Shopkeeper in Beijing on Steps

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    I carry around two cameras so I can get things like this. I keep my main body affixed to my tripod with whatever lens fits the bill. This is either a the 14-24 or the 28-300. I keep my second camera with a prime -- either the 50 or 85 prime.

    I was taking photos of the festive street at dusk, and I noticed this shopkeeper out taking a rest. I've always admired how people can rest in this position. I can only sit in that position for about 15 seconds before I scream in agony and my patellas pop off at a hyperspeed tangent.

    - Trey Ratcliff

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    1. {mari} 34 months ago | reply

      Awesome photo! Really nice moment!

    2. Logans Heros 34 months ago | reply

      Really cool shot.

    3. Noah Stephens 34 months ago | reply

      Beautiful colors here. Well cropped also.

    4. TheFella 34 months ago | reply

      I really like this one!

    5. Romeo Heger 34 months ago | reply

      great street scene!

    6. kat's_pics 34 months ago | reply

      As much as I like your landscape photography, I love your people watching skills more. These shots are priceless!

    7. KatVitulano Photos 34 months ago | reply

      Trey - really nice, a little different type capture for you - love it

    8. BeautiFuLifeStuDiO 34 months ago | reply

      Really nice bokeh!

    9. Andre Rivest 34 months ago | reply

      Beautiful catch. I enjoy reading your comments.

    10. NCSphotography 34 months ago | reply

      brilliant shot man, very cinematic

    11. hsu box 34 months ago | reply

      That position is aptly named the "Asian squat"!

      Lovely photo, and buttery smooth bokeh!

    12. SearchNetMedia 34 months ago | reply

      Very cool shot!

    13. archhale2008 34 months ago | reply


    14. Handcanons 34 months ago | reply

      Ya, and then when I stand up I get dizzy. Awesome shot!

    15. Boris Mitendorfer Photography 34 months ago | reply

      Wonderful urban photo, Trey.

    16. Cheah Swee Heng [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

      Most Americans can't do this because most of them are over-weight.

    17. mhk1058 34 months ago | reply

      Nice shot, and I'm right with you on the knee thing.

    18. jeffmorg 34 months ago | reply

      To hunker down or to squat, that is the question. I hunker! Nice shot Trey!

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