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Temple of Heaven
Posted By: pop4, 05-16-2008, 09:10 AM

Here's the last of the photos from a recent trip up to Beijing; the previous two can be found here and here. This time, I'm at a big park area called the Temple of Heaven. As usual, the smog, haze and pollution meant that the skies were gray, gray and gray. Let me know what you think.

#1 The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests

#2 The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests

#3 On the Danbi Bridge looking back at the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, and walking towards #4

#4 Imperial Vault of Heaven


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05-16-2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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Very nice work and thanks for sharing your trip with us. I really like the framing in #1.
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Imperial vaults a nice one

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i really like your continuing series on China pop4, keep it up!
#1 gives a really nice perspective of the Temple

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Thanks for the comments. I sure fell in love with my Sigma 10-20mm during my trip; all but the flower photo was taken with that lens.
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Very nice series. You definately had fewer people at the Temple than when I was there. All my shots are full of tourists!
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Well captured. Its not easy with the grey skies and crowds, but you seem to have been able to avoid the crowds at least.
I tried to take a similar shot as your first one and could not get a 'people free' opportunity.
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My method of trying to avoid other tourists was to get up and out early; the weather also tends to be a bit cooler and more comfortable then (during Spring/Summer time at least).

Of course it was a lot easier for me since I was traveling alone, which meant that I could take photos to my hearts content without anyone nagging away; I actually had to wait a few minutes for the coast to clear for the first shot.


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