What Is It? A Triptych (pronounced Trip’tik – did you get it right the first time) is as one would think involves three of something. In photography (and painting) it’s often referred by as three-panel wall art. There are no stead fast rules as it’s art. The Triptych is preceded by a Diptych and followed by a… Read More Triptych – What the Heck Is It?
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?
This gentlemen was resting at the DaXingShan Temple yesterday and by habit I gave him my head bobble (used in Chennai during photowalks to get the okay to photograph). He looked at this strange Laowai (foreigner) and was okay with a photo. Need a different introduction… Read More First “Face(s) of China”
Every year on Chu Yi, we visit our local temple – Da Xing Shan where we are amongst 1000s of worshipers. As usual, fireworks never cease at the front gate as seen in this series of stills. Very loud as intended to keep the xiao ren (devils) away and keep your luck for the year.