A gravel barge travelling along the Grand Canal in Wuxi, China. I was amazed just how low in the water this barge was with waves breaking over the back of the boat. Taken from a bridge in the southern part of the city near sunset. The Grand Canal stretches from Beijing to Hangzhou & is the worlds longest canal. From Wikipedia:
"The Grand Canal (simplified Chinese: 大运河; traditional Chinese: 大運河; pinyin: Dà Yùnhé) in China, also known as the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal (simplified Chinese: 京杭大运河; traditional Chinese: 京杭大運河; pinyin: Jīng Háng Dà Yùnhé) is the longest canal or artificial river in the world. Starting at Beijing, it passes through Tianjin and the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the city of Hangzhou. The oldest parts of the canal date back to the 5th century BC, although the various sections were finally combined during the Sui Dynasty (581–618 CE).
The total length of the Grand Canal is 1,776 km (1,104 mi)..."
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lousat (97515) 2011-12-11 1:25
Hi Chris,a great scoop,really semms going underwater..ehee...beautiful and interesting capture and very very nice scenary too along this chinese channel,perfect sharpness despite the difficult light of a cloudy day.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
papagolf21 (109194) 2011-12-11 1:27
Bonjour, cher Chris,
L'image est étonnante ! comment cette barge peut-elle encore naviguer compte tenu du poids transporté. Il suffirait d'un remous important pour que l'ensemble coule.
L'image est de qualité. Bravo pour la réactivité.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-12-11 1:36
this ship laden dangerously indeed, the composition is spectacular, impressive details and the POV is attractive, superb daily life photo,
Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
snunney (106459) 2011-12-11 1:57
A good capture of this heavily loaded barge, which seems in a very precarious position. Well presented with good colours and sharpness.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-12-11 3:49
I like this barge for its colors. The colors seem to blend with the colors of the water. You have presented this heavy loaded barge in a nice angle and sharpness.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2011-12-11 4:03
This barge seems to be about to sink into streams. The composition in diagonal is of the most beautiful effect. It is an interesting photo of the activity of the city. Excellent quality of the light, the colors, the neatness. Bravo.
Have a nice sunday
DarkoG (8) 2011-12-11 5:29
good shot, but to me seems that real question is How deep can it go?
pierrefonds (71077) 2011-12-11 5:35
The barge is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the barge with her load of gravel. it seem to be overloaded. The light has a good effect on the colors. have a nice day.
axiotea (21651) 2011-12-11 6:20
I'm also always amazed when I see these kind of embarkation and I've as well similar pictures than your, but taken in Cambodia ;D
on the picture it really shows how low the barge can be!
rychem (42552) 2011-12-11 7:49
It is interesting to see the daily life in China, it is a good moment for a photographer, well seen, nice diagonal composition
sacimar (28671) 2011-12-11 8:22
this is a good question seeing the boat, you captured an interesting moment here, it's a different image, well done,
mauro61 (52857) 2011-12-11 11:42
immagine particolare della chiatta che attraversa il canale caricata oltre misura.
cornejo (46726) 2011-12-11 12:17
Hello Chris, a very good picture of this boat that seems to sink, making clear well framed, good and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Good night and happy week. Tfs.
danos (103094) 2011-12-12 0:02
nice the snapshot with the gravel barge to looks like to dip into the canal in Wuxi.I like the well chosen POV with the barge to be an excellent optical effect of the image.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-12-12 1:01
POV very well selcetd for this nice image with a beautiful harmony in the green colors. The boat is well loacetd in the composition and arise very well.
jhm (159925) 2011-12-12 3:40
Almost a western picture with river, boat and green vegetation.
Perspective and depth excellent made.
Excellent composition with a truly care off image.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Silvio1953 (152867) 2011-12-12 11:56
Ciao Chris, great POV on very original boat, beautiful perspective, wonderful clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Graal (103038) 2011-12-12 23:30
an interesting panoramic view. Amazing barge at the water, looks as if was supposed to sink. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.