Taken at Badaling, on a hot summer's day of 36c, in early June. The cyan umbrella is being used as a sunshade. From Wikipedia:
"Badaling (simplified Chinese: 八达岭; traditional Chinese: 八達嶺; pinyin: Bādálǐng) is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 50 miles northwest of Beijing city in Yanqing County, which is within the Beijing municipality. The portion of the wall running through the site was built during the Ming Dynasty, along with a military outpost reflecting the location's strategic importance.
The portion of the wall at Badaling has undergone heavy restoration, and in 1957 it was the first section of the wall to open to tourists. Now visited annually by millions, the immediate area has seen significant development, including hotels, restaurants, and a cable car. The recently completed Badaling Expressway connects Badaling with Beijing city."
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riclopes (35577) 2008-06-29 1:41
Another great one of the wall, Chris. Fantastic perspective and fascinating green view with the wall appearing in some parts while ondulation over the mountains. Excellent inclusion of the cyan umbrella at left.
maria (3276) 2008-06-29 1:43
Impressive view with a good quality. Although it is classically composed, it never stops amazing me.
For me, the decision to place the cyan umbrella in the foreground was a wise one but due to the harsh light on it or the bright colour it becomes a bit distracting.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-06-29 1:46
Great view from this fantastic place. The composition is very spectacular I like the beautiful architectural details and the picturesque environment. The POV is superb, Very well done!
Have a nice Sunday
Gustaw (21670) 2008-06-29 1:59
Hi, my friend!
Wow! Today big wall! Very interesting and famous view. I like your composition. I like your idea. Good colours and light. Well done.
Kielia (22913) 2008-06-29 2:04
excellent composition, the wall leading the eye through the whole image. Great depth and very nice colours, it was a good idea to include the umbrella as a nice contrast to the green trees and bushes.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-06-29 2:08
Hello Chris! Nice lightness and colors. Fantastic shot. Very interesting place. Very funny umbrella. Good luck!
gentedilivello (3095) 2008-06-29 2:10
what a wonderful view!
It is amazing how you were able to render the depth of this view and how long the Wall unwinds over the mountains.
patshoo (952) 2008-06-29 2:43
Attractive monumental,Great dept had showed the greatness of this building,Strong perspective also the length,Crowd made this scene lively and act of women in foreground concluded a feeling of most tourist in this place too.Good work,TFS.
JCG (35129) 2008-06-29 2:57
The point of view on the Wall of China is really impressing here. I like much qualities of the image in particular on the level of the light which gives much clearness to the image. The woman who goes up seems to pain in her effort and apparently the weather is hot… The umbrella brings a beautiful key of color. Pretty and interesting glance. Thank you Chris.
With all my friendships and very good Sunday,
dvlazar (6644) 2008-06-29 3:40
Great shot from the wall!
Full of activity and color - i like it.
The lighting is very dynamic and bright - well done.
Cretense (68685) 2008-06-29 3:45
Trully outstanding photo, spectacular view, an excellent way to photograph one of the most important monuments in the history of the mankind! Excellent composition, amazing perspective and depth of field, great light managment and beautiful colours! Congratulations!
jurek1951 (40949) 2008-06-29 3:50
Nice view of this part of the famous Chinese wall.Excellent composition.Great POV and colors, a very pleasant image.
kermit350 (9014) 2008-06-29 4:37
Hello Chris, beautiful view from above of this work mint, framing increases (if it of it were still need) the size of this wonder built by thousands of men, impressive seen taken since the area of very beautiful Badaling details stone in this environment vegetable to restore with taste for the joy of the million tourists, sincerely ..........Hello Chris, bel vue plongeante de cet œuvre mint, le cadrage augmente (s’il en était encore besoin) la grandeur de cette merveille bâtie par des milliers d’hommes, impressionnante vue prise depuis la région de Badaling très beau détaille de la pierre dans cet environnement végétale restaurer avec goût pour la joie des millions de touristes, bien amicalement
TopGeo (38168) 2008-06-29 7:56
Hi Chris! excellent shot!Your picture is acquaintance the point is interest and believes does not finish in pictures never Splendid moment and good output Compliments
japiey (10163) 2008-06-29 14:59
Excellent presentation of the great wall.
Fine tones and composition.
axiotea (21649) 2008-06-30 0:29
An impressive view of the famous wall, with a good sense of depth and capture of the people adding life...A nice contrast between the vegetation and the wall.
Have a nice day
papagolf21 (83202) 2008-06-30 0:54
Bonjour, cher Chris,
Magnifique prise de vue de cette grande muraille de Chine. L'angle du cadrage est parfait pour donner toute l'importance de cet édifice mythique.
Une très belle réalisation.
Paolo (41222) 2008-06-30 1:11
Excellent view Chris!
a long snake on the green hills and mounts of China!
fantastic POV and excellent timing.
danyy (0) 2008-06-30 1:27
une vue avec beaucoup de relief et d'altitude, qui montre qu'il faut une certaine santé pour parcourir cette muraille.
Une muraille d'ailleurs très touristique.
Gerrit (43951) 2008-06-30 1:31
excellent picture of this great monument in its full touristic use. The blue screen and the girl walking up the obvious steep climb,
danos (82991) 2008-06-30 3:12
nice snapshot with the tourists to 'climb' to the corridors of the Great Wall.Its a difficult climb especially of the right side of it.As i see the region is in green this month of the year, against mine visit with the temperature to be at 6c.Well done.
Have a nice week,Danos
jhm (135030) 2008-06-30 3:32
Fantastic perspective and fascinating, green view with the wall appearing in some parts while on about the mountains a light misty atmosphere.
The composition is very spectacular I like the beautiful architectural details and the picturesque environment.
Wonderful image, pleasant for look it.
albertz (2468) 2008-06-30 8:02
Excellent pov Chris, one of the best picture i've seen so far of the wall, also its good to see people walking around as it adds a sense of scale and depth as well. Very nice.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-06-30 8:50
a fascinating construction, well done framing without sky, a great POV, sharpness and brightness are very fine
Jeppe (18654) 2008-07-04 0:16
A very impressive view indeed - the inclusion of people having problems with the stairs enhance the feeling of height
Angshu (54653) 2008-07-04 0:35
You've shown us the Great Wall from quite a few locations now...Do we see the wall bifurcating somewhere in the middle of the frame, with one branch spanning from left to right & the other going straight? The perspective is great & so is the contrast with the surrounding greens
Emile (20350) 2008-07-06 16:29
A superb shot of the Great Wall, very well captured with great perspective, depth and beautiful colors. Well done.
Wish you a nice week ahead.
fkokol (1636) 2008-07-08 3:20
Amazing place to visit. I wish I could go one day. you captured nicely. great colours and perspective.
adores (34310) 2008-07-08 18:08
This is what I call tourists, they seem to be everywhere:)!!! Reaching the wall with the heat must not be very easy. The pov is very good to show the wall and the mountains around. The sunshade makes a good contrast.
sacavem (18610) 2008-08-04 2:32
Another excellent picture!Very nice detail and lighting. The stunning dimension and vastness.TFS
crckt (7218) 2008-08-05 19:02
This is a really nice shot of the great wall. Looks bright, full of contrast and has nice colors.
mumek (20198) 2008-08-15 3:49
Good morning Chris!
Very nice capture of the Great Wall at Badaling. Super details of masonry work in foreground. Great different tones of the green hills. The walking tourists add a lot of life to this beautiful scenery.Thanks for posting
zahoor_salmi (1053) 2008-08-24 5:23
The composition is very spectacular I like the beautiful architectural details.
fritzi007 (2662) 2011-10-08 11:20
enormous, these walls, photographed very well, I wish I were there!