Three Kings From The East (Yellow Mountain - Anhui, China)

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    I discovered this scene in the mystical Huangshan Mountain range, and immediately thought of the legend of Christ´s birth, with the wise men arriving from the East.
    The haze had a distinct blue cast. Strange, but very beautiful.

    Location Info (Wikipedia):
    Huangshan (simplified Chinese: 黄山; traditional Chinese: 黃山; pinyin: Huángshān; literally "Yellow Mountain"[2]), is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. The range composed of material that was uplifted from an ancient sea during the Mesozoic era, 100 million years ago. The mountains themselves were carved by glaciers during the Quaternary. Vegetation on the range is thickest below 1,100 meters (3,600 ft), with trees growing up to the treeline at 1,800 meters (5,900 ft).
    The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly shaped granite peaks, Huangshan Pine trees, and views of the clouds from above. Huangshan is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of China's major tourist destinations.

    © Andy Brandl / PhotonMix (2011)
    Don´t redistribute / use on webpages, blogs or any other media without my explicit written consent.

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    1. sergioesse 28 months ago | reply

      Fantastic !


      Merry Christmas from sergioesse

    2. Panorama Paul 28 months ago | reply

      Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and festive season Andy... I'll be away from Flickr for the next couple of weeks... but I'll definitely be back in full form when I return early next year! Thanks for all your support over the past few months... I really appreciate that!!

    3. Tilak Haria 28 months ago | reply

      Congrats for being on EXPLORE. Wish you A Very Happy Christmas and A Very Prosperous New Year.ENJOY.

    4. Malhas© 28 months ago | reply

      lovely work
      Have a nice day my friend
      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

      [ via flickriver explore  --Malhas© ]

    5. atropo8 28 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot!
      Congratulations for EXPLORE!


    6. José Luis Luque 28 months ago | reply

      Congrats on Explore!!! Greetings from Spain.




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      Escelente trabajo!!! enhorabuena. Saludos y Feliz Navidad
      Excellent work!!! Congratulations. Greetings and Merry Christmas

    7. jmi-57 [deleted] 28 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image, congratulations on explore. A lovely shot of the mountains the colours are superb. Merry Christmas.

    8. ferpectshotz 28 months ago | reply

      Great capture congrats on Explore...

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    10. Anthony Cain © 28 months ago | reply

      oh my goodness.. so so sweet!

    11. landESCAPEphotography | jeff lewis 28 months ago | reply

      looks wonderful -- love it! Such a beautiful place that would love to visit someday. I feel like this image is a bit blue, maybe increase the color temp a little? But that's an easy fix...granite is tricky to expose and you did an awesome job. Have a great holiday!
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    12. Mari Hertel 28 months ago | reply

      Incredible!!!

    13. artland 28 months ago | reply

      Congratulations!
      This is a wonderful shot!
      You are invited to post it to:


      artland

    14. atropo8 28 months ago | reply

      Splendido scatto! Beautiful shot!
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