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The Netherlands
Lost in her world
Perfection
Calm Mountain Lake
Seecasino Lake - Jülich
Waterlife in the Bay Area
Waiting for a Station (An Woman in a Bus)
A golden Moment at the Golden Gate
Waiting (a Cinema Projection)
Full of Colours
Krasimir and an Old Woman
AQI 420/500
AQI 376/500
Mariana and a Boy Behind Her
AQI 328/500
Black and white model
Wildebeest in golden landscape
Curious fellows
Partial Solar Eclipse over the city
Autumn In New England
Tree of Doom
AQI 390/500
Charminar.
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
AQI 420/500

Wu Da! (雾大 !) translated from Chinese means 'Heavy Fog'. It is also the answer you get from most people in the Chinese capital if you ask them what's wrong with the sky. But this 'fog' has hardly anything to do with water droplets in the air. The AQI is a scale from 0-500 measuring the pollution particles in the air. A good example would be an average day in my hometown Basel which reaches around AQI 10/500 compared to a very polluted day in Los Angeles which will reach as high as 120/500. From a visual perspective, there is a strange beauty within the smog. An intriguing soft light that covers things almost like in a magical winter storm. The famous PM 2.5 particles make for quite amazing photography.

TAGS: Beijing, China, Pollution, Urban

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Beijing, China
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Date Taken: 01.2016
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