Taking photo is already an act of manipulation/retouching of the "reality". The "reality" always reaches our senses through some media, be it a photo, a news broadcast, an announcement in words, etc. which are all manipulation or retouching of the "reality". Now more than ever it is so much so that the media become the message (McLuhan).
Thanks! and have a happy holiday!
Stunning! and must be an award winner! 300 x 60seconds shots for the star trails, right? That's really a painstaking work! Once tried a 2000second exposure for star trails, but not so dramatic in effect as yours.
A Simple Man wrote: > The clam water, gentle mountains, white clouds & their reflections all in a otherwise empty wide setting.> > Very nice scene, Mr. Xu.
The rivers may not be so calm in a different season. But the wide, flat channels of the rivers do provide a lake-like surface to reflect the sky. Thanks for your comment.--Every moment can be a decisive moment, depending on how you and the world see it.
Gil Knutson wrote: > Super shot, Danny! The comment about the colour is spot on! Anyone would be proud to have taken such a shot... well, shots. :) What lens did you use?> > I see you are pretty close to my next door neighbour! Richmond, eh? I am in Chilliwack. ;) You were a long way from home!
Yes, I live in Richmond. Tibet is certainly a long long way from home. I love travel though. Thanks for your comment.
Thanks! The colorful island is really a paradise for photography.