Shooters at work on the edge enjoying the view from the best vantage point!
Some will do anything looking for perfect pov to capture that magical image down below and with some 1000m drop only inches from their feet and REALLY close... almost too real with a terrific sense of height/depth and vertigo effect.
Hope you enjoy the shots as much as I myself enjoyed the walk to bring it to you. View from top of rocky-ridge at Laohuzui, Yuanyang just as the mist was rolling. Scary but worth the moments, see additional picture in WS
This is only a fraction of the vast rice fields at an elevation of 2000 meter above sea level in Yuanyang. Sculptured by the tender bare hands of the hard working 'Hani' ethnic minority from generations after generations. The landscape offers such a nature wonder for us to savour and there is no photo any where that can do this place justice, you simply must be there to be able to appreciate it fully......
WS1: Bit closer to the edge than you'd go I imagine!
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Subhogen (4037) 2014-01-16 6:38
How can I not comment instantly after seeing this spine chilling shot. These three individuals deserve a bravery award or an award for their folly. I mean the rock beneath their feet looks so unstable, it looks like a huge jig-saw puzzle. Fantastic timing to take this photo. Anyways the view is very beautiful with the terrace rice fields filled with water and reflecting the sky. It looks like gallons and gallons of a gooey liquid is coming down the slope in layers. Nice natural colors and light. Good management of both in difficult situations. My compliments on a superb shot.
Thanks for sharing.
PS The photographer in your WS photo has nothing more to lose or gain in life. :-)
claudeD (28872) 2014-01-16 6:55
really a great capture. Excellent composition and sharpness. I like the view and your composition with the photographers very much! ( I would not like to stay at this exposed stones - nothing for me!!!)TFS.
With regar5ds from Luxembourg
rychem (16438) 2014-01-16 8:37
Simply great, excellent composition with a group of people (photographer) in the strong point, great view of picturesque landscape of ręce field, compliments
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-16 9:00
And without being adventurous, you have created a spectacular frame with that terrific field and the group of photographers... very clever! We like to see some of their shots as well. The problem is, after looking at this shot, any other photo of this location will appear dull in my eyes. Apart from the composition, exquisite colors in collaboration with superb light treatment has made the frame memorable.
holmertz (34647) 2014-01-16 9:04
This is a terrific view but an almost unpleasant composition. I would have chosen a maybe worse but much safer place for a photo if I had been there. Whatever photos these men managed I am sure yours were better, because without them standing there on the edge, even this spectacular scenery could have looked slightly flat and dull.
Silvio1953 (111078) 2014-01-16 10:01
Ciao Abmdsudi, great POV for a fantastic landscape, lovely composition with people, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (23081) 2014-01-16 10:27
Artists and photographers will do anything to get a better perspective of the subject and I can relate to that except standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon, I won't do it. Good capture with good pov and dof with nice dtails. Well done, tfs.
Fis2 (79798) 2014-01-16 10:35
Amazing view, amazinf place.
I like POV and composition.
ourania (22744) 2014-01-16 11:32
this picture is magnificent for the effective description of the vast landscape, the amazing sense of depth and scale, the photographers' attitude. I like very much how you have captured them from a higher vantage point and placed them at the side of the frame, allowing for a captivating view and giving us the opportunity to share their awe. I like how they have stopped to admire the beauty before them. The colours are beautiful. I envy and admire the photographer in the workshop :) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
cornejo (25499) 2014-01-16 12:25
Abmdsudi Hello, lovely view of this nice puzzle of pieces of mirror, nicely captured by a great pov with pretty good picture. A pretty picture of an interesting place, with good sharpness, depth and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
adramad (33584) 2014-01-16 12:51
A superb panorama and a great POV, including the group of photographers, who are at a point of great risk, gives me vertigo just looking at them, I hope your searchingly a place with less risk, the landscape of these rice terraces, views from this point, give a spectacular graphics.
A day with good light that gives very good color.
The brightness and sharpness are also perfect.
Have a good night.
chrislo (3741) 2014-01-16 13:42
A well composed panorama shot that captures the essence of the rice paddies. I like the depth that is visible in this image, with the foregound photographers leading naturally to the background. The sky's reflections on the water are really superb here, blending harmoniously with the green of the fields. A truly splendid and spectacular landscape. Well done.
krzychu30 (14986) 2014-01-16 14:01
absolutely beautiful and inspiring composition!
Just the beauty of the rice fields below and some lucky people admiring its beauty and uniqueness from this high vantage point.
It looks so unreal,like a scene from some kind of fairy tale.Ahh,would love to see something like this for my own eyes.
PS.the shot in WS and the perspective definitely too scary for me:)
npecanhuk (59020) 2014-01-16 16:17
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
bukitgolfb301 (33724) 2014-01-16 16:36
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH, apa kabar?
Pemandangannya hebat, bagus dan indah!
Saya juaga mau pergi ke sana dan ambile foto. Tetapi, tempatnya bahaya, kan?
All the best and have a good day! TAKERO
Corry (4120) 2014-01-16 20:10
Paysage magnifique. La présence des personnes sur le rocher ajoute à cette composition. Félicitations.
jjcordier (70549) 2014-01-16 22:50
Bel endroit pour avoir un super POV sur les rizières en terrasse. J'espère quand même que tu n'as pas pris autant de risques que le photographe du WS!
macjake (49318) 2014-01-16 23:35
so, how stable is that ground there? It looks as if it could give way and crumble at any point! You wouldnt catch me hanging onto my life like that! Haha
great WS photo too, really gives a unique perspective.
wonderful main shot as well. These fields are so photogenic. Love the light you captured, and seeing the other photographers adds a new twist.
jemaflor (77476) 2014-01-16 23:56
great landscape with all these fields, a great pov and a good composition with these people in the Fg, tfs.
kato (11102) 2014-01-17 3:04
You're capuring well this landscape from edge by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the terraced field of rice compartmented well in highland. It's also impressive in the contrast of green of a seedling and water in the field and magical scape as you note in here. It seems to the scenery of cultivated land peculiar to Asia. And, people standing on edge draw out a good impact.
mirosu (10942) 2014-01-17 3:05
Success depends on effective action, ability to focus your attention where it is needed most, ability to separate the important from the unimportant; You got it all in one package, very moving image with the view of paddy fields in the valley and the people on the top of the rock with nicely balanced coloros. Well done.
Noel_Byrne (17203) 2014-01-17 3:38
Wow. Wow to both the view which is amazing, and also the height which is quite scary! That view down below is so surreal, I can see why people go to such efforts to get the best possible scene, but I have to wonder how close I would go if I were here. Your workshop is a brilliant addition to the shot, but it did make my stomach flip just a little bit.
An amazing place, and your idea to compose this with the photographers is really clever, adding a great slant to the idea.
All the best
Graal (94162) 2014-01-17 3:52
unusual view. Amazing pattern of fields in BG. Good shot. Fine additional photo, too. I like it a lot.
Have a nice day.
jhm (131840) 2014-01-17 4:30
I would almost think that there beneath lies a painting.
This really phenomenal to look at.
Perspective and depth make these picture wonderful
This is a wonderful picture with a very nice sharpness and colours.
Very well done, TFS.
adidas5nb (4007) 2014-01-17 7:35
omg!!!!! what a frame.... stunning.i need not say more.
papagolf21 (81654) 2014-01-17 7:37
Bonsoir, cher Abmdsudi,
Dire que l'image est splendide est trop faible. Il suffit d'admirer et de contempler cette réalisation d'une beauté évidente.
Romano46 (15614) 2014-01-17 10:19
alla bellezza della foto - dalla composizione e dai colori perfetti - si somma la straordinaria bellezza del paesaggio.
Sicuramente valeva la pena arrivare fin lassù per riprendere un simile spettacolo che fa venire le vertigini solo a vederlo in questa sede.
Ciao e buona serata
pajaran (45522) 2014-01-17 10:48
Lep pogled ...
Opasno mesto sa lepim pogledom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, lepo pokazana pirincana polja.
Dobar rad i kontrast, lepe boje.
Sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Nice view ...
Dangerous place with a nice view ...
A good moment shot, nicely demonstrated rice fields.
Good work and contrast, beautiful colors.
All the best for the weekend, good luck.
RhodieIke (11039) 2014-01-17 23:20
This is amazing and as you say worth the trek.
Great Dof, super colours splendid Pov, and viewing the daredevil artists.Well presented.
PaulVDV (19395) 2014-01-17 23:58
WOW, what a spectacular landscape!
And with an artistic content.
Good inclusion of the visitors on the rock.
Best regards, Paul
Cricri (96993) 2014-01-18 4:36
un paysage splendide, merveilleuse couleurs et spectacle de la nature, les personnes sur le rocher ont une vue imprenable tout comme ceux sur le WS,( peur du vertige s'abstenir!!!)
wolf38 (29804) 2014-01-18 8:50
Hello abmdsudi. What a great view from the top of the wide cultivated landscape. Very interesting colors, light and textures. The photo is a nice and small masterpiece.
Kamilutka (6655) 2014-01-18 20:38
in my recent trip to China I had the opportunity to visit rice fields and you are right - no photo can do the justice to this place. It is amazing how the photo result depends not only on different angle but just on the weather on that particular day. I like how you included some onlookers and chose very high POV - the fields in the background seem to make a real painting of lines and colors.
Thanks for sharing
COSTANTINO (47700) 2014-01-18 23:14
breathtaking shot takent the right timing
original version indeed
great view of the picturesque landscape
have a pleasant Sunday
mesutilgim (76776) 2014-01-18 23:31
What a great feeling must it be to stay there and watch those beautiful formations of fields.
Good capture with some interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
CLODO (27680) 2014-01-19 4:36
Stunning landscape picture with the many rice fields as background and the photographers on a vantage point seeming to enjoy their vision, and so forgetting to take some pictures of it, being so amazed by the scene
mkamionka (28422) 2014-01-20 14:01
spectacular view. Fantastic POV indeed and a great idea to include the people there. The enhance interest and make the composition stronger. The terraces are just beautiful and in spite of the bad weather they look quite impressive here.
josepmarin (57267) 2014-01-21 2:30
a dizziness place for these photographers, which stand dangerously on the edge, but by this way they take vantage of a spectacular point of view.
I guess they took several good photos from there, because of the beauty of the rice fields and the reflections on the water that flood them.
It's a superb composition, executed perfectly.
shevchenko (18989) 2014-01-21 18:21
Good bird view shot to frame the beautiful rice terraces and a group of visitors that standing on a dangerous point, good ws photo to show the precipitous cliff, thanks for sharing an impressive view.
mcmtanyel (8209) 2014-01-21 21:35
Just looking at this photo gives me vertigo and the WS image makes me really nervous, stop it! If this is what I have to do to get a good photo, I am quitting. OK, I am going to wrap this critique up and leave your gallery, before I lose my balance.
tatadalou (4615) 2014-01-22 12:02
Stunning view, very well composed. The three persons are very well placed in the picture and let us admire the rice cultures.
Too bad the light was difficult.
Didi (53333) 2014-01-22 22:57
Very good dominant point of view
The human presence gives an interesting evaluation of the scale
Oceania (4082) 2014-01-23 5:47
This place is unreal. The word "breathtaking" is perfectly on this sunning view. I've never had a chance to see it myself. You have a great capture here. Thanks for sharing.
willperrett (5134) 2014-01-23 9:40
Spectacular place and a spectacular photograph to show it to us. The figures on the outcrop are a vital part of the composition. They look as if they're going for a stroll in the park! Lovely colours, and the rice paddies look like lace or tangled string from this distance. Beautiful work.
Angshu (53982) 2014-01-24 1:39
We are all aware of the fantastic photo oppoortunities the rice terraces of Yunna presents...yet you present this place with a 'twist' if I may say, with a few daredevil photographers who seem to be looking for a vantage moment...not a point. The Ws post is even more 'adventurous' and vertigo inducing. Excellent!
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Waylim (24484) 2014-01-24 9:09
this is one of the place I still have yet to see and I try to included in my last China Trip but Just couldn't possibly to fit it in. Anyway, I plan to see it myself one day, but for now I just enjoy it from you gallery. this is good shot with the inclusion of the people in the foreground give depth to the composition.
adores (32694) 2014-02-08 14:02
Just perfect, not just the wonderful landscape but the way you included the two photographers in foreground, enjoying the view.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (36320)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-16 6:23