China – Stuck in Customs

Randomness in China

Daily Photo – Randomness in China

Here’s a scene from Beijing from back in 2013. Sometimes the temptation is to not go out in less than average weather but as this shot shows, it can add a lot more interest to a scene.

Randomness in China

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  • Date Taken2013-05-28 00:18:58
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Colors in China

Daily Photo – Colors in China

Each time I’ve visited China one of the highlights has been to head out and wander randomly. On this day I found myself in some sort of park where there were little bits of cool architecture dotted around. I particularly loved the green and red mix under the sun as I passed by this building.

Colors in China

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-05-25 00:48:07
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture10
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Symmetry Sabotage

Daily Photo – Symmetry Sabotage

I think photographers often spend time setting up shots to be as symmetrical as possible… i certainly do. Then you get back and notice that some administrator has put a big sign in the area… hey, administrators, can you not just add a second? If the architect a few hundred years ago can do all the hard work, you can order a 2nd sign! 😉

Symmetry Sabotage

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-05-29 16:15:35
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture9
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length29.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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Beijing Trails

Daily Photo – Beijing Trails

When I wasn’t getting arrested in Beijing, I spent some time exploring some of the taller buildings looking for interesting views. Here is a little chunk of the city that I found one night… not sure where it was… maybe I should look for clues in the image…

Beijing Trails

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-05-25 09:36:33
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time5
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length84.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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A Lesson in Standing Out from the Crowd

Daily Photo – A Lesson in Standing Out from the Crowd

The architect of this building in Macau really can’t be accused of holding back!

A Lesson in Standing Out from the Crowd

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-16 16:46:05
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/1400
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.344

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Phoenix Ancient Town at Night

Daily Photo – Phoenix Ancient Town at Night

If you ever make it to China, try to take a week or so to explore the more rural areas. Some of my best adventures have been outside Beijing, Shanghai and the like. Even the Great Wall is in many ways better in the more overgrown parts. Here in Phoenix Ancient Town (Fenghuang Ancient Town) I wandered for hours. Regardless of the time of day there was something amazing to photograph.

Phoenix Ancient Town at Night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-10-07 10:42:29
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time3
  • Aperture4.8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length20.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Guanyin of Nanshan, China

Daily Photo – Guanyin of Nanshan, China

The Guanyin of Nanshan is a huge statue of the bodhisattva Guanyin, located on the island of Hainan, just off the coast of China. You can perhaps see how huge it is by examining the size of the average Chinese tourist at its base. This island is a common vacation spot for the Chinese, and they consider it to be like their “Hawaii,” although it’s really nothing like Hawaii. The statue has three faces. One faces inland and the other two face out to the South China Sea. The one facing the land depicted Guanyin holding a sutra and gesturing the Vitarka Mudra with the other. The second face has her palms crossed holding prayer beads. The last face is one simply holding a lotus in peace.
From the Worship collection on Foundation.

Guanyin of Nanshan, China

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-18 12:16:58
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/2439
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.656

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The Temple of Heaven, China

Daily Photo – The Temple of Heaven, China

The Temple of Heaven is one of the most famous pilgrimage destinations for Chinese people who come to Beijing to visit structures upon the central axis. It was originally built in the 1400’s. I was invited by the Chinese government to come take special photos of their most important structures, so I was lucky enough to have the military let me into these places early while no one else was around. On this same trip, I was also arrested by the military for flying my drone over the “Forbidden City,” but that is a longer story that ended up with a hilarious ending. Obviously, I made it out of Chinese prison… one of my greatest accomplishments.
From the Worship collection on Foundation.

The Temple of Heaven, China

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-28 17:23:53
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/8
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Exploring Shanghai

Daily Photo – Exploring Shanghai

In Shanghai an old industrial area has been converted into an art space. We arrived a bit late to go inside but there was still plenty of fun to be had wandering around and grabbing some night HDR.

Exploring Shanghai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-22 00:04:43
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/10
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Beijing

Beautiful Cities of the World Collection

Picking up the recent theme again, here is another image from the special animated creations for the recent drop on OpenSea.
Beijing

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