Published on June 19th, 2017 | by Content Admin0
Photographic Society: June 2017 Report
The monthly meeting in June was treated to a presentation of photographs by Yin Wong. All his pictures were taken on a visit to the Yunnan Province of China. Yunnan is a province rarely visited by western tourists. Yin showed a map which explained the location of Yunnan in Southern China. Yin started in Kunming with street scenes showing people in attractive ethnic costume which are normal wear, and not for the benefit of tourists. Different cultures can be identified by exquisitely embroidered colourful regional costumes. A walk through deep caves provided interesting pictures of floodlit rock formations and vast caverns. Followed by pictures showing the “Stone Forest”. Yunnan claims to be the first place ever to drink tea, and is known throughout China for fine quality expensive tea.
The photo tour moved on to Shangrila (known as Zang Din). Here there were monastic buildings on the mountainsides in a regional architectural style, at an altitude of 11,000 feet. Sweeping curved shapes roofs are believed to ward off bad luck. Some interesting photos’ of small Mongolian ponies with riders dressed in regional costume, The area is very fertile, photos of the plentiful supply of fruits and vegetables mean travellers need never go hungry!
The next place to be visited was Li Jian in the Dali region of Tibet, well known to Chinese for its production of jade ornaments and jewellery.
This rarely visited province of China obviously has great potential for keen photographers with its stunning mountain gorges, hillside villages, quaint architecture, street scenes, and photogenic colourfully dressed residents who are willing to be photographed.
21st June. Outdoor photoshoot. Otmoor RSPB Reserve. Meet Aynho 6pm.
5th July. Clubnight Cartwright Hotel Aynho. Beyond auto, take control of your camera. Presented by Bob Brind Surch. All are welcome
Adderbury Deddington and District Photographic Society.