A month backpacking China.

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  1. White Rhino

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    Last April I spent tripping around China, starting is Hong Kong and heading in a somewhat westerly fasion all the way to "unofficial" Tibet.

    Working through 3300 images is taking some time but I'm about halfway now - more shots here. All shots were taken with 5D & 24-105.

    Day (night) 1 in Hong Kong didn't go exaclty to plan. A credit card eating machine in the Airport left me with AU$30 - wasn't going to last me long but made it all more memorable :) - until VISA sent through some cash.

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    1. Bank Of China, Level 43 Observation Deck, Central - 24mm f/8 1/50s ISO200.

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    2. Church Gate, Central - 93mm f/5 1/80s ISO100.

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    3. Hong Kong from Victoria Peak - 24mm f/16 1/50s ISO100.

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    4. Harbour Watching, Tsim Sha Tsui - 35mm f/6.3 1/50s ISO250.

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    5. Star Ferry Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui - 24mm f/11 1/30s ISO250.

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    6. Bruce Lee on the Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui - 105mm f/4 1/8s ISO800.

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    7. Symphony of Lights, Hong Kong - 24mm f/4 1/8s ISO800.

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    8. Pedestrian crossing to Chungking Mansion, Tsim Sha Tsui - 24mm f/4 1/320s ISO800.

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    9. Washing, Mirador Mansion, Tsim Sha Tsui - 24mm f/10s 1/50 ISO100.

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    10. Bus Stop, Cross Harbour Tunnel, Hung Hom - 105mm f/11 1/25s ISO100.


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  2. mute

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    All great pics mate, nice work :thumbup:

    24-105 seems like the perfect general purpose lens on a 5D
     
  3. salmon

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    I realy love #2 and #7 all look great hard to pick a favorite
     
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    mmm, home.

    #2 is awesome
     
  5. Lt. Sniper

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    Wow! Nice shots there, looks like it was an awesome trip!
     
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    Nice shots :)

    I can't get over that gate though lol - it looks like the church has suffered an attack from an 8-bit computer game.
     
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    Ahhhh love these photos, brings me back to when I went to Hong Kong.

    You were pretty lucky, when I went the city was blanketed in smoke coming from china.
     
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    Love shot number 7! Looks awesome!
     
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    number 2 is my pick, love how it looks so perfect, almost drawn there.
     
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    nice pics. I think the travel bug is biting me again.!
    nice and clear.. excellent travel pics.
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys.
    The bright yellow of the church gate was a common feature on and around all sorts of driveway/tunnel entrances but its use here was definately the most visually appetising.

    mute: 25-105 was perfect 99% of the time. The 16-35 would have been nice to capture the full landscape but I ended up doing quite few handheld panos most of which have turned out very well considering.

    buism: Surprisingly when I was there a month later it was a cloud free sky but you still couldn't see any further.

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    Part II: Yangshuo

    A 24 hour delay in Shenzhen made for a sucky journey from Hong Kong to Yangshuo. Spent the night outside the train station with a buch of local so was kinda interesting. I was glad to finally arrive in Yangshuo though and be surrounded by some incredible scenery even if it was cloudy... for a week :s.

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    1. Common Truck, Yangshuo, Guangxi - 92mm f/7.1 1/50s ISO100.

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    2. Drab alley off West St, Yangshuo, Guangxi - 40mm f/4 1/30s ISO400.

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    3. Trike, Yangshuo, Guangxi - 67mm f/4 1/30s ISO400.

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    4. West St night shopping, Yangshuo, Guangxi - 105mm f/4 1/25s ISO1250.

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    5. Ploughing, near Yangshuo, Guangxi - 60mm f/7.1 1/125s ISO320.

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    6. Yulong River Valley, (Halfway up a krast peak) near Yangshuo, Guangxi - 24mm f/1 1/200s ISO320.

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  13. ominae

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    awesome mate, China is a really beautiful place
     
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    great pics. thanks for sharing :thumbup:

    can't believe how tall bruce lees head is.
     
  15. mute

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    Nice shots yet again

    I'm checking out your flickr now, some more good ones in there as well :thumbup:
     
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    What the?

    I thought Pic 2 was photoshopped.. then I read your comments.. it's actually real??

    What the!????!? :shock:
     
  17. Arch-Angel

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    Great shots mate, and I'm very envious of your trip!

    #3 of the second set (the trike) is the standout shot for me. :thumbup:
     
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    Fantastic photos White Rhino, I'm looking forward to your next update. :)
     
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    fantastic shots mate, i've offered a few comments on your flickr too.

    could i get a 1280x1024 of number 6 of the first set? the bruce lee one? would be tops if i could... :)
     
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    Great work there white_rhino.
     

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