Night at the Opera

There weren’t many locations I had in mind to visit during my trip to Beijing. I knew I should visit the Great Wall as I was so close. I thought I should also visit the Forbidden City as it seemed like ‘the thing to do’. One of the other items I did have on my agenda was the Opera House as I had seen many images of it previously.

So here it is.

After a couple of minutes of taking images I turned around to find the security guard standing right behind me. He had been looking at the preview on my camera display after I had taken each shot, and then he simply smiled and gave me the thumbs up. A promising sign, I motioned that I would like to step in front of the chain barrier to get a different angle.

My Chinese isn’t great, but I’m confident his response to that request was a ‘no’.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 20s

3 thoughts on “Night at the Opera”

  1. Really well done Murph! Great tones and processing of a totally compelling subject! The reflection is very cool!

  2. This looks like an extraordinarily beautiful building (I’d never heard of it until now). And that’s an image that does it justice. Excellent shot, Mike.

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