An Evening in the Park

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by ChangshaNotes, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Go to any park in China in the evening and, weather permitting, you'll find it bustling with activity. Large groups of people (well mostly women) will be line dancing. It's a major form of exercise for many people especially the elderly.

    Children will be runnning here and there, laughing and fighting as they play with their toys. Some are rollerblading or skateboarding, all enjoying the freedom of having no classes. Couples stroll hand-in-hand, often accompanied by a stroller or a dog. Many, many people just go to watch all the others do their thing.

    Parks in China are not quiet, but they are surprisinly relaxing.

    It was quite dark when I took these with the SEL 35 1.8. All but the first were almost wide open and ISO1600. The first was ISO3200. I think OSS works wonderfully on this lens.

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Line dancing? Somehow I'd expect Tai Chi, but I guess that's old school these days. ;)
     
  3. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Taiqi is done in the mornings often starting just before dawn. It's more meditative so it's better without huge crowds and screaming kids.

    Line dancing needs very little knowledge just some rhythm (although that doesn't stop many people) so it's more open to everybody.
     
  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Nice photos Colin!!!

    May I ask why the different than your usual style Post Processing?
     
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Great images, but just a touch too much blue.
     
  6. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    585
    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Thanks for sharing. Nice to see what's going on on the other side of the globe.
     
  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    That's exactly where I was going into ;)
     
  8. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Just trying something different.

    Nick, I didn't know I had a usual way of post-processing. :p
     
  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Thanks, as ever, for insights into the culture there, Colin. Not to mention the interesting photos.

    But I'm fighting a losing battle here, trying to convince myself that I don't want that lens. :rolleyes:
     
  10. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Maybe you do have a usual way of PP and you just don't know it yet :p
    Believe me, 99% of the time I know when a photo posted here is yours when I see one...


    Again, nice shots (besides that blue tint) ;)