Sunset on the Waterfall

What is it like to take a ride on a bamboo raft, drifting near to a mystical waterfall when the sun was setting.DSCF2943A

Earlier this year, we took a tripย to Yunnan and Guizhou. The Jiulong Waterfall was one of the highlights of the trip.

We didn’t have the luck of taking a ride on that bamboo raft but felt the whole scene was surreal when taking the photo. . . . . . . . . . .

240 thoughts on “Sunset on the Waterfall

  1. I really wish to ride that bamboo raft right about now!The image looks very beautiful and serene and I find myself captivated by the sight of the water. I am left to wonder are there any creatures that would see me as supper inside or can I let myself sink into imagining I am swimming in there aswell?

    • The waterfall cascades into a series of lakes. It appears that there are not a lot of creatures inside. Look quite safe for swimming but there were no people there doing that. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • The bamboo is part of the tourist activity; there were several rafts there. Many parts of China are warm from March to around October; depending on the altitude and latitude. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yes, there is a contrast between the small boat and the powerful water, as well as the dark background and the white water / mist. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Well said, there is a contrast between the small boat and the powerful water, as well as the dark background and the white water / mist. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I also have doubts as to whether I would like to get so close to the waterfall on somewhat which is not very sturdy. Thanks for liking the image ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Veronika, thanks so much for the nominations which I understand are important awards. I have decided not to pursue or accept any nomination / award during my retirement and for this reason, I have already turned down all similar awards. Knowing that my blog is read in many places of the world (over 160 countries) is already my biggest reward. Thanks for enjoying my posts and thinking of me for the nominations. Regards, Michael

    • Hi, your comment has been inspiring. As a result, I have today posted “And God created Waterfalls. . .”. please peruse. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I had never heard of this waterfall until today, and it looks amazing. Love your contrast between power and fragility, light and dark….and I imagine it makes quite a noise ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Michael thank you for your loving visit with me.
    Wish you a beautiful Wednesday.

    Gigantic image
    for us, it’s raining again.
    Yesterday, it was very nice.
    Andrea sends warm greetings to friends

    • Hi, you are welcome. We just have a typhoon which passed not too far from us. The weather right now is hot and exceeds 30 degrees. Regards, Michael

    • A storm is a typhoon?
      I am grateful that I was allowed to stay with them as a guest.
      Where exactly are you?
      What city?
      I come from North Rhine-Westphalia.
      From Oberhausen close to food.
      Have a nice day and without heat.
      I hope it will cool down soon estwas you.
      Warmest greetings Andrea sends

    • Hi Andrea, I am based in Hong Kong, we have the typhoon signal number three hosted the day before. Thanks very much visiting my blog and for the “likes” on the various post. have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Then I send love greetings to Hong Kong… you may find no storms
      You are protected by Sturm.Herzlichste greetings Andrea

  4. Absolutely amazing waterfall.Delightful picture.Thank you for liking my post.jalal

  5. Once again your eye for beauty is amazing. Thanks for sharing. And for your frequent visits and likes of my little corner of the blog-iverse. I am pleased that I continue to provide my audience with enjoyable work. Take care my friend – and happy travels!

    • Sure, with more skills acquired by taking more and given the right condition, many people are now able to take similar photos with their cameras which are now so commonly available. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. You’re telling a bigger picture here, a greater story–majesty and wonder and glorious Creation. I appreciate your eye for such beauty. Thanks, too, for the like on my blog.

  7. I especially like how the angle of the sun causes the shadow of the entire western side to be cast on the water. The mist gives you the feeling of how it must sound too. Imagine that, a picture that creates an image of sound. Wow! Thank you for liking 50figment “A Visit WIth Madame Zahara.” That was an especially fun post to write. Cheers Michael!

    • I didn’t know that this picture would be so ‘liked” by blogger friends. . . . it has over 500 likes! As you said, the picture stretches your imagination to beyond just visual. You are welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. If you follow my blog, you know how much I love water-falls from the smallest to the grandest. I have not actually been up close and personal to see the more beautiful ones, yet hoping to one day.

    • Hi, I have posted some waterfalls and will continue to do so. You can get close to some of these waterfalls, like the ones at Plitvice lakes, Croatia and I do really enjoy viewing them. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. If I was in that raft, think I would have been a little intimidated being so close to the power of the waterfall. Actually, I think that you have to stand back to get a wonderful photo like this.
    In a raft so close to a waterfall, a camera lens might become too “misty eyed.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Hi Jackie, very nice of you still continuing visiting my blog. I am happy that you have the courage and persistence to continue studying. Hope you will find a job soon. Regards, Michael

  10. Seeing the raft really gives a sense of scale to the waterfall… Looks very peaceful but it must also be quite exciting to row up to the falls, the loud sounds of them rushing, all the water in your face…
    Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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