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Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 964] (4707)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-02
Categories: River
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-07 4:35
Viewed: 2987
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yuncheng Lake near San Men Xia is sometimes referred to as the Dead Sea of China. The brine is oversaturated with dissolved salts, especially saltpeter which is commercially recovered there. A large health centre offers various facilities and a pool in which up to one thousand bathers float.

Sand bars emerge avove the surface and salt crystals precipitate on and around them. It is the natural colour of the water and the colour of the sand bars is darkend by the presence of interstitial black mud. The following is a quote, with some editing, from the internet: "Yuncheng Salt Lake is an old lake with a history of more than 5000 years. Thanks to its rich salt culture from ancient times, it has played an important role during the evolvement of the Hedong and Huaxia civilizations. Many beautiful and imaginary fairy tales and legends are handed down around the Salt Lake area.

In the ancient time Yuncheng was as small village named Lucun at the north bank of the salt lake. Because of the impostance of salt, the government of each dynasty sent officials to Yuncheng to strengthen the management of salt. During the Yuan dynasty the name of Lucun was changed to Yuncheng wich means “City of Transportation (of salt)”. Yuncheng is the product of salt prodiding (production/providing?), transportation and development and is also the “Unique City of Salt” amongst the places where salt is produced."

Source: www.chinadeadsea.com/usa/culture.html

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
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Hello Neels,
Interesting idea to show this landscape like some abstact pice of art. It seems that the sun was shining very strongly to produce these shining effects on the sand bars. Interseting note too on this me unknown Chinese Dead Sea. May be a little too much sharpening.
Thanks and kind regards

Hi Neels my friend.
Another spectacular and unusual landscape. I have to tell You that in 2009 we (me and my wife) were near Dead Sea in Israel. So it's really similar. Very good light conditions. I like colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,
have a nice weekend,

One has to have a good eye to get a good abstract shot. I like this photo, sharp with good detail, good composition. Unusual subject, well seen and well taken

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