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Winter Solstice

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Published: February 22, 2005
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The Temple of Heaven in Beijing is enclosed with a long wall.
The northern part within the wall is semicircular symbolizing the heavens and the southern part is square symbolizing the earth. Chinese thought of "The heaven is round and the earth is square",....
the emperors would offer sacrifice to Heaven on the day of the Winter Solstice every year.
This ceremony was to thank Heaven and hope everything would be good in the future.
The Temple was built in 1420 A.D. during the Ming Dynasty

I'm loving China
:heart:

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Polarizing & Diffuse glow filters
Image size
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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 20D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
17 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Feb 3, 2005, 11:24:44 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Windows)
Sensor Size
8mm
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I'm feature your image in my journal here: [link] :aww:
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Featured here on my
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Happy Holidays! :heart: :hug: :snowflake:
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amazing atmosphere !!

love it.
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Very beautiful!!:aww:

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I love the colours!!
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The contrast between vivid color and dun, ashen stone is very striking and beautiful... The clouds really add something to the piece as well.
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To be perfectly blunt, I really don't think it's fair that so many of your deviations are on the top favourites list. I mean, you're an amazing photographer, but this site is filled with amazing photographers, and a lot of them get left out.
This is a nice shot, with the bland colours contrasted by that bright red, very nice.
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:wow:
thats so amazing i cant put it into words!
what camera did you use? n lense?
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Gorgeous photo. would you mind if i asked how you attained the effect of the balance in colours? Waht filters did you use?
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you want to die infront
stop plz stop
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This is amazing! The color is gorgeous!
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I really like the way the red, is like a ribbon left to float in the middle of the pic.
Nice effects, dramatic angle :)
Bravo !
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beautiful shot...:) gr8 composition
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I'm loving china as well
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AMAZINGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!:+fav:
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that's AWESOME!
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wow
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Another world! Excellent reportage!
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What kind of sacrifice would they make? :) I'm so eager to learn - cuz I feel like you are teaching us about China :p
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