Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fish Pond & Vintage Computing - Suzhou, China (Part 2)

In the month of December in 2013, I took a trip to China to visit relatives and to travel places and take photos. On this trip, I visited Jiangsu (江苏), Anhui (安徽), Hong Kong (香港), and Macau (澳门). I took many photos on this trip and I will be splitting them into many parts. I will do my best in these blog post to describe the photos, however due to the lack of map data for China (on Google) and my horrible Chinese, I may not be able to give you too much details on certain things. At the time of visit, the smog in China is very heavy. In many of the photos, you will see what looks to be fog or haze, but it is the smog (pollution) in China. Be warned, that the pollution in China is not at safe levels. I started coughing less than one week into the trip, and I did not recover until the beginning of March this year (2014). Many individuals in China had the same cough I got. If you haven't done so, you can view my vlogs here. I already posted all my vlogs (of the entire trip) on Youtube, but these photos will come out in parts.

12/2013,我去中国旅游。我去了江苏、安徽、香港、和澳门玩。我会把照片分成很多部分。我的中文没有那么好,我不能翻译所有的东西。 我去中国的时候有很大的雾霾。我咳嗽咳了好几个月。我这次旅游也拍了一些视频,你可以在这里看。

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To view my best China photos from this trip, use this link. To view all of my photos from my 2013 China trip, use this link.

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The photos for today are all from Suzhou, Jiangsu, China (苏州, 江苏, 中国). Most of the photos are from a fishing pond, and I got one photo of some vintage computing equipment.


First off, photos from near a fishing pond in Suzhou (苏州) out in the rural area. At the ponds, there was a woman processing cotton by hand. Here are a photo of the cotton out of the shells. I will have more photos of cotton once I get to Anhui (安徽) later in these China photos.  
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 32 29 N 120 48 21 E

 Here is a photo of the person processing the cotton. 

 Black and white process of the photo above. 

This is Chinese hairy crab. A delicacy in Asia. They also raise them at this pond. A meal of this can be very expensive. 

This is what the crabs look like after being cooked. They were very good.  

 Also at the ponds, they grew some Bok Choy. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 32 29 N 120 48 21 E

Now heading toward the fishing ponds. You can see the pollution of China. This is facing a main road (bridge). 
我开始往鱼塘那里走。 你可以看到雾霾。
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 32 29 N 120 48 20 E

Now out at the fishing pond. I thought that bathroom off in the distance made a really nice and simple composition. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 31 32 32 N 120 48 13 E

 Black and white process of the photo above. 

Near one of the piers is a tree wrapped in rope to keep it warm during the winter. I thought it would make a nice composition. 

 Black and white process of the photo above. 

By the end of the day, returning to our relatives house, my grandma says she found one of my dad's old briefcases. It was locked but my dad cracked it open. Inside was many vintage computing equipment. I would have shot more photos, but I was tired. Here are some 5.25" 1.6 MB floppy discs. I didn't open the package because I'm hoping it would gain value later on. :) These are the ones with the hole in the middle. I've only seen one before in a museum. I know what a floppy disc is. I'm not that young. I've used those 3.5" ones as a child. 
找出来了一些很早我爸的电脑产品。这是 5.25" 1.6 MB 软盘。

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed viewing them. Next time I will continue with more photos from Suzhou, Jiangsu, China (苏州, 江苏, 中国) from Tiger Hill (虎丘). Please don't forget to share the blog post with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.


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