It's been a while since I've uploaded a new blog post but that doesn't mean I haven't been out there taking photos. Having bought an iPhone recently I'm really enjoy having a camera on me at all times, plus hundreds of editing options. You can follow my iPhone photostream on either Instagram (thoroughly recommended) by looking for @ben_lee or my Posterous site (

The Ming Tombs in China is today's photo. During my first stint in Beijing the host family I was staying with took us out to the country side to stay at their holiday villa. During the weekend we managed a trip to both the nearest section of the Great Wall as well as the Ming Tombs. 

The Ming Dynasty Tombs (ζ˜ŽεδΈ‰ι™΅; Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty) are located 50km north of Beijing at a specially selected site. The site was chosen by the third Ming Dynasty Emperor Yongle (1402 - 1424), who moved the capital of China from Nanjing to the present location of Beijing. From the Yongle Emperor onwards, 13 Ming Dynasty Emperors were buried in this area.

(Source Wikipedia)

Canon 400D, EFS 17 - 85mm f4 - 5.6; 17mm, f16, 1/40, ISO 100, -0.33ev