All posts tagged: China

Eternally yours…

A view form a hill just north of the Forbidden City, in Beijing, China. From Jingshan Park, if memory serves… This is a view of the north gate… in the far distance you might be able to make out the southernmost gate of the city; and on the other side of that is Tiananmen Square… I swear to you I could spend a month in the Forbidden City, shooting with a different lens, all day, every day, and still not do this place justice, photographically… The way the light strikes the various surfaces, and always shifting… The people… The museums…   It is truly a marvel…       Advertisements

Acadia National Park…

  … during a working trip to Maine some time back… What sets this one apart is not so much the actual shot as the ‘developing’, after the fact. I wonder… If the waters off-shore are a part of the National Park, how far does that extend? Can Acadia claim the 12 mile territorial boundary that nations usually reserve to themselves? Or can they go after as much territory as they have the Navy to enforce… You know, like China does…     “I hereby reclaim the island nation of Great Britain as the hereditary rightful property of the great land of Acadia National Park…” Yep… That ought to do it…   While we’re at it, we might want to explore other ‘repatriations’…   That’s right Tenerife… I’m looking at you!        

Peeking through…

  … I’m just so disgusted with this country right now… And I don’t even do social media, or watch broadcast news… Imagine how enraged I’d be if I paid attention to everybody else screaming right now… I can’t… I’m like the person who’s no good at long division, ’cause I just can’t even… Mostly I’m just sad… Terribly, terribly sad… So I offer up a respite from the madness of this past weekend, and out madness inducing, do-nothing, say the wrong thing at the right time every time President… A sunrise, from half-way around the world… Maybe a bit of meditation on this picture will help with a sense of perspective… I don’t know if it will, or not. But anything’s worth a shot, at this point…          

As promised…

  … the first shot ever taken with the lens I mentioned in the last post… A Canon 85mm f1.2 prime… It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘zoom with you feet’… ‘Cause it’s really heavy, see… You gotta wanna walk around with this lens all day, is all I’m sayin’… While the subject of the photo might be rather blasé, there’s no denying the technical aspects. It’s a depth of field to die for… And really sharp, and a real crowd pleaser…   … but it’s so dang heavy…