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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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River Side on the Huangpu River, Shanghai, China



Is this..edited at all? The colours and such are f**king amazing.
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If you want some tips.. lemme know.. I only spent a week there but I got know the area pretty well.


all good dude, this will be my fourth china trip to hangzhou. I live there for 5 weeks at a time when i go there, so im pretty comfy in my way around

you can read about my torrid tales here:

http://palgn.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=25462&highlight=peoples+republic
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If you want some tips.. lemme know.. I only spent a week there but I got know the area pretty well.


all good dude, this will be my fourth china trip to hangzhou. I live there for 5 weeks at a time when i go there, so im pretty comfy in my way around

you can read about my torrid tales here:

http://palgn.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=25462&highlight=peoples+republic


Hehe.. had a little scan through. You took the easy way out on your first trip and went with someone else who'd already been and from the little I read, knows how to speak at least a little Chinese. icon_smile.gif

On my first trip last year, I went by myself for 4 weeks.. this year again by myelf for 4 weeks. icon_smile.gif It's a really safe place to visit and if you can speak the language, it is very easy to get around do stuff.

Hangzhou is by far my favourite of all the cities I have visited (I think I have been to about 8 cities now) mainly because of the lake.. but also just because it is not so modern/hi-tech that it gets overpowering yet still modern enough to be comfortable.

Can't wait to get back there, which will be around March/.April next year.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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River Side on the Huangpu River, Shanghai, China


Is this..edited at all? The colours and such are f**king amazing.


Yes.. but only in so far as the saturation has been maxed out and the contrast adjusted. No "photoshopping".. just playing with the levels. If you saw the original, you would realise why I did that.. hehe.. Shanghai, heck most of the China, hasn't got the most clean air in the world. icon_biggrin.gif
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i like the colours too icon_smile.gif would have been good to mask the people's skin, but you just did overall levels as you said. nice one!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my pals in China: Joey Jo


These ones are much more recent from my trip to Brisbane in June:

Brisbane Skyline


Amococo Luminarium

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River Side on the Huangpu River, Shanghai, China



Is this..edited at all? The colours and such are f**king amazing.


Yep, you gotta love pollution.
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If you want some tips.. lemme know.. I only spent a week there but I got know the area pretty well.


all good dude, this will be my fourth china trip to hangzhou. I live there for 5 weeks at a time when i go there, so im pretty comfy in my way around

you can read about my torrid tales here:

http://palgn.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=25462&highlight=peoples+republic


Oh something I just thought of..

One of those other pictures I posted was taken in a place called Mogan Shan. To get there, you take a train from Hangzhou for about 30 mins north to a county called DeQing. From there you take a taxi up the mountain, which takes about 40 minutes. Once you get halfway up the mountain, you have to switch to a local driver's minibus and go the rest of the way up the mountain. A truly beautiful part of China, clean air, lots of green stuff (trees, grass, bamboo) and waterfalls etc.

So if you're in Hangzhou for 5 weeks and you have a spare weekend.. it might be something to look into doing. You could also take the bus from Hangzhou to DeQing (both ways really).. it's all very easy to do.. much easier than it sounds. I have a contact there who is an American that speaks awesome Chinese and can help you at every stage if required. I totally recommend it, though it is a little pricey (around 400 to 450 RMB per night for a double with a view of the valley).
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not entirely sure, but I think might be a no standing area:

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Me at the wedding on saturday night!
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you appear to be missing the big gold chain with the dollar symbol on it
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monday monday monday.. a selection of my pics:

View from my apartment balcony
This is the river where that noisy (angry) duck hangs out and terrorises all the smaller ducks.


Another of my China pals: GaoYan
(pron. Gow-Yarn) Even though this was taken with a wide angle lnes, she really is as short as this photo makes her look.. very cute. icon_smile.gif This was taken in Nanjing, China.


Old Stairway in MoGan Shan
Who knows how old this trail is. It's possibly older than Australia has been colonised for. Many paths I walked along in China were over 400 years old!!


Shining Buddha - Hangzhou, China
Caught at just the right time, from just the right angle. This is on one of the pathways I know is over 400 years old because there was a stone sign saying so.. icon_smile.gif

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Photo from Gorelesque last Friday night - The one with the Day of the Dead style makeup on is the birthday boy, he and I (along with his GF who won the female category) got nominated to be part of the best dressed voting. The dude in the 'bondage Anubis' outfit (or as another mate said early on "Dude! I just saw someone dressed up as the MOTHERfucking BATMAN!") won, of course.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A box arrived today in the mail:

I wonder what's in it?

Hey look, its an Olympus OM10...


...with three lenses!

One on the left is a Focal 28-70mm [The "Focal" brand was made by Minolta back in the day], the one in the middle is a Focal 80-200mm while the one on the right is a Zuiko 50mm f/1.8.

Unfortunately, all three lenses were attacked with fungus to some degree, but from what I've read, exposing them to sunlight (uv light) will kill them off pretty quick, and the residual fungus hopefully won't be much of a big issue.

Can't wait to try it out with film icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh oh more sky pics. I took these on the way home from uni:


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A pic of my work, I borrowed a scissor lift from inside early one morning.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more pictures.. mmm:

Me taking a picture of Shanghai
Going to China by yourself is an exciting and thoroughly satisfying experience but the problem is that you hardly get any photos of yourself. Luckily I have friends in China who were more than happy to help. icon_smile.gif



Sunset in Shanghai
Despite it being very smoggy on most days of the year, there are times when the smog lifts and the city becomes quite magical.


Panorama of Nanjing
Youknow, even though there being 1.8 billion people in China, it is actually not that crowded. This is a typical scene at the main train station in Nanjing. Where are all the people?? icon_smile.gif


Public Transport (Bus) in Nanjing
The public transport in China is just as surprisingly good as them not being overcrowded. You'd think you'd squashing in to every bus, train and ferry.. but this is definitely not the case. They have their peak hour just like every place but other than that, it's fine and even during the peak hours it doesn't get any worse than a Sydney peak hour.

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I was taking out some rubbish and noticed a beer bottle in one of our camellia bushes, I grab it out to throw it in the bin, and BAM! Ants start crawling out of some kind of nest they've made in there!




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So on Saturday while driving around checking the surf, i was talking to a mate about the wave situation for the next day, then we made the call to head down the coast. Basically down the east coast of Australia has really good waves, with little to no crowds in comparison to Sydney.

We left at 4am, got down around 7 and stayed till around midday. Since I was sick all week i decided to not risk getting sucked back into the cycle of sickness and chose to shoot.

One of my mates who I went down with was using his underwater housing to shoot, so had no need for his 70-200 f4 so i used that. Its a really sharp lens, and I can imagine with a 1.4x extender, it would be unstoppable.

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and now Canon 70-200 f4 + 1.4 extender.


So you are one of the crew of boogers that come and crowd out one of my locals. icon_twisted.gif

look familiar?


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Public Transport (Bus) in Nanjing
The public transport in China is just as surprisingly good as them not being overcrowded. You'd think you'd squashing in to every bus, train and ferry.. but this is definitely not the case. They have their peak hour just like every place but other than that, it's fine and even during the peak hours it doesn't get any worse than a Sydney peak hour.


Man..those busses look about 10000 X better than the ones in Guangzhou icon_sad.gif

And peak hour there is pretty much hell.
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Public Transport (Bus) in Nanjing
The public transport in China is just as surprisingly good as them not being overcrowded. You'd think you'd squashing in to every bus, train and ferry.. but this is definitely not the case. They have their peak hour just like every place but other than that, it's fine and even during the peak hours it doesn't get any worse than a Sydney peak hour.
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Man..those busses look about 10000 X better than the ones in Guangzhou icon_sad.gif

And peak hour there is pretty much hell.


Haha yer.. the buses in Xi'an and Chengdu definitely weren't as nice as the ones in Nanjing. When I arrived at Nanjing, I took the bus from the train station to my hostel.. That bus was very, very full.. but trains in Sydney also get that full.. so full that you have to literally squash in or risk falling out as the doors are closing.

There's a youtube video someplace with the perfect example of the bus chaos.. but yer.. Najing is definitely a very nice place to live by comparison to some of the other cities I have been to. If I had the choice, I would live in Hangzhou but Nanjing would be a close second.
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Just a couple of iPhone camera shots.




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oooh.. a new week is here already.. time for 4 more photos:


The Bund Panorama at Night by light487, on Flickr


Waiting for the train from Shanghai to Hangzhou by light487, on Flickr


ChongQing Style Hot Pot, served by my gracious (and cute) host and friend Lulu (not her Chinese name icon_smile.gif) by light487, on Flickr


Even the temples in Shanghai are all lit up! by light487, on Flickr
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