Category: Cities 'n Architecture
The best part of my 10 day stay in Beijing was the opportunity to visit the Great Wall. I went for the Badaling section - which is touted as the most spectacular of all.
We headed to the north section and soon had a good view of the entrance and the south section. The pic is taken using the Canon EOS 7D mounted with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L wide angle zoom. I used Av mode for this with an f/8 aperture and Auto-ISO on, for a ISO-250, 1/60s exposure.
We walked up till the 8th tower, which is also the tallest tower at Badaling stretch. I was not very happy with the dull sky, but as we were on our way back, the sky turned bright and blue, to go with this frame of the 8th tower and the hoards of people heading towards it.
The pic is also taken using the Canon EOS 7D, mounted with a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L wide angle zoom. This time I used an f/11, Av mode and auto-ISO for a 1/60s and ISO-100 exposure.
The wall meanders through the mountains for some more distance and most of the crowd was returning after reaching the 8th tower. The lack of crowd made the stretch beyond 8th tower a little more interesting, but we had to return as it was already time - not before taking a few shots, though. I mounted the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II zoom lens at 70mm for this shot and again used a Av mode, f/11 and auto-ISO, for a ISO-160, 1/100s exposure.