Nightlife at Jinli Street in Chengdu

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Thanks again to Yu for the great day on Friday.

Here are a few from Jinli Street in Chengdu which is a traditionally styled area in Chengdu which give a more old-fashioned theme. You could almost believe you were a hundred years or so back in time if it wasn't for the Starbucks coffee shop :rolleyes:

I quite enjoy night time shooting. Always find the colours interesting. Nearly all of this is hand held with the ocassional use of a mini flexible tripod.

Anyway, on with the photos...

Entrance to Jinli Street
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This chap is actually doing a light shadow show of traditional Chinese puppets
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Traditional lanterns light the street
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The stalls are locked up by covering the shop front in individual planks of wood, and the last is padlocked to make it secure.
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And finally, once away from all the touristy appearance, you still get an idea of poverty and begging. This is a blind man who busks playing a Chinese harp of some kind I think (he's just putting it away)

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Awesome pictures tfboy. I took a lot of pictures of night life in China as well, but not early as good as these. Think I need to upgrade my lens to something with VR to reduce my camera shake.
 
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Thanks for the comments.
In fact, I decided I didn't like the gorillapod so much for these because I couldn't be bothered to set up a timer shot. Even though I have the SLR zoom, which is one of the stiffest models, a D700 + 24-70 beast is quite a weight and it flexes slightly meaning a bit of movement when you press the shutter release.

It's more the wonders of high ISO performance than steady hands at work :wink:

They're all here if you want to take a look and see the EXIF: http://www.xavimages.com/gallery/9045070_h6YYF
 
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Thanks for the positive comments :smile:

Bigger versions are available from my galleries. Or if you like a particular photo, you can PM me and I can email it to you :smile:
 
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Aha, just find this thread.
Great images, Xavier.

By the way, your website has some problems??, because i cann't add comments in site.
Or, maybe it is my net problems.

Regards,
 
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Aha, just find this thread.
Great images, Xavier.
Thanks, but you deserve some credit too! :smile:
By the way, your website has some problems??, because i cann't add comments in site.
Or, maybe it is my net problems.

Regards,
I think it's OK. I just tried adding a comment and it appears to work. :confused:

If anyone else would like to try, I'm more than happy to delete afterwards if you don't want them to stay :smile:
 

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