Award Winner | Photo of the Day | August 05, 2010
During the summer months Beijing can get very hot and can also be very dry. Due to this the Summer Palace is a great place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city – its is also only a subway stop away! You can also get the boat from Beijing Zoo all the way to the Summer Palace. As I walked down this corridor you could see many couples dancing away to an iPod in that far shelter – it was pretty cool to see.
I took this during a one month language program in July 2009.
Photographer: Benjamin Lee (Hong Kong)
Born in Tokyo, raised in Hong Kong and with the annual trip back to the UK in the summer Benjamin Lee was instilled with a desire to travel from an early age. Early adventures included locations both East and West and when, at 21 he received a DSLR he got cracking on recording his own exploits.
He has always considered himself as a visual learner with a good memory for places and events and he thoroughly enjoy traveling and experiencing new locations. Whenever he look through the lens he is always looking to capture the scene as he experiences it.
He is currently living in Hong Kong however he spends a fair amount of time working in different locations around Asia and Europe. I would classify himself as an observant photographer (if there’s such a category) because he is always trying to capture what he sees around him, whether it’s landscapes, urban landscapes or candid street shots.