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Daewangam II

Daewangam II
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-04
Categories: Nature
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100, Polarizer ĝ28mm
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-06 3:05
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Located a short walk from Ilsan beach, clustered together and leading into one-another are Ulgi and Daewangam park, along with Daewangam rock (shown here). These are must see sights for anyone travelling through or staying in Ulsan.
King Mummu, the 30th king of the Silla dynasty achieved unification of the countries of the Korean peninsula, in AD 668, and upon his death he desired to become a dragon to protect his kingdom from enemies. Thus he was buried under a great rock in the East Sea and became a guardian dragon. However his rock is up the coast somewhat in Gyeongju but his queen is right here in Ulsan. She became Daewangam rock.

When she died she also decided to become a guardian dragon because she could not forget his noble deed of her husband. It is said seaweed does not grow around this rock because of the dragon.

Take whatever you will from these legends - to some they’re a sacred reminder of Korean history to others they’re just beautiful geological rock formations.

This history lesson aside reaching the end of the trail after crossing the blue and yellow bridge will bring you to a little fenced outpost with views out over the ocean. It’s very windy and a place for contemplation. Ulgi park and Daewangam Rock are worthy places to visit in Ulsan though sometimes a little out of the way for those not in Bangeojin area of the city. It is still one of the ‘unmissable’ sights for those any where near the area."

This is a link to www.world66.com

The lookout at top left, is crowded with Koreans admiring the view. (Daewangam = the Rock of the Great King.) But in Ulsan, it's the Queen's Rock. Notice the 'Hello Kitty' chair at right, with the double cat's heads. There are several large tankers on the horizon. Ulsan is Korea's leading industrial port & is the Detroit or Pittsburgh of the country. Shipyards, caryards & factories drive the economy. I met an American from Dallas TX here.

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another excellent shot Chris the detail and coours are sharp leaving the poeple in gives a grt sense of scale tfs
regards bryan

Hi Chris,
Happy Koreans for the chance to see this beautiful view you have captured so well!
Great capture.
Best regards,

Hi Chris,
The minimization of the horizon line with many petite boats works well in this composition as my eyes are drawn to the many special features of the scene. Interesting looking bridge, the blues are excellent. regards.

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-10-06 3:58]

Interesting compo with that narrow sky !
Lots of interesting things to look at in this beautiful sunny picture


Hello Chris,

Excelletn shot.
Very good POV and nice composition with sharp details and beutiful colors.

Regards and all the best,

Salam Chris

What a scenic area, great landscape with deep blue sea and superb contrast
The details and lighting are very good here
Do you know what's the meaning of "Dae" in Korean language?

Best wishes, Alireza

Hello, Chris -
Great POV to show this unique scene - the dramatic rock formations look so interesting with the bridge crossing the deep blue channel. Wonderful warm light, good contrast and nice sharp details. Great work.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-10-06 5:41]

HI Chris,
Great view you show us. A nicely composed picture with excellent blues. Nice sharp details. I love it. TFS Julie

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-10-06 5:50]

Hi Chris,

Superb graphism, particulary in view of your informative note. Although I'm no longer very superstitious, I love folk lore. As usual, your POV is excellent with superb sharpness and DOF. TFS

Warm regards,

Wonderful place this park.
Great details, lovely colors, great shot.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-10-06 10:19]


quelle roche, une merveille, avec de superbe contraste, le beau pont,c es personnage, grandiose compo.

Bravo et amitié


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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2009-10-06 12:34]

Hello Chris,
wonderful area and that you showed super here. it is very beautifully shown beautiful picture with super colors.
Best regards.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-10-06 12:39]

Hi Chris,

Another excellent shot, with all these details and the bridge gives a perspective view of the composition. very beautiful colors and clarity.
Thank you for sharing.


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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2009-10-06 13:28]

Ciao Chris

The look is fabulous, let me
salivating for my summer arrive early!
Very pleasant colors, nice for look at.
Nice detailed picture with all these rocks here.
Wonderful captured, good composed and nice presentaion,

Have a nice day,


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-10-06 14:24]

merhaba dear Chris..
ne güzel yerler böyle, harika bir manzara ,renk,ışık ve konpozisyon çok güzel...selamlar

Harsh sunlight has created harsh shadows but well composed and beautiful blue water The people provide a nice sense of perspective as Bryan says. TFS
warm regards

Boa noite Chris

Strong colours, stong place. Amazing deep blue and interesting bridge with a good story and note. Thanks
My regards

HI Chris..nice details and light..well composed.


Hi Chris,

The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The diagonal line of the bridge and the colors of the sea are assets to the composition. The point of view leads our eyes toward the horizon which is giving depth to the photo. The intensity of the light is enhancing the colors of the scenery. Have a nice day.


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