Greetings from Beijing…wish you were here! Photo taken in November 2011 at the Lama Temple, Beijing. I look back at my photos from China – all 800 of them – and am so disappointed. They are all so covered in smoggy pollution that the locals said was fog (?) that none of them turned out too well. So I’ve taken it upon myself to try to fix them somewhat and play with the colors. Here is my attempt at the […]
Greetings from China…wish you were here! Photo taken of Forbidden City in Beijing, China in November 2011. I jokingly made this title because the Forbidden City was forbidden in that it was completely covered in some serious smog. All my pictures during my stay in China have this thick, gray coat around them. It is so disappointing to look back at the photos yet I’ve been saved by playing around with them in Photoshop. Yes, the brilliant hues of […]
Greetings from China….wish you were here! Photo taken along the Great Wall of China, November 2011. I took this photo last November on a very cloudy and polluted hike to the Great Wall. I look back at my 900 photos now and am depressed as they are all so incredibly gray. Yet that was what the weather was like there for an entire ten days. Smoggy, polluted and gray. If I close my eyes and imagine this picture on a […]
This week’s photo challenge, unfocused, has been a joy to work on! I opened up all my pictures from China and found tons that I had kept that are clearly unfocused. My favorites are these three below which I took out the taxi cab window on the way to the train station. I was trying to capture the ugly, Soviet-looking apartment buildings yet unexpectedly I also captured these unfocused cars and trucks. Check it out….
For this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, Together, I came up with three favorites: Together: Man and Wild Photo taken on safari in Tanda Tula Private Reserve, South Africa. Together: Animal and Bridge Photo taken in rural Nepal along Annapurna trek. Together: Live scorpions and cook. Photo taken in Beijing, China at Street Market. These babies are fried live on a stick and eaten with vigor.
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Greetings from Beijing….wish you were here! Photo taken in the Hutong section of Beijing China in November 2011. I adored Beijing’s hutongs, or old alleyways. The hutongs represent the old China and the way the city used to be thousands of years ago. Hutgongs are a little bit hard to find which was half the pleasure of seeing them. We found this one hutong that was a little gem as it lead to restaurants, bars and shops. There were rows […]
Greetings from Beijing…wish you were here! Photo taken at moat surrounding the Forbidden City in Beijing, China November 2011. Just like the sky, the water in China was equally unsettling and gray. We never saw a clear day the entire time we were there. The pollution seemed to strangle the city out of life. At least there was no garbage in the rivers and streams like I saw in India and Nepal. I found this photo pretty regardless of the […]
Greetings from China..wish you were here! Photo taken in Shanghai facing Pudong in November 2011. I just finished my post on thirdeyemom on Pudong. I was looking through my photos and was dismayed to see that every single one of them was covered in fog. I was about to delete them all when I showed my husband and he gave me a new outlook on them. He said that he “thought they were cool because the fog was a […]