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Luzhi Water Town, Jiangsu Province

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  • Luzhi Water Town, Jiangsu Province

    From a land where a common refrain is "too many people", I give you too many photos. All taken with the E-M1 mk 2 and 12-40

    For the following photos, I'm grateful to my friend's wife who took us in her car and showed us around. My holiday was in Shanghai, but Luzhi is really in Suzhou.


    Luzhi Water Town
    by Jason Hindle, on Flickr

    What we liked the about the place? Sure, it can be quite Disneyfied in the manner of the Chinese tourist industry, but get off the beaten path and you soon hear the sounds of Mahjong, singing, and see the hot water sellers* at work.


    Luzhi Water Town
    by Jason Hindle, on Flickr


    Luzhi Water Town
    by Jason Hindle, on Flickr


    Luzhi Water Town
    by Jason Hindle, on Flickr


    Luzhi Water Town
    by Jason Hindle, on Flickr


    Luzhi Water Town
    by Jason Hindle, on Flickr

    The Chinese take their photography rather seriously, so there is a beautiful photographers' hotel. We popped in to ask if they were taking foreign guests (not to be taken for granted - a licence is required for that) but sadly not at this time.

    My hosts, at the photographers' hotel:

    P9300138-Edit by Jason Hindle, on Flickr

    Classic snappers...

    P9300141-Edit by Jason Hindle, on Flickr

    P9300142-Edit by Jason Hindle, on Flickr

    Spot the Seagul!

    P9300146-Edit by Jason Hindle, on Flickr

    A hot water seller...


    The Hot Water Seller
    by Jason Hindle, on Flickr


    P9300161-Edit
    by Jason Hindle, on Flickr


    P9300165-Edit
    by Jason Hindle, on Flickr


    P9300166-Edit
    by Jason Hindle, on Flickr


    P9300176-Edit
    by Jason Hindle, on Flickr


    P9300181-Edit
    by Jason Hindle, on Flickr

    From inside a lovely restaurant (with the aid and an FL-36 and diffuser).


    P9300223-Edit
    by Jason Hindle, on Flickr

    And with it being a national holiday, lots of people around in traditional dress.

    P9300232-Edit by Jason Hindle, on Flickr

    Almost complete set (still need to add some from the Fuji XF10 I had with me), see:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/jason_...57711339009928

    * Many of the older house have no running hot water.

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    Re: Luzhi Water Town, Jiangsu Province

    Good set, very interesting.
    Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
    Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
    Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
    Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
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    • #3
      Re: Luzhi Water Town, Jiangsu Province

      I enjoyed your trip - thanks so much.

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      Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.

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      • #4
        Re: Luzhi Water Town, Jiangsu Province

        A very nice and interesting travelogue. I enjoyed looking.

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        • #5
          Re: Luzhi Water Town, Jiangsu Province

          Venice of the East! Great pictures.
          John

          "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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          • #6
            Re: Luzhi Water Town, Jiangsu Province

            Fascinating, thanks Jason. You have put all that practising in the streets of Manchester to very good use!

            John

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            • #7
              Re: Luzhi Water Town, Jiangsu Province

              Brought back memories of our trip years ago. Nice set of pics.
              sigpicDave

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              • #8
                Re: Luzhi Water Town, Jiangsu Province

                Lovely "street" photos, well taken. And am interesting view of the way of life there....

                I can't see the seagull...………….:-(
                Mark Johnson

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                • #9
                  Re: Luzhi Water Town, Jiangsu Province

                  Thank you for putting this place on my list.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Luzhi Water Town, Jiangsu Province

                    Thanks everyone. There’s more to come!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Luzhi Water Town, Jiangsu Province

                      Lovely set - makes it a place you would want to visit

                      Regards
                      Andy
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                      4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
                      m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
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                      • #12
                        Re: Luzhi Water Town, Jiangsu Province

                        Looking forward to seeing them.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Luzhi Water Town, Jiangsu Province

                          A very impressive and interesting set, Jason.
                          My Flickr

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                          The OM-D E-M1 Mark II * OM-D M5 MkII * XZ2 * XZ1 * E3
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