China

It is easy to think of the country as one unified area of the world, but like the US, Europe and many other countries, there are great differences between the regions within the country. I was fortunate to capture some of those differences during my travels.

1. Carusel Shanghai

From the Pudong district of Shanghai. This photo was taken using a 6 minute exposure to capture the traffic. The Pudong district is essentially the CBD district of Shanghai.

2. Guilin River Painter

As one of the most scenic spots in China, I chose to capture how artists are capturing the scene instead of the scene itself. The Guilin River is one of the most iconic rivers in the country and is even featured behind the 20 Yuan bill.

3. Sunset at the Great Wall

The Great Wall of China cannot be seen from space, but the wall is big, it stretches 21196km. As a tourist, you can make the decision to visit renovated parts of the wall, or enjoy the awesome scenery of the untouched parts. For everyone interested I can highly recommend Jiankou where this picture was taken.

4. Temple of Heaven

This was a special day in Beijing. A sandstorm from Mongolia swept over the city as we were visiting these historic sites. Leaving cars, streets and building covered with fine golden dust.

5. Old Village Woman

The difference between rural and urban China is striking. This photo was taken with a zoom-lens in a village in north Yunnan province as the lady was resting between her burdens. The strain comes from carrying heavy loads up and down the mountain-side where the village is situated at the first turn of the Yangtze river.

6. The Miao People

China is rich with minorities and its cultures. With 55 recognized ethnic minorities, and the majority of them found in central China, it makes for an interesting journey. This particular group is called the Miao people, and they put on these traditional clothes for every occasion. Doning one of these dresses takes atleast an hour.

7. Enter the Bamboo Sea

One of my absolute favorite province in China is Sichuan. A richer, more diverse area is hard to come by. This picture was taken in central Sichuan in a forest of Bamboo called ZhuHai, Bamboo Sea.

8. Panda

I will be honest, this picture was not taken out in the field, it is a tamed Panda at the Beijing Zoo. That being said, Pandas are very peculiar animals, and their biggest threat is their own will to reproduce. Luckily there are countless organizations working on establishing and maintaining safe areas where Pandas can live at their own terms.

9. The red cave

Following the mountain ridge in the Bamboo Sea, you can find a manmade ledge where many Chinese hid during the wars in China to avoid conscription. It is spotted with Buddhist temples, engravings and awesome scenery.

10. A painter and his kid

Hangzhou was the capital of China many centuries ago, if you are ever interested in historic high politics and culture, Hangzhou is for sure the city to visit – Which is why it attracts a horde of traveling street artists like the one in the picture. For me the fact that the kid is wearing hearing aid and a Mike Mouse sweater adds a lot to the story of the picture.

China

It is easy to think of the country as one unified area of the world, but like the US, Europe and many other countries, there are great differences between the regions within the country. I was fortunate to capture some of those differences during my travels.

1. Carusel Shanghai

From the Pudong district of Shanghai. This photo was taken using a 6 minute exposure to capture the traffic. The Pudong district is essentially the CBD district of Shanghai.

2. Guilin River Painter

As one of the most scenic spots in China, I chose to capture how artists are capturing the scene instead of the scene itself. The Guilin River is one of the most iconic rivers in the country and is even featured behind the 20 Yuan bill.

3. Sunset at the Great Wall

The Great Wall of China cannot be seen from space, but the wall is big, it stretches 21196km. As a tourist, you can make the decision to visit renovated parts of the wall, or enjoy the awesome scenery of the untouched parts. For everyone interested I can highly recommend Jiankou where this picture was taken.

4. Temple of Heaven

This was a special day in Beijing. A sandstorm from Mongolia swept over the city as we were visiting these historic sites. Leaving cars, streets and building covered with fine golden dust.

5. Old Village Woman

The difference between rural and urban China is striking. This photo was taken with a zoom-lens in a village in north Yunnan province as the lady was resting between her burdens. The strain comes from carrying heavy loads up and down the mountain-side where the village is situated at the first turn of the Yangtze river.

6. The Miao People

China is rich with minorities and its cultures. With 55 recognized ethnic minorities, and the majority of them found in central China, it makes for an interesting journey. This particular group is called the Miao people, and they put on these traditional clothes for every occasion. Doning one of these dresses takes atleast an hour.

7. Enter the Bamboo Sea

One of my absolute favorite province in China is Sichuan. A richer, more diverse area is hard to come by. This picture was taken in central Sichuan in a forest of Bamboo called ZhuHai, Bamboo Sea.

8. Panda

I will be honest, this picture was not taken out in the field, it is a tamed Panda at the Beijing Zoo. That being said, Pandas are very peculiar animals, and their biggest threat is their own will to reproduce. Luckily there are countless organizations working on establishing and maintaining safe areas where Pandas can live at their own terms.

9. The red cave

Following the mountain ridge in the Bamboo Sea, you can find a manmade ledge where many Chinese hid during the wars in China to avoid conscription. It is spotted with Buddhist temples, engravings and awesome scenery.

10. A painter and his kid

Hangzhou was the capital of China many centuries ago, if you are ever interested in historic high politics and culture, Hangzhou is for sure the city to visit – Which is why it attracts a horde of traveling street artists like the one in the picture. For me the fact that the kid is wearing hearing aid and a Mike Mouse sweater adds a lot to the story of the picture.

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