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

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)

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  • Sergio PRO 4y

    Fantastic !




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    magnificent
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    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!!
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    lovely work
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    Nice Shot!
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    Great shot.
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    Wonderful image, congratulations on explore. A lovely shot of the mountains the colours are superb. Merry Christmas.
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    Stunning scenic shot
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    oh my goodness.. so so sweet!
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    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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    Incredible!!!
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