Little Beijing

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I’ve been taking photos of different places around the world for many many years now, and you might enjoy a few deep dives into the history of it all!  To see more of any particular country, go choose it from the lower right.  Try, for example, Argentina.  After you scroll down through a page of photos, click “Previous” to see another page.  Most regular readers here know this, but new people pop in all the time — so there you go! :)

Daily Photo – Little Beijing

While at the top of one of new towers built for the Olympics, I was able to get a good vantage back towards different parts of the city.  Beijing is so spread out — there does not seem to be a central focus in the traditional “skyscraper” sense.  I’ve taken a few other downtown shots you might recall (click on the”Beijing” category), but this spot was kind of cool and unique because of this tower I was in.

I happened to be outside with Joe McNally, after we finally convinced the officials to let us get beyond the inside and dirty windows.  We were out in the “5th ring” where many Olympic venues were built.  And so, here was this huge tower in the outskirts, looking back towards the city.  It seemed like a good situation for a zoom-in compression shot.

Little BeijingWhile at the top of one of new towers built for the Olympics, I was able to get a good vantage back towards different parts of the city.  Beijing is so spread out -- there does not seem to be a central focus in the traditional "skyscraper" sense.  I've taken a few other downtown shots you might recall (click on the"Beijing" category), but this spot was kind of cool and unique because of this tower I was in.I happened to be outside with Joe McNally, after we finally convinced the officials to let us get beyond the inside and dirty windows.  We were out in the "5th ring" where many Olympic venues were built.  And so, here was this huge tower in the outskirts, looking back towards the city.  It seemed like a good situation for a zoom-in compression shot.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this entry at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRUZYIT5ASYXVXKFIVWVXFTL4U Susan

    Awesome!! Beautiful city & love all the colors!

  • Casper van Zyl

    Never stayed downtown Beijing we were on the fith circle on the northern side. Looks like you had a clear night ,lucky you. Nice pic.

  • Matt Macias

    That glow of the building in the center is awesome, I can’t stop staring at it! 

  • Paul Jennings

    Many many years = about 6 years? Your first HDR was only that long ago, right?

  • http://www.nuwomb.com Scott Webb

    Trey, it’s quite amazing the archive you’ve built on your site alone.  Your archive that’s not online would be even more substantial and must be amazing to dive into for your own mental escape if you needed it.

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

    Those night shots do remind me to clean my monitor once in a while! Gorgeous colors.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gail-Pospisil/100001619514226 Gail Pospisil

    WOOOOOW soooo beautiful i am so jealuse of you taken these nice outstiding photos you are very lucky love this pic so AWESOME..

  • http://www.batteredluggage.com/ W Brian Duncan (aka IPBrian)

    Very cool…you remind me of my need to buy Joe a beer (if I ever happen to be in the same place he is).  

  • http://soldierswifecrazylife.com Julie

    I love all the lights!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TFDSXX3VTLHKNBR35UACDJKBC4 WebDobie

    Trey – usual fantastic results.  Night photography

    I get most noise in the sky – how do you do the noise control in post processing?  Separate the sky and clean up separately or do the whole photo together for noise clean-up?

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