Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Jinji Lake (金鸡湖) & The Gate to the East (东方之门) - Suzhou, China (Part 11)

In the month of December in 2013, I took a trip to China to visit relatives and to travel places and take photos. On this trip, I visited Jiangsu (江苏), Anhui (安徽), Hong Kong (香港), and Macau (澳门). I took many photos on this trip and I will be splitting them into many parts. I will do my best in these blog post to describe the photos, however due to the lack of map data for China (on Google) and my horrible Chinese, I may not be able to give you too much details on certain things. At the time of visit, the smog in China is very heavy. In many of the photos, you will see what looks to be fog or haze, but it is the smog (pollution) in China. Be warned, that the pollution in China is not at safe levels. I started coughing less than one week into the trip, and I did not recover until the beginning of March this year (2014). Many individuals in China had the same cough I got. If you haven't done so, you can view my vlogs here. I already posted all my vlogs (of the entire trip) on Youtube, but these photos will come out in parts.

12/2013,我去中国旅游。我去了江苏、安徽、香港、和澳门玩。我会把照片分成很多部分。我的中文没有那么好,我不能翻译所有的东西。 我去中国的时候有很大的雾霾。我咳嗽咳了好几个月。我这次旅游也拍了一些视频,你可以在这里看。

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To view my best China photos from this trip, use this link. To view all of my photos from my 2013 China trip, use this link.

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Today I post the last photos from my trip in China. I hope you have enjoyed this chain of blog posts. The photos for today are from Jinji Lake (金鸡湖). The photos will include the musical fountains, night time long exposure, and The Gate to the East (东方之门).

今天我又我在中国拍的最后一些照片。今天的照片是在金鸡湖拍的。有很多长时间曝光和东方之门的照片。

First photo is shot during sunset and is of The Gate to the East (东方之门) which is also know to the locals as Big Pants for obvious reasons. Quite a famous landmark now in China! 
这是东方之门。有些人把这个叫做大裤衩。这是在日落拍的。
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 19 07 N 120 40 41 E

Another sunset photo of The Gate to the East (东方之门). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 19 08 N 120 40 41 E

A sunset photo over Jinji Lake (金鸡湖). 
金鸡湖日落。
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 19 08 N 120 40 43 E 

 A slightly recomposed shot of the sunset over Jinji Lake (金鸡湖). 


It was dinner, then back outside for night time long exposures. Here is a night time long exposure of  The Gate to the East (东方之门). It was so dark, it took a 3 minutes 20 seconds long exposure at f/16. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 19 10 N 120 40 40 E 

Long exposure of Jinji Lake (金鸡湖). 
金鸡湖长时间曝光。

 Another long exposure of Jinji Lake (金鸡湖). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 19 06 N 120 40 46 E 

 I think there is an amusement part across the lake! Also the blurriness is caused by the smog in China (中国). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 19 04 N 120 40 53 E 


A sculpture at Jinji Lake (金鸡湖). 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 19 04 N 120 40 52 E 

 Now it is time for the musical water fountains at Jinji Lake (金鸡湖). If you want to see the water fountains live in action, please come check out my vlogs here
音乐喷泉开始了。
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 19 08 N 120 40 39 E 

Photography tip right here is, always watch where you are in relation to your camcorder when you are doing a long exposure! Don't go photo bombing your own shot! XD I accidentally photo bombed myself while vlogging. Also don't underestimate the wideness of your wide angle lens. Its field of view is probably wider than you think. 

 Another long exposure of the musical fountains. 


Now I get up close to the musical fountains!
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 19 09 N 120 40 40 E 

 A few more long exposures of the musical fountains. 


 A few more long exposures of the musical fountains.  

The show has ended. What the stage looked like.  

My last photo of Jinji Lake (金鸡湖). The Gate to the East (东方之门) is on the left. 
东方之门在左边。
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 19 07 N 120 40 42 E 

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