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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.

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
Shutter Speed:1/750sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
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
Voters:mrswoolybill · lonely_oryx · LynneJoyce · harlequinarcher · enricopardo · SlowSong · KingBee · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · pdcche · WhiteRose1 · Ezo · pamelajean · Brilane · andylea · Alan_Baseley · Brian65 · Growmore · lesliea · Glostopcat ·
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LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 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 Plus Member 75489 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

KingBee Plus Member 9429 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.



JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY Plus Member 81052 forum postsJN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 4:28 PM

I like the perspective. Great image!

pdcche  5 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2012 - 4:42 PM

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

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51412 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 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


pamelajean Critique Team 9930 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1756 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  9 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 5:34 PM

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

Brian65  6 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 - 7:50 AM

Lovely shot.

Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2012 - 7:36 PM

What a great composition Jasmine and excellent work. Gary

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