Yuanyang is about 300km south west of Kunming at 2000m elevation, offers one of the most scenic spots in Yunnan for the amazing rice-terraces built on the red-soil mountains by the ethnic 'Hani' for generations after generations. Anyone has to admit that it is a human engineering feat only crafted out by bare hands by those hard working people. They have created such a wonder, a beautiful natural landscape without any aid of modern machinery.
This was taken at Laohuzui, literally means 'tiger mouth', as somewhere in the myriad curving terraces there is reputedly something resembling a tiger's mouth. But I was unable to see anything remotely tiger like, instead I could spot 2 tiny dots of 'Hani' farmers on bottom RHC just to show the immense scale of this terrace.
It was breathtaking nonetheless..
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jemaflor (85428) 2012-05-11 7:21
Bravo ! Great shot , what a beautiful and photogenic landscape, good choice for the pov, very interesting tones, soft colors and light, tfs.
dta (67162) 2012-05-11 7:25
Hello Abmdsudi ,
This one of te most fascinating and beautiful landscapes on Earth . A superb plunging view , here , with amazing tonalites of green an purple , and the fantastic graphism of the terraces fields .
AuldCom (196) 2012-05-11 7:30
What a surprising landscape ! This kind of painter palette is a bargain for any photographer and you shot it very well.
Guenther (10915) 2012-05-11 7:38
wow what a spectacular view!! Really breathtaking, gorgeous light, incredible variety of hues and colours, perfect sharpness... just wonderful!
sabermonajati (9579) 2012-05-11 7:41
the collection of fields exist dreamily view and you captured excellent frame .
yquem46 (38742) 2012-05-11 7:43
A mind blowing shot !
Something that I'd have to see with my own eyes
Bravo, a super picture
KLB (23723) 2012-05-11 7:46
Naturally graphic and colorful... Your photo pays a great tribute in these magnificent landscapes.
The fine quality lets appreciate many details, compliments.
sevy (15365) 2012-05-11 8:12
Wonderful landscape. Since the time I saw pictures from this place, it is really a place to visit for a photographer and for a tea fan. Yunnan is one of my favorite.
The top point of view was good to better evidence the high amount of 'lakes' and the variety in the shapes.
Glint (6167) 2012-05-11 8:13
This as much like an abstract painting as a photograph.I like the colour palette and the graphical quality.You have an excellent pov.
ourania (32031) 2012-05-11 8:30
a gorgeous photo, an awesome view shaped by the beauty of nature and the local people's genious, hard work and patience. It fills you with wonder and respect. The tiny figures of the two farmers are a touching addition. A suggestive image of exquisite quality, congratulations and thank you!
All the best and a wonderful weekend,
macjake (57074) 2012-05-11 8:54
this one is terrific!
what a landscape!
looks completely unreal, our eyes don't know what to make of it!
patdeph (35748) 2012-05-11 9:21
this is an incredible place,so magnificent, so wonderful, and that you had the chance to see at the good season, when the ricefields are in water, and offer the most beautiful reflections.When I was here, it was in august,and it was completly green, and it was breathtaking also, but not as much as in April, it is sure. Your picture is impressive and splendid. It was a little bit difficult to find the farmers, but now I can see them.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-11 9:24
Wow.Perfect image with great colors and lightning.Very nice atmosphere.Great composition and POV.Also so udeful note.Well done
Have a nice weekend
Waylim (25360) 2012-05-11 9:34
We didn't make it here the last time we were in China, but it is on my top priority to come here It looks like maybe April is not a bad time, the water is already filled up the terraces. What is your opinion when would be the best time to see it.
This is simply amazing, like a work of art with stain glass.
cornejo (32132) 2012-05-11 10:08
Abmdsudi Hello, very nice shot of this spectacular view of rice terraces of this place. Very nice image with high quality and beautiful colors, excellent and charming work, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good day and happy weekend.
Best regards and best wishes.
rbassin (18465) 2012-05-11 10:10
Hello Abmdsudi ,
une photo incroyable de beauté, un paysage structuré de façon extraordinaire.Dire que c'est construit de main d'hommes.
Le point de vue est superbe.
golus (2893) 2012-05-11 10:30
Just like an abstract art. Surely, one of the most fascinating places on earth. You've captured this beautiful scenery from a perfect point of view with a technical excellency. I'm speechless. Thanks and best wishes,
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-05-11 10:34
Ola Abmdsudi ,
Fantástico ponto de visão bem alto com este plano de visão magnifico sobre estes campos de arroz em socalcos , bonitos tons de prata e de verde , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
rychem (23946) 2012-05-11 10:35
Excellent! Fantastic graphical effect, rice fields in rainbow colors
Gigidusud (16289) 2012-05-11 10:36
Amazing landscape with splendid graphics fields and nice colors.I like it!
Thanks for sharing.
JFS (32459) 2012-05-11 11:16
What can I say? BEAUTIFUL shot my friend, a pleasure for the eyes. Great quality and sharpness. My compliments!
SnapRJW (31427) 2012-05-11 11:18
Hello Abmdsudi - I am intrigued by the variety of colours reflected by the paddy fields, what a POV and what an accomplishment. Each of these terraced fields made by hand and farmed by hand to feed the local population. This must be one of the most beautiful man made landscapes in the world! Excellent work. Warm regards rosemary
marina7 (8055) 2012-05-11 11:40
this picture looks like a piece of art, you know, like enamelwork on jewelry. Fantastic effect of light and color, excellent presentation. Thank you and have a great weekend.
PaulVDV (22673) 2012-05-11 12:09
Indeed a breathtaking view. Very spectacular from your high POV.
I'd say it's a real nature wonder ... but of course it's created by men.
A splendid composition of curly lines and many different shapes!
Best regards, Paul
siudzi (33925) 2012-05-11 12:45
Wow! What a stunning view has been captured and presented with such a great quality. A great work taken with superb light control, sharpness and attention on details. Very original and beautiful image. Many thanks for sharing.
bukitgolfb301 (36206) 2012-05-11 12:58
Hello my dear Abmdsudi
Wow hebat and indah sekali!
So fantastic and magical shot indeed! Great breathtaking presentation. Wonderful postcard!
Somedeay I want to be there.
So well considered framework and composition. Thanks for your sharing with your good job and have a good weekend, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
leDoc (691) 2012-05-11 14:19
unbelivable colors !!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-11 14:51
great view, the composition is fantastic, splendid details and colours, the POV is fantastic, too, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
npecanhuk (66276) 2012-05-11 17:23
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, colors, exposure and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
emka (79807) 2012-05-11 23:13
amazing landscape that can be find only in Yunnan I suppose. breathtaking view. I would like to see such a place. Gorgeous view of these terraces filled with water. How can it be done just by hands? Unbelievable. No words for describing this. Thanks for sharing.
danos (87451) 2012-05-11 23:42
with the first glance seeing the icon, i thought that was a painting.But opening the photo i saw this fascinating and colourful cultivated fields on the hills of the 'tiger mouth',to spread in front of my screen.
I like the excellent presentation,the variety of colours of the cultiveted fields as the great result from this fact.
Graal (97813) 2012-05-12 0:53
fantastic fields pattern. Good shot from fine POV. Amazing effect. Photo I like a lot.
Have a nice day.
mayjayne (3497) 2012-05-12 8:24
Wow - what a fascinating kaleidoscope of colours for rice terraces - wonderful capture !!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-05-12 8:43
The photo is époustouflante.Le lines give the impression of a landscape drawn freehand. The colors are superb. Very nice picture from a viewpoint cleverly chosen. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
dkmurphys (50006) 2012-05-12 9:01
Well, the nature continues to surprise me again. First I thought it was a peinture shot but now I see the wonder! Lovely catch, well seen!
bayno (18342) 2012-05-12 12:03
Hello Abmdsudi ,
This is really an enchanting natural that nature offers us, you've been very good at grasping the details from this wonderful POV, beautiful light and colors, even the locals for good sculpt in this way these fields...nice one...
have a good WE...
eldancer1 (28513) 2012-05-12 14:24
It looks more like an abstract painting than a photograph. Just like what they have in the Philippines, I wish I took time to see them, it's amazing how creative the people were long time ago. Awesome pov and it has a good dof with sharp details. Good lighting and wonderful colors. WEll done, tfs.
delpeoples (53167) 2012-05-12 15:32
An amazing Point of View to obtain this impressive image. Amazing colours and textures here, it almost looks like an abstract photo. The trees dotting the landscape provide an excellent sense of scale. Wonderful, unique photo. Congratulations.
jusninasirun (17160) 2012-05-12 18:01
Salam dear friend.
This shot is amazing and the story behind this creation is truly intriguing. I am amazed with the pattern created by human hand along this wonderful valley. Superbly captured composition from vantage angle to share with us this awesome feat by hard working people.
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.
mkamionka (30694) 2012-05-13 1:19
this is breath taking indeed!
Very impressive view, I like the feeling of confusion and disorientation while looking at it. One can try to follow the labyrinth of the fields forever. The geometry is just fantastic.
sacimar (25975) 2012-05-13 2:57
this is an impressive image, I like it very much, this is a beautiful place and you show it perfectly with this picture, well seen,
kato (11630) 2012-05-13 3:44
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle, so it's impressive to see rice-terrace with arable land subdivided by the geometrical pattern on mountain. It's interesting in tone from which the arable land which led water differs, too.
Have a nice day.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-05-13 5:27
molto bella questa inquadratura dall'alto con un disegno dei campi che cattura lo sguardo,
ciakgiak (30421) 2012-05-13 15:26
Sembra un paesaggio surreale, un'incredibile capolavoro scolpito dalla natura, un disegno che nessun uomo avrebbe saputo ne potuto realizzare, e la tua foto è il giusto tributo ad un simile incanto. Complimenti mio caro amico.
Un saluto ed un abbraccio
adores (37525) 2012-05-13 18:59
I guess these rice fields are wonderful at any time of the year. With water, they become really beautiful mirrors. An incredible landscape! Good pov and colours!
Silvio1953 (123477) 2012-05-14 1:20
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely composition with fantastic graphic, fascinating abstract painting, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
wolf38 (31282) 2012-05-14 4:48
Hello abmdsudi. Lines, shapes, elements, colors. This photo is really something special. The whole landscape is a work of art. Praise be to the people, who with hard work, this work of art. Really a great photo. Excellent presentation. Rgds wolfgang.
josepmarin (57801) 2012-05-14 4:48
a fantastic composition, when I saw the miniature I think that this was a photo of an impressionistic painting taken in some museum, I think about one Van Gogh.
But on having opened the photo I see that it is an amazing landscape, where the rice fields, with its impressive terraces and its fantastic colors, and the nice reflections on the water, they form a very artistic composition, with an excellent graphism.
A great work. Congrats!!
siolaw (38284) 2012-05-14 7:35
The vast area covered and the beautiful graphics of these terraces make this a stunner! Well balanced low light and spectacular colours.
shevchenko (19279) 2012-05-15 3:57
Good bird view shot to frame the agricultural land on the slope, nice colourful rice terraces, you are lucky that it is a sunny day with fog less, thanks for sharing a fascinating scenery.
annjackman (19929) 2012-05-15 9:02
This is a fascinating landscape of fields - like contours on a map. The array of colours give the impression of an abstract painting. Excellent.
Kind regards, Ann
siamesa (27743) 2012-05-16 0:56
Bom dia Abmdsudi
Splendid photo that seems a painting. Superb capture. Very well done. TFS
lpi (4857) 2012-05-16 9:11
Le paysage est magnifique!
J'aime ton point de vue et le graphisme de ta photo!
federico (2529) 2012-05-16 16:36
hi abmsudi, great picture, a classic from yunnan, great colors and perfect POV
Angshu (55892) 2012-05-16 20:48
This looks more like a stained glass painting...of course we have seen quite a few of these amazing rice terrace shots from Yunnan & they never ever cease to amaze me...The palette of colours, the palette of light makes this delightful! You mentioned about the 2 farmers at the bottom corner! Wow! The scale really is imopressive. This is indeed a super work!
emilbo (22616) 2012-05-18 10:17
Merveilleuse photo mais on dirait plutôt d'un superbe tableau . Une scène de toute beauté bien présentée et une splendide palette de couleurs. Une photo que tu n'as pas passé à côté sans le voir.
Bravo!... et bonne fin de semaine,
Cricri (107240) 2012-05-18 20:54
Cela ressemble a une peinture, ce paysage incroyable est magnifique, une très belle mise en image et un compliment a toutes ces cultivateurs
jmdias (56073) 2012-05-19 7:55
what famine is able to do. amazing this huge mountains transformed in a rice field, the only plantation that can be similar in this audacityis a rice field I found inside peruvian desert or a field located in a very dangerous abyss in colca valley in peru too.
marvelous image showing all these group of curves.so great work and inventivity. TFS.
fritzi007 (6047) 2012-05-20 14:25
unglaublich, schöne Landschaft, gratuliere!
satyakki (640) 2013-04-06 22:45
Truly in the spirit of TE. What a place! And what spirited people.
Even I could not figure out any semblance to a tiger mouth but the shot is great. The textures, the colours, the topography has comes out really nice. It's almost like the palette of an oil painter, with oil dripping the several paints aside.
Great shot. But I must mention a little more contrast and hue enhancing could have made it even better.
Great shot and thanks for sharing.
gus72 (3719) 2013-10-26 14:57
Hi abmdsudi !!
well...... look at this photo...... it is really sensational..... it makes an impact the moment people see it ..... and it is pleasing to see the recognition from the many TEV members.
You got the first two points in only 3 minutes after posting it and 118 points in the first 9 days..... Congratulations
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (43714)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, RAW
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2012-05-11 7:18
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