As the Olympics approached - this photo was taken 6 days before the opening, Beijing managed to produce a clear blue sky day. This image is from a walk way near the Forbidden City and leads to the main gate entrance. The water here flows past that entrance. This area was enhanced but has served as a walkway for more than two dynasties - the Ming and Ching periods. Being this close to the Forbidden City, only select people could walk this way durring those periods. Today it is open to all. I invite you to explore other photos in my collection on China and let me know which ones interest you.
David Reed Thomas
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angela926 (1884) 2008-08-06 17:57
Nice shot of this beautiful place, excellent composition and point of view, good sharpness and depth of field, lovely colors and very nice reflections.
phwall (6785) 2008-08-06 22:16
Beijing sure looks different to when I was there in April, all brown and dusty.
Lovely image, shows the typical Chinese perfectly.
Very good composition and POV, including the foreground boat works very well.
Disabled_A (0) 2008-08-09 6:02
being a fan of reflections (especially in water) I couldn't "pass by" this image :)
I wish I could step into the photo and stay there a little bit. Beautiful place, wonderful reflection. I'd make the image a bit less sharp but it's my personal view...
The composition is very good: the rock in the foreground (in the bottom left corner) is a good balance for the boat and the bridge - the three make an interesting triangle. Besides, the rock (small boulder?) emphasizes the foreground, even though it's in the shade.
Silversnow (2319) 2008-08-14 20:31
I imagine blue skies must be rare ;)
Great composition you have, a bit over sharpened in the leaves, but very nice colors on this peaceful scene.
gonzalezcheryl (59) 2008-08-22 23:33
This is a great picture showing everyday life in China. I like the composition, light and POV. Also, your note helps us to appreciate this photo even more for the beautiful clarity of the shot. I would hope that the Olympics will inspire Beijing to continue with this trend of keeping the environment clean.
jvachon (548) 2008-08-28 18:20
Lovely venerable bridge and reflection.
Very good composition,POV, and colours.
fritzi007 (11067) 2008-09-26 7:30
Mit freundlichen Grüssen
akg (166) 2009-05-14 18:18
indeed a beautiful day! I like this photo more as it captures the blue of the sky in the reflection.
foozi (7101) 2009-08-29 1:20
such a lovely shot depicting a pretty and captivating landscape.
The reflection is superbs and the colours are so dense and exciting.
Well composed and truly a lovely view.
- Copyright: David Reed Thomas (drt100) (2095)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-02
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus E-410, Olympus 14 - 42 mm Digital
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Images of China, Favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-08-06 17:08
- Favorites: 2 [view]