This garden is chock full of photo opportunities, & it is not yet all that well represented on TE, so here is another view of the Humble Administrator's Garden, one of the nicest gardens in all of southern & central China. It was completed in 1526, but the original owner lost it in a gambling debt.
This is the "Hall of 36 pairs of Mandarin Ducks". I knew getting that map of the huge garden would come in handy! The garden is not at all 'humble', & is in fact quite lavish. I have attached a WORKSHOP showing a pair of Mandarin Ducks. I should have changed lenses & gone with a 55-200mm zoom, but this was okay for what I wanted, imho.
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Royaldevon (17791) 2012-05-17 0:48
Good Morning Chris,
It is truly a beautiful .
I like your pov, with thedecorated. red facade making a most interesting lead into the depths of the shot. You have some delightful textural details, from the light-reflecting glass to the smooth surface of the reflecting water.
I think the guy with the camera is a fine image to have on the far bank; a photographer capturing a photographer! Nice!
Have a lovely day,
yquem46 (32271) 2012-05-17 0:51
A beautiful shot with a splendid contrast of all the greenery with the red houses
Much elegance and nicely composed along the perspective of the houses
have a nice day
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-17 1:15
a fascinating atmosphere with beautiful colours and splendid architectural details, the composition is very nice, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
siudzi (23891) 2012-05-17 1:23
What a charming view of this beautiful place! Like it a lot. Wonderful presentation taken with excellent attention on details and tones. Great work! TFS.
krzychu30 (8879) 2012-05-17 1:56
outstanding composed picture,that shows us the beauty of asian architecture.This scene looks marvelous and is so picturesque.I like the perspective you´ve chosen here to present us this scene.The image has excellent clarity and DOF as well as superb colors.
Have a good day
timecapturer (30334) 2012-05-17 2:59
tantalising perspective here and such a rich mixture of shapes, lines and colours. I love the windows and the way the light plays upon them. Excellent sharpness and light management make this such a compelling and beautiful image.
Regards - Brian.
Gigidusud (8078) 2012-05-17 3:43
Splendid garden with nice colorful architecture and beautiful reflections in the lake.I like it!
Have a nice day.
cargus (6460) 2012-05-17 5:07
Good shot with the image of architecture, good contrast, light, excellent color...Well done.
dkmurphys (36819) 2012-05-17 5:09
Fine atmosphere and attractive traditional architecture. Well composed scene, have a nice day.
Sergiom (39259) 2012-05-17 5:21
C'est de cette façon que l'on imagine les jardins chinois avec de beaux bâtiments rouges avec les pieds dans l'eau parsemée de nénuphars. C'est très beau.
pierrefonds (48353) 2012-05-17 5:45
The trees are framing well the hall. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the hall. The late afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Miguel82 (7820) 2012-05-17 6:00
A magnific park with pagoda style building
Good pov and sharpness
Fine colors and nice light
a very good place to take a break
have a nice day
Nicou (97727) 2012-05-17 6:41
merveilleuse compo et iamge superbe vue quel rendu sur la facade des bâtiment et ces feuille de nénuphare dans l'eau sueprbe cpatage et compo.
Bravo et amitié
jjcordier (62344) 2012-05-17 8:36
La combinaison de ces beaux bâtiments rouges et de la verdure qui les entoure t'a permis de réaliser une très belle photo de ce superbe endroit. Ce doit-être un véritable régal de se promener là....et d'y croiser de beaux mandarins.
mohammad_H (6598) 2012-05-17 9:35
نمایش بسیار قشنگ.پنجره ها با شیشه های مشبک و رنگ زیبا جلوه جذاب تصویر
قاب قشنگ و یک تابلوی بینظیر
گردشگران به تصویر تحرک داده
وضوح بسیار خوب
مدیریت در نور
Very nice view. Windows with latticed windows and beautiful colors make an attractive picture
Nice frame and a unique panel
Tourists to the image data mobility
Very good resolution
Management in the light
Bluejeans (64239) 2012-05-17 10:33
Ola Chris ,
Linda esta fachada deste edifício neste jardim , bonitos os detalhes dos vidros , boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
rychem (9227) 2012-05-17 11:41
What a beautiful pavilions! Very eyecatching, excellent photo, beautiful place
berek (31921) 2012-05-17 19:52
beautiful traditional architecture. good point of view and result with classic red colors. greetings.
Graal (88908) 2012-05-17 23:20
nice pavillion in pagoda style. Another very nice place in garden. Image is well composed. I like it.
Have a nice day.
aliabazari (10105) 2012-05-18 0:47
Very good view of the beautiful and traditional architecture. Good exposure accuracy and clarity with excellent composition.
Well my friend.
Angshu (51174) 2012-05-18 2:01
Hardly 'humble'! The wood colour & the blue tints on the wondows create a fine impression. The roofs are typically beautiful. Very elegant! Thanks for the Manadarin ducks' pic in the WS
Cricri (86463) 2012-05-18 12:57
Un endroit plaisant, fait pour la détente, bon POV, j'aime les détails et couleurs des bâtiments, la végétation et le plan d'eau, belle présentation
adores (28218) 2012-05-20 16:06
When I was there trees had no leaves - it was really winter:)!A good composition here, showing the houses and the tourists taking photos in background. Good light and sharpness!
sacavem (18576) 2012-05-25 3:48
Beautiful composition.The Chinese Garden photo respects the natural surroundings and creates the aesthetic enjoyment for which it was created.