This picture has been taken in the Summer Palace park. After visiting the whole complex of the buildings and temples we decided to take the walk around the Kunming Lake through the causeway. It was late afternoon and I felt I was at the right place at the right time, because the light made all the colors so pretty. The lilies in front of the temples are lush and green in the summer but since that was November I got their dry and red form only.
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baclama (18411) 2014-03-11 8:18
une tres belle lumiere et une composition bien pensée
holmertz (44304) 2014-03-11 8:39
As always this is a very carefully composed photo. The colours are outstanding. The warm light of the low sun is given an increased effect by the brown tones of the dry water lillies and reeds along the bank of the lake. These tones are also mirrored by the autumn colours of the trees and the red details of the temple. It is really a stunning photo.
Didi (58726) 2014-03-11 8:57
Great composition with a very nice deep foreground
Very good warm lights ambiance a very nice autumnal picture
adramad (40138) 2014-03-11 9:05
Very well chosen POV, to show all the immense beauty of the lake in this vertical composition, which can capture these dry water plants in the foreground, to then put all our attention on the lovely palace, surrounded by trees with that lovely tone reddish, whereby a beautiful harmony is created with plants of the lake. An image of great beauty.
Delightful beautiful colors.
Very good brightness and sharpness.
Well seen and done better. I Like
Have a good day.
Giustiniani (3550) 2014-03-11 9:06
une très jolie composition, de belles couleurs et une belle lumière. Une mise en valeur du temple très réussie.
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-03-11 10:51
beautiful picture of the lake with the lovely warm light. charming red temple surrounded by the trees. the deep POV with the vertical format has made this a very pleasing composition. thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
ikeharel (62013) 2014-03-11 10:52
Maybe this pic. was intended originally with a view over the red beautiful palace/shrine on the far side, Kamila, but ended up with the drying Lilies in FG added to the whole.
Result was interesting, as you wrote that in summer they are lavish green.
Good light and clarity, immaculate sharpness.
Noel_Byrne (26964) 2014-03-11 11:11
You really composed this in a beautiful way, the building is the highlight for me, its architecture is so exotic to my eyes, and its vibrant red color a real treat to view. Although I imagine these lilies in green would be beautiful in full bloom, they are no less so here, giving an almost melancholy feel to the result. Really nicely done, and great choice of time for this soft and warm light.
All the best
PaulVDV (24189) 2014-03-11 11:38
The warm reddish tones give a special charm at the picture.
Despite the fact that the lilies were dry, they make a wonderful foreground.
Excellent sharpness, composition, colours.
Best regards, Paul
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-03-11 11:47
super swiatlo i kolorystyka,ladny ponowy kadr i ciekawy obiekt,calosc robi super klimat,pozdrawiam
cornejo (35025) 2014-03-11 11:50
Hi Kamila, excellent photography of this beautiful and interesting composition with nice light, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth and excellent quality. Excellent and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
rbassin (19591) 2014-03-11 11:55
un magnifique paysage avec ce lac, et les teintes chaudes et harmonieurs.
macjake (60508) 2014-03-11 13:03
always interested in seeing your photos from China, really enjoying these in your gallery.
this is a fantastic display of light, and shows just how important it is to capture it - stunning views!
the trees actually look like they were brushed on by a paintbrush :)
very sweet shot!
COSTANTINO (59181) 2014-03-11 13:09
very wellchosen point of view showing a different
atmosphere with lovely warm lights
perfectly executed with tones mirrored in
Gigidusud (17673) 2014-03-11 14:39
Beautiful autumn composition with nice golden tones. Excellent POV and great vertical format. Well done!
Ninello52 (7572) 2014-03-11 14:42
This fantastic picture! Composition flawless, stylistically perfect! Also the beautiful hue with a lot of yellow and red temple at the center of the scene! Very good!
carlo62 (37900) 2014-03-11 15:10
uno splendido taglio verticale per una meravigliosa composizione illuminata da una magnifica luce.
emka (85067) 2014-03-11 16:45
Czesc Kamilka, myslalam, ze to jezioro w Kunming, a to Palac Letni. Pieknie skomponowane zdjecie, te zwiedle liscie chyba lotosu maja wiele uroku. Wspaniale jesienne kolory i sliczne odbicia.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-03-11 22:46
I like the natural colours here then we see the gorgeous Temple over this Kunming lake and nestled in-between the tree's. Well managed, great Pov, Tfs,
Alco (7101) 2014-03-11 22:52
Very nice vertical shot on that palace and the lake. A landscape with beautiful colors. I like the light offered by the sunset. Very well done.
Have a nice day.
rychem (27362) 2014-03-11 23:07
Architektura jest ladna i dyskretnie schowana za drzewami, ale najwazniejszy jest tu nastroj, a tworza go kolory i swiatlo, pieknie pokazane
jjcordier (78388) 2014-03-11 23:51
Très belle photo de cet endroit baigné dans une incroyable lumière dorée. Belle exploitation de cette végétation aquatique au premier plan.
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-03-12 1:32
A beautifully composed shot Kamila and I very much like the harmonious colour palette. The dried lilies have a wonderful texture and as you say the late afternoon light brings out the golden tones attractively. The ambience is one of tranquility .... perfect for the subject I think.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-03-12 1:43
mam wrazenie,ze wszystko sie tu rozgrywa wokol tego wyjatkowego swiatla,cieplych kolorow i atmosfery jaka te czynniki pomagaja ci stworzyc.
Rowniez perspektywa oraz format zdjecia sa bardzo dobrze przemyslane i w polaczeniu z czynnikami,ktore wymienilem tworza piekny i niepowtarzalny klimat sceny.
Royaldevon (32965) 2014-03-12 3:58
I have really enjoyed just gazing at this photograph. The colours are rich and appealing. I love how the textures of the dead leaves crowd the f/g but, also, make a stunning introduction to the similarly coloured trees and the semi hidden building.
It is a very beautifully composed photograph.
My warm regards,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-12 4:16
love your POV here, it works superbly. So original and fascinating it just adds to the mood and tranquillity of this shot so perfectly. The amber tones and clarity of this shot just make it so unusual and beautiful. Stunning imagery!
Regards - B.
Cricri (110517) 2014-03-12 6:58
J'aime beaucoup l'harmonie des couleurs, le fond gris, le format et la présentation qui est magnifique
dip (23822) 2014-03-12 14:22
a very well composed image of the lake with good light management,the building is good placed in frame and the deep red tones harmonize very well in the composition.
mesutilgim (88446) 2014-03-12 14:23
Another nice capture from China, in autumnal dress.
Very good pov and layot.
TFS and best regards
pajaran (54492) 2014-03-12 23:20
Dobro jutro ...
Dobar tekst o mestu, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa palatom i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepa palata i refleks na vodi.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Good morning ...
A good article about the place, a nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place shown with the palace and the moment, pretty colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment, beautiful palaces and reflection on the water.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Oceania (5174) 2014-03-13 6:42
The waterlilies are withered. It brings another kind of beauty to the picture. The lighting condition is perfect. The soft golden color is very inviting. You're showing us a quiet side of Beijing. Thanks for sharing.
patpatch (1601) 2014-03-13 9:13
A splendid shot .The crop is really perfect.An I think that the lilies on the foreground give a strong effect.
That's very spectacular.
I like the autumnal colours of the lilies and the trees too,in a great harmony.
That's very nice.
Nicou (128736) 2014-03-13 9:50
QUEL TONS ET COULEUR CHAUDS SUEPRBE ET CES ROSEAUX CE MARIS AVEC CES ARBRES TOUT SE FOND ET LA MAISON ENTRE LES ARBRES QUELLE COMPO ET VUE SUEPRBE IMAGE.
Fis2 (89277) 2014-03-13 10:06
Kolorystyka tego obrazu robi klimat tego miejsca.
Podoba mi sie ten budynek.
Udana kompozycja, robi wrazenie.
Silvio1953 (129186) 2014-03-13 12:33
Ciao Kamila, great view of beautiful lake, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
chrislo (4155) 2014-03-13 14:12
A superb photograph, Kamila. A really beautiful scene, evoking mystery. The stillness of the water and the exceptionally good composition with the dry lilies in the foreground, make this a very fine shot. The place looks very serene and peaceful to me, and the reflection on the undisturbed water further enhances the calmness and beauty of the scene. The colours of the setting sun give a wonderful atmosphere. Very well done.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-13 20:59
Beautiful composition with the curve of the lake shore. The warm light accentuates the brown autumnal colours of the trees and the water plants. The red pagoda style building is an added attraction to the image. Nice one, thanks for sharing.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-14 0:59
Your China pics are a dream. I am able to look at the vast diverse country so beautifully through your lens.
Wonderful light. The hint of reflection adds to the majesticity.
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2014-03-14 2:51
what a photograph! A nice lake with all of its natural beauty surrounding it. You got your frame nicely with a fine soft light and magnificent colours. Excellent composition in vertical. Really enjoyed it a lot. Tfs.
mirosu (15156) 2014-03-14 5:12
First I must say that using in perfect way the rule of thirds, this photo is photo is excellently balanced. You have placed the nine house-pavilion in the top third and left the lower 2/3 for the water with dried water plants. You have achieved, as I said, excellent balance and harmony. All in soft arm light. The portrait format works well here.
Very well done.
jhm (143391) 2014-03-14 5:46
Nice view about the lake and the house in background.
But a wonderful panoramic view about these area.
Colours and environment are splendid.
Very well composition, lovely presentation.
Nice photo work, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
marina7 (8055) 2014-03-14 9:51
such amazing warm light you captured here and the frame is very beautifully composed. A bit too sharp for my taste but perfect in every other respect. Fabulous fall picture!
Thanks and have a great weekend!
ourania (35766) 2014-03-14 12:26
the view is very lovely and interesting, your composition is rewarding and elegant at the same time. It's great how you arranged and balanced everything in the narrow vertical frame, enhancing the depth and guiding the glance of the viewer very pleasingly. Stunning definition and millions of subtle lines render the view exquisitely graphical and vibrant. I love how the light is perceived through the warm tones. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
ChrisJ (103453) 2014-03-14 13:42
The dried red lily pads contrast much stronger against the blue reflected skylight than the yellow green of summer would, so every cloud has a silver lining! Good sharpness and nice repetition of the dried out lilies The bg pagoda makes a fine focal point. I have been here in 2001. Tfs!
Sonata11 (33544) 2014-03-14 20:41
przepiekna praca. Bardzo podoba mi sie w pionowym formacie jak i super POV ktore wybralas. Fantastycznie skadrowane to miejsce> Moje gratulacje. Sliczna pozctowka przepieknie wykonana. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego WE,
sandpiper (6788) 2014-03-15 1:44
good view of this temple from the lake shore. As you say, its a good composition with the dried vegetation and yellow leaves on the trees. Well done
danos (89845) 2014-03-15 3:56
great the scenery with the fallen Autumn leaves to cover this section of the lake lead-in the eye on the complex of buildings.
I like the brilliant light and colour management,the beauty,as the clarity of it.Excellent presentation.
Have a good wwekend,Danos
abmdsudi (46134) 2014-03-15 7:42
The dried water liles and the trees actually turn golden tone four you to record with autumnal feel actually and you got the best combination there wh the sparkling red renders a superb contrast and an eye catching colour breaker to the surroundings. The compo works well in brilliant light enveloped by the grey sky, Wonderful shot and tfs, Congrats
yquem46 (38750) 2014-03-15 13:17
A nice compo with the red palace in the middle of the trees in their autumn colors and the wide Fg of the lake covered by water vegetation
Nice warm light, natural colors, good balance of the frame
have a nice WE, best regards
photoray (13406) 2014-03-15 15:20
Attractive vertical autumn view of Kunming Lake with the classical temple in the middle of gold and brown colors; landscape preparing for winter.
bukitgolfb301 (37482) 2014-03-15 16:48
Hi dear Kamlia, how are you? Sorry for my late reply as so busy weekday.
Great shot as usual. Nice unity of red tone and outstandingly sharp and clear presentation from the front to the rear. Very well consdiered and balanced image indeed.
All the best and have a good Sunday! TAKERO
npecanhuk (69410) 2014-03-16 9:17
Hi Kamila! Wonderful picture, with superb colors, exposure, sharpness, vertical format, chosen pov and composition! Tfs, cheers, Neyvan
jemaflor (88707) 2014-03-17 0:28
Well ramed with this Fg to give depth at our photo, I like the light and these warl colors, interestig architecure in a good focal point of the photo.
josepmarin (57881) 2014-03-17 3:56
You have given a nice structure to the elements of this composition, emphasazing the water plants of the lake in foreground, with a good contrast with the architecture of the palace in background.
All this under a subtle light, and with a beautiful warm and autumnal tones.
The result is a beautiful photo, very powerful visually.
mkamionka (32291) 2014-03-18 9:16
bardzo atrakcyjna poznojesienna kompozycja. Podobaja mi sie zlote kolory dominujace caly kadr. Wszystko doskonale przemyslane z urokliwym naturalnym pierwszym planem i interesujacym stylowym budynkiem w centrum uwagi.
Robert1969 (7160) 2014-03-21 1:19
A picture with a los of details. The
great point of view and composition
makes the picture nice calmness and
creates a nice depth. The vertical
position emphasize extra the depth.
Light management is also great.
williamcoombs1 (363) 2014-03-24 14:49
What wonderful shades of gold and brown and red, all captured at the perfect time of day. This is marvelous.
All the best,
delpeoples (54593) 2014-03-25 18:54
This is a magnificent photo, one where you have brought the absolute best out of the subject and the warm light. The textures of the reeds in the FG are like a feast for the eyes and guide them towards your enchanting main subject. I love the vertical frame the incredible depth and exquisite light management.
Warmest wishes, thanks for sharing
annjackman (20679) 2014-03-30 12:32
This is beautiful. The golden and red colours seem to make the picture glow with warmth. Taken from a very good viewpoint and carefully composed with two thirds of the image being the lake.
First class photography - TFS.
adores (40294) 2014-04-11 13:26
I've been there but in February! Very beautiful shot with great colours, even the dry plants in foreground add so much to the place. I guess this place can be beautiful at any time of the year.
Waylim (25368) 2014-04-22 18:24
You saw many parts of China, it is such a big country hard to see it all in one trip. I have to go back some other time. This is a lovely shot, very typical scene of a Chinese Pavilion in the background, the fall season give the sense melodromatic mood with all the lotus plant turning brown. But the scene is so pure with poetic quality to it. I learned Chinese painting and peom, this image gives me that feeling of both. Love the rich color but ver natural and beautiful. Good quality photo.
tatadalou (6955) 2014-04-28 14:26
Probably the best season to visit this place ! The colours are gorgeous and beautifully serves the composition. I love the warmth of your shot. Excellent sharpness.
unclehotshot (2998) 2014-08-07 14:01
makes me feel sentimental; and I haven't even been in China. :)
marabu61 (9367) 2014-08-09 3:06
I only stumbled upon this beauty of a scene now, but I can't retain myself to comment on this.
This is a very peaceful scene with such lovely autumn colors in the reeds and the trees. The warm and golden light of the low sun illuminates the gorgeous temple beautifully. There is a very serene mood to this scene, so tranquil to soothe the mind.
have a great weekend
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (8105)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-21
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): China [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-11 8:15