During our recent trip to China, we stopped by Qiandao Lake (千岛湖), or literally, Thousand Island Lake on our way to Hangzhou (杭州). The lake is actually a man-made one with 1,078 large islands and many smaller ones resulting from damming works to build the Xinanjiang hydroelectric station. Many of the islands are “touristy” types — with man-made “attractions” such as the above “Wishing Dragon” surrounded by people clamouring to feed it with coins for good luck. This is a close-up shot I caught with the details in the dragon boosted via post-processing in Lightroom.

Canon EOS 7D : f/9.0, 1/50 sec, 90 mm, ISO 400.
Category: Expression and TravelMonday, 05 Jul 2010 09:39 pm