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Old Jul 10, 2010, 11:18 AM   #1
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Wife took the car today so I decided to wander back into the local area centre and see what street pickings could be found ! #3 is of a group of men playing cards and sheltering under a canopy in the park. #4 is just a row of shops.
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Old Jul 10, 2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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All about food ! Selling, making & cooking !

#6 is a typical shot of a peasant farmer, they come into the city to sell their vegetables at various shopping centres.
#9 is of two guys selling 'stinky dou fu' (thats the actual name) people think it tastes good but it smells vile !
#10 - our local knife sharpener !
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Old Jul 10, 2010, 11:49 AM   #3
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The second shot here is a sight seen from time to time in China, students write down sad stories and beg for money to continue their studies ... some are true most are fake. The last shot is of a shop cooking 'Mantou' - soft, spongy dumplings.
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Thank you for the look at Shanghai, it's so different than L.A. I love the guy with the dough, a neat shot.
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Nice series Kev. I really enjoy looking at your street shots!
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Old Jul 11, 2010, 1:47 AM   #6
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Thank you GW !

Thanks Harriet - Shanghai is an amazing anomaly, the ultra ultra modern with the traditional, the super super rich and the peasants with less than two pennies to rub together. These shots were taken in a suburb town called Jiuting - just 15 kms (10 miles) from the city centre.
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Great details, wonderful captures of personalities, and such complex moods expressed. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 12:17 PM   #8
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Thank you for your kind comments Mole.

I do enjoy wandering the city looking for something / someone offering something slightly out of the ordinary (even though these scenes are all very normal for my wife who looked at me like I was mad when I proudly showed them to her on my laptop)
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Nice street shots Kevin. I like this form of storytelling photography. I don't practice it nearly as much as I should. You do it admirably!

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Great insight into life in Shanghai--got to get over to China some time. I like the shot with the man and the dough as well. I also love the composition of #4 in the first batch--the uniform row of columns is very appealing. Finally the bags of grains make for an interesting shot as well (nice colors).
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