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A simple capture of a 'massive rice bowl' - only a fraction of it, in the cold weather after the awful thick afternoon fog was partially cleared. It was visually intoxicating that I couldn't resist the steep look down the valley with myriad of waterlogged terraces were everywhere within sight, sculptured by the tender bare hands of hard working 'Hani' ethnic minority from many generations. Interesting how colour of the wet field changes vividly in hues through the year which include purplish!

It's arguably the biggest and the most spectacular terraced rice fields that I've ever seen and little wonder why this place was granted the title of "Magic Mountain Sculptors" by the Ming Emperor in the 14th century. There is no photo anywhere that can do this place justice, you simply must be there to be able to appreciate it fully. I let this low quality picture speak itself and you will be the judge


Taken at Laohuzui, Yuanyang 2400 meter above sea level. Seeing is believing!!


Setting: 200 mm, 1/160 sec, F6.3, ISO Raw 200, 1652 hrs

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