Summer Palace, Beijing, China by John Nicklin

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The air was saturated with fog on the morning that we visited the Summer Palace. Visibility was extremely limited making the causeway that spanned the palace lake appear as a ghostly spectre on the foreshortened horizon. The heavy fog also meant very still water so reflections were near perfect.. The conditions contributed to a very smooth image in reality and in the viewfinder. The light was very flat and quite dim so working without a tripod meant boosting the ISO just a little to allow for a handheld shot.

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