Young Woman in Pink

The fan in her hand is to block the sun from shining on her face. This is the same restaurant that I photographed in my last post (albeit taken about an hour earlier). I think that the restaurant was constructed in the early 1990’s, but the exterior hasn’t worn well. I’ve never been inside, so I don’t know about the interior.

Bicycles on a Fence at Night

More testing of the Lumix DMC-GX7. This was a hand-held shot taken at almost 9 pm with little light. I’d maxed the ISO at 25600. Other settings were 1/6 sec at f 4.6. The original was raw at 18.63 MB.

Extremely impressed with the amount of detail captured, and the small grain size. Gave me a lot to work with when I developed the photo in Photoshop Lightroom 5.3.


Woman on a Bicycle

This photograph captures many aspects of life in Beijing that I’ve seen:

  • Bicycle as transportation
  • No bicycle helmets
  • Protective wrapping/plastic kept on as long as possible
  • Disregard of traffic rules
  • Shoes that’ll be worn at the destination also worn during the commute
  • Face-mask for protection against pollutants
  • Large amount of collapsible bicycles

I also think that the number of men and women riding bicycles is pretty similar.