The Yangzi Three Gorges between Chongqing & Hubei provinces, central China. The horizon is perfectly level here, even though the slope at left, gives the illusion it isn't. I liked the aerial perspective. Taken on a cold, overcast, winters' afternoon.
The white triangle on the left riverbank, indicates how far the river will rise, once the dam fills in 2009.
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bantonbuju (51815) 2005-07-09 3:48
hi chris, looks a bit like norwegian fjords; this type of scenery has always been teaching me some respect towards nature showing how small we humans are compared to it;
have a nice weekend, jerzy
amirkah (309) 2005-07-09 3:51
Great mountains with no trees , a good composition but overexposed , is it scend?
weswang (18223) 2005-07-09 3:54
Hi Chris, A beautiful monotone picture. I have been dreaming to take a trip there for a long time. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the informative notes.
The boat in the picture is beautifully placed which adds a good size reference to the river. Well taken picture. Well done.
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-07-09 4:45
Nice melancholy winter mood in this picture.
Well composed with the repitition of the triangular shaped mountain silhouettes along the riverbank.
have a nice weekend,
greg64g (11193) 2005-07-09 5:26
Well I like the mood, i must sat that i start to like the imperfections of photographies, maybe the shoot is overexposed (maybe not) i like the mood here very mysterious.
jrj (34843) 2005-07-09 5:43
Very interesting this photo Chris, not least to see the markings of the future water level. Excellent depth and perspective by the layers of hills down the river.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-07-09 6:38
Nice single tonality in blues. Very well composed with the boat in a nice enquadrement.
Very well seen and composed!
Have a nice weekend.
fayeulle (27827) 2005-07-09 6:47
Nice vue but I found it a little blur
Zepi (22848) 2005-07-09 6:52
Superbe lumière,un véritabe paysage de rêve!
C'est fou ces montagnes,on se croitait dans les alpes!!! lol
sergecross (3438) 2005-07-09 9:26
Excellent point of view. Great mountains and good colors, very well.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-07-09 9:29
I like the mountains hiding behind each other, very good work and the crop is nice too, well done
nwoehnl (122) 2005-07-09 10:37
Interesting layered effect you got in the hazy and overcast setting, Chris. Nice depth achieved, and a good positioning of the boat. Interesting detail with the white triangle marker and your related information. Might also look good in b&w and with some added contrast.
toni_al (15875) 2005-07-09 16:31
Superbe cadrage, c'est magnifique comme la couleur change a mesure de l'éloignement, donnant tous ces tons de gris.
singuanti (15250) 2005-07-09 19:06
Hi Chris. Nice catch from this beautiful and well-known place. The only bummer is the scan quality. Everything else is great. Good work Chris.
oochappan (16173) 2005-07-09 21:14
Good to see this before the dam is finished and nicely how you could catch the diffrant levels of mist mountains gradually fading out, well done and I like the dominating soft blue colortone here too.
kikvel (4784) 2005-07-09 21:30
I like the different depths created by the mountains
maphoto (8082) 2005-07-09 22:48
Impressive view Chris, must be a great feeling to be between these big mountains, thanks for sharing.
huynt (5079) 2005-07-10 3:02
Hi Chri J
Great shot. Wonderful landascape. Well POV. Well composition. Thanks fro sharing. HUY
jhm (156536) 2005-07-10 6:04
Indeed through the scaning come grain to the sky, but I find your composition very beautiful, the leftside as well the rights hand the great mountains, and in the middle the river with boat.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-07-10 17:50
Yes - your right - a trick of the eye ;-) - Yes quite a project and I believe this photo taken quite a distance from the dam - closer to would the height have been higher - Thanks Chris for sharing with us.
spence (65) 2005-07-11 2:23
Lovely view of the repeating pattern of mountains receding into the mist. I love the overall soft blue tones. Glad you mentioned the horizon thing - my eyes had me fooled. Nice work Chris.
Steft (5975) 2005-07-11 6:18
Oh, this reminds me a bit of Scotland or maybe Norway, very rough landscape.
I really like the layers of the moutains here, they give the photo a lot of depth. Must be nice to sail here in real life.
Luan (12971) 2005-07-11 11:01
Woow, this place looks like Halong Bay but the rocks looks higher, incredible atmospher...very nice picture Chris.
joseelias (0) 2005-07-11 12:56
Beautiful sensation of depth created by the mist. In fact it reminds me of a scene of Lord of the rings in the end of the first film, when the brotherhood was going down the river in through magnificent landscapes. Nice blue atmosphere.
Hope the damn doesn't destroy too much wildlife territory...
elihesamian (26149) 2005-07-11 23:43
Amazing nature indeed,every tie that I see this place by shots I must say WOWW! :)
Thanks for showing us with a great POV,The boat gives a nice scale,interesting and well composed.
I like the strong graphical aspect here,very well works with a nice tonalities,I like it.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-07-13 7:46
Nice photo, specially considering the difficult light conditions. I find the superposing of different mountains at different levels an amazing optical ilusion.
caliane (610) 2005-07-13 14:28
beautiful landscape! I love the river beautiful these high mountains.
cam (9043) 2005-07-15 22:21
I like the way the mountains dissappear in the background.The boat adds an idea of the scale of the place.
I like the mood.
mumek (20202) 2005-07-29 16:23
Very nice, misty atmosphere, beautiful view at the Yangzi Three Gorges, and very good composition. Thanks for interesting and informative note
MLINES (12516) 2006-01-23 5:55
Good view from the boat. This shows exactly like being there, i imagine. Will get a lot of visitors over the next few years.
Thanks for sharing this.