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Nikon D300s


Capture Date/Time:March 22, 2010 10:33 am
Aperture/Shutter Speed:f8 | 1/360
Focal Length: 12 mm
ISO: 400
Flash: none

We took a day trip to the Muitanyu Section of the Great Wall yesterday. It was an amazing trip. A couple of hours outside of Beijing, this section is not nearly as crowded as the closer-in section at Badaling. We were just about the only people on the wall for a good amount of time. As you can see, the area has a yellowish tint from the big sandstorms that have been pounding Beijing with sand from the Gobi Desert over the past couple of weeks. My camera equipment was covered with powder after the trip and it took quite a bit of cleaning to get the grit off. We trekked for a couple of hours up some very steep slopes and (in my opinion) fairly dangerous dropoffs. If this site were in the US there would be many more handrails and guardrails around.

The best part was the toboggan ride back down to the base station after we were done!



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03.24.10, 09:31 AM, Amanda LIPITZ:

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!


03.27.10, 10:39 AM, John Zich:

This is great. Print this one floor to ceiling.


04.11.10, 08:57 AM, Sam Braverman:

This is a wonderful picture. I actually thought you produced it in sepia, the color is so consistent (except for the sneakers and jackets!) I also like the irony that the wall was created to keep out invading hoards, but the telephone wires easily cross over the wall and that source of information is what China is now most worried about invading the country.



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