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Yellow Dragon Waterfall

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 29 March 2019 in Landscape & Rural.


Yellow Dragon Waterfall can be found almost at the end of the Three Gorges Tribe walk trail in Xiling Gorge. Apparently the waterfalls is named so because the shape of water flow looks like a dragon discharging water from its mouth. While most people were occupied by watching the locals performing a traditional wedding ceremony of the tribe, we skipped on the cultural experience on this occasion for one of the very few opportunities to get close to nature during our trip to China. It was a rare chance to focus on some landscape photography.

The day was slightly overcast, which works very well for this kind of photos. I was able to avoid harsh highlights in the foliage and in the water. The flow was not overly strong but there was enough of it for various streams to form. The greens present in the scene were beautifully lush and the wind was very gentle which made taking the photo very straight forward. This is the wide angle take on the entire waterfall. I also took a close up of one of the sections, which I will post a bit later on.

While we enjoyed the city touring in China, I really missed excursions into the nature. We saw a lot of beautiful landscapes through a bus window or from a boat but I wished I could really get out there and get a little closer. We definitely want to do another China trip and this time we will look for something that is more nature and hiking oriented. We will be looking to explore the more rugged western side of the country.

In the meantime, I hope you like this return to landscapes. I have a couple more photos from China to post and then I am looking forward to process and present some images of coastal scenery from the southern regions of Western Australia. Photographic opportunities have been somewhat rare in recent times. Whenever I had a a chance to get out there, weather and light have not been at their most cooperative. However, this all part of photographic experience and patience is one of the most important attributes, especially for landscape photography.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 4 seconds F/8.0 ISO 200 24 mm

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