5/22/13


This past weekend, we had Friday off so we flew to Beijing for the weekend. It was only a two hour flight so it ended up being an awesome place to go for such a short amount of time. Of course, we really could have used another day or two in the city, but we'll take what we can get!

On Friday afternoon, we braved the Beijing subway and went to go check out the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was the Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The place is just enormous so I feel like we saw only a small slice in a few hours. One of my favourite spots was the Imperial garden.


We rented a tilt-shift lens for the weekend, in case any of you are curious! :)

22 comments:

  1. These are beautiful. Seriously. You are such a gifted photographer!

    A tilt shift lens? I need to look into those!

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    1. i have to admit, i think mike took all of these ones! :)

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    2. Ha! Well, then you both have a gift. ;)

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  2. I love Beijing - there is so much to see and do! And yes, the Imperial Palace is huge!!! One can easily spent hours in there! Great shots, love the tilt shift results! Kristina x

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  3. That sounds and looks so amazing! :-)

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  4. These are so beautiful! Sounds like a fun time. I've been thinking about taking a boat cruise to China from here.

    It's so nice and refreshing to see people Blogging from Korea, even though who aren't from here, feels like there just isn't enough Bloggers in Korea! :)

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    1. yes! bloggers in korea unite! :)

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  5. Nothing like a weekend trip to Beijing! Sometimes it feels like yesterday that you were interviewing for South Korea, and this whole thing was just a possibility - you're really living your dream! How incredible :)

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    1. i know! pretty unbelievable. and how crazy that it's almost time to come home???

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  6. beauty. my favourite is the second one.

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  7. Those photographs are absolutely beautiful! And I love the lens you chose.

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  8. Okay. I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog because... I'm pretty sure I just found a new favourite photographer. These shots are GORGEOUS! <3

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  9. i'm loving all of these photographs. sincerely. i love how raw they are.

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  10. Loving the tone of these photos! And what a great idea to rent a lens, might have to try that one day :)

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  11. Fantastic photos as always! I too felt overwhelmed by the Forbidden City, but still nice to reminisce through your pictures!!

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  12. we did the same on our most recent trip (rented a tilt shift) did you try the 45mm? loving the tone of your photographs.

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  13. lovely! and you guys did some great things with that tilt shift lens. :) thanks for sharing.

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  14. LOVE! these photos are killah, mike!

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