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Quiet morning on the banks of the Li

Quiet morning on the banks of the Li
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Copyright: Jean Saint Martin (jemaflor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13618 W: 378 N: 11698] (125211)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-09
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 18-400 mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-10-21 23:24
Viewed: 317
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
One of the most beautiful areas of China : the Li River basin dotted with karst peaks. Astonishing and beautiful !
Far from the skyscrapers and overpopulation of major Chinese cities, we are here in a rural and more traditional China.
A morning view taken from the banks of the Li River, in Yangshuo. A little mist, a backlight but the water mirror was perfect for beautiful reflections of the "loaves of sugar" around.

Fis2, holmertz, jhm, pierrefonds, johnjmoe, ikeharel, PaulVDV, PiotrF, mcmtanyel, alvaraalto, dale54, macjake, ChrisJ has marked this note useful
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Interesantan i lep pogled ujutru, dobar tekst ...
Lep refleks na vodi reke i planina, lepa priroda.
Lepo pokazano, dobro uhvacen trenutak.
Zelim vam lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

Interesting and nice view in the morning, good text ...
A nice reflex on the water of the river and mountains, beautiful nature.
Beautifully shown, well captured moment.
I wish you a nice and successful day, all the best.

Hi Jean
Beautiful almost double image you've there and this amazing karst landscape and i doesn't matter where this was taken from it still makes it look so special due to its uniqueness.
The boat is at a proper place to heighten the compo. Excellent
Best regard

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11025 W: 57 N: 19040] (71280)
  • [2019-10-22 1:11]

Hello Jean,
What a beautiful landscape with those impressive and steep hills. The bright sunlight and the calm water, which reflects the landscape so nicely, add a beautiful and tranquil morning mood. Very well done.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11508 W: 163 N: 19349] (141918)
  • [2019-10-22 1:36]

Witaj Jean!
Excellent composition, curious light.
Good framing and colors.
Interesting place, view makes impression.
Well done.
Nice day.

Hello Jean,
I was here long ago, slightly later in the year, and the weather was not as nice as this. The light may have been slightly difficult but the nearest hill looks perfect and the reflections are magnificent. The boats complement the view well.

Ciao Jean, fascinating landscape with fantastic mountains, beautiful reflections, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6008 W: 93 N: 9841] (56149)
  • [2019-10-22 4:57]

Hello Jean,
magnificent photo of these iconic mountains along the famous river. Great photo work,
thanks and regards,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26146 W: 523 N: 44753] (190777)
  • [2019-10-22 5:05]

Hello Jean,

You show us lovely one of the most beautiful areas of China.
Lovely panorama view with nice area.
An excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Bonjour Jean,

J'apprécie les reflets sur l'eau. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des montagnes. La lumière fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


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  • PMH Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 2 N: 34] (214)
  • [2019-10-22 5:49]

Hello there

Lovely photo if not the burnt sky but it is anyway quite accomplishment this photograph. I like this particular kind of landscape a lot. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

Bonjour Jean,

Un voyage en Chine qui devant un aussi beau spectacle est rentabilisé au niveau des souvenirs photographiques à rapporter. Difficile contre jour à gérer mais l'avant plan est très réussi.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4188 W: 0 N: 9929] (67735)
  • [2019-10-22 8:10]

This is really a fantastic landscape and I like the calm morning atmosphere, the reflections on the still water are simply impressive
regards Ryszard

Bonsoir Jean,
Jamais été là-bas mais la région de la rivière Li reste très invitante pour une visite. Je pense que c'est l'une des régions les plus belles d'Asie.
Les énormes pics karstiques se levant à côté de la rivière et reflétant dans l'eau offrent des vues magnifiques et impressionnantes.
Très serein et atmosphérique!
Amitiés, Paul

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4781 W: 2 N: 8709] (41922)
  • [2019-10-22 14:57]

Hello Jean
Amazing landscape from Yangshuo.
Attractive picture with nice composition.
I like beautiful colours, good light and good sharpness.
Fine presentation

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13428 W: 125 N: 24018] (120539)
  • [2019-10-22 15:58]

Salut Jean,vraiment un endroit magnifique,le choix du matin tres tot aussi donne une atmopshere magique a la composition,des reflets tres brillants et une vue impressionante,super! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Hello Jean,
What beautiful scenery! The reflections are exquisite. The light was challenging but you managed it reasonably well. 👍🏻👍🏻

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15451 W: 0 N: 16877] (187758)
  • [2019-10-22 20:52]

Hello Jean

Un merveilleux contre jour avec e jeu de lumière à gauche dans le ciel le soleil qui éclair le tout à droit des ont fantastique sur ces maisons et bateau ce découpage de collines en milieu avec le reflets quel ensemble
bravo et amitié

Bonjour jean,
A beautiful landscape that certainly deserves such a clear reflection.
Good balance found in this difficult contrast.
Well done
Have a nice day, groet Rob

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1007 W: 0 N: 2125] (15788)
  • [2019-10-23 11:29]

good evening to you jean..i like what you came up with here,wonderful bright landscape,plus you got a nice reflection too! tfs dale

Hi Jean
I'll have to look this up on google maps, i'm interested in seeing this place as well, its always great to get away from the major city centres for awhile. such interesting rock formations, or mountains, whatever they are. and a hint of civilization on the right. beautiful indeed, even with this white light on the left. Wish I could explore here too. cheers

Bonjour Jean,
this is so beautiful!
The light was challenging but the landscape is so extraordinary that the bright sky almost works to your advantage.
The reflection of course is the strong point too.
I like how the right side is crispy sharp and clear getting out of the dreamy sunlight.
Very well seen and captured!!

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15624 W: 1055 N: 32615] (151748)
  • [2019-10-27 1:12]

Hi Jean

I liked this area of China so much that I went back a 2nd time in 2012. Marvellous symmetrical reflections with the boats at right adding interest. Superb sharpness and perspective. Tfs!

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6297 W: 274 N: 12516] (95462)
  • [2019-10-28 11:22]

Bonjour Jean ,
Bien sûr , c'était compliqué avec le contre jour , mais le spectacle était grandiose et méritait d"être capturé . J'aime surtout la partie droite de l'image avec ses forts contrastes et ses magnifiques reflets .

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