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Yangshuo County, Guilin, China – Justin Dong – Guest Photographer   38 comments


Justin Dong – Guest Photographer

Today’s photo comes from our guest photographer Justin Dong.  He is a college student at Rice University who has been studying abroad in Asia.  You can check out his interesting work at  His HDR images are top notch.

Take it away Justin,

Yangshuo county in Guilin (Guangxi province), China contains some of the most breathtaking scenery I’ve ever seen in my life. There’s a saying that goes: “Guilin’s scenery is the best under heaven, Yangshuo’s scenery is the best in Guilin.”  That should tell you all you need to know. The 20 RMB bank note illustration is actually a portion of the Lijiang River (Li River for short) near Yangshuo.

On our last day, we made a short hike up a hill to view the sunset over Yangshuo. The whole scene – the mountains, the vibrant skies, the people going about their business below us – was just surreal. Definitely one of the best moments of my life.

Charlie again.

Here are the camera settings for all you photo geeks like myself.

 exposure – -2, 0, +2 HDR, ISO – 100, f-stop – 2.8, focal length – 14mm, lens – Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX. The sun sets behind the mountains of Yangshuo.

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