The Sun Sets on the Great Wall

Great Wall BTS Video

Here’s a video from one of the first times I visited the Great Wall… an oldie but a goodie! 🙂

Daily Photo – The Sun Sets on the Great Wall

It was an amazing day on this part of the Great Wall. It's my fourth trip to the Wall, and each time I go to a different section. This, by far, was my favorite! It was not too crowded and it was beautifully maintained. I stayed here way too long and into the night. I did not have my proper headlamp to get back down to the little village after I was done, so I almost killed myself many times! Plus, there was rain… I seriously considered sleeping up in one of the defensive towers for the whole night, but it was already cold and only about to get colder. Anyway, I finally made it down thanks to the 5% battery life (and draining fast) on my Android screen!

The Sun Sets on the Great Wall

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-06-01 23:01:46
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

  • susan ratcliff

    Oh wow – this is sooo beautiful 🙂

  • Rob Thomas

    I have always been able to download your work for use as wallpaper but now don’t seem to be able to do that using either Firefox or Chrome…..says something about Copyrights….Thought u allowed downloads thru Creative Commons…When did this stop?

  • ellergek

    I am having the same problem – up until recently I had always been able to download your pictures for personal use as a wallpaper. I believe that you (Trey) had even posted some comments at one time regarding this under the Creative Commons license? What changed and why isn’t there any reference to this or comments about this on the website – this seems like a pretty major change in thinking to me.

  • Brendan Segraves

    Yep, same here. I love using your photos as backgrounds on my computer. Would love to be able to continue doing so! Either way, I still appreciate your work.

  • @disqus_9QgvghEOOX:disqus @Eller @brendansegraves:disqus working on getting this fixed now – a problem with SmugMug

  • Arlen

    Great Wall of China is a nice and incredible place to see in China. It is one of my favorite and most visited attractions of China as well as around the world. I visited this region about few months ago before enjoying my kissimmee bus trip with my few friends. This wall is made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood and other materials.

  • Mark

    Trey can you confirm which section of the wall the top picture was taken. Is it Simatai or jinshanling? I went to simatai in nov 2014. It was breathtaking. Also when did you take these photos?

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