Weekly Photo Challenge : Half and Half (Rocks)

The DP’s theme for this week is Half and Half.

Photographers talk about the rule of thirds.

Taking pictures half / half is usually not recommended.CIMG3108

This week, I will be sharing pictures which are half / half.

Here is a picture taken in Shilin, Yunnan, showing the strangely shaped rocks.

Sanqing Shan (18) – Putting in Perspective

Sometimes, it is difficult to know the scale of things without anything to gauge or compare.

Here is a picture that I have captured on my hiking, while admiring at the buttress form of the mountain rocks and the plants and trees that have overgrown on them.DSCF0961

On the left upper corner, there is a trial supported on beams socketted into rocks. Hikers are walking on it.

From this, we can appreciate the scale of the mountain features!

 

SanQing San (11) – Sacred Mountain

Sanqing Shan is regarded as one of the sacred mountains in Taoism.

It is difficult not to have a Taoism perspective when you are up on the mountains.DSCF0993

This is another spectacular view of the mountain taken during the hike.

Pine trees just appear as tiny on this picture.

SanQing Shan (10) – Pines

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Sanqing Shan is famous for its strange rocks, strangely shaped pines and the mist.DSCF0964

My four photos here will not do justice to the scenery there, but these are the best I have got, given the short stay there.DSCF0955

Many of the pines are older than 100 years.DSCF0962

They reach out for more sunlight, more air and moisture.DSCF1013

Sanqing Shan is a UNESCO site.

For those who are interested in learning more about Sanqing Shan and the pines, you are welcome to click the following Youtube link ( please note that the video is not prepared by me):