1/10/10 Sunday Post

By: taigray

Jan 10 2010

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Category: Analysis, China, Landscape, Sunday Post

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Focal Length:7.9mm
Shutter:1/400 sec

This is one of the pictures that I took while on the Yangtze River Cruise. We had a day excursion in which we were pulled and pushed up a small stream by the trackers shown in this picture. On this one, I could not photoshop the timestamp out because I was afraid of losing part of the image, so I left it there. I used photoshop to increase the contrast, and I don’t think I redid the sky. That was just the result of the increased contrast.

Before being pushed up the river, we took another larger boat up the main part of the river. While on it, we saw that famous Hanging Coffins that were stuck high up onto the cliff walls. Lots of the ancient people believed that it was best to put the dead as close to heaven as possible, so they climbed the face of the cliffs and hoisted a ton of coffins up to resting places they had built into the walls. Over time, many of these have fallen down, and with the rising water level from the Three Gorges Dam (which we also saw), even more have been destroyed. I tried to take pictures of the hanging coffins, but my camera’s zoom was a bit lacking. If I were to go back to China soon, I would definitely invest in at least $3,000 of good camera lenses, a pretty good macro and a 70-300mm telephoto.


One comment on “1/10/10 Sunday Post”

  1. the man in the foreground of this picture kind of scares me


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