Another Chennai Sunday Photowalk for more “Faces” using the Peter Hurley “Headshot”, i.e. cut off the top 1/3 of the hairline. Still absorbing the difference.
Using a 720nm near-infrared filter allows a touch of faux color yet more dramatic, high contrast potential with B&W. Still experimenting on what works and what doesn’t. You as the viewer are more than welcome to provide feedback on what works for you.
Little green spiders, yellow tree sap, camouflage spiders, … the land of “Macro”. I enjoyed the Macro Walk today yet need more hours in the field to refine my skills, in particular manual focus at the minimum focus distance (30mm). Trying a crossed-arm position to hold the camera steady while leaning back and forth for the focus given… Read More Macro for Fun
Cigarettes 烟 Yān and Liquor 酒 Jiǔ – This is the most popular neon sign in China advertising Yan and Jiu. Beijing Duck – The Best Dish in Town Small Cars – There is a never-ending array of small vehicles. Finally, the flight back to Chennai, India
Regrettably, I haven’t found the time to get out and shoot here in Xi’an as I had hoped. Since I’ve been away for a year, the “To Do” list is long – almost done. Back to Chennai on Friday. Did take these two images from the 21st floor of a very nice apartment complex in… Read More Xi’an – CityScapes in IR
Made it to the City Wall (Fortifications of Xi’an) yesterday with the emergence of the sun, i.e. warmth. At 13.8km around, it’s a wonderful peaceful walk. We entered the West Gate (xi men) and exited the South Gate (nan men) with the goal to make it all around next time. At 12 meters high, the view… Read More Xi’an City Wall 西安城墙 – 14th Century
Visited the Muslim Street (Quarters) yesterday and never again during a Chinese Holiday as it was full of Chinese tourists, i.e. packed in like a can of sardines. We didn’t see too many Laowai (foreigners like me). We did log in another 16,500 step day against the standard target of 10,000 steps/day – great. My personal challenge… Read More Muslim Street 穆斯林街 – Xi’an, China
I’m enjoying street photography again in Xi’an at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Later today we head for Muslim Street, Drum Tower, Bell Tower and the City Wall. I’ve been told only one lens at a time – hmmm which one should I take?
Hanging out at Xi’an’s Big Wild Goose Pagoda taking IR images. Need more sun. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Wild_Goose_Pagoda
I’ve now expanded my “Faces of Chennai” to “Faces of Xi’an”. All but two images are candid, i.e. no permission asked. Out again today for more walk-abouts in Xi’an. Can you tell which were taken with my near-infrared converted camera?