Kaiyuan Si Temple in Quanzhou (686 ad - 738 ad, but the pagoda is more recent). I tried a workshop with blue sky. I'm not sure which is better. Quanzhou was one of the worlds largest ports when Marco Polo visited in the 13th century, when it was known as 'Zaiton'.
Quanzhou is roughly pronounced as 'Kwen-zsho'.
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DonQ (2625) 2004-09-20 3:15
I like this very strong coloured scenery Chris. Again a beautiful architecture in very nicely framework.
Well done again. Bravo.
RGatward (20086) 2004-09-20 3:16
Agree with Don's comments, but it's a pity about the sky here, though not much you can do about that, also it seems a touch OE, again generally nice work.
PixelTerror (0) 2004-09-20 3:44
Hi Chris, having reviewed both versions I prefer the "blue" one, I think the pagoda is better enhanced than on the milky one, even if the light on the trees on the right side gets a bit strange. How did you proceed to achieve that nice result ?
elihesamian (26149) 2004-09-20 3:47
Well composed with a great perspective,nice mini note,beautiful traditional building,...
and a similar sky for me like some of the sky in my shots:white/cloudy:)
And a great cropping with notice to branches,great work.
I like it,Chris.
spence (65) 2004-09-20 5:08
Good view of the temple with its lovely lines clearly seen against the sky. I prefer the plain sky rather than the blue. I like the green of the hedges and trees, the depth created by the path and the people giving scale. I'd crop the bit of the tree upper left but I like the shot very much.
ma-tibou (4568) 2004-09-20 6:53
Encore un bien joli monument Chris, toujours interessantes vos photos. Marci.
strangiato (10) 2004-09-20 6:59
This crop is a bit too tight for me. Better to clone out the leaves on the left or include more of them.
I like the position of the row of hedges and the pagoda though. I am a bit less impressed by the sky which is too white.
jhm (153748) 2004-09-20 7:06
It path is a very great perspective, give beautiful depth an the photo, the green trees, with the special Temple, beautiful east architecture. Well done Chris!
bpelvan (3798) 2004-09-20 10:08
For me the upper left part of this pic increase the depth of the temple together with the branches at the upperright. Both are framing well. The path with two men just in the middle points out the depth perfectly.
The sky boders?? Yes but a little. Because I wanna know more about the world, not to look at the fancy photos.
Well done Chris. Bravo.
Spoony (3539) 2004-09-20 11:09
Nice perspective. Very, very well composed!
Your pic have lots of interesting elements. Fine work.
burdallet (0) 2004-09-20 13:22
Un chefd'oeuvre de l'architecture en bois .. assemble sans un seul clou !
l'axe central est un MAT sur toute la haute de l'édifice .
En général pour la pérénité sur monument
la maintenance consiste à tout démonter refaire les morceaux qui on mal vieilli et remontrer l'ensemble comme un LEGO !!
mais qui sait encore le faire maintenant .. sans un clou !!
Ce typer d'édifice resiste TRES bien aux tremblements de terre ; concui en fait pour cela .. durer au temps !!
sunny (3069) 2004-09-20 18:39
Lovely composed shot with fine digonal and gorgeous details Chris! :-) The magestic body of the pagoda brings a lot of charm to the overal mood together with the walking people. Very well done indeed!
avigur_11 (22099) 2004-09-20 22:32
I am sure that the original photo is great, Chris. THe colors and the composition are excellent. Unfortunately, time isn't so good for prints, and the colors are damaged and lost its magic.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-09-21 5:11
Good choice of composition in this one, Chris. The temple is well placed in the upper left area, and the diagonal walkway (with the two folks) leading towards the right border of the frame enforces the sense of perspective. Looking at the workshop with the oh-so-blue sky, it gets to be a bit much for me, so I think here we have a case where the "pale" sky actually works quite fine ;-)
Georges (11185) 2004-09-21 9:55
Le cadrage ici place bien toute la scène en la mettant en parfaite valeur.
J'aime bien ici les détails de l'architecture et surtout la patience que les personnes qui on réalisé ce type d'ouvrage on eus.
ale (1819) 2004-09-22 6:31
I like very much this compo with the temple on the left and the path on the right. Thanks for the note!