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Karst Mountain Sunset

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This photo was taken in 2015 when my wife and I were on a bicycle trip through China. At the end of the day as we rode into the city of Yangshuo I could tell the evening was going to treat us to a great sunset. During the afternoon we had ridden about 30 miles in the hot, humid weather. Everyone was tired and the entire riding crew was ready to get to their hotel rooms. However I remembered a bridge we had ridden over earlier in the day about 5 miles away from the hotel that had a great view of the Karst Mountains. I went to the room and grabbed my backpack with all my camera gear and headed out. I knew I didn’t have much time to spare so I rode as quickly as I could. I arrived at the river drenched in sweat but with the sun still hanging low in the sky. I quickly assembled my tripod and camera and captured this image. Though the ride back to the hotel was more than a bit tense. Evening had set in and I was all by myself. I don’t speak the language and I don’t know how to read Chinese symbols. In the dark I strained to remember the route back to the hotel but after a few anxious moments and five miles of uncertainty I made it back safely.
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Craig Underwood
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This photo was taken in 2015 when my wife and I were on a bicycle trip through China.  At the end of the day as we rode into the city of Yangshuo I could tell the evening was going to treat us to a great sunset.  During the afternoon we had ridden about 30 miles in the hot, humid weather.  Everyone was tired and the entire riding crew was ready to get to their hotel rooms.  However I remembered a bridge we had ridden over earlier in the day about 5 miles away from the hotel that had a great view of the Karst Mountains.  I went to the room and grabbed my backpack with all my camera gear and headed out.  I knew I didn’t have much time to spare so I rode as quickly as I could.  I arrived at the river drenched in sweat but with the sun still hanging low in the sky.  I quickly assembled my tripod and camera and captured this image.  Though the ride back to the hotel was more than a bit tense.  Evening had set in and I was all by myself.  I don’t speak the language and I don’t know how to read Chinese symbols.  In the dark I strained to remember the route back to the hotel but after a few anxious moments and five miles of uncertainty I made it back safely.