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I need two photos to illustrate Depth at Zhangzhejie, China.
The problem is that even if I use a wide angle lens, it can only show the breadth or the depth of the stone pillars and the adjacent mountains.
To show both the breadth and the depth, maybe, I need shooting from a helicopter.
The first picture is in landscape format, it shows the setting of the “Avatar” stone column.
Whereas, the second picture, in portrait format, shows part of the stone column but misses out on the adjacent mountains.
So, by now, you may understand what I mean when I said I am not unable to use one photo to show the depth and the breadth of the scenery.
So beautiful and mysterious.!! Thank you for posting 🙂
Great to hear from you, Chirose!
Wonderfully weird! I would love to see this in reality.
Deserves a look with your own eyes! Regards, Michael
This was most likely the inspiration for scenes in the movie “Avatar”.
Yes, it was. Great to hear from you, Ron!
I was in Hong Kong last week, a few days in Macau before returning to the USA.
The weather wasn’t bad, it must be quite warm by your standards. I haven’t been to Macau for a few years now, understand it has changed quite a lot with the casinos and developments – seems no longer a quite enclave as it used to be!
I know what you mean. You almost have to look at both pictures to appreciate the landscape, truly breath taking!
Yes, I should have elaborated why you need to view both to get the perspective. Thank you, Leslie!
Such surreal beauty and you captured it perfectly!
Great to hear from you again! Glad that you like it.
That is some depth! Fantastic photos.
Thank you, Tiny, for your always kind support.
Wow, I would absolutely love to go there some day. How incredibly beautiful!
Great to hear from you! Regards, Michael
I like these shots a lot. I don’t use Photoshop, and I’m wondering if you do? I would like to see the faint structures in the distance in the second photo…the way they show in the top photo. Awesome anyway!
I have Photoshop but I don’t really know how to use it. I use a free processing version, only adjusting the lighting and nothing else. I have photos of the faint structures taken at close distance which means they are no longer faint.
I don’t know where you were standing, but it makes me dizzy just thinking about it. These are incredible photos.
We were on one side of the hill, looking downwards. That was the maximum extent I could take with my camera, maybe I could squeeze in more by using a fish eye type of lens but then it would distort the photo.
Your photos are amazing!
Great to hear from you! Thank you, Julia.
Wow! I am impressed. That is so beautiful, I love it!
Great to hear from you! Glad that you like it 🙂
That’s awe inspiring:)
Great to hear from you!
I have been there last year. I really enjoyed the views in Zhangjiajie. A walk around the mountains was really beautiful…
Nothing like that anywhere . . .. . . .
The weather in Macau and Honk Kong is similar to Houston in the winter.
That’s good 🙂
WoW!!!! But we can imagine it!!! Incredible place and incredible pics!!!
Glad that you like the pictures!
What an amazing landscape! I would love to see it for real!
Wish you will see it in person soon!
Wow, other worldly. Beautiful and mysterious, for sure.
………..the world of Avatar!
Awesome place and shots.! Would love to see it for real- thank you for sharing 🙂
Wish you would see it in person soon!
Magnificent …. great depth!!!!
Incredible from both perspectives!
When I first saw it, I found it incredible too . . .. same feeling!
Amazing and fantastic.
Thank you 🙂
Thank you, Jenny!
Wow, great photos in your blog 😊😊😊
many thanks for the kind words!
Knew I recognised that column, it’s what drew me here to see what you would say about it. Glad to know I wasn’t just making it up.
. . .. . . . the Avatar column!
Yep. I wouldn’t have been climbing it, even in green screen 🙂
what an amazing area, stunning captures!!
Glad that you like the photos 🙂
A ‘stitch’ program – using 4 panoramic images – might have captured both breath and dept? Just speculating!
Yes, that’s possible – however, seldom stitch photos – they won”t appear planar and become distorted. Anyway, thanks for the suggestion!
this is an incredible landscape — is it a park? it’s simply surreal, i love it
It is not a park but is opened to tourist; this inspires Avatar!
I am thinking of going there. Is it worth it compared to Jiuzhaigou? Some people told me that if you go to Jiuzhaigou first, then Zhangzhejie is a bit of a letdown.
Actually, the two places are quite different – Jiuzhaigou is for water and / or colored foliage in Autumn and Zhangzhejie is for the mountains and limestone columns!
Thanks. I will want to visit Zhangzhejie then!
Hi, you may also want to visit FengHuang or Phoenix old town not too far from there!
Thanks for the tip. I will definitely make it a point to drop by if I am there as I like to maximise my travels!