What is it???
This new technology will allow DSLR users, to frame photos using the viewing LCD, while having the same accuracy and speed of a viewfinder. This is great for video buffs who will now have the added benefit of auto focus while shooting but will it be useful to the professional still photographer?
Will this new technology render the viewfinder obsolete?
Hard to say. At the end of the day it will be up to the manufacturer. For me, and every other photographer i know. Looking through the viewfinder is what separates the amateurs from the professionals. It still makes me laugh when...
Guilin lies in the northern portion of Guangxi, and has a total area of 27,809 square kilometres (10,737 sq mi). The topography of the area is marked by karst formations. The Li River flows through the city.
Guilin has some of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen. Unfortunately the weather was not so great during my stay, so decent landscape photos were hard to get.
Yangzhuo Light Show. When I read that the choreographer of the show was the same person responsible for designing the Beijing Olympics 2008 opening ceremony. I thought I was in for something...
So far in China, logistically the trip has not been very successful. Xi'an has been no exception :(
Arriving in Xi'an city. There was a problem finding our accommodation. Locals pointing us in the wrong direction.
After finally finding our hotel, one of the guys that gave us the wrong directions was at the Hotel checking in!!!
To cut a long story short, our room had been double booked and at 1:30am we had no where to stay!
Finding a Hostel across the road we decided to stay there for the night. Which was a less than pleasant experience.
The next day we were up nice and early. First on the agenda...
One of the main attraction of China and something i wanted to see for a long time now. So the first thing i did when i got to the Hotel was ask where is the best place to see the Great Wall? Oh and there must be very few tourists. I didnt care if i had to drive for hours, i just wanted to get some great photos. Her reply was. Oh yes there is a place about 3 hours from here. There are very few tourists as it is so far away. Well unfortunately later on the next day we were notified that that particular part of the wall was closed. So we opted for the second option. It was only an hour away but with...
We went to the Beijing Red Theatre to see the Shaolin Monks perform. These guys are amazing. Unfortunately photos were not allowed during the show.
These were taken in the park next to the Forbidden City. Im not sure what the story is. Something i will have to look up. There are so many parks and historic sites all related to the Forbidden City, its hard to keep track of what we have seen and their relevance.
Beijing 2008 Olympics. Just had to slip this one in....
Being the host of the 2008 Olympics im am very surprised how far behind Beijing is for catering...
Making the silly mistake of not devoting an entire day to the Forbidden City. Its impossible to sum this place up. You really need to see it with your own eyes to appreciate the scale and amount of work that has gone into creating it.
Comprising of 9999 rooms. The Forbidden City was the home of the Emperor and approximately 6000 people. The Emperor had 1 Wife and 3000 Girlfriends (Just the way it should be)
Alicia with her new friends.
Our flight form Shanghai to Beijing was delayed 1 hour and experienced some bad turbulance on the flight. After ariving at the Beijing airport, there was a 25 minute wait for the steps to arrive and then a 10 minute bus ride to the terminals. Either the Beijing airport is huge or the plane landed at the wrong airport!!!
It takes a very fit person to travel the streets and tourist attractions of Beijing. And thats not me on this trip!! This place is huge. It would be easy to spend a week in this city and still not see all the attraction it has to offer.
The real tourist :)
Arriving at the Rail station in Hangzhou to catch the high speed 300km/h train that would be our transport to Shanghai. Once again all train timetables were in Chinese! Finally finding a service counter where the lady directed us to the correct ticket booth, we finally had our tickets and were on our way to Shanghai..... Well so we thought!!!
After going through the security check point we could not see our train number on the departure board. Turns out someone (not to mention any names) thought she could speak Chinese and thought the ticked lady said the train departed at 8pm.... Any ways the train...
Wow what an interesting start to the trip. Arriving at Hangzhou airport we soon realised no one around here could speak any English. All signs were in Chinese and there was no English translation. After finding a dodgy Taxi and agreeing to pay more than we than we should have, we were on our way to the hotel. Hangzhou is definately not aimed at western tourist. There are many tourists, most of which are Chinese. On a walk against West Lake (Hangzhou's biggest tourist attraction) we only come across 1 or 2 Western people. We were like celebrities walking around the West Lake. Everyone would stare...