Featured in the Photomatix HDR and HDR Photography groups, December 2010 and the Lumix Lovers group, February, 2011.

A “Top Ten” place getter in the Photomatix HDR group challenge, December 2010.

Chosen as the “Special selection of the day – 07-12-2010” in the Lumix Lovers group.

Photograph of one of the many bridges over the inlets and streams of the Hangzhou (pronounced “Hong-joe”) lakes.

West Lake – Xī Hú (Chinese: 西湖; literally “West Lake”) is a famous fresh water lake located in the historic center of Hangzhou, in Zhejiang province of eastern China.

Photograph taken with Panasonic Lumix FZ-18
HDR created from one image, exposures adjusted in PS, tone mapped in photomatix and final processing in PS.

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Originally hailing from Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, Luke’s work uniquely reflects his life-long love of the outdoors and his keen interest in portraiture. Having recently returned from 4.5 years living and travelling abroad, his portfolio presents an intriguing variety of images that will delight any viewer.

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  • Gary Smith
    Gary Smithalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Image Luke!

  • Many thanks Gary.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Jessica Jenney
    Jessica Jenneyalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you Jessica.

    – Luke Griffin

  • gazmercer
    gazmerceralmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic warm tones and excellent composition…I agree a gorgeous image!!!

  • Thank you for such kind words Gaz. Much appreciated.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Jennifer  Vaughn
    Jennifer Vaughnalmost 4 years ago

    Simply beautiful and serene! :)

  • A shot in time when no body was on the bridge was a rarity, we visited Hangzhou during a national holiday and in most places the crowds were 6 deep around the lakes. I was so happy to get this one. Thanks Jennifer.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Rainydayphotos
    Rainydayphotosalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful colors!

  • Thank you Kathleen.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownalmost 4 years ago

    A beautiful image Luke!

  • Many thanks Barbara.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Ruben D. Mascaro
    Ruben D. Mascaroalmost 4 years ago

    This is lovely.

  • Glad you like it bro, did you manage to get to Hangzhou at all during your time in China?

    – Luke Griffin

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 4 years ago


  • Cheers Scott.

    – Luke Griffin

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning photo, Luke.
    Just beautiful!
    - Bobbi

  • Thanks Bobbi, glad you like it.

    – Luke Griffin

  • ThePhotoMaestro
    ThePhotoMaestroalmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely love this! It looks very peaceful

  • Thanks Maestro.

    – Luke Griffin

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