Jiuzhaigou (Joe-Jai-Go) is one of the most beautiful areas in China. It is a paradise of picturesque lakes and stunning waterfalls. Jiuzhaigou means "Nine Villages Valley" and is so called because of the nine isolated villages in this scenic wonderland.
Jiuzhaigou has been well known to domestic tourists for the last 20 years but is still almost unknown to Western travellers. It is just starting to be discovered now and is expected to grow in popularity in the coming years.
The park is shaped like a "Y" with the main valley splitting into two smaller branches half way up. At the top of the western branch at an altitude of 3,150 metres is Long Lake. Its clear blue waters surrounded by Alpine scenery make for an almost magical landscape.
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danby1 (3697) 2005-06-23 17:53
Wow! I think your right this is a beautiful place! The water looks soo pristine!
Seems like a place like this would be hiden and well!
Good job you captured it before to many people get there...
Sorry Have no points left for the day, but really it's a great photo :D
MarekP (4750) 2005-06-23 18:02
This is really a beautiful place and your picture is excellent! Deep blue tones of the lake perfectly fit with fine cyan of the sky. soft colours of the mountains in background contrast nicely with sharp trees in foreground. Everything is on the right place, light is superb, no drawback at all. Excellent work!
toni_al (15875) 2005-06-23 18:03
Superbe paysage couleurs fantastiques
Un très bel endroit
hamster (104) 2005-06-23 18:20
Very nice photo made of beautiful landscape. Also, it looks natural and it hasn't been broken by soulless Photoshop. Thanx for the note.
Elric (560) 2005-06-23 18:27
I believe that it must be one of the most beautiful places in the world! An amazing photo, with beautiful coloursn sharpness and depth. Your frame with the branch filling the empty sky on the upper right corner is just Perfect! Thanks for sharing such a masterpiece!
photofarm (468) 2005-06-23 18:56
Beautiful color of the water with reflections of the valley, great view and good light!
That's one of my favourites for sure!
Very very well done, Jonathan, thanks for sharing us
pamela (619) 2005-06-23 18:59
Wow, just beautiful. The water, the sky, the hills, all in the right place to make a wonderful landscape.
tityop (6225) 2005-06-23 19:01
Un paysage de rêve que vous nous offrez la. La vue est sublime !!
Un véritable carte postale.
maphoto (8082) 2005-06-23 22:56
Hi Jonathan, it is indeed a gorgeous place, the water texture and color is very pleasant, the mountain view is great, excellent framing, well seen.
greg64g (11193) 2005-06-24 0:53
What a beautiful view, colors are wonderful, il like your tree on the foreground.
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2005-06-24 2:33
Yes :-) This is a beautiful! Great photo :-)
AmiBe (6042) 2005-06-24 3:59
Wonderful, just wonderful !
Colors, compo, light is very good.
A very quiet place.
I like the trees on the 1st plan.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-06-24 4:11
To most visitors including me it is very surprising to read this photo comes from China as it could perfectly be a Swiss lake, the nature is beautiful and the clarity and colors of your view make it very enjoyable. It's also a good thing to know such places still exist in a country touched by frenetic development often achieved with important ecological costs and damages.
Have a nice day,
ayobami (1353) 2005-06-24 4:56
What a beautiful place, and wonderfully captured in this photo! I never knew China had such magnificent lakes and overlooking mountains as this! Great framing as well!
bibiweb (8) 2005-06-24 8:11
I never would have guessed that this landscape is in China... it reminds me of places I visit in Canada! The color of the water is beautiful and I like the way the dark mountains reflect on the surface. Good idea to use the vegetation for framing.
weswang (18223) 2005-06-24 10:18
Hi Jonathan, It is breath-taking. Simply beautiful. A very well taken picture with nice framing, depth, sharpness, and nice contrast. Well done.
Cormac (26563) 2005-06-24 11:16
I agree with one of the earlier comments - this reminds me more of Canada than China. The mountains, trees, and lake are beautiful, and a nice touch is the trees on the left and upper right to frame the photo. Good note also. Thanks for sharing this.
Cricri (106327) 2005-06-24 14:23
bonjour,trés belle photo,le cadrage,les couleurs,tout est beau,félicitation cricri
anesugur (18789) 2005-06-24 16:25
This is very beautiful picture.Well done.
verge (1242) 2005-06-24 19:15
indeed so beautiful. it looks like taken from europe or something not asia. well capture the color, sharpness and framing is very good.....rgds
dolin (15647) 2005-06-25 7:35
Waouhhh beautiful landscape.
Incredible effect on the water, perfect.
I like your framing and this good DOF.
Good colors and light.
(I come back for the smile)
joso (2417) 2005-06-29 18:14
What can I add after all the others?
Agree, agree, agree.
danyy (0) 2005-07-01 5:37
Les couleurs sont fantastiques, ce frétillement sur la surface de l'eau la rend plus sombre et plus bleue.
L'exposition parfaite et le cadrage avec cette branche à droite est judicieux.
ivanhooace (60) 2005-07-12 7:43
i have always thought that capturing pictures in china is slightly harder than in western country. The scenary in china stress on the beauty of sadness ( hard to find word to describe it , but if u are a chinese u will most probably understand it). this is why the painting always looks good than the photo. However, this guys Jonathan wilson suprised me by presenting us a dozens of beautiful china picture, inaddition to that, i can see the chinese spirit inside the picture as well;spirit that lies in every chinese.
Well done, i really enjoy the picture.
donluicu (24722) 2005-07-17 17:21
This is an emerald lake...what wonderful colors...thank you for visiting the world an showing us all that....
jafadabret (56501) 2005-11-02 14:49
Cette vue montre une grande maîtrise de la photo. Le paysage est très beau mais la photo est bien composée et très équilibrée. Du très beau travail.
japiey (10163) 2007-04-14 8:29
Fabulous. It gives a feel of PARADISE.
Maybe one day I'll visit Jiuzhaigou. Your image makes me think so.. congrats.
Rooster_kool (860) 2008-04-19 14:26
It's damn perfect landscape. Jiuzhaigou I like it.
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- Date Taken: 2005-06-08
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