Canon PowerShot SD500 | 1/250 sec | F/2.8
Another shot framed from waist-level with my pocket camera. Grabbed while walking the Beijing ever-fascinating and fast disappearing hutongs.
Love these pictures from China. Why are some of them shot at waist-level? Is picture taking looked down upon in certain areas?
It’s much less conspicuous to be taking pictures from waist-level. In some areas, yes, it does seem more appropriate. Some people are shy and don’t like to have their picture taken (though this clearly doesn’t apply to this specific image). I also think it’s a fun experiment — makes you shoot differently and it gives your images a different perspective.
Someone really doesn’t want to have that bike stolen. The lock looks ancient, along with the bike and chair. Hey, at least they have an extra bike tube, just in case. :o) Great composition and I love the colors.
Great shot. the dirt, rust, colors, awesome.
Looks quite rustic and Indian, if I may say so… nice composition with the barred windows, chained bicycle and rotting sofa
Super offbeat photo and title!
At least it has spokes!
I love the muted colours here, and how you could’ve gone either way with it (muted or super saturated). Good choice. Love the composition.
It is so nicely framed and composed (except for that unfortunuate lump in the bottom left), that it is hard to believe you shot it from waist level! Unlike your previous posts, there is no hint that this was taken in China. It serves as an intriguing street story nonetheless. Nice shot!
I agree, a very cool shot. I love the textures the coloring of the wall in the background.
Nice muted colors, soft lighting. Just now looking through this wonderful blog – especially enjoy the travel photos, which I do a lot of as well. Well done!
excellent, I like it a lot
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I just love the weathered colours of the walls great shot.
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