A few from a trip to China

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by unkabin, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. unkabin

    unkabin Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 17, 2011
    Minnesota
    I had a whirlwind trip to China a while back--Beijing, Chongqing, Nanning, Hong Kong, and a few other cities near these in two weeks. A combination of work and pleasure.

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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Looks like quite an experience. Nice shooting too. I particularly like the first 3 and the fifth, but all are worth a repeated look...

    -Ray
     
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  3. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    2nd to last is my favorite. :thumbup:
     
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  4. unkabin

    unkabin Mu-43 Regular

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    Minnesota
    Thank you. That third shot made me appreciate mirrorless (the whole trip did in terms of weight/size. I carried my whole kit with me everywhere in a very discreet bag). If you notice the low angle of that shot where the woman is pouring tea, you can imagine where my face would have had to be with a traditional dslr. Not only would I have my chin on the edge of the table, I also can't imagine that she would be so naturally posed, but instead probably looking down at me. Even the first shot in this post was taken at about chest level. I rarely miss the viewfinder, and that was a big surprise to me.

    I had a great experience traveling with this camera vs. the dslrs I used to bring on trips, and I think not only did I get comparable quality, but I also brought back shots I would not have even taken without the m4/3 camera.
     
  5. You've made me have to count here :smile: Faves were #5 and the last two. Micro 4/3 does indeed make a great travel kit, and China does look like a fascinating place to visit.
     
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  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Very nice. Like Ray, I went back and re-visited your images a few times.

    Gary
     
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  7. LeeOsenton

    LeeOsenton Mu-43 Button Clicker

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    Lee Osenton
    I am with the crowd and struggling to finish this comment because I keep scrolling back up. I absolutely love the night skyline (#2), but the others are also excellent and do a great job of taking me to China. Thanks for posting!
    Lee
     
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  8. ro345

    ro345 New to Mu-43

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    Feb 25, 2012
    The skyline is great!
     
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  9. dre_tech

    dre_tech Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nice photos, love the HK skyline from the Peak, you were lucky to have a clear sky for that. On my last trip to HK I picked up my GX1, but it was quite hazy.

    Like the 3rd shot & 2nd to last as well.
     
  10. unkabin

    unkabin Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 17, 2011
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    Yeah, I felt fortunate. The weather cooperated with really nice clouds and crystal clear air. It had been raining, and the air was very clean afterward. It's a beautiful spot.

     
  11. fgbrault

    fgbrault Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 2, 2012
    Terrific photos. Thanks.
     
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  12. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Great photos. #2 and #3 are particular standouts.
     
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  13. Roger

    Roger Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 2, 2011
    Western PA
    Great shots. My favorite is # 2, but I like them all. Did you use one to the Rokkors for any of these shots or were they all taken with native?
     
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  14. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    I suppose the 2nd one was taken in Nanjing?
     
  15. unkabin

    unkabin Mu-43 Regular

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    Minnesota
    I thought about bringing my Rokkor 50 1.7, specifically because I took that lens and a few other off-brand cheapo lenses that I could afford at that time when I went to China in 1999, using them on my Minolta XE-5. I took away some shots that mean a lot to me on that trip. I'll attach a few here (poorly scanned). I ended up getting the best use (not the most) out of the 20 1.7. It's just so convenient and useful. I didn't have the 45 1.8 when I went. That or the Minolta 50 would have been good to have.

    The woman in this picture and her husband were my hosts on that trip. Really nice people with whom I lost touch after the trip, our emails being cut off or disrupted in what I think may have been a more restrictive Chinese internet era.
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    The big time vignetting here is caused by a cheap 19mm lens with a thick polarizer.
    pagodaswide-M.
     
  16. unkabin

    unkabin Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 17, 2011
    Minnesota
    That was actually at the peak overlooking the Hong Kong skyline. It was taken with a Pana. 7-14 that I borrowed for the trip.
     
  17. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    yeah, Nanjing wouldn't be so bustling:)
     
  18. brianb032

    brianb032 Mu-43 Veteran

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    N.Carolina
    I'm really enjoying 1 & 6. Fantastic set. That must have been a hectic two weeks jumping between all those cities. I've toyed with the idea of visiting China several times, but the visa seems like a killer.
     
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  19. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    When you're here in China, visit as much as you probably could, you wouldn't believe the huge differences in various aspects, beauty and ugliness, rush and peace, poor and rich's co-existing.
     
  20. fgbrault

    fgbrault Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 2, 2012
    A terrific series.

    Frank B
     
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