PHOTO SERIES : 35mm on a China Trip

written by Carolyn Chon December 5, 2014

I managed with two and a half camera for this epic overland trip – the Sony Nex 6 (borrowed), Nikon FM2 and of course my mobile phone (which makes the half). Whatever photos you’ve seen on the Traveling on Trains series are photos from the Sony, I figured I should also share some of my film shots and shots from the phone as they do portray different colours. In fact, with my phone shots, I took heck a lot more photos! Enough talking, here’s the series of photos from the Nikon who hitched a ride with me through China. Always love the real unedited colours shot on film!

Erhai Lake, Dali - Yunnan Province.

Erhai Lake, Dali – Yunnan Province.

Erhai Lake Bank, Dali - Yunnan Province.

Erhai Lake Bank, Dali – Yunnan Province.

Catch of the day! Erhai Lake.

Catch of the day! Erhai Lake.

Ladies carry their weight too.

Ladies carry their weight too.

That's a whole lot of catch.

That’s a whole lot of catch!

Is this boss man?

Is this boss man?

Cycled around random villages nearby the lake.

Cycled around random villages nearby the lake.

Dali is quite charming, especially if you make the effort to get out of the touristy town centre.

Dali is quite charming, especially if you make the effort to get out of the touristy town centre.

We asked for permission and this nice grandpa let us take a photo of him and his (unwilling) grand daughter.

We asked for permission and this nice grandpa let us take a photo of him and his (unwilling) grand daughter.

This small little village was inhabited with mostly elderly people and most of them are farmers.

This small little village was inhabited with mostly elderly people and most of them are farmers.

Paddy field with a view.

Paddy field with a view.

In the middle of it all, there stood a well dressed elderly farmer...looking over his field.

In the middle of it all, there stood a well dressed elderly farmer…looking over his field.

And so, an effort had to be made to take a closer-up shot of him.

And so, an effort had to be made to take a closer-up shot of him.

Seen on Foreigner's Street in Dali.

Seen on Foreigner’s Street in Dali.

More veggies!

More veggies!

Jules with her fake thinking face.

Jules with her fake thinking face.

Views from the train.

Views from the train, please pardon the blur.

Chengdu city aka smog city.

Chengdu city aka smog city.

Stalking mode : ON.

Stalking mode : ON.

Hustle, hustle, hustle.

Hustle, hustle, hustle.

Mao says wassup! Tianfu Square, Chengdu.

Mao says wassup! Tianfu Square, Chengdu.

Smog City.

Smog City.

Yining, Xinjiang Province.

Yining, Xinjiang Province.

Gossip girls.

Gossip girls.

Benched gossip girls.

Benched gossip girls.

These parts of Yining is the most awesome, quirky and charming!

These parts of Yining is the most awesome, quirky and charming!

Flare success!

Flare success!

Lil' charm.

Lil’ charm.

Tumpang boleh?

Tumpang boleh?

Walked into a hospital as well to take a leak.

Walked into a hospital as well to take a leak.

Haunting eh?

Haunting eh?

Lurking around alleyways into people's homes.

Lurking around alleyways into people’s homes.

Smartly dressed ol' fella.

Smartly dressed ol’ fella.

Flaming Mountain (aka Fire Mountain), Turpan.

Flaming Mountain (aka Fire Mountain), Turpan.

That’s all folks!

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