Weekly Photo Challenge: Extraordinary ( Clouds)

We don’t see things like this everyday.

High up in Huangshan, China, you have to be in the right season and right moment to see these extraordinary clouds.photo (12)

Usually, they appear after rain but there is no guarantee that you will see these clouds after rain.

Photo taken by Chung Kwok Fan to whom credit is due.

Huangshan – Sea of Clouds (2)

I immediately appreciate the quality of the image supplied by my friend Mr. Chung Kwok Fan when he sent it to me.

I posted it and, quickly, it becomes the No. 5 “Most Liked” post in my blog!

Within a couple of months., it has garnered 400+ Likes.

I have written 500+ posts but the view of Huangshan with clouds far outpaced my other posts.photo (11)

Here is another photo which Mr. Chung supplied me earlier.

I don’t think it needs any more elaboration, it just left me wordless!

Hope you like it also ūüôā

 

HuangShan – the Sea of Clouds

Many readers / blogging friends thought I have travelled everywhere. The truth is that the more you travelled, the more you realize that there are many places that you haven’t visited.

HuangShan in China is a place where I have never visited.

My classmate in Chinese Calligraphy, Mr. Chung Kwok Fan, was there just last week.

The photos he showed us were some of the best I have ever seen of HuangShan.Huangshan20140420

Basically, he was several thousand feet  above sea level and viewing down the clouds and mountains below him.

It was just like a Chinese painting! Not just any painting, but a painting by a master.

The view is just surreal.

Mr. Chung has kindly agreed to my posting of this great photo.

Do you think this image warrant submitting to the National Geographic?

For those who would like to know more about HuangShan, below is an introduction from Wikipedia:

Huangshan¬†( literally: “Yellow Mountain”), is a¬†mountain range¬†in southern Anhui province in eastern China. The range is 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.