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Hidden among the leaves.

Sometimes there is good subject material hidden among the leaves.

Riverboat, River Li, Guangxi Provence

original capture on colour negative film in 1999,  the digital scan was latter processed via Photoshop and Google (formerly Nik Software) Color Efex Pro

Northern Pagoda, Suzhou.

The pagoda dates from the 17th century and offers some good views over the city. It’s part of a temple complex

Master of the nets, Suzhou, China

Established over 2500 years ago, Suzhou is famous for silk production, its gardens,  and according to legend is home to the most beautiful women in China.

Pudong District, Shanghai.

Shanghai has a colourful history with heavy foreign involvement (exploitation) throughout the 19th century.

Lingyin Si, Hangzhou, China.

Lingyin Si,  loosely translated to Temple of the Soul’s Retreat or Temple of Inspired Seclusion is a popular attraction on the outskirts of Hangzhou.

The Autumn Leaf, Hangzhou, China

A foggy morning by the West Lake, Hangzhou, a single, coloured, autumn leaf floats on the lake surface.
Hangzhou is known for a number of things one of them being the West Lake, an artificial lake built around 800AD.

Hangzhou, the West Lake

Hangzhou is known for a number of things one of them being the West Lake, an artificial lake built around 800AD.

snow monkeys

Snow monkeys, Huangshan Mountains, China

The monkeys pictured here were part of a troop numbering probably 40 to 50 individuals and included quite a few very young ones.

Wildlife in China and not a panda in sight

snow monkeys, more correctly macaque monkeys. For several years people have enticed the monkeys to come to the edge of a forest by scattering loose corn for them.

From school kids to senior citizens

The curiosity of the kids was matched by their elders who were only too pleased to pause for a photo.

The red umbrella, Fengjie, China.

A number of classical compositional themes here, the single figure on a “rule of thirds” placement, the single contrasting colour element (the umbrella) against the generally muted earthy tones, the recurring lines, and the rock textures.

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