Kunming Lake is an man-made lake built for the purpose of supplying water to Beijing. Over the centuries it has been deepened and widened to what it is today. Naturally, there are several outlet for the waters of the lake to flow through, as such, bridges become a necessity. The designers of the park also take their chance to include the bridge as part of the beauty of the Summer Palace grounds. The Bridge of Pastoral Poems is one of the more prominent bridges along the shores of Kunming Lake.
The bridge not only serves to allow visitors to cross the water, but it also serves as a great vantage point for viewing the Tower of Buddhist Incense and Wanshou Hill. The bridge is also a great resting spot for weavy visitors who had to go through throngs of other visitors to get to this part of the park. Its excellent location along Kunming Lake make it a great place to finally enjoy what the Summer Palace has to offer you.
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holmertz (37033) 2014-04-08 7:23
You have used the trees well to frame the view of the bridge. I am stunned by the harmony of the colours here. The red pillars balance the green branches and the brown trunks perfectly. This may be a well planned effect by those who created this, but I also believe the afternoon (or maybe early morning) sun plays an important role for this mild beauty.
Romano46 (16578) 2014-04-08 7:23
la cosa più bella della foto, a parte il soggetto magnifico soprattutto agli occhi di noi occidentali, è la luce che lo illumina: calda e ricca, fatta apposta per apprezzarlo al meglio.
Composizione al meglio e ricchezza di dettagli notevole grazie ad una ripresa molto ben fatta.
Ciao e buona serata
snunney (79521) 2014-04-08 7:27
A most attractive image with lovely warm light and tones. I like the point of view and the use of the trees to frame the focal point offered by the pagoda like structure on the bridge. The image has very good clarity.
COSTANTINO (51262) 2014-04-08 7:44
Good afternoon dear friend
great capture with classic beautiful colors
its a very interesting postcard for all of us
because according to your useful notes here
is a lake built for the purpose of supplying
water to Beijing I love the development
generally I also like the natural framing
with the trees
a very attractive photo with lovely tones
have a nice evening
adramad (35301) 2014-04-08 7:49
A fascinating picture, both for the conception of the frame, as the light of sunset and the warmth of its colors.
I love the perspective of the bridge, with the beauty of this temple that crown, but the nice graphics of trees that frame it, is no less charming.
Delightful image, I love it.
Very nice colorful tones very effective.
Good management of light and good sharpness.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
ikeharel (52205) 2014-04-08 8:53
Golden light enhanced beautifully details over the pagoda built on the bridge.
Fine clear details, red poles draw immediate attention when looking at.
Nice taken shot,
pajaran (48369) 2014-04-08 9:05
Dobar tekst o jezeru i mostu, lep pogled na mesto ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
A good article on the lake and bridge, nice view of the place ...
Good shot, sharpness and contrast nicely demonstrated architecture, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful place shown.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
ChrisJ (94784) 2014-04-08 9:39
I wish I had spent more time at the Summer Palace but was happy with what I saw. This looks similar to Yangzhong Park near Nanjing. Good side light from the left that throws long soft shadows across the path and stairs. Excellent color sharpness and perspective. The red pillars contrast well against the blue sky. Tfs!
Fis2 (81876) 2014-04-08 10:04
Znakomity klimat stworzylo swiatlo.
Super kadr i kolorystyka.
krzychu30 (15332) 2014-04-08 10:30
dwie rzeczy od razu przykuwaja wzrok i zwracaja nasza uwage-to piekne,"cieple" swiatlo oraz znakomicie dobrana perspektywa prowadzaca nas wzrok w kierunku mostu.
Zdjecie ma swoj niepowtarzalny klimat i urok.
cornejo (27959) 2014-04-08 11:03
Hi Kamila, very good picture of this beautiful composition, with interesting bridge with a large pavilion, framing the beautiful trees, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very nice and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-04-08 11:27
jak zwykle ciekawe miejsce pokazujesz w pieknych kolora,super nastruj i ladna perspektywa,pieknie wyglada ten budynek schowany za koronami drzew,pozdrawiam
Noel_Byrne (20698) 2014-04-08 11:38
This is such an inviting scene, the golden light gives a hint to the time this was taken, and the wind delicately blowing the leaves of the trees is beautifully captured. And all of that before even commenting on the exotic design of the bridge itself. Congrats on taking in the perfect amount of background to give this bridge a fine sense of place. What a beautiful name for both the bridge and image too!
All the best
UlfE (14639) 2014-04-08 11:44
It does not appear to have been very easy to find a good perspective, but you have actually managed to find an excellent one. You also make very good use of the tree both as a framing to the temple and attractive element of the composition. The mild light and colours also make your photo very attractive. TFS and have a nice evening!
Silvio1953 (115837) 2014-04-08 12:19
Ciao Kamila, lovely composition with beautiful bridge and fascinating temple, excellent perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
nikkitta (13220) 2014-04-08 13:11
I enjoy this capture from the very chinesse title till the good frame given by the trees
Like also the red columns in contrast with the brown trunks and the special soft light given by the fadding sun
Well done, tfs
jcpix (11440) 2014-04-08 19:14
A poetic picture to match the poetic title. :) Had your note not described the lake as man-made, I'd be none the wiser from this perspective. This really does look to be a peaceful setting, which is greatly enhanced by the soft, warm glow of the sun. It must have been a bit of a tricky composition taking into account the obstruction from the trees, but it appears you found a solid location to arrange this shot, as it's turned out to be nicely balanced. There's a pleasing flow that guides us from front to back, and even side to side...easy to understand the attraction of this location. Enjoy the new day ahead. All the best.
Nicou (116224) 2014-04-08 22:22
quelle vue de ce temple sueprbe cpatage e tiamge quel allée qui nous y mène et le jeu de végétation sueprbe cpatage et ocmpo.
Braov et amitié
jjcordier (73218) 2014-04-08 22:24
Tu as remarquablement photographié cet endroit plein de charme et très romantique. Magnifique lumière.
claudeD (30431) 2014-04-08 23:34
very fine picture from China showing this very interesting location.Very well choosen poc and perfect light managment. I like the view very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
carlo62 (27534) 2014-04-09 0:05
la luce è fantastica, rende tutto molto caldo, mi piacciono molto anche le ombre lunghe e i tronchi degli alberi divisi in modo netto tra la parte in luce e la parte in ombra.
lousat (72197) 2014-04-09 1:30
Hi Kamila,very original perspective and great choice of the moment,truly the best with this light that warm up the colors in the best way,magnificent capture from this lake,interesting post,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
photoray (10125) 2014-04-09 6:55
Fine view of Pastoral Poems Bridge, leading through the unusual long hanging leaf trees into the classical temple like structure.
Looks like a great place to soak in history and relax.
Thanks for sharing,
ourania (26316) 2014-04-09 13:00
your composition is playful, elegant and inviting. I like very much the intriguing hide and seek you created with the partly obscured view of the bridge and with the creative framing by the four trees. You took care so that the trunks offer firmness and balance, the perspective is great as well. Details have been rendered superbly, the warm light and the colours it has offered are wonderful. I love the atmosphere and the misty view of the mysterious shore in the distance. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
tedesse (25045) 2014-04-09 16:57
Wspanialy widok w pieknym swietle i cuddownych kolorach.
npecanhuk (60836) 2014-04-09 21:16
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities here that really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
dip (23520) 2014-04-09 23:25
although the trees in the foreground we can see the impressive architectural details behind,
the light at that time was perfect to take a photo,
very well captured!
williewhistler (12391) 2014-04-10 3:07
the warm,harmonious tones bring lots of atmosphere and charm to a beautifully composed scene.
The interesting shapes of the trees combined with the red pillars of the Bridge also contribute to an attractive and well balanced photograph.
Kind regards Les.
jhm (135096) 2014-04-10 5:14
These entrance leads us perfect to the building.
Also a wonderful panorama view about these area.
Depth and perspective are pleasant to look at.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Cricri (101211) 2014-04-10 9:01
Une autre belle image de ton voyage, j'aime la douceur de la lumière, le chemin sur le pont qui nous conduit vers ce très joli bâtiment romantique, plaisant avec vues sur le lac, vraiment une belle réalisation
danos (83051) 2014-04-11 0:54
Γεια σου Kamila,
fascinating the warm light management of the afternoon as falling on the bridge and bringing out its details as its beauty too.I like the creative perspective with the name of the bridge to be very poetry.
abmdsudi (39522) 2014-04-11 6:36
Nicely composed shot with the pavilion grabs attentions as main focal, its well colored, sharp and excellent exposure control. Well done shot,
Didi (55021) 2014-04-11 7:58
Very nice view great warm lights ambiance A nice place for romance :)
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-04-12 23:38
Super Pov, over this super bridge with it's pagoda built over it.
The trees soften and add interest, well managed light it looks strong, Tfs.
SWEETFREEDOM (21586) 2014-04-13 0:04
nice warm light and interesting architecture and notes.
annjackman (17751) 2014-04-13 9:50
You chose a superb viewpoint that has given a good perspective with the path taking the eye to the steps and bridge. The light is really gorgeous and I love the glow on the red pillars.
A really lovely image.
Kind Regards, Ann
Gigidusud (13251) 2014-04-13 14:14
A beautiful architecture framed by trees lit by a beautiful light. Well done!
mohammad_H (8746) 2014-04-18 8:04
Some of the pictures, good sense, and a sense of beauty, gives the viewer
The image quality is
Beautiful trees in the foreground, and the cover on background
eldancer1 (25135) 2014-04-18 10:48
Somehow the tree obscuring the view of the bridge is not a distraction as one would think, it enhance the scene. Good pov and it has good dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
clic (14118) 2014-04-23 14:16
Geia sou Kamilia
To complete your elaborate note, I must compliment yourself for that much subtlety seen in this superb picture, and such sophistication constitutes a visual poem and a piece of art museum!
josepmarin (57473) 2014-04-30 0:42
there are a beautiful light, a few elegant shades, and a nice warm colors in this image.
I like the structure of the elements of your framing, with the trees in foreground, which lead our look across them towards the fantastic traditional architecture of the temple in background.
The landscape of the lake surrounding the ensemble adds a very aesthetical bonus into the composition.
A beautiful work.
delpeoples (52445) 2014-05-04 3:01
Kalimera dear Kamila
A beautiful and very poetic scene. The warm colours, particularly on the left, are mesmerising. Excellent depth of field and the silvery tones on the water are enchanting. Well done and I wish you a happy Sunday.
adores (34362) 2014-05-04 16:18
Another good shot! I like the pov and this golden light. This place is really wonderful no matter the season!
tatadalou (5641) 2014-05-06 11:34
Your series on China is awesome, with so great captures. Light is wonderfully warm and very well managed. Best regards,
PaulVDV (20387) 2014-05-31 3:09
Excellent composition and wonderful view upwards of the bridge.
I like the view of the water at both sides of the picture and the contrasting golden tones of the trunks and the branches with the clear blue sky of Beijing (not always obvious). Also the red columns of the bridge stand out well.
Best regards, Paul
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (8095)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/50 seconds
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- Theme(s): China [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-08 7:17
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