Monday, May 31, 2010
Thanks for inviting ma & Pa to your photography blog! We have travelled a lot during the past few years and have accumulated quite a few photos and movies. This seems like a great site to share some of them. This was taken in August of last year. It was hot as a furnace at Canyonlands NP. But it was silent and majestic. I took this shot with our lowly Canon Powershot A80 with autofocus of course. But I'm proud of this photo because I had to creep up to the edge of a sheer drop off underneath this arch to take the picture. It was awesome!!
Posted by mom & pops at 2:50 PM
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Last week traveling along the edge of a thunderstorm made for a seat gripping bumpy ride, but was rewarded with this perspective right before landing. Not a great pic but enjoyed the view while it lasted. Pic was taken with a phone camera (3megapix) and the image was "juiced" lowering the exposure, upping the color saturation, contrast, and sharpness.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The last China installment (I swear). Towards the end of the trip we visited the port city of Shanghai and the new-wave modern metropolis appears to have a solid handshake with its historical roots, and seems to manage growth a bit better than Beijing.
Kite being flown over the top of bamboo scaffolding
Water goddess meant to keep the ghost from traveling across the moat
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Beijing's Forbidden City is right across from Tiananmen square and Summer Palace is only a sardine packed subway ride from downtown and both were well worth the effort. These sights, while have been neglected until only recently, still give a real feel of historic and imperialistic China during the Ming Dynasty (1368 -1644).
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The capital city Beijing is home to approximately 22 million people and is the political and cultural hub of China. The city is currently going through dramatic changes with modern Western influences colliding with ancient Eastern history. All of it making for great subject matter for a tourist shutter bug.
5th Avenue equivalent in Beijing:
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Seemingly from thin air a business trip to China popped up last October, and I jumped at a chance to visit the Far East. Fifteen hours later I peeled myself out of a sweaty airline econo-seat and stepped into Beijing's ultra-modern airport for a two week adventure.
I'm a basic point and click camera punk with no training, so bear with me and I'll post some of my favorite images from the trip. These were taken with our little Panasonic 7.2 megapixel Lumix digital with 10x optical zoom. And these first two snaps were captured towards the end of the trip while visiting Shanghai. At night this place reminded me of the movie "Blade Runner", and I think you can see why...