Shopping Scene from Beijing

Awesome App – Hotel Tonight

I’ve been using this app, Hotel Tonight, for a while now. It’s a really neat concept – every day at noon, hotels from all over the US release their unsold inventory for sale in this app at rock-bottom prices. If you’re able to wait until the last minute to book, you can get some amazing deals… it really saved the day during my recent trip to NYC. New York hotels can get quite expensive, but I got a great price using the app.

Virtual Photo Walks

During the New York event, we also decided to do this thing called a “Virtual Photo Walk” where we were able to have many other people join us at the event. People that join these events are often those that can’t walk or physically join us, so it is kind of a fun and cool thing to do. I put a little highlight video that they made over on the right.

Chinese People Love Them Some Apple

So I don’t know if I ever mentioned this on the blog or not. I don’t think I have. But whenever I walk into coffee shops or these sorts of places in China, a good 50% of the crowd has out their Apple devices. They proudly work/play along on them, having a grand old time. It’s so mega-trendy there that I can see this is just the beginning there…

Daily Photo – Shopping Scene from Beijing

Speaking of parallel universes (the question from yesterday), I often imagine I have side-stepped into one when I travel to other cities, especially as global commerce becomes more homogenized. For example, maybe you can see the Apple store in the background there. When you walk in, everything is exactly the same except for the language and all the Chinese people (of course). Now, this may seem like a totally obvious thing, but it is one of those other universes that is right in the middle of our own.

Shopping Scene from Beijing

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-04 20:49:54
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  • Aperturef/9.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16mm (16mm in 35mm)
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  • susan ratcliff

    Oh wow – what a cool shot – so colorful and lively and vibrant – love this!

  • paulbellinger

    I really admire your photos like this one. You make ordinary stuff look awesome. I always struggle to find cool compositions in street scenes, airports, office buildings, stairwells, etc… the way you do. But I’ll keep trying anyway. You do a great job processing these too, getting some motion in but also having some sharp stuff too. Nice work man!

  • Casper van Zyl

    Nice shot Trey, nice to see movement with in the picture,shows activity and not people frozen in time as with most pictures. Love street photography in and around Asia. In our western society there is always someone wanting to bust your camera over your head,had that experience in New York wrong area wrong time and London Soho.

  • Neat photo, Trey!!! I said it all today on yesterday’s post. 🙂

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks ! 🙂

  • Nicely done TR. Nicely done.

  • Welcome to China! Make sure to visit some hutongs, instead of the Americanized Sanlitun area!! You are in Beijing after all!

  • I like the lines and patterns in this. I like the static and the blurred movement as well. It’s very tastefully processed.
    It’s a good example of where HDR adds to a scene.
    Yes there are plenty of super rich in China who can afford their iPhones and iPads. I doubt if they give much thought to the poor souls who have to make them. Hopefully in time the wealth will trickle down.

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