1 September 2014

Yixing Clay Teapots

 

Yixing Clay Teapots

Traditional clay teapots in a shop. In some streets there are rows of shops all selling the same… The tradition of teapot making started in this area of Eastern Jiangsu Province during the Ming Dynasty period. I was given one these and was told they would increase in value, especially if I would use it daily so the flavor of the tea is absorbed by the pot. One warning; if you pour boiling water into it, it will break. You have to wait until the water cools down to about 85 degrees (Celsius). I am not taking any risk, so I am not using my treasure at the moment.

31 August

Nanjing Confucius Temple (Fuzimiao)

 
Nanjing Confucius Temple (Fuzimiao)

The reflections in the pond help the picture. Many tourists are around the water’s edge, but a rope and guard keeps people from putting their hands in the water and spoil the effect. Tried to persuade the guard to let me closer to the edge so I could get more of the reflection in the photo, but did not succeed.

Photo details: Exposure 15 sec at f/5.6 (ISO 125), Camera Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens at 40mm.

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28 August 2014

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

 

Arriving from central China in Shanghai, going upstairs to departures for the next flight check-in. The doors of the elevator opened and you step into this vast space. I wasn’t prepared for the impact and really was impressed by the building. The dark blue colour of the ceiling with the stalactite support system are fantastic.

Five minutes later I realised to be in the wrong place; terminal 1 and had to be in Terminal 2! Then lost almost half of my luggage as I put a case into the shuttle bus and while fetching the rest of the luggage of the trolley the driver decided to drive off without me!. Thank you Chinese Girl who yelled to the driver to stop and reverse to pick me up.

Photo details: 3 Exposures, Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens at 19mm. Merged in Photoshop.

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