Sunday, July 06, 2008

A great wall:Xi'an

no, not THE great wall. but still pretty darn neat in my opinion. Xi'an still has most of it's city wall intact and it's quite nice to rent a bike and circle the city. Or like Joe and I, just walk.

It was bloody hot that day. Nice, but hot.

1/125, F8.0,ISO 100

Walking along the wall at sunset was fantastically beautiful.

1/90, F5.6, ISO 100

1/4sec, F5.6, ISO 1600

I wanted this to be the perfect picture. It was so beautiful with the hot dry desert air that had just cooled from a 90degree day to something quite pleasant. The wind was in the flags and the lights along the wall were glowing.

Knowing what I know now I would have set up the camera so that I wasn't touching it, set a long exposure, low ISO and used the 2 sec wait. Next time....


SonicLlama said...

The second from the bottom is my favorite. The clouds seem to be cooperating with your camera.

Joseph said...

I love walking along city walls. Especially walls with guard towers and crenelations. Crenelations are cool.

ann said...

ALL beautiful images. No need for second guessing.