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Daily Photo – The Bird’s Nest From Above

I was at the top of this tower late one night in Beijing.  It’s a cool tower (I don’t have a photo of it), but it’s the kind of tower that will look awful in about 10 years.  Anyway, this photo is not about the tower.

The famous Bird’s Nest stadium was spread out beneath me.  When I saw this scene, I knew I was going to shave off the top and the bottom.  The bottom was kind of interesting.  The top was dreadful.  It’s a bit painful to take a photo when I know I’m going to be cutting out so much, but I do it quite often anyway.

The Bird’s Nest From Above I was at the top of this tower late one night in Beijing.  It’s a cool tower (I don’t have a photo of it), but it’s the kind of tower that will look awful in about 10 years.  Anyway, this photo is not about the tower.The famous Bird’s Nest stadium was spread out beneath me.  When I saw this scene, I knew I was going to shave off the top and the bottom.  The bottom was kind of interesting.  The top was dreadful.  It’s a bit painful to take a photo when I know I’m going to be cutting out so much, but I do it quite often anyway.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • http://photoventures.wordpress.com/ Jeff Peterson

    Great photo, I think this type of cropping actually fits the photo of the stadium well.  Was the sky smog filled and bland looking?  That’s kinda what it looks like.

  • susan ratcliff

    Super shot of the bird’s nest – it looks like all glowing fire inside and chrome outside -cool!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Nah – not too smoggy… just boring and flat

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  • charles de courval

    Great picture even if ‘so much’ has been taken out.   
    At first I thought it was a pano of some sort.
    cheers

  • Anonymous

    Great photo, Trey.  Thanks for sharing, have a great day!!

  • Murray Parker

    Trey,

    Great shot.  Question – why do the hangouts lately start so late?  It is 11:00 on the East coast. 

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Sorry – I do it when it is most convenient for me…  10 PM – the kids are safely asleep and I can focus… there’s a whole bedtime routine, you see!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thank you.  You honor me and my family with your extensive talk of services.

  • http://blog.ahles.nl/ Patrick Ahles

    So what? It’s 5 AM here in the Netherlands! You think I’m going to get up early? ;)

  • Frank Childress

    Nice shot trey. I’ve been here two or three times over the last few years and never got a shot I liked. Seems like the last couple of times in Beijing the weather & air quality made it look like a scene from Blade Runner.

  • Don Prichard

    Cropping pain? Don’t they make pills for that sort of thing?

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