Day 20—The Brave Heroes Association

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
ISO 640

One thought on “Day 20—The Brave Heroes Association

  1. What a fantastic “oriental” image! Excellent! I love the Chinese characters by the doorway; the turquoise adds punch to the composition. Good one, Carol! 🙂

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