吉姆 JIM HOFMAN | Photography Faces & places in China

Beijing – Tiananmen Square

If St. Mark’s Square is the “Living Room” of Venice, then Tienanmen Square is the living room of Beijing. Security is very tight, as evidenced by the hundreds of surveillance camera and dozens of police men & soldiers. I was there 10 years ago and it was wonderful in the evening, with people flying kites and just hanging out. Because this visit was two weeks after the 22nd anniversary of the “incident” the square was closed at night. Too bad. But it was fun to people-watch during the day.

We spent about 3 hours sitting in various places in the square just watching (and photographing) people. Lots of interesting candid shot opportunities. I blasted off 643 shots that day.

  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Flash: Did not fire
  • ISO 1600
  • Zoom factor: 130 mm
  • Lens: 18.0-270.0 mm f/3.5-6.3
  • Distance: 11.90 m
  • Taken: 6/19/2011 7:24:56 PM
  • Camera: NIKON D3100

 

Guarding Chairman Mao

 

New meets old

 

Finding some shade in the square

 

Photo time in the square

 

Getting her photo taken with Mr. Mao

 

Mowhawk Boy + Grandpa

 

Watching...

 

Beating the heat

 

More cameras...

 

Outside the lines

 

Finding some shade

 

Cute girl

 

Boy in front of a GIANT TV screen

 

What is it?

 

What did I do?

 

Chilling in the square

 

Three generations. A few blocks from Tienanmen Square

 

Sunset over Tienanmen Square

 

Mr. Mao at night

 

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