According to our TE friend Mesutilgim,this capture from China creates a perfect balance with my previous entry.A look towards a hopeful future for Greece.
Xitang is an ancient scenic town in Jiashan County, Zhejiang Province, China. Its history dates back to at least the Spring and Autumn Period when it was located at the border of the State of Yue and Wu.
Xitang is a water town criss-crossed by nine rivers. The town stretches across eight sections, linked by old-fashioned stone bridges. In the older parts of town, the buildings are set along the banks of the canals, which serve as the main transportation thoroughfares in the area.
Xitang also contains numerous antique residences and temples, such as the Temple of the Seven Masters. The town keeps a tranquil ambience and scenic beauty, making it a very popular tourist attraction. It is frequently depicted in Chinese landscape painting.
Xitang locations were featured in the final sequences of the motion picture Mission: Impossible III.
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dkmurphys (64467) 2012-02-17 22:55
Lovely and original frame of your picture. A dream place, well captured.
Enjoy the weekend.
besnard (57228) 2012-02-17 23:01
Un cliché original, attractif et bien réalisé.
Bravo et bon week-end.
JFS (32459) 2012-02-17 23:05
Original frame! Nice scenery and reflection, good eye and good work!
jjcordier (79297) 2012-02-17 23:23
Tu as trouvé un cadre original pour cette jolie vue de Xitang. Bonne réalisation.
mesutilgim (97474) 2012-02-17 23:24
Hello dear Danos,
This capture from China creates a perfect balance with your previous entry.
A look towards a hapefull future.
TFS and best regards
aliabazari (16278) 2012-02-17 23:33
Very nice frame and good composition has a great perspective.
geoant68 (331) 2012-02-17 23:49
από την προηγούμενη λυπημένη φωτογραφία για την κατάντια της πατρίδας μας δίνεις εδώ μια νότα αισιοδοξίας και μοναδικής ομορφιάς να πάρομε τ΄ πάνω μας.Όμορφο σκηνικό ειδωμένο μέσα από το ξύλινο κούφωμα του παραθύρου.Εξαιρετική επιλογή.
emka (106570) 2012-02-17 23:54
hi Daniel, Charming composition of this window with the view. Nice place. i like the red lanterns, they give here the exotic chinese look
serp2000 (45828) 2012-02-18 0:13
Ni hao, Danos,
I like your idea to use a local frame for a photo. An interesting photo. TFS!
CLODO (35710) 2012-02-18 0:15
Good research frame which indicates in which country the picture has been made. Opposition between the wall shadow and the sunny landscape, seeming very peacefull.
ChrisJ (117699) 2012-02-18 0:30
I've been meaning to get to Xitang and several other water towns in Jiangsu & Zhejiang. Tongli & Wuzhen were great, and I've also found photogenic canals in Wuxi, Changzhou & Nanjing. I took a similar shot in Tongli, which I might upload one of these days. Good use of the window in the wall as a frame, with the colorful red lanterns adding good splashes of color. Excellent sharpness & reflections. Tfs!
ikeharel (78161) 2012-02-18 0:57
Well selected POV through, no backlight-effect and town vivid in colors seen with good depth.
Enjoy a nice weekend.
pajaran (65664) 2012-02-18 0:59
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima o mestu ...
Lep pogled kroz otvor zida na mesto, dobra kompozicija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, perspektiva i prikaz, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, moje cestitke.
Imajte lep dan za odmor.
Sve najbolje za vikend sa lepim secanjem na posetu mestu i 2007. godinu.
Kod nas i dalje problemi sa snegom.
Very interesting and good text with the given information about the place ...
Nice view through the hole in the wall place, good composition.
Good image sharpness, and perspective view, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, my congratulations.
Have a nice day for a holiday.
Sve best for vikend out with some nice secanje on visitation by place and 2007. year.
In our continued problems with snow.
papagolf21 (109124) 2012-02-18 1:12
Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Cette baie ouvragée ouvre sur un paysage enchanteur et coloré.
L'idée de cette composition est très originale et magnifiquement photographiée.
Fis2 (106222) 2012-02-18 1:13
Curious window, curious view.
Good frame and colors.
Have a nice day
jhm (159863) 2012-02-18 1:32
Almost an artwork picture, splendid how you use the frame as decoration.
Very nice picture with different elements, also as panoramic image.
Excellent composition, nice presentation. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
everlasting (15390) 2012-02-18 1:35
similar idea as my last upload.
Good use of the natural frame and good depth achieved here. the red lanterns give a good splash of colour
bayno (18344) 2012-02-18 1:44
beautiful natural frame for this view, light very well managed and excellent reflexes, very nice natural colors, have a good WE,
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-02-18 1:48
it was excellent idea for an original shot.I like especially the strong color contrast between FG and BG.Beautiful view,very well composed.
Have a nice weekend
jusninasirun (17527) 2012-02-18 2:04
This is a fine peek for natural framing of the view. Beautiful day with wonderful light on the outside. Nice depth and details in this composition.
Thanks and kind regards,
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-18 2:29
a splendid photo with beautiful composition. I like the view and the effective POV, great atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
carlo62 (54854) 2012-02-18 2:37
una bella cornice per una bella foto, veramente originale come composizione, ottima intuizione.
sacimar (28637) 2012-02-18 2:57
good image with this window with views, I like the composition, it's a good idea with a good result, an original way to show it,
jurek1951 (42196) 2012-02-18 3:40
Nice photo with excellent quality & sharpness. Good manage of light. Perfect POV. Well done.
Silvio1953 (152779) 2012-02-18 3:47
Ciao Danos, lovely composition with fantastic frame, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jaywalker (16105) 2012-02-18 3:52
Hi Danos, A great use of your surroundings to frame this beautiful scene in the sculpered wall, the colours are very good & the composition has been well thought-out, excellent depth & TFS, kind regards Wilson.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-02-18 3:54
Ola Danos ,
Ficou bonita esta tua foto com esta janela a levar o nosso olhar para esta bela paisagem de fundo com estas casas junto deste rio , bons reflexos , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
debmercury (304) 2012-02-18 4:01
I really like this photo and will be adding it to my favourites (I will now try to explain why).... Looking through the window to a brighter future on the other side.... I love the shape of the window that really frames this photo beautifully and the magical mystical place behind. Wonderful capture.
Have a lovely weekend.
All the best
baddori (20159) 2012-02-18 4:04
Una Cina tra il moderno ma che non rinuncia al simbolismo antico .
Anche la cornice riporta elementi decorativi geometriche propri.
Ottima presentazione della marina e dell'insieme .
jacquest (19047) 2012-02-18 4:57
This is a very nice and artistic image with the fancy window frame, There is excellent control on the focus with remarqueable sharpness. Well seen and done.
jmdias (68589) 2012-02-18 5:36
very interesting window and a curious the landscape ahead. perfect use of the elements here. well done.
pierrefonds (71037) 2012-02-18 5:42
Using the window to frame the scene is a good idea. The distance between the window and the trees in the background is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the houses. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
Zengi001 (2837) 2012-02-18 5:50
This is like a TV screen showing the single view.
Very nicely done.
Have a nice day,
Sonata11 (34007) 2012-02-18 8:35
Beautiful scenery through this window with beautiful colors, sharpness, clarity, pov and dof too. Wonderfully executed this image. Absolutely fantastic work. I like it a lot. Awesome idea !!!
All the best and have a nice WE,
Graal (103038) 2012-02-18 9:56
Καλό βράδυ Danos,
unusual idea and realization. Amazing window and interesting landscape in BG. Nice photo from Your archive.
Have a nice evening.
vasilpro (41661) 2012-02-18 10:50
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Εξαιρετικό το παράθυρό σου με όμορφη θέα ενός Κινέζικου σκηνικού, πολύ καλή αντίθεση και ζωντανά χρώματα, ελπιδοφόρα εικόνα όπως αναφέρεις μετά τα θλιβερά γεγονότα στην πατρίδα μας!
Να περνάς καλά, Βασίλης.
patdeph (35748) 2012-02-18 10:58
I like very much this hole in the wall giving a nice frame to the river and the splendid chines houses.This is superbly done with an excellent sharpness on each part of the picture.Superb!
UlfE (14641) 2012-02-18 11:24
A really great natural framing and what view from this window. I am impressed by the overall sharpness and that you could see every detail of the wall that is in the shade and at the same time the houses in the background are perfectly exposed. TFS and have a nice weekend!
josepmarin (58359) 2012-02-18 11:55
a great idea in this framing, in which you have used skillfully this window for to create an elegant frame to the landscape that we see across her.
The elements are very pleasant at sight, I like the architecture of the houses, its deep perspective and the reflections on the river.
It is a very attractive composition.
Well done, my friend.
kato (11630) 2012-02-18 18:10
You're capturing well this picture by an interesting approach and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the spectacle that a canal is seen through the window of a wall. It's interesting in the design of window, too. And, red paper lanterns hanging to the house at right side draws out the atmosphere in character with China.
Cricri (125748) 2012-02-19 0:29
Un fenêtre original qui offre une jolie vue sur Xitang.
Bonne lumière et reflets, intéressante note
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-02-19 1:36
سلام دوست من
از دریچه خیلی خوبی عکس گرفتی
با نور و ترکیب عالی
gildasjan (43824) 2012-02-19 2:08
Un encadrement original pour nous faire découvrir cette jolie partie de la ville avec ce canal.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-02-19 7:53
Very creative use of the window to frame this beautiful scene. Good pov and dof with nice deatils. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
ruisc_pt (11090) 2012-02-19 9:32
Very well observed Danos. Great framing.
Awesome image and ote,
mauro61 (52857) 2012-02-19 9:52
buon colpo d'occhio nel vedere e nell'incorniciare questa scena.
Bello il paesaggio che si presenta con le abitazioni sul fiume,
adramad (49468) 2012-02-19 10:12
Beautiful design of this window and the beautiful graphics with backlight of your screen, ideal show us the view through it, is a charming corner by the river, with beautiful reflections.
I wish you a good start this week.
P/D. I've been inactive for a few days to meet discouraged because of problems with the moderators.
La_Tulipe (2798) 2012-02-19 11:08
Jolie fenêtre originale ouverte sur le port de Xitang . Le contraste entre le gris de l'avant plan et le spectacle hautement coloré offert par l'arrière est très attractif.
mvdisco (17796) 2012-02-19 11:18
Excellent Point of view and naturel framed,
original picture and composition,
good colors and light,
well presented too,
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-02-19 13:27
Γειας σου Δενe..
Μου αρέσει πολύ η παρουσίαση και η εκτέλεση αυτής της εικόνας! η αντίθεση των χρωματάτων είναι απλά εκπληκτική..η ιδέα σου δημιουργεί δύο διαφορετικά επίπεδα να παρακολουθήσει ο θεατής, ένα το πλαίσιο και τον χoρο μέσα από το παράθυρο και ενα το χωριό και τα ωραία χρώματα που το χαρακτηρίζει ! πολύ καλή δουλειά..τα συνχαρητηρια μου.
jemaflor (103027) 2012-02-19 13:28
Good idea, original frame through this natural window, good light on the bg, tfs.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-02-19 13:37
The bright and colorful image of the village is enhanced by the dark outline of the window. Sharpness and depth are remarkable. Excellent work. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
Vasa (515) 2012-02-19 16:20
Another star in objective of your EOS5D. Your nice souvenir from exotic travel. Thank you Danos. have the best continuation, frined.
kordinator (22485) 2012-02-19 20:59
Hello dear Danos
Nice and original frame.
Very interesting article about this ancient scenic town of China's provinces.
Your photos like a old pictures on the wall.
Fantastic idea nice realized.
delpeoples (59772) 2012-02-20 0:07
Kalimera dear Danos
A good POV through this little window and I hope it indeed augurs well for Greece's future. A well-expose, beautifully-coloured photo. Excellent sharpness too.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-02-20 1:55
Πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα άποψη από το μικρό χωριό κινεζική εμφανίζεται στο παράθυρο με ένα ενδιαφέρον σχήμα. Αυτά είναι δροσερό κόκκινο φανάρια. Πολύ καλά χρώματα και τέλεια ευκρίνεια των φωτογραφιών.
clic (18472) 2012-02-20 8:41
Geia sou Danos and many thanks.
I see a most-appealing peep through this artistic window that focuses attention on canal and surrounding outbuildings.
Admirable light control that shows fine details in highlights and mid-tones as well.
Royaldevon (43265) 2012-02-20 9:21
Well, the window creates a smiling face through which to see the world so, maybe it is a good sign. I hope so.
This type of natural border creates an immediate interest for the viewer. When the scene beyond is sharp, interesting and well placed, it provides a mental reward. Well seen.
My warm regards,
mkamionka (39923) 2012-02-20 11:42
very attractive framing of this charming rural scene.
This is a much less popular and very interesting view from China. Very well seen and captured,
ciakgiak (30433) 2012-02-20 13:28
Un'immagine molto bella ed attraente grazie al tuo grande colpo d'occhio, dimostrazione che le belle foto sono sotto i nostri occhi, basta solo cercarle, ma soprattutto aver buon occhio e classe fotografica. Complimenti mi caro amico.
Un caro saluto
Charo (51212) 2012-02-20 13:29
I like the perspective of the channel from this unique window.
Magnificent colors and beautiful presentation.
Excellent light and details.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-02-21 5:53
Μια πραγματικά όμορφη σύνθεση με το παράθυρο να δημιουργεί ένα φυσικό πλαίσιο. Η θέα είναι εκπληκτική, με τα υπέροχα φαναρακία και τις αντανακλάσεις.
Ενά καταπληκτικό αποτέλεσμα.
siamesa (28127) 2012-02-21 13:57
Boa noite Danos
Spectacular view through the window.Fantastic capture and a superb composition. TFs
shevchenko (20548) 2012-02-24 2:13
Creative idea to frame background scenery with include another frame on foreground wall, beautiful architectures in traditional style, thanks for sharing.
nikkitta (17068) 2012-02-25 19:25
Creative frame and interesting note
The village seems quite typical with red lanterns, must be nice at the late afternoon
Greetings and tfs
claudeD (41514) 2012-02-26 8:57
very origila idea to tresent this interesting view. You did a perfect fotojob here and an excellent contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
sacavem (18620) 2012-02-26 13:11
Good details and a super job, yes I like the good job here, well done.
yeln (11516) 2012-02-27 12:54
serija fotografij iz daljne Kitajske je izjemno zanimiva, ker nam pokae skrite zaklade njihove kulture, arhitekture, običajev in narave. barvno odlična fotografija z izjemno ostrino in dobrim POV.
lep večer, vojko
Angshu (56760) 2012-02-29 0:58
The window creates a nice frame looking out at the town. The red candles out there hanging from the balcony attracts our attention. You've handled the exposure very well for this fine composition
kennyblack (4207) 2012-03-04 1:00
Very nice and friendly the 'idea of presenting the photos through an unusual window, very nice contrast of light and color that is created in the transition between the' one and 'other. A great job, thanks for the post:)
A greeting and good wishes for the weekend ... Mari
nobuikehonda (3848) 2012-03-04 9:56
Hello Dear Danos !
This is another beautiful image from great China. The perfectly framed view is in total harmony with the scene behind the opening. The opening invites us all to share the view, which unfolds through the window. I have never been to China. But one day I would very much like to visit the land with a great history. The trip must have been a nice experience. I love the view I love the idea. Thank you Danos!!
With my very best and kind regards,
Have a very pleasant Sunday evening,
wolf38 (31296) 2012-03-08 22:06
Hello Danos. The wall with the window is a perfect picture frame. Well seen and realized. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-03-25 7:42
The title hits the nail on the head.
This "window with view" gives a nice
effect and it creates also a lots
of depth in this picture.
Waylim (25436) 2012-04-18 7:50
Excellent photo, I have one almost the same POV from this place. I think you have much better light, Great use of the window to fram the photo so perfectly symetrical. The red latterns adds to the essence of Chinese landscape.
Good quality photo as always. My complements.
jcpix (13948) 2013-02-09 23:00
I've always enjoyed pictures where the photographer has used a natural element as a frame, and this one is splendid. I don't really know what say say that hasn't been said already!? :) It's a captivating look at an isolated section of town with a unique viewpoint. Well deserving of the accolades you've been given. Wonderful display!
gus72 (3719) 2013-08-31 0:25
Hi Danos !!
what a pretty view and the shape of the window enhances the scenery.
Your camera settings are perfect.....with clarity right to the far end in background.
Very good work.
Have a nice week end.
fabbs99 (17179) 2013-10-05 23:00
Wonderful view through the cubby hole.Fine details, good light and clarity. Sharpness and clarity are pleasant. Very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!Excellent composition, very well done, TFS.
Miguel82 (27752) 2014-11-28 11:07
Danos, you selected a perfect pov from that bridge window to show Xi Tang, a jewel of architecture and lovely patrimonial site, high definition, balanced hues
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (103056)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: China-Hong Kong
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-17 22:50
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