This photograph was taken in the Forbidden City Beijing China 2006.

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Nikon D70
Lens 18-70
F/L 52mm
F 5.6
S 1/125s


  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandalmost 6 years ago

    Wow and BRAVO!!!! I just love detail, color and the close up..

  • Thanks Rita, glad you like it.

    – John Kowalski

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdalmost 6 years ago

    This a lovely shot

  • Thanks Davo :)

    – John Kowalski

  • Magee
    Mageealmost 6 years ago

    Gosh!!! John!! Not just a great shot, but a great find to boot! Love it!!

  • Thank you Maqee, there were lots of old doors to choose from but this one had all the character and mystery of ancient China.

    – John Kowalski

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesalmost 6 years ago

    Great contrasts; not just in colors, but between the delicately detailed latch and the worn and heavy door. The image makes me want to know more about it. I like that!!

  • Thanks Arla, China is rich in history and every time you blink you will see something to enchant or astound your senses.

    – John Kowalski

  • acs565
    acs565almost 6 years ago


  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskialmost 6 years ago

    Thank you Bob

  • Murray Swift
    Murray Swiftalmost 6 years ago

    2000 years old!! And still being used?

  • Preservation I guess Murry, great to see it standing and not being knocked down to make way for something new. Thanks for looking

    – John Kowalski

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertalmost 6 years ago

    What you captured here is just amazing..the color the fave..I love it.

  • Well thank you Kim

    – John Kowalski

  • clizzio
    clizzioalmost 6 years ago

    The colors and detail are amazing. Good eye!

  • Thank you for the comment

    – John Kowalski

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 6 years ago

    This begs the question “What lies therein” . A great photo that inspires curiosity. Bill

  • Thanks Bill

    – John Kowalski

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