Shooting in the Huntongs

Shooting in the Huntongs

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I hosted a photowalk last Sunday while in Beijing in the Huntongs.   Beijing weather can be freezing this time of year and smog can always be a problem however ‘The Leaders’ were kind and honored us with a nice day…

China Police Station

Rickshaw in China

Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

We met up at Starbucks on Houhai Lake…

Starbucks in China

I had about 15 people show up for the photowalk…

Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

This is Houhai Lake…it a very popular place on the weekends.   The lake is frozen this time of year but in the summer there are lots of boats on the lake.

Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

Sex in da City…

Sex and Da City on Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

Snacks for visitors…

Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

We walked in to see the Old (most restored) Hutongs…

Hutongs on Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

Me in the mirror…

Me in the mirror

Hutongs on Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

You can rent bikes and explore The Hutongs by bike…

Bike Repair in the Hutongs on Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

A lot of people bring their birds to the park and stand around and discuss their birds…

Birds in the Hutongs on Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

This clever man taught his birds to fly to your hand and pick up coins…

Birds in the Hutongs on Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

Hutongs on Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

We were chatting a bit on using a shallow depth of field.  I love the isolation I can get with my Noctilux…  You can see his noise and chin are in focus but everything else is gradually thrown out of focus.

Hutongs on Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

I was amazed at the amount of high end camera equipment people were walking around The Hutongs with…

Hutongs on Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

Hutongs on Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

We didn’t get a chance to stop in this bar but I hear it is pretty good…

Bars in the Hutongs on Houhai Lake, Beijing, China

Check back for the rest of the photos from my walk…  Thanks for stopping by!

 

2 Comments

  1. LOLOL I cannot stop laughing about the 31 Bar stand. If I ever open a venue like this, I would would use similar naming conventions. What’s the worst that could happen?

    Great stuff.
    Hugo

  2. LOLOLOL!! “This clever man taught his birds to fly to your hand and pick up coins…” it’s just incredible! :D …I’d like to know how much the prices are in USDs…

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