Video: Ulaanbaatar Time Lapse

I’ve been trying my hand at time lapse photography since I arrived in Mongolia. I took a big hiatus during the winter since I wasn’t very interested in standing still for 40 minutes in -30 degree C temperatures (nor was my camera, for that matter). But, since it’s been warming up, I have been trying to get back into it.

I have a hit list of sites around Ulaanbaatar that I want to capture including, but not limited to, the Chinggis face on the mountain south of town, more people walking around during the day in Sukhbaatar Square and near the State Department Store, the Lenin Statue, the Sukhbaatar Statue, traffic at night from various vantage points, the big Mongolian flag near the stadium, Gandan Monastery at various times of day, and the Circus at sunset.

If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share!

Here is a collection of the shots I’ve amassed so far:

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Photos: The Colors of Beijing

Walking around Beijing a couple weeks ago, I was struck by the city’s pallet. Red is a common color in China. It’s a lucky and joyful color. It’s the color of the flag, lanterns, doors, the all-important-stamps, Chinese New Year, the communist government, and the envelopes used to exchange monetary gifts.

But the red is only made brighter by its companion hue: grey.

Red and Grey. Those are the colors of Beijing.

After realizing this, I decided to collect as many photos highlighting the color combo as I could while walking around. It was an absurdly easy task.

Here are some of the images I captured on an average stroll through Beijing.