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The Forbidden City

Make a photograph…

It is so true that you don’t take a photograph… you make it. In fact, I am going to take the quote of the famous Ansel Adams that one step further and say that you don’t make a photography, you make a memory. For me there are several elements that keep me interested in photography. Making a memory is one of those elements… of course, the art of making a photograph is a part of that. To simply press the shutter and hope for a great photo would be ignorant. So what does it take to make a great photograph?

Henri Cartier-Bresson said “your first 10,000 photo’s will be your worst”… I would have to agree that one of the best way to make a great photograph is to take a lot of photo’s… slowly but surely you will get better. Stop waiting and wanting for the latest gear, stop making excuses that you’re too busy… make time to make photographs!

The Daily Pic – The Forbidden City

This was an amazing place to visit. As I was walking around I could see another temple on a hill, it would have the best ‘birds eye’ view of the Forbidden City… I made sure to find out where it was and headed there the next morning. The only downside in all of these temples is access times. Unfortunately, most of them open and close outside of the golden hours leaving little choice but to shoot during the day… I am still happy with the outcome of this one… all the people in the forecourt of the entrance really give you the scale of the Forbidden City… enjoy!

The Forbidden City

1 Comment
  • Michael Glover
    Posted at 12:53h, 09 September Reply

    I like the line of roof tops receding into the background!

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