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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papagolf21 (88203) 2014-05-20 0:03
Très belle mise en image de ce pont possédant un charme fou.
L'ambiance générale est très bien présentée.
carlo62 (36213) 2014-05-20 0:06
ancora un bellissimo mix di soggetto, luce e colore di grande fascino.
Quella luce che batte sotto il ponte e il suo riflesso, è fantastica.
Quasi impercettibile, ma essenziale, la presenza dell'uomo con la maglia rossa.
Un altro bellissimo colpo.
besnard (54289) 2014-05-20 0:30
Une très belle photo de cet élégant pont, de ses reflets dans un environnement champêtre. La belle luminosité donne du charme à l'ensemble.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-05-20 0:37
Beautiful framing and composition with the bridge and its refelections in the shimmering water displayed with excellent sharpness. I liked the lovely orange glow on the tree trunk, the bridge and the trees in the distance. Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture. Have a nice new day.
InasiaJones (31554) 2014-05-20 0:44
A very romantic location with an Asian touch.
By allowing so much space for the tree in the foreground, you have increased the charm of this scene while adding a sense of mystery. The golden light, discreetly appearing on the arch of the bridge and on the trees highly contributes to the appeal of your photo - the devil is in the details.
It's also interesting to see how the bridge curve is following the line of trees.
Very catchy and beautiful!
Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-20 0:47
The bridge is something very new in terms of architecture and looks more as an ornate piece rather than being with some purpose. But the design is charming, to say the least.
This is another of your magnificent captures.
Have a great day!
mohammad_H (9588) 2014-05-20 1:01
Beautiful and spectacular, relaxing environment with soft water reflection and waves
Good work, eye-catching and pleasant
You look good, and the beautiful image recording
Have a nice day
daddo (25146) 2014-05-20 1:01
Hi Kamila. Poetic name for such a beautiful structure and a very poetic composition that has included the graceful shape of the bridge and the lovely "veil" provided by the weeping willow. Evocative light gives warmth and beautiful reflections to the image. Sensitively handled. Best wishes. Klaudio.
Giustiniani (3482) 2014-05-20 1:24
un joli pont superbement mis en valeur par une chaude lumière. Les reflets métalliques sur l'eau revoient joliment le paysage. Une très belle photo.
dta (69490) 2014-05-20 1:31
hello Kamila ,
A splendid POV on this wonderful stoned bridge . The soft light and colors add to the charm of the scene .
Nicou (126408) 2014-05-20 2:26
Mervielleux pont e t iamge uqelle vue et compo avec ce saule , ce branches quelle vue et ce rond quelle compo sueprbe captage et vue.
Bravo et amitié
serp2000 (41390) 2014-05-20 3:29
Let me add my compliments into your tip-box! ;)
Wonderful composition, perfect quality and very informative note. Unfortunately, I did not visit that park. Beijing is very gig city for three days of tour.
rigoletto (34269) 2014-05-20 3:35
beautiful bridge and its reflection. i like a lot the light and the well balanced composition.
saxo042 (37596) 2014-05-20 3:53
A very beautiful and original bridge. The colours here are very attractive and well captured. An excellent picture!
cornejo (34066) 2014-05-20 3:54
Hi Kamila, very good picture of this beautiful composition, with beautiful bridge and tree branches in the foreground to add depth, beautifully captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, pretty light, color and quality. Very nice and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
miumiu (6113) 2014-05-20 4:05
l like the trees everywhere and the peaceful atmosphere of your photo.
The colours are warm and soft.
The composition is excellent.
Very nice note too.
Have a nice day
snunney (87386) 2014-05-20 4:20
A very attractive well framed composition featuring this delightful humpback bridge. Lovely warm light and colours and very good sharpness. Most appealing.
Sergiom (64083) 2014-05-20 5:10
Quel beau pont. Tu as choisi un très beau point de vue pour bien le mettre en valeur.J'aime les branches du saule qui pendent juste au bon endroit ainsi que la belle touche de couleurs sous l'arche.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-05-20 5:14
Very Attractive. All elements in this composition are well balanced and well structured.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-20 5:22
these little bridges always fascinate me, they are so iconic, elegant and amazingly steep. This one looks so beautiful in this setting and light. Exquisite!
dkmurphys (50760) 2014-05-20 7:16
Hi Kamila, Superb capture of this beautiful traditional bridge. I like it, well taken.
COSTANTINO (57971) 2014-05-20 7:20
impressive and breathtaking view of this
bridge with beautiful classical color
tones I liked the lovely orange glow
on the tree trunk
evocative light gives warmth
have a nice time
photoray (12980) 2014-05-20 7:27
Eye catching view through golden lighting and willows of the historical Jade Belt Bridge, reflected in a circle upon the river surface. Would love to be there when a dragon boat passes through...
ikeharel (60451) 2014-05-20 8:27
The beautiful angel from which taken the scene, made a perfect "monocle" reflection of the bridge, Kamila.
Autumn orange colors mingle beautifully with green and used all of pic. space for this sight.
marvelous, and yet impressive.
PaulVDV (23417) 2014-05-20 10:17
A well considered POV for the picture of this very elegant bridge.
Really nice with the golden hues that we find on different places on the picture.
The overhanging branches don't hide the bridge but let it rather look like a discovery that we make.
Best regards, Paul
adramad (39496) 2014-05-20 11:08
An image of extreme beauty, with a very well chosen POV, making us concentrate attention on the beautiful bridge, the trees are very well positioned, with that nice variety of shades of color in their leaves, a delicious composition.
Very nice colorful tones very effective.
Good management of light and good sharpness.
Splendid image. My compliments.
Have a nice day.
Noel_Byrne (26117) 2014-05-20 11:10
What a delicate structure, it rises so gracefuly above the water. Your composition is superb to place it so well among the beautiful trees (one thing that always grabs me from China is the trees). And a fine reflection too. This could be a beautiful painting by a grand master.
All the best
holmertz (43291) 2014-05-20 12:02
Yet another outstanding composition. Everything is so pretty and so well placed, and the colours and light are exquisite. It's hard to imagine that this is so close to one of the most polluted cities in the world. The air looks so fresh and clean.
PiotrF (10508) 2014-05-20 14:01
Ładny, impresjonistyczny widok tego mostu. Jesienna kolorystyka dodatkowo dodaje uroku tej prezentacji. Ciekawe miejsce, dzieki za przybizajacy opis.
tatadalou (6749) 2014-05-20 21:32
Lovely fall colours in the park ! The trees add a beautiful landscape around this delicae bridge. It looks very harmonious, so "feng shui".
Thanks for sharing,
jjcordier (77870) 2014-05-20 21:32
Le format choisi est un tout petit peu trop petit pour profiter au mieux de la beauté de l'endroit et de la photo.La lumière et les couleurs d'automne sont magnifiques.
siudzi (34119) 2014-05-20 23:39
Wybrałas piękne miejsce oraz fantastyczny moment na wykonanie tej fotografii. Ciepłe odcienie światła zbudowaly klimatyczna scenę. Fajna praca, super realizacja.
lousat (79912) 2014-05-21 0:36
Hi Kamila,the colors and the light of this pic are fantastic! A great memory made with the typical autumn colors,the best way to show us this very original bridge made in a spectacular architechture,perfect point of view,detail and exposure,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
mesutilgim (87404) 2014-05-21 1:14
Hello dear Kamila,
Another perfect capture from China's tarditional face taken with perfect pov and layout.
Very good light management, nice reflections and as allways many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Fis2 (88061) 2014-05-21 1:31
Jak juz zapewne sie zorientowalas lubie mosty.
To takie lekkie zboczenie zawodowe ;)
Konstruktorzy maja nieograniczone mozliwosci i pomysly.
Ten stary kamienny most reprezentuje piekna strone konstrukcyjna.
Ladnie skomponowalas kadr.
Charakterystyczna kolorystyka tworzy niepowtarzalny klimat tego miejsca.
claudeD (34424) 2014-05-21 3:38
wonderful old bridge very well presented here with this amazing picture full of atmosphere. I like the view very much. Perfect colors and very good reflections in the water. Excellent contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jhm (142015) 2014-05-21 5:54
Your picture is an artwork image with these bridge.
High quality picture and wonderful colours.
Also a lovely architectural picture with these bridge as nice displayed.
A nice composition, pleasant presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
abmdsudi (44966) 2014-05-21 10:03
An impressive viewpoint and depth that enhances the lead-in guiding us into the scene and the eye grabbing curvy stone bridge. A shot full of vivid details, rich colors and great dof with the reflective properties of the waters accentuates the overall quality. Very well done shot, TFS.
ourania (34513) 2014-05-21 12:58
this is a marvellous picture, the elegance of the architecture and the beauty of the natural setting blend in such a wonderful and pleasing way. I like very much the way the foliage and the reflections fill a great part of the frame, making it look so rich and vibrant. You captured the subtle variations of the light exquisitely, there's a very fine palette of constantly alternating tones and yet the scene looks so tranquil. The warm tones are nicely distributed in the frame and make the atmosphere so sweet and delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
nikkitta (15810) 2014-05-21 14:05
You are like a magician, obtaining such sharpness and soft colors, composing charming images like this one, with the well known bridge reflecting on the waters, well framed with the tree on the left
Very well done and presented with a good note
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-05-21 14:23
What a super photo of this beautiful Jade Belt Bridge in Beijing China.
You have captured the light so well,love all the colours.
Silvio1953 (126962) 2014-05-21 15:05
Ciao Kamila, lovely composition with nice bridge, fantastic reflections, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
williewhistler (15033) 2014-05-22 2:40
I do enjoy the atmosphere that has been created b the golden evening light as it strikes the underside of the very attractive bridge and the trunk of the FG tree.
Your chosen viewpoint works extremely well with the warm toned foliage making a very fine frame for the image.
Kind regards Les.
luciola (2916) 2014-05-22 8:48
Pieknie wkomponowany most w nature. Bardziej komponowala sie kiedys cywilizacja z natura, nie wymyslano takich architektonicznych dziwolagow jak dzisiaj.
Cricri (109761) 2014-05-22 9:40
En plus des couleurs harmonieuse, la douceur de la lumière, le top avec le reflet du pont, très jolie réalisation
Graal (99162) 2014-05-22 9:55
piekniutki ten mostek. A w ogole bardzo fajna Twoja chinska seria. Tutaj troche wymaga wysilku wspinaczka ale warto sie dostac na szczyt.
HimalAnda (10011) 2014-05-22 11:33
The soft light is beautiful. The tree in front of the bridge is making a kind of natural curtain as if we were looking at the bridge behind a window.
pajaran (53731) 2014-05-22 12:55
Interesantan tekst o mestu i mostu, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i most, lep refleks na vodi.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the place and the bridge, with a history and description of ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and bridge, nice reflection on the water.
Good work and composition, well captured moment, beautiful colors.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
jcpix (13724) 2014-05-22 19:51
With very little time available, I still wanted to make a quick comment while I can on this beautiful image. What can I say really, you have a great way with light and a smart eye for composition and detail...to be redundant, it's beautiful! :) Love the serene atmosphere too. Enjoy the weekend ahead. Take good care.
omid266 (6350) 2014-05-22 21:08
What wonderful and interesting old bridge, with interesting architecture,
your uploads frim China like others in your gallery are really eye-catching and fine,
very well done and Thanks!
Best times and wishes,
rychem (25944) 2014-05-22 21:11
Piękny mostek, bardzo ładnie oświetlony delikatnym światłem, chyba inaczej wyglądałby w innej porze roku, a te jesienne kolory są bardzo atrakcyjne
mirosu (15102) 2014-05-22 21:18
You've captured this scene very well by a good composition and bright tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see nice bridge with elegant shape. The whole is harmonized well by beautiful color & light balance. And, the beautiful reflections draw out an additional good atmosphere, too.
Very well done.
Royaldevon (31873) 2014-05-23 7:24
A gorgeous shot of this bridge and its reflection set in exquisite light.
The tree anchors the f/g nicely and creates a fine, diagonal connection with the golden tree in the b/g.
There is a wonderful mood of ultimate tranquillity.
My warm regards,
mkamionka (31525) 2014-05-25 14:22
niesamowity most, naprawde jedyny w swoim rodzaju. Chyba ze jest to cos typowego w tamtej czesci swiata, rzeczywiscie teraz kiedy o tym mysle to mostki w japonskich ogrodach maja czesto takie mosty aczkolwiek o wiele mniejsze i raczej drewniane.
Piekny punkt widzenia, roslinnosc w jesiennej szacie dodaje koloru. Odbicie wyglada jak obraz impresjonisty. Ciekawe czy zdarza sie na tyle gladka powierzchnia zby zlapac w tym miejscu 100% odbicie? Chyba wyszloby z tego jajo?
Piekne miejsce znakomita fotografia!
SWEETFREEDOM (23084) 2014-05-26 9:29
interesting bridge and nice light under the arch, goo p.o.v. and natural colors.
delpeoples (54185) 2014-05-31 0:44
Kalimera dear Kamila
A beautiful name for this enchanting bridge, one which looks straight out of a fairytale book. I love the light here, it's ethereal. The silver reflections on the water are the crowning glory on this masterpiece. Superb reflections, composition and depth. Congratulations.
Warmest wishes, geia sou
batalay (36149) 2014-06-01 13:37
Your gallery of photos from China are nothing less than spectacular. This shot of Camel's Back Bridge with the colors of autumn as backdrop, and the color highlights in the arch of the bridge create a dreamy painting.
Warm regards Camila,
federico (3032) 2014-06-04 13:43
hello Kamila, I like the mood in your shot,it gives a sense of peace and quiet as you are in a chinese garden,perfect lighting and sharpness, very well composed too with the trunks framing the bridge and great reflections in the calm water
everything match perfectly to make a great photo
Gigidusud (17327) 2014-06-04 15:46
Excellent POV on the bridge with splendid light and nice reflections on the water. A real painting, I like it!
macjake (58956) 2014-06-22 10:31
this one looks like a painting :)
almost has that it's not real look haha
beautiful soft tones, soft colors, soft light.
love the arch and the gold light inside of it.
super photo all around, especially for the composition too. well done
pierrefonds (58786) 2014-06-26 18:55
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showinf the details and the colors of the architecture of the bridge. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.
ChrisJ (101844) 2014-06-28 11:17
I have been to the Summer Palace but I missed spotting this gem. Looks similar to the 21 step bridge in Yangzhou, Jiangsu. Wonderful circular pattern with the reflections and the people add scale. Good sharpness and color. Have a fantastic Sunday!
danos (88913) 2014-07-01 4:01
extremely fascinating the view as the presentation of the Jade Belt bridge,witht the created reflections to make the image supeb effective.
The warm and 'gold' light enhance the bridge even more.
CLODO (31186) 2014-07-01 5:36
I remember looking for such a specific bridge during my stay in Chinea during a work travel. The soft light (morning I suppose) adds some orange on it, in accordance with the autumn trees leaves.
Didi (58088) 2014-07-02 17:33
Very nice romantic place in autumn and lovely colour ambiance
Very original bridge
shreya2000 (1368) 2014-07-03 1:20
Outstanding picture taken by you. Very nice view. Superb composition with one side showing the trees and other side showing the lake with bridge. Colours are very nice. Thanks for sharing.
fabbs99 (16803) 2014-07-07 23:25
Great shot of the Camel's Back Bridge from Beijing.Excellent presentation of this old bridge.Very well done.TFS.
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-07-08 6:31
What a beautiful image, Kamila! An incredible bridge, to be sure, but your use of soft, late light and the perspective are both perfect in their creation of this scene. There's a great sense of peace here, among the fall colors and the peaceful river. Worth all of the praise it has received! Thanks.
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (8103)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-21
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): China [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-20 0:00