The view of Moon Hill Village from the archway of the rock formation known as Moon Hill, named on account of the eroded arch cave there that this is taken from. The weather was overcast & misty, but at least it wasn't raining. I've boosted contrast & saturation as much as I dared, stopping just before serious degradation to the image becomes apparent. Even on a dull day this view is incredible. Moon Hill is 8 km south west of Yangshuo and an entry ticket is 15 yuan. I caught a bus there, & walked back to town. 800 steps are involved in the walking track up here.
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papagolf21 (79548) 2012-02-11 0:51
Bonjour, cher ami Chris,
L'image est impressionnante par ses montagnes formant des bosses vertes au coeur desquelles se niche un petit village.
J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance qui se dégage de la composition.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-11 0:56
Hi Chris, my neighbour today!
fantastic view the composition is very spectacular I like the mysterious atmosphere and the effective POV, romantic atmosphere I like it very much!
Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
PaulVDV (17243) 2012-02-11 0:56
The fog adds a lot to the special atmosphere of the mysterious landscape behind the town.
The contrast between the white facades of the houses and the dark mountains makes this view look like a difference between two worlds: there's the cozy, comfortable town and behind it the mountain ranges that seem inaccessible and inhospitable.
It's a wonderful and impressive sight.
Best regards, Paul
mesutilgim (72978) 2012-02-11 1:06
A capture which needs to be looked at twice !
At first glance it's not much atttactive; but if you once start to get familiar with the tastes than you get the feeling as if it's not a photographic capture but a Chinese İnk painting !
TFS and have a nice weekend
danos (78112) 2012-02-11 1:10
very nice the panoramic view of the Moon hill village as is found on the roots of the woody Mt.on the backdrop as the others on the far, with their shapes to outlined perfect on the pink sky.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the image with the colours to are well captured.
dta (56628) 2012-02-11 1:40
Hello Chris ,
one of the most fascinating landscapes on Earth ! The POV is splendid , the composition , too , with the village in the FG , and the succeeding ridges of misty summits .
brianmcc (5786) 2012-02-11 1:43
this is an amazing view of a unique looking landscape. totally incredible. the scale is even more apparent with your inclusion of the town in the foreground. excellent depth of field.
jhm (127955) 2012-02-11 1:46
This is a fantastic picture, all the mountain tops as panoramic view in background.
Also a wonderful view of Moon Hill village.
Your picture is perfect taken with high sharpness quality.
Excellent composition, nice presentation, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
cavli (1874) 2012-02-11 1:51
very good pov. I like the background very much. Interesting geographical shapes. I have seen this place for the first time.:) tfs
carlo62 (19399) 2012-02-11 2:10
Bellissime e particolari queste montagne, le costruzioni in basso mettono in risalto tutta la loro grandezza.
m00n (2253) 2012-02-11 2:25
Lost village ...
Stunning composition and depth of the image. Lots of space and a lot of plans, pulls me. Amazing atmosphere fully committed almost feel it.
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-02-11 3:13
The geological formations are spectacular, it's a beautiful landscape. The clear and colorful city is well placed in the foreground of dark mountains. Good despite the weather. Bravo.
Have a nice day.
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-02-11 3:23
Ola Chris ,
Que paisagem linda com estas montanhas fantásticas , lugar incrível a conhecer , belas silhuetas , bom ponto de visão alto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
timecapturer (37064) 2012-02-11 3:25
another stunning view of this amazing landscape. The houses look so small against the incredible backdrop. It is a stunning visual effect and captured perfectly.
It is a mesmerising and compelling image.
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
danyy (0) 2012-02-11 4:20
un paysage de montagne typique du sud de l'Asie, comme on en trouve aussi en Thailande par exemple. Une photo qui est brumeuse et détache bien les plans successifs de ces montagnes.
My best regards.
siudzi (27707) 2012-02-11 4:42
Wow! What a spectacular view on this great place! Love the layers of your composition and unique morning atmosphere. Moody shot. Thanks for sharing.
macondo (18461) 2012-02-11 4:51
I can imagine the difficulty of bringing out the colour and adding a bit of contrast to this misty scene. A friend of mine who visited many parts of China was virtually unable to capture any scene without a haze of pollution over it, and that was in Summer. Not that that's what we see here. Anyway, as you say the view is still incredible, even at this time of year, and you retained a good quality in the image. Those mountains really are astounding.
pierrefonds (51000) 2012-02-11 5:32
The mountains are framing well the village. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the buildings and houses of the village. The hazu sky or the fog is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
Royaldevon (21415) 2012-02-11 5:52
What a great shot for a painter to study; it shows so clearly how the closest hills are the darkest, gradually fading as they advance into the b/g. Great depth and such a pleasing shot to scrutinise.
Have a good w/e,
npecanhuk (56360) 2012-02-11 6:39
Very interesting picture!
Again, I love trhose peaks!
I really enjoyed how you placed those buildings in the lower fg to give us a very good idea of the place and the size of those natural wonders!
TFS - congrats,
rychem (13628) 2012-02-11 8:24
Wow, excellent layers of mountains, fantastic shapes of the mountains, the nature is the best sculptor
dkmurphys (42483) 2012-02-11 9:39
Amazing capture, I love the shapes of the mountains. Good work, have a nice day.
Nicou (105767) 2012-02-11 9:52
quelle compo et 9iamge superbe quelle vue sur ces montagnes en fond avec ce découpage quel enchaînemenjt de montagens avec la ville à leurs pieds grandisoe compo e tiamge.
Bravo et amitié
TopGeo (38080) 2012-02-11 10:05
Hello Chris! Beautiful perspective! The view of Moon Hill Village The effect are quite nice and you got Very well composed! What a great shot.
Magic light and wonderful dark tones of BG combination. Great POV
Cricri (92167) 2012-02-11 12:41
Belle vue plongeante sur la ville avec les incroyable chaîne des montagnes, superbe succession des dégradés de couleurs
mauro61 (52545) 2012-02-11 14:14
particolare la dentellatura delle montagne di fondo a cui hai dato grande risalto con l'inquadratura che hai scelto.
Buona la resa delle costruzioni a valle avvolte dalla foschia,
vasilpro (40557) 2012-02-11 15:17
Wonderful composition, beautiful foggy atmosphere, impressive view to the city and to the mountains, excellent POV with the layers of those mountains, lovely soft light and color tones, very nice framework, TfS!
Warm regards, Vasilis.
jusninasirun (17146) 2012-02-11 20:44
I like the misty backdrop with tiers of mountain in the distance. Nice capture with great view of the valley.
Thanks and kind regards,
jjcordier (67214) 2012-02-11 23:49
Fantastique paysage magnifiquement photographié.
RhodieIke (9247) 2012-02-11 23:54
Wow Chris, The fog adds to the mood of this photo, the Bg, mountains seem to be floating away tacking us to another world maybe.Then the Moon Hill village brings us back to reality, love it, Well done, Cheers Iain.
Graal (92158) 2012-02-12 0:15
beautiful and unusual landscape. Fine POV You had. Fantastic misty hills and town down in valley. Photo I like a lot, is well done.
Have a nice day.
Didi (51265) 2012-02-12 4:37
Original place, very nice view with a good POV.
I like the misty weather. But I have done a WS.
Best and kind regards
delpeoples (48592) 2012-02-12 4:56
These carst hills in combination with the mist make such a magical composition. Lovely soft colours and excellent management of the difficult light conditions.
mvdisco (17118) 2012-02-12 8:19
WoW ! Amazing Point of view and details with beautiful formation of mountain with fog,
Excellent composition and presentation of this lovely place.
Excellent architecture and Deep of field,,
My compliments and beautiful mountain misty background.
MLINES (12516) 2012-02-12 13:15
Hi Chris, A spectacular vista of this natural landscape, the town gives good idea of scale. Wonderful to see such images on Trekearth. TFS. Murray
Ricx (13489) 2012-02-12 22:59
Hi Chris, a strange natural range of hills- made especially strange in the mists..\\ The bright white of the building lighting up the valley below.. China looks a fascinating place.. TFS Rich
PS Glad you are fine- must have misread your communication with Stephen..
BennyV (13058) 2012-02-13 3:53
Great view with the many layers of hills in the backdrop captured really well. And far enough not the see the McDonalds signs. Or am I exaggerating? Anyway, I'll be in the area in this summer, but I still wonder whether I'll bother to visit it again. I don't want to overwrite the memories of my visit of 10 years ago, and...China is a big place, so...
Thanks for posting & have a fine week
Angshu (52890) 2012-02-13 23:57
I was quite wowed by the scene, especially with the fading layers of the karst mountains creating wonderful an effect, almost like an illusion! The village is in fact quite a big town in the FG
jemaflor (74044) 2012-02-17 10:12
What a great landscape with all these mountains, very good effect with the fog, I like these silhouettes, good choice for the pov to take the shot.
vjmite (3394) 2012-04-09 5:06
The misty conditions add to the atmospheric effect here, making your photo look like a Chinese landscape painting. Your treatment has worked well, producing a fantastic vision.