Cart Runners in Old Beijing

Slideshows

What’s your favorite way to make online Slideshows? There are so many tools available. I was just thinking about this with my China photos — I used Animoto to make one of a few of my favorite portfolio pieces — that one is up on the Animoto Review page. I’m going to do one in a few months with all my China photos too.

Daily Photo – Cart Runners in Old Beijing

There are many old pockets scattered all over Beijing. I haven’t become totally familiar with all the names of these quadrants yet, but I should get another chance to re-visit all these places. This is actually kind of a weakness in the whole “travel blog” thing. See, a REAL travel blogger would memorize the names of all these places and spout them back to you. But, here is my excuse… and maybe it is not really that bad… but, to me, this kind of photo could be taken in many different places. The exact neighborhood does not matter. In fact, by NOT telling you the spot, you may be more likely to find it just by wandering about.

These uniformed guys sat together in between jobs and had a rest. I don’t know what struck me about it, but it just seemed like a nice little moment.

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  • Simon Morris

    Nice capture Trey – I like the composition, plus excellent exposure on the main subjects… especially when considering the difficult lighting conditions!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrandybird/5541452886/ Andy Bird

    I’ve got to agree Trey – the adventure is lost if you are told exactly where the cool places are to go. I’ve got to say i prefer to find things out for myself, that way it’s more exciting when you do come across something a little different.

    This one eminds me of a shot I took in NYC of a man in top hat riding one of those cabs that are bicycles (gypsy cabs?) – anyway i never posted it because it was blurred bad enough to make it unenjoyable so it shall remain classified under ‘holiday snap’ forever more.

    I wonder what these guys were discussing? Great mystery to be solved and maybe a future caption competition hehe.

  • http://www.chasingcubesoflight.com.au Jason Cook

    Great photo Trey. Your images are always so nice and sharp with the right bits in focus. This is always a challenge for me.

    I love Animoto and have just started using it. I recently did a one day shoot at the Avalon Airshow in Melbourne. I tried your suggestion of listening to music while doing photography and enjoyed it alot. Anyway the slideshow I did is here:

    http://www.chasingcubesoflight.com.au/2011/04/melbournes-gooney-bird.html

  • Gail in Montana

    Great photo, Trey!!! I bet that would be a neat way to be taken on a tour of Beijing!!! Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful Saturday!! Enjoy your day, everyone :-)

  • Susan

    Awesome capture Trey – they look like they are enjoying a break!

  • http://www.facebook.com/media/set/fbx/?set=a.100925489989186.1637.100002152054198&ref=pd Thelonious Gonzo

    Talk about your moments inbetween. Great little capture. These little time slices are what can be so cool about photography. If you had a video of these guys running it would probably be boring. But still of the moment makes it delicious.
    Here is a shot I got at the Rat Rod Rally here in Austin recently.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/straight-nochaser/5594448570/in/photostream

  • http://timetotakepictures.blogspot.com/ Keith Moyer

    I have to agree. The adventure of wandering and discovering is a big part of photography to me.
    I am almost always amazed at what I find if I just wander…Great candid shot. It really makes me wonder what they are discussing.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! I’m glad you guys agree…. I guess you don’t see it as much as I do since you are not in admin mode (!!!), but I have thousands of posts here, and people always come in and sprinkle comments on posts 3 years ago and they demand, “Tell me EXACTLY where this is, why don’t you!!!”

  • http://JohnRRogers.com John Rogers

    Hey Trey, per your slideshow question I purchased ProShow producer earlier this year for making shows. All the pizazz of Animoto with lots more control and higher quality.

    John

  • http://www.littlechapel.com Tyler Foote

    Hey Trey,

    I have used a lot of slideshow programs. ProShow is pretty easy, but if you don’t resize your images, or try to make a longer show it is really buggy. I have had to restart a computer 5 times and finally move to another one to finalize a show. Granted I do about 5500 slide shows per year (I own a wedding chapel in Vegas and do a slide show for each couple) so if you do an occasional show you should be fine. I currently use Emotion Media. They are great and super easy. Erick has worked really closely with us and have been awesome to work with. They are great and will do anything they can to make you happy. Which, unless you try to push 50+ slideshows on a weekend, is leave you alone and let you use their awesome software.

    Hope this helps! Thanks for inspiring!

  • Michele

    Just attach the Nikon GPS module to your camera, and then the location co-ordinates will be recorded in your EXIF data!

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