The Jade Belt Bridge, also known as the Camel's Back Bridge, is an 18th-century pedestrian Moon bridge located on the grounds of the Summer Palace in Beijing, China. It is famous for its distinctive tall thin single arch.
The Jade Belt Bridge is the most well-known of the six bridges on the western shore of Kunming Lake. It was erected in the years 1751 to 1764, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor, and was built in the style of the delicate bridges in the country-side of southern China. It is made from marble and other white stone. The ornate bridge railings are decorated with carvings of cranes and other animals. The clearance of the arch was chosen to accommodate the dragon boat of the Qianlong Emperor. As the Kunming Lake inlet to the neighboring Yu River, and when during special occasions, the emperors and empress and their dragon boat would specifically pass under this bridge (wikipedia).
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yquem46 (38752) 2014-01-11 6:03
A very nice picture of this bridge with beautiful natural colors, good light and well framed by the branches
have a nice sunday, best regards
ruisc_pt (11090) 2014-01-11 6:08
Indeed A remarkable Arch STONE Engineering and outstanding Height clearance.
Avery well framed and light balances.
Corry (4508) 2014-01-11 6:13
Beau point de vue sur ce joli pont à arche et ses rampes sculptées. J'aime bien la lumière qui donne une teinte dorée à l'ensemble. Note intéressante. Bien fait.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-11 6:15
ladny pionowy kadr,gustowna ramka,super swiatlo i kolorystyka,ciekawy fragmet mostu,pozdrawiam
holmertz (56251) 2014-01-11 7:02
The bridge and the tree seem to be made for each other. You made them fit perfectly well together in the composition. The afternoon light gives the bridge and the trees in the background a lovely warm tone.
BennyV (19085) 2014-01-11 7:10
The stand-out picture in your China gallery so far, if you ask me. Lovely low light underneath the bridge and good use of the tree and leaves for framing.
npecanhuk (75812) 2014-01-11 7:23
What a lovely and beautiful little bridge!
That's a very attractive and pleasant-looking picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
carlo62 (52194) 2014-01-11 8:25
bel taglio verticale per questa bella composizione, l'albero e il ponte si fondono in una splendida immagine, legati da una luce calda e seducente.
jemaflor (100241) 2014-01-11 8:30
Well framed, perfect vertical format to take this bridge, lovely light, I like these warm tones on all the photo, tfs.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-11 8:32
what a fascinating and beautiful bridge. I love your POV here, the tree acts as a natural and perfect frame for the glorious detail and height of this amazing structure. Top class imagery!
Have a great weekend - B.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-11 10:14
a mio parere la più bella, almeno fino ad oggi, del tuo tema dedicato alla Cina.
Composizione e taglio perfetto, colori stupendi per via di una bella luce e nitidezza impeccabile.
Magico il soggetto.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
macjake (70519) 2014-01-11 11:40
wow, not thats a bridge!
probably one of the best looking bridges I've ever seen, this would be wonderful to see in person.
and you captured such sweet light all the way around.
williewhistler (16404) 2014-01-11 12:22
you have chosen a good time of day to take this most attractive bridge,the warm light below the arch is delightful.
The textured tree provides a fine frame in the very well considered upright format, with the couple adding a nice human touch as well as a good sense of scale.
Warm regards Les.
chrislo (4097) 2014-01-11 13:39
Excellent presentation of this elegant and charming bridge. I like how the branches take up the empty space and make a nice frame. The side light on the bridge is very attractive, and so are the beautiful warm fall colours. The inclusion of the couple walking up the stairs hand in hand adds a nice romantic touch to the scene. The sharpness is spot on and the composition is excellent.
bukitgolfb301 (43668) 2014-01-11 18:22
Hi dear Kamila
Anothere perfectly balanced framework shot in reasonable vertical format. Outstandingly sharp and clear in the details, amazing and marvelous!
All the best and have a beautiful Sunday! TAKERO
divail (8334) 2014-01-11 18:59
C'est une magnifique composition, avec le gracieux pont et l'arbre qui l'encadre. La lumière est magnifique.
daddo (27330) 2014-01-11 19:01
Lovely photo Kamila of a lovely bridge. Nice angle, beautiful light.The curve of the tree trunk echoes the curves on the bridge. Well done. Regards. Klaudio.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-01-11 22:16
Hello Kamila - You took this shot at an ideal time of day with the sunlight warm and attractive. I like the way it highlights the underside of the bridge and picks up on the trees in the background. The angle you took this from is good but I find that the overhanging branches are a little too distracting, I do like the idea of them framing the bridge but would like a little space between them and the structure. Perhaps a slightly lower viewpoint would have allowed for a little gap between the apex of the bridge and the branches. Nicely managed and attractive colours through. Warm regards Rosemary
Graal (103036) 2014-01-11 23:31
niezwykly most, ciekawa konstrukcja, chyba dostosowany dla zaglowek. Piesi troche maja treningu wspinajac sie. Bdb ujecie w pionowym kadrze z naturalnym obramowaniem galezi.
emka (102742) 2014-01-11 23:55
Witaj kamilka, Jakie urocze zdjęcie z pałacu letniego, te mostki sa urocze, chociaz sie trzeba wspinać. Śliczna kompozycja, wspaniałe tu miałas światlo. to drzewo tez dodaje uroku.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-01-11 23:56
Très bonne photo de ce beau pont à l'architecture vraiment original. Très bon cadrage et jolie lumière.
lousat (94786) 2014-01-12 1:57
Hi Kamila,a very interesting post,the architechture of this old bridge is truly beautiful and most original! I like your choice of point of view and the moment too,with this special game made by warm light and soft shadows,impressives details too! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
sandpiper (6788) 2014-01-12 3:15
a fascinating bridge with great architecture. Good POV and composition
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-01-12 4:25
oprocz walorow czysto architektonicznych bardzo podoba mi sie ten jesienny "klimat",ktory swietnie uchwycilas.Mam wrazenie,ze swiatlo bardzo ci pomoglo tutaj w stworzeniu tego klimatu i tak ladnym oddaniu wszystkich barw.
Rowniez sam kadr bardzo mi sie podoba!
HimalAnda (10669) 2014-01-12 4:51
This is a very nice bridge, and you managed to find a good point of view. The golden light is beautiful.
Noel_Byrne (32556) 2014-01-12 6:16
That is a stunning bridge, and you captured it in such a way as to give a brilliant sense of its place too, the tree on the tight adds a lot to this fine scene, framing the delicate workmanship of the bridge in a wonderful way. The golden light flooding through the bridge itself makes it look almost like a gateway to some magical place.
All the best
adramad (47738) 2014-01-12 7:54
A really beautiful composition, I love how you framed the original bridge with that bow so prominent, all seems framed under the branches of that tree pretty, perfect those soft touch of sun that can be seen in the picture.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Very well done. I love it.
Enjoy good Sunday afternoon.
Cricri (122669) 2014-01-12 8:02
Très jolie, un cadrage des plus naturel avec l'arbre, la vue sur ce magnifique pont dans un joli jeu de lumière matinale, très belle réalisation
abmdsudi (56388) 2014-01-12 8:53
A very impressively composed and shooting point in beautiful soothing light abound of detail by focusing strongly on the quality of the structure itself. I love the depth with soft honeyed tones creating such a wonderful contrast to blue sky, the tree provides such a great framing too. Quality shot, great work.
Schnappilic (9692) 2014-01-12 11:15
Congratulations for this presentation of this beautiful bridge in a perfect frame. Splendid this low light with good colors.
jcpix (13930) 2014-01-12 19:30
What a great way to show this bridge, the angle chosen enhances the grand arch and overall dimension. I really like how it plays right into the opposing angle of the foreground, almost a zig-zag effect. You were in the right place at the right time as well, that is some nice golden light to amplify its form and give that special touch of atmospheric charm to the scene. A full frame of detail, natural color and precision...very well done! Enjoy the new week.
Oceania (5202) 2014-01-13 6:10
The evening golden light is striking. The POV of the picture is excellent. I know this kind of architecture very well. They are treasure to China. Thanks for sharing.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-13 6:36
This is a wonderful shot of a remarkable construction. An excellent light treatment here with great clarity and perspective. Framing by the branches and the trunk, is very nice. I like the reflection of light below the bridge.
Thanks for sharing this marvel.
saxo042 (37910) 2014-01-13 8:53
The rounded forms of this beautiful bridge are in a very good harmony with the round form of the tree to the right. You have chosen a very good position for this picture. An excellent scene!
danos (100956) 2014-01-13 12:13
great the POV with the warm light management to enhance even more the vivid colours as the beauty of the Jade Belt bridge.I like the creative perspective,the part of the tree on the right,as the excellent presentation of the scene.Well done.
photoray (13981) 2014-01-13 16:10
Like everyone else an attractive view of the Jade Belt Bridge, in excellent resolution and warm colors highlighting the details of the high arch.
And your informative historical note as to why such a high arch.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-01-13 17:23
A beautiful, well-presented image. Excellent framing, very nice golden tones, good foreground detail.
PaulVDV (30803) 2014-01-15 18:57
Excellent framing of the view of the bridge with the gentle curving line of the trunk continuing in the branches.
The light on the bridge is beautiful and warm, just as the autumn colours of the trees on the background.
Best regards, Paul
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-01-17 0:00
i like the p.o.v. you have chosen with the tree partly in fg and this wonderful bridge in bg.
John_F_Kennedy (43757) 2014-01-17 7:38
Very clear and well-lit shot of the bridge. Very nice and colourful shot. Well done.
robmal (2247) 2014-01-17 8:55
Swietna kompozycja,rewelacyjne kolory i światło, piękny most i naturale obramowanie, super fotka.Masz w swojej galerii wiele piękniych zdjęć, gratuluję i pozdrawiam.
mesutilgim (96332) 2014-01-18 6:41
Aother nice architectorial capture from China with very good pov and layout.
The golden light through the arch of the bridgs is just great.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Alco (7511) 2014-01-18 21:25
Very nice point of view to show us that beautiful bridge.It architecture is magnificent.Very sharp picture and superb colors.Very well done.
Have a nice day.
mkamionka (39209) 2014-01-20 13:57
super ciekawa i chyba jedyna w swoim rodzaju konstrukcja. Na pierwszy rzut oka myslalem ze to most dla pojazdow i zastanawialem sie jak to jest mozliwe... dopiero potem zauwazylem schody i wszystko stalo sie jasne :) Bardzo ladnie to skomponowalas z drzewem z ktorym most zdaje sie uzupelniac wypelniajac kadr. Piekne przeswity swiatla pod mostem.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-01-22 3:27
I do like how you have a great Pov, on to this super bridge in China. The light is fantastic especially playing with the underside of the bridge. Well managed and presented super and informative note made me laugh about the Camel's back bridge is it's other name. Tfs,
ourania (48864) 2014-01-22 11:29
a very elegant composition from an original and interesting point of view. I like very much the "dialogue" and embracement of the bridge and the tree. There's a nice curve in the foreground that joins the two elements and the branches reach to the bridge and fill the upper part of the frame in a graphical way. There's a fine perspective, lovely subdued and harmonious colours and a pleasant warm light that also highlights the style of the bridge. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Angshu (56760) 2014-01-23 21:56
You captured the light beautifully and the composed this well! The tight framing allows us to seep in the beauty created by the light on the underside of the arch and also on the rails. The tree on the left frames the scene well. Good work!
Gigidusud (21191) 2014-01-27 5:14
Splendid bridge lit by a beautiful light, great framing also. I like it!
adores (46079) 2014-01-27 17:20
I've been there a few years ago, in February, and the trees had no leaves and the water was frozen. It's a little different here. I like this pov and the soft light showing us the beautiful bridge. Good idea to include part of the tree on the right!
dkmurphys (62147) 2014-01-31 3:58
I love the way you've composed this image. The bridge looks great along the tree.
Enjoy a fine weekend.
serp2000 (45074) 2014-02-01 2:38
This is one of my favorite photos. Let me add my congratulations to you too. great!
And thanks for memories of Beijing.
kiks (12739) 2014-02-02 7:35
Hello Kamila, beautiful athmosphere on this image. I love the lines and the colors.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-02-17 2:09
another beautiful one today from your archive. I like it a lot. Its composition, light balance and colours are are superb. I like the golden light reflected under the curve. Excellent catch. Tfs.
COSTANTINO (67400) 2014-03-01 13:42
this scenery looks like a picture from olfd times
I like he colors so warm and classic
the tree and its branches create a natural
environment perfectly executed
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (8107)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 600D
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/50 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Theme(s): China [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-11 5:46
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