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Smoke Stack

I’ve gone back to this photo many times in the month and half since I took it. I felt like it’d end-up being black and white from the beginning (even though it was a beautiful blue-sky day). Most of the time was spent on cropping and removing distractions from the shot. Today’s final tweaks were with the grain… there was almost none in the original shot.

27th Floor Window

Rained last night. When I got up this early this morning, the sky was once again beautiful. So, of course I grabbed my camera and headed to the rooftop.

On the way down, I took this picture of the Beijing Olympic Park Observation Tower.

 

San Lun Che with Tricycle

San lun che means “three wheel vehicle”. So, these both could technically be called san lun ches. I guess they could also both be called tricycles. This never sounded quite right to me, which is why I’ve stuck with san lun che. I mean, who puts a steel beam or ice cream cooler on a tricycle?

As with the one in my previous post, this san lun che is gas powered. The chain and the right peddle are missing. I think that the flap behind the front wheel is a leftover from the winter months, and is more meant to shield the driver’s legs from cold wind and such then to act as a mud flap.


I took this shot with my iPhone 4, and was really unhappy with it. Amongst other things, the focus was way off. I had a good laugh when taking it, and thought it would be fun for folks to see, so I didn’t feel like just deleting it. Converting it to B&W, and tweaking it with Lightroom, seems to have saved it somewhat.

In Front of this Lion…

and the other one guarding the gate, I saw four people (three grandmas and a man my age) standing side-by-side, some with their hands on their hips. The grandmas were busily chatting, whilst he man was just standing quietly.

As I walked upto them, I figured-out why they were there, and took-up a place a bit behind them, on the rise leading into the gate.

Then it happened… the leaves on the trees which enclosed the area began to rustle, and a cool breeze was soon upon us.

 

Morning Stacks

These stacks of tins have been set-out most mornings when I’ve walked by this neighborhood shop. I’m pretty sure they’ll be used to steam dumplings.

Taken with my DMC-GX7. A lot of development using Lightroom 5.5. Conversion to B&W just seemed natural for this shot.