Kirk Gulledge  

Yellow Mountain by Kirk Gulledge

May 2023 - Yellow Mountain

About the Image(s)

This image is from the top of Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) in China from a
couple of years ago when I was teaching English there. I had a camera, but
the camera jammed when I was halfway up the mountain, so I had to use my
cell phone for most of my pictures. The scenery there was stunning with
sharp peaks encircled by fog. My cell phone did not have the resolution of
my camera, but the pictures still gave a good idea of what I saw on the

7 comments posted

Terina Vale   Terina Vale
Beautiful rock and love your comp for this image. The phone has done a pretty good job.   Posted: 05/17/2023 04:47:35
Kirk Gulledge   Kirk Gulledge
Thanks, Terina! It's hard to have a bad composition there, but I wished my camera had worked to give better resolution.
  Posted: 05/17/2023 16:12:24

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
The best camera to take an image is the one you carry on you, as long as it is working!
It is pretty amazing to be able to capture this scene with so many details using a cell phone!

At first, I felt that your image was badly slanted but the only other reference point is the tree on the right side which appears to be perfectly oriented. So.... all these peaks are slanted!

This is a must-place to visit on my bucket list!

  Posted: 05/17/2023 09:36:18
Kirk Gulledge   Kirk Gulledge
Thanks, Pierre- the mountain peaks look slanted because they are. I could see that in all my images, but that adds a little special quality to the landscape, I think. Hope you get to go there sometime, but be prepared for a long hike and a lot of stairs to get to the top.
  Posted: 05/17/2023 16:14:55

Geoff Wiggins   Geoff Wiggins
Kirk a great dramatic pic, I don't see any thing wrong with I phones, we always have them with us and they take great pics as is evident by your pic, I really like it, clouds rocks lighting all works well.   Posted: 05/18/2023 20:56:56
Kirk Gulledge   Kirk Gulledge
Thanks, Geoff. Cell phone pictures are better now than they were when I took this one, and it doesn't have the resolution I need to bring out the details. But I agree with you, your best camera is the one you have with you. It was such an extraordinary landscape, that I wish my other "real" camera hadn't locked up on me and I could have taken higher quality pictures.   Posted: 05/18/2023 22:44:30

Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Hi Kirk. You get my full empathy to take this picture by your phone. I can fully understand how you feel when your camera get stuck during precious moments of your trip. That's one of my reasons I always carry my pocket camera with my DSLR when traveling. Good to hear you have been teaching English in China. Huang Shan (Yellow mountain) is indeed one of my favorite spots in China.   Posted: 05/24/2023 10:36:45


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