Red and Gold

The very last photo I took in Beijing was this one. I was walking around Tiananmen Square with no way to get up close to the Monument of the People’s Heroes due to some of the underpasses being closed for a flag raising ceremony of some sort. Being so far away and without a decent zoom lens meant I had to come up with some other way to capture it and attempt, in some way, to add interest.

I admit I was tired by this stage, so the best I came up with was to try and capture one of the buses going past it as a light trail. That’s what you see here.

I’m not sure I like it that much…but it’s the best I have from this location, and something I wanted to make sure I had a post of.

In other news, I’ve decided to book a trip to Brussels for the weekend so I can walk around and see the few sights it has to offer. I’ve been there a few times before, once while passing through to Ghent and once for a few days work, so I’ve never really had the chance to walk around and get a feel for the city. Nor have I been there with a camera. It’s only an overnight trip, but I’m looking forward to it.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 6s

One thought on “Red and Gold”

  1. Different from a lot of your work but it’s a powerful image. The light streaks in the foreground and behind the monument are very effective offsets to the clean precise lines of the monument.

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