Yan Zhang Photography | Featured | Starry Sky over Great Wall

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Categories & Keywords

Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Chinese Landscape, Chinese Mountains, Great Wall, Sky, Snow, Stars
Photo Info

Dimensions6170 x 4113
Original file size26.5 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken17-Jan-16 08:58
Date modified7-Mar-16 07:42
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D800
Focal length14 mm
Focal length (35mm)14 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure20s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1600
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Starry Sky over Great Wall

Starry Sky over Great Wall

I went Jinshanlin Great Wall in late afternoon of 16 January 2016. I was planning to stay overnight on the mountain to make night shots of this amazing fragment of Great Wall. But the air was simply too polluted that I could not make any shots. By the time 8pm, I decided to give up and went down.

I waked up 3:45am and checked the weather outside. Surprisingly, it had been snowing. I quickly packed my gear and hiked up to the mountain again. This image was taken around 5am on 17 January, while it was still completely dark and the sky filled with full of stars.