A Date With the Islamic Quarter of Xi'an - China

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Comments (116)

Faintlightofdawn on January 20, 2009

Thanks a lot Marcel and Al for your comments, Fai

Marcello Mento on January 21, 2009

Great capture Fai, well done. Ciao

Faintlightofdawn on January 21, 2009

Thanks a lot Marcello

Best wishes, Fai

T NL on January 21, 2009

Good choice for a wide aperture here Fai, nice depth of field. Nice cam/lens as well: those dates in the foreground are blisteringly sharp!

Greets, Tomas

Faintlightofdawn on January 21, 2009

Thanks Tomas, I'm really glad you noticed that! I was quite surprised when I saw this at full size bearing in mind the long exposure!

Best wishes, Fai

T NL on January 21, 2009

Very steady hands you have!

And probably a lens with vibration reduction. ;)

Tomas

Faintlightofdawn on January 21, 2009

Yes Tomas, it has an image stabiliser, but usually with my hands, at this focal length, it needs a shutter speed of faster than 1/80! =) So this was a fluke! Fai

T NL on January 21, 2009

Lucky man. ;)

You could of course bump the ISO up a bit next time, I'm sure the 5D can cope with that.

Faintlightofdawn on January 21, 2009

Oh for sure Tomas, I took about 3 attempts of this shot. =)

Caroline S.S.Tamaki on January 21, 2009

Lovely composition and perspective, Fai! Very well done! Caroline

Faintlightofdawn on January 22, 2009

Thanks a lot for your visit Caroline :) Best wishes, Fai

© mARTin on January 22, 2009

Great picture of the fruits. But I dont like the taste.

Greetings, Martin

Faintlightofdawn on January 22, 2009

Thank Martin, me too! Fai

Samantha Lacy ღ on January 22, 2009

Mmmmm I just love dates! Strange that the are around all the year but like many I only ever buy them at Christmas! great shot and title Fai!

Warm Wishes to you Sam

Faintlightofdawn on January 23, 2009

thanks Sam, I'm not such a big fan! But they make for nice photos :) Fai

pysiak32 on January 23, 2009

Beautiful photograph!

Faintlightofdawn on January 23, 2009

Thanks a lot Pysiak for your comment, best wishes from London, Fai

May M. B. (Swissmay) on January 23, 2009

I like this kind of photos with a view into daily life, Fai! Now that I see those dates, I'd really love to get some. :)

Best wishes, May

Faintlightofdawn on January 24, 2009

Thanks May, yes they do look lovely, and I would have been tempted to try if I had never tasted them before :p

Best wishes from London, Fai

Ed. Rodríguez Prati on January 24, 2009

They look bright and are an irresistible temptation...

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 18, 2009
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    by Faintlightofdawn
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
    • Taken on 2008/12/21 09:53:04
    • Exposure: 0.050s (1/20)
    • Focal Length: 47.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash

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