Thanks Thomas, I really appreciate that
I went to BJ in May last year and it's not the best time to go. Most days were overcast and cloudy, which was a shame. I'm going to time it better next time so I'll have no excuse if they still turn out a bit bland, but then like you say, I can always do a bit of PP.
I've got another batch to upload soon from Nanjing so I'll take your tips and go through them again, include some more people shots, do some cropping etc. Try and brighten up the dull ones.
Yeah, I know what you mean about perspective, I felt that too. I'll keep that in mind. The thing with the birds, yeah, I focus on the eyes/head and then either I take the picture straight away or I recompose and then they move! I look back at them now and I think I had such a good opportunity at that time, why didn't I bloody stay there longer and keep taking more!
Once I finished sorting out my old pics, I'll spend more time looking at other peoples and look out for the things you pointed out. You've taken some great pics by the way, particularly like your "nature" set. I love landscapes and sunsets etc. I'm going to upload some pics soon from my last trip to Yellow Mountain. The sunrises and sunsets there are stunning and we were really lucky with the weather, got the cloud sea and everything.
Thanks again, much appreciated
P.S. I forgot to add. You know picture 135, apparently he's wearing the type of dress that eunochs used to wear in the old days so I reckon that's why he's got such a miserable look on his face