Photo Essay: Yunqi Bamboo-lined Path

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Yunqi Bamboo Path (5D Mk ii, 35mm f/1.4L, 1/160 Sec at f/7.1, ISO 1600)

Some of my favorite photos were taken here at Yunqi, Hangzhou, which is a popular place for the bamboo-lined path.

ABOVE: One of my top favorites from the trip was taking at this entrance to the Yunqi bamboo-lined pathway. This gentlemen was selling some exotic looking fruit/vegitable (I have no idea what it is). I tried to take a photo of him looking at my direction, but overtime I held up my camera, he would look away. After processing the photo, I think him looking way made it look more interesting. I love how this stone carved pillar entrance blends in with the beautifully alined bamboo trees.

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Yunqi Bamboo Path (5D Mk ii, 35mm f/1.4L, 1/100 Sec at f/3.5, ISO 1600)

ABOVE: Another one of my favorite. It’s amazing how a subject can dramatize a shot. I initially shot this without my mother as a subject but felt something was missing. Asked her to sit in and then rest was a masterpiece. I must admit that I didn’t pay attention to my aperture while shooting and made the DOF a bit shallow, causing the bamboo background to blur a bit. Just don’t zoom in!

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Yunqi Bamboo Path (5D Mk ii, 35mm f/1.4L, 1/100 Sec at f/5.6, ISO 1600)

ABOVE: Chinese gargoyles protecting the entrance of the bamboo-lined path? Maybe…

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Yunqi Bamboo Path (5D Mk ii, 35mm f/1.4L, 1/250 Sec at f/5.6, ISO 1600)

ABOVE: Not sure where or what this elderly lady was doing, but somehow we ended up following her the whole way up the bamboo path. Managed to capture bunch of shots of this lady, and love this one particularly on how this lonely figure is surrounded by these beautifully alined bamboo trees.

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2 comments
  1. Angie said:

    Hi,
    Lovely photos!
    I am interested to go to Yunqi bamboo too. May I know how do you get back to the city? The place is like middle of nowhere.

    Thanks

    • There is a local bus that goes from downtown, I’m not sure what number it is but there were three of us so taking a taxi wasn’t too bad. There is a bus stop right in front of the park. Its easier to take the bus for returning back to the city. We were going to do that, but wile waiting for a bus, a taxi drove by so we just took that 🙂

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