Tag Archives: UrbanSnap

Duck, Duck . . . Well, Duck

Farm animals in the city.

I'll be on the lookout for something new, but here's one from the archives!

On our arrival in Beijing in April of 2009, we were bused across the enormous metropolis to a restaurant which, we were told, is where the government takes dignitaries such as presidents, prime ministers and royalty when they visit Beijing. The specialty of the house is Peking Duck, and I must say, it was delicious!

The ducks (for UrbanSnap) are the white neon characters in the lower left, and the stylized characters around the perimeter of the big sign.

+Urban Snap #urbansnap Curated by +Sam Beard and +Kristine Ward

#Travel #China #Beijing

 

Inside St. Vitus Cathedral

An experiment in handheld 'vertorama' photography in low light.

While I love the basic concept behind the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 camera, the sensor is just not up to the task for any kind of low light photography. Top ISO is 400, and it's very noisy. It has what is essentially a tiny point-and-shoot sensor in an SLR-'like' body with a really nice Leica12x zoom lens (36mm to 436mm equivalent). In good light it's a pretty decent camera.

Nevertheless, here is what Photoshop's Photomerge was able to do with I forget how many shots.

#UrbanSnap +Urban Snap Stained Glass theme curated by +Sam Breach and +Kristine Ward.
#Prague

 

Stained Glass

In the tower, second or third level.

This is inside the tower at the east end of Charles Bridge in Prague. You can almost see the late afternoon light falling on the buildings and rooftops across the street, but not really. You'll have to take my word for it!

Reshare for #UrbanSnap +Urban Snap curated by +Sam Breach and +Kristine Ward . Theme this week: 'Stained Glass'

 

Business Conducted Daily

They take their Spanish architectural heritage seriously around here!

In the Mission San Jose district of Fremont California many of the buildings reflect the Spanish Mission architectural heritage of the original settlement which was founded in 1797. This neighborhood was an independent town until 1956 when it incorporated with four other nearby communities to form the new City of Fremont. At one time, briefly, Fremont actually contained more land area than the City of Los Angeles. Not people, just land.

#UrbanSnap +Urban Snap