The Huang Shan are famous for the being the subject of numerous Chinese water-color paintings. This is taken from the Yungusi Cablecar terminus on the summit. It was snowing at the time. Notice the older snow on the boulders beneath the trees, & the balancing rock on the 1st range in the centre of the image.
I've figured out that if you increase the settings to 100% for dust & scratches, you can clone out unwanted subject matter. In this case, the cables have been removed from the sky on the far left.
This isn't as sharp as my usual, as it is from a scanned print. It's ok though, imho.
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cmartos (242) 2004-06-14 3:34
Astonishing to know that it was snowing. Very nice sight, the view is impressive. I agree that even not at top, sharpness is still ok here, very good PP. Very nice different plans of mountains opposed to the green foreground.
RGatward (20052) 2004-06-14 3:38
Yes, I agree with you and Carlos, sharpness is OK, like your other Huang Shan shot, it's the noise that seems more noticable, but that works OK with the subject, to create a painterly look.
Zanni (6108) 2004-06-14 3:48
I am agree with Carlos and Richard The mountains in bachkgrouds seem a reflection of those one in foreground. Amazing picture.
elihesamian (26149) 2004-06-14 4:17
Wonderful,and nice to see it,well done,Chris!
I like it very much.
bazal (7900) 2004-06-14 4:28
Your pict looks like these famous water-color paintings. The composition is great and the progressive vanishing of the background summits into the haze contributes to this idea. Ver good work !
summer89 (5422) 2004-06-14 4:34
I like this photo, the diferent layers in the of colors.
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-06-14 5:08
Very beautiful mountains perfis... Beautiful colours.
manny (21833) 2004-06-14 5:12
It could have been sharper. Also, the top left is a bit washed out. Still a good repetition/echoing of trees at the bottom and mountains on top.
jhm (134400) 2004-06-14 6:53
The moutains on the background are lovely, Chris, but the green trees on the forground makes the photo great. Very well done!
Galeota (10338) 2004-06-14 7:16
5 successive levels of tones and vanishing progressively. I like this very much and IMO, it doesn't need to be sharpened more than it actually is.
iamxa (3023) 2004-06-14 7:34
Impresive landscape. I've never seen this kind of stone levels, and I think they are wonderful. Very nice photo.
prlcs (63) 2004-06-14 10:12
Je ne suis pas étonné qu'il neige. Ce phénomène est visuellement très proche du brouillard et crée une désaturation des couleurs. J'aime beaucoup cette succession de plans. Bravo Chris !
nwoehnl (122) 2004-06-14 13:24
Very good these three layers of rocky tooth-shaped mountains in this shot, Chris. Given the fact that it's a scanned print and the photo was taken under somewhat unfavorable weather the result looks reasonably good and certainly transmits the special nature of that place. Colors are good, too.
cdewet (0) 2004-06-14 13:27
This is great - layer upon layer upon layer receding into what appears as fog. A really beautiful country from the pix I have seen. So, even if the scanner did not do it, the O/A
affect is pleasing to me!
yesterday (9833) 2004-06-15 5:19
Beautiful landscape, great texture, beautiful color and contrast.
avigur_11 (22069) 2004-06-15 13:50
A breathtaking lancape, Chris.Sharpness is not so bad, and the contrast is good. Well done.
spence (65) 2004-06-15 18:55
Very impressive scenery. I like the contrast of the rich green foreground with the grey and misty look of the rest. Composition is terrific with those diagonals of sharp craggy angles and I really like the depth in the shot.
femkevdh (2633) 2004-06-23 4:14
More than oke, beautifully scanned. Colours came out great. I like the fading shades of grey.
rabani (9645) 2004-09-02 21:03
This photo is almost a painting especially the background scene. Silky white silhouette within the mist against a rather greenish and detail foreground. Wonder why the mountain spur/ridge is so craggy and not as smooth or roundish. Probably still in the process of erosion or mixtures of limestone and granite you think.
emercamaya (365) 2005-01-09 22:50
Wow! I thought that these landscapes only exist in traditional Chinese watercolor paintings. Surreal, beautiful. The density of the mist gives a graduation of distance, as in the traditional landscape paintings.
I looked up an actual painting for comparison.
keribar (43841) 2005-05-31 15:13
Chris, this is a beauty indeed. I am really flabbergasted with the patterns and above all the green foreground which gives life to all the landscape. The view is great OK, but so are the frame and the light. Good shot - Izzet
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-09-03 7:44
Nice photo showing different layers one behind the other. I love the typical chinese trees in the foreground. It reminds me of those mythical chinese landscapes one sees in chinese paintings.
sabine04 (429) 2006-12-25 8:33
Jeppe (18654) 2006-12-27 5:03
An old one - I like the great graphics made by the mountains and the hazy weathter.
tanthainium (24) 2008-06-26 5:48
What a beautiful shade of color.