white clouds

Another from Yesterday

This one was taken not far from my apartment complex. The building on the right has appeared in a number of my shots.

Building. Wires. Clouds. Sky.

And, just like that, the white clouds and blue skies are back here in the northern capital of the middle kingdom.

I took this picture around 3 pm, when the AQI was 57 (Moderate). You can see a screenshot of the AQI for the last 24 hours here.

 

Party World

Reflections of clouds and blue sky in the glass of our neighborhood Party World KTV.

I got lucky with the alignment of the clouds not in the reflection.

Oh, the AQI over the past 24 hours was Moderate. Right now, it is Good. Of course, this won’t be mentioned in Western media.

Light Bulbs and Clouds

Taken today whilst walking around with my DMC-GX7. Such a versatile camera for being so lightweight and having such a small footprint.

The wonderful blue skies and white clouds continue here in Beijing. Although I’ve complained to the BBC about their bias, I remain doubtful about having any coverage of the gorgeous weather here in Western media.

I’ve been collecting pictures I’ve taken of these Beijing Skies at:

Dawn

Unless I get a shot that I think is really cool (like the one above), I’m just putting my sky pictures in this folder.

 

 

Stormy Weather

An HDR image made using Photoshop from three shots taken with my Canon IXUS 980IS.

Rained heavily for a time today. After it stopped, the sky cleared-up quite nicely. A beautiful blue with white, white clouds. Shanshan and I laid on the floor of our apartment, looking out as the clouds drifted by (whilst Chong Chong, oblivious to them, happily entertained himself).

BBC Pollution Bias

I took this picture a few hours ago as I was leaving work. Yet another beautiful summer day in Beijing. Blue skies, white clouds, low air pollution (currently at 50 AQI).

The Chinese government today announced plans to remove six million vehicles from the road by the end of the year that don’t meet exhaust emission standards (which, if you’ve not seen “An Inconvenient Truth”, are higher than those in the US).

So, instead of taking a picture today, the BBC used this:

You can see the BBC article here.