Another afternoon shot from the picturesque canal town of Tongli, easily reached from South Suzhou bus station. Services from (north) Suzhou dont start until 4:30 pm so best to get a taxi to South Suzhou bus stn which has frequent services throughout the day. The YHA is across the bridge at left on the right side of the canal and well worth staying overnight to avoid the package tour buses mid morning through to late afternoon with their crowds of daytrippers from Shanghai & Hangzhou. I've applied auto levels & auto contrast which has improved the shadows and midtones but slightly overexposed the highlights. But they are in the centre of the image, so no great harm done.
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Royaldevon (32681) 2013-05-30 2:28
Good Morning Chris,
A nicely angled shot gives a strong f/g triangle in which we can pick up the attractive reflections. Good leads and excellent clarity add to the overall appeal.
The red lanterns are an important detail, giving a vibrancy and linking the different thirds of the shot.
Have a good day,
timecapturer (49288) 2013-05-30 2:44
your Chinese images capture the charm, character and atmosphere of this huge country so perfectly. This is a fine example with exquisite clarity, flawless light management and tantalising detail. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
snunney (88465) 2013-05-30 2:47
I like the oblique point of view and the reflections in the still waters. The Chinese lantern and the parasols offer additional interest with their contrasting colours. Fine technical presentation.
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macondo (18623) 2013-05-30 3:55
A really fine shot, from a pleasing angle. The sharpness and effect of the CPL really makes this one rich with colour and detail. Of course, the red lanterns make for an eye-catching pattern of highlights, balanced by some lovely blues. I think the motorbike makes a very good anchor point in the corner - just the kind of compositional element I would have been attracted to myself.
Sergiom (65369) 2013-05-30 4:31
L'endroit semble bien charmant malgré ses tables sans chaises. La suite de parasols apporte de la profondeur et pousse le regard au loin dans l'image. Un grand sentiment de calme se dégage.
pierrefonds (59426) 2013-05-30 4:39
The point of view is showing the details and colours of the architecture of the houses. The red lanterns are an assets to the composition.The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (128528) 2013-05-30 7:57
Ciao Chris, lovely composition with beautiful hiouses, nice reflections, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (35164) 2013-05-30 10:01
I like very much your elegant composition and great use of perspective. We are drawn into the frame in a smooth and steady way and we find so much interest in the shapes and details displayed. There's delightful depth and your work with the lighting is remarkable. The light is deliciously warm and soft at the same time, the colours are wonderful and the grey shades are so well integrated. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
mcmtanyel (15647) 2013-05-30 17:17
Believe it or not, what I like most about this photo is the inclusion of the motorcycle in the lower right (oh, there is another one behind the canopy). I also like the reflections, the POV and the red lanterns in contrast to their backgrounds, all in a line. TFS.
danos (89691) 2013-05-30 23:19
nice the view of this section of the picturesque canal,with the reflections to complete perfect the whole scene.I like the native architectural style of the buildings, with the red laterns to are the landmarks of the image,
Graal (99510) 2013-05-30 23:19
interesting reportage from your travel. Good presentation this place with the canal and group of houses. Nice decorative red lamps are there.
Have a nice day.
emka (84305) 2013-05-30 23:27
I see that you like looking at your archive Chinese photo, more than the photos from Turkey. Probably less water and bridges :). Anyway, pleasant shot from this quiet water town. Nice olds Chinese architecture enhanced by the red lanterns.
Miguel82 (26288) 2013-05-31 4:53
I like the view of that river bank, the houses details
Excellent sharpness, light pov and superb colors
fabbs99 (16813) 2013-05-31 22:21
Nice display of local houses. Very much colorful and attractive.Tfs.
Cricri (110295) 2013-06-07 22:14
Belle vue sur ce coin sympat au bord de l'eau, calme et relaxant, le cadrage est parfait avec les reflets et une belle lumière
Beau weekend et bon très bon séjour en Turquie