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Paradise of GuiLin; Dragon Spine  - 龙脊梯田 | by CharlieBrown8989
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Paradise of GuiLin; Dragon Spine - 龙脊梯田

After 2 days of Internet down. Just got it up!!

This image is taken by my student's Ms Melanie Zhu Hong Qu of GuiLin. Before she make the trip to Dragon Spine; she ask me what is the best time to photograph sunrise in these area.


I said; I have not have any informations on the terrain & the sun activity in this area; the best thing is to check on the internet on the time of sunrise. My advise is she need to leave home @ 3.00am if she already located her Forming Up Place (FUP as in the Army term).


She then left her home @ 4.00am on the day of shooting, without knowing the weather conditions & the journey time needed to reach the FUP which some friend's recommended to her. Then it was raining in the morning & storm; finally she reached the location is already past noon.


When she told me that she is very dis-appointed with the trip result. Then she requested me to see whether what I can do to make the image more outstanding.


I had use both Picasa & Corel Paintshop Pro Xi to work on it to get the result above, while maintaining the mood of the time of shooting, at the sametime improve the total color definition of the image.


She told me that she is amased that how a not interesting picture could turn up as the Paradise color of GuiLin.


The following is her comments from her email to me:












I am sure you would enjoy this scenerary here & perhaps later you have a chance to visit there.


Thank you for your support & visit.


Your visit is also giving her inspiration & encouragement.


I appreciate it.


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Taken on September 21, 2008