1/2000s, f/7.1, ISO 400, 28mm
I went for a quick walk at the Summer Palace in the late afternoon last week. The night before, an unseasonably late snowstorm had covered Beijing in a thick lawyer of snow. By the afternoon, most of the snow was gone and with blue skies over the city, the Summer Palace was not a bad place to be with a camera.
The light was a real treat. On the way up Longevity Hill (Wanshou Shan), I came across this hallway where where the late afternoon sun was creating some beautiful long shadows. With few people around I was able to capture the scene pretty well. Still, I wish I had taken a wider lens along, so I could have gotten some more windows inside the frame.
Pretty happy with the final result, I still can't decide if it works better with the silhouette of the man passing through the door (above) or the more deserted look with the view of the mountains in the distance (below the fold). I suppose, they are really two different compositions but ultimately I feel like the person adds more of a story to the picture. Thoughts?
1/3200 secs, f/7.1, ISO 400, 24mm