Couple of days spent in Yangshuo have been probably those which I enjoyed the most in China. This picture was taken during the cycling trip around Yangshuo rural area from the bridge on the Yulong river.
Yulong is not as big as Li but I would risk an opinion that maybe it goes through even more interesting places.
It is about 43 kilometers (26 miles) long, with a drainage area of approximately 158 square kilometers (39,043 acres). The part of the river that stretches from Yulong Bridge in Baisha Town, to Gongnong Bridge near Big Banyan, is known as the Yulong River Scenic Area, and includes some spectacular scenic views along each river bank.
The Chinese word 'Yulong' refers to 'meeting a dragon'. Local legend has it that a dragon from the East Sea strolled across the Yulong River and, being deeply impressed by the attractive landscape, decided to stay there forever. The villagers living on the river bank saw the dragon several times, and hence the river is named so.
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npecanhuk (72044) 2014-03-30 6:37
What a magnificent place!
A wonderful picture too!
Soft light & colors, chosen pov, level of sharpness and composition are all oustanding photo qualities that I really enjoyed!
TFS - Congrats,
ikeharel (65205) 2014-03-30 7:03
No wonder the Chinees refer this area to a Dragon in their legend, Kamila, those mighty rocks are perfect place for such imaginary big animals to tell about...
Fine view along, with the unique earth formation on far, impressively rising rocks.
Boats on the river gave good scale value. An immaculate photojob done beautifully.
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-03-30 7:12
Beautiful shot of an amazing place, Kamila! These mountains are stunning, so unlike anything you find anywhere else in the world. To live near them, and have them be part of your every day scenery, must be incredible.
Your capture here is excellent, using the sweep of the shoreline well in good strong light. The decision to include the lefthand FG bank of the river is excellent, with a nice burst of red. Nicely done!
PaulVDV (25589) 2014-03-30 7:16
A landscape as it may exist only in our fantasies.
Your cycling trip will probably have resulted in completely different views of the area than seen from on the water.
Regardless of the high rocks that rise almost perpendicularly I also like the abundantly present greenery.
Excellent high POV. Splendid colours.
Best regards, Paul
pajaran (56594) 2014-03-30 7:34
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu, sa opisom ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepa priroda i panorama.
Lepo popodne i sev najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting and good article on the place, with a description ...
Good shot, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place indicated, beautiful colors.
Good composition, beautiful nature and panorama.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
snunney (92542) 2014-03-30 7:37
A delightful scene this and you have captured it beautifully. An agreeably lit image with superb colours and sharpness.
Nicou (133434) 2014-03-30 7:45
quelle belles montagnes en fond ces formes la roche noir sueprbe et le bleu de l'eau cette végétation fantastique décor et panorama.
Bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (28162) 2014-03-30 9:20
This is a beautiful place and to me is so exotic. I often look at images of China and hope to be there someday to witness first hand this amazing country. Those peaks of rock are superb!
I love the note too. I was born in the year of the dragon, and have always loved these mystical creatures. I find it fascinating how they appear in every history of every continent, be that Celtic, Chinese or south American. China though will always be the spiritual home of the dragon to me.
All the best
dta (73021) 2014-03-30 9:28
Hello kamila ,
May be it would have been yet better with a boat on the river , but the composition is fine and this is a superb landscape , with beautiful colors and an interesting sky .
dip (23888) 2014-03-30 9:37
nice capture of this picturesque scenery taken from a good point of view and well composed,
thanks for sharing,
holmertz (47100) 2014-03-30 10:10
The days I spent in Yangshuo long ago were completely grey and cloudy, so although the rocks looked fantastic the photos were rather disappointing. You were much more lucky to have these superb colours. They certainly make this spectacular view look even more impressive. Your composition is as careful and well balanced as ever.
cornejo (37697) 2014-03-30 10:15
Hi Kamila, lovely view of this beautiful landscape with river, nicely composed and shot with a great pov, in this great and beautiful photography. Wonderful image of a nice place, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-03-30 10:29
Splendid view over this river taken from a good POV. I think that China is a wonderful land. TFS!
carlo62 (41265) 2014-03-30 10:52
un'ottima condivisione, non conoscevo questo luogo e la tua foto ci mostra una bella panoramica. Ricordo di aver visto questo luogo in altre forme, forse più originali, ma non così dettagliate e globali.
Una foto che mi piace molto e che aumenta la mia conoscenza.
ricardomattos (5757) 2014-03-30 12:15
What a wonderfull view . Lovely place and a well chosen POV you got. I like the colors and the well done composition too.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-30 13:07
ennesimo scatto magnifico portato dalla Cina.
Il paesaggio grandioso è stato racchiuso in una composizione di ampio respiro nella quale i colori hanno modo di apparire in tutto il loro splendore.
Eccellente la nitidezza.
Un'altra bella perla da aggiungere alla tua serie dedicata alla grande realtà dell'oriente.
Bravissima come sempre
Ciao e buona settimana
Royaldevon (34735) 2014-03-30 14:11
It is not surprising that you enjoyed this part of your journey for it appears like a setting from a film, with its luscious vegetation, its green coloured water and eroded, tree covered cliffs, like half-missing teeth.
You have used the f/g as a pleasing guide into the scene, where the land acts like a pleasing curve from f/g to b/g.
My warm regards,
chrislo (4155) 2014-03-30 14:45
Another great photo of this stunningly beautiful scenery. Fine point of view to show this unique and amazing landscape. Although the eye is naturally drawn to the mountains in the distance, I like the space you have included in the foreground, it adds to the peaceful feel as well as the lush greenery all around which adds to the soothing nature of this appealing Chinese landscape. Definitely a place worth to visit. A very good photo.
jjcordier (79289) 2014-03-30 21:25
Un étonnant et fantastique paysage que tu as remarquablement mis en image.
subhendu_bagchi (25991) 2014-03-31 0:02
another colourful one. I like how you composed natural beauties. Here is another one. Excellent framing with very good depth and sharpness. Superb one. Tfs.
tedesse (25133) 2014-03-31 1:55
Wspanialy widok w super kolorach i doskonalej ostrosc.
Dobry POV i kompozycja, ladnie skadrowane.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-31 2:38
a beautiful vista and captured immaculately. A fascinating landscape this with glorious greens and a sense of idyllic tranquillity. Stunning imagery!
Have a good week - B.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-03-31 5:18
Hello Kamila -
I like the way you have presented what is essentially a natural scene together with a touch of the man-made. The planted garden with the red pots(?) makes a good lead-in line directing our gaze towards the boats and karst scenery beyond. The shot has a real "Chinese" look to it and I like that aspect very much as the image fits in perfectly with my imagination!
mirosu (15870) 2014-03-31 7:10
Superb water-landscape photo, nice colors, excellent light & clarity, very nice arrangement, very good viewpoint. The beautiful sky and excellent reflections add nice toning to the scene.
Very well done.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-31 10:36
What a beautiful view from the river banks. I like those unique shaped hills in the distance, so different from what we are used to see in India. The length of the river is providing nice depth to the composition. Like the contrast between the green river and the blue sky. A scenic image with lovely colours and superb clarity. Thanks for sharing.
adramad (42015) 2014-03-31 11:59
Wow ..... awesome beauty of this place, with your masterful capture, we enjoy the beautiful river and the curious rock, covered with vegetation formations, definitely a place to remember.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, good lighting and perfect sharpness.
Very well done. I love really.
Have a great start to the week.
ChrisJ (107149) 2014-03-31 14:07
I am glad you were able to hide that hideous high rise building with a yellow crane atop it which spoiled the view when I was there in January 2012. This looks like the Yulong River Bridge on the road to Moon Hill. A nice sunny day too. I mostly got rain and fog. Good sharpness, color and saturation. Tfs!
jcpix (13846) 2014-03-31 19:36
The dragon was wise to stay here, this is gorgeous! :) Such intriguing rock formations, their size alone is impressive...but the shapes and tree covered surfaces adds even more interest. Quite a view indeed, I'm amazed you ever decided to leave!? lol Beautiful natural colors that compliment each other so well, and a composition that plays to their strengths...not to mention a great deal of depth for even more appeal. I sure hope the locals don't take this for granted, it truly is picturesque. Enjoy the new day. Take care.
abmdsudi (48769) 2014-03-31 21:54
This is evocative of sort of place i would like to wake up to tomorrow morning and watch the sunrise! Nicely atmospheric, love the depth to this image with beautiful earth & water tones, elements & very good clarity, colors & comp. Great work and thanks for sharing your wonderful photography. Congrats
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-31 23:49
kolejna ladna widokowka z dalekich Chin,piekne kolory dobra ostrosc i kadr,super perspektywa,pozdrawiam
Fis2 (92169) 2014-04-01 1:20
Miejsce dobrze pokazane.
claudeD (36606) 2014-04-01 1:56
wonderful picture from China showing this amazing landscape from China.Excellent composition and very good colors.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
besnard (55465) 2014-04-01 2:45
Un joli paysage mis en valeur. l'image est profonde, d'une grande netteté.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-04-01 6:17
quel paysage magnifique, on comprend le dragon! Une très belle qualité d'image et un bon POV qui donne de la profondeur à cette vue d'une surprenante beauté. Une note très intéressante.
mkamionka (33685) 2014-04-01 8:26
niesamowity krajobraz, prawdziwy opad szczeny. Nie przypominam sobie zebym slyszal o tym miejscu raczej tego typu krajobrazy kojarza mi sie wlasnie z rzeka Li. Dobrze wiedziec :)
Bardzo piekna kompozycja z przyjemna dla oka asymetria. Podoba mi sie lekko zielonkawy kolor wody, ladnie wykorzystalas rowniez to nagie drzewo na tle niebieskiego nieba.
Na dodatek mialas az kilka dni zeby moc nacieszyc sie tym miescem, to musiala byc wspaniala przygoda.
Silvio1953 (133778) 2014-04-01 10:42
Ciao Kamila, great view of fantastic place, lovely composition with beautiful river, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
pili51 (1809) 2014-04-01 12:33
this is a fantastic composition of a very interesting and unusual view. It has great colours, depth and clarity. I like very much the atmosphere, the wonderful capture of, the reflections The decision to include the bank of the river is excellent, with a nice burst of red, and the group of peaks watching over the scene.
A lovely photo, Nicely done!
Best regards and a good week,
ourania (38952) 2014-04-01 13:14
such a beautiful and interesting place, a unique landscape. You have created a simple and solid composition that guides us delightfully through the magnificent scenery. The light adds a pleasant warmth, highlights different parts of the view and vivifies the colours. The human presence is very discreet but interesting. A captivating view, a delight to explore. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-04-01 13:32
Wonderful image of this super scene in Yangshuo, it looks a fascinating place.
Great Pov, splendid colours, well managed light, Tfs.
mohammad_H (9804) 2014-04-01 14:21
Eye-catching, with a magnificent view of The calm waters of the river, amazing, beautiful clouds Attractive background
Have a nice night.
photoray (13725) 2014-04-01 16:18
Like everyone else a magical scene of Yangshuo, the Yulong flowing past hanging flora towards the unique monoliths.
And biking through this landscape and historical place must be wonderful.
Thanks for sharing,
rychem (30339) 2014-04-01 22:02
Piekny poetycki widok, a krajobraz fantastyczny, po prostu swietne zdjecie
COSTANTINO (61415) 2014-04-01 22:09
wonderful view to this beautiful place
as you said this picture was taken
during the cycing trip around Yangshuo
rural area classic colors tones
delightful scenery whis has been
have a nice day
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-04-02 0:04
oj,widze,ze wizyta w Chinach byla napraede udana.Rowniez jesli chodzi o zdjecia-kazde kolejne jest rownie dobre co poprzednie(co ogolnie nie jest norma u mnie niestety:)
Miejsce nie wymaga tak naprawde komentarza-mozna je podziwiac naprawde przez dlugi czas.
A to zasluga twojego znakomitego POV i swietnej pracy ze swiatlem,ktore tutaj wydobywa i nasyca te piekne kolory jeszcze bardziej.
Jak dla mnie-Super!
sandpiper (6788) 2014-04-02 3:49
a beautiful scene and well captured on a nice sunny day. Great composition
Cricri (113605) 2014-04-02 6:19
Un paysage splendide, la forme spectaculaire de ces rochers sont d'une grande beauté, bon POV et couleurs
rbassin (21032) 2014-04-02 12:23
Un très beau paysage, bien pris, avec de bonns couleurs.
C'est bien composé avec ciel , montagnes de formes originales et la rivière.
Alco (7195) 2014-04-02 19:36
Fantastic landscape of that river and the mountains.Very nice vegetation.I like the color of water.Very well done.TFS.
Have a nice day.
Sonata11 (33717) 2014-04-02 22:33
Witaj Kamila, co za cudowne miejsce. Przepieknie wykonane zdjecie tej wspanialej okolicy. Jest na co popatrzyc i jest co podziwiac. Cudowna jakosc obrazu, kolory, super swiatlo, ostrosc. Wszystko na miejscu. Perfectyjnna praca. Masz piekna galerie zdjec. Sliczna kompozycja. Gratulacje. Serdecznie pozdrawiam, Barbara
jimkil (1706) 2014-04-03 1:03
Excellent landscape, this river famous beyond words, truly jealous you have seen with your own eyes. Fantastic compo using the left hand edge to lead into the centre. Love the tiny house details.
Regards from NZ
Apurba20 (984) 2014-04-03 4:05
Beautiful picture of a serene river. The colors are good and the light is great. Excellent POV.
jemaflor (91279) 2014-04-03 22:39
great landscape very well taken from this pov, impressive mountains, well composed with the Fg on the left side, perfect light capture, tfs.
Gigidusud (18723) 2014-04-04 15:07
Splendid view on the river. Excellent framing, nice colors and splendid light. I like it!
Have a nice Week-end.
fabbs99 (17129) 2014-04-04 21:40
Lovely shot of the beautiful Yulong river.Nice scenery.Very well captured from a high pov.TFS.
SWEETFREEDOM (24104) 2014-04-05 5:00
characteristic mountains in bg. good p.o.v. and excellent details as usual.
annjackman (21360) 2014-04-05 8:45
The light is lovely and your processing superb. There is plenty of interesting detail and a lovely range of green tones in the landscape punctuated by the orange and red in the corner.
First class and a wonderful note too!
Kind Regards, Ann
Kielia (24077) 2014-04-07 7:56
the more shots I see from your China trip, the more the landscape enthralls me. This looks like a country that should be on my 'wish list'. A stunning landscape where your composition, colors and light showcase its uniqueness. My compliments also for the notes!
nikkitta (17066) 2014-04-07 12:34
Can I add some comment ?, you have so much..
Like to read your introducing note and enjoy the legend and the impressive landscape, it was quite cloudy my one day visit to this place
Great high POV
What I like the more are the touches of red at the left, seems to receive a special ray of the gooing sun
Congrats and TFS
delpeoples (56014) 2014-04-08 15:04
Kalispera dear Kamila
Wow your note is as informative as your photo is beautiful. What a great name for a river, and how it evokes images of dragons, legends and drama. My imagination is going wild! Stunning colours and light management. The image is sharp, beautifully composed and of a subject so beautiful it is difficult to believe it exists in reality. Excellent work, I take a bow.
Didi (59684) 2014-04-09 10:52
Great exotic local ambiance
Very good dominant point of view
Good place for panoramic pictures
yquem46 (38750) 2014-04-11 13:31
A very spectacular scenery
Wins the jackpot and it's well deserved
have a nice WE
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-04-13 11:05
Kamila, your journey to China must have been more than interesting and exciting and your series of pictures dedicated to this country are more than beautiful!
history, culture and exotic landscapes consist of your collection that is a true gift for me who has never been there...
macjake (63172) 2014-04-14 12:22
love your shots from China, you know that.
always come back to see more of what you photographed.
beautiful landscape, looks almost like something out of a movie scene or something similar.
scenic views, who wouldn't enjoy this, its easy to understand why you enjoyed this area.
fds (9150) 2014-04-18 9:38
dear friend kamila great scenary with fantastic location with the river and the mountain and very suggestive sky
great colors and super details
great easter dear friend
brianmcc (6219) 2014-04-18 10:42
wow, what a stunning place this looks to be. the colours are wonderful and well saturated. your framing has taken so much of the surroundings. the detail, sharpness and depth are all superb.
corjan3 (2109) 2014-04-27 8:02
The 600D performed really well here and so did the photographer. Been there and what beautiful countryside. Excellent composition and lovely colours. You did really well. It is just such a pleasure to view. Best wishes.
tatadalou (7305) 2014-05-02 3:11
Amazing scenery, I love the different nuances of green in your pic. So well balanced composition. That looks so peaceful !
siolaw (38292) 2014-05-06 7:54
A fine scenery under favourable light making it quite colourful.
Good compo too with sense of distance between the left side and the further right part of the picture.
Waylim (25444) 2014-05-06 17:54
This is a very lovely photo with class POV, this is more beautiful than I remember. I was here, but the light was very hazy and the hills are not as clear. Your photo show a better defination and depth of the landscape than I see. I'm very envious and wish to be back here again one day. A Beautiful place with exotic mood. I wish it was as peaceful as this picture show. The people trying to sell us things was annoying.
samson (1355) 2014-05-14 8:18
Ahhh...this brings back sweet memories for me.. sitting in the floating tea sheds. Sipping freshly brewed Chinese tea and eating water chestnuts, and admiring the never ending fascinating karst limestone mountains . Lovely scene every where like this one. Well captured ..even from a bike.
pierrefonds (61904) 2014-05-19 15:28
The length of the river is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the mountains. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
fritzi007 (9923) 2014-05-22 13:05
die Besichtigung war mit dem Fahrrad? Da hat man mehr Zeit um gute Fotos zu machen, eine unglaublich schöne Flusslandschaft, gratuliere.
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (8105)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-18
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): China [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-30 6:24