Posts Tagged ‘Daily picture’

Travel photo of the day – Hanging out to dry in Shanghai

Clothes set out to dry in Shanghai

Shanghai, China is a fascinating city. On one end, it is glamourous, vibrant and chic, on the other it shows you how the real people of the city live. A lot of the houses have these bamboo poles jutting out of their homes to hang clothes after a wash. I don’t care what you say, I feel it adds a special kind of aesthetic. What are your thoughts on this picture?

Junk boats of Hong Kong – Not that shabby at all

Today’s travel photo is the famous junk boats amidst the amazing backdrop of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. This boat is called ‘Duk Ling’ it was a fishing boat for more than 25 years. It is considered to be the last authentic Hong Kong junk.  It is now operated by the Hong Kong Tourism Board.  The Duk Ling holds up to 36 people. We did not manage to get tickets for a ride on this beauty on Christmas day. My tip is to book ahead.

Travel photo of the day – Grand Central Station, New York

This is the iconic Grand Central Station in New York, USA. The iconic landmark is one the world’s most pre-eminent architectural wonders and has some staggering facts to its credit.

  • It covers over 49 acres and approximately 125,000 commuters transit Grand Central daily.
  • Grand Central is the longest train station in the world, with 44 platforms and 67 tracks, divided between two underground levels.
  • It  is “the world’s number six most visited tourist attraction”, bringing in approximately 21,600,000 visitors annually
  • More than 100 films have been shot inside the Grand Central Station including Men in Black, North by Northwest and Madagascar
Exposure: 1/25sec at f/5.6 and ISO6400. Taken with the Canon550D with lensEFS15-85mm


What’s the pecking order

Baby chicks feeding images

What’s the Pecking Order

This picture of baby chicks feeding was taken at a ranch in Humani, Zimbabwe. The intentional blur creates a sense of confusion which was exactly the scenario when the chicks were feeding. Fun Fact: Did you know that Baby chicks can breathe before they hatch. An eggshell may seem solid, but it actually contains about 8,000 pores large enough for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Exposure: 1/1250 sec at f/5.0 and ISO100. Focal length 135mm taken with the Canon550D and EF70-200lens.


Shoes, shoes, shoes

Images of Shoes

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Today’s picture is title ‘Shoes, shoes, shoes’. They say Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it is being pipped to the post by these babies.

Exposure: 1/20 sec at f/4.5 and ISO 100. Focal length 30mm taken with the Canon Powershot G12.