There are a few 1000 years old Banyan tree in Yang Jia Xi.
which brought photographers to this other wise unknown village.
This photo was taken early in the morning we have only 15 minutes to take this photo before the sun raises too high.
It has been raining for the past 2 weeks in Fujian.
But on the first day when we are there our local guide work us out from our bed at 4 am. The weather forecast predicted that it will be a fine day.
One thing that I learned from my photographic trip is to engage an experience local photographer as a guide and pray for a good weather
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HimalAnda (9316) 2012-06-02 9:13
I will have only one word: whaou!
What a beautiful picture! Great light, perfect sharpness and composition, a great exposure management... A perfect shot, for sure!
dawekato (2269) 2012-06-02 9:21
This version works better because the woman is not posing stiffly under the tree. I like the streams of light coming through the tree and highlighting the m ist.
heimann2 (573) 2012-06-02 10:08
a dream of a pic. Soooo nice. Very well done!!
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-06-02 10:41
What an amazing photo - like something out of a fantasy novel. The way the sun shines through the mist and onto those amazing roots, just to the side of the lone figure, makes for compelling drama. Well done.
Wahclellaspirit (3961) 2012-06-02 23:55
Exquisite image with the lighting and the lady in her native dress, as well as the tree and sunlight streaking through its limbs.
Well Captured, and worthy of a 4AM wake up call...
smarcell (19963) 2012-06-04 8:17
I like this one more than the others of this subject, as the others, in my opinion, are too overcoreccted for the lights/shadows in the human figure, that looks rather fake.
This is more real.
I suggest, in the other ones, to leave the human figure more as a silouhette, as in the reality one cannot see the face expression with such a light condition.
kabel (1659) 2012-07-07 8:12
Hello, excellent luminous quality to your photo. Perfect composition and good contrast between light and shadow. Nice DOF and a wonderful artistic quality too. Very engaging.
npecanhuk (64204) 2012-07-07 8:15
Great idea and photo job!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, colors and, of course, management of (difficult) light!
TFS - congrats,