A Miniature Great Wall

….or so it seems.

I’m a sucker for the photography technique called “tilt-shift,” in which the subject of a photo or film appears to be in miniature.

The YouTube Channel Little Big World has several tilt-shift videos on China, including this one called “Little Big Wall of China.”

(email readers, click here to watch the video on YouTube)

Anyone who has visited me in China will recognize this section of the Great Wall at Mutianyu. The only thing missing in the clip, however, is the ride down on the alpine slide!

Oh, and why the filmmaker chose “Stars and Stripes Forever” is beyond me!

Prize-winning Photographs

In a post from our Alaska road trip, I wrote about my role as the photographer’s driver, with said photographer being my sister.

Well, she’s at it again, this time winning FIRST PLACE in the 2013 Rosemount Photo Contest. Photos had to be taken in Rosemount or have something to do with Rosemount.

Here is her winning photo:


Oh, and she won first place last year as well, with this photo:


Raise your hand (by leaving a comment) if you think she should set up a website and start selling these!