Photographer's Note

I took this shot in the Drum Tower in Xian last August. In ancient China, the drums were used to signal the passing of time and occasional in emergencies.

You need a lot of patience to photograph at these popular tourist spots simply because of the sheer numbers of people that visit them. I waited for about twenty minutes to get a clear shot of this particular drum and while it wasn't the biggest it was located in the best position for lighting.

I was just about to take this shot when this little girl ran up an started to play it. Perfect I thought because you would never had guessed how big that drum really was if she hadn't happened to come along.

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