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Shanghai Street

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2011 was a pretty good photographic year for me. With the regular camera, I was able to capture some landscape and travel images that I am pretty pleased with. But looking back, one of the highlights is certainly how much street photography I was able to accomplish. It is not a genre that I usually pursue but one of my favorite things to do while traveling is to wander around, observing people as they lead their regular lives. These are several mobile phone images that I made during my wanderings in Shanghai. Please let me know what you think?

Photog Notes
These images were captured with a T-Mobile G2 (aka the HTC Desire Z), using an application called Retro Camera. I really like the various styles of output that the app is able to produce, but this comes at the expense of shutter lag – it takes 1 to 2 seconds to focus and capture the image. Not particularly good for candid street shots but one eventually learns to prepare and anticipate. 😉

 

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February 19, 2012 at 9:22 am

Happy New Year! Tashi Delek!

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Ringha Prayer Flags

Ringha Prayer Flags

Happy New Year, everyone! The Tibetans have a greeting, “Tashi Delek”. It means auspiciousness and wellness. I wish you many Tashi Deleks. May 2012 bring you much laughter, prosperity and health.

Photog Notes
1/10 second, f/27, ISO 400. I made this image at the Ringha Monastery, one of the most sacred places that I’ve ever been to. We arrived in the late afternoon. It was deafeningly silent, save for the gentle whispering of the wind in the trees and the flapping of the prayer flags, as they released their messages to the heavens. To help convey the feeling of the place, I decided to try to capture the motion and whirls of colors about me.

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December 31, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Beijing at Night

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These are a couple images that I made while wandering around the Sanlitun area in Beijing. The first is of one of the famous ring roads (3rd, in this case). I shot this on the third night of National Day Golden Week, so traffic was fairly light, allowing me capture the Chinese characters (出口 – exit) in the roadway.

Third Ring Road 三环路

 

This second image is of the Yashow Clothing Market. A haggler’s paradise, this is where you can get everything from knockoff Guccis to infamous Red Army hats to jade amulets. Sanlitun is the nightlife and embassy district so even though it was Golden Week, the place was hopping.

Yashow Clothing Market 雅秀服装市场

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December 20, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Stepping Out

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Some of you know that I have an odd fascination with shooting in airports. I made this image in Chengdu International, on my way back to Beijing. Between arriving late and leaving early, I didn’t get to see much of the city….something that needs to be rectified the next time I’m in the area. Who will go with me?

Stepping Out

Buddha Zen

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I made these images at the Buddha Zen Hotel in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. While neither glitzy nor glamorous, the hotel had a nice boutique-y feel with comfortable rooms and a friendly, helpful staff. I would stay there again.

Black-Gold

 

Courtyard

 

 

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November 27, 2010 at 2:31 am

Facetime

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November 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm

On The Way To Kangding

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I made these images on our way into Kangding, the last Khampa/Tibetan town on our itinerary. Beyond Kangding, we were to journey to Chengdu, from where we would leave the region. “Here we can see some blue sky. Later on, we cannot see.” said Sonam, our guide. Because of what we witnessed as we made our way to the big city, these words have resonated with me since.

 

On the way to Kangding

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November 8, 2010 at 11:37 pm

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