Mirror Lake is a quiet lake casting beautiful reflections of the surroundings when the water is calm. It is located in the Rize Valley which is the 18km long south-western branch of Jiuzhaigou. The lake at an altitude of 2,410 m is in a sheltered section of the valley running east west which produces its
glassy reflective surface.The Lake was featured in the Zhang Yimou movie Hero. The outflow of “Mirror Lake” is through the “Rize Gully” a travertine ramp of small ponds and natural bonsai trees and bushes that lead directly to one of
the great sights of Jiuzhaigou Valley.
The picture has been taken late in the afternoon when the light was slightly less harsh than during all day and made the hills in the background look warmer. I went down to have better POV and to try to catch the trees on the bottom of the lake.
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lousat (92050) 2014-05-08 2:16
Hi Kamila,the spectacle offered by this place is absolutely beautiful,and you caught in the best way this opportunity,perfect quality and magic reflections,nice view of underwater too.Have a nice day and thanks,luciano
federico (3961) 2014-05-08 2:24
hello Kamila, this is definitely one of your best photos, everything match very well, starting from the underwater trees, then the reflections and finally the snowy peak in the background.
cornejo (42959) 2014-05-08 2:55
Hi Kamila, lovely view of this beautiful lake with a nice background of mantañas and interesting reflections, very well composed and captured by a great POV with very good and nice photo. Wonderful image of a lovely place, very good sharpness, depth, pretty light, color and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-05-08 2:56
pieknie wygladaja te szczyty gorskie,wspaniale odbicie,ladna naturalna kolorystyka,pozdrawiam
daddo (26794) 2014-05-08 3:08
Hi Kamila. This is a spectacular scene with the crystal clear water and lovely light. The POV is well chosen and DOF flawless. Well done. Best wishes. Klaudio.
Royaldevon (39344) 2014-05-08 3:26
Long ago, this is the sort of picture that people used to have on their wall as a mural. The reason is obvious. It is stunningly beautiful and has a mood of tranquillity.
You have used a fine composition; f/g details for depth, excellent use of the reflections in the water and a b/g of three, wonderfully contrasting mountains.
Have a lovely day,
dta (78558) 2014-05-08 3:44
Hello Kamila ,
Fantastic clarity and splendid colors and reflections for this beautiful mountain lake . I suppose that it is your choice to make the focus on the Fg , the Bg is a little less sharp .
snunney (100076) 2014-05-08 4:00
A most attractive symmetrical landscape composition. The reflections in the still waters of the lake are delightful and nicely captured here. Pleasing light and agreeable natural colours. Excellent clarity. Would look even more spectacular in a large version.
mirosu (16265) 2014-05-08 4:42
You've captured this scene very well by a good composition and bright tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see white mountains with elegant shape. The whole is harmonized well by beautiful color & light balance. And, the beautiful reflections draw out an additional good atmosphere, too.
Very well done.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-08 5:24
the title says it all! What an amazing place and captured perfectly. Awesome!
Fis2 (98611) 2014-05-08 6:09
Bardzo fajna kompozycja kadru.
Piekny widok i odbicie.
Efekt kolorow na wodzie to wisienka na torcie tej pracy.
Sergiom (80746) 2014-05-08 6:18
Ce qui frappe en premier lieu, c'est la grande limpidité de l'eau à l'avant plan. On peut bien voir tout ce qu'il y a au fond, avec en prime un paysage de toute beauté.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-05-08 6:28
un très bel effet miroir de ce beau paysage avec une transparence de l'eau en premier qui est du plus bel effet. C'est très bien vu et superbement réalisé.
holmertz (53510) 2014-05-08 7:32
Another fabulous shot from one of the many fascinating natural sceneries of China. While the view across the lake is wonderful, it's of course the lake that offers the most spectacular views. You have captured an intricate mix of reflections and vegetation under and above the surface. As always this is an immaculately exposed photo with superb colours.
Oceania (5202) 2014-05-08 8:11
Mountains and lake, these are elements for a great picture. This one is no exception. Jiuzhaigou is considered the most beautiful place in China. Thanks for sharing.
ikeharel (72191) 2014-05-08 8:32
The afternoon light was perfct condition to have a good transparency through the water-surface, and yet maintaining its mirror phenomenon beautifully, Kamila.
You were in the right place of the right time, and masterfully collected the sight.
PiotrF (18156) 2014-05-08 9:09
Piekne gorskie jezioro tu pokazujesz. Zwykle spoglądam powyżej na szczyty gorskie, ale tu dodatkowo przyciąga wzrok dno jeziora , niesamowite.
Dobrze wypatrzone, skadrowane, przyjemne w odbiorze
Noel_Byrne (31424) 2014-05-08 10:32
That is so incredibly calm, wow. This makes a magnificent scene as a reflection, but the fact that we can see right through the surface to the trees at the bottom makes this seem almost magical, looking through is like looking into another world. It is unexpected to see these long trees lying here like this. The clump of plant life on the right foreground is really ncely considered to break the underwater and above water worlds nicely. Very nicely done.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-05-08 10:43
what to say. the beauty of the place speaks for itself. Amazing colors, reflections and overall landscape, the foreground details re beautiful.
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-08 11:24
Znakomicie uchwycona, zaprezentowana oraz wykonana scena z super wyczuciem kompozycji oraz perspektywy. Dodatkowo, swietnie zrealizowana saturacja kolorów oraz kontrast nadały jej wyjątkowego uroku. Dla mnie fantastyczna praca!
rbassin (23067) 2014-05-08 11:36
C'est une superbe photo, avec de très beaux effets dû au miroitement et la lumière.
Graal (102928) 2014-05-08 12:06
piekne to jezioro wsrod gor. Fajna gama kolorow i odbicia w spokojnej wodzie. Jest tu zielen drzew ale i osniezone szczyty. Sporo tematow w jednym kadrze sie zmiescilo.
carlo62 (49225) 2014-05-08 14:06
bello scatto, un panorama fantastico e di ottima qualità, il riflesso, inquadrato con cura, ci offre un magnifico spettacolo.
Ottima la luce e belli i colori, non resta che osservare con cura e godersi la natura.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-05-08 14:20
davanti ad un simile soggetto e a simili colori si rimane incantati.
Un paesaggio di una bellezza straordinaria che hai fotografato in maniera perfetta e soprattutto facendo in maniera che apparisse ben nitida anche la parte sotto la superficie dell'acqua che offre uno spettacolo altrettanto bello di quella esterna.
Ciao e buona notte
ricardomattos (7101) 2014-05-08 19:26
What a view and what a place you found there. Amazing reflections and excellent composition with atractives elements on FG and BG too. Peace and tranquility is what transmits this place.
rychem (36881) 2014-05-08 21:14
Piękne, czyste i fotogeniczne jezioro, kolorowo, słonecznie i pogodnie, świetne zdjęcie, a odbicia w spokojnej wodzie są doskonałe
jjcordier (79297) 2014-05-08 21:45
Un beau paysage dont tu as fait une superbe photo. Le jeu de reflets et de transparences sur l'eau est très beau.
abmdsudi (54595) 2014-05-08 23:15
What a beautiful nature beauty, I like a lot the surface of the lake, the superb colors, the contrast between green and blue and the way you composed the scene with that gorgeous reflections. Congrats and TFS.
dkmurphys (59243) 2014-05-09 2:51
Superb capture with this mountain lake. Lovely colors of the water and impressive peaks. Well composed.
HimalAnda (10669) 2014-05-09 2:51
The colors on the clear water are beautiful. The composition is good too, playing with the V shape of the valley and its reflection.
However, I think a greater depth of field would have been better because the mountains in the background are a little bit blurred.
adramad (46028) 2014-05-09 7:42
We still delight with the wonderful selection of photos from China that are offering us, so different and which more beautiful.
This lake with its crystal waters and those reflections and lights, traps us in sight, then the background with the beautiful forested mountains and other more distant, snow-covered, rounded masterfully made this composition and your usual good taste.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy a good weekend.
Cricri (120143) 2014-05-09 9:53
Un paysage de toute beauté, merveilleuse pour ces reflets, le contraste des couleurs et la transparence de l'eau qui est incroyable, magnifique
Silvio1953 (144416) 2014-05-09 11:59
Ciao Kamila, fantastic mountain landscape with beautiful lake, fascinating mirror, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, Have a good week end, ciao Silvio
pajaran (61212) 2014-05-09 13:51
Interesantan tekst o jezeru sa opisom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano jezero i planina, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepa priroda.
Lepo mesto za odmor i ribolov.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article on the lake with a description, a nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful lakes and mountains shown, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful nature.
Nice place for relaxation and fishing.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
npecanhuk (75502) 2014-05-09 19:40
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
jcpix (13930) 2014-05-09 20:16
Hmmm, wonder why this was named Mirror Lake?? :) A beautiful natural setting this is, and you've captured the simple majesty of visual. A reflection is pretty much always an attractive element, but this one posses something a bit different and unique with the bands and smooth transition of colors. I like the idea to utilize the foreground piece of land as an "anchor" point. An air of serenity with a hint of excitement to what lies beyond the borders of the lake. Very well arranged with clarity and detail throughout. Enjoy the weekend. Take good care.
danos (98513) 2014-05-10 1:08
very nice the view of this section of the lake with the reflections to make it even more effective.I like the created V in the middle of the frame,between the woody mountains,as lead-in the eye on the snowy top of the Mt. on the backdrop of the scene.
Have a good WE,Danos
Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-10 1:16
Wonderful as usual. That you took the pains shows.
Magnificent landscape. Great colors, light and POV.
TFS. Have a great weekend.
Kielia (24077) 2014-05-10 6:50
very picturesque and excellently composed impression of the lake. The colors are very harmonious and the light and the reflections are really beautiful. Most of all I like the trees on the bottom of the lake. TFS!
ourania (46320) 2014-05-10 7:20
this natural scenery looks so pure and beautiful and you have captured it in an unforgettable way. Your composition is very elegant with a fine play of strong and weak diagonals giving us a neat and appealing layout. It holds so many fascinating details, real treats for the viewer. The play of natural colours, symmetry, reflections and transparencies offers great visual delight. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
jhm (153748) 2014-05-10 7:56
50/50 picture not usual of you, but certainly nice to look at with the reflection of the mountain between the green environment, and beneath in the lake
Technical perfect taken and wonderful made.
Colours and sharpness make these picture very attractive.
Nice composition and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Nicou (143158) 2014-05-10 8:11
quelle iamge et compo quels reflet merveilleux l'eau pur du la ces formes en V en fond le blanc de la montagne divin.
Bravo et amitié
lgir (7293) 2014-05-10 11:04
very nice POV with beautiful colored reflections on an image of a great sharpness.
Very good work
PaulVDV (29167) 2014-05-10 16:03
A great sight of these snowy peaks between the mountain slopes.
The clear water offers us a good view of the trunks resting on the bottom of the lake together with splendid and colourful reflections.
A wonderful nature picture that suggests calm and serenity.
Best regards, Paul
papagolf21 (102390) 2014-05-11 0:26
Une image de toute beauté qui pourrait faire l'objet d'une couverture de disque ou de livre.
La réussite est bien présente.
photoray (13981) 2014-05-11 6:17
Like everyone else, an idyllic scene with the smooth lake reflecting the mountains and forest, then the submerged tree branches to intrigue.
tatadalou (7459) 2014-05-11 9:44
Nice picture, it looks like the Canadian lakes we can regularly see on TE. The dead trees under this clear turquoise water is probably the better foreground you could have. That produces a great effect.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-05-11 10:35
piekne miejsce i fantastyczne zdjecie!
Faktycznie te odbicia w wodzie wygladaja niesamowicie i wedlug mnie wnosza troszke "abstrakcyjny" klimat do twojej kompozycji.
Jakosc obrazu,kolory,kontrast po prostu Super!
jacquest (18927) 2014-05-11 11:30
A spectacular scene you present here with this mirror effect on the lake with a good distance on the water giving deepness. I like the snowy mountains being a focal point and contrasting with the green and blue sky.
mesutilgim (95380) 2014-05-11 12:30
Another topclass landscape capture from China with perfect pov and layout. Wonderfull reflections and interesting notes. Nice framed.
TFS and best regards
mohammad_H (9904) 2014-05-11 13:48
Vision of the depth image, the foreground reflection, beautiful sky background, the most important factor in image quality Spectacular and eye-catching Good work Good night
pierrefonds (66903) 2014-05-11 16:27
The reflections on the water of the lake are assets to the composition. The wideness of the lake is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the mountains. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-05-12 7:29
Beautiful landscape! I like it that you devoted a lot of the space to the reflection but still able to have a clear view of the mountains. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
COSTANTINO (65788) 2014-05-12 7:57
lovely viedw of this beautiful lake
pov well chosen almost perfectly executed
spectacular scene of this crystal clear
view what an amazing place indeed
its like the Paradise like a dream
I loved this quiet lake casting
the afternoon light is perfect
have a nice evening
mkamionka (37231) 2014-05-14 3:30
fascynujacy pierwszy plan, woda wydaje sie tak przejrzysta ze zajrzec mozna wglab jeziora. Pokazujesz tu kilka zupelnie roznych swiatow: podwodny, okolice jeziora jak rowniez osniezone gory w oddali. Swietnie ze zalaczylas na pierwszym planie rowniez mala wysepke ktora zakotwicza odbicie w rzeczywistosci.
Wspaniala praca, urzekajace miejsce.
Pokazujesz tak bardzo malo znane (mi) oblicze Chin.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-05-14 23:04
This is fantastic, your low Pov skimming over this beautiful lake onto those splendid mountains is super.
Love the clear water so we view the undergrowth, and boy what a reflection.
Top marks, Tfs.
Gigidusud (21151) 2014-05-15 14:07
Fantastic mountains reflections on the lake with splendid colors and nice light. A real Mirror, I like it!
miumiu (6113) 2014-05-17 3:05
Breathtaking landscape and colours.
l like the plants in the lake and the huge mountains in the background. Very beautiful view.
Have a nice weekend
siolaw (38292) 2014-05-18 21:41
Geia sou Kamila
Good tight frame and fine colour quality, this landscape of great natural beauty reminds me of north American lakes, one does not immediately think of China while looking at this photo!!!
delpeoples (58314) 2014-05-19 5:28
Wow I thought only Canada made lakes like this, in fact it looks a bit like Lake Moraine. My favourite element, aside from the amazing reflections are the weeds just under the surface of the water. Beautiful natural colours and textures. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day.
luciola (2958) 2014-05-22 8:45
Dla takich widokow warto sie wloczyc po swiecie. Ciekawy POV.
Hansaphotos (8135) 2014-05-23 11:13
What a scenery! A wonderful mirror effect and a well chosen low POV. The calm and transparent water creates a wonderful effect. Lovely work! Thanks.
Have a nice WE.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-05-26 18:13
Kamila, I'm amazed by the beauty of your picture..there is such a beautiful depth and a three dimension perspective that makes your image simply stunning!! very impressive colors and clarity!!
shreya2000 (2549) 2014-05-27 4:54
Excellent picture !!! Awesome...
The nature is at it's best.
clic (17129) 2014-05-29 13:26
Geia sou Kamila
There is a clear evidence, given this high pointer of yours, that most people liked the great serenity mood exuding from this perfect photo as well as the right depiction that reveals, by soft light, the minute details of backdrop and underwater!
Angshu (56758) 2014-05-29 21:37
This is a wonderful place and provides breathtaking picture opportunities like this. Fantastic in its clarity...the water allows the old foliage to be clearly seen in the bottom...wonderful!
Have a great We
adores (45637) 2014-06-16 17:29
Such a lovely place! This foreground is fantastic with the clean water and the trees on the bottom. A very good composition with very good colours, seems you have chosen the moment very well.
pili51 (1853) 2014-06-29 12:48
an excellent organization of the elements of this landscape in the framing.
The horizontal symmetry is perfectly managed, in a good composition.
I like the beauty of this landscape and the fantastic aesthetical effect of its reflections on the calm water of the lake.
Light and colors in a high quality level.
Waylim (25502) 2014-07-12 18:04
This is really fantastic, better than I imagine it to be even better than in the fall with all the colors. the like is so peaceful it really become like a mirror and the weather is perfect, as I hear it is raining often here in the summer. I guess in November it is clear but no snow yet.
Excellent details everywhere and a really good composition. I wish to return here one day.
mvdisco (17794) 2014-07-17 19:13
Hi Kamila, Bonjour,
You have many beautiful pictures at your galery.
I choise this one for the amazing composition and presentation,
Nice tone of colors and light,
Excellent reflection too in the water,
very well done...
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (8107)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-28
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): China [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-08 2:05
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