OneLensInChina unfolded as a product of shooting my two-week vacation with the kit lens on my Canon T3i: an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Canon EF-S Lens.

My Chinese vacation also unfolded the revelation that my charading-skills while trying to depict objects (new towels, bottled water, bathroom, SARs-fighting cough syrup) are severely sub-par.

It also revealed that my squat-tiolet abilities on a moving ship were non-existent. (Score!)

And lastly, it unequivocally proved that Ohioans are not, in fact, the populace least likely to utilize a turn-signal while driving. In fact, I now believe Ohioans and Massholes are next to angelic while traversing all highway systems. Period.




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  1. Joe,
    Thanks SO MUCH for following the blog! The wordpress community has been awesome to me and I’m SO THANKFUL I get to share my passion with so many like-minded people :) Totally appreciate the award–and more importantly the kind words!!!! Very cool.
    Gotta get busy planning my next big trip :)

  2. I would like to say I love your blog and the wonderful and beautiful things you share as well as the inspiration and smiles you bring in doing so! Thank you for being you and I hope even if you do not accept awards you will accept the sentiment expressed as I honor you with one. There is no prize that comes with the award other than my appreciation and being grateful you are part of our world and making a difference by sharing in such a positive way…
    I have posted the award and link to it here I hope you will accept it or at least the sentiment behind it! http://artisticlyxpressedthoughts.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/awards-and-shared-gifts/

    With love,

  3. Thank you so much for the comments! Iceland is on my docket for photography next month–lucky to be able to swing a five day trip. Practicing with some long exposures right now–hopefully to get some good shots of the Northern Lights!
    Travel/Photography?Blogging on WordPress are certainly some fun hobbies.
    Thanks so much for liking the blog :)

  4. Lovely Pictures they say many words, I am quite looking forward to seeing more of them and exploring your posts as you share your adventures. It allows one to vicariously enjoy those adventures with you and that is quite a gift you share! Thank you for sharing that adventure and a piece of you as you do so. :)

  5. Fingers crossed we’ll catch the Northern Lights..

    Yeah, I’m mostly using Photoshop for color-correction–light years ahead of iPhoto–which is what most of my China posts were corrected by…Haven’t ventured into filters too much. I’ve found “shadows/highlights” and “selective color” to be most useful…

    Also used the File–>Automate–>Photomerge for a handheld panorama shot atop the Pitons….haven’t tried Merge to HDR Pro yet–but it’s on my list….

  6. Iceland sounds like fun! My sister visited last year and sent some beautiful pictures. A photographer’s paradise for sure.

    Good luck with the DSLR, pictures look great so far. I just got Photoshop myself too so I know what you mean – it’s like learning another language. Oof. Good luck!

  7. Thank you so much for checking out my site! Took me about a year to splurge on my DSLR–and I’m so glad I did. Presently learning more about PhotoShop–so I think my post-work is improving.

    Next up on the bucket list is Iceland! Trip already booked for March :)

  8. I’ve enjoyed browsing your site Susan. You seem like a fun-loving person who enjoys life. Your personality comes through in your writing and it sounds pretty awesome.

    I look forward to following your next adventure. Good luck on satisfying that bucket list! :)

  9. Oh my gosh-thank you so much! Really excited that I get to combine two awesome hobbies (travel+photography) and share everything with the WordPress community.
    Thanks so much :)

  10. thank you dear yes right but how to mark it if i like dear ????
    I cannot fine the like button anywhere

    thank you dear

    please change your theme or add the like buttong to every picture

  11. Thanks for browsing around! For the sake of organization I only allow comments on my “about” page…I appreciate you checking out my individual photos! I use the “Oxygen” theme by WordPress-which makes it really easy to “like” an overall post, but really tedious to set up “likes” for individual photographs..haha I’m slowly becoming more well-versed in CSS.
    Thanks for visiting!

  12. Dear there is no likes button on the pictures you put nor any comments
    what should one do if he likes the pictures

  13. Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

  14. Thanks! Was had a blast-was so fortunate to be able to go on such an amazing trip. Would love to get back and knock off a couple places on my bucket list: The Great Wall at Jinshanling/Simatai and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

  15. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your photos are quite nice, especially the China ones. Hope you can visit China again in the future.

  16. Awesome! Thanks so much for finding my blog! Am glad I get to share my hobby with the WordPress community. Also a great excuse to travel :) The more places I see the more places I want to go in the world..Any recommendations from the places you’ve been?

  17. Thanks so much! On a lot of my older posts from 2012 I was still really new to WordPress and figuring out how to effectively use my theme (Oxygen). Check back in 10-15 days-I’m leaving for a St. Lucia vacation and want to experiment with some HDR and panoramic photography…If the rain holds off enough for me to break out my gear :)

  18. Hi. You have some great work here. I wanted to ‘like’ a lot of the shots when browsing your blog. But as I couldn’t I thought I’d let you know here that I appreciated your photography. Keep up the good work.

  19. Ohh, nice. So do you usually operate just on Manual? hahaha yea, that certain person we know is always carrying around a lot of junk… Static animal?? haha

  20. My first foray into slow shutter speeds. On most my camera was wayyyyyy stopped down (like f/22) and ISO extremely low too-100 or 200-combined with long/slow exposure times, 1/4, 1/2, sometimes up to 2 seconds. I’m usually anti-tripod (easier to carry less equipment-unlike somebody we know…) so i usually look for a rock, ledge, railing, static animal, treasure chest, etc to rest the camera on. Post-work done in iphoto (my PS skills are far more suspect).

  21. Thanks for sharing yourntrip as it is the closest I will ever get to China. Got a chuckle out of your comments and I beg to differ with you about those charade skills. I seem to remember some rather dramatic moments in your past. hehe

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