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Awe and fascination have been my reactions to the use of color in traditional Chinese Architecture,
the texture and ornamentation on the buildings is very rich and it ussually blends yellow and red.
I photographed this roof detail at Xiequyuan ( 'Garden of Harmonious Interest' ),
near the spot where movie director Bertolucci filmed the only Summer Palace scene in 'The Last emperor'
......every day the sky is either solid blue or it has beautiful cloud formations.

....a big thank you for your comments,...enjoy.

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bernie
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:iconaimie:
aimie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
so beautiful ~
^^
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:iconclic-n:
clic-n Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Student
YOU WENT TO CHINA?? .... i want it too... :cries:


nice shot, by the way... =)
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DarkShadow1425 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
chinese architecture is nice^^ awesome shot!
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:iconrawphotography:
RawPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
I love chinese architecture :)
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:iconinvertedbeliever:
invertedbeliever Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
Red and yellow,looks like the typical color of China,hehe;)
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:iconglassocean:
glassocean Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent
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:iconglassocean:
glassocean Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent
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:iconevrenozturk:
Evrenozturk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005
Orange and blue;always so beutiful together but with a nice composition;YUMMY!!!
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:iconelultimodeseo:
elultimodeseo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2005   Photographer
i hope one day i had the lucky to go there..

is realy beautifull...!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you are so lucky!!!! realy!!! ;)
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:iconjustinr623:
justinr623 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2005
a white border would have done this much better
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:iconnidadin:
NidadiN Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005
I love how it stands out in the sky!
your work is so beautiful!
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:iconloa4ever:
Loa4eVER Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005
Nice colors and the arquitecture yeah:) beautifull.
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:icondon-sarcasmo:
Don-Sarcasmo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2005
awe and fascination .. that about sums it up =)
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Akua-Mele Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
I hope you know that I will never be able to comment on all of your work...or for that matter, comment appropriatly on any of it. You see, it just leaves me so awed that I can't speak, and when i do, i sound like a total idiot. So i will just keep my distance, to admire and take inspiration from afar.
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Raptor85 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg!!!!!!!!! awsome photo! lucky you thay gets to explore china
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kat-k Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005
This is a beautiful piece. It contains gorgeous colours and marvellous architecture. Its even better how the buildings paint is slightly warn away. Ancient Chinese architecture is always a treat to the eyes. This is also taken at a well set angle and the lighting is perfect. I chew at your ubr excellent skills. GNAR GNAR GNAR!!
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jotamyg Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
The Chinese architecture is very very interesting and beautiful!!! I :love: it!!!

Congratulations! Great pic!
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:iconthegryph:
thegryph Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
That's a beautiful shot - the contrast of colors between the roof and the sky is lovely.
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:iconpaperclipp:
PaperClipp Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2005
Comments unneeded *faints* :+fav:
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:iconadobopowered:
adobopowered Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2005
Very nice capture. I like the colors and the architecture. Thanks!
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SpindleEye Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005   Photographer
You can really see the power of the building in this photo.
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:iconrwirtz:
rwirtz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
Captivating and vibrant colors indeed. Very positive and happy.
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evanescingintonight Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
wow..i love the colors in all of these, everything looks so crisp and fresh kind of, it's really beautiful. You're really lucky to be in China, i've been dreaming of going there or to Japan for years! Have fun!!
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amour-etranger Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005   Photographer
La manera que cortastes la foto esta perfecto, me gusta.. Porque cortastes demasiado, pero se le ve bien
Que variedad de color ay.. !
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
Nice angle. I really like this sort of architecture, very traditional looking.
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:iconenstillfear:
enstillfear Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005  Professional Photographer
such an eye catching image, perfect point and rustic bold colors!

:-)
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:iconpitvipr:
Pitvipr Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005
yet again one of those pieces that avoids the tanget, I love the angle on the main roof
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:iconokibi:
okibi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005
Great shot. Love the depth of the colours.
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Argocat8 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
again an interesting angle in your composition - you managed to include in the one view all the interesting aspects in detail of the roof...great colour contrasts too (no clouds!)

The Last Emperor is one of my all time fav movies - incredibly inaccurate, but I just love they got to use the real places as glorious backdrops.
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icewulf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005
such strong and expressie colors...nicely captured yet again!
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BlackCore-RaiseHell Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005
Btw, what lens did you use for that shot if you don't mind me asking? Sigma AF-EX 15-30?
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BlackCore-RaiseHell Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005
Amazing colors and interesting architecture. :nod:
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henry30cu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005   Photographer
nice contrast between the buildings and the sky...great shot
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JuliaDunin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005  Professional Photographer
beautiful pleace. I was always fascinating with chinese culture. The architecture is for me so intereresting, so great composed, so colorfull, that make me dream about livin in Pekin, for egzample ... So that why i'm jealous - you have this chanse to see it your own eye.... :evileye:
Anyway... thank you for sharing with us your gorgeous photos... You'r really amazing! :D
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:iconpeitxon:
peitxon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome photography! why didn't you take me with you?? :P
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darknessupon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005  Student Writer
Wow, very interesting nice lighting too so natural! :D
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psygothic Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005
Beautiful,Bernie :hug:
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:iconjord0:
Jord0 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005
good compostion, colors and perspecitve!
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:iconfearfreddy:
FearFreddy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Really a beautiful building !
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assimilated Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful.
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nohbdyshome Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
i really like the colors, the shadow is just right
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nrgizrbuni Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Stunning. Absolutely stunning. I'm always impressed with architecture from different cultures. Gorgeous colors, lighting, contrast and detail. Excellent overall composition.

I wanna go!

;)
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chante Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Just beautiful . . . and I could get very used to seeing solid blue skies every day . . . and the beautiful cloud formations, too ;)
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Mysirami Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
I've always admired Chinese architecture.... I would love to visit there someday :)

And that sky is dazzling, so blue ^^
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exodus3 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Wonderful photograph. Love the lighting. Can't wait to see more from Asia!!
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Marmo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
First of all, I'm really jealous that you have seen this architecture in person.

Secondly, what is that roof made of? I thought that the roofs with that architecture were made with tiles, but the roof in your picture almost looks like it is rusting.

If the roof is truly tile I think you have captured a very interesting picture from an architectural point a view. It almost seems a cross between old architectural design and modern day metal products. I think the picture has a very nice angle because it plays with the shadows made by a lower sun.

Very nice pic ++
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FWHphoto Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Sorry, This is not up to your usuel standard!
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sergeantstan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
China must be so wonderful to visit. This pictures rumbles my stomach for some egg rolls. ;P
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kaoru27 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
wow that's great :)
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dmo580 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005   Photographer
I just remember that the skies in Beijing were always brownish. Like LA. I dunno. I always wondered if it was smog or something, cuz honestly, living in the Silicon Valley, I thought our skies were much better.
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