JiuZhaiGou valley is situated in the central south region of Jiuzhaigou county of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in Northern Sichuan Province, made famous for its beautiful lakes and crystal clear water. This Y shape valley is about 40km long, its elevation goes from 2000 to 3000 meters and so named after the nine Tibetan villages in the surrounding areas.
This picturesque valley enjoys pleasant climate and beautiful colours all the year round even in winter. The high concentration of calcium carbonate, forms different shades of blue, green and turquoise-coloured lakes according to their depths, residues and dazzle with color in the sunshine. The water is so crystal clear that the bottom is always visible despite depths of several dozen meters and at times if you see tree trunks under water it is difficult to distinguish the part that is submerged and the one that is outside.
The water, which remains at the same level all year despite the drought in winter or rainfall in summer, is the soul of JZG with its twelve waterfalls, ten tributaries, many springs, lakes and surrounding high peak mountains. They say in China that you must visit JZG at least four times in a lifetime, one in each season. I am sure those who have witnessed this place would agree with me, that JZG must be one of the most enchanting places.
This shot was taken early in the morning at a spot known as The Mirror Lake.
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JFS (32459) 2012-05-20 8:12
Intriguing, fascinating, beautiful reflection Abmdsudi! The whole image is fantastic!
JanH (864) 2012-05-20 8:23
Uhhh I thought and then o yes it must be a reflection!
Somehow I like this what I think funny picture.
Nice light and beautiful colours.
golus (2893) 2012-05-20 8:39
A perplexing image, it is so hard to believe those crystal clear images are reflections. Absolutely stunning. Your tight framing excellently works here and strengthens the astonishment of viewer. Great colors and exquisite sharpness too. Wonderful work my friend, thank you. Have a great week ahead.
lousat (90638) 2012-05-20 8:41
Great capture,a full jump in a deep green,i like the composition and the excellent quality,it looks like a modern peinture! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-05-20 11:10
Impressive composition with a great effect. Congratulations!
adramad (45302) 2012-05-20 11:35
Supreme beauty of this composition, a wonderful harmony between the branches of trees in the foreground, with the beautiful reflections in water, an image that suggests a pictorial chart.
Ideal range in varying shades of green, flawless radiance.
Well done. I love it.
Good start of week.
patdeph (35748) 2012-05-20 11:47
the colors of the reflection, the way it's framed by the tree,give the sensation that we are entering in a world of dreams, what could I say, this is splendid.
ourania (44938) 2012-05-20 11:48
this is a mirror lake indeed, a magic mirror it seems. The beauty and depth of the reflections are mesmerising. You've framed the reflections in an exquisite and most effective way, with the fresh, vibrant and playfully lit greenery. The contrasts in lighting, colours and textures are very compelling. Congratulations and thank you for showing us this beauty!
All the best, have a lovely week,
Gigidusud (20825) 2012-05-20 11:57
Great capture with nice colors and light.Splendid reflections.It reminds me of an aquarium!I like it!
ciakgiak (30431) 2012-05-20 12:00
Hello dear Abmdsudi,
What a spectacular mirror effect, the reflections and the colors are really outstanding.
Thanks for the sharing of this splendid place.
holmertz (51988) 2012-05-20 12:03
You have written a fascinating note to go along with this strange and beautiful photo. There are many pictures on TE of thngs reflected in water, often flipped this way or another, but this is quite different from most of them. I couldn't tell for sure where the water starts or possibly ends.
BennyV (16801) 2012-05-20 12:35
Original shot of this area still on my ever expanding places-to-visit-in-China list. Have a very fine week ahead.
bukitgolfb301 (41424) 2012-05-20 13:05
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Hebat kesatuan hijau!
So artstic and impressive posting.
Magical greencolor gradation.
Thanks for your sharng and have a goodstart of new week!
Best regrads, Takero from Tokyo
siamesa (28117) 2012-05-20 13:16
Boa noite Abmdsudi
Splendid photo that seems a painting. Fascinating image. A masterpiece. TFS
tchefi (1841) 2012-05-20 13:45
De belles nuances de verts et un reflet impressionant pour un résultat réussi.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-05-20 14:23
molto belli i colori dell'immagine con questa tonalità di verde che riempie la scena.
Ottima la qualità,
willperrett (10609) 2012-05-20 14:31
I love the near-abstraction of this photograph. It's almost like a painting; the colours are beautiful and the reflections almost perfect. Very good, tight framing. Excellent work!
npecanhuk (75056) 2012-05-20 17:57
A superb work with very attractive reflections!
Colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition are highlights!
TFS - congrats,
Graal (102752) 2012-05-21 0:19
amazing effect. Good shot. Image like painted. Nice reflections and colours. Photo I like.
Have a nice week.
emka (96408) 2012-05-21 0:29
Jiuzhaigo, I was so happy to be there, with a few Western tourists there and thousands of Chinese. Fine composition of this unusual colours of water, so clear. it is fantastic place. But I had a bad luck there, there was something wrong with my camera, so I have very few photos, everything is written in my memory only. Fascinationg picture.
Warm regards Malgo
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-21 3:01
a splendid stmosphere with original composition and picturesque details, the colours and lights are beautiful, great shot, Fs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-05-21 5:38
Ola Abmdsudi ,
Que belo reflexo em tons de verde ficou um espelho ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-21 6:01
love this! So artistically created and observed. The effect is stunning and quite beautiful. I love the blue and green tones and the atmosphere is irresistable. A superb and first class presentation.
Have a great week - regards Brian.
Fis2 (96701) 2012-05-21 6:17
Good idea, curious effect.
Good frame and super reflection.
sacimar (26205) 2012-05-21 6:59
this is an impressive image, I like it very much!, the composition is beautiful with the reflection as a background, well done,
danos (97431) 2012-05-21 9:00
fascinating the view of this picturesque valley with the reflections on the miror lake to make the scene so beautiful and unique.The whole scenery looks like as a painting.Great.
josepmarin (58357) 2012-05-21 11:17
a splendid image with a few nice green and bluish tonalities, that you offer us in this magnificent composition, with a few attractive reflections that give a mysterious touch to the photo.
The management of the light and the chromatic quality they are excellent.
A beautiful work.
papagolf21 (100876) 2012-05-21 11:34
Quelle image, quel spectacle offert à travers cette superbe composition.
Magnifique camaïeu de vert. L'image semble magique !
ayferaldanmaz (1085) 2012-05-21 12:09
nothing to say.. magnificent composition.. my compliments! tfs.
all the best,
PecoBud (3824) 2012-05-21 13:32
Mirror Lake is an understatement, WOW, perfect and stunning reflections Abmdsudi, and with excellent color and light control. Your POV and choice of photo placement is very pleasing. Great Job!!
TFS..........Your Friend from California......Buddy
marcan44 (6307) 2012-05-21 13:37
foto dal cromatismo affascinante e con dei riflessi magnifici.
Waylim (25502) 2012-05-21 22:35
Excellent shot, this takes me back to my own trip to JZG just less than a couple years ago. The reflection is so clear and so blue just the way I remember it. I like how you focus in on just the reflection on the lake and not the actualy forest and hill itself. the foreground trees give strong depth to the iamge.
Just beautiful as good as I remember it, I would love to come back here again.
dkmurphys (57982) 2012-05-22 0:58
Lovely composition with great natural elements. I like the idea, very original shot.
Enjoy the day.
Zengi001 (2825) 2012-05-22 4:30
Great play with shapes and reflections, good optical illusion created! Wisely framed shot forcing the wiever for some brain exercise to dissolve the POV.
I still coud not..:)?
Congrats and warm regards,
shevchenko (20516) 2012-05-23 1:45
Amazing reflection on the calm water surface, fantastic color and lighting, creative frame to the nature view with include a tree at foregroud to add perspective, it is really a beautiful park, distinct image, good shoot.
alpi1500 (1520) 2012-05-23 2:40
Fantastic reflection.İmpressive view.Succesful management of light.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (118747) 2012-05-23 5:24
Bel effet de lumière et de couleurs dans les reflets et le cadrage du feuillages de l'arbre, très jolie réalisation
Angshu (56750) 2012-05-23 20:51
Excellent juxtaposition between the reflection & the real life. I had seen pictures of the Mirror lake from Way earlier & yes, I think the beauty is to be seen to be believed. I like how you used the tree branches & leaves as a frame for the reflected trees. The early morning light plays a special role for the beauty falling from the side. Fine work!
jemaflor (96741) 2012-05-24 10:03
impressive result, nice tones between blue and green, original, well seen and presented with branches and leaves in the fg.
daddo (26740) 2012-05-25 3:34
Salam Abmdsudi. Enchanting reflections and colours.Something timeless here, a Garden of Eden before the axe and the chainsaw. Best wishes. Klaudio.
adores (45243) 2012-05-25 16:51
The trees and the reflection make a really good composition! I like the green tonalities and the way you framed it! Well seen!
jmdias (63934) 2012-05-26 3:06
fantastic this game of inverted shapes, good use of these reflections and shapes. perfecty framing, light, colors and sharpness.this image has a magical mood.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-06-11 2:33
Wow! Impressive mirror lake! The effect is really mesmerizing! Great compo on this one, it took me a couple of seconds to understand this one. Stunning and very beautiful!
all the best!
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-06-13 9:24
Wow! Awesome capture of this reflections! Good use of the trees to frame the image, it give more perspective. Good dof with nice details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
CLODO (34080) 2012-06-16 1:35
nice green color study with the sharp reflection of the pine trees upside down contratsing with the trees leaves.
amaryllis (36881) 2012-06-27 1:58
c'est renversant comme photo, ces reflets sont superbes, ces tons de verts également, ta galerie est sublime et remplie de petits tésors
aliabazari (16168) 2012-08-21 12:16
Beautiful appearance and attractive. Exposure was well done. Pleasant colors.
delpeoples (57590) 2015-08-16 0:03
Ciao dear Abmdsudi
This came up randomly on your page and I couldn't resist the emerald and topaz tones. A lovely composition, almost abstract, although I am well aware of what I am looking at. I love the strong colours and tight framing. A delightful image, of a genre we do not often see in your lovely gallery.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (53607)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-20 8:01