My first attempt, at visiting the Great Wall of China. As you can see visibilty is limited and it's pouring rain. But I liked the repetition of the umbrellas. Shot at Badaling.
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syd1946 (18663) 2007-12-04 1:31
So beautiful photograph and so nice moment in the mist...i like the many colors of the umbrellas placed nicely in to the frame.Excellent!
riclopes (35577) 2007-12-04 1:32
Olá Chris, another great one of the Wall. I wouldn't like to be here with this weather, but the atmosphere of this photo sure is fantastic. Love the image disapearing in the background. This is the proof that even with rain, we can make good shots. Very well done.
snunney (98253) 2007-12-04 1:33
An unusual shot of the Great Wall and well worth taking. The raining atmosphere is well captured and I do like the umbrellas. Very good tones and clarity despite the mist.
ninaL (21348) 2007-12-04 1:38
Very good composition, with a good, rainy atmosphere...I like it.
About colors : maybe too much of green and cyan ?
Best regards. Grazyna.
jrj (34843) 2007-12-04 2:47
Good capture in the fog Chris - what a day for meeting up at this famous place. Effectful, well made compo.
noborders (1010) 2007-12-04 2:53
You seem to have frequented this wall under so various weather conditions, I prefer this weather for the shooting as it makes the photo more unusual and gives more emphasis to the people on the FG : amusing !
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2007-12-04 3:15
Superb composition and colours, excellent framing. I like the fog-covered wall.
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-12-04 3:18
Very nice composition with a good, rainy atmosphere.
Great colours and POV,well done.
carper (96) 2007-12-04 3:35
well Chris it's indeed a rainy day at the big wall,
very good photo in the rain, fine atmosphere and good perspective, good photojob I like it, have a nice day.
JPlumb (3159) 2007-12-04 3:37
Hi Chris, this is a tough shot, to show the people and the rain. The deepening fog gives us a pretty good indication of the rain. I especially like the lady in blue, looks like she's in a bit of a hurry, and not liking this rain. The guy in red is the typical, patient husband, waiting for his wife to catch up (haha). Very good colour and tone set in this shot. This is great.
delkoo (68) 2007-12-04 3:40
i like this rainy and foggy scene, colours of umbrellas makes very interesting spots.
UnTrained (0) 2007-12-04 6:05
sudden attack of the "Mongolian Umbrellafighters"? ;-)
Real heavy rain as nothing in a few meter distance is visible any more, like a stairway to Nirvana. Good colour impression and nice patterns from the wall.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Emile (20352) 2007-12-04 6:05
We are always looking for a nice sunny day to take some pictures and don't realize that there are so many good opportunities to get an amazing one under extreme weather condition. Yours is an excellent example. Very well captured, good shot.
Well done. TFS.
mehmetemin (7231) 2007-12-04 6:21
Very beautiful moment and calm atmosphere!
I like your photo's colours
danos (97471) 2007-12-04 6:33
my friend, you were very unlucky that you find in the Great Wall and was rained. When I found there in passed March fortunately had sun,but with enough clouds.Never mind as you write in your note,the colourful umbrellas create a nice scene.Well done.
fayeulle (27827) 2007-12-04 6:53
It's not pleasant to visit this place with such a shitty weather..
However, I like the wall cecoming invisble in the fog.
Gustaw (21670) 2007-12-04 7:47
Wow! It is very interesting photo with interesting composition. I like your rain. It is good idea. I like very much beautiful chinise architecture.
Gerrit (51935) 2007-12-04 9:04
funny and moody shot. I like the lady who obviously likes walking in the rain.
Partha_c (2029) 2007-12-04 9:31
Hi Chris. You seemed to have enjoyed the Great Wall in all weathers! A very well composed shot -- the rains, the haze, the colourful umbrellas, the tone of the wall - all inclusive. The posture of the woman (if I am sure)in the f/g in the bluish raincoat is quite amusing. Dancing or checking the inertia of motion while coming down? Enjoyed. Regards.
jackart (6702) 2007-12-04 10:18
Your umbrellas in the fog looks very impressive. Very nice air perspective. You had hard light so I think that this wasn't good day for a trip, but this capture is excellent!
Cormac (26565) 2007-12-04 10:36
Great shot! I like the fog on the wall, which certainly gives this a different kind of appearance than the normal shot of the Great Wall. The people on the wall are quite entertaining too, or at least the one running up the stairs is. Well done!
berek (50378) 2007-12-04 20:49
magnificent picture. I like colourful umbrellas and mystic fogy atmosphere. taka care.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-12-04 22:07
An unsual view of the "Great Wall". It's nice to see non the typical image of that place.
ysabaner (1069) 2007-12-04 23:41
Great Wall of China and rain, very nice pic. Well done.
siolaw (38292) 2007-12-05 0:01
A great monulent and aterrible weather.. i just had the same in the Golden Rock, Myanmar! But the atmosphere here is very well rendered with umbrellas and Great Wall disappearing in the fog!
I like it!
danyy (0) 2007-12-05 0:33
image très inhabitelle de la Grande Muraille
Comme quoi il y a moyen de réaliser de bonnes photos d'ambiance dans des conditions des plus difficiles, ce qui n'est plus à démontrer.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-12-05 1:39
What a shame the weather packed up during your visit. You certainly captured the dismal conditions of the weather here. Good POV and commendable effort to still take photos in this wet conditions. Well done! tfs
Silvio1953 (142095) 2007-12-05 6:17
Hi Chis, fog and rain for a fascinating composition of Great Wall, very well done, ciao Silvio
ayansadhu (1502) 2007-12-07 8:31
This is a nice image....
The rainfall is nicely captured
Framing is good
The umbrellas created a nice effect in the frame....
Angshu (56750) 2007-12-10 0:55
Haven't seen a similar shot ever before! Love the wall disappearing in the downpour in the BG..the umbrellas provide nice colours, but certainly not a moment for photographers. Excellent!
mrcrow (3993) 2007-12-11 2:18
i had to hunt out a china one again
this one is quite amusing..trying to negotiate all those steps in the rain..!!
bright colours liven the shot and fill the perspective points well..
jasmis (58012) 2007-12-11 13:46
Amazing rainy scenery with fog. Superb poses of people. Smart idea and superb result.
P-S-I-G (25536) 2007-12-16 1:09
A great scene taken. I enjoy the foggy and rainy atmosphere. Very well done.
femkevdh (2633) 2007-12-20 6:18
It's a very original capture of the Wall! Too bad (for you) you dind't have the view of the beautiful surroundings, but you've picked up a very nice side effect! ;-)
wolf38 (31296) 2008-01-03 0:45
Hello Chris. Rain. Umbrella is obligation. My favourite weather: -) But the large wall does not see one each day. A pleasure does not seem to be it however. And a remote view is not possible also. The multicolored photo shows all of this perfectly. Beautifully and worth seeing. Best regards, Wolfgang.