During California’s Gold Rush, Chinese pioneers settled in Auburn, CA and a burgeoning Chinese community thrived there for more than a century. The Ling Ying Association, when translated means The Brave Heroes Association, was a Chinese social and cultural organization housed in a building known the Joss House which survives today both as a museum and Chinese history center. I was in Auburn this afternoon and because today’s challenge topic is “oriental” I thought the entrance to the Joss House, which fittingly faces east, made a perfect subject for the challenge.
Today was the first day of real rain in months and the sky was dark and gloomy. I bumped the ISO up to 640 so there is considerable noise in this photo but it was still so dark I needed to apply Curves to brighten it and I added a vignette for interest.
Focal Length 22mm