This 35,000 square metre Tang dynasty(618AD to 907AD) style garden is located in Diamond Hill.It features characteristic timber structures,water ponds,various odd-shaped rocks and valuable trees.The whoel park has been artfully arranged to imitate nature.
For me it was like a green oasis in the middle of the bustling city.Great place to chill out.
This is HDR from single JPG file.
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lousat (89128) 2013-04-17 1:12
Hi Krzysztof,a magnificent capture from this incredible city,a peacefull corner in a terrible concrete invasion in background.The choice of point of view is really the best to builth a composition so original and strange like this,i like your work in HDR too from a single pic,very professional and very well done.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (30071) 2013-04-17 1:16
Another wow from me here, this shot is truly beautiful. I love a good skyline, and we all love the natural colours of a beautiful park, and you have combined these elements perfectly in this.
The way the buildings are positioned in this actually reminds me of the classic images of cities in the clouds, as the light falling upon them looks quite heavenly and ethereal. This contrasted against the earthy tones of the trees and pagoda is just wonderful.
Beautiufl light, scene and composition, top shot, thanks.
All the best
delpeoples (57264) 2013-04-17 1:31
Hi dear Krzysztof
A beautiful juxtaposition of the cityscape with this tranquil natural garden. We have Chinese Gardens like this here in Sydney, juxtaposed amongst the skyscrapers. The photo oozes tranquillity. I love the cool green and blue tones and the reflections are just magical. A wonderful place to come, sit and contemplate life. Thanks for sharing, your post processing is very subtle and appropriate here.
fabbs99 (17133) 2013-04-17 2:10
Excellent shot of the park and the green tall buildings in the background.Superb light management and clarity of the shot.Excellent composition, very well done, TFS.
pajaran (59041) 2013-04-17 3:09
Lep pogled ...
Dobar tekst o mestu sa datim podacima ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad u HDR tehnici i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Lep park i moderna arhitektura.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Nice view ...
Good article on the place of the given data ...
Good picture, contrast, perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work in HDR technique and composition, well shown.
Nice park and modern architecture.
Have a great day, all the best.
JFS (32459) 2013-04-17 3:37
What a shock to see these lovely and quite gardens surrounded of high concrete buildings...The composition is really good, very curious, good eye my friend!
npecanhuk (74406) 2013-04-17 4:17
Hi! Wonderful urban environment and a very beautiful picture, where the highlights are the colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition ! Cheers, Neyvan
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-17 6:04
stunning shot this. A little oasis in a sea of concrete, and that is what makes it so compelling and strangely beautiful. The HDR here works perfectly as it brings out the colours and textures so superbly. It all makes for a creative and visually powerful presentation. I love it!
Regards - Brian.
bayno (18344) 2013-04-17 6:17
a mix of architecture really fantastic, fantastic location and wonderful compo, i like your edit...not invasive, wonderful details, colors, dept...and a light very particular....super work...
dta (76491) 2013-04-17 6:34
Hello Krzysztof ,
In credible contrast betwen the chines garden in the FG , and the sky scrappers in the BG . The light conditions were not so easy , you've well used the HDR , here .
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-04-17 6:37
Hi Krzysztof - I love this. The garden looks so inviting as it nestles in the embrace of the high rise apartments. An incredible contrast of subjects and wonderful to see. A serene spot in the bustle that is HK. Nicely processed image. Warm regards Rosemary
kasianowak (8699) 2013-04-17 6:38
Bardzo podoba mi sie kompozycja z tym tradycyjnym pawilonem na pierwszym planie i wiezowcami w tle. Udalo ci sie bardzo dobrze uchwycic atmosfere wielkich azjatyckich metropolii.
ikeharel (69165) 2013-04-17 7:29
This one park I missed on my visit, Krzysztof, and what a miss it is... Beautiful location you managed so well to show.
I like the (light)HDR processed, excelent colors where the garden mingle and contrast with the high-rise condo's. Charming picture.
Sonata11 (33753) 2013-04-17 8:42
O Boze co za piekny widok, wszystko w jednym zdjweciu. Piekna przyroda, widok na gory oraz strzeliste wiezowce pnace sie do nieba. Piekne ujecie, piekna kolorystyka, swiatlo, wspaniala kompozycja. Przepiekna praca. Moje gratulacje. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
raszid62 (18515) 2013-04-17 9:58
Przepiękny tradycyjny ogród chiński na tle wież super nowoczesnego miasta. Tam człowiek dopiero może odpoczywać po gwarze wielkiego miasta. Ogród jest zachwycający. Przepiekne kolory, doskonała jakośc i niesamowity kontrast pomiędzy starym i nowym.
rychem (33949) 2013-04-17 10:49
No, to robi wrażenie! Takie zestawienie kontrastów, drobna architektura ogrodowa i te wyciągnięte wieżowce, super
ktanska (27226) 2013-04-17 11:24
I see you stayed in Hong Kong long enough to see good weather after all!
This is wonderful, not exactly realistic looking but more like dream fantasy. Beautiful lush garden with vivid colours and that modern high rise background tells well what a special mix Hong Kong is.
cornejo (40833) 2013-04-17 11:26
Krzysztof Witaj very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition of the beautiful garden, with the city in the background, very well captured in this excellent image with good pov with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of week.
Best regards from southern Spain.
dkmurphys (57025) 2013-04-17 12:58
That's a splendid capture of the impressive city. I like the composition and the sharpness. Well taken.
Have a good night.
PaulVDV (27808) 2013-04-17 13:10
Indeed, a place of peace and quiet with a view of an urban jungle behind it.
The contrast couldn't be stronger.
The skyscrapers seem to be a bit of a decor.
I really like those different green and yellow tones of the trees and the plants with the warm red brown of the small temple in the middle of it.
Best regards, Paul
korbee (6617) 2013-04-17 13:14
Nice to meet you,Ive travelled trough your gallery for a while very high standart work!
Thiskind of vieuw of hangkong Ive rarely seen,a mixture of old,traditional and modern,it must be a great town.
tedesse (25135) 2013-04-17 13:19
Super kolory i doskonala ostrosc, tej cudownej architektury chinskiego ogrodu i nowoczesnej architektury w tle.
cebe (1489) 2013-04-17 13:45
Hello Krzysztof. What an amazing contrast! Interesting. Result of your post-processing is pleasant. Claude.
siudzi (34141) 2013-04-17 14:27
To jest widok zawierający dech w piersiach! Jestem pod jego ogromnym wrażeniem. Totalnie egzotyczne połączenie klasyki z nowoczesnością najwyższej (w dosłownym znaczeniu rownież) jakości. Brawo! Znakomita kompozycja.
jcpix (13908) 2013-04-17 16:37
What a really neat image, and well done on the HDR...looks clean and natural. Love the fusion of urban city high rises set as the backdrop for a peaceful and scenic garden. My favorite aspect of this image is the composition, the shape and placement of the pool within this framework lends itself beautifully to the main point of focus. Even if the pagoda were not a red color, which of course is always noticeable, it would still be a very organic lead in to the apex of this arrangement. An oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of big city life, simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this view of ying & yang. :) Have a great day.
Silvio1953 (139775) 2013-04-18 6:20
Ciao Krzysztof, great view of lovely place, nice composition with fantastic skyline and beutiful lake, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (44284) 2013-04-18 9:12
The composition is fantastic and the contrast is spectacular, the foreground is a reverie of the ancient East with the beautiful pavilion, pond and a garden that looks wonderful, great contrast to the mammoth building that we see as background.
Very good brightness and great detail in the image.
Have a good afternoon.
Cricri (117217) 2013-04-18 12:08
Oups quel contraste de ce lieu paisible, adorablement composer, contre les hauts bâtiments moins colorées en arričre plan, excellente présentation, couleurs et détails
mesutilgim (93888) 2013-04-18 23:28
Such a nice capture which let's us think twice ! The competition of modern and traditional !
TFS and best regards
m (0) 2013-04-19 9:05
I envy you big time, this is the place I wanted to get to but couldn't make it beacause of lack of time. What a beautiful picture! HDR suits it perfectly making it look more airy and sort of Japanese painting style. Fantastic light and details, perfect work.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-04-19 9:17
Very good capture from this so wonderful garden of Hong Kong.Great depth and amazing background with archi details.Awesome saturation and POV.
All the best
Romano46 (18472) 2013-04-19 10:39
una delle tue piů belle di Hong Kong per due motivi: il contrasto tra la tradizione e la modernitŕ rappresentata dai grattacieli e i colori del verde e della pagoda contro il colori delicati e sfumati dei grattacieli.
Un contrasto tra antico e moderno, tra tradizione e sviluppo condensato in una bella composizione.
Una sintesi perfetta della cittŕ di Hong Kong.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
macjake (66510) 2013-04-19 23:45
Its easy to see why people are enjoying this photo! I love it too.
It almost looks fake...with the city skyscrapers oddly in the bg. Amazing views! Love the tranquility that transfers over easily to the viewers. Wonderful light , colors and all with a unique pov. Awesome.
See you around
Gigidusud (20717) 2013-04-20 1:35
Beautiful composition with the city on BG and the splendid garden on FG.Excellent POV and nice light.I like it!
s_lush (16134) 2013-04-20 4:04
This beautiful garden looks great in your picture due to its masterful design and well-balanced composition, where the natural featureless are in good contrast and nice framing of a row of well-proportioned modern skyscrapers. Excellently composed, skillfully captured and informatively commented!
Hansaphotos (7907) 2013-04-20 8:57
I really like the juxtaposition between the gardens in the foreground and the busy urban background, also here a parallell to the big apple with its Central Park. The traditionel house and the water are a nice addition to this wonderful scene. A fine report from this urban oasis:) TFS.
Best regards, Erling
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-04-20 12:44
Beautiful garden in the middle of all those steel buildings. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
manatee (4668) 2013-04-21 16:55
Marvelous picture, I like the clear of the air and the lense too, your camera is wonderful, but you are awesome, I realy like this view.
adores (44813) 2013-04-25 8:17
I like the HDR and also the amazing pov! The contrast between the garden and old architecture in foreground and the modern buildings in background is just magnificent.It really shows how fast these countries are developping. Good work!
thebest (4276) 2013-04-26 17:59
WOW! I have only one word for this photo ''''' SENSATIONAL '''''
Well done on all levels.
I love it.
pierrefonds (64752) 2013-04-27 18:00
I like the way you have divided the composition, the sky the mountains, the buildings and the garden. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the garden and of the buildings. Have a nice day.
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-04-27 19:43
You have framed this garden beautifully against the towering skyscrapers in the backdrop. The tonal range is beautiful with vivid details in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-04-28 7:00
Nice soft light and color throughout this one, Krzysztof, perhaps a result of the subtle HDR treatment. Again, a great juxtaposition of this calm and peaceful garden with the large high rises beyond - tranquil, yet with a reminder that you are in the middle of a massive city! Thanks.
abmdsudi (52353) 2013-04-28 7:13
This is splendid shot and lovely pp. A good example of a well planned urbanscape with lush green lung to balance the eco system. The high rise buildings being integral element provide strong focal in the backdrop. This picture also captures the insight of the garden, adding the extra depth and perspective, smartly composed
with a real treat of colors. Delightful shot and thks for sharing, Congrats
claudeD (37772) 2013-04-30 6:55
wonderful picture of this garden integrated in the city of Hong Kong. I like your composition and your well choosen pov.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Graal (102446) 2013-05-21 11:32
bardzo ladny widok z Hong Kongu. Jak widac z wizyt innym tez sie podoba i chyba wszystko powiedziano. Bdb chinska seria.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-06-03 11:44
Doskonala kompozycja pieknego ogrodu chinskiego z elementami tradycyjnej architektury w pierwszym planie z nowoczesna architektura wielkiej metropolii w tle.
fritzi007 (10409) 2013-06-23 12:14
sehr gute Perspektive, im Hintergrund die Hochhäuser und in der Vorderansicht ein wunderschöner Park, wirklich sehr gut gemacht!!!
Indrasish (2939) 2013-07-07 8:39
Excellent shot of this wonderful Park.. Nice composition with this background.. Foreground is also awesome.. Superb image quality too.. Very well done..Good night from India and wish you all the best..
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15512)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-28
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR, Hoya CIR-PL PRO 1 DIGITAL 67mm
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-17 1:00
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