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Motherland!

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 16, 2007, 7:13 AM
The photography gallery page is good for you. Have some every day!



Hey, I'm taking a photo trip to China starting on October 1. I'll be flying to Beijing, mucking around for a week or so there, then going down to Shanghai for a few days, and then Guangzhou. I'll end up in Hong Kong around the 20th, I think, then off to Bangkok (yes I know it's not in China) on the 24th for a week.

Has anyone been to China before? Do you live there? If you do, can I meet you? What and who should I shoot? Although I'd like to see some of the main sights, I would like to get off the beaten track a bit too. Any suggestions?


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KommandantSven Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
Hey that's cool. I'm living in Guangzhou right now.
Not much to snap photos of in the city besides the typical skyscrapers and hobos.
I would recommend catching a bus out of the city; there's this really huge canyon off somewhere. If you don't mind having loud obnoxious traditional Chinese music blaring over the speakers and lame circus acts going on, then it's worth a shot, I think.

: )
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superkev Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Professional Photographer
Haha yes, I met up with @shutdown in Guangzhou. I didn't do a lot of shooting there, but it was still fun. Thanks!
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In-Apt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Hey Kev, hope you have fun and enjoy your time there.

Sounds like quite the trip, so remember to plan well in advance, and yes, try to meet locals who can show you a bit what's outside the beaten track.



:peace:
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Professional Photographer
thanks man. i'm planning but i'm not planning. i think i want to have lots of flexibility, so that when the locals recommend something, i can be free to go. :)
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:iconmiss-freak-of-nature:
I do not live in China and never been there. well, but you know, if you ever come here, you can count on my help ;)

ps.....thankies for feat. Kev :smooch:
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Professional Photographer
woohoo i know where my next trip will be. home of the best flower vases on the planet :P
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Have a wonderful, and safe, trip my friend :hug: Not my fav part of the world for personal reasons but I can see it through your photos since I will never travel there =)
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
thanks :)
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unflamable Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Hey Kev, I went to Beijing before it was awesome - just don't miss out on the great wall, it's worth the climb to the top - i was told there is a chinese saying that if you make it to the top of the wall you are considered a man :D. Anyways I have a friend who lives in Guangzhou @shutdown so if you need help note him. You'll be in Bkk on Oct 24th? I'll try flying down from Chiang Mai, maybe we can go around Bkk doing a shoot.
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional Photographer
Sounds good bro. I'm in touch with @shutdown. $chix0r told me about him :)
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R-B Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007   Digital Artist
sounds cool, have a fun and safe trip :)
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional Photographer
will do. thanks! :salute:
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
K-Man! You're going to have a fab time. I look forward to the pictures and stories from your travels.

:aww:
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:iconsuperkev:
superkev Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional Photographer
thanks chai :hug:
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Dragon168 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
welcome to Guangzhou, please call me if you like, I would really want to meet you !!

my phone: 13802951722 any time.
thanks.

Leslie
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional Photographer
that would be awesome. i will call you for sure. thanks!
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99thbone Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
whatever it is -- let the adventure be created as you walk through every street -- later days
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional Photographer
thanks my friend.
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weefactory Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Student Digital Artist
i was in China recently! but i was in Chengdu, unfortunately not the places u mention above...probably u can try taking street photos of local people, just a suggestion try to explore rural areas because i have tried and discover things that i never saw in modern city! :) just some suggestions:)
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional Photographer
yep, i'm looking forward to doing that. i will take some buses and trains into the country for sure. thanks! :)
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cdaile Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
sorry.. australia here :D and you're welcome anytime! have a very safe trip kev :hug:
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
:hug: thanks!
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:iconamour-etranger:
amour-etranger Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007   Photographer
best wishes, have a great trip!
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
:hug: i will try!
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VoodooBiatch Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
UR FINALLY GOING!!!
ITS WONDERFUL!!!!!!!
eat LOADS! mmmmmmmmmmm
:glomp:
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:iconsuperkev:
superkev Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
:D yep definitely. i tell people i'm going there to take pictures, but secretly i'm going for the food :hungry:
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VoodooBiatch Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
~faints

OH MAN OH MANN Im super excited for you!!!!!!!!
lajsdalksjdw ahhhhhhhhh hmmmmmmmmmmmmm do you know anyone in HK that can show u around the food market?
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:iconsuperkev:
superkev Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
not yet! but i think if there's food involved, i might be able to smell it out :P when are you going back to HK?
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VoodooBiatch Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Hopefully this SUMMER!

Since Uni started for me I'd be pretty bizzeh, OH HOW YOU ARE GOING TO have soo much fun, Go to Macow too!!! And um um um Thaliand and anda dIndonesnais I CANT type Im so excited!
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
lol you're the funniest. i'm definitely going to stop by macau. i think i'll spend a night there before hopping on a hydrofoil to HK. and i'll be spending the last week of my trip in thailand. i've been reading about the food... learning how to say things in my mandarin phrase book too. ooooh yeah!
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VoodooBiatch Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
I can FEEELLL the presseence readitaing off of my mon. right now. THE EXCITEMENT!!! gaaaaaaaaahhhh

I can totally see u dwevle into it all! immmm so excited ;-;
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Argocat8 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Our department of foreign affairs offers this advice for China [link]

note the photographing of government buildings is forbidden without permission.

You'll get plenty of attention if you carry a nice camera so be prepared for people asking for "donations" and stuff.

Other than that, very jealous. Have fun!
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
woohoo. thanks for the advice. i'll keep a bad-ass expression so that no one will mess with me :P
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Argocat8 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
heheh bad to tha bone, that's you Kev ;)
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stmarc Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
I'll expand on "the photographing of government buildings is forbidden."

Much like here in the US, the rule is "If a government flunky says it's against the rules, it is unless you have enough clout and/or money to make them follow the actual rules."

However, unless you're a billionaire or a party official, in China, you don't have enough clout and/or money, period. It's the same bar, it's just much higher.

M
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CathieHeart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Oh you'll be having fun again, hopefully the weather won't be as stifling as your last trip there. I don't know how you coped with the heat, even if you did walk slowly and adopt the way of the locals while there.

:hug:
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
yep. i'm heat resistant. :)
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hesitation Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! October 1! that's so soon! exciting :)
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
i know! :bounce:
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neo-the-foxycoon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
enjoy yourself dont go missing
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
i'll try not to. i'll keep an eye on myself at all times :Nod:
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ViperStrike Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007   Photographer
Hmm...I'm looking into a China trip this summer...as Europe seems to be out of reach until the dollar comes to a bit more of a level playing ground with the Euro.
I'm curious how you end up doing your trip.
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
me too :)
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JamesBardolph Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Have fun fella
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
thanks bro
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thegnat Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
China and those other places. Whoa! That's quite the photo trip you have ahead of yourself :nod:

I hope you have fun and well, take lots of pictures. I know your watchers are already antsy to see what you whip up.

<3
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
i can't wait. thanks!
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rubberman542 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007   Photographer
Thanks so much for the feature, and have a great trip.

In Hong Kong the "Chi Lin Nunnery" is quite beautiful and nothing beats the view from the harbor at night
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superkev Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
good suggestion. thanks :)
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