Left high and dry when the tide retreats, and this looks to me as if it's a fairly a smart canoe stranded on the shore of Lashi lake patiently waiting for the return of the next tide. A simple capture on a cool sunny spring during my early morning photo routine, thought was worth it just perfect conditions for few shots.
Situated along the south eastern slopes of the towering Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (5500 meters) and surrounded by mountains on all sides, the diamond-shaped basin of Lashi lake watershed is a spectacular setting for exploring the surrounding rural areas with its abundant of natural resources.
At an elevation of 2500 meters, Lashi is the largest highland lake in Lijiang County, the grassy marshland on the banks of this picturesque lake is paradise to thousands of birds, wetland animals and plants and large bird migration takes place every year usually in early winter to escape bitter cold of northern Yunnan. This scenic place and its surrounding basin is also home to some 10,000 ethnics Naxi and Yi minorities who depend upon the watershed’s resources for their livelihood.
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willperrett (6224) 2014-01-10 8:47
Do lakes have tides?? It makes no difference to the photograph however. This is another in a long line of beautiful landscape images, with the foreground interest giving it another dimension.
claudeD (30827) 2014-01-10 8:53
very fine picture from China showing this very calm view with this lonely boat. Excellent colors and perfect light managment. I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Corry (4508) 2014-01-10 8:59
Superbe paysage avec cette vieille barque en avant plan. J'aime beaucoup cette lumière matinale qui donne une teinte dorée à l'embarcation. Bien fait.
marina7 (8051) 2014-01-10 9:18
amazing composition with so much depth! The boat's basking in the warm sunshine and maybe that's why it doesn't look stranded to me... like it's just been left for a while to dry:)
Wonderful light and colors, really artistic photo!
Have a great weekend!
dta (63484) 2014-01-10 9:29
Hello Abmdsudi ,
This picturesque little wooden boat is the main subject of an attractive composition with a splendid light and superb contrasts .
Simple , but beautiful .
Fis2 (82394) 2014-01-10 9:42
I like composition and light.
Very impressive colors.
Cricri (101805) 2014-01-10 10:18
Le paysage de couleurs chaudes et froides est de toute beauté bien cadrer avec la barque sur l'avant plan ce qui accentue la profondeur
holmertz (37671) 2014-01-10 10:18
This may not be your most interesting or captivating photo, but your compositions always rise far above the average and are always technically impeccable and this is no exception. The boat, waiting to be back in the water, provides a fine foreground and the background contains a lot of scenic beauty. There is a warm and very appealing light.
Noel_Byrne (21448) 2014-01-10 10:20
The colors here are extraordinary! SO much deep rich brown and green and blue, beautiful scene. I like the subject too, the boat looks alone, but as you say not abandoned because it is in such good condition. Lovely light on the foreground subject, making it almost shine, and the background has lots of detail to enjoy.
Romano46 (16580) 2014-01-10 11:07
come di consueto composizione impeccabile, colori dosati con sapienza e paesaggio grandioso.
Il tuo solito mix per valorizzare la grandiosità del paesaggio orientale.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
siamesa (27703) 2014-01-10 14:08
Boa noite Abmdsudi
Splendid atmosphere of this scene. The pov and colors are perfects.
npecanhuk (61578) 2014-01-10 16:58
Lovely and beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
SnapRJW (29358) 2014-01-10 21:53
Hello Abmdsudi - Yunnan has long been on my bucket list not only for the culture but the landscapes too. Here you show us a delightful view where the colours and light across the boar are eye-catching features. One small thing and maybe my eyes deceive me is the shot slightly off horizontal? The lake shore looks as if it dips down towards the left of the frame. An attractive and well managed shot. Warm regards Rosemary
jjcordier (73728) 2014-01-10 23:06
Belle lumière et jolie composition pour cette photo de ce beau paysage.
Graal (95612) 2014-01-11 0:14
nice composition with the boat on sand on FG. Fine saturated colors. Good note and photo-work.
Have a nice WE.
wolf38 (30552) 2014-01-11 1:19
Hello abmdsudi. Boats are fascinating in a strange way. And boats are also interesting when they are half broken on the beach. I like the way you have combined the landscape and the boat. Very nice.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-01-11 2:38
very beautiful light makes this photo quite special. The boat in the foreground focuses the attention and the lake on the horizon provides interesting background.
I love the colors, very saturated and rich. Superb POV and clarity.
Have a nice weekend
pajaran (48959) 2014-01-11 4:02
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o camcu i jezeru, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepo pokazan camac na obali jezera i planine u daljini, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepa priroda.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article about the boat, and the lake, with a description ...
Nice view ...
Good shot and perspective, nice boat shown on the bank of the lake and mountains in the distance, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful nature.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-11 8:31
I like this composition with the boat as the main subject waiting for the rains to fill up the lake and take it home. Excellent contrast between the dry lake and the blue sky. The photo is taken in wonderful light which makes it more enjoyable. Very well thought out composition to create this excellent photo. Thanks for sharing.
Silvio1953 (116895) 2014-01-11 10:04
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely composition with nice boat in FG, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
macjake (52930) 2014-01-11 11:54
so you have an early morning photo routine? that sounds great!
the only thing I'd maybe change about the photo is correcting the horizon tilt, but thats so easily and quickly done.
as you mentioned, the morning light really worked out in your favor, as did the tides. smart looking color contrasts too. Nice shot
adramad (35641) 2014-01-11 16:08
Magnificent note serves to locate and enhance the wonderful picture accompanying, love the POV chosen, with the boat in the foreground, middle stranded mud at low tide, fantastic skyline, full of beauty, with the blue waters and green mountains, a truly breathtaking scenery.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I love it.
Enjoy a good weekend.
mcmtanyel (10913) 2014-01-11 21:15
Excellent composition as usual, but I am most impressed by the DOF - it looks like everything is in focus.
krzychu30 (15344) 2014-01-12 6:27
like just few photographers here on TE,you´re able to use the light in really perfect way.Here the warm,soft light helps you to capture and convey well not only beauty of the landscape,but also its tranquility.
I like also the way you composed the scene and how you placed the stranded boat in the frame.
mkamionka (29425) 2014-01-12 7:46
great composition with the boat making a nice foreground. The view behind is spectacular with so much color! Beautiful place, very well presented,
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-12 8:31
A beautiful scene of the lake and hills in the background. The boat on the shore creates a peaceful mood with excellent treatment of light and shade.
Lovely colors and composition as usual with a poetic note.
kato (11630) 2014-01-12 21:50
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm highland lake, the surrounding mountains and lake shore with water plants and a lonely boat. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination. And, the reflection draws out an additional good effect as well as sunny spring's light.
papagolf21 (83472) 2014-01-13 0:04
Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Oh ! encore une image qui fait vraiment plaisir à voir.
Tout est bien construit dans cette composition. Les couleurs, la lumière, le sujet.
eldancer1 (25618) 2014-01-13 7:34
Very peaceful and soothing scene, I can imagine myself sitting for hours on this abandon boat and enjoy the solitude and the beautiful landscape. Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
cornejo (28531) 2014-01-14 10:44
Abmdsudi Hello, very good picture of this interesting composition with the old boat stranded in the foreground and the beautiful lake scenery line, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Kielia (22913) 2014-01-16 7:59
another fantastic and interesting landscape that you have captured excellently. Your POV works very well and the management of the light is outstanding. What I like best is the contrast of the colors. I also enjoyed reading the note. For me your photos are wonderful lessons in geography!
Waylim (25162) 2014-01-17 17:42
Beautiful landscape, but the inclusion of the foreground of this wooden boat makes it a daily life image as well. A good combination of both genre. I assume the water level changes with the season and at sometime this will be in the water. Very good quality photo as always with rich color and tone and good composition.
ourania (27174) 2014-01-18 10:44
I like very much how the presentation of this vast and beautiful landscape starts with the wooden canoe. Its perspective and attractive shape leads us into the frame and then we are left to admire the immensity and beauty of the scenery. The light makes the old canoe look lovely and precious, all the colours that describe this view are magnificent. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
jacquest (18227) 2014-01-20 8:58
This fine image has a good deepnes created by the diatnce on the lake. I like the warm colors and the framing with the old boat. There are nice tones of colors and good sharpness.
amaryllis (33598) 2014-01-28 23:14
Cela fait déjà un petit moment que je ne suis pas passée dans ta galerie et je remarque que des petits trésors y sont...comme cette superbe photo avec odes couleurs douces et superbes et la présence de cette barque en premier plan.
Et d'ailleurs le soleil qui donne sur le bois de celle ci.
La perspective de l'arrière plan donne un atout supplémentaire
L'ensemble est excellent
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-02-03 16:55
a marvel of light and color!! the soft tones and the marvelous horizon compose a very peaceful and serene image..I wouldn't mind to be stranded there...
thank you for the warm welcome and your kind words!!
all the best
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (40226)
- Genre: Places
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- Date Taken: 2006-04-16
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- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
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- Date Submitted: 2014-01-10 8:01
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