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Nikon D3

Capture Date/Time:December 29, 2007 23:35
Aperture/Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec, f7.1
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO: 500
Flash: None

I think this is the first time I have posted on a Saturday!

This is perhaps not an ideal shot for the first in a series from Beijing. However, having just landed a few hours ago, I ventured out towards Tianmen Square to see what I could see. Well, it was difficult because the place was pretty heavily guarded and seemed closed. Me walking around with a big camera and tripod probably caught a lot of attention, and I became quite paranoid when I realized that there was no one else around at all. This is not a place where I want to get questioned about my camera. Anyway, that's the story. The best (and most interesting) shot I could manage tonight was this tunnel under the Dong Chang 'an Jie right next to Tianmen Square. I thought it the best place to try out this massively new wide lens. (Oh, in case I didn't tell you, I upgraded the 'ol camera equipment a couple of weeks ago in preparation for this trip. I have been thrilled with the things this new camera can do. Unfortunately now that I have gone full-frame, many of my lenses aren't up to par anymore.) More on all this later.

Oh, it is C-O-L-D here!!! I'm glad I brought my Chicago-tested parka and thermal gear. There was a wind chill of -20F tonight, and it was a heck of a walk down to the square tonight. We move down to the relatively tropical city of Xiamen later on in the week, and I will find a way to ditch the winter stuff at that point I guess.


12.29.07, 12:13 PM, Jeremi:

Ha I just KNEW you would get the D3, I bet you just LOVE it!!
This is a fantastic shot! As always super perspective!!

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