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2016-03-27
2285. China 1979.



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16 times
2285. A park in the countryside 1.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2016-03-20
2284. China 1979.



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12 times
2284. Every time our bus stopped somewhere a crowd of watchers would gather.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2016-03-13
2283. China 1979.



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2283. Woman making briquettes from slack.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2016-03-06
2282. China 1979.



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15 times
2282. People in the street 5.
The streets in 1972: cyclists and pedestrians.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2016-02-28
2281. China 1979.



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11 times
2281. People in the street 4.
Interested schoolchildren who were eager to practise their English.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2016-02-21
2280. China 1979.



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2280. People in the street 3.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2016-02-14
2279. China 1979.



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2279. In the countryside 7.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2016-02-07
2278. China 1979.



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2278. In the countryside 6.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2016-01-31
2277. China 1979.



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2277. People in the street 2.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2016-01-24
2276. China 1979.



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14 times
2276. People in the street 1.
People were often sitting in front of their houses.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2016-01-17
2275. China 1979.



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2275. People in a park 6.
Still more tea.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2016-01-10
2274. China 1979.



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2274. People in a park 5.
Here again the inseparable cup of tea.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2016-01-03
2273. China 1979.



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2273. People in a park 4.
Usually people took a thermos bottle with tea along.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)

The alphabet as seen from space:
http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2016/01/04/het-alfabet-vanuit-de-ru...


2015-12-27
2272. China 1979.



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2271. People in a park 3.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-12-20
2271. China 1979.



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2271. People in a park 2.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-12-13
2270. China 1979.



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2270. People in a park 1.
Tai-chi was very often done in the street.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-12-06
2269. China 1979.



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2269. The interior.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-11-29
2268. China 1979.



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2268. This car was made in China.
At that time I thougt it was an ugly vehicle, now it has a certain retro charm.
In 1979 cars were exclusively government property.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-11-22
2267. China 1979.



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2267. The planes were usually Russian made.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-11-15
2266. China 1979.



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2266. There was a relaxed atmosphere at the airports, going close to the planes was no problem.

Two days ago there were the terrorist attacks in Paris.
Times have changed, I don't think that I can get close to planes anymore anywhere in the world.

China, Summer 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-11-08
2265. China 1979.



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2265. Paddy fields as far as the eye can see.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-11-01
2264. China 1979.



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2264. Starting of the engines, it didn't cheer us up.
The flight went without problems.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-10-25
2263. China 1979.



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2263. At the airports we still went on board the old-fashioned way.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-10-18
2262. China 1979.



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2262. In 1979 China was still a bicycle country with reasonably clean air in the cities, that has totally changed.
The fringe on the bar is not only for decoration, children were often, in sidesaddle style, transported on it.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-10-11
2261. China 1979.



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2261. Farm with private swimming pool.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-10-04
2260. China 1979.



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2260. The man who showed us around on the farm is washing his hands in the stream.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-09-27
2258. China 1979.



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2258. In the countryside 5.
The buffaloes take a well-earned bath after working hard.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-09-20
2257. China 1979.



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2257. In the countryside 4.
The liquid manure is spread manually.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-09-13
2256. China 1979.



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2256. In the countryside 3. China, Summer, 1979.
The harvest of rice straw.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-09-06
2255. China 1979.



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2255. In the countryside 2.
Almost everything was transported by bicycle.
The children are having fun in their swimming pool.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2015-08-30
2254. China 1979.



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2254. In the countryside 1.
Rice being dried in the sun.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-08-23
2253. China 1979.



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2253. Courtyard 3.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-08-16
2252. China 1979.



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2252. Courtyard 2.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-08-09
2251. China 1979.



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2251. Courtyard 1.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-08-02
2250. China 1979.



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2250. A dental practice.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-07-26
2249. China 1979.



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2249. A proud father.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-07-19
2248. China 1979.



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2248. Two Chinese girls watching our group.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-07-12
2247. China 1979.



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2247. Aqueduct for the transportation of water for irrigation 2.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-07-05
2246. China 1979.



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2246. Aqueduct for the transportation of water for irrigation.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-06-28
2245. China 1979.



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2245. Worker at a tea plantation.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-06-21
2244. China 1979.



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2244. On arrival at a tea plantation, tea was ready.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2015-06-14
2243. China 1979.



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2243. The hotel garden.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-06-07
2242. China 1979.



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2242. The corridor in our hotel.
There was always a thermos with hot water and a container with delicious Chinese tea in the room.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-06-01
2241. China 1979.



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2241. View from the hotel window.
The scaffolding is made of bamboo.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)



2015-05-30
2240. China 1979.



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2240. Boat excursion 7.
The cheerful crew 2.
Shock and surprise when she noticed that I was taking a picture, after that a laughter by everybody.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-05-28
2239. China 1979.



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2239. Boat excursion 7.
The cheerful crew.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-05-26
2238. China 1979.



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2238. Boat excursion 6.
On the bridge.
The large tea mugs could be seen everywhere.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-05-24
2238. China 1979.



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2238. Boat excursion 5.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-05-22
2237. China 1979.



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2237. Boat excursion 4.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-05-20
2236. China 1979.



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14 times
2236. Boat excursion 3.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-05-18
2235. China.



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2235. Boat excursion 2.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-05-16
2234. China.



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2234. Boat excursion 1.
Ferry passengers.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-05-14
2233. China.



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2233. From the bus we saw this scene.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-05-12
2232. China.



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2232. Courtyard 3.
In bamboo country real bamboo was apparently not beautiful enough.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-05-10
2231. China.



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2231. Here again very busy streets, no cars but lots of bicycles.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-05-08
2230. China.



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2230. The streets were Always busy.
On the counter on the left you can see an abacus.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-05-06
2229. China.



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2229. "Overseas Chinese" meaning the Taiwanese.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-05-04
2228. China.



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2228. Everybody was watching the birdy instead of me.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-05-02
2227. China.



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2227. A penny for his thoughts.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-04-30
2226. China.



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2226. A workshop for the making of souvenirs 2.

China, Summer, 1979.
Ektachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-04-28
2225. China.



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2225. A workshop for the making of souvenirs 1.

China, Summer, 1979.
Ektachrome dia.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-04-26
2224. China.



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2224. A proud grandfather.
People were very open and were usually very willing to pose for a picture.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-04-24
2223. China.



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2223. Say cheese!

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-04-22
2222. China.



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2222. Courtyard 2.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-04-20
2221. China.



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2221. Mother or older sister?

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-04-18
2220. China.



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2220. Grandfather with grandchild.
Grandpa was quite occupied with the adventurous child.
Note also the slippers and the bamboo fence.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-04-16
2219. China.



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2219. Courtyard 1.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-04-14
2218. China.



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2218. Canal in Guangzhou 2.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-04-12
2217. China.



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2217. Houses alongside a canal.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)

The difference between your eye and a camera.
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/eye-vs-camera-michael-mauser?utm_s...


2015-04-10
2216. China.



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2216. In 1979 there was no tourism yet in China.
The Cultural Revolution was only a few years ago.
Free-ranging foreigners were still very rare.
One of my fellow-travellers went for a walk and was stared at in amazement by a crowd of dozens of people.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-04-08
2215. China.



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2215. Radiating happiness.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-04-06
2214. China.



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2214. Taking pictures of people was never a problem, the Chinese were keen photographers themselves.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-04-04
2213. China.



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2213. Street vendor.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-04-02
2212. China.



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2212. Canal in Guangzhou 2.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-03-31
2211. China.



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2211. Canal in Guangzhou 1.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-03-29
2210. China.



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2210. Guangzhou 3.

A beautiful public park alongside a canal.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-03-27
2209. China.



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2209. Rice field 4.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-03-25
2208. China.



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2208. Rice field 3.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-03-23
2207. China.



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2207. Rice field 2.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-03-21
2206. China.



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2206. Rice field 1.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-03-19
2205. China.



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2205. Guangzhou 2.

It was sweltering and it was drizzling, the ideal combination for drenched clothes.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-03-17
2204. China.



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2204. Guangzhou (formerly called Canton) 1.

As far as I know there were no private cars in 1979, only government vehicles. The cyclist used there cycle bells continuously. Also the air was still reasonably clean.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-03-15
2203. China.



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2203. At the border between Hong Kong and China 2.

I asked the customs-official if I could take a picture: no problem.
The first surprise in a country that was a lot more relaxed than I had expected.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2015-03-13
2202. China.



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2202. At the border between Hong Kong and China 1.

In the summer of 1979 I travelled through the People's Republic of China.
The trip went from Hong Kong by plain and train via several cities to Peking.
From Peking I took the Trans Siberia Express through Mongolia en the USSR back to the Netherlands.

China, Summer, 1979.
Kodachrome slide.
( Copyright: Henk Bakker)


2004-03-10
143. Guangzhou, China, summer 1979



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143. "People nr. 10"
When I motioned that I wanted to take their picture, the parents nodded in agreement and moved to the side. They probably thought that I wanted to photograph their child. The protective, proud look in their eyes speaks volumes.
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Most pictures from the series "People" are from 35mm slides. My scanner (HP scanjet 5470c) is not very good for slides. I'm very dissatisfied by the quality. The original slides are sharp and rich in colour. The lamp is too weak, so I have to raise the level too much and the light is too blue for slides. I'll just take the loss in quality for granted because I'm primarily interested in the feeling and secondarily in the quality.





2004-03-08
142. Guangzhou, China, summer 1979



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142. "People nr. 9"
In Guangzhou (formerly Canton) I took some pictures of a group of children, after a while they fortunately didn't pay attention to me anymore. The boy on the left probably thought he was very interesting because he tried to get into every picture.
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Especially the "Nudes" and the "Landscapes" of the artist Deborah Batt I like very much:
http://www.deborah-batt.com/



2003-12-01
93. Beijing, China, 1979.



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93. "Water nr. 15" and "People nr. 3"
This picture is technically far from perfect, still I want to show it because it conveys the atmosphere very well. It was heavily clouded during a downpour and under the trees there was hardly any light. In Holland we associate rain with cold weather but here it was over 30 degrees centigrade, that's why the cameralens was slightly fogged. The very busy street with thousands of cyclists and pedestrians was almost deserted within a minute. I used a Kodachrome slide film with ISO 64. This is not an ideal film for low light situations. The camera was handheld and I used a large aperture with a long shutterspeed.
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