This is a photo which I have never posted.
The water up in the lakes of Jiuzhaigou, China is blue; it is so rich in calcium.
The surrounding is so serene, the area is lush, together with the lake, they make a great picture.
This is like a post card!
This week’s photo challenge theme is Edge.
Here are a couple of photos taken in Jiuzhaigou, China.
It shows a distinctly divided edge between the lake and the mountains.
Just like the Pamakule in Turkey, these are pools containing high levels of dissolved calcium contained within naturally formed levees of deposited limestone.
Unlike Pamakule, this is at a very high altitude where normal breathing could be a problem.
This week’s theme is Edge.
I have shown this picture a few times before.
This will not be the last time I show it.
The fence there marks the edge to a paradise. . . . . . . . . it makes me come back to my senses and prevent me from falling into the paradise.
Picture was taken in JiuZhaiGou, China in Autumn.
This week’s DP photo challenge is Mirror.
There are many lakes in Jiuzhaigou, China that are mirror like.
The serene water has a lot of dissolved calcium giving the distinct blue colors of the water and also perfect reflections of the nearby hills and trees.
Here are a couple of examples that attest to this.
Legend has it that a fairy has dropped her mirror and the pieces have scattered in the lakes.
Not sure this is really Opposite.
Is the colorful mountain opposite to the blue lake?
Or is the cloudy sky opposite to the water?
The picture was taken in JiuZhaiGou, Yunnan where the placid lake has a special blue tint because of the calcium dissolved in it.
Waterfalls are one of my favorite subjects.
While I am impressed by those mighty falls which look so powerful with their roaring sound; I am all the more at peace with those small ones too.
Here is a picture of a waterfall taken at JiuZhaiGou. It looks so silky and serene and integrates so well with the green environment.