini Kina....oi skies pou xoreuoyn panta itan klassiko thema...kai edo to klassiko tin anagi se texni..!!!! sinxero file
adores (40960) 2008-01-27 7:29
Great night capture! I like the silhouettes and the lights reflecting on the water.Nice reflections on the ground too. Must be a very nice event.Did you like the journey? I'm going there in 2 weeks, just wish the weather helps a little:)
zmey (7335) 2008-01-27 7:32
this is a very elegant capture in my opinion. moody and festive. maybe, just maybe, the blue-lit passway in the left part of the photo is a tad too cramped. otherwise: my compliments and TFS.
kdialyna (3148) 2008-01-29 8:43
Πολύ όμορφες οι ανθρώπινες σιλουέτες, κόντρα στο φως των φωτισμένων νερών που χορεύουν, έδωσαν ένα εντυπωσιακό αποτέλεσμα.
Μου αρέσει η λεπτομέρεια των αντανακλάσεων από τα μώβ φωτάκια στο νερό, που δίνει κάτι το ιδιαίτερο στην σύνθεση σου.
Angshu (56572) 2008-01-29 20:07
A fine image & for a handheld shot, this is superb. The light is low & yet we see the fountains so very well. They look like pale trees in front of the silhouette of the people. Like the light on the water as well in the FG. Well composed & well shot.
jafadabret (56501) 2008-01-31 11:24
Geia sou Dano.
J'aime beaucoup cette photo avec cette ambiance nocturne, les jets d'eau et l'animation de ceux qui sont venus admirer le spectacle.
ahmetgedikli (25587) 2008-02-01 14:41
Beautiful composition with excellent light and silhouettes. Good POV and reflections...
Have a nice weekend.
crckt (7218) 2008-02-15 17:04
I was going through your gallery, you have some really excellent shots here, this one stands out. LOve the sihouettes of the people and the backdrop of the water is just amazing!
Blairfraser (849) 2008-04-30 15:05
I have seen this! I was walking there last september when I heard this music start up. Then we saw the water! It was a really good show. Did you go into the middle???? Maybe not with your 5D! I did, but at that time I just had my compact! I feel you have handled this well. You have a really good composition and I like your point of view as well (maybe just far enough away so you wont get sprayed on!)
Thanks for bringing back all my good memories!
MLINES (12516) 2008-10-16 19:54
Hi Danos, Very well composed to provide the show and to include some of those watching this unusual display. Good lighting and nice and sharp. TFS. Murray.
Amaz (11475) 2010-02-11 15:00
Extraordinary photo, my dear Danos!!
Superb composition and excellent colours!!
Very well done!!
paura (47182) 2010-05-04 17:11
A imagem ficou uma beleza, com essa interessante inclusão do pessoal com imagem menos definida. Linda fotografia.
pajaran (55025) 2010-08-13 12:33
Odlican trenutak i fotografija ...
Dobar tekst i lep nocni snimak, uzivanje je gledati i uzivati u ovom prelepom trenutku.
Imajte dobar vikend sa lepim vremenom.
Excellent moment and photo ...
A good text and a nice night photo, enjoy the view and enjoy this beautiful moment.
Keep a good weekend with beautiful weather.
Have a nice evening.
quillo (11850) 2010-10-15 8:26
Hola Danos :
Interesting night image playing with the sources,
the silhouettes and the reflexes,
is a good framing with soft and agreeable tones,
Un saludo amigo y feliz tarde.
geoant68 (331) 2011-08-29 9:21
ο χορός των νερών είναι πράγματι εντυπωσικός με το κόσμο να παρακολουθεί και να αποτυπώνει το θέαμα.Η λήψη της νυκτερινής αυτής σκηνής είναι εντυπωσική με τον 5οάρη φακό της Canon να πρωτοπορεί.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (90317)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-14
- Categories: Festivals, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon EF 50mm 1:1.4, Cokin 58mm U-V-O
- Exposure: f/1.4, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: China-Hong Kong
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-19 0:50