This was taken in late afternoon light in Tagong Grassland, it was peace and quiet when a brief splash of light hit the landscape with dotted of horses can be seen grazing in the distance undulating hills. I often wonder if I spent too much time alone waiting for the right light but this particular shot paid dividends though. Some clouds do warrant special attention I believe, and this was one of those. It was surprisingly incredible, watching the huge clouds forming overhead...
Polarised and with ND filter
Tagong Grassland, home to proud Tibetan Khampas in remote Western Sichuan occupy a string of flat bottomed valleys on a 3700m high plateau all surrounded by magnificent snow peaks. It is an amazing landscape, a vast expanse of green meadow lying beneath the sacred Yallah Mountain and dotted with Khampa herdsmen, yaks, tents, alpine flowers and prayer flags.
WS1: Some Khmpa horses enjoying their evening meals, taken from some distance
WS2: Alpine flowers close up
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Oceania (5202) 2014-02-06 7:37
You gave the majority space to the cloudy sky,excellent in composition. From your picture, one can imagine the vastness of the rolling grassland. The color is nature but rich, fabulous!
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-06 8:00
le nuvole sono le vere protagoniste della composizione, ma l'aver unito ad esse un paesaggio illuminato da una luce assai calda ha reso lo scatto straordinariamente efficace.
Eccellenti i colori e notevole la nitidezza.
Ciao e buona giornata
dta (82442) 2014-02-06 8:32
Hello Abmdsudi ,
The landscape is beautiful , but what is the ost impressive is the fantastic cloudy sky . Superb effect of the polarizer .
rychem (42680) 2014-02-06 8:53
Impressive cloudy! Fantastic landscape photo, this dramatic sky is really breathtaking,
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2014-02-06 9:09
As I look at this I am convinced I can smell the fresh air and the rain, such is the wonderful airy feeling to this capture. The horses show how immense these clouds are over the landscape, and without them it would be hard to imagine their size, so great to have them in. The light is magical too, illuminating both earth and clouds in a wonderful bright and calming way.
A moment never to be repeated in this exact way, and you were there to capture it!
All the best
Fis2 (106484) 2014-02-06 9:12
I like POV and composition.Excellent light and colors.
Interesting sky creates a climate of photo.
pajaran (65810) 2014-02-06 9:33
Interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na zelena polja i opasne oblake koji dobose kisu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i postignuti efekat sa filterom.
Lepa priroda i trenutak.
An interesting and good text ...
A nice view of green fields and threatening clouds that bring rain ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and moment, beautiful colors.
Good work and achieved the effect of the filter.
Beautiful nature and timing.
All the best.
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-02-06 10:39
amazing cloudscape with great light colors and pov.really like the sky here.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-02-06 10:53
what a delightful landscape!
Love its strong and expressive graphical layout!Green,vivid meadow contrast so nicely to these dramatic,grey clouds.And the cloud formations also couldn´t be more picturesque for this scene and to build its whole atmosphere.
ourania (51079) 2014-02-06 12:00
a bliss for the photographer to stand in a scenery like this and to be able to capture it so well to enjoy it in the future and share it with other viewers. The landscape is vast, bright and peaceful, the sky full of movement and drama. The two areas of your composition demanded a special treatment in order to reveal their full glory and you were able to exalt them both. The light has a suggestive intensity and the colours are superb. From the workshop pictures I especially enjoyed the view with the grazing horses. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
chrislo (4097) 2014-02-06 13:57
This is a very pleasant rural scene with really good lighting. I like the lines, the simplicity of the composition and the nicely saturated colours of the vegetation. The positioning of the path line works well as a strong lead-in from left to right. I like the effect of the cloud patterns and formations in your picture as they add some dynamism to the shot. A really beautiful image.
npecanhuk (78587) 2014-02-06 15:18
Very attractive sky!
Very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
Special regards to the colors, exposure and composition, that are excellent photo qualities here!
TFS - congrats,
mirosu (16273) 2014-02-06 20:20
Hi Abmdsudi, I really enjoy watching your photographs. You have very good eyes for excellent photo subject selection and composition. This one is a very good example with great viewpoint, light and all details around. What I like in the composition? The nice well lit meadow without any distraction elements in the FG and the nice, cloudy sky in the BG. Also thank you for your professional comments to my modest photo work and also wish you a very nice, photo fruitful weekend.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-02-06 22:57
Très belle photo de paysage avec un ciel splendide et une belle lumière sur les pâturages.
papagolf21 (109390) 2014-02-07 0:26
Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Oh ! que j'aime ce genre de composition, tous les ingrédients sont réunis pour nous offrir un spectacle de grande beauté.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-02-07 2:30
the sky looks wonderful with all the clouds against bright blue color. They create almost 3D effect and make this photo so much more interesting.
Good contrast set by the sun lit meadow. There are some nice details on it, like grazing animals or small fence to diversify it a bit.
Pretty composition with really beautiful colors.
Thanks for sharing and all the best
kato (11630) 2014-02-07 3:52
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the grand prairie with loose ups and downs and amazing sky with powerful sky. It's good at color contrast of green prairie, blue sky and summer clouds. And, the horses currently pastured draw out an additional pastoral spectacle in this image.
jhm (160077) 2014-02-07 4:44
Your title is excellent chose, this landscape has a very quiet feeling, but the clouds to the sky is a fantastic view.
You chose an excellent angle with a lot depth and perspective.
Sharpness and colours make these picture beautiful.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Have a nice weekend,
Corry (4508) 2014-02-07 6:03
Belle prise de vue de ce paysage de verdure avec ces gros nuages menaçants. Jolie composition. Bien fait.
Silvio1953 (153075) 2014-02-07 6:39
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating landscape, relaxing atmosphere, superb sky, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
saxo042 (37966) 2014-02-07 7:56
Very impressive clouds and a very beautiful landscape scene. Attractive colours here!
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-02-07 12:05
what a beautiful bliss!! nature is a miracle and you are a witness of unique and unforgettable moments!!
thanks you for sharing your work, always to admire and to compliment!!
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-02-07 12:54
Even the dark clouds cannot take away the beauty of the landscape! Love the green rolling hills (I guess I've living in the desert for too long). Sharp details and awesome colors. Well done, tfs.
COSTANTINO (69694) 2014-02-08 12:08
what a fantastic landscape
what a beautiful shot
the title could also be as
the coming storm there is a great
movement in this capture beauce of
the clouds into this grey sky
I can smell the fresh air and the rain
have a nice Sunday
yquem46 (38752) 2014-02-09 4:53
a splendid cloudy sky, nice colorful and luminous ground
a very pleasant shot nicely done
best regards, have a nice sunday
holmertz (59194) 2014-02-09 7:52
A stunning scenery and marvellously shaped clouds. This is a very impressive view and the light is indeed remarkable.
nikkitta (17068) 2014-02-10 14:33
I have a circular polarizer filter Cir-PL UV, hope to have a similar capture in the very far future
This sky deserved your time, it seems that sudenly the light comes and the clouds went up
Like the WS with the horses, so is easy to admire the extensed landscape, nice flowers at the front
Nice place to be and enjoy, well done, tfs
Cricri (125930) 2014-02-16 10:36
Belle lumière qui filtre ces gros nuages blancs donnant de jolies teintes lumineuses au paysage, un fond bleu qui rend la scène encore plus fantastique, très jolie
Kielia (24077) 2014-02-24 8:12
a very atmospheric impression with the gently rolling hills, the green colors of the fields and the mighty clouds in the background. A masterpiece indeed. The contrasts make the image very attractive. Congratulation!
kiks (12759) 2016-04-10 10:37
What a light!! Beautiful making the green so fresh. I like it very much and you handeld well the strong light.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (57734)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-06 7:14