Yangshuo was one of the places in China which I liked the most. We visited it after the season so it was not packed with tourists and we could enjoy the karst scenery in relatively peaceful atmosphere. Cycling among the hill in the countryside was one of the best things to do there and another was the Li River cruise on the raft, which maybe wasn't not made of bamboo, but still took us through very scenic places.
The river generally has three sections. Various attractions like peaks and villages along the river have interesting descriptive names, which calls for much of your imagination to see what it is like. Listening to tour guide's legendary stories about the attractions is a delightful experience when you are appreciating the landscapes. Most are mystical fairy and love stories.
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yquem46 (38378) 2014-02-18 7:55
looks somewhat like Halong bay in Vietnam, with much less grayness !
Nice compo with the flowers at fg
Best regards, have a nice evening
batalay (34565) 2014-02-18 8:05
What a fantastic scene, and photographed to perfection. From the thumbnail, I thought it was the same bay I posted from Moorea last week. The limestone peaks are evocative of some of the peaks on the Paradise like island. I will hang this on the walls of the gallery (group theme) Paradise on Earth also. Thank you for sharing this magnificent shot.
photoray (9751) 2014-02-18 8:25
Attractive Yangshuro scene with the river flowing through eroded landscape covered hills, obviously adventurous and romantic. I personally would pick this adventure over a resort hotel.
Thanks for sharing,
ikeharel (51305) 2014-02-18 8:44
A unique earth formation, "adorned" with thick green forest all around, the place is a stunning nature's scene, Kamila.
Cycling and hiking along the Li river must be an enlightening adventure.
Chees for a beautiful and intriguing image.
rychem (18685) 2014-02-18 8:51
Piękny krajobraz, wrażenie robią te ustawione szeregiem skaly o fascynujących kształtach, świetna głębia ostrości,
dta (62212) 2014-02-18 9:36
Hello Kamila ,
A beautiful view of this river surrounded by outstanding rocky foramations . Fine inclusion of the flowers in the Fg . beautiful light and colors .
Romano46 (16576) 2014-02-18 10:00
un altro luogo famoso della grande Cina ed un'altro spettacolo fotografico grazie alla tua capacità di interpretare al meglio il mondo che ti circonda.
Colori, nitidezza e composizione sempre al massimo.
Complimenti ancora una volta
Ciao e buona serata
photographer_sg (2540) 2014-02-18 10:20
lovely photograph with great dof. Bautiful foreground with the flowers. Interesting shapes of the hills make the picture interesting. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice new day.
cornejo (27289) 2014-02-18 10:40
Hi Kamila, lovely view of this beautiful place with lots of depth and good shot, very well composed and perfectly captured by a great POV with excellent and beautiful photography. A great picture of a great location, with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. An excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-02-18 10:56
piekny landszawcik z kwiatkami na pierwszym planie,ladnie prezetuja sie te gorskie sszczyty,super naturalna kolorystyka,pozdrawiam
holmertz (36299) 2014-02-18 11:21
I spent a couple of days in Yangshuo in 1986 and also rented a bicycle to see the countryside. I enjoyed it very much although the weather was nowhere as nice as in this picture. This is a fantastic view with a perfect range of strangely shaped peaks along the river. The blossoming bushes gave you a very nice foreground. This is altogether a very well composed and attractive photo.
SnapRJW (28714) 2014-02-18 11:22
It is a dream of mine to see this karst scenery Kamila, your shot urges me to pursue it! Two elements of this shot add to the success of it I think; the yellow sandbank which adds a super contrast to the deeper greens of the forested area, and the bright FG flowers which add an immediacy to the shot. Beautiful, what a pleasure it must have been to float down the river and soak up the loveliness of the landscape. Have a good evening Rosemary
rbassin (15786) 2014-02-18 11:35
C'est une très belle photo, bon cadrage, lumière agréable sur ce paysage mouvementé.
Silvio1953 (114861) 2014-02-18 12:20
Ciao Kamila, fantastic landscape, lovely composition with beautiful flòowers in FG, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Royaldevon (25884) 2014-02-18 14:41
Your notes speak much of your enthusiasm for the trip and the area.
I like how you have included the blossom in the f/g, it adds colour, softens the mood and immediately creates a good sense of depth. The river is the natural guide into the shot and towards those curious peaks, engaging details.
My warm regards,
jjcordier (72519) 2014-02-18 22:28
Excellente photo de Yangshuo qui ressemble un peu à la baie d'Halong. Magnifique paysage.
annjackman (17387) 2014-02-18 23:27
This is a romantic view of the river with the flowering plant helping to frame the picture. I like the characteristic mountain shapes and the colours in this photo. Very well done. You must have had a very interesting trip.
Kind Regards, Ann
emka (72032) 2014-02-18 23:38
Kiedyś mi sie wydawało, ze takie górki to sa wszędzie w Chinach. Spływ rzeką Li to niesamowita atrakcja. Ja plynęłam jakąs małą chińska łódką, nie duzym statkiem dla zachodnich turystów. Fajnie byłoby pokręcić sie po okolicy na rowerze. Sliczne zdjęcie. Lijiang tez znaczy rzeka Li.
krajobraz w zatoce Ha LOng jest rzeczywiście podobny, to zresztą nie jest tak daleko.
Nicou (115038) 2014-02-19 0:56
Merci pour l'étoile c'est trop gentil.
quelle beauté ce décor avec ces montagnes toutes rondes les fleurs en premier plan ces maisons la rivière quelle mervielle.
Très belle journée et merci
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-02-19 1:16
What a beautiful place Yangshuo is, your note make me want to view the place and the surrounds more.
Great Pov, and including the flowering bush. It looks very similar to images of Cambodia and Vietnam.
Well managed and presented.
dkmurphys (45753) 2014-02-19 2:01
Very attractive capture, a superb place in fine natural colors. I like the composition, good work!
subhendu_bagchi (25065) 2014-02-19 2:06
this is a gem, collected from nature. I love your composition. Light is perfect to show the beauty of the nature. Lovely colours. An excellent one. Tfs & Namaste.
Subhogen (4063) 2014-02-19 2:34
Lovely view of spectacular landscape from the side of the river. Nice framing with flowers to create FG interest. Like those dark round topped mountains in the background they are really unique. Excellent depth and DOF. Superb light and natural colours as well, nicely done, thanks for sharing.
pajaran (47690) 2014-02-19 5:48
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na reku i planine ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto, lepe boje.
Lepa reka za ribolov, nadam se da u vodi ima velike ribe.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Interesting and good article about the place and time, with a description ...
Nice view of the river and the mountains ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place indicated, beautiful colors.
Beautiful river for fishing, I hope that the water has a large fish.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
timecapturer (44231) 2014-02-19 5:57
a stunning landscape and captured exquisitely. Love the framing and fg anchoring it gives us a sense of scale and adds depth to this perfectly executed shot. Stunning place and stunning capture. Well done!
Regards - B.
Fis2 (81417) 2014-02-19 7:22
Bardzo ladna kompozycja.
Te wierzcholki gor robia wrazenie, takie kopulki.
PaulVDV (20231) 2014-02-19 9:34
You've visted many places in central and south China. I've never made it to Yangshuo (or to the south) but it certainly looks so wonderful.
The picture is very well composed and shows a nice colour contrast between the treeless headland in the river and the lush greenery on the slopes.
I like your inclusion of the flowers on the foreground and the few white houses, completely surrounded by nature.
Best regards, Paul
jemaflor (79824) 2014-02-19 11:16
a view well composed with Fg and a so beautiful landscape with these strange mountains domes, light is well managed, tfs.
Sonata11 (33081) 2014-02-19 11:47
Witaj Kamila, te Twoje zdjecia sa wrecz przepiekne. Te widoki poprostu powalaja na kolana az chcialoby sie teraz byc i podziwiac to piekno natury. Nie bede sie rozpisywac. Poprostu sliczne zdjecie i wykonanie. Moje gratulacje.
npecanhuk (60090) 2014-02-19 18:44
Another magnificent place in China, with special regards to the shapes of those hills!
Another wonderful picture taken there by you!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-19 23:23
Very beautiful, Kamila.
mesutilgim (79212) 2014-02-20 2:51
Hello dear Kamila,
Another perfect capture from China with very good pov and compo.
The flowers in the foreground adds a unique taste to your capture.
Well balanced light management and nice framing
TFS and best regards
jhm (134342) 2014-02-20 5:06
You chose a very well angle, this cares for depth and perspective.
It's wonderful to look at tops of the mountains, exactly a painting.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Gigidusud (13151) 2014-02-20 6:29
Nice view on this beautiful scenery with splendid light. I like the flowers on FG and the peaceful atmosphere. A real paradise!
danos (82563) 2014-02-20 6:59
excellent the postcard from the lace with the river to creates depth and perspective in the scene.The excellent light of the day,help you to shot a very beautiful and calmly scene with the tranquility and the calmness to are captured superb.
krzychu30 (15258) 2014-02-20 11:04
widok mowi sam za siebie!
Piekna natura i na szczescie dla kompozycji piekna,sloneczna pogoda,ktora sprawia,ze kolory sa tak zywe.
Te wzgorza w oddali maja tez bardzo oryginalne ksztalty.
jcpix (10980) 2014-02-20 18:59
How on earth did you ever make it so many places, it would seem to me impossible to not stop every five minutes for a photo opportunity? :) This is gorgeous scenery, and looks to be pristine, virtually unspoiled in any way...just nature at work I suppose. Good idea to fill some of the foreground space with the flowers, giving it just that added touch of color against the abundant green tones. I like the contrast in this image as well, the darker areas help define the depth and layering. A lovely view from front to back. Enjoy the day ahead. take good care.
mvdisco (17630) 2014-02-20 19:52
Un superbe pasyage de Chine bien composé et présenté,
Excellent point de vue et détails,
les couleurs sont magnifiques et de toute beautées,
Bien vue .tous mes compliments.
Cricri (100105) 2014-02-25 9:09
Belle vue sur la rivière et de ces extraordinaire formation rocheuses, j'aime l'avant plan fleuris, la lumière et les couleurs, belle réalisation
Angshu (54475) 2014-02-26 20:51
This is a wonderful picture with the karst formations in the BG creating lot of interest. The FG with the flowering branch looks attactive and increases depth.
Li river in this area of Yangshou, if I remember well, is famous for Cormorant Fishing...
adramad (34821) 2014-03-06 7:54
Fascinating landscape with these rounded peaks, which is the image with which one assimilates in China charm, I love these flowering branches that you included in the foreground, adding perspective to the picture, a beautiful sky accompanying the splendid landscape.
Very good brightness and sharpness, with beautiful colors.
Well seen and done better. I Like
Have a good day.
Waylim (24938) 2014-03-08 15:35
this brings back lot of memories for me as well. I did the 6 hour hike along the river when I was there. Lovely to work through different farm and houses. and the famous mountains and peaks just so wonderful. You have beautiful day here, with good light and blue sky and not too hazy. Every thing is clear to see. Excellent photo and good composition and the feeling of peace and quietness after the high season.
ChrisJ (94204) 2014-03-14 14:33
aia liked it so much in 1999 I went back in 2012. Great place isnt it? The karst peaks look as lovely as ever. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. The pink flowers add a splash of warm colors to contrast against the blue. Tfs!
eldancer1 (24625) 2014-03-15 4:55
Awesome pov of this beautiful river and mountains! I'm glad you included the flowers on the foreground giving the photo a lot of depth. Those mountains are very interesting, I would like to see them in person. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
adores (33846) 2014-03-17 17:19
I've been there a few years ago, but the weather wasn't so nice. This place is magical at any moment of the year. Very good view, good light and composition.
jmdias (51845) 2014-04-03 1:54
very interesting view of this river and the mighty peaks and mountains around. I liked the way you framed the image using these elements in the foreground and sending the eyes to the background. TFS.
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (8079)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: CANON EOS 600D
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): PARADISE ON EARTH, China [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-18 7:44
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