We were really lucky to have a wonderful clear day in Huanglong, at the altitude of of over 3000 meter, it is often cloudy here. In the morning on our way there it was cloudy and seem as if it would rain, but by the time we were here, it cleared up exposing the beautiful view of the mountain and peaks other than the wonderful travertine pools and fall colors.
Huanglong has been acknowledged for its karst features such as travertine pools and limestone shoals. Calcite deposition has lead to the pools being rich in algae and minerals, which results in orange, yellow, blue and green waters. The site is located in the North-West of China’s Sichuan Province about 2 hours from Juizaiguo valley.
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besnard (55085) 2011-10-27 0:17
Une bonne vue plongeante sur ce magnifique paysage aux couleurs multiples et variées.
Bravo et bonne journée.
Tweety (4546) 2011-10-27 0:21
Wouah ! Quel paysage ! La couleur de l'eau est incroyable et celles de l'automne superbes. Absolument magnifique.
danyy (0) 2011-10-27 0:22
ces jeux de couleurs fortes et pastels sont trsè séduisants, le paysage bien choisi avec la profondeur et un arrière plan qui capture autant le regard que l'arrière plan, c'est bien pensé.
siudzi (34141) 2011-10-27 0:37
What a beautiful post! Like that landscape composition very much. The mountains are presented very well on the clear dark blue sky. A charming image. TFS.
Guenther (10915) 2011-10-27 0:41
wow what a wonderful landscape! The autumn colours added to the interesting and colourful mountains in the background, great sharpness... all very appealing, thanks for sharing.
CLODO (32144) 2011-10-27 0:45
you discovered heavens on the earth! Good play of color, an almost symetric picture with the amazing blue water basin contrasting with the yellow leaves of the trees.Congratulations
yquem46 (38750) 2011-10-27 0:53
There you have the whole rainbow of colors in a single shot
A luminous landscape with much clarity
All the best
SnapRJW (31627) 2011-10-27 1:02
My goodness Way - What a spectacular shot. I love the pockets of colours and textures. It almost looks as if someone has made a collage out of a multitude of landscape snippets. Superb. Warm regards Rosemary
bergese (6699) 2011-10-27 1:21
Une image fantastique de part son pov,ses couleurs,sa netteté.Du grand art.Bravo.
Bonne journée Isabelle
bayno (18344) 2011-10-27 1:57
Hi Way, beautiful landscape, excellent color and sharpness, i like your POV and the cromatic contrast, have a nice day, valter
HimalAnda (10295) 2011-10-27 2:16
Yet an other beautiful picture in your gallery!
This a very nice landscape with great colors, even if the mountains in the background are a little bit dark.
JFS (32459) 2011-10-27 2:40
Your image can't be more wonderful, so many textures, details, colors, sharpness...Impressive, my compliments!
Zolive (5935) 2011-10-27 2:44
Wonderful landscape with magnificent colors. The composition is balanced well and give a good symetry. The sharpness is very good too. Congratulations.
npecanhuk (69964) 2011-10-27 2:49
What a magnificent place!
What mostly impressed me were all those colors!
So many details too: water, mountains, vegetation!
A wonderful picture!
TFS - congrats,
timecapturer (49288) 2011-10-27 3:27
an intensely beautiful image and wonderful composition. The light, colours and detail are amazing. An exceptionaly accomplished execution and quite magnificent presentation. Love it!!
Have a splendid day! - Brian.
holmertz (45179) 2011-10-27 4:43
A fantastic view with an amazing collection of colours.
patdeph (35748) 2011-10-27 4:53
the landscape is splendid,with this clear blue water on the foreground,and the mountains at the horizon.And the automnal colors under the deep blue sky emphasize this natural beauty.I wanted to go there,but didn't have enough time.There is an incredible sharpness on your picture,even the small waves of the water are perfectly visible.This is wonderful.
Cricri (111351) 2011-10-27 5:05
Quelle beauté ce paysage avec tout ce mélange de couleurs, c'est très joliment présenter , netteté et couleurs magnifique
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-10-27 5:17
Ola Way ,
Que linda paisagem nuncca tinha visto assim umas piscinas naturais a esta altitude com uma agua tão cristalina , bons detalhes e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Kielia (24073) 2011-10-27 7:02
this landscape doesn't look real.
This is a very interesting impression of a fantastic place. You have chosen an excellent POV. The colors are really amazing; but it is the blue sky that creates a great mood. My compliments!
lgir (7175) 2011-10-27 7:38
On this beautiful view, the colors are beautifully rendered with an image of great depth.
abmdsudi (46848) 2011-10-27 8:51
Love this sort of picture - most people do, which is why postcards sell so well and this is a perfect postcard shot. There is a sense of great outdoors in this and it is very pleasing to look at. and there is enough compositional intrigue to hold attention. The foreground blue pool, being integral part of the shot anchor the eyes and meander towards the distant mountain. We all attempt to capture this sort of vista while off travelling and this is pretty much what most people aim for, such a photogenic and contains all the right elements. The contrasting colors works particularly well and the tones and autumnal colours are so pleasing whilst the distant mountains are inviting. This is wonderful capture, Congrats
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-27 8:56
Wonderful..just like postcard.
very nice and soothing. Nothing to say..hats off to you. !
cornejo (35769) 2011-10-27 10:35
Hello Way, an excellent photo of this breathtaking view of nature, a great and delightful job very well done, my compliments for it my friend. Good afternoon and happy weekend.
elkab (4951) 2011-10-27 10:57
Very moody landscape with amazing compo, depth, texture, light and colors. Super play of lines of the water cascades and the montaignes
francio64 (39708) 2011-10-27 11:57
grande nitidezza e bellissimo contrasto cromatico in questa immagine di montagna.
Ottimo il POV ricco di dettagli e luce ben gestita.
Well done and TFS!
mesutilgim (89070) 2011-10-27 12:02
Wonderfull scenery, wonderfull capture.
Nice bright and eyecatching colors and interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice evening
bebbetto (36) 2011-10-27 12:59
Stunning photo, splendid palette of gorgeous colors.
Is is great to see such beautiful landscapes.
emka (86391) 2011-10-27 14:36
I was in Jiuzhaigou but unfortunately had not enough time to go to Huanglong. Amazing photo with so many plans. EWonderful travertine pools like in Turkey, but with these clear turqoise water as in Jiuzhaigou and forest and mountains with different colours. Gorgeous photo, sharpness colours, composition - all perfect.
brianmcc (6219) 2011-10-27 15:25
wow, what a superb scene. the landscape looks amazing. the colours are wonderful. great depth of field and sharpness. lovely balance to the composition.
paololg (31448) 2011-10-27 15:28
Ciao dear Way,
another masterpiece that show, once again, that you are one of the best photographers of TE. Surely your subjects are always pleasant interesting, but what is more impressive is the perfect photo quality in all your shots. Sincere compliments, dear friend, is always a great pleasure to admire your works!
Ciao, have a nice Friday!
siolaw (38292) 2011-10-27 22:55
What a landscape...! and what colours! That is stunning.
The pools look incredible!
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-10-27 23:06
Heaven on earth ( and it goes directly to my favorites).
As with all of your pictures: you know not only
places to find, you put them onto the photo in honor.
The image consists of beautiful layers. Not only
with subjects, but also with colors ( a double party
for the eyes) and that creates a beautiful depth in
Also beautiful are the composition and light
management, they are in a great balance....My compliments.
annjackman (20899) 2011-10-27 23:29
I am amazed at the number of interesting features and colours in this image. Fabulous sharpness and detail have been caught and compositionally works very well indeed. Excellent.
Bartleby (13552) 2011-10-28 1:21
wow, impressive! You just gotta love the colors here, they truly stand out here! And I also like the almost symmetrical composition you've chosen. Really cool shot!
mkamionka (32459) 2011-10-28 3:38
wow, this is an unearthly landscape again. I love the terraces in the foreground, it is so unusual. Almost two years ago I have visited the calcium terraces in Turkey and then I got interested more in the subject. I read there are some in China but this is the first great picture which I see from this place. The colors are stunning, starting from the bluish foreground till the sky. Having the autumnal colors makes it even more colorful. If I ever get to China I will definitely come back to your gallery and probably I would follow your route. It seems it was a fabulous trip.
Have a great weekend,
scalerman (26900) 2011-10-28 10:00
Way: without a doubt one of the the finest all-around galleries on TE: people, landscapes - you get a bit of everything. Always a pleasure to get a reminder to open your pages...
jemaflor (89351) 2011-10-29 8:10
Great landscape a so lovely composition and a wonderful light, this fg with blue water is so nice, well made and tfs.
ChrisJ (104179) 2011-10-29 8:18
Thought about going here & Juizaiguo valley, for the mid Autumn festival, but decided not to. I will wait until the crowds have gone. I am currently living in eastern China outside Shanghai. Fantastic alpine scenery btw! Tfs!
Bergenphotos (2678) 2011-10-29 17:51
I am a fan of the landscape in USA, and I know China is also very rich on nature, but somehow I just can't get that same feeling. Probably too attached to the US... I know TE is not overloaded with Chinese nature pictures, so I tried searching for China to see what they had to offer, and I ended up looking at this one. Certainly as beautiful as Yosemite on its best!
So this is for me the proof that China also has a magnificent landscape. A great picture from a region I would love to see more from.
PS. Sometimes I wonder why the snow is so gray. Is it really pollution from a nearby city? Up here, some glaciers turned gray because of ashes from the eruption on Iceland last year, so it could be. I just think this seems so be kind of an Asian thing... but probably not.
Anyway, I like the picture a lot!
shevchenko (18892) 2011-11-01 20:58
Nice to see everythings are in their own color, attractive view in a sunny day, good pov to frame it all, clear to show the unique geographical feature, distinct image, good shoot.
tatadalou (7219) 2011-11-02 14:57
Wow! The landscape is beautiful! You have restored the beautiful colors, the foreground turquoise is a real treat. Great composition and excellent depth of field.
adores (40946) 2011-11-04 16:06
I have seen photos of this incredible place. Your photo is excellent - the composition, the dof, sharpness, colours and the amazing pools in foreground. Great work!
sacavem (18614) 2011-11-08 9:48
Superb scenery and photography...
The other TE friends have said all, but I think this photo can bear another two points ... ;-)
dta (71391) 2011-11-08 10:09
Hello Way ,
Oh , I've missed this one ... And this is a so fantastic landscape . The crystal clear water in the pools in the FG , The "V" of the valley with a mix of green and gold colors , the superb moutains in the Bg , compose a magnificient picture .
Without any doubt , I have to add it to my theme "The most Beautiful landscapes ..."
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2011-11-09 5:18
breathtaking! Superb place, this landscape is just a haven for photographers! Brilliant lighting and nice exposure. love the vibrant tones, layers of colors! Great texture, clarity and sharpness! Beautiful!
All the best,
Angshu (56568) 2011-11-19 21:50
Another priceless landscape from you! I can only look at awe at the wonder nature has created & how you've brought it to us.
The blue waters wit the solidified calciferous divides lead us to the wide V created by the line of trees onto the mountains. Even though light seems to be harsh, you had done wonderfully well (as always). Excellent!
sacimar (26205) 2011-11-20 2:29
wow! this is a beautiful landscape, you chose a good point of view, the valley and the mountain with the blue water in the foreground create an excellent composition, colors are vivid and light well managed, congratulations,
nikkitta (16758) 2011-11-20 19:14
Great landscape with incredible colors
Like the color-contrast between water, trees and the imposing mountains on the BG
The air at this altitude helps ( in my opinion) to give more clearness
Greetings and TFS
manudautriche (4348) 2012-01-16 13:08
Great shot my friend..:)
kiks (11785) 2012-01-18 8:00
Hello Way, i loose your gallery for a while. But i'm glad that i found it again to enjoy your amazing work like this landschape. I love the contrast of colors and diferent vegetation. Fantastic.
delpeoples (55090) 2012-03-07 3:46
How did I miss this? Just when I thought your photos couldn't get better, there's this. It's perfect, so immaculate, beautifully composed with the most amazing colours. Just wonderful, I could look at it for hours.
PS: Yes I was very lucky to meet some of our friends in Rome and also in Sicily and Venice - including Sistercosmo. We spoke of you man times and hope one day it will be possible to meet you in person
axiotea (21649) 2012-03-10 21:33
Vow! What a splendid & delicate view! Like a paradise on earth! The mountains are beautifully presented with slope on each side creating a V shape. I like the contrast between the aridity of the mountains and the fir forest. Colours are fantastic too!
jmdias (58920) 2012-03-12 17:32
the colors are impressive here, the lower part is similar with that famous landscape in turkey, each corner of this landscape is amazing and your image is perfect to show us it. TFS.
quovadis (1106) 2012-03-27 2:49
Exceptional in colours and beauty natural world, well captured, unigue spot too.
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-04-24 20:47
Fantastic shot. Great POV showing a large variety of intense and beaufitul colours. Like a postcard.
fritzi007 (8685) 2012-10-29 0:16
incredibly beautiful shot, photo is a dream, very good information, I congratulate
Wish you a nice day
fds (8834) 2014-01-25 11:36
dear way lim another fantastic picture with great mountain in the background also great water with fantastic colors in the foreground
i love very much this colors and very great scharpnees
fantastic schot dear friend
kasianowak (7559) 2014-08-14 1:24
Hi again Way
Amazing landscape with fantastic situated colours. I like your choice of foreground which introduces depth and more colours.
Oceania (5202) 2015-01-19 5:45
OMG, this picture is so wonderful.
You have been to a lot of places in China. Shame on me.
- Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) (25368)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-21
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Les plus beaux paysages ... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-27 0:01
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