Being the ancient military defence project, Great Wall is symbol and proud of China.
It is convenient to visit Great Wall from Beijing. There are many sections of Great Wall around Beijing city. Badaling Great Wall is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall partly because it is close to Beijing city and connected with urban area by expressway.
This section of wall is the first section opened to tourists (in 1957) after reconstructed. Badaling Great Wall shows the Great Wall as it would have looked originally, and it does not look too new. That is another reason of why most travelers choose Badaling Great Wall.
I went there in the morning and got a little bit disappointed because all the time the sun was at the wrong side. Eventually almost at the end I managed to take this shot which shows not only the Great Wall but also its surroundings.
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rigoletto (33751) 2014-01-03 10:38
hello kamila. the great wall has always astounded me, i mean the ancient chinese should have been really intimidated by the raiders to construct such a huge achievement. but today's folks must be thankful to their ancestors, as i guess, today it is a good economic benefit to the country. i suppose you didn't have difficulty to wait for the correct light, as the barren landscape around looks like offering cool views to the visitors, which could be enjoyed for hours.
yquem46 (37576) 2014-01-03 10:41
Good view on the great wall
A clear shot, not easy to avoid hazy blueish mountains BG in this situation
have a nice WE
Fis2 (78850) 2014-01-03 10:51
Piêkny widok na mur chinski.
Super kadr i intrygujaca kolorystyka.
Ale Polska tez piekna jak sama mowisz:)
Nie zamierzasz wrocic :(?
williewhistler (10927) 2014-01-03 11:20
the dramatic,barren landscape that the wall navigates is very well shown with the rocks in the FG being well lit whilst the shadows across the distant hills emphasises their shapes and grandeur very well.
A fine shot of the wall from a well chosen view point.
Kind regards Les.
holmertz (33585) 2014-01-03 12:04
I remember very clearly approaching Beijing by plane and suddenly seeing the Great wall as we got near the airport. It was a marvellous way of starting a visit to China and the wall almost looked better from above than when actually standing on it. But it's a terrific monument and you have captured it very well here as it is winding its way down the hill. The scenery around it, and also the fantastic light, is a very important part of the beauty of this shot, and I an also impressed to see a photo where the wall is not packed with people.
dta (59121) 2014-01-03 12:24
This is a splendid capture of tha Great Wall , especially because its is included in a superb composition , and the landscape it self is fascinating .
I like especially the lighting , and the rocks in the FG .
mesutilgim (75638) 2014-01-03 12:39
Another nice capture from China with good pov and layout.
Interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and have a nice weekend
pajaran (44418) 2014-01-03 12:59
Interesantan tekst o zidu, sa opisom ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazan odbrambeni zid i planina.
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa arhitektura i priroda.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the wall, with a description ...
Good composition and perspective, nicely demonstrated defensive wall and mountains.
Good footage and contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful architecture and nature.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
kwekwekan (866) 2014-01-03 16:11
A nice shot despite the difficult lighting conditions. I really like the colour tones and gradients in this picture. You were right to only give the viewer a little bit of sky, as it works to keep our attention squarely on the textures and colours of the landscape.
macjake (48401) 2014-01-03 16:45
how exciting it must be to get the chance to see the "wall" in person.
so you're saying the sun was mostly on the other side in the morning?
are you able to walk on the wall in this section? how does it work...maybe you're on the wall when you took the photo, i'm not sure.
Fun to see it! even more fun to take it!
papagolf21 (81008) 2014-01-04 0:11
Excellente image d'un lieu exceptionnel. Le cadrage est parfait pour restituer l'ampleur de cet ouvrage.
Les détails sont criants de vérité.
Une très belle composition.
Je vous présente mes meilleurs voeux pour l'année 2014.
Romano46 (14538) 2014-01-04 2:55
uno splendido contributo al tuo tema sulla Cina.
Una foto di ampio respiro, perfetta nella composizione e nella quale la luce scolpisce i soggetti, dando ampio risalto anche alle rocce in primo piano.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
timecapturer (40374) 2014-01-04 3:42
superb shot of this famous wall. I love how you have composed and given us a great idea of its setting and scale. Gloriously sharp and wonderfully textured image. Fascinating!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
fanni (14178) 2014-01-04 4:41
this is a beautiful photo: it looks as if there are two layers - a slightly hazy one of cold colours (background mountains) and a crisp one of warm colours, with the Wall in the foreground :) A very well balanced composition, natural colours; I like it very much :)
wishing you a Happy New Year!
Sergiom (49094) 2014-01-04 6:12
On voit rarement la grande muraille de Chine sous cet angle. C'est très rafraîchissant. Toutes ces belles montagnes comme support en arrière plan. Une belle gestion de la lumière.
Noel_Byrne (16307) 2014-01-04 6:50
Your patience paid off, this has produced a beautiful and unique shot of the great wall, not something that is easy to do with such a recognized landmark. The wall itself sits beautifully on the thirds, while it is under such warm light. The mountains in the background with their differing light give a fantastic sense of depth and a great feel for this mystical looking place. Lovely scene, thanks for sharing.
All the best
krzychu30 (14442) 2014-01-04 8:32
z tej perspektywy mozemy sobie dobrze uswiadomic ogrom i okazalosc tej budowli.
Niesamowite co ludzie byli w stanie stworzyc tyle wiekow temu.
Natomiast wracajac do samego zdjecia-bardzo podoba mi sie kadr oraz swiatlo,ktore tutaj naprawde pieknie ociepla i ozywia cala kompozycje.
ikeharel (47056) 2014-01-04 11:05
the less known part of the China great wall, and out in rural landscape.
Fine afternoon low light enhanced golden tone over.
Fine shot, superb contrast.
lousat (67205) 2014-01-04 14:42
Hi Kamila,a spectacular view on this mystic place,your pic looks like a peinture with these special warm colors,great landscape and the best details everywhere despite the distance,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Waylim (24370) 2014-01-04 15:01
Beautiful photo of one of the seven world wonder. The Great Wall of China, I was also here for a short time and it was full of people. again, I love that you were able to avoid it. it gives a very peaceful mood, and the surrounding with rolling hills and mountain with beautiful warm light. Very good composition, I also love that the natural environment is as prominent in this composition as the Great Wall itself.
Excellent quality photo with good sharpness, clarity and composition.
fabbs99 (13541) 2014-01-04 18:31
The barren rocky hills and the Great Walls of China together make a great photograph here.I love to see the undulating slopy textures of the hills and majestic presence of the Walls.Keep sharing.TFS.
jurek1951 (39042) 2014-01-04 23:52
miejsce ktore kazdy chcialby zobaczyc,dobrze pokazane,pieknie prezetuje sie ten masyw gorski,pozdrawiam
batalay (33913) 2014-01-05 1:52
It has been many years (1983) that I saw the Great Wall of China at Badelung Pass. By waiting for the sunlight to be just right, you were rewarded with a spectacular image, one that accentuates the undulating and mountainous terrain. The wall has been restored to its original pristine beauty.
Happy New Year,
subhendu_bagchi (23713) 2014-01-05 2:02
interesting composition here with this part of the great wall of China. Like the colour tone. Like the layers in this image. Great composition with a nice soft light. Superb work. Tfs.
Nicou (109828) 2014-01-05 2:51
quelle vue de cette muraille avec la tour sueprbe et en fond ces montagnes ces vallées quelle iamge et compo grandiose et cet éclairage sueprbe.
Bravo et belle journée
abmdsudi (35410) 2014-01-05 5:54
A highly attractive edifice and a great wonder of the world, you are back on form with this capture. Compositionally though I like it with the approach suits this type of shot and there's a very nice natural lead in and the well lit distant tower is in a good place with the huge feeling of scale. The depth of focus is just great, light and colours are beautiful with excellent contrast. Surely you've had some amazing experiences there and this picture represents just one of those moments. Marvelous shot, TFS
saxo042 (35266) 2014-01-05 6:09
The famous wall is perfectly included in this beautiful picture. This is a very impressive landscape view and a very attractive photo.
mkamionka (28041) 2014-01-05 14:21
widzialem juz na FB ze wybralas sie w podroz do Chin i czekalem tylko na Twoje zdjecia. Wielki mur to oczywiscie cos co kazdy chcialby sfotografowac. Piekny punkt widzenia z gorami w tle, robi ogromne wrazenie.
adramad (32933) 2014-01-05 15:02
Wonderful view with the Great Wall, zigzagging up the slope, here in the foreground, while the background, we see a much higher mountains and arid.
A colorful perfect very natural.
The image is very bright and has a good sharpness.
I wish you a good weekend.
Best Regards ..
carlo62 (22429) 2014-01-05 15:05
hai ottenuto una bella foto della Muraglia, si vedono molte foto e quasi tutte molto simili tra loro, questa riesce a mostrarci anche il paesaggio in cui è collocata.
Questo particolare è molto bello perchè la linea della Muraglia segue esattamente l'andamento del terreno.
Spendida la vallato sullo sfondo.
Silvio1953 (109427) 2014-01-07 6:15
Ciao Kamila, great POV on fantastic wall, splendid light, excellenmt clarity and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
PS: per cortesia clicca mi piace
Cricri (95509) 2014-01-07 9:09
Très belle vue de cette grande muraille de Chine avec un bel aperçu sur le paysage qui l'entoure, superbe formation des montagnes, elle sont superbe tes images de Chine
npecanhuk (58284) 2014-01-07 15:26
A different pov and composition for the World Famous Great Wall that really pleases me for its uniqueness, interest and beauty!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format and black & white borders are all excellent too!
TFS - congrats,
jemaflor (76682) 2014-01-08 23:14
Great view on this famous wall, light is perfect on the rocks in the FG, interesting depth with all these moutains, tfs.
serp2000 (35136) 2014-01-12 1:22
Ni hao, Kamila,
We were there, this is very familiar place for me, perfect DoF, vivid colors. Thanks for memories, very informative note too. And I have visited this Wall in November of 2007.
All the best wishes from Russia!
adores (32214) 2014-01-14 16:00
When I was there the landscape wasn't much different, the vegetation was really dry. A great pov to show this impressive place. I like the wall in foreground and that sea of mountains in background. A good shot!
photoray (7988) 2014-01-18 9:05
Like everyone else, a fine landscape view of China's Great Wall, with the massive structure surrounded with geology, including the impressive mountains background.
Nicely composed and created,
Miguel82 (16570) 2014-02-20 9:15
One of the rare human achievement visible from high in the atmosphere Kamila, good view of that section, dry landscape, excellent hues and sharpness, all the best, greetings
sorry I deleted you from my favorites as no activity during many months but I'll add you again!
jmdias (49715) 2014-02-20 15:13
fantastic view of this ancient monument, so famous. Here we have a different view of the wall. nice shapes of the hills ahead and good quality of image to show us this landscape so interesting.
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (5803)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-20
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 600D
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): China [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-03 10:03