Inside the Reed Flute Cave in Guilin. Like every attraction in China, this one has been 'developed' with lots of neon colored lights. Made for some nice shots, even though the natural beauty of the caves was hard to see.
The cave was full of signs explaining the rock formations, with inscriptions like 'A centipede and a magic mirror'. Pretty amusing!
No tripod, so I balanced on a rock. Sharpened and cropped.
All comments welcomed!
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Elric (560) 2005-08-03 20:33
Beautiful capture and lighting. The colours, the sharpness and contrast are amazing as well as the reflection on the water. Amazing work! Well done.
pnphan (3957) 2005-08-03 21:00
very attractive lighting and reflection.
letuananh (2543) 2005-08-03 22:04
Great shot.Color and lighting very impressive.
chaity (1539) 2005-08-04 1:46
Hai Ian, I like the different colors presented in this photo. You sure have steady hands to capture this handheld.
aravind_phd (237) 2005-08-04 2:01
Wonderful Colors and great picture.. What are the ripples in the water, do the ice melt and drop ?
Roly (2024) 2005-08-04 2:21
Surreal image, comes directly out of a science fiction movie. The picture is great but I dislike the "development" of the cave. Warm lighting gives much better, more natural cave pictures.
Michael_Gan (2776) 2005-08-04 2:23
This is a beautiful shot Ian, making the best out of the neon colours on the cave. I especially like the exposure of the stalactites hanging from the ceiling on the left. Perhaps you can use a tighter crop, as the ceiling on the right seems to be a bit overexposed and is less interesting than the left part.
Indeed, you can argue about natural appearance of the cave when lit by coloured lamps. But personally I think it is okay as the light adds to the fairytale-atmosphere and the 'adventure' is lost anyway as soon as you get into these caves with loads of other people.
cobraphil8 (82) 2005-08-04 5:07
Splendid photograph of cave, the lights and the reflections are really impressive.
Nevertheless, I find this shot slightly leaning and that obstructs me a little.
Magnifique photo de grotte, les lumières et les réflections sont vraiment impressionnantes. Néanmoins, je trouve cette photo légèrement penchée et cela me gêne un peu.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-08-04 5:52
Those blue colors are stunning, of course not at all what we would expect from such a place but providing a very effective view. Reflections are fine too as is the contrast of the warm rocks with the cold blues. Roly found the words, a view out of a sci-fi movie !
Have a nice day,
nels (2621) 2005-08-24 14:23
very impressive ian good crisp colours with excellent reflections.
Maritsa (358) 2005-08-24 15:19
Very fine shot Ian.
I like the colors very much. Very vivid. I like the reflections on the water too! Great job.
danyy (0) 2005-08-25 4:13
Photo magique par les couleurs et les lumières, cristalline, les néons ont été disposés avec beaucoup de feeling car l'ensemble est vraiment harmonieux.
Astucieux d'avoir utilisé un roc comme appui pour l'appareil.
gantzt (484) 2005-08-28 15:13
I like your "Reed Flute Cave" photo. It's a great shot, especially how you got the great reflection in that low light condition.
pilpel-adom (3018) 2005-09-24 12:20
Amazing picture, Ian! What colors, what a peacefull place! I can hear the dripping water droplets hitting the little lagoon...Good details, too!
jb06 (150) 2006-01-25 8:26
Wow! Great photo Ian! There's so many colors. Keep up the good work and keep posting.
mewot (69) 2006-03-07 19:52
amazing. excellent light and contrast control
- Copyright: Ian Sewell (IanSewell) (579)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XT
- Exposure: f/4, 1/6 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Beautiful Reflections, Caves and Cave Sights [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-08-03 19:46
- Favorites: 1 [view]