This was taken from one of the bridges over the river, that makes the entrance to the village of Yangshuo. We can see the normal activity in there, with some guys fishing on their floats and a bus-boat passing by.
Yangshuo is a gorgeous region formed by growing fields sorrounded by amazing rock formations covered with green vegetation. These rock formations, seen in the background, are called karst.
I spent one week cycling around Yangshou and everyday I thought I was in an irreal place!
Scanned image from the negative. Add some contrast and sharpeness. It still have some noise that I can't remove.
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fayeulle (27827) 2006-02-25 5:50
Fantastic POV over this river. I like in the background the karstic moutains. it's so typical from this area !
I like it.
ChrisJ (111674) 2006-02-25 5:53
Uma imagem fantástica, das formações estranhas do karst da pedra calcária de Yangshuo. Eu gosto da repetição de formas triangulares e de reflexões maravilhosas. Felicitações!
A fantastic image, of the strange limestone karst formations of Yangshuo. I like the repetition of triangular shapes and marvellous reflections. Congratulations!
xavshot (69835) 2006-02-25 5:56
joli point de vue de cet endroit. J'aime beaucoup les formes de ces montagnes et leur reflet dans l'eau.
Bravo et bon week-end
efigesta (12188) 2006-02-25 5:59
maravilhoso lugar este
bom ponto de vista e boas cores aqui apresentadas mesmo sendo uma foto scaneada
parabens meu amigo e bom fim de semana
jasmis (57946) 2006-02-25 6:03
It reminds me Ha Long Bay in Vietnam. Very exotic. Nice composition. Interesting reflexions. Regards, Ricardo.
rakeshgupta (2672) 2006-02-25 6:08
Excellent POV. I like the background karst. This is indicating about this places' beauty. The sailing boats are also looking great. Very nice place. Very nice composition.
Thanks for sharing with us.
sarhanp (124) 2006-02-25 6:09
What a great point of view Ricardo !!!
I really want to see the bridge you were standing while you're composing this lovely shot.
hugolef (4909) 2006-02-25 6:27
a nice landscape, a good POV and frame that give a good idea of the size of this place. The nice diagonal given by the river leads us from foreground to background easily and quietly...
"It still have some noise that I can't remove." ... it's nothing, that's the pretty charm of argentic film
Robbienight (621) 2006-02-25 6:28
Well done, a great shot. I like the description too.
Beautiful is the reflection of the hills in the water, with those very strange forms of the hills.
A good scene of real life on the river.
cessy (13647) 2006-02-25 6:34
very wonderful view
the moment, composition and the reflection is awesome
I like it very much
I did a little PS to remove the noise, I hope you like it
danyy (0) 2006-02-25 7:18
un POC exceptionnel, en altitude, qui permet de voir toute la largeur de la rivière avec la vie qui s'y coule.
Un peu de bruit dans le ciel, mais ce n'est pas bien grave.
fabio_ts (13696) 2006-02-25 8:13
An evocative place Ricardo, and a well done picture with excellent game of reflections, maybe a little bit overexposed on the background, but the composition still lovely, compliments!!
HOBO (5282) 2006-02-25 8:13
beautiful and amazing landscape and view on this marvellous river. Nice to see the fishermen with their sampans. The reflections are perfect!
jemaflor (95389) 2006-02-25 8:13
Very nice landscape with these peaks and lovely reflections, well taken.
john_c (24666) 2006-02-25 11:59
There is a little noise and I would have cropped just a little of the foreground water, but overall you have captured a marvellous ambience here. There are superb shadow effects and I like the contrast between the shaded greenery on the right and the sun bathed trees on the left. Good POV and the little boats on the river are well seen. A good representational shot of the area, Ricardo. Well done.
bantonbuju (51815) 2006-02-25 14:03
man, that brudge must be really high!
the floating boats are so small;
impressive take, amigo ricardo, good you show this mountainscape (dont you thnk the hills look like the ants heaps?)
Tue (34618) 2006-02-25 14:26
This shot gives a great view over this river. I like the several boats as well as the impressive mountains in the background and their reflections. You had also a fine light for a nice atmosphere. Real good work!
coco (30439) 2006-02-25 15:20
Nice view and depth here. The quality of the scanning is not the best, but it doesn't mean that the photo could be bad.
gilou530 (34) 2006-02-25 15:38
a good scan, the picture is interesting by the landscape fantastic, the reflection ares good.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-02-25 16:11
Olá Ricardo. Great viewpoint you got from the bridge (which must be quite high), resulting in a comprehensive showing of this unique landscape blend of cone-shaped karst mountains and water traffic. The reflections are beautiful and instantly amplify the graphical potential of this view. I like Cessy's WS, too.
Gerrit (51935) 2006-02-25 16:16
Hi Ricardo, mythical landscape. The foggy weather adds to the atmosphere. Great composition.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-02-25 16:33
This is an incredible landscape. These mountains are very strange. I like the composition with the large place for the water and the reflection.
peck (2779) 2006-02-25 18:55
I know this view :D my brother was there in 2005, and I saw his photos :)) Really beutiful place :)) your photo too! small boats and high mountains... well done!
have a nice sunday, Gregory
jmdaoudal (82) 2006-02-26 1:15
I like very much these typical shapes of hills, you have done here a nice landscape, large enough to show all the interesting elements, beautiful.
rosaline (0) 2006-02-26 3:31
A very beautiful river scene here Ricardo. The reflections work fantastically and the reflection of the boats and canoes is a nice feature too. Good overall impact. Well done.
Galmeida (12559) 2006-02-26 4:51
Uma imagem por scanner muito bem capturada e realizada. Não conheço esta parte do nosso planeta mas acho lindissima a natureza que observo desses lados. Excelente perspectiva e enquadramento geral. Boa luminosidade, cores e contraste. Parabéns e um bom fim de semana. Um abraço amigo,
feather (51130) 2006-02-26 6:54
The rock formations are as you say amazing. Excellent composition where the shorelines of the river serve well as lead-in lines. And of course the stunning reflections! Never mind the noise - it's a fantastic shot.
atus (15856) 2006-02-26 9:09
You have captured a very nice scenary here with an excellent POV.In order to enhance the beauty of Your photo I tried to make another WS.Thanks for sharing.
Graal (102474) 2006-02-26 11:59
big river and interesting view. Good composition, POV and note. Well done.
gaby (19819) 2006-02-26 13:45
Ricardo bonsoir - superb and perfect - great great great -
papagolf21 (98732) 2006-02-26 14:46
Bonsoir mon ami Ricardo,
Nous voyageons à travers des rêves avec cette prise de vue. Le paysage est d'une beauté saisissante. La grandeur des lieux est particulièrement impressionnante à voir les barques des pêcheurs.
Très belle photographie.
alvaraalto (9556) 2006-02-26 16:13
Every time I see pictures of this amazing Chinese landscape astonished. These mountains like outgrown ant heaps. Here extra interesting with this nice reflection.
berek (49318) 2006-02-27 5:01
very interesting hills are together reflected on the water. its very good caught.
have a great saturday night my friend.
Meaning(Sense) :10,Framing:10,Idea :10
PixelTerror (0) 2006-02-27 7:37
The landscape is awesome, you got here an excellent PoV to show the place and the lovely mountains reflection, I like too the boats scattered all over the water and especially the one coming towards us that adds motion thank to the water movement it produces, a superb view and Cessy added the right finishing touch.
Have a nice day,
elmec (12210) 2006-02-27 15:49
That's great shot!I like the composition with the mirror river!
The mountains are so exotic for me!
Luan (12971) 2006-02-28 14:40
This place looks like Tam Coc in Vietnam close to Hanoi. The landscape is simply splendid, you picture has kept all the misty atmospher of the place.
A nice one
pitai (3985) 2006-02-28 22:35
hola ricardo, una vez mas un paisaje con esas curiosas montañas al fondo. aca podemos apreciar una panoramica mucho mas amplia de este bello lugar. en cuanto a la digitalizacion, como se ve en los workshops recibidos puede ser mejorado quitando el ruido y modificando el color. en cuanto al punto de vista: insuperable!!!! abrazo, gabriel
jbweasle (9393) 2006-03-03 2:55
Hello Ricardo, this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. This is a fabulous composition and the reflections are stunning. The small boats in the foreground add a good human touch. Shame about the noise but I'm very glad you still posted this wonderful picture.
prumod (8300) 2006-03-06 10:12
its very good lanscape.. this location is very beautiful... if you could provide some margin at top i would like it more ....
alainh (33201) 2006-03-06 13:22
Incredible landscape, i aggre with you!!!
you make a good scan !
thanks for this good job
have a good evening
sergio1 (12152) 2006-03-28 3:28
Fantástico tiro de este gran lugar lleno de misticismo. Me gusta mucho el detalle de la reflexion.
Mucha suerte para el partido de futbol a ti también.
Angshu (56750) 2006-04-04 2:21
I'm not too happy with the colours, but it's the beautiful scene you've pictured here. I like the strange triangular hills, the spread out boats & the wonderful reflections. I also like the shape of the small waves/ripples caused by movement of the busboat, which slices the tranquil water. Lovely
anavazao (5592) 2006-04-11 11:03
gosto dos reflexos e da vista! Bonitas cores, composição, detalhes, POV....
lgomes (209) 2006-04-14 18:52
Sou fotógrafo amador há alguns anos, viajo bastante mesmo e não me lembro de ter visto um sitio como este...
Vou tentar ir a este sitio o mais rápido possivel!!!
A foto está incrivel... a qualidade podia estar um pouco melhor, mas td o resto tá perfeito... 5 estrelas!!!
magiqa (1292) 2006-04-19 18:58
Very beautiful view of the mountains at Li River.
paura (47186) 2007-04-10 19:39
A composição está muito interessante, com essas montanhas de forma absolutamente pouco comuns ao fundo. O rio, a propiciar excelente profundidade à foto, está muito bem apanhado também. Linda fotografia, amigo.
pablominto (53746) 2007-05-14 3:41
The limestone landscape is always interesting!
Good composition with the river and the haze to create depth in the scenery...
Also interesting to see the small rafts on the river!
Did you try NeatImage for the noise?
manatee (4668) 2007-08-06 23:46
Este lugar es como estar en otro mundo, me gusta mucho y me recuerda mcuho a las pinturas de los clendarios que veia cuando era pequeno.
Me gusta mucho el reflejo de las montanas sobre el rio ademas de los botes tipicos de las personas.
Exelente foto amigo, se que tiene ruido y esta escaneada, pero aun asi es muy buena en verdad me gusta.
Un abrazo grande Ricardo
jmdias (62953) 2008-07-28 17:10
estas montanhas são tão estranhas que sempre me admiro ao vê-las. belo pov mostrando bem o rio e as montanhas, os barcos quebram o vazio das águas que seriam mais monótonas sem eles.Os bambuzais impressionam também. a foto tem granulação e a luz e o tempo não são lá essas coisas mas é uma bela imagem . creio que uma opção em b&p cairia bem aqui. China nunca foi minha prioridade mas um dia ainda quero ir até lá
Amaz (11475) 2009-10-06 8:49
Que beleza de paisagem, Ricardo!!!
Bonitas cores e extraordinária composição, amigo!!
abulafia (4900) 2010-07-31 20:57
You have been a lot of intersting places!
I also took this river trip back in 2003 or was it 2004, I actually have a lot of pictures from it, that i never really took the time to go through:)
Nice shot, and the noice from the scan is not that bad, we cans still imagine the beauty of the scenery.
- Copyright: Ricardo Lopes (riclopes) (35577)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-10-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Pentax MZ-7, 28-300 mm-Sigma
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-25 5:47
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