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17 arch bridge from bronze ox's POV

By xwang
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.

Tags: General Bridge Architecture Beijing Bronze Ox Landscape and travel

Voters: mrswoolybill, lonely_oryx, LynneJoyce and 16 more

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LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2012 1:20PM
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.

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SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
4 Apr 2012 3:12PM
What a beautiful ox, and you've placed it so nicely in the image. Very interesting info. Smile
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
4 Apr 2012 3:46PM
Totally agree Chris' comments. And thank you for providing such an interesting write-up. Excellent stuff.


I like the perspective. Great image!
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2012 4:42PM
Lovely composition Jasmine, looks like he was watching you.. Peter
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
4 Apr 2012 4:43PM
Great description, Jasmine, and a superb composition. I won't even suggest cropping the sky this time GrinGrinGrin

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2024 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2012 4:50PM
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 11 5 12 Wales
4 Apr 2012 5:34PM
Marvellous use of DoF, Jasmine, a professional grade of picture.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 7:50AM
Lovely shot.
7 Apr 2012 7:36PM
What a great composition Jasmine and excellent work. Gary

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