River Ice_Jiuzhaigou_China

River Ice_Jiuzhaigou_China Leica M6 camera and Leica 35mm f2 Summicron-M series lens with Kodak Ektachrome Elite 100 Extra Color

Situated in the north of Sichuan Province, Jiuzhaigou is a national park of truly stunning beauty. Crystal clear turquoise lakes, steep, forested hillsides and clean, mountain air makes the park an outstanding natural beauty and one of the very best locations for landscape photography in China.

The above image was made in the middle of winter (January) at around -10 degrees. A nearby waterfall was mostly frozen, as was the area of the stream depicted. I remember being fascinated by the frozen stream with running water visible underneath. Having spent the vast majority of my life in the mild to warm climate of southeastern Victoria, this was the first time I’d photographed such a scene.

The contrast and textural elements within the image made it a strong candidate for rendering in black and white. The original color transparency was scanned prior to processing in Adobe Lightroom 2 and Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography
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