During my first stay in Beijing I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to go hiking with an overnight camp on the Great Wall of China. Sods law though, the day I got there it was wet, misty and I didn't get to see any decent views along the wall. Luckily though, at the very end when it started to clear up and we could see about 1.5km ahead instead of 500m I was able to capture a worth while shot. 

Later that night I built a little shelter out of a few plastic raincoats and some loose sticks on the top of a guard tower. I don't need to share my "tent" because it wasn't much to look at, but believe me sleeping in it was fantastic. I was right up against the wall, which protected me from the wind and kept me warm, and as the clouds cleared I got a full view of the stars above. You can't get much better than sleeping on the Great Wall of China with nothing between yourself and the stars above except some disposable plastic rain coats!

Canon 400D, EFS 17 - 85mm f4 - 5.6; 17mm, f10, 1/125, ISO 400 - 3 shot stitched panorama with CS4


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