Rickshaws at the Drum Tower

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Daily Photo – Rickshaws at the Drum Tower

I’ve visited Gǔlóu many times and never taken a photo. I just couldn’t figure one out.

And then, this most recent trip, I walked around the tower several times until I finally got an idea.

This is the giant drum tower built about a thousand years ago by Kublai Khan. An enormous drum rests in front, and it was beat rhythmically to announce meetings. The temple sits in the Inner City to the north of Di’anmen Street.

Rickshaws at the Drum Tower China

Rickshaws at the Drum Tower

Photo Information

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  • Aperturef/5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheaimages/ Michael Shea

    Nice processing Trey. Funnily, I did some very similar processing just the other day (Japanese photo) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheaimages/6262654043

  • Susan

    I really love this shot….with the reds and grey skies -that one guy in the middle is kind of a rebel because his wheels are not pointed in the same direction as the others – good luck with the launch!

  • http://www.kelleybard.com Kelley Bard

    I love the colors in this shot. Great image, Trey.

  • Erin

    Wow. I was just there in July and rode those very rickshaws! One of my friends even convinced the driver to let him pedal for a while and it was hilarious. In short, this shot brings back great memories!

  • http://1138Studios.com Thelonious Gonzo

    I know you’re famous (infamous?) for your hyper-real colored pix, but this one, with it’s muted nature is really cool. But as usual it’s your choice of angle that makes the shot for me. Nice work Big Fella.

    I put together a collage of “Austin” signs from around mid-town. It’s sort of an homage collage if you will. Hope you like it.

    http://500px.com/photo/2772368

  • http://none louis

    Nice pic

  • http://www.lophot.com Simon

    What a great shot! I love the red! :)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcdonnell/ Patrick

    The muted tones give this a solidity and makes it really grounded – beautiful shot and processing Trey

  • Gail Moshier

    Cool photo, Trey. Nice colors. Thanks for sharing. Have a great Friday. :-)

  • Jeff

    Awesome shot!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/d-niev/ Daniela

    Great shot, the composition is extraordinary. I very much like the colors, although less intense compared to your more “regular” work, which really makes this one stand out. Love it…

  • Maxi Claudio

    How is this done? Is it a filter? Or do you use a mask to mask out the color?

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