I decided to end my summer trip in Beijing with a BANG! True enough, IT WAS! My friend and I decided to go to Mutianyu where the watchtowers and passes were built on the steep mountains (and what a climb it was!). Hiring a private taxi indeed was the best transport to take since it only took us a little over an hour. And it’s cheap! It’s a fast and easy way to get to the Great Wall if you want to spend a lot of time trekking the only man-made structure visible from space!
For a start, the spectacular view on a 5-minute cableway car ride will get you all excited. The place is simply surrounded by endless forests with a good view of the villages below. Before you know it, you’re on your way to conquer the Great Wall. Mutianyu doesn’t get so crowded. So you’ll definitely have many chances of getting photographs with just yourself or no one at all! You will surely be mesmerized by the beauty of the place. You can even find a good spot to sit, relax, take in the cool breeze and imagine yourself as a soldier during the Ming Dynasty.
If you’re the adventurous type, you can even get past the undeveloped parts once you reach Da JiaoLou. Despite the warning sign, we continued to walk through to see what’s beyond. You surely wouldn’t want to miss it! These parts are simply untouched and had been taken over by nature. Be very cautious though and make sure you’re well insured!
If ever you decide to end your day, what better way to go down than to take a Toboggan, aka “non-irrigated farmland sled.” It’s a whole lot easier and a whole lot more fun than walking your way down the mountain. I definitely would love to come here again come Autumn! The colors will surely be BREATHTAKING!
Beijing is a ready-made template for panoramic shots. Tourist baits like The Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer Palace stretch for miles. Those who walk from end to end will have more to say. For instance, that the ground goes on to infinity. Or that they have never been so tired and amazed all at once.
I have been constantly returning to the Sahara, and my last visit was the fifth in a row. Every visit was full of excitement and surprises. I feel like this place has become my second home. This year, I decided to travel there for a fortnight.
With exceptional craftsmanship and features, the New Russar+ is indeed a fine piece of photographic gear. It's then only but right to photograph only the best images with this lens. That being said, here are a few tips to help you not only find the appropriate subjects, but also properly frame and capture them.
I recently found a roll of XR Redscale 50-200 film lying around in my drawer and decided to reignite my passion for embracing the weird and unexpected results that film can bring. I shot random doubles around the streets of Soho and was rather delighted with the results.
You know that place you always picture in your head when you think of your dream holiday destination? That was Machu Picchu for me. Last May I decided to go for it and embarked on a two-and-a-half-week trip around Peru with my boyfriend.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
Everything I had fit into eight boxes and two suitcases. That’s all I had collected in my 22 years on earth, eight boxes and two suitcases. My friends and I moved to Brooklyn in the dead of winter, just after a huge snowstorm. I came from California and had no real experience living in snow. All of it was magical to me.
My family and I were in Udaipur (India) for a wedding ceremony and decided to travel around the area. We went to Jaisalmer, one of the most gorgeous cities I have ever seen (located on the border with Pakistan) and decided to stop by the remote Thar Desert, which is where these pictures were taken.
Last year, my wife and I visited the Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais close to Lisbon. It was a gorgeous hike from some beautiful ruins to the most western point of the European mainland, Cabo da Roca.
Singapore, like Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, is a likely stopover when you fly far. The city is a tiny urbanized hub but it's very favorable if you know some high-spirited locals. I was lucky to hook up with king kimbo (@hakimbo), who showed me around. He took my lame limbs to the Gardens by the Bay, an amazing place which was visually striking. I was hugging some artificial trees there when I found a baby—a very big baby.
As all you lomographers will know, since its re-inception we have been following the tracks of the Petzval Lens. Indeed, this bokeh-genius has been traveling far and wide, falling into the hands of many a photographer the world over. We decided to put together this little catalog of talented artists and their most enticing photographs, shot using the Petzval lens, so we can show you what wonders and mischief we have brought upon us. Come take a look at the outcome of the Petzval’s transnational journey.
My wife and I suffered a family loss in October 2013 so we decided to shift things around and have a celebration of life—a wedding, actually—to associate our loss with the beginning of something positive and memorable. We have been together for nearly 13 years and after getting married, we headed off on a three-month trip to South America and a few other stops to complete a round-the-world loop back to Australia.