Taffy at the Xi'an Wall Door by jyokota

Taffy at the Xi'an Wall Door

$494 for a round trip ticket to China? Of course we went. But now, we're back! We had a great time, and have many recommendations for anyone else wanting to go on a photo trip there. We'll be posting a lot of China photos over the next weeks since I'm still doing the Lightroom Transition practice, a day at a time. But for starters, here's a photo that I only had to do one edit: perspective correction, perhaps my very favorite feature that Lightroom has that Aperture does not. I'm not good at portrait photography but I had a good subject, and that door just called to be the background for her portrait.

Taffy's photo of the steps leading up the wall: http://365project.org/taffy/365/2016-11-03
Aw...a 'good subject'...so kind!! I love this shot and I rarely like any photograph that has me in it! Many thanks! What a great time...it went so fast. These doors were so impressive that I feel badly that I'm blocking some of the view!! Your portraiture work on this trip was so good!
November 9th, 2016  
Nice lens...and Hi Taffy!!! Great portrait.
November 9th, 2016  
Hello Taffy! And what an unusual and stylish background for portraiture!
November 9th, 2016  
Lovely photo .. and interesting door.. looking forward to seeing more shots of your adventures..
November 9th, 2016  
Well set up photo of Taffy, love the studded door & the casual pose with her camera.
November 9th, 2016  
hey taffy! nice to see you, and thanks junko for sharing :) looking forward to seeing your shots.
November 9th, 2016  
What a lovely portrait of Taffy!! Well done Junko - great use of those beautiful doors as the background!! Fav! Looks like you both had a wonderful time!!
November 9th, 2016  
Great shot of Taffy AND the door Fav
November 9th, 2016  
Lovely natural portrait Junko, looks and sounds like you had a great time.
November 9th, 2016  
Wonderful portrait
November 10th, 2016  
Nice shot of Taffy and the studded door.
November 10th, 2016  
:)
November 10th, 2016  
great shot
November 10th, 2016  
Oh, lovely "you were there" portrait! Sounds wonderful.
November 10th, 2016  
Nice shot, but she does look a bit weary!
November 10th, 2016  
Wonderful, great clarity, color and of course subject
November 11th, 2016  
Lovely portrait of @taffy, the red door makes her pop!
November 13th, 2016  
@jgpittenger Haha! Yes, it was our first day and we'd flown all night from Chicago to Beijing, had a short night's sleep in Beijing, and then the morning waiting 3 hours at the airport for our delayed flight, and then picked up at airport for a tour that started immediately. We'd already been to the first tomb before coming here. And hadn't had lunch yet!
November 13th, 2016  
@radiogirl Thanks! I always try to avoid being in pictures, but I liked how Junko captured me here.
November 13th, 2016  
@taffy Oh my! Maybe I'm glad I didn't come!
November 13th, 2016  
Nice to see Taffy, she's usually hiding behind the camera :)
November 23rd, 2016  
Ah...I loved that photo and cannot find the link to it anymore! If you come across it, would you resend it to me?
October 30th, 2019  
fabulous and natural portrait.
November 29th, 2019  
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