Month: April 2013



I was walking down to meet Shanshan at the bus stop last Friday, when I was this san lun che loaded with wooden chairs. My initial reaction was, well, “beautiful”.

I think the photograph is just okay. Probably would’ve been better without the legs of the man the san lunch che driver is talking with, or without some of the background noise. But, well, it is what it is.

My friend Vivian recently left this comment:

It’s great! Robert, you see beauty all around you, and you make me look at everyday things in a different light!

which I think captures the essence of much of my photography.


Xi’an, Revisited (IV)

This is my fourth day of posting pictures from my three visits to Xi’an. The pictures are being posted in chronological order. Many of these haven’t been posted before. All have been reworked (using Lightroom and sometimes Photoshop) for these postings.

The first shot is of a vendor blowing hot sugar into a bull. I’ve got  a video of the process somewhere. Really quite amazing to watch. The second is of a bowl of Liangpi noodles (yum).

The third shot of soldiers in the terracotta army was taken with my 300 mm. Again, it is one of only three shots of the army that I’m including in this set.

The fourth is of some fancy dancers in the huge retail park that has been built adjacent to the site of the army.