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Streets of Xi'an

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 4 December 2018 in Cityscape & Urban.

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Just a simple cityscape today. It was actually the view from our hotel in Xi'an and in between sightseeing and dinner I looked outside and thought 'why not?'. The haze cleared up a little by the late afternoon but you can still see hints of it in the lower parts of the sky and in the buildings further away. I liked how it added a touch of dreaminess to the city.

Nothing really much to say about this one. Fairly straight forward composition where I used the street as the main leading line. Our hotels were mostly away from the city centres and I kept on hoping we would get one with semi-decent views. This one was the closest to such a view and you do not have to ask me twice to put my camera to some use.

I think the photo is in great contrast to the reality of city streets in China. They are always busy and always noisy with cars, trucks, scooter and bicycles roaming around seemingly without any order. This image seems a lot calmer, almost like someone froze the life on the streets and killed off all the urban sounds.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 1/30 second F/8.0 ISO 100 16 mm

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
1/30 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
16 mm

cityscape
urban
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