One of the biggest attractions in Guilin is the Seven Stars Park which takes its name from the seven peaks inside which resemble the form of the Big Dipper constellation. It is the largest comprehensive park with mass scenery in Guilin City and covers an area of more than 120 hectares. The park is endowed with elegant mountains, clear water, miraculous stone forest, deep and serene valleys, plentiful animals and plants and valued cultural relics.
The park is located on the east bank of the Li River and the gate to it is the Flower Bridge. Built in the Song Dynasty (960-1279),it is the oldest bridge in Guilin. Every spring and summer (unfortunately the picture was taken in the winter), it is set off with blooming flowers and the streams, hence the name Flower Bridge. The larruping point of the bridge lies in that the arch's inverted reflection in water always looks like a full moon. It never changes even though the quantity of water changes. One can see the arches better from different POV but I chose this one for more interesting composition.
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timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-02 3:05
great name for a park and a great POV for capturing its style and beauty. Love this enticing composition and the wonderful contrast of man made symmetry versus nature's abstract greenery. Superb!
Have a great weekend - B.
danos (102566) 2014-05-02 3:06
nice the view of the place with the covered arch bridge to creates depth and perspective in the scene.The water pond on the left,completes perfect the whole scenery.
Excellent the light and the colour management.
Royaldevon (42615) 2014-05-02 3:24
There are so many 'treasures' to see in China!
Your inclusion of the stone wall, in the f/g, makes a very natural lead, to link with the stone bridge, with its eight repeating arches, creating a good sense of perspective.
The grass and pond are the elements that liven the scene with colours and different textures.
Have a lovely w/e,
pajaran (65116) 2014-05-02 3:33
Interesantan tekst o Seven Stars Park sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na mesto i arhitekturu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za setnju i opdmor.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article about the Seven Stars Park with a history and description of ...
Nice view of the place and architecture ...
Good time recording , contrast and perspective , nice place and demonstrated architecture , beautiful colors .
Nice place for walking and relaxing .
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend , good luck.
ikeharel (77325) 2014-05-02 3:44
From the point chosen, I like how the impressive bridge on right stretchs and disappearing onto the grove on the hillside. Wonderfully on depth, and created marvelous "meeting" point where the turquoise-color creek diminishing under. A small heaven for photographers, well taken photo.
Silvio1953 (151743) 2014-05-02 3:54
Ciao Kamila, great view of fantastic place, beautiful perspective, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-05-02 4:13
piekny fragmet parku,ladny kadr i perspektywa,przyjena dla oka naturalna kolorystyka,pozdrawiam
npecanhuk (77773) 2014-05-02 4:20
Interesting and attractive place!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
My favorite details here are that bridge and that creek with its lovely colors!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (87281) 2014-05-02 5:26
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue choisi pour nous montrer ce très beau petit pont à arches qui se dirige au loin en une belle diagonale. J'aime beaucoup la couleur de l'eau dans la rivière.
tatadalou (7459) 2014-05-02 6:43
Nice composition. i like the sweet light over this old bridge. I love the colours of the river on the left.
rbassin (24279) 2014-05-02 7:07
Une très bonne composiiton, bien construite avec des plans qui se succèdent; bonne présence du plan d'eau.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-05-02 7:45
ottima come al solito la prospettiva in un ambiente di nitidezza eccellente e di cura del colore e del contrasto.
Il tuo stile è impeccabile e fanno di te una delle fotografe che io ho come riferimento per quando effettuo le mie riprese fotografiche.
Complimenti come sempre doverosi
Ciao e buon fine settimana
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-05-02 7:48
the p.o.v. you have choesen has a very good d.o.f. given by the river on the left and by the diagonal bridge on the right, very nice architecture and fine colors.
carlo62 (54208) 2014-05-02 8:55
ottimo pov, mi piace la diagonale del ponte con la sequenza di archi che va a incrociare la diagonale del fiume.
Sicuramente un luogo interessante e molto lontano dai nostri stili.
abmdsudi (57176) 2014-05-02 9:03
Very impressively composed, and good shooting angle of a scenic peaceful sight and wonderful how the imposing old bridge leads at an angle linking the view all the way to the lush background. Awesome light and color hues of the day, good control of highlight and people interaction adding so much vigour and visual impact. A lovely shot and your productive time, Congrats.
adramad (49036) 2014-05-02 9:04
As always delight us again with another wonderful composition, the place has great charm and your POV is great, with these two diagonal form in the plane, the river and bridge, to be joined to the bottom of the image. with magnificent trees.
Very nice colorful, these natural shades.
Very well balanced lighting, along with the sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
To enjoy a nice weekend.
All the best.
rychem (41722) 2014-05-02 9:09
Bardzo ciekawe miejsce, dobra perspektywa tego mostu, świetne zdjęcie
jemaflor (102297) 2014-05-02 9:27
Good pov and depth effect with the Fg, interesting view about this place and good presentation with this original light.
cornejo (46128) 2014-05-02 10:17
Hi Kamila, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition, with a view of the bridge and the park with pond, beautifully captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
holmertz (58340) 2014-05-02 10:46
It is certainly the bridge, captured from a very good angle, that makes this photo really interesting, but I am equally fascinated by the colours. There are so many fine tones of green among the trees, in the water and on the lawn (with its touches of yellow and orange). As always you have composed this very well, with a good foreground, and given it a nice treatment for the greatest beauty.
Cricri (124934) 2014-05-02 11:19
Une recherche dans le POV, offrant une vue superbe sur le pont et les reflets et couleurs de la rivière, belle prise en diagonale du pont intéressante avec la partie couverte, belle présentation
Noel_Byrne (33434) 2014-05-02 12:31
This is such an inviting scene, the ballstrade begs to be held onto you as you descend these stairs, and the wild grass makes me think this is a place that does not see many people, so a lovely sense of calm and isolation here. Every element is composed so perfectly here, its a really cool shot of a beautiful place. Love the clouds of jade in the water too.
Thanks as always
papagolf21 (108151) 2014-05-03 0:47
Bonjour, chère Kamila,
Merci de nous faire voyager d'une aussi belle façon, et de nous faire découvrir des lieux insolites.
Très bonne mise en image avec une note très intéressante.
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-03 1:04
To miejsce rzeczywiście wyglada na bardzo wyjątkowe dzięki fantastycznemu połączeniu architektury oraz natury. Świetny kadr oraz realizacja na najwyższym poziomie. Super!
federico (4415) 2014-05-03 5:10
hello Kamila, I like the way you play with lines in this photo, you managed to create an interesting composition that brings the eye from the foreground till the background, the blue water on the left gives a definitive touch to your work
jhm (159006) 2014-05-03 8:09
Your pictures are always perfect timed, and the best position for a nice picture.
Your picture is a very nice panorama view about these area.
Very well perspective and depth picture.
Excellent composition and pleasant colours.
A nice composition, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ourania (50609) 2014-05-03 8:44
your composition is ingenious. You found a wonderful way to show as much of the landscape and constructions as possible, keeping, at the same time, your composition perfectly elegant. I like very much the well placed perspectives that guide us to examine and enjoy the scenery just like a visitor would. Details and colours have been rendered in an excellent way and the atmosphere is tranquil and slightly mysterious. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
photoray (13981) 2014-05-03 9:44
Like everyone else an attractive scene, the block steps in the foreground then the river and classical arch bridge leading towards the Park, with traditional covered bridge and a hint of the lush landscape beyond.
nikkitta (17068) 2014-05-03 12:56
I noticed you choose with care the POV, always creatives ones, like this where you present the stone bridge and landscape, both in diagonal going from both sides till the very back
Good perspective and colors
Congrats and tfs
I was in Guilin with not idea at all of this park
Nicou (149898) 2014-05-03 20:40
quelle vue due ce pont sueprbe en pierre grise et ces arches la cuverture en bois en fond le plan d'eau ces escalier et la barrière sueprbe compo et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
ricardomattos (7865) 2014-05-04 18:55
Beautiful architecture of this covered bridge. I like this POV because you show us the bridge and these amazing reflections on the river.
Oceania (5202) 2014-05-05 6:54
This is another beautiful picture from China. The point of the view is perfect. It's picturesque and serene. I really enjoy it.
williewhistler (16432) 2014-05-05 12:52
there is a really nice depth created by your well chosen view point with the receding arches playing their part in an imaginative composition.
Kind regards Les.
Fis2 (105242) 2014-05-05 14:34
Lubiê konstrukcje mostowe.
Ten most jest bardzo interesujacy.
Ladnie poukladalas w kadrze.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-05 23:58
Great shot as always. Love the way you have shot the bridge. Very natural.
The arch enchants.
Gigidusud (21247) 2014-05-06 10:55
Nice view of the park with an excellent POV and splendid colors. Well done!
Sonata11 (33971) 2014-05-06 20:17
piekna pocztowka z pieknego parku. Sliczne ujecie jak i wykonanie. Bardzo urocze miejsce. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Swietna praca. Moje gratulacje.
mohammad_H (10072) 2014-05-15 6:33
The right angle to capture the attractive scene View of the bridge and a beautiful building with all the details, good resolution
jmdias (68019) 2014-05-22 17:30
very interesting and beautiful this covered bridge. I liked this angle showing well the arches and the other elements of architecture. TFS this piece of china I never had seen;
mirosu (16273) 2014-05-23 22:47
Excellent image composition in very good light. I like the view to nice bridge and beautiful green pond water. The diagonal bridge placement is excellent.
Very well done.
mkamionka (39803) 2014-06-05 8:56
to miejsce jest tak znane z nieco innego widoku ze nawet nie wiedzialem ze jest tam co s wiecej. Ale to wlasnie dlatego milo jest byc na TE zeby wyleczyc sie z ignorancji i "learn about the world through photography".
Piekna kompozycja z ciekawym pierwszym plane. Podoba mi sie zielona rzeka wzdluz muru. Wszystko kolorowe i eleganckie -na takie wlasnie z Twoich zdjec wygladaja Chiny.
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (8107)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-13
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): China [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-02 2:55