I've added a fake blue sky, to mask the heavy air pollution haze, & boosted saturation slightly, excluding the red flags. From Wikipedia:
"Tiananmen Square (simplified Chinese: 天安门广场; traditional Chinese: 天安門廣場; pinyin: Tiān'ānmén Guǎngchǎng) is the large plaza near the center of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as a symbol because it was the site of several key events in Chinese history".
Here's another view on TL, showing the pollution.
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Gustaw (21670) 2008-06-25 3:35
Hi, my friend!
Today China. It must be very interesting place. I see many red flags. It is very famous square. I never been in China... But I hope... Good colours and light. Interesting scene.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-06-25 3:36
another fine daily life picture from Tianamen Square. Very nice colours, POV and details
Budapestman (82620) 2008-06-25 3:38
Very spectacular shot from the Tiananmen Square with impressive composition. I like the many attractive details and the full of life atmosphere, the red flags are very spectacular. Excellent shot, Have a nice day
Muse (34938) 2008-06-25 3:42
En effet, les drapeaux rouges contrastent bien.
Bon cadrage d'une scène animée par toutes ces personnes.
albertz (2468) 2008-06-25 3:45
Nice shot Chris, i wouldn't noticed the fake sky if you haven't mentioned. The contrast of the red flag and the tower against the sky is pleasing to the eye. Well done.
izmirli (3987) 2008-06-25 4:48
merhaba dear chris
beautiful tianamen square and daily life.wonderful composition and colours.well done.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-06-25 6:52
A real document, as I still remember the event with the tanks given in a greatly artistic way
jurek1951 (40949) 2008-06-25 6:58
The shot composition looks very good.Great color, details and light.Very well done
jusninasirun (17156) 2008-06-25 7:25
Hello Chris. Thanks for sharing this historical square, Sharp detail in well exposed perspective. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni
TopGeo (38192) 2008-06-25 9:23
Hi Chris excellent shot!Impressive picture and a very beautiful view of depth! Amazingly and impressively the colours and the movement of persons. Have a picture as reportage! I praise
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2008-06-25 12:48
A nice pic to a place famous due to the bad things that happened there...
Anyway, I like it. The pp you did to enjoy it is lovely!
toto (0) 2008-06-25 22:09
belle photo de cette place ou il y a queques années des choses effroyables se sont passées.
Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Belle longueur de drapeaux rouges qui passent en longueur devant cette colonne.
kschanna (6) 2008-06-26 5:54
Such an authentic feel to the photo. The colors and the warmth is great. Nice PoV.
noborders (1010) 2008-06-26 6:16
Interesting that you write that you changed totally the colour of the sky, something that I've yet to learn - I wonder how the original looked like (it's a long time I've not been there) ?... The colours otherwise are very typical, slightly yellowish ; amusing to see the skirts now that they are somehow disappearing in the west, but after decades of blue uniform, one can understand !
Interesting daily life scene, TFS !
ifanik (21679) 2008-06-26 8:30
Very beautiful photo with nice colours and POV
danyy (0) 2008-06-26 14:18
Beaucoup de symbôles ici Chris, on voit que les Chinois sont attachés à cette célèbre place.
Le rouge tranche bien dans ce ciel d'un bleu très pâle.
sacavem (18610) 2008-06-27 4:23
Wonderful daily life!Well I have seen this famous Square in magazines and papers... Nice photo and your comments are very useful. Thanks for posting Chris.
See you in 2 week time. I am leaving for vacations and probably I will not have much time to critique. From 28 June and 14 July
keribar (43841) 2008-06-28 22:06
These red flags are really photogenic, I remember I also used them in pictures around Tiananmen Square with people and guards. But you show us a natural, very natural picture of what the immense square looks like, and we can hardly see the other end. Walking around it must be like half an hour at least
I wish you a very good Sunday - Izzet
Emile (20350) 2008-07-06 16:24
Excellent shot of the famous and well known Tiananmen Square, your composition is very good with the colorful red flags and the people enjoying this impressive square.
I want to congratulate you for your presence in TE and at the same time in TL, in total you have 2050 photos, wow!!!, I think this is really outstanding.
Well done. TFS.