Photo of the day: Golden Hours in Xianju

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11:26 PM HKT, Mon September 25, 2017

All this week, Radii is posting a photo essay by Edward Evenson of snaps from outside the buzz and noise of the Chinese megacity. Rural landscapes for a quick daily moment of serenity…

I was hiking for about 5 hours before this shot presented itself to me. It filled me with excitement and relief, as I had only glimpsed small fragments of the mountains until this point and the mountain trail was closing soon. So, atop a rickety bridge hundreds of meters above a canyon, I waited for the sun to go down just enough to bathe the mountains in golden rays of light. It had the lovely effect of bringing out detail on the ridges near me, while providing a silhouette of the mountains of Xianju in the distance. The “Golden Hours” truly bring out the majesty in nature.

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