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Timeless by michaelanderson Timeless by michaelanderson
When I first saw a photograph of the karst peaks of Guilin, China thirty years ago, I couldn't believe a landscape like this really existed. The area remained at the top of my 'life list' of places to see since then. When I finally found the opportunity to visit, I wandered alone on the riverbanks and met a cormorant fisherman who showed me his traditional methods. They fish at night and the lantern attracts fish toward the raft so the cormorant can dive in and catch them. The fishermen tie a loose string around the cormorant's neck so they can't swallow it completely, and the men pull out the fish and store them in a basket. This method of fishing has existed for over a thousand years here. I decided to call the image 'Timeless' in honor of the men and their tradition. It is still possible to find the 'old China' if you know where to look.
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Given 2009-07-04
The suggester said: "This deviant is the real deal among travel photographers and his pictures are technically superb, exquisitely composed and often - as in Timeless by *michaelanderson - come with truly fascinating descriptions!"
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Jan-K-Fotografie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Grandiose artwork! Incredibly beautiful!
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littlepleasureslife Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
beautifulll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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fantom125 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
This is absolutely wonderful!-)
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SpectralDove Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that is so beautiful :)
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Uzi-Muzi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing photograph. Beautiful colours. And i also love that story about the fisherman and the traditional fishing technique.
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katsabrat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful:)
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killythirsk Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured! here!! and Here!!
have a nice day! :orange:
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Blastinheads Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing.
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wildaengus Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Amazing photo, almost surreal
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outlire Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice photo shot! The scenery is beautiful. Thank you for providing information about the traditional fishing!
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ljenda Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!
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fansman63qs Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Photographer
welcome to china
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Fayder Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Perfect! Love the story with it too, thank you
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Ingolfur Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Thank you
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Azzeria Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow.. This really just left me speechless. Insanely beautiful. Thank you for sharing :bow:
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gnohz Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
This image looks familiar Mike. Think I saw it in some photo competition :D
Anyway, great work!!
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WilhelmBielawa Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
awesome photo
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DeviantTeddine Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
You just got yourself a postcard motive !
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nisha24 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
beautiful!!!
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Lady-Ro Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work is featured here: [link]
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Kiriya Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Perfect!
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
One the rare occasion words fail me !! All I can say is this is a true photographic masterpiece.
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papuchoguapo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Amazing!!!
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations for your amazing work!

You have been featured here.. :)

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Monolith507 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist
WOW. The photo, the legacy; so amazing!
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rabbid83 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Looks almost too good to be true
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luppepe Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011   Photographer
beautiful! i'm extremely in love with your picture!!
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B0rrach0 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Wonderful shot. Brilliant composition and toning. I can't possibly think of something that could've been better about this image :aww: Masterpiece
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N-rose5 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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AirshowDave Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Simply stunning. =)
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StormLights Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Featured here : [link]
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nomad666 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
This is so beautiful! The light, the color, the compo. Everything is exactly where it's supposed to be. Great Pic!
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Philipp88 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
I have seen this on on your Homepage for the very first time and it had got me from then on. I absoluteley love this picture, I have never seen anything more appealing in a landscape. The rest of your work is fenomenous, but this beats them all! Its my all time favorite Landscape shot! Thank you for sharing this moment for the lesser priviliged;)!
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fernzart7 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
stunning picture and breath taking scenery...ur amazing dude kip it up......
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Jerry-she Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
that's perfect picture.
when I studied in middle school, there have a lesson about Guilin ,told us the water and mountain in here are the best of the world .
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prometheusXII Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
*stunned silence* :O

MAGNIFICENT! The composition, the colors... makes me wanna go there!
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mdiana Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful photography
you have a great eye
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leekdesign Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Its a great picture! i love the light and the composition.
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SeriantSlyjarr Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student Photographer
Hello, your picture figures in my "The day of the water" journal. Very good work, congratulate!:bow:[link]
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ExistensialSlacker Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Someone hit the rewind button. Great composition and colours.
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five11a Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
we're going to Guilin next month... it's so cool that your DD led me to your gallery, which brought me to this awesome picture. It's really wonderful. Congrats on the DD, by the way!
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Dinner-tabletrash Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
damn you are a god og photography!!
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onlygoodart Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
this is an amazing shot
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emoMitev2 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yes, indeed - this is an enchanted place. It does get on my top 10 list to visit :-). I've always been surrounded by people who chase their dreams.
Maybe this is not the right place to share such things... I've been practicing kung fu for more than 10 years. My master also had some dreams - to visit China, the Shaolin Temple, the mountains... It took him some years to learn Chinese, to collect $1000 but in the end he has done it. And as he says - he has felt the 'magic' of dreams.
The same feeling brings to me this photo.
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asilahh Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
ammmmmmm nice p!c
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thejaduls Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student Photographer
very nice. awesome!
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thejaduls Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student Photographer
very nice. awesome
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Noor-al-Haqiqa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
breathlessly beautiful..... I fear to breathe in case it makes the water ripple... such a glorious skyline.. and a true Chinese gem with an enigmatic smile... nice shot...
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Zrobway Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
WHAT A SHOT! You are an amazing photographer. I have felt the same about this location and hope to see it myself one day.
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DarkDanelle Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Perfect! That's all I can say.
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