There are many waterfalls in Jiuzhaigou. Pearl Shoal Waterfall is one of larger and better known in the Park, located in Jiuzhaigou, at an altitude of 2,433 metres (7,982 ft), the top of the waterfall is 162.5 metres (533 ft) in width. It has a fall of 40 metres (130 ft). The waterfall exists on one of the tributaries of the Bailong Jiang (White Dragon River).
It is not easy to take a good shot of it because there are so many visitors, they bump into you while you try to take pictures, they want to be inside the picture so they take up the space. On the wooden viewing deck, the tripod doesn’t work because of too many people walking around. One really needed to be patient and or fine spot with less people which is not easy if you want a good POV. I found this place away from the people and still have really good direct view of the waterfall. There are many Chinese movies filmed at this waterfall because of its incredible beauty.
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drweizy (528) 2014-07-14 18:13
very good shot, the right time of exposure, and the composition. thank you
daddo (24249) 2014-07-14 19:33
Hi way. i am not surprised at your resourcefulness and patience since your photos tend to demonstrate these qualities. The 1/4 second exposure has created a wonderful effect on the cascading water. The platform with the bumping people gives a sense of scale and there is still another cascade behind the people!Lovely mix of green and golden hues.Love it. best wishes. Klaudio.
adidas5nb (5399) 2014-07-14 20:54
beautifully done shot with nice technique involved.like the colors.
emka (78980) 2014-07-14 21:12
Hello Way, the waterfalls in Jiuzhaigou are so marvelous so no wonder every Chinese wants to have photo or selfie with it. But you were patient so rewarded with this gorgeous shot. You chose well the time to go there, in autumn colours it is probably the most charming. magnificent view. Haha, there are people in the right corner. I love such silky look of water.
Warm regrad s MAlgo
jcpix (13662) 2014-07-14 21:18
Wow, your efforts really paid big dividends, this is an amazing point of view on the waterfalls. Good to know you didn't have to come away with a black eye or busted limb to get this shot. :) Hope you didn't "let the cat out of the bag" though with this position, sounds like quite a zoo!?
No wonder so many people would want to do the same, these really are beautiful falls, and you've put them on grand display with this composition and exposure. The silky smooth flow depicts the complete contrary of insanity to obtain the same view. Smart to include the people near the top corner of the frame to give a strong idea of size and depth. An inspiring display of nature. Glad you found this jewel of a spot. Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take good care.
danos (86787) 2014-07-14 22:02
nice to see you in the site with this beautiful and charmy photo from the waterfall in Jiuzhaigou.Dreamily the scene with the use of the low spead to make it even more effective.Excellent the light and the colour management of the scene.
shreya2000 (1134) 2014-07-14 22:08
Excellent pic. full marks to you. Nature at it's best and the tourist we can see above is enjoying the nature. Colours are very nice. Composition is good.
Thanks for sharing.
dta (66642) 2014-07-14 22:22
Amazing capture of thses fantastic waterfalls . Beautiful autumn tonalities and great effect of the long exposure .
jemaflor (84765) 2014-07-14 23:09
excellent presentation, good pov and great result for the water effect, nice colors and good human presence to give a scale at the view, tfs.
siudzi (33621) 2014-07-14 23:32
No doubts why this place is so beautiful -- your shot is superb proof of this. Perfectly cropped and executed scene to get a fantastic result with movement of water. Excellent work as always.
Cricri (106327) 2014-07-15 0:56
Merveilleuse image de cette cascade qui défile dans les rochers et la végétation, les couleurs sont belles et le filé de l'eau suer bien capturer
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-07-15 3:36
Very nice idea to present this waterfall in tightly cropped framing. The place is picturesque but I found it hard to photograph due to the difficult light at the time. Should have tried to take the photo this way :-)
I very much like the entire focus on the floating water which gained nice smoothness thanks to the longer exposure.
Thanks for sharing
timecapturer (48834) 2014-07-15 4:31
exquisite capture this. All the elements are here being perfectly balanced and gloriously clear. Love the silky waters it adds to the magic so beautifully. Excellent image!
Regards - B.
asajernigan (21152) 2014-07-15 4:32
This is a great piece of art!!
The long exposure creates a great effect with the moving water. The lighting and color is outstanding and the photo has fine detail. The people on the overhang give a nice sense of scale for the shot.
Giustiniani (3342) 2014-07-15 5:08
une très belle composition, les couleurs, la lumière et le rendu de l'eau sont superbes. Un très beau site magnifiquement présenté.
ikeharel (57256) 2014-07-15 7:38
Just when seeing the people on the lookout balcony atop the cascade, one can comprehend its size and height.
Beautiful location, white water with "silkey" texture, and to my surprise not with so prolonged shutter speed.
Fine photo, charming.
holmertz (41073) 2014-07-15 7:49
This is a beautiful and spectacular waterfall. You have captured it with perfect sharpness on the trees and rocks and perfect blur on the creamy water. Very well done.
abmdsudi (43560) 2014-07-15 8:28
Fantastic action that really grabs attention showing the clear flow of natural movements and the dynamic energy of water. The cascades tend to look huge until the eye gets used to the composition and pov. The milky waters are the icing on the cake packed by good shadow and highlight detail when the rocks seem to glow in the light and one can almost feel the algae on them and emphasises the falls really well. I love the awesome colour depth and touch of autumnal and the contrast between the wonderful clarity of the surroundings and water. A really first class image, Congrats.
cornejo (31550) 2014-07-15 10:58
Hello Way, excellent photography of this beautiful waterfall, beautifully composed and captured in this interesting image with good framing, sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
bukitgolfb301 (35982) 2014-07-15 11:56
Hi dear Way, how are you?
Greatly and splendidly composition and framework at all! Slow shutter speed setting makes so fantatsic world by youh high sense and technique.
All the best and have a good day! Takero from hot Tokyo
Noel_Byrne (24315) 2014-07-15 12:12
This is a very delicate and beautiful image, of a very special place. It is not hard to e why this features in movies, it looks like a scene from an ancient legend. The long exposure has worked so perfectly, while you balanced the light do well and captured such appealing colors. Your patience paid off well, this is a stunning result.
seres76 (780) 2014-07-15 23:25
In patients with a waterfall photos I really like the picture. Good job. Tfs...
lousat (76964) 2014-07-16 1:59
Hi Way,spectacular capture of these waterfalls,i like a lot the silk effect made by the long time of exposure on the water,great exposure and colors,another masterpiece in your gallery of wonders! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
annjackman (19645) 2014-07-16 5:19
It was well worth finding this spot to take your photo. The are some lovely colours on the rocks and trees, and the long exposure has given the water a lovely silky effect.
A very beautiful waterfall and a brilliantly well exposed image.
Kind Regards, Ann
ChrisJ (98008) 2014-07-16 7:15
The catwalk terrace top right really adds scale to this huge waterfall which the thumbnail doesn't really do justice to. Good motion blur of the water and a perfect exposure on the white highlights. The fallen yellow leaves contrast well against the blue hues in the water. Tfs!
ktanska (24758) 2014-07-16 12:21
It would be impossible to guess the scale of these falls without people in the background. And this turns out to be surprisingly big. Fascinating how those cascades find so many routes to come down. Autumn colours look very good too.
PiotrF (8738) 2014-07-16 16:23
Great photo from the waterfall in Jiuzhaigou, nice colors.Perfect exposure, fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness. Interesting note.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
For me superb1!
Oceania (4866) 2014-07-17 5:52
The waterfalls are so silky. It took great skill taking the picture. I heard Jiuzhaigou is a natural wonder in China. But, I've never been there. Fortunately, I can enjoy it from a wonderful picture like this.
nikkitta (14852) 2014-07-17 16:56
The place seems a nature marvel with a mix of water and vegetation, understand quite well the presence of tourist
Congrats for having patience and founding this place from where the use of the low speed make a the water have an special effect
Good also to add on top the platform with people, that way we know how big is the waterfall
Did you compare it with Iguazu Falls?
A top one, regards
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kasianowak (6471) 2014-07-18 2:20
Lovely glimpse into Sichuan landscape. It's a pity it's so crowded but you did manage to find a great spot to take this long exposure image with no one bumping into your tripod legs.
Good idea to include the viewing platform. The people provide a sense of scale and red garments contrast with the natural colours of the surroundings.
jhm (139244) 2014-07-18 5:10
You froze the waterfall on a very nice way, nice between the rocks.
But your picture is very well with depth and perspective taken, this is more important.
Very well composition, excellent presentation.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Kielia (23581) 2014-07-19 6:53
Very good light brings out the colors and contrasts in this attractive scene. The water falls make a great subject and these ones are extra special. You have really found a unique POV away from the crowds. But the visitors nevertheless add a nice touch of color to the scenery. My compliments!
wolf38 (31280) 2014-07-20 22:19
Hello Way. Even better can not be a waterfall. Very aesthetic and well composed. And the technical quality is - as always - perfect.
mesutilgim (84402) 2014-07-24 11:15
Mastery capture of this beautiful landscape in China with many waterfalls.
Very good pov and layout. Perfect sharpness and nice framing.
TFS and best regards
HimalAnda (9648) 2014-07-25 0:59
You perfectly managed the long exposure, showing us a very pleasant picture. The sharpness is just perfect.
delpeoples (53009) 2014-07-27 7:58
Hello dear NBF
Ahh now this is like something straight out of a fairytale. Water everywhere and the slow shutter has been perfectly judged to obtain the maximum drama and impact. Stunning colours, sharpness and overall quality. You've created a magical atmosphere here, wow what a photo.
Hugs and I hope the naughtiness returns soon, hugs
Robert1969 (7028) 2014-07-31 13:26
Beautuful surrounding and waterfall.
Excellent point of view and composition
(picture has a lots of depth and highness
and is at the same time nice calmness).
The light management is also excellent.
npecanhuk (65566) 2014-08-15 20:53
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all oustanding photo qualities!
TFS - congrats,
Didi (56909) 2014-08-20 8:37
That's great my friend
Awesome view on the falls you had a good idea to use a long time exposure
Gigidusud (15891) 2014-09-03 14:09
Vraiment magnifique cette cascade! L'effet filet d'eau est très réussi grâce à une bonne gestion de l'exposition, de très jolies teintes automnales aussi. Une superbe photo malgré la lumière difficile et la présence des touristes. Bravo!
Merci pour le partage.
Angshu (55669) 2014-09-08 5:04
Thanks to your note, I understood the difficulty in getting this clean shot and thanks also to your resourcefulness, that we get a shot of this high quality, which we always expect and get from you. The framing has been well done, with the waterfall running from one corner of the frame to the other, diagonally. The slow shutterspeed renders the cascadingwater like silken threads. Far above on the right we see, what I assume is the viewing deck you mentioned, and the people standing here give a good idea of the scale.
mkamionka (30628) 2014-09-12 6:01
great work here! In spite of the low light the quality is stunning. Fantastic contrast of the smoothed flowing water with the rough rocks covered with vegetation. I like also the presence of people in the corner, they allow to imagine the scale of the waterfall.
serp2000 (40036) 2015-01-13 9:40
I have read that the waterfalls are just young rivers. This one reminds me another waterfall in Laos near Luangprabang. I think you saw it on my page a few years ago.
All the best wishes!