Where Hobbits Don’t Live

Another shot from my hike in the Cuanbai Scenic Area of Beijing. Clicking on the link will take you to a map of the area. If you zoom out, you’ll see just how far this is from the heart of the city.

Chinese Fruit Bowl

Once again, providing proof that the tomato is indeed not a vegetable.

And, for the record, I hate tomatoes.


This photo was taken with my iPhone 4. I think it is one of the clearest photographs I’ve taken with that device.

The grain is due to this being just a detail of the original. As usual, I developed the image using Lightroom.

Han Chinese Crossing the Street

Well, I’m back from one of my most dangerous photography assignments ever… capturing those elusive and faceless “Han Chinese” that are often mention in Western media… you know, the ones flooding into Tibet, Xinjiang, laying claim to islands in the Yellow Sea, or, just staying put and making cheap knock-offs of foreign brands.

Pay no mind to the woman sticking her tongue out at me, the one on the scooter emblazoned¬† with the Union Jack, or man zombied-out looking down at his cellphone… taking this picture of the oncoming horde almost cost me my life!

Oh, and definitely don’t bother to notice the ratio of women to men. I mean, this has to be an anomaly, given the draconian “one-child policy” as well as their preference for boys.