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February 22, 2005
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Canon
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Canon EOS 20D
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1/250 second
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F/11.0
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17 mm
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100
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Feb 3, 2005, 11:24:44 AM
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Winter Solstice by foureyes Winter Solstice by foureyes
The Temple of Heaven in Beijing is enclosed with a long wall.
The northern part within the wall is semicircular symbolizing the heavens and the southern part is square symbolizing the earth. Chinese thought of "The heaven is round and the earth is square",....
the emperors would offer sacrifice to Heaven on the day of the Winter Solstice every year.
This ceremony was to thank Heaven and hope everything would be good in the future.
The Temple was built in 1420 A.D. during the Ming Dynasty

I'm loving China
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I'm feature your image in my journal here: [link] :aww:
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manj3d Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here on my
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Happy Holidays! :heart: :hug: :snowflake:
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YouAreViolentRed Aug 21, 2008  Student Photographer
Hi! You've been featured: [link]
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mAngox3 Apr 25, 2008   Photographer
amazing atmosphere !!

love it.
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Chicagogirl11 Aug 16, 2007  Student Photographer
Very beautiful!!:aww:

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I love the colours!!
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SweetNightmaresDear Aug 4, 2006
The contrast between vivid color and dun, ashen stone is very striking and beautiful... The clouds really add something to the piece as well.
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NotAFake Jan 4, 2006
To be perfectly blunt, I really don't think it's fair that so many of your deviations are on the top favourites list. I mean, you're an amazing photographer, but this site is filled with amazing photographers, and a lot of them get left out.
This is a nice shot, with the bland colours contrasted by that bright red, very nice.
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