Friday, March 25, 2011

Blue Magic

Speaking of Magic Light, let's not forget that it's not necessary it has to be from the sun light, it also could be the light emitting from the intense colors of the nature's scenes.

Case in point, the fantastic turquoise and blue colors reflected from the lakes at the Yellow Dragon National Park and Jiu-Zhai-Gou National Park in Shichuan Province, central China, can bring the sense of magic to your photos as if the water emitting blue lights.  Those lakes are renowned for their special colors due to the limes and other chemical deposits in the water, flowing from the mountains nearby, and now those two parks are two of UNISCO's worldwide special heritage sites.  I was lucky enough to visit there twice in the past two years, and I have a lot of amazing photos to show you later, and here let me starts with two of them:

The magic turquoise water of the lime stone lakes at 
Yellow Dragon National Park, Shichuan Province, China
Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 70-200 mm f/4 L, ISO 100, f8, 1/40 sec  Hand-held, Av Mode

The bottom of the lake seems to be emitting turquoise color lights, seen from
Jiu-Zhai-Gou National Park, Shichuan Province, China
Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 70-200 mm f/4 L, ISO 100, f16, 1/4 sec  Hand-held, Av Mode

The first photo above was a Google Picasa Featured Photo in May, 2010, and it was further selected by Google to be one of the photos for Google's home page wallpaper, when Google released a new feature in 2010 that enabled users to pick a wallpaper image to replace the normally white background in the Google's home page.  The selection of this photo by Google brought hundreds of viewers from around the world viewing and use that photo, with many commenting on that photo. I was flattered to see so many people liked this photo.  What's in this photo attracted them? I am sure it was that magic blue and turquoise color from the water.

I will show you more fascinating photos from these very unique places that truly shows the nature's majesty....

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