Urban Grit

By Brendan Moyle 16/04/2014

I think one of the challenges to travel photography is finding ways to capture the feel of a place.  The reason this becomes a challenge is that often, the feel is not the same as the tourist postcards. Beijing for instance, is not blue skies and the Forbidden Palace. It is a large urban city, and at times, that dominates your experience.

These are some shots I tried to get to capture some of that industrial, gritty feel. These were all taken with a Sony a900 camera and a 70-200/2.8 G lens. We’re in the general area of the Beijing Forestry University.


#1- The Tank

#2 The Crane

#3 Road Sign

#4- Impromptu Rubbish Bin