Thursday, December 15

Quiet Resplendance

江西is really a beautiful place. It's like everywhere we went there would be something interesting that captures one’s attention - breathtaking sceneries, magnificent architectures, many of them hundreds of years old, the myriad of people, young and old, going about their daily chores, and of course magnificent flora and fauna.

Here are some miscellaneous shots taken during our trip there.


At the other end of the spectrum, I found kids and babies really fun subjects to photo shoot too.

Wednesday, December 14

The Chinese Elders

I realised during this trip that faces showing the effects of time makes very intriguing photography subjects. Here are some of them.

The Many Surprises of China

This was taken in a rural village in the city of 婺源.

Found a very scenic spot along the river by 龙虎山.

Got permission to take a picture with this very interesting couple.

You'd never know who you would bump into while globe trotting. It IS really a small world, after all.

The China Experience

YP and I went for our holiday trip from 4th to 10th Dec 05. This trip was sponsored by SPH, under the 模范华文教师 programme. Of course accompanying family members would have to pay for our own expenses.

What was ^%##!%&* about this trip was that during the pre-trip briefing a week before setting off, the tour agency told the group that temperature over at southern China was going to be relatatively cool, ranging between 5 to 15 degC. Long johns inside and a decent jacket outside would more than do the job of keeping you guys comfortably warm, they said.

Comfortably warm my foot! Temp while we were on 庐山 plunged to sub-zero levels, and we all froze our butts off. Adding salt to the wounds, the hotel floors weren't carpetted. NB! I don't think any of us in the group bathed that nite on the mountains. Most if not all could barely fall asleep at all, despite the two layers of blanket beneath which we coiled ourselves.

Besides the above gripe, everything else was fine and dandy. Scenary was breathtaking. It was a photographer's dreamland. Lots of interesting subjects to frame, shoot and eternalise as megabytes in our digicams. Will post some of these pics up on the blog soon.