The wheather is foggy to take a wide angle will not be ideal. However, to make the best out of this situation I decided on taking a high contrast and concentrate on the details of this rice terrace.
This is one of the most magnificent and unique rice terraces in the valley of Yuanyang.
During winter to early spring, the empty rice is filed with spring water from the forest above to rejuvenate and prepared the terrace for the next season. The Hani people have repeated this for more than a thousand year
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corniste (4278) 2008-03-16 8:49
A great low key effect! I love this! Very good POV!
Have a great day!
nicoz (1979) 2008-03-16 8:56
Nice reflections on these rice paddies. The result is very graphic. I ilike how there is still some details in the shadows, to fill in the shadows.
Etienne_C (440) 2008-03-16 9:28
Very beautiful shot, the light, the composition, all is perfect !
dirtydive (64) 2008-03-16 10:01
Superb image well fought for and executed. A good example of less is more with respect to its simplicity yet strong representation of the hillside terraces. I like the dark areas which emphasis the reflected light all the more.
scalerman (26900) 2008-03-16 10:24
Tony: oh yes, this one's something different. An original snap from something that's been photographed to death. Fine material for TE. thanks, c
vincz (19099) 2008-03-16 10:35
Fantastic. A true piece of art. I love it!
Jardim (3243) 2008-03-16 11:01
Beautiful Rice terraces, and POV. The light is very good.
maglex (1980) 2008-03-16 11:48
Hi Tony, very impressive shot! I like how you used that minimal lighting to create this composition, very artistic..Thanks for sharing...Alex
everlasting (14023) 2008-03-16 13:58
These well known rice terraces are making a very graphic shot for you. A good experiment!
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-03-17 4:09
This is an awesome shot, Tony. Two thumbs up for this top notch light management. It's like an bastract photo. I love it.
crhieatt (5347) 2008-03-18 8:32
Of the three, I think I like this one best, the weather conditions perhaps lending themselves to a more abstract composition.
brandstaetter (15913) 2008-03-19 8:29
also this one a perfect play of light and shadow.
Very good job !
baba_flies (8829) 2008-03-19 10:12
Hello Tony! I have seen your rice work before, and I guess I like this one best, it is so much different from any other that I have seen before. Wonderful the last (I guess it was not the first) light playing in the fields, and that you kept the rest dark, taken over by the night. Simply beautiful. Barbara.
carolskie007 (487) 2008-06-05 4:22
OMG! this is an amazing composition and the use of low light gave perfect emphasis on the graphical contour of the terrace. Is it before dawn or a moment after dusk? Am just curious...
Fantastic image, TFS :o)
patdeph (35742) 2008-09-07 3:44
I saw a few weeks ago,one book in the library with superb photos of ricefield in China,but I didn't bought it!And Now,I have found yours photos,They are so beautiful that now I don't need this book,thank you very much!
BoisBarb (10369) 2008-11-10 12:41
Une petite merveille avec ces rizières semblant sortir de nulle part, l'atmosphère mystérieuse est superbe