12:19, 10/11/2015, Nanjing, China
When Isabel sent this photo to me, she apologised for the angle but I’m really digging it! Mixing it up a little bit and keeping everyone on their toes. This looks like a really lovely lunch – I wish all my lunches could look like this. I like all the colours in this shot, too. I’m picturing this as quite a busy little dumpling place (is there really a slow dumpling place??) where there’s a strong clientele, maybe some regulars, and the waiters/waitresses are bustling about, to and fro between the kitchen and the tables. And man, those dumplings…were they good?
20:06, 4/11/2015, Camberwell, Melbourne, Australia
Keeping with the theme of doing things a bit differently, I took my photo this week at night! I’ve never really done much night-time photography before so I was unsure about what settings should be on etc. Mathew and I went out for dinner with some friends last Wednesday and it was a very odd night weather-wise. It had been a warmish day and when the rain came in the evening, the heat stuck around and things got very muggy and mildly unpleasant in the restaurant we were eating at (though nowhere near as humid as China can be, I bet!) Afterwards, when it had cooled down, I started looking around for some good photo opportunities on the walk back to the car. I took a few of the classic Rivoli cinema and the tram shed but wasn’t that pleased with them. I then spied this scene and decided to quickly and oh so surreptitiously take a quick photo (I don’t think the man, the woman, or the dogs noticed me – success!). I ended up liking this one the best! I think it captures the sense of patiently waiting for the pedestrian lights to change in your favour, maybe jiggling your legs a little to stay warm, watching the cars and trams spray up the rain as they whiz past.
My blog had another small tantrum last night, with the main issue being that I couldn’t upload any photos – precisely what I definitely needed to do for this post! I was getting quite agitated because I was so eager to put this post up! That’s how important it has become to me. I love love LOVE getting out with my camera more often and posting these photos each week with Isabel.
A Snapshot of Two Cities is a collaborative project between myself and Isabel from Nanjing Nian. We take a photo of something that catches our eye each week and post the photos on our blogs. We hope you enjoy looking at the differences and similarities between the two cities and cultures, and also just some pretty pictures. You can read more about it in the first posting.0