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I think about travel every single day of my life, so stick with me here while I tell you the story of this image. After my short photography tour ended in Southern China, I hired a private driver to take me places to photograph the scenery, he didn’t speak English and I didn’t speak any kind of Chinese dialect, but anyway we persevered with the use of hand signals, technology and he smoked about a billion cigarettes to keep his stress levels down. All he told me about this place was that there was going to be models hired as fishermen on a beach………..so he dropped me off on this long and winding dirt road in a poor rural village, and pointed down around the corner and off I trudged in the humidity and heat of the dark early morning to this beach, busting to pee and trying to find a suitable bush or sand dune because I saw heaps of other photographers, also trudging in the humidity and heat of the dark early morning and anyway, I got down on the beach to find a cornucopia of fun things to shoot, like a bit beached fishing boat with models hovering in the bow, and some fishermen dragging nets on the shore……….and after a bit of that, I had to get away from all the bloody people!! So I wandered further down the beach to find a stick in the water, underneath a very smoggy yellow orange sky, and it looked fricking amazing. And the best part was, look into he horizon, it is FULL OF STICKS and bamboo poles and wow, I felt peace. And also a little bit dirty because of the smog, but I got over that. The end.
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______________________________________________ 📍: Beidou Village, Xiapu, Fujian, China 📷: Canon 6D 🕶: Canon 16-35mm f4 L IS USM 🔭: Sirui W2204 ◼️: Nisi filters 💡: f11 6s ISO100 35mm
______________________________________________ at Beidou, Fujian, China