The city of Xi'an in Shaanxi province is best known for the Terracotta Army unearthed nearby. However, the city itself also has much to offer with the intriguing mosque, the well preserved city walls, Drum and Bell towers etc.
This photo of the city walls was taken during the evening "blue hour" - the short period of time during the day when it's neither fully dark, nor bright. All the city lights were already on, while the sky still retained the last remnants of light. Hence, the colors.
Not having a tripod made me look for something solid to rest the camera on. Finally I framed this photo from on of the crenellations (using a lens cap placed under the lens to control pitch). So, it's almost as if the wall made a self-portrait. ;-)
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marabu61 (11279) 2012-06-08 13:14
A stunning shot, very well framed and executed. The colors of the blue hour just bring out the warm lights on the temple even more.
Thanks for showing this to us.
Greetings from Switzerland
pajaran (65682) 2012-10-30 6:44
Imate lepe fotografije u vasoj galeriji.
Lep pogled i trenutak sa lampama ...
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lep trenutak u noci.
You have beautiful photos in your gallery.
Nice view and a moment with lamps ...
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, beautiful moment in the night.
All the best.