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According to the China travel web, the Seventeen-Arch Bridge was built during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799). There are some thirty bridges in the Summer Palace and this is the largest one, with a length of 150 meters (164 yards) and a width of 8 meters (8.75 yards).
A life-size bronze ox set on a bluestone wave-lined pedestal overlooks the east shore of Kunming Lake. The ox was cast in the image of a live creature in 1755. On its back is an inscription explaining the significance of the bronze ox. The ox was placed on the bank of the lake in hopes of preventing flooding forever.
Location: Summer palace, Beijing, China.
Canon50D;EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS;F10;S750;ISO200;Manual; Handheld.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.2
Aperture:f/9.5
Shutter Speed:1/750sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:17 arch bridge from bronze ox's POV
Username:xwang xwang
Uploaded:4 Apr 2012 - 11:50 AM
Tags:Architecture, Beijing., Bridge, Bronze, General, Landscape / travel, Ox
Votes:19
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 1:20 PM

I love the way that you have captured the ox from a POV that makes it look like it is looking over its shoulder back at us. Nice informative commentary too.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64445 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 3:12 PM

What a beautiful ox, and you've placed it so nicely in the image. Very interesting info. Smile
Chris

KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8329 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 3:46 PM

Totally agree Chris' comments. And thank you for providing such an interesting write-up. Excellent stuff.

Regards.

Bob

JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
4 Apr 2012 - 4:28 PM

I like the perspective. Great image!
JNC

pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2012 - 4:42 PM

Lovely composition Jasmine, looks like he was watching you.. Peter

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41055 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 4:43 PM

Great description, Jasmine, and a superb composition. I won't even suggest cropping the sky this time GrinGrinGrin

Dave

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8770 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1599 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 4:50 PM

Very good composition, Jasmine, and subtle tones. You have conveyed the strength of the bronze ox and his protective nature very well and have even injected life into him by getting a catchlight in his eye.

Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 5:34 PM

Marvellous use of DoF, Jasmine, a professional grade of picture.
Brian

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 - 7:50 AM

Lovely shot.
Brian

Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2012 - 7:36 PM

What a great composition Jasmine and excellent work. Gary

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