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Pathway to Heaven by tchebotarev

I was lucky to visit Temple of Heaven early morning with lesser crowd of tourists. To capture the essence of crowds, I used 10 stopper ND filter to get long exposure, making the crowd into ephemeral ghosts.

From Wikipedia: The temple complex was constructed from 1406 to 1420 during the reign of the Yongle Emperor, who was also responsible for the construction of the Forbidden City in Beijing. The complex was extended and renamed Temple of Heaven during the reign of the Jiajing Emperor in the 16th century.

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Way of Ghosts by tchebotarev

I was lucky to visit Temple of Heaven early morning with lesser crowd of tourists. To capture the essence of crowds, I used 10 stopper ND filter to get long exposure, making the crowd into ephemeral ghosts.

From Wikipedia: The temple complex was constructed from 1406 to 1420 during the reign of the Yongle Emperor, who was also responsible for the construction of the Forbidden City in Beijing. The complex was extended and renamed Temple of Heaven during the reign of the Jiajing Emperor in the 16th century.

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天坛 by JulienFolcher

Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Probably the most beautiful temple in Beijing, maybe China (in my opinion), it was used by the emperor to pray for good harvests during the spring festival.

I went there yesterday end of afternoon, the place was packed with tourists (it’s the national holiday now in China), I’ve never seen that many people here during my previous visits. I had to wait until they almost closed the park to get this shot without the stairs being submerged with people… And even then I stayed still for about 20 minutes just waiting for the moment. I still had to clone-stamp out a few tourists on the top platform…

It is a truly beautiful place, I hope my photograph gives it justice.

Please view on black background (H)

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