Another view of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, framed through an arch doorway. From Wikipedia:
"The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven (traditional Chinese: 天壇; simplified Chinese: 天坛; pinyin: Tiāntán; Manchu: Abkai mukdehun) is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in southeastern urban Beijing, in Xuanwu District. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It is regarded as a Taoist temple, although Chinese Heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, pre-dates Taoism."
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-04-18 2:22
Hello Chris! Wonderful lightness and colors. Good POV, very good composition. Original capture. Well done!
PixelTerror (0) 2008-04-18 2:23
I like the variety of punchy colors on the foreground and the effective framing of the main tower within the arch doorwar, nice one.
Have a nice day JY
xavshot (69835) 2008-04-18 2:23
superbes couleurs et bon choix de cadrage de cette porte? j'aime bien l'équilibre de la photo. Beau travail.
japiey (10163) 2008-04-18 2:35
Superb presentation with colours adding the amazing moods...
All the best, dear friend.
mehmetemin (7231) 2008-04-18 2:46
Good composition! Beautiful colors and architecture! Very nice lights and details!
TFS, Best regards
UnTrained (0) 2008-04-18 2:52
superb use of that immense doorway as frame for the temple, the good graphical impression of the roof of the temple gets another touch by that red and yellow in front, the interesting large gate and the well done textures in front. The people are at least good for some scale.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
migzal (485) 2008-04-18 3:09
I like the contrast of the colors. POV using the arc to frame the tower works perfect. well done.
jemaflor (99171) 2008-04-18 3:17
well seen this original perspective, great depth and pleasant coulours, good shot.
carper (96) 2008-04-18 3:52
a very nice one Chris,
I like the perspective and the looking through here, the quality is nice , good photojob here, I like it, have a nice day.
snunney (101778) 2008-04-18 3:58
A splendid composition with excellent point of view taking full advantage of the long archway to focus the viewer's eyes on the temple. I like the blend of complementary colours. Very good clarity. Nice work.
nwoehnl (122) 2008-04-18 4:01
Hi Chris. Nice use of the foreground arch to frame the structure in the background. The vivid colors of the wall painting are pleasant. A bit too much empty space in the foreground for my taste, but otherwise okay. Have a good WE.
Floydian (30970) 2008-04-18 4:09
This is very creative composed. and the colours in front and under the arches is just amazing. The exposure is flawless with high detail and very good sharpness...great shot.
Have a nice weekend, Henk
jhm (155370) 2008-04-18 4:14
I like the arch doorway, with a view on the temple in background.
Wonderful lightness and colours, good POV, very good composition too.
Very well done, thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,
Gerrit (52097) 2008-04-18 4:21
great see-through and beautiful colours.Excellent composition.
pasternak (15185) 2008-04-18 4:29
Great framing for this temple, colors here are really eye-catching!
WichardGraas (336) 2008-04-18 4:52
Nice POV and very good colours! TFS.
oochappan (16171) 2008-04-18 5:12
Pleasant this color-contrasted tunnel as see-through to the Temple having also a curved roof, good framing Chris.
everlasting (15238) 2008-04-18 5:15
Creatively composed Chris. The strong colours, strong lines and the perspective under the arches gives you a winner.
macondo (19670) 2008-04-18 5:57
Superbly framed temple and terrific exposure. The scene in the archway looks delicate and contrasts well with the solidity of the wall and the strong primary colours. The inside walls of the arch provide strong perspective. Maybe you don't need quite so much foreground.
TopGeo (38216) 2008-04-18 7:47
Hi Chris! Marvelous idea. Beautiful picture, the colours impressive, the frame has very good and interesting prospect and the background level becomes more appreciable.
feather (51130) 2008-04-18 8:17
Excellent use of the doorway to frame the temple. Well exposed image with wonderful vibrant colours. Good work
Cormac (26565) 2008-04-18 9:17
Great shot! You not only used the arch to make a natural frame around the temple, but that splash of colour really adds a lot to the image. Great piece of work!
saylan-cb (12738) 2008-04-18 11:22
Very nice compositions and good POV,great ligt and colours,well done.
ysabaner (1069) 2008-04-18 12:19
Very nice composition, colors wonderful, interesting building. Well done.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-04-18 14:52
The perspective and the colors are so beautifull. You get the perfect cropping here. Very nice really
alvaraalto (16368) 2008-04-18 15:19
Fascinating contrast between the large red and yellow planes and the fine ornaments above, on the door and in the tower behind.
Very successful POV.
Tue (39534) 2008-04-18 17:03
I really like the way you framed the view of the Temple of Heaven. The colourful arch is really nice with its attractive red and yellow and a little bit of blue in the top of the photo. The light was good too. Very well done!
ag1993 (634) 2008-04-19 0:41
Nice shot. Original... Great colours.
marietom (34609) 2008-04-19 3:51
Elle est très belle, ta photo plus colorée que d'habitude, avec ces beaux murs ! J'aurais tenté un format carré.
vincz (19113) 2008-04-19 13:24
Excellent colours, excellent details. A very nice one. Congratulations!
noborders (1010) 2008-04-20 2:25
Hi Chris, ... all your photos are very interesting IMO because they are about travels and covering countries I feel very interested in, ... and I can understand why this one has specially much success with the great perspective, the happy colours and the people walking around : well done, TFS !
Emile (20352) 2008-04-20 16:38
Wonderful composition with lovely sharp colors and beautiful view, I like the way you captured the temple through the double arch doorway, great clarity and very good sharpness. Your POV is great.
Well done. TFS.
Wish you a nice week.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-04-21 7:14
An excellent photojob with magnificent colours. Light very well managed and nice framing of the main tower
Have a nice week
Tobias__Ortmann (2638) 2008-04-21 7:17
this is a great shot with this different colours and the nice pov threw it
keribar (43841) 2008-04-21 21:23
Just beautiful, I was there but had no time to discover such an angle. I appreciate every detail here. Izzet
Muse (34962) 2008-04-22 2:30
De jolies couleurs vives et un tout bon cadrage à travers cette baie, cela donne beaucoup de profondeur à la photo.
smartcat (835) 2008-04-22 12:45
Very nice and unusual view of this round temple beahid an ark!
I think China is very amazing country, it's necessary to visit it sometime.
fabio_ts (13696) 2008-04-25 2:38
Ive missed this one... it's beautiful, a great POV for an original composition, so well done, COMPLIMENS!!
Have a nice weekend,
bracasha75 (24589) 2008-05-09 11:52
Great colors on this gate and light here is wonderful
You have choise one beautiful day for this presenting