The spectacular views of Guilin are one of the two main reasons people come here. The rock formations are a result of kinda water dissolution process, called a “==Karsting”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karst_topography==. Yep, you can get on some of the rocks, paying some money or just get the “all-inclusive” ticket that allows to climb to all of them and to enter two marvelous colorfully-illuminated caves (yep, this is the second reason) with stalactites, stalagmites, stuff like that. Some of those natural sculptures will have picturesque names (like “three men, crossing the river on a boat”).
Don’t miss the night market on Zhongshan Road and if you have enough money – take a cruise on Li River (Li Jiang in Mandarin Chinese). Get off at Yangshuo to spend another few days taking yoga lessons or exploring the local villages by bike.
Aside from the fact that Ubud is a must-visit tourist spot in Bali, it is also the perfect place to relax and get inspired. There, you’ll see and feel something different. Staying there for a month in 2012 made me discover good places to visit. If ever you'll be in Bali for a holiday, don't forget to visit Ubud. Now, I shall take you on a quick visit to this town!
Sprocket Love: The Sprocket Rocket is the world’s first wide-angle camera dedicated to sprockets. It shoots 18 panoramas on a standard 35mm roll and exposes the whole width of film including sprocket holes. Use its dual winding knobs for easy multiple exposures and generate perfect nighttime shots with the bulb setting.
Very few of even the most intrepid travelers get to set sail to the Arctic and the Antarctic. A lomographer known to the Community as stouf, however, was able to set foot on both polar regions. While the rare opportunity to visit these uncommon destinations came in parcel with his profession, he did not forget to bring along his trusty cameras and favorite film to capture scenes from the expeditions.
During the long nights around Christmas, the China Light Utrecht Festival was held in my hometown. On our visit, I brought my trustworthy Nikon F80 to shoot some pictures. Finally, the rolls came back from the lab recently and I was stunned by the results!
These images, said to be the first color photographs of Bali, Indonesia, were taken by National Geographic photographer Franklin Price Knott during a journey through Japan, China, the Philippines, Bali, and India back in 1927 at the age of 73.