Jingshan Park (景山), Beijing

In September 2012 we spent some time in Beijing. One day I took the time to explore the city by myself and ended up in Jingshan Park (景山, or “Prospect Hill”), located around an artificial hill created over 700 years ago just north of the Imperial Palace.

Going there without camera was not really an option, and soon enough the park inspired me to do a round of ‘quick shots’, shooting as many pictures related to a subject in 30 minutes time. After that I did stay in the park a bit longer to look around enjoy it.

For this series of photographs I fixed the camera’s settings as usual: 50mm lens, opened at f/4, let the light meter take care of the rest. At home the photographs were converted to Black & White and cropped to a square format.

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