Month: November 2017

The Great Wall of China in Jinshanling Photography

The Great Wall of China in Jinshanling

Travelling in China without speaking the local language can get quite tiring. Especially if you want to go to a non touristy place like The Great Wall of China in Jinshanling. Jinshanling is a 2 hour car drive away from Chinas capital Bejing. Finding a driver which takes you there for a reasonable rate was almost impossible. The first driver threw me out of his cab after realizing how far he needs to go. The second one didn’t know the way so I had to guide him to our destination. Thank god I decided to enable data roaming on my mobile otherwise we would have been lost. Finally we reached the Great Wall in the late afternoon and were able to enjoy the wall during the golden hour. Unfortunately we couldn’t stay for sunset since our friendly driver told us to be back soon.

Camera settings:
1/200 sec at f10, ISO 100, no filter

The Great Wall of China in Jinshanling
The Great Wall of China in Jinshanling
Photography

Sunset after a heavy storm

Bunaken Island in North Sulawesi, Indonesia is famous for its superb diving conditions. Visibility under water of more than 20 meters are quite normal. However when I reached the island the viability underwater was very bad due to heavy storms. So I decided to make the best out of it and captured the storm approaching during sunset.

Camera settings:
0.8 sec at f16, ISO 50, ND 1.2 graduated filter

After the storm
Sunset at Bunaken Island in Indonesia just after a heavy storm.