Shooting on the streets of China

Everyday when I leave my apartment, I always make sure I have a camera with me. I never leave without a camera because you never know what you will see.

 

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I love shooting along Changjiang river in Zhenjiang, there is always a ton of things to shoot and many angry fishermen to piss off when I shoot them. I have been chased by fishermen a few times now, but i keep going back.

 

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After this shot, this fisherman gave me a verbal lashing, there was nothing much I could do but smile and say to him in Chinese, sorry I don’t speak Chinese and carried on walking down the road.

 

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An early morning HDR at a local university library. I woke up early to go shoot some sunrise shots close to the library but the clouds blew in as the sun rose, so I did not get the sunrise shots that I wanted but I did take some HDR shots with with the Fujifilm XT1. This building has always given me a foreboding feeling when ever I would walk past it and this shot was perfect for me. It is exactly how this building makes me feel when I walk past it.

 

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The weather sealing on the Fujifilm XT1 means that I can now keep shooting in the rain.

 

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I felt like a stalker getting this shot. I saw this guy with a bright pink hoodie on and I wanted to shoot him while he was on the yellow paving but he was walking like a drunk person, playing on his phone. I must have followed him for 10 minutes waiting patiently for him to get onto the yellow line.

 

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The new car fad in China. So many cars are putting those toy windup things on their roofs. I am seeing them everywhere lately. Not sure I would do that to my car, so I guess this is a uniquely Chinese style of car bling.

 

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Things in China get fixed so quickly. I shot this at about 11 pm on the previous night, and when I walked past here the next day at about 10 am, it was repaired. I was a little disappointed to have it repaired as I had hoped to shoot some portraits here the next day. That is life in China, it is a fast paced, highly competitive country, and you must take every opportunity as it comes up or you will lose it.

That’s all for today

Shaun

 

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