Blue Hour at the Fuzi Temple Docks in Nanjing (Panchi Wharf). If you look carefully, you'll spot the ubiquitous golden arches! You can hire these boats, for both night & day tours around the canals. The Confucian or 'Fuzi' temple is at far left.
"Qinhuai River Cruise: Boarding place: the Panchi Wharf in front of Dacheng Hall of the Confucius Temple
Price: Ordinary cruise ship for individual travelers - CNY55 per person at daytime/CNY80 per person at night)
Luxury cruise ship for tour group - CNY2400-2600 per ship allowing 16 or 20 people (CNY3600-3800 with shows in Bai Lu Zhou)
Duration: 50 minutes' journey
Routes: (Luxury cruise ships follow the day route)
Day route: Panchi Wharf - Bai Lu Zhou Cultural Theme Park - Dong Shui Guan - Qi Cai Shui Jie - Zhong Hua Men (Zhonghua Gate) - Li Xiangjun's Former Residence
Night route (18:00-23:30): Panchi Wharf - Bai Lu Zhou Cultural Them Park - Dong Shui Guan - Qi Cai Shui Jie - Zhong Hua Men - Panchi Pier
How to get to the Confucius Temple:
Take bus 4, 7, 15, 31, 40, 44, 62, 304 to Fu Zi Miao (Confucius Temple) Station." From http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cruise/qinhuai-river/
I was a cheapskate & took the 80 yuan night cruise. I had already walked around most of the area in daylight. The night cruise did visit 2 areas though, that I missed. The area of the canal in Bailuzhou Park, parallel to the old city wall, (which I will look at more closely on my next visit), & the 4 lotus arches, which also look great at night. http://www.treklens.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=631827
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npecanhuk (75422) 2011-12-26 3:57
Wonderful picture of that beautiful and lovely place!
I specially enjoyed all those colorful lights with attractive reflections on the water surface!
Chosen pov, composition, horizontal format and management of light are highlights here!
TFS - congrats!
siudzi (34141) 2011-12-26 4:05
Extremely well taken image with superb saturation, perfect sharpness and excellent light management. Beautifully captured blue hour work.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-12-26 4:05
Superb blue hour with nice reflections and beautiful reflections. The well coloured arise very well and the beautiful architectur too. I like too the contrats with the modern architectur in the BG.
papagolf21 (101810) 2011-12-26 4:16
Bonjour, cher Chris,
Superbe prise de vue à l'heure bleue. Les reflets lumineux et colorés dans les eaux calmes sont de toute beauté.
Excellentes fêtes de fin d'année.
mauro61 (52855) 2011-12-26 6:01
bella blue hour tra colori e riflessi nella sera.
Buona la definizione.
Auguri per le feste in corso,
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2011-12-26 7:23
Nice blue hour posting, the lights are perfectly exposed coupled with beautiful reflections. Off course, one thing that I noticed is the Mcdonalds, they're surely everywhere, a sign that the world is slowly penetrating China. Beautiful image!
Wishing you a merry Christmas! Have a great day!
pierrefonds (66350) 2011-12-26 7:37
As usual the reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the lighted buildings. Probably using a support and a slow shutter speed have a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-12-26 8:04
Ola Chris ,
Lindas estas casas decoradas com luzes junto deste rio , gostei muito dos seus reflexos coloridos , o Mcdonalds se encontra em todo o lado :), parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
dkmurphys (58650) 2011-12-27 1:29
Spectacular capture with all those colored lights. Nice scene, vert well taken.
Have a nice week.
Juzo (4199) 2011-12-27 3:12
A well realised blue hour shot with excellent exposure time. The colours form long exposure are so amazing, I rarely do blue hour these days but this makes me want to do some. I like the contrast with old and new edifices (a metaphor for China/the whole world?)
Have a great festive season,
Cricri (119395) 2011-12-27 9:22
Quelle jolie vue a heure bleu, j'aime l'ambiance que donne les éclairages, les reflets, le contraste des bâtiments, très jolie réalisation
Meilleurs Voeux 2012
Silvio1953 (143015) 2011-12-27 12:06
Ciao Chris, fascinating blue hour with fantastic reflections, superb exposure, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
macjake (67706) 2011-12-27 12:14
I see those Golden arches!
Funny...no matter how cultural a photo can be from half way around the world, those golden arches can appear!!
Now you have me wondering about the taste! When I visited Thailand, their Mcdonalds food tasted alot different than the Canadian version...you notice any difference?
Love the blue hour lighting...its my favorite.
great to see so many colors illuminated along with the blues. Nice one!
Graal (102858) 2011-12-27 23:46
another beautiful place and view. Good shot during the blue hour. Superb colourful lights and reflections in water. I like it.
Have a nice day.
Happy New Year!
mkamionka (36699) 2012-01-11 0:37
beautiful blue hour capture.
I like the variety of architecture with some traditional buildings in front and modern blocks further on the horizon. Very well picked timing to create the best color of the sky. Well selected POV to provide a vivid reflection in the foreground.
Very well done,