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Nikon D80 + 18-55mm Nikkor + PL filter. PL filter used to try to minimize reflections. Crop. Tone editing to brighten the photo. Color balancing to bring out the warm hues.

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Given 2009-10-31
The Venice of the East by =roseonthegrey looks almost like an antique photograph of a bonsai-looking miniature until you notice one form of modernity in its midst (the air conditioner) that sets this scene to reality of today.

[Photojournalism > People]
( Suggested by LiiQa and Featured by evanhwong )
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DemoDA Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Was considering working in Suzhou, very tempting. Looooooooks gorgeous! Or 这看漂亮?
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Angelita14 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
love it
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kousetsu-kokuuei Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
such a nice photograph ! :D
my mummy went to that place, and wants me to go D:
what is it really like ?
Suzhou, and Hangzhou ?
worth going to ? xD
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Minging Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! and I actuality live less then an hour away from Suzhou in Shanghai >.>
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k-a-l-i-x Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Shanghai is a beautiful city ....and I live in Shanghai too.
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IX-Demyx-MN Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_O Merkey water...
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BurntFlower Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
I am thoroughly enjoying this series :)
Hope there's more!!

(added to wishlist also)
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DepTOmbOYemO Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
ASIA IS WONDERFUL.
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bastet78 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice
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Czwartek Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh no! It's a flood! :sprint:

Really nice shot. ;)
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cruigesa Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
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VesnaSvesna Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
featured [link]
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joselos Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
increíble trabajo... creí que era acrílico u óleo!
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gitamerah Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
I've been there once. Such a beautiful place! I wish I can go back & visit again someday.
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Kay-double-O-Zii Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Student General Artist
Man... I would love to live there when I grow up...
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Drkoks Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
Cool shot.
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Aussie-Necko Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I have sometimes wondered what it was like to live in the country to the west... in the old days... probably the same as my country... I do not know...

Beautiful picture, though! =D
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OriginalVillain Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
I'm living in Suzhou right now studying Chinese, and I really could spend the rest of my life here. You caught the fairytale beauty of this place. All the components are perfect. Good job. : )
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kachink Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
just... perfect. xDD
love the shot. doesn't leave me feeling like anything's missing at all. really nice (:
:thumbsup:~!!
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nanhni-chan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
This is gorgeous!!
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ap-graphik Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
A wonderful picture of a wonderful place !
I'm impressed by the beauty of the landscape which is impossible to find in France (at least ^^)...
It looks like a fantastic setting !

congrats for the DD :)
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SethAdmirer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice tips, senpai!
This picture has a personal meaning for me (the red lanterns did it), so I suddenly felt a strong pull to all related to home...
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EarthKnight Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. ;w; I've always wanted to go to China, to a place like this, but I never really knew the sincerity and just the peacefulness that exists there, as shown in this photo... I love it ;o; <3
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TheBeardedComic Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
This is a great shot. Good work :3.
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totallyunmotivated Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
That looks really good! :D
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ArtemisChick Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
beautiful photo:)
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srag Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so beautiful to be true :love:
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PolarStar Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Student
That's so lovelly! :aww:
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ssess Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
Very nice work. The framing is great.
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subvirgins Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap: Congrats and this is sensational photography!
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carrotjuic3 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist
This looks like a fantasy.
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful tones
great work
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HendoJProfits Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
A very tranquil image. Nice vision.
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ozone-777 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
amazing
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NeahsSomnium Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my God :omg: this is sooo beautiful.. :love:
I want to be there :heart:
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GisliBalzer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
Was it a reasonable place to visit money wise? I've been in the north of China, and it wasen't as cheap as they all say. But this place looks a tad warmer then Harbin?
And your saying it's like the venice of the east, is it easy to get around?
gisli balzer
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JeanFan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Depends on where you stay I guess. We commuted to Suzhou since staying in Suzhou is really expensive comparatively. There are rails that run from a majority of hotels to tourism centers. (for about 30RMB back and forth) Tourism centers have buses that will take you to essentially any tourist attraction for around 300-500RMB (which includes transportation and tickets to get into 2-4 tourist attractions).

It's pretty easy to get around. There are bridges everywhere and pavements. You have to pay to ride boats to get to certain locations though and boats generally cost about 10RMB.

Within the tourism places, food, etc is definitely more expensive than outside around town but everything still much cheaper than in Beijing, Shanghai, and the US. :shrug:

I went during summer so 36C was pretty common.
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GisliBalzer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
But taking a boat around, tour or taxi, is that expensive? I'm guessing yes, but it looks like the proper way to see the city.
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Musashi-son Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
wonderful!
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Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
That is awesome! ^_^ Cool. I'd love to go there. :D
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Valiant-Devil Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
It almost seems like 'too good to be true!' I thought it's a painting of some sort!
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Bizenghast Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
Hey! Congrats on the DD :hug:
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marik-devil Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow very cool
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gina1881996 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:lolly:
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Jaffer-Design Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Student Digital Artist
wonderful colors ...
great work ..
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
very lovely
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AngeLangkiE Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought this is a digital art. Tis so cool!
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rubberbend Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
Hey! Awesome piece!
I'm happy for you :aww:
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats on DD, well deserved... this photo speaks to its title indeed, beauty :love:
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DanielRock Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
woahh, great!
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