Bamboo rafting on the Yulong River downstream of Yangshuo. Taken from beside the road bridge from Yangshuo to Moon Hill. The bg clumps of vegetation are bamboo, a type of giant fast growing grass. I've added a little saturation & a pale cyan tint to the white sky. The river at left is the Jinlong River. Both rivers are flowing towards the camera.
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mesutilgim (86574) 2012-02-15 0:38
Hello Chris,my neighbour
Another nice capture from Yangshuo.
Very good pov and nice soft colors. Many beautiful hidden details.,
TFS and best regards
jusninasirun (17160) 2012-02-15 0:42
This is such a scenic place and you have composed the shot really well. Nice angle from the bridge and and yes, bamboo does float.
Thanks and kind regards,
maxifred (0) 2012-02-15 0:43
I really appreciate the difference between the smoothness of the far mountainbs and the details and colours in the foreground...
Cool ambiance,gives me envy of an eastern trip...
Silvio1953 (125507) 2012-02-15 1:04
Ciao Chris, fascinating composition with lovely reflections, superb mountains, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
SnapRJW (31617) 2012-02-15 1:57
Hi Chris - I love karst scenery, it is just so enchanting and otherworldly. Here with the river and stands of bamboo and other greenery the karsts look even more wonderful. Rafting in this environment must be brilliant. Lovely shot. Warm regards Rosemary
Royaldevon (31193) 2012-02-15 2:04
Is this the Chinese equivalent of punting in England?
It looks like a most leisurely and very popular occupation.
I am intrigued by the mist, which was evident in your last shots. Is it climate or polution? Whatever, it certainly makes a strong contrast between the f/g and b/g producing a strong sense of depth. I love the sense of mowement from the rafts and the rippling water. I feel they're going to arrive on my desktop!
Have a good day,
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-15 2:44
an amazing photo of this picturesque place and I like the composition and the atmoshere of the photo, great shot with splendid details, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
danyy (0) 2012-02-15 3:04
voilà bien la plus belle de ces derniers temps dans ta galerie, ce paysage de rêve si typique, cette brume voulant gommer ces montagnes pittoresques et à l'avant plan, cette navigation calme, balade sur des eaux tranquilles. J'aime la couleur forte de la végétation.
macondo (18623) 2012-02-15 3:06
Another fine image of those weird mountains in the haze, with some nice flashes of red amongst the people on the rafts and on shore - just enough to catch the eye and provide the highlights. Some very effective and judicious PP work for this one.
siudzi (34113) 2012-02-15 3:27
Another beautiful picture of this magical landscape. Perfectly taken scene with great DOF, exposure, sharpness. Great work. Thanks for sharing.
pierrefonds (58259) 2012-02-15 4:47
The mountains and the trees are framing well the river. The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the activities on the river. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-02-15 5:01
mi piace questa scena con il corso d'acqua che scorre tra le montagne e le semplici imbarcazioni che lo attraversano.
Foschia sullo sfondo e bella la naturalezza dei colori,
dta (68764) 2012-02-15 5:38
Hello Chris ,
For sure , an idyllic place for the tourists ! What a great scenery to have a little trip on these traditional rafts . An excellent and well balanced composition .
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-02-15 5:47
Ola Chris ,
Magnifico este lugar com estas pessoas nestas jangadas , a paisagem é deslumbrante com estas montanhas lindas , bons reflexos e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
timecapturer (49288) 2012-02-15 5:58
a wonderful shot this. Beautifully sharp and perfectly composed. Love the atmosphere and the captivating colours. The river rafters give such a strong sense of scale to this marvelous image. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
cornejo (33242) 2012-02-15 7:24
Hi Chris, lovely photo of this beautiful scene in this wonderful place, very good shot with clarity, depth and a lovely light. Excellent and lovely job very well done, congratulations my friend. Good afternoon and happy week. Tfs.
patdeph (35748) 2012-02-15 10:17
it must be fantastic to do bamboo rafting in such a landscape!I like the greenery of the trees standing out the misty karsts,I like the reflections in the water,and you had chosen a wonderful POV where the 2 rivers are joining together.Splendid!
parvatibb (1387) 2012-02-15 10:32
Outstanding view! Love the sprinkle of red on the river and land. Great POV and nice colors. I hope you had the chance to try the bamboo rafting.
SWEETFREEDOM (22960) 2012-02-15 11:31
i like the saturations you have added to the picture, the red and green are beautiful like the natutal environment we see all around.
jurek1951 (42160) 2012-02-15 11:34
Beautiful and picturesque scenery :] Nice composition, colours and lighting, well framed,this is a fantastic landscap photo.
jemaflor (86574) 2012-02-15 12:19
What a great landscape, good pov, interesting reflectiuosn on water, well too these people to give traditionnal life at your shot, tfs.
npecanhuk (67402) 2012-02-15 17:51
That place is always gorgeous but this picture is certainly very attractive and truly pleasant-looking specially because of its chosen pov, composition and colors!
I really enjoy the view with those "rafts" and reflections!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (77388) 2012-02-15 23:22
Très belle photo de cet endroit d'une incroyable beauté. Belle lumière également.
dkmurphys (50378) 2012-02-16 4:28
Splendid atmosphere on that calm lake. The mountains are impressive as I've said before. Well composed, have a great day.
annjackman (20277) 2012-02-16 8:27
The small splashes of colour, particularly the reds really stand out and give the FG of this photo a lovely 'punch'. The misty BG, the rich vegetation and the gentle reflections make a fabulous composition.
TopGeo (38206) 2012-02-16 8:29
Hello Chris Another moment of good sharpness framing with nice reflections. Beautiful photo with fantastic composition, this famous place of hills and islands the water reflections and incredible colours.This is truly a beauty!!!Greetings
ourania (33443) 2012-02-16 11:37
I love the colours and calm mood of this picture! It's very well composed with the view of the river leading behind the bamboos to the lovely group of peaks. The view, starting from the first boat, gradually submerges to the distance and the vivid colours gradually fade to the distant peaks which seem almost transparent. Light management is great! The reflections are fascinating. Well done, it's a wonderful photo!
All the best,
Fis2 (87301) 2012-02-16 11:42
Good frame and composition.
Superb colors and light.
Photo has climate.
I like it.
Cricri (108623) 2012-02-16 11:52
Quel plaisir de naviguer dans un tel endroit, paisible et magnifique, j'aime le POV, les reflets et les radeaux sur l'eau, et puis ce paysage est d'une telle beauté, superbe
Ricx (13495) 2012-02-16 23:47
Hi Chris, a stunning image of this famous river.. a wonderful light reflected off the water. I can image a lovely relaxing day and a form of transport going back many hundreds of years. TFS Rich
Angshu (56186) 2012-02-17 3:20
Beautfil scene again with the mist & fog shrouding the karst mountains in the BG. Lot of tourists judging by the number of rafts. Are these made of bamboo or artificial as in Halong bay?. An excellent capture!
everlasting (14694) 2012-02-17 4:54
Looks very busy on the river. Nice light and strong contrast.
eldancer1 (29403) 2012-02-17 8:57
We used to do bamboo rafting in my old hometown but not for fun but to transport things. Awesome capture of this beautiful scene. So peaceful. Good dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
cargus (8587) 2012-02-17 22:56
Un peysage magnifique, de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
siolaw (38290) 2012-02-17 23:16
A highly scenic site for sure! I like the atmosphere in this soft light and good contrast level.
Bamboo bushes always leautiful!
delpeoples (53543) 2012-02-17 23:26
This looks like a still from a movie! It's wonderful, with beautiful vibrant colours contrasting with the softer cooler hues. I love the dynamism and of course the crystal clarity of the image. Great shot, congrats.
Have a lovely weekend
danos (88243) 2012-02-17 23:26
you were lucky with the weather so we can see a lot of activities in the river as at its bank.I like this colourful scene with the lot of people to take a stroll on Bamboo. Crossing the river five years ago the weather was bad and the sky grey,so the quality of the photos were medium.
shevchenko (18742) 2012-02-19 19:53
Nice relaxing view that full with poetic flavor, good pov and good frame to the river with include the beautiful background geographical features, it is a harmonious scenery with bamboo rafting and it is look like a paint too, distinct photo, good shoot.
Waylim (25366) 2012-02-21 22:57
Excellent shot of the people enjoying a day out on the river. At least on this river, it is very quiet with the man power raft. Unlike on the Li River where there are motorize raft it was so noisy walking along the river bank. It totally ruin the beauty of the area with the noise and pollution and worse the people harassing you for business.
The light is great here with warm tone and I guess the winter is not as busy so it looks rather peaceful with good clarity in the air.
RhodieIke (11742) 2012-03-01 23:21
Hi Chris, This is a fantastic scene you have capture so well considering the conditions, love the colours and the whole topical feel, Well done, Cheers Iain.
bona (13101) 2012-03-21 8:02
those mountains are very famous and appeared in many films in China. That one of the place I must want to visit when I future go to there. How cost the bamboo rafting?
yquem46 (38746) 2012-04-13 10:53
Well Chris, I wonder how come I missed this one
Must have been away for sure
Not much to add to the plenty of praises well deserved
Enjoy the WE