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Michael Yamashita National Geographic Photographer; Author; Keynote Speaker; Workshop Leader; Asia Specialist; Sony Shooter. @thesilkroadjourney https://www.michaelyamashita.com/
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Michael Yamashita
The intimate detail of prayer flags in Ladakh, India is easily captured with the 42.4 megapixels and 5 axis in-body image stabilization of the Sony A7Rlll. The colors, textures, and even the printed mantras on the flags are amazingly reproduced. Sponsored by @sonysingapore
EXIF: 1/1000sec, f/8, ISO100
Gear: #SonyAlpha #A7RIII + #SonyGMaster #SEL70200GM 
#prayerflags #himalayas #Ladakh #khardungla #khardunglapass
103 20,674 2 days ago
The intimate detail of prayer flags in ladakh, india is easily captured with the 42.4 megapixels and 5 axis in-body image stabilization of the sony a7rlll. the colors, textures, and even the printed mantras on the flags are amazingly reproduced. sponsored by @sonysingapore
exif: 1/1000sec, f/8, iso100
gear: #sonyalpha #a7riii + #sonygmaster #sel70200gm
#prayerflags #himalayas #ladakh #khardungla #khardunglapass
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Rain soaked Great Wall of China at Jinshanling: It was once known as the Wild Wall as it stood unrestored from the time it was rebuilt in the 16th century. Nothing wild about it now, as much of it has been repaired and surrounded by tourist attractions. Even a cable car stands ready to whisk you to the top. The hard part used to be climbing to the best locations for sunrise or sunset. Now it's finding an angle to keep the hundreds of visitors out of your frame. Try shooting in the rain.  #greatwall #jinshanling #wildwall #mingdynasty #Hebei
296 47,388 3 days ago
Rain soaked great wall of china at jinshanling: it was once known as the wild wall as it stood unrestored from the time it was rebuilt in the 16th century. nothing wild about it now, as much of it has been repaired and surrounded by tourist attractions. even a cable car stands ready to whisk you to the top. the hard part used to be climbing to the best locations for sunrise or sunset. now it's finding an angle to keep the hundreds of visitors out of your frame. try shooting in the rain. #greatwall #jinshanling #wildwall #mingdynasty #hebei
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Yep, that’s the Great Wall of China to the right of the grinning plow-pulling camel. Compare this remnant of the Wall, built some 2000 years ago in the Han Dynasty, worn down by the passage of time, to the mighty Ming Dynasty wall around Beijing. #greatwallofchina #handynasty #hexicorridor #gansu  #bactriancamel @thesilkroadjourney
145 30,257 4 days ago
Yep, that’s the great wall of china to the right of the grinning plow-pulling camel. compare this remnant of the wall, built some 2000 years ago in the han dynasty, worn down by the passage of time, to the mighty ming dynasty wall around beijing. #greatwallofchina #handynasty #hexicorridor #gansu #bactriancamel @thesilkroadjourney
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Great Wall and Sheep Pen, Xiaokou, Gansu
Here in the village of Xiaokou I found the villagers using the Great Wall as part of their sheep pen.  I climbed on top to take this photograph at dawn as the shepherd opened a door cut in the wall below to let his sheep out to pasture.  Marco Polo never mentioned the Great Wall leading doubters to contend he never made it to China.  But if this is the wall he saw on his travels, why would he find this packed-mud barricade worthy of mention when compared to the great castle walls of Europe?  Here even sheep herders disrespect it. #greatwallofchina  #sheeppen #handynasty @thesilkroadjourney
105 21,436 5 days ago
Great wall and sheep pen, xiaokou, gansu
here in the village of xiaokou i found the villagers using the great wall as part of their sheep pen. i climbed on top to take this photograph at dawn as the shepherd opened a door cut in the wall below to let his sheep out to pasture. marco polo never mentioned the great wall leading doubters to contend he never made it to china. but if this is the wall he saw on his travels, why would he find this packed-mud barricade worthy of mention when compared to the great castle walls of europe? here even sheep herders disrespect it. #greatwallofchina #sheeppen #handynasty @thesilkroadjourney
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Michael Yamashita
Capture the essence of a genuine moment, uninterrupted, with silent shooting. I’ve been using it so my subjects are not responding to the click of the shutter, taking the camera out of the equation and making for more natural unposed portraits. Try it, it works. 
EXIF: 1/2500sec, f/1.4, ISO100
Gear: #SonyAlpha #A7RIII + #SonyGMaster #SEL85F14GM sponsored by #sonysingapore SonySingapore
171 32,309 1 weeks ago
Capture the essence of a genuine moment, uninterrupted, with silent shooting. i’ve been using it so my subjects are not responding to the click of the shutter, taking the camera out of the equation and making for more natural unposed portraits. try it, it works.
exif: 1/2500sec, f/1.4, iso100
gear: #sonyalpha #a7riii + #sonygmaster #sel85f14gm sponsored by #sonysingapore sonysingapore
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The Great Wall of China: Though monumental in scale, the Great Wall, here at sunset at Jinshanling, did little to stop the Mongols from threatening China. I spent the better part of 2 years traveling it's entire length, over 12,000 miles, from the Bohai Sea to the sands of the Taklamakan Desert for National Geographic, it is the worlds largest man made construction project.  #greatwall #Jinshanling #mingdynasty #Hebei
173 31,558 2 weeks ago
The great wall of china: though monumental in scale, the great wall, here at sunset at jinshanling, did little to stop the mongols from threatening china. i spent the better part of 2 years traveling it's entire length, over 12,000 miles, from the bohai sea to the sands of the taklamakan desert for national geographic, it is the worlds largest man made construction project. #greatwall #jinshanling #mingdynasty #hebei
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The Great Wall of China that is most often thought of today, dates to the Ming Dynasty and was later built of stone and brick throughout much of China, but the sections of the wall in Gansu are constructed quite differently. The first two photos show a section of wall being rebuilt using traditional techniques of earth-tamping with stone tools. In the final two photos you can see how they alternated layers of earth and reeds to create the wall during the Han Dynasty.  #greatwall #handynasty #gansu #silkroad
52 9,695 2 weeks ago
The great wall of china that is most often thought of today, dates to the ming dynasty and was later built of stone and brick throughout much of china, but the sections of the wall in gansu are constructed quite differently. the first two photos show a section of wall being rebuilt using traditional techniques of earth-tamping with stone tools. in the final two photos you can see how they alternated layers of earth and reeds to create the wall during the han dynasty. #greatwall #handynasty #gansu #silkroad
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What was once the Great Wall of the Han Dynasty, now resembles a smaller version of the of the Qilian mountain range that towers behind it. The Han Wall was the longest version of the Great Wall, with a length of over 10,000 kilometers, stretching from North Korea in the east, to Xinjiang Province in far western China. It was built of pounded earth and stood no more than 10 meters high. This eroded section of the wall that stands in the Hexi Corridor was mostly built by 121 BC, and helped to protect the Northern Silk Road from the Xiongnu, the Mongol Empire of the time.  #greatwall #handynasty #hexicorridor #silkroad
66 15,644 2 weeks ago
What was once the great wall of the han dynasty, now resembles a smaller version of the of the qilian mountain range that towers behind it. the han wall was the longest version of the great wall, with a length of over 10,000 kilometers, stretching from north korea in the east, to xinjiang province in far western china. it was built of pounded earth and stood no more than 10 meters high. this eroded section of the wall that stands in the hexi corridor was mostly built by 121 bc, and helped to protect the northern silk road from the xiongnu, the mongol empire of the time. #greatwall #handynasty #hexicorridor #silkroad
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The Great Wall guards the Silk Road as it meanders beneath the Qilian Mountain range on the edge of the Gobi desert. Here marks the beginning (or end depending on the direction you’re traveling) of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall built in the 14th century to protect the world’s oldest trade route from marauding bands of nomads to the north. #Jiayuguan #Gansu #hexicorridor #greatwallofchina #mingdynasty @thesilkroadjourney
259 46,514 2 weeks ago
The great wall guards the silk road as it meanders beneath the qilian mountain range on the edge of the gobi desert. here marks the beginning (or end depending on the direction you’re traveling) of the ming dynasty great wall built in the 14th century to protect the world’s oldest trade route from marauding bands of nomads to the north. #jiayuguan #gansu #hexicorridor #greatwallofchina #mingdynasty @thesilkroadjourney
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Girl with the big brown eyes: 4 year old Biyoke, Leh, Ladakh, India - People think it’s the face that’s important when shooting portraits, but it’s really the eyes. That’s where our true emotions show. It’s through the eyes that you reach the soul. Sony’s Eye Autofocus technology — the game-changing innovation for the perfect portrait. Paid partnership with Sony Singapore. 
EXIF: 1/125sec, f/2.5, ISO100
#SonyAlpha #A7RIII + #SonyGMaster #SEL85F14GM #SonyEyeAF
176 24,153 2 weeks ago
Girl with the big brown eyes: 4 year old biyoke, leh, ladakh, india - people think it’s the face that’s important when shooting portraits, but it’s really the eyes. that’s where our true emotions show. it’s through the eyes that you reach the soul. sony’s eye autofocus technology — the game-changing innovation for the perfect portrait. paid partnership with sony singapore.
exif: 1/125sec, f/2.5, iso100
#sonyalpha #a7riii + #sonygmaster #sel85f14gm #sonyeyeaf
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It was a pleasure to photograph the people of Ladakh, India for Sony’s α7RIII and G Master lenses ad campaign. I’ve been shooting with Sony cameras for more than 10 years and watched them climb from a distant 3rd to now the undisputed #1 camera brand today. Happy to be a part of it! Paid partnership with Sony Singapore. #sony #sonyalpha #WindowToTheSoul #SonyEyeAF #A7RIII #SonyGMaster #SonyLens @natgeocreative
397 22,479 3 weeks ago
It was a pleasure to photograph the people of ladakh, india for sony’s α7riii and g master lenses ad campaign. i’ve been shooting with sony cameras for more than 10 years and watched them climb from a distant 3rd to now the undisputed #1 camera brand today. happy to be a part of it! paid partnership with sony singapore. #sony #sonyalpha #windowtothesoul #sonyeyeaf #a7riii #sonygmaster #sonylens @natgeocreative
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Rainy night in New York City - November this year was one of the wettest on record. #timessquarenyc #umbrellas #rainynights #starsandstripes @natgeofineart @natgeocreative
84 16,327 3 weeks ago
Rainy night in new york city - november this year was one of the wettest on record. #timessquarenyc #umbrellas #rainynights #starsandstripes @natgeofineart @natgeocreative