China – Stuck in Customs

Phoenix City in the Evening

Daily Photo – Phoenix City in the Evening

Here in Feng Huang, it’s good to go on a bit of an adventure at night to get the best shots. Then the entire city is very walkable, but there can be a lot of confusing twists and turns. I love getting lost in these old cities because inevitably, you end up finding some incredible photo locations.

Phoenix City in the Evening

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-10-07 15:35:39
  • CameraNIKON D3S
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture1.4
  • ISO2500
  • Focal Length50.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Shanghai in the Rain

Daily Photo – Hong Kong in the Rain

On one of our crossings, the rain started to howl down so we popped out the umbrella. I usually don’t include the umbrella as a prop for these sorts of scenes, but I thought it made for a nice contextual element. There is a ferry that goes back and forth, but we ended up staying on it for three trips just so we could get lots of photos!

Hong Kong in the Rain

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-22 23:20:58
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO2500
  • Focal Length23.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Foggy Morning in Shanghai

The Closest

This is the closest that Hollywood has ever gotten to a DMT experience!

Daily Photo – Foggy Morning in Shanghai

Early one morning, I woke up to get sunrise photos, but it turned out to be rather foggy. I decided to launch the quad to get photos of these three massive skyscrapers poking out of the cloud layer. I’m glad at the way it turned out, and I’m glad that I actually managed to land the drone through the haze!

Foggy Morning in Shanghai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-24 05:12:23
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO150
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.656

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Hong Kong in the Fog

Team of Amateurs vs. one professional

This is hilarious.

Team of amateurs vs 1 NBA player from gifs

Daily Photo – Hong Kong in the Fog

This is a view of Hong Kong from my room there at The Ritz-Carlton on my last morning there. It was absolutely surreal to watch the fog roll in and out of the buildings on the other side of the river. I was on the “Kowloon” side and across the water there is the Hong Kong side. It was pretty fun taking the photo because the fog was moving very fast, hiding and showing different buildings every few seconds. So, rather than “guess,” I just took about 100 photos and found the best one later in Lightroom. I’m lazy like that. 🙂

Hong Kong in the Fog

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-16 13:25:41
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length31.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Communist Relics in Chengdu

Sir Patrick Stewart and Ricky Gervais

I don’t know if you’ve seen this or not, but both the final scene and the outtakes are hilarious!

Final Scene:

Outtakes:

Sir Patrick Stewart and Ricky Gervais cannot stop laughing while filming a scene from videos

Daily Photo – Communist Relics in Chengdu

A lot of these old communist tea houses have been destroyed in the new age of China, but I found one that still existed. I think (artistically) some of the colors and lines look really interesting. My favorite bits are the old propaganda posters on the back wall. I decided to give this one a rather harsh HDR treatment because I like how it emphasises the blacks and reds.

Communist Relics in Chengdu

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-15 17:00:06
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.3
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Shanghai in a Storm

Check out these amazing people as they use the Coronavirus to make their fans think they are even more awesome.

Daily Photo – Shanghai in a Storm

The view out of my room at the Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai was absolutely amazing. I could just sit in the easy chair and watch the world go by. One day, a rather wicked storm came blowing through the city. I was about to go out and take photos (I like taking photos in the rain), but it was a little too rainy and stormy… so I decided to have a lazy afternoon and just take photos out the window!

Shanghai in a Storm

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-19 18:25:40
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length64.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Weddings in China

Funny Comedian

I thought I knew all Mitch’s work, but this new one just surfaced!

Daily Photo – Weddings in China

I found a place in the Forbidden City that had about 20 brides there, all competing with their photography team for the best spots. It was quite a funny scene. They were extremely aggressive. A lot of Chinese people are really only looking out for themselves and want to make sure they have the best shots. It’s all kinda weird. One thing that is cool, however, is the Chinese wedding dresses. They are all completely different and most are wildly colorful like this one.

Weddings in China

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-05-25 18:30:16
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Kindergarden in Beijing

Daily Photo – Kindergarden in Beijing

I was randomly walking around when I saw this teacher walk out of the classroom with her students. They were having a big party day. You can tell, because the teacher is wearing her party hat.

Kindergarden in Beijing

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-05-31 15:30:54
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/5000
  • Aperture
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramShutter speed priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.7

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Bullet Train in China

Funny scene…”Turn your shoe 45 degrees anticlockwise”

I don’t know the context, but I can only assume this is from a Bollywood Movie.

45°anticlockwise from funny

Daily Photo – Bullet Train in China

I was a bit worried about riding the bullet train in China because I’ve had such terrible experiences with travel situations there before. Planes have always been fine. The airports are amazing. But car trips are a disaster, as were all previous train trips. I remember taking one train trip that was the stuff of nightmares. But, I heard the bullet trains were cool, so we decided to try one while there on the Asia tour. Much to my amazement, they were absolutely incredible. They were on par, if not better, than the Japanese bullet train system!

Bullet Train in China

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-12 14:35:45
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture5
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length19.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Hot Pot in Chengdu

Awesomely Cute Campervan

I saw this cool campervan on Reddit. I think this would be fun to own but I would have no idea how to actually build the thing.

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Daily Photo – The Hot Pot in Chengdu

Chengdu is known for its hot pot restaurants. It’s basically a huge boiling pot where everyone tosses in meats and veggies and stuff. It’s sort of a fun communal thing, I guess… but it’s also one of those places where they trick the customers into cooking their own food. During dinner, there is this Chinese opera that is being performed. However, while I was taking photos and really paying attention, I realized they were all lip-syncing and the performance was not actually real!

The Hot Pot in Chengdu

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-14 23:16:18
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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