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Pagoda Hill Guilin

Pagoda Hill Guilin
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 640 N: 9631] (55122)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-31
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D 90
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-05 0:36
Viewed: 1592
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A late afternoon shot of Pagoda Hill in Guilin, taken whilst I waited for the sunset in the adjacent Li River behind me here. After a week of rain & overcast skies it was nice to see some sunshine for a change.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 318 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-02-05 1:19]

Good Morning Chris

Very good shot showing much of the area, I do like the light against the buildings, rock and trees. The water is so still to give superb reflections too. It was well worth the wait for the weather to take the shot.

I wonder what those people are doing i the background?

Welldone Chris. TFS


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2973 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-02-05 2:16]

Hi Chris,
A splendid reflection in this landscape shot. Beautiful architecture, especially the tower on the hill. Perfect exposure management and such sharpness. A considerable depth into the perspective.
Very neat work.

Francis Xavier

Bom dia Chris,

Beautiful place and wonderful reflections on water.
POV is excellent, and light very well managed.


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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-02-05 3:08]

Very nice clear picture. Unusual for people who visit this place as tourist I guess :)

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1825 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-02-05 6:50]

Hi Chris,
Nice capture of the Limestone mountains and pagoda. Pity about the houses in the image, as they spoil the nature look of the image.

Ciao Chris, fantastic view of lovely pagode, fascinating reflections, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21242)
  • [2012-02-05 7:37]

Interesting beautiful place, perfect reflections and original silhouettes of the mountains, nice soft light

This is very well taken shot with amazing mirror-reflections from this breathtaking location, Chris!
The picture is razor-sharp and clarity is nice.
Good natural colors and perfect POV for this scenic view.
Well done!

Best wishes,

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-02-05 8:38]

Hello Chris :)

I would like January to look at me also so, and not -30C. :(
This pagoda on scales and scenery they look wonderfully.
The very colourful, showy composition in miraculous light and natural colours.
True pleasure for eyes, splendid realization!

Best wishes.

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2012-02-05 10:01]

Bonjour Chris,

Quel cliché superbe, les reflets sont très nets, seule, les couleurs changent ce qui nous donne deux jolies versions!!!
Il est certain que ce joli paysage sous la pluie, a moins d'attrait que sous ce beau soleil, l'endroit est très agréable et paraît serein!!!
Lumière et couleurs sont au top!!!

Good morning Chris,

I like the composition of this picture.
Each element of beauty rivals.
Beautiful reflections of trees and the pagoda,
climbed to the highest near the sky and is reflected also in the water gracefully.
Wonderful colors and presentation.
Well done Chris for sharing this nice.
Great week.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-02-05 20:32]


Merveilleuse vue et image avec les beaux reflets superbe captage que le tons sont chaud et doux avec les maisons et le cloonies grandisoe compo.

Bravo et amitié


Olá Chris
I like to see this beautiful places...they look so happy with so good colors and so open space...very well composed and crop.Beauty and peace-
Um abraço

Hi Chris,
Beautiful landscape nicely composed with great reflection and tone of colors,
Excellent POV. & DOF. well presented with good details,
I like it..

Hi Chris,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The distance between the river and the mountains is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the scenery. The late afternoon light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


The newer buildings detract from the shot but the natural beauty cannot be denied. Beautiful mountains and reflections

Hi Chris. Nicely composed shot with excellent tones and colors. Nice job on the composition.


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2012-02-09 17:34]

Hi Chris,
Your series of China made me eager to see this beautiful mysterious country.
Beautiful place and wonderful reflections on water. POV is excellent, and light is well managed. Well done.
Kind Regards,

Hello Chris, you have seen some amazing places on your travels.
How did they manage to build that pagoda on the side of the rocky hill?
The sunlight brings the colours to life and gives us some beautiful reflections.
A shot of contrasts with the flat roofed buildings so starkly different from the elegance of the pagoda.
Excellent DoF.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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