The Memory Man
84 year old Yang Guo Dong was a huge character, with excellent English and memory. Whilst I took his photo, he recounted tails of the Americans in Yunnan during the Second World War.
The Corner House, Xizhou
Mr Zhao and one his chickens
We spent an hour one afternoon waiting for one of Zhao Zhu Min's chickens to lay an egg, all to no avail. During the wait, I shot this photo of 73 year old Mr Zhao with one of his brood.
The Chilli Pepper Man, Xizhou
Step out on the main street in Xizhou, and step back in time. 70 year old Zhang Shao You checks his chillis as they dry in the afternoon sun in the open window of his shop.
The Village Elder's Wife
81 year old Zhang Maoying, in the courtyard of her home in Xizhou.
Lijiang Panorama, Yunnan
The View from 4560m, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yunnan
Naxi Man, Lijiang Old Town, Yunnan
Water Wheels, Lijiang Old Town, Yunnan
Buddhist Monk, Black Dragon Pool Park, Lijiang
All The Tea in...
A typical tea shop, one of so many, in Old Town Lijiang
Saddle Dance, Impressions, Lijiang
Naxi Attire, Old Town Lijiang
Farmer, Banks of the Yangtse, North West Yunnan
Night Market, Old Town Lijiang
Haba Snow Mountain, North West Yunnan
The Yangtse threads its way along the valley floor towards Haba Snow Mountain where it will pass between Haba and Jade Dragon Snow Mountains through the 3500m deep Tiger Leaping Gorge.
The Roofs of the Old Town, Lijiang, Yunnan
Yunnan's Minorities, Impressions, Lijiang
Minority Dance, Impressions, Lijiang
Saddle Dance II, Impressions, Lijiang
Dancing in the Square by Firelight, Old Town Lijiang
Dancers, Impressions, Lijiang
Basket Cases, Impressions, Lijiang
Hawker, Old Town, Lijiang
Proper hawking, not the Hong Kong type!
Wang Gu Pavilion, Lijiang Old Town, Yunnan
Black Dragon Pool Park with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the background. The obligatory tourist shot!
Tree Shadows, Back Dragon Pool Park
Crystal clear waters run from the mountain into the pool and from there run through the Old Town.
Dawn over Changshan, Yunnan
HDR from 3 exposures at -1, 0, +1
Processed in Photoshop, tone mapping in Photomatix with remasking of the foreground in Photoshop
Sunset over Changshan Mountains, Xizhou
HDR from 3 exposures