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    The photo was taken in the National Library of China. People are reading and studying here.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 13
    Lighting 5
    Creativity 5
    Story 7

    What a fun surprise to find all these people in the library, a rare sight these days. When I first saw this, I thought it was an aerial view of an art installation. You could spend some time playing Eye Spy with this image. The vantage point and repetitive lines makes this a compelling photo.

    Jeanne M Modderman
    Former National Geographic Photo Producer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Jul 23, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2013
    Location: Beijing, Beijing, China
    Camera: SONY SLT-A99
    Focal Length: 22 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/50 sec
    Aperture: f/2.8
    ISO: 320
    Copyright: © Tian-yu Xiong
    Categories: Architecture, Culture, Places
    Assignments: Explore Our Changing World