*The Dragon’s Head*
Getting a good shot of the Dragon’s head is devilishly hard. Since it’s made of rope with only the teeth and eyelamps to actually understand what it is, you need the right angle. Also, it’s nighttime, there’s incense smoke everywhere, and it’s constantly in movement. So I was quite pleased with this shot, and quite thankful I took my f/1.2 lens with me (this was shot at 1.4). The rest of the shot is blurred, but hey, you have to imagine that everything is in motion!
White Toothed Dragon
Fuji x100s, 35mm
Yu Garden (aka Yuyuan Garden) is a fantastic place in Shanghai, one of those places that feels completely disconnected from the city, at least when you visit it early in the morning as I did, before the hordes of tourists invade it. One of its amazing features is that it has a series of dragons adorning the top of the walls with the snake-like body and scales running all the way through the whole complex. This is one of the heads of the dragon. This one has recently been to the dentist.