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My Shangri-La: a photo competition

2012-01-21 04:51:01 GMT2012-01-21 12:51:01(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Lake of Heart. Photo by: Jiang Xiandong. Excellence Award. The composition with RGB as the basic colours creates a powerful visual effect. What the little lama faces is not only a crystal clear lake, but also the sacred realm he is pursuing.

Song of the Fisherman. Photo by: Zhou Yuhui. Finalist Award. The photographer uses lighting and colours to create a dreamlike environment. The character in the backlight makes the action of casting the net appear extremely dramatic and poetic. The blue also adds a dreamy touch.

Guardian. Photo by: Liang Fan. Finalist Award. The disparity in proportion of the person and the dog emphasises the image of the dog as a guardian. As a faithful friend of man, the guardianship of the dog is trustworthy.

Glory of Buddha. Photo by: Chen Feijia. Finalist Award. A place blessed by Buddha, the magnificent temple and lamas’ dormitories become a landscape beyond imagination. The photograph makes the moment eternal.

Swan Lake. Photo by: Zhong Lihua. Shangri-La Quality Award. Shangril-La's qualities are extended in the tranquillity of this photograph. In Swan Lake, there is no devil or prince in Odette's life. For her, the clear water, the fresh air and the sounds of nature around her are the most important. She can concentrate on dressing up. As long as the camera lens is not too close, it should be acceptable.

Playing with Water. Photo by: Li Yuchuan. Bronze Award. The high angle shot, perfect lighting and the shadows make the audience indulge in a golden glamour. Hopefully, this will not be photographically ephemeral.

Lama at the Lotus Lantern Festival. Photo by: Wang Xuepeng. Silver Award. The photograph has hardly any post-processing. It is smooth and deep and it's almost as if you can hear the sound of the bells and feel the lights. The lama is perfectly outlined by the light. Photography is not always obvious; more than often, it implicates. The lama at the Lotus Lantern Festival and its implications are so relaxing and fascinating.

Here are some of the winners of the photo competition with the theme of depicting Shangri-La, a fascinating place in Yunnan, southwest China.

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