A nocturnal 'Venice of the East' taken at Shantang Jie in Suzhou. I liked the row of masks at right & might upload a closeup later if anyone wants a better view. Taken from the main road bridge looking towards the Tonggui Bridge in the bg, also crowded with sightseers.
From China Travels website:
"This 3.6km canal-lined street stretches all the way from Chang Gate (west City Wall) to Tiger Hill. It was constructed in 825AD (Tang Dynasty), under the supervision of poet and Governor of Suzhou, Bai Juyi. These days the street (particularly the area closest to the City Walls) is lined with interesting souvenir shops, food stalls, small restaurants, and even a few Western restaurants and bars are starting to pop up. You can also take a boat on a cruise along the canal. This is a delightful street to wander by day or night."
Critiques | Translate
YNO (0) 2012-05-20 0:44
Harika fotograf,cok begendim.isiklar ve manzara enfes.
besnard (49929) 2012-05-20 1:01
Une photo nocturne réussie, pleine de lumières et vivante avec les bâteaux qui se présentent à l'entrée du pont.
Merci pour le partage et bon dimanche.
papagolf21 (79506) 2012-05-20 1:07
Bonjour, cher ami Chris,
Je suis toujours émerveillé en contemplant vos compositions.
Ici, c'est une explosion de couleurs, qui vient éblouir la ville avec ce canal.
C'est beau !!!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-20 1:44
an amazing nocturnal photo with superb composition, great lights and details, the atmosphere of the photo is fantastic, TFs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
Nicou (105595) 2012-05-20 1:48
Merveilleus eiamge et compo sueprbe vue quelles lumières avec le bâteau ce canal avec le pont en fond fantastique captage et compo.
Bravo et amitié
ifege (9899) 2012-05-20 1:55
Hi Chris - another good night time one from China. Spectacular colour and scene. It could be sharper but looking at your photo info it looks like it was hand held which was probably needed or as there would have been too much movement for a slow tripod photo.
sacimar (25969) 2012-05-20 2:59
good night image of this place, I like the lights, it must be an interesting experience to sail there... well seen,
yquem46 (35222) 2012-05-20 3:03
Where there is China, bridges, night shots, colorful lights and their reflections, altogether in a top quality image .... there is you !
Have a nice sunday, cheers
GREGG (7804) 2012-05-20 3:54
very nice evening view in the old town,
I had the chance to sail boats
in these narrow streets - water canals
Have a nice Sunday,
Sergiom (45214) 2012-05-20 4:35
On se croirait presque un jour de fête avec toutes ces lumière et ces couleurs. L'image est d'une belle profondeur et est très animée.
pierrefonds (50930) 2012-05-20 5:34
The length of the canal is giving depth to the composition. Using an ISO of 1600, a slow shutter speed and probably of a support is allowing me to see the details and colors of the houses, of the boats and of the bridge. It has also a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-05-20 8:24
Beautiful environment, good angle is shown.
Congratulations and best wishes.
mohammad_H (7488) 2012-05-20 8:25
منظره زیبا و چشم نواز .و از نگاه من . یک محیط افسانه ای
انعکاس نورهای رنگی در اب
وضوح خوب و رنگهای زیبا
مدیریت در نور
Beautiful and eye-catching landscape. And from my perspective. A legendary
Colored lights reflected in water
Good sharpness and beautiful colors
Management in the light
Miguel82 (14312) 2012-05-20 8:49
A fantastic picture Chris with light, activity and a medevial atmosphere here.
Fine colors and excellent sharpness
Good pov and light
timecapturer (36924) 2012-05-20 9:07
what an amazing light show. So much to look at here and it is a wonderful mix of light and colours. Executed perfectly and an attractive assault on the senses. Powerful and magical.
Regards - Brian.
rychem (13535) 2012-05-20 10:40
You are master of night photos, and I think the canals are your favorite subjects, excellent photo
Silvio1953 (105301) 2012-05-20 11:43
Ciao Chris, fascinating nocturne shoot with fantastic reflections, splendid light and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
cornejo (22404) 2012-05-20 11:57
Hello friend Chris, very good photo of this beautiful place at night super bright. Good shot very well composed with interesting boats. Very good POV, great sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. A lovely job very well done, congratulations. Tfs.
Good night and happy start to the week.
Best regards and best wishes.
patdeph (35742) 2012-05-20 12:00
one more time, a superb town, with fantastic colors and light that create a magical atmosphere.I love the boats on the canal adding a very romantic mood.Splendid!
npecanhuk (56350) 2012-05-20 18:34
All those lights and colors are so attractive!
Chosen pov and composition really pleased me too!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (67118) 2012-05-20 23:02
Une photo nocturne qui attire par toutes ces couleurs et les reflets créés par ces lanternes. Une belle composition; J'aurais peut-être recadré un peu pour supprimer ce mur un peu trop lumineux à gauche?
emka (64100) 2012-05-20 23:43
Hi Chris, So these are canals of this Venice of the east. How it is possible that I saw many gardens in Suzhou but no canals? In Venice I saw the canals. Amazing night shot. wonderful colours, nice bridge (of course), something interesting is on the right side of canal, like posters.
maria-v1981 (10416) 2012-05-21 10:38
What a fantastic and colourful place. All the elements are amazing is like a movery scene. Bravo!!! excellent tecnique.
Have a nice evening
delpeoples (48564) 2012-05-22 3:55
It seems you've had a good night on the town and also taken some great nocturnal photos. Lovely colours again and the exposition is excellent. I love the effect of the water, the boats look like they're floating on sheets of ice. Nice shot, congratulations.
Have a lovely evening
Graal (92108) 2012-05-22 23:55
unusual place by night. Good shot. Beautiful lights and colours. Fine POV You had. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (92015) 2012-05-25 10:36
Belle ambiance nocturne sur le canal, beaucoup de lumières et de couleurs agréable a regarder, bon POV
adores (30773) 2012-05-25 16:15
It must be really great to take a boat along these canals, with all these colourful lights and masks. I like the pov and composition! The exposure is also good!
COSTANTINO (44071) 2012-06-06 10:25
amazing nocturnal photo
fantastic atmosphere creating