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.
This week, I will be sharing pictures which are half / half.
Here is a picture taken in Shilin, Yunnan, showing the strangely shaped rocks.
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.
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!
The hike in Shanqing Shan has brought us views of some of the strangely shaped rocks.
They are a result of weathering in the nature.
According to the locals, this one looks like a snake coming out from its habitation
The hike in Shanqing Shan has brought us views of some of the strangely shaped rocks. They are a result of weathering in the nature. These ones resemble a couple of penguins.
The mountain seems to open up in layers.
On the left, there are clear escarpments overgrown with green plants.
Similarly, opening up in a Vee- shape on the right side are further hill slopes rising up steeply.
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.
This is another spectacular view of the mountain taken during the hike.
Pine trees just appear as tiny on this picture.
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Sanqing Shan is famous for its strange rocks, strangely shaped pines and the mist.
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.
Many of the pines are older than 100 years.
They reach out for more sunlight, more air and moisture.
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):