Another stop in Yangjiang and I wandered down into the old part of the city for a few photos. I’m experimenting with Fuji’s 56mm f1.2 lens for street photography. All of these photos were shot wide open at either f1.2 or f1.4. Two words – Not easy. […]
This was my third trip to Beijing. Each time I see the same sights, so this time I was prepared to get some decent photos because I’ve already done the scouting.
It was blazing hot in Yangjiang this July. I was only able to get out for street photos a couple times because it was raining so much and my schedule was nuts. Heat + rain = humidity. Not great for lenses sitting in an overly air conditioned hotel room. I had to preheat my camera before shooting.
I made my usual stop in Ningbo and took photos near my usual shopping mall (Wanda Plaza). Except for the people in the photos it looks like the photos could have been taken in Minneapolis.
Lots and lots of rain in Ningbo. It never stopped. So I spent my time shooting inside a mall or out in the rain.
I often go to Southern China in January to escape the winter in Minneapolis. This year winter followed me to China and I witnessed the first snow in Shenzhen in over 40 years. I had to go out and buy a freaking winter coat because it got so cold. Not exactly the escape I had […]
I had a few hours in Hong Kong on my way home and grabbed some street photos after dinner. It was a really great trip and this was the icing on the cake. Once again, these were all taken with a small Nikon P7800 with an extra on-camera flash and not my usual big DSLR as an experiment.
I absolutely love southern China in October and early November. The humidity and big heat are gone. You can actually walk around in the middle of the day instead of hiding in an air conditioned office or hotel. That meant I could get out and enjoy lots of street photography without my lens fogging.
My trip took me to both Ningbo & Guangzhou where I stayed at hotels that were both next to a Wanda Mall. This is a chain of upscale malls where China’s middle class goes to spend the money they’ve earned from Walmart.
I visited Yangjiang twice on this trip, including a period that overlapped with the annual kite festival.
I’ve been mentally searching for a western city I’ve visited before that is similar to Lijiang. The only place I can think of is Venice, Italy.
They were hot streets. Very hot.
I spent the weekend in Qingxi visiting my usual haunts for street photography – along with some new places in Shenzhen. The weather was perfect on most of the days and I even went mountain climbing with a new friend.
The weather is just as flaky here as it is in Minneapolis. One day it’s sunny and 80 degrees – the next day it’s in the 50’s and cloudy. Regardless, I got out a couple times for some street photos. I’m staying in a new hotel in the city center that’s better located for street shots.
This is not China… but there are surprising similarities. After my China trip in January I continued west to Dubai and Amman, Jordan. My final destination was Nablus in the West Bank. Of course I took my camera gear and did some street photography in Nablus, Hebron, Ramallah and Bethlehem.
After I leave China I’m visiting my daughter who is teaching at an international school on the West Bank. Besides being a mule transporting mac-n-cheese and other delicacies, I unwittingly opened the door to some long distance shopping for my fashion-starved daughter.
Ah – the first day of 2015 and the beginning of year number five of my Faces & Places photography project. I took a 3 hour photo walk to the most crowded mall they have in Yangjiang and studied the crowd – inside & out. Unlike most people, I love crowds.
It’s been raining like crazy for the last 3 days, including a pretty serious thunderstorm last night. Not so great for street photography, so I had to take my little project indoors again.
I’m back for my second tour of Yangjiang on this trip and the weather improved a lot. There are actually shadows in these photos!
Yep – it’s all here. At the Wanda Plaza mall in Ningbo. This extremely upscale mall looks like it came straight from any major city in the US. Caution – rant ahead.
Yet another weekend layover in Qingxi gave me some time at the central market for street photos. A very photogenic place if you can handle the smells.
I’m making two passes through Yangjiang on this trip. These are photos from pass number one.
This hasn’t been a great trip for street photos because of the weather and a busy schedule. I got out for a few hours in Yangjiang to take these shots.
I’ve compiled the “Greatest Hits of 2013” into a five minute video along with some pithy commentary.