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Oil Seed Flower Fields.
Now the sun's out
Mountain and pines
Emerging from fog
Misty Zhangjiajie
Sea of clouds 2
Shitan Morning
Sea Of Yellow
Mt. Huangshan Sunrise
West Lake
Simple but contented
Empty seats
等你 Waiting For You
My way, my choice
Roads still busy.
A village
Mountain ranges
We all here
On our way
Snow capped
The first snow
Feeding time
Jinshanling mountains
Jinshanling Sunset 2
Great wall at sunset
Closely guarded
Behind the red walls 4
Between the red Walls 3
Between the red walls 2
Between the red walls
Forbidden City 2
Empty Palace
Empty Palace
Forbidden City
C U in a month
Great Wall of China
Towing
Morning town ride
Aspen trees
repeating footsteps
Last ray
Going
Herding
Horses running
Mongolian Yurt
Tibetan village houses
Reflection 3
Reflections 2
Reflection
Trees & Reflection
Cooking time
To the mountains
Zheduo Mountain
Red Stones
Veiled by fog
Little ants
Wanna be free
Hongcun Morning
Dinner time
Chinese Temple
Reflection
Wuzuhai morning
Sea of Clouds
Flowering trees
Fog's gone
Taking a shot
Through the window
Another village
Artists of tomorrow
Village life
Village morning
Sunset, bridge
Washing
Hongcun morning
Reflection
Stone village
Stone bridge
To the village
Little gate
Lovely reflections
Foggy mountains
Imperial Palace
Chasing A Dream
Burden of Life
Crossing the bridge
Sea of Clouds
The Throne
Palace, my sleeping place
Palace
Deep and Cold
Gate of Supreme Harmony
The Gate of Supreme Harmony 2
Gate of Supreme Harmony 3
Merged as one
Hall of Supreme Harmony
Forest in colours 5
Forest in colours 5
I, between red walls
Forbidden City
Reflections
Fenghuang Old City
Light in the valley
Pine trees on top 3
Pines trees on top 2
Pines trees on top
A rainbow too
Day breaks
Look like a pen
Morning
Morning chores
Bamboo raft
Going to school
Not in operation
Likeng
Likeng, A tourist hotspot
Out to work
Crossing the river
A village
Secluded village
3 generations
Blue Spring 3
A misty morning
Canola field sunset
China
Do you know I'm waiting?
Morning glow
For the tourist
Open for tourists
Field of yellow
Certificates
Chinese antiques
Which way?
The three brothers
Chinese garden at sunset
Sea of clouds
Village at sunrise
Going to work
Preparing for market
Wood for fuel
Preparing for market
Sun drying
Roofs
After a hard day's work
Against an artistic wall
A Chinese village
Ancestral Temple
Waving goodbye
China
A Chinese Village
Chinese traditional house

Oil Seed Flower Fields.

Now the sun's out

The sun's first ray has unveiled the beauty of Zhang-Jia-Jie of China, the has been shrouded by the thick mist of the night moments ago.

Mountain and pines

Emerging from fog

Misty Zhangjiajie

Sea of clouds 2

We were up in the mountains to look down at the sea of clouds in Shitan of Anhui, China. The sun was yet to show his face, but a faint morning glow started emerging.

Shitan Morning

It's morning and the fog was gone, leaving a clear sight of the Shitan village that lies at the foot of the hills. Beyond the distant mountains, the sea of clouds was still visible.

Sea Of Yellow

Mt. Huangshan Sunrise

West Lake

West Lake of China

Simple but contented

A village in China called Wang Chuen where people lived a simple but contented life. After their meal, some were doing their household chores in the pond while others took a leisure walk along the narrow path, never worrying what happened beyond their walls.

Empty seats

等你 Waiting For You

天上有鵲橋相會,期待人間與你長廊重聚。 Whilst deities can meet through a celestial bridge of birds in heaven, I beseech to seeing you in this long corridor.

My way, my choice

a boatman rowing his boat alone in the river towards home during sunset

Roads still busy.

Mountain ranges around Minya Konka. Traffic was still somewhat heavy in this steep and slippery mountain roads.

A village

Mountain ranges

Mountain ranges around Minya Konka

We all here

people arrived in drove for the snow up in the mountains around Minya Konka.

On our way

continued with the travel to the Minya Konka Region in one morning.

Snow capped

The first snow

I visited this place in early October, and it was covered in white with the recent fall of snow.

Feeding time

Jinshanling mountains

Mountain ranges at Jinshanling at sunset. More at my facebook pages.

Jinshanling Sunset 2

Sunset at Jinshanling Great Wall.

Great wall at sunset

The Jinshanling Great Wall at sunset

Closely guarded

The Tiananmen Square came to the breaking news again despite it is a place heavily guarded. For more photos, please visit my facebook page

Behind the red walls 4

Behind the red walls once lived the emperors who ruled in the name of heaven. Please refer to https://www.facebook.com/ElkynzPhotos for more photos in the series.

Between the red Walls 3

There is a row of seats between the walls for people to relax a bit.

Between the red walls 2

A passage between 2 huge red walls inside the Forbidden City of Beijing. More photos of the Imperial City in https://www.facebook.com/ElkynzPhotos

Between the red walls

The wall of the Forbidden City are red. Red color to the Chinese is good luck and has to ability to frighten evil away. A girl was captured when she was just coming out from a passage between two red walls of the Imperial Palace. For more photo of the series, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/ElkynzPhotos

Forbidden City 2

Lucky to have arrived here in a fine day. It's nice to spend a day or half to this place where one man once had supreme power and ruled the entire country in his own accord. Please refer to https://www.facebook.com/ElkynzPhotos for more photos

Empty Palace

The imperial palace was empty of emperors now, but to my amazement, there was not a tourist around in an ordinary day like that day. Not a soul was in sight....but, oh man, heaps and heaps were at my back.

Empty Palace

The imperial palace was empty of emperors now, but to my amazement, there was not a tourist around in an ordinary day like that day. Not a soul was in sight....but, oh man, heaps and heaps were at my back.

Forbidden City

The Imperial Palace of the Sung and Ching Dynasties of China, now a museum.

C U in a month

On the move again for some pictures, will be back in about a month's time. Miss all the great people here.

Great Wall of China

Towing

Morning town ride

Phoenix Old City of China.

Aspen trees

Aspens tree lining up the hills were at their best colors during autumn in Inner Mongolia of China.

repeating footsteps

Horses walking in files along a pasture in Inner Mongolia of China X 2

Last ray

The sun was coming down and the birds returned with the last ray.

Going

A flock of sheep is going home. Some more photos of the sheep in my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ElkynzPhtots

Herding

A woman was herding her flock of sheep to pasture. Some more photos of the same series are in my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ElkynzPhotos

Horses running

Horses running across a river one morning in Inner Mongolia.

Mongolian Yurt

This photo was taken last year around Oct in Wulanbutong of Inner Mongolia of China. It was autumn by that time.

Tibetan village houses

The first snow is covering a village in Kangding, Sichuan, China

Reflection 3

still continues on the reflection of

Reflections 2

The trees were beautiful with their fall colors, but if you there too in Wuxu Haizi of China, you will probably agree with me that the reflections were even more beautiful.

Reflection

Wuzu Haizi in Sichuan of China is a lake surrounded by beautiful trees, and when the time is right, their reflection is as vivid as the trees themselves. The girl in the picture is one the the tourist guides who took us there one morning last October, and when she was posing for the others, I took a shot as well.

Trees & Reflection

Lovely trees on the mountain side of Wuzu Haizi in Sichuan of China.

Cooking time

People living in some country side area of China continues to use wood as fuel, and by the smoke coming out, we know that they are now cooking.

To the mountains

A few horsemen were riding towards the mountains.

Zheduo Mountain

Mount Zheduo of Sichuan in China is 4298m above sea level .

Red Stones

It is a river bank where the rocks are tinted with red. The color is coming from some kind of fungus living on the surface of the rock.

Veiled by fog

It was raining and foggy on the day I visited Hailuogau Glacier Forrest Park. We always hoped for fine weather, but sometimes, rain and foggy could provide lovely mood for photos.

Little ants

Poeple negotiating the Hailuogou Glacier in the Hailuogou Glacier Forrest Park of China were like little ants.

Wanna be free

The land was now covered with snow, while the horse was tied and restrained. Obviously freedom was somewhat this horse could be dreamed of at the moment.

Hongcun Morning

It was morning in Hongcun, a favorite hot tourist spot in Anhui Province of China. You might say that morning was the only time of the day to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the place, yes, the time before the tourists were coming in.

Dinner time

Sheep were having their dinner before the sun went down.

Chinese Temple

A Chinese temple of Tao religion in Chengdu of China.

Reflection

Wuzuhai in China is a lake famous for reflections. It is a black and white photos of some tree branches and their reflections .

Wuzuhai morning

The reflection in the Lake of Wuzuhai of China.

Sea of Clouds

Sea of clouds at Shitan of Anhui, China, as looked down from a mountain.

Flowering trees

It was in Anhui of China when I saw thiese trees with small white flowers. They looked great in the setting sun in the company of others.

Fog's gone

Now that the fog has gone with the sun coming out. Below the hills is a village surrounded by fields. Not much movement yet.

Taking a shot

rows of canola were planted along the hill slope, and people were having pictures around under the morning sun.

Through the window

Village living as seen from a window in Anhui of China and you can say, life is relatively simple there.

Another village

We went to Locun in Huangshan District, Anhui of China anther morning for sunrise shoot. The place was quiet and peaceful, and well protected by the surrounding layers of mountains

Artists of tomorrow

Young people were practicing painting in front of a pond somewhere near Hongcun of Huangshan district in China.

Village life

It was late afternoon, and all activities seemed to have stopped. Villagers sat by the door front chatting or enjoying the quietness of the vicinity....an easy and simple lifestyle. Most people are farmers or small shop owners running business in houses with red lanterns in front.

Village morning

A morning scene of a small village in Anhui of China.

Sunset, bridge

Hongcun of China at sunset. This bridge is the main route connecting the village and the outside world.

Washing

It's time to prepare dinner and a woman was seen washing vegetable outside her home. Hongcun is one of the oldest villages in China and at the moment, a World Heritage Site. The pond of water is coming from underground and villagers' livelihood depend entirely on it.

Hongcun morning

It was day break in Hongcun of Anhui, China. Before the sun rises, tourists begin to pour in, making this quiet World Heritage Site into a busy place.

Reflection

Hongcun of Anhui, China.

Stone village

It was a morning scene of the Stone village in China. Merged with the morning fog is the smoke coming out from the chimneys, indicating that people of the village were now preparing breakfast for another new day.

Stone bridge

This stone bridge provides the major connection between Hongcun of Anhui and the outside world. The morning sun makes a good reflection of it in the quiet pond underneath.

To the village

before we arrived to the village, we had to walk through a path between the canola oil see plants. By that time, the flowers were blooming vigorously filling thus the entire scene with yellowish colors.

Little gate

In the midst of the canola fields is a little wooden gate that leads to the back door of a village house. The oil seed flowers are in full bloom and hence laced the field with bright yellowish colors.

Lovely reflections

We came to Hongcun mainly for the reflection of these old Chinese village buildings and houses. No matter what hours of the day, you will not leave empty handed.

Foggy mountains

An overnight fall of snow followed by a morning of thick fog made the mountains looked mysteriously beautiful. It was taken in Kongding of China.

Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace now turned into the Palace Museum of Beijing is a favorite spots for visitors all over the world. It was a luck day for me as not every day in Beijing you can see a blue sky with clouds.

Chasing A Dream

Chasing A Dream Run, run and run, to chase, to pursue and to excel Over the mountains, down the rivers and on the plain Not for glory, nor for fame, but for a tomorrow Yet unknown, for a dream yet to eventuate..........

Burden of Life

Porters were carrying load of supply up the mountains of Huangshan in China as there is no direction means of transport. Life is not easy as one can imagine how hard is take these loads of burden while climbing a long flight of stairs. They stop momentarily to retrieve their breathe, but one thing, they never look back. Burdens of Life They crawl up the mountains And they do the stairs, With heavy loads on their shoulders Yet bravely they go, their way Without ever looking back. Burdens of life, the yoke of time, Some for country they render thier services, while some for their lives, Some for his family and some for love The burdens are there as always Waiting for you to face them. Some tackle with bravery, others retreat, Some welcome with open arms, others ignore. I've been climbing those stairs And thought I've already reached the top. But before I can release my load, My fate adds me even more. It's yet another heaps of stairs A long flight without end I know. Edwin Leung

Crossing the bridge

Two women were spotted crossing a bridge in China.

Sea of Clouds

One early morning in China when we were lucky enough to see a sea of clouds in front of us.

The Throne

It was the throne of the Emperor of the Ching Dynasty in China. It was the place where the emperor met its imperial officers everyday with regard to the running of the whole empire.

Palace, my sleeping place

A woman was sleeping soundly in the Forbidden Palace of China.

Palace

A side view of the wall of the Imperial Palace of Beijing, China.

Deep and Cold

We used to say, life inside the Imperial Palace was cold like the deep blue sea. Women of the emperor might live here, and they could be, not seeing the emperor during their life time, or a best, one or two times if lucky.

Gate of Supreme Harmony

The main entrance to the Imperial Palace in Beijing of China. It had been the place for the emperors of the Ming and Ching Dynasties.

The Gate of Supreme Harmony 2

The forecourt of the Imperial Palace, with the Gate of Supreme Harmony as the main entrance for use by the emperors.

Gate of Supreme Harmony 3

The lion statue signifying the emperor's absolute power outside the gate of Supreme Harmony of the once Forbidden City own Beijing of China.

Merged as one

Reflection in water, with the clouds, trees and water emerged as one

Hall of Supreme Harmony

"The Hall of Supreme Harmony rises some 30 meters above the level of the surrounding square. It is the ceremonial center of imperial power, and the largest surviving wooden structure in China"

Forest in colours 5

The still water that is so clear that it provide a good mirror effect to the trees growing above.

Forest in colours 5

It was a lovely morning with blue sky. The trees in the mountains were in their best colors, and credit to the lake beneath, they made beautiful reflections.

I, between red walls

Just imagine that there is a girl with a violin standing between the two long red walls inside the Forbidden City of China. The walls and corridor are deep and cold.

Forbidden City

A side look of the Imperial Palace of China in Beijing.

Reflections

The water is so clear that it provides a good mirror for reflection

Fenghuang Old City

Fenghuang Old City, or Phoenix Old City, ancient village built along a river, is now one of the hottest tourist hotspots in China.

Light in the valley

It was morning and the sun shone on the distant valley.

Pine trees on top 3

Huangshan is famous for its mountains, fog and pine trees. Here is a row of pine trees on top of a rocky mountains formation.

Pines trees on top 2

Huangshan is famous for its mountains, fog and pine trees. Here is a row of pine trees on top of a rocky mountains formation.

Pines trees on top

Huangshan is famous for its mountains, fog and pine trees. Here is a row of pine trees on top of a rocky mountains formation.

A rainbow too

It was a misty morning just recovered last night's rain. Emerged from the mist, was a little rainbow suggesting we should have a fine day that day.

Day breaks

The sun's light began to emerge lighting up the distant mountains shrouded under a thin layer of mist.

Look like a pen

They gave a name to this rock formation, pen with flower tip, i.e. a person that could write beautifully.

Morning

It was morning. The sky turned red when the sun began to emerge.

Morning chores

A farmer worked early in the field at sunrise while the mist and fog still not dissipated.

Bamboo raft

bamboo raft was a means of transportation in ancient China, and nowadays, it becomes as tourist attraction.

Going to school

boys and girls walked to school in a single file one morning in the village of Likeng of China.

Not in operation

It was evening and the boatman all gone home leaving those bamboo rafts in the waterway.

Likeng

A glimpse of Likeng from the 1/floor of a restaurant, The place is a tourist hotspot. The red lanterns with Chinese characters of tea indicates the place with the display are restaurant or tea houses .

Likeng, A tourist hotspot

Likeng is an ancient Chinese water village full of traditional Chinese constructions. Now a tourist hotspot

Out to work

A boatman start to take his little wooden boat out to work in one morning.

Crossing the river

The only means of crossing the river is to walk on the stepping stones

A village

A Chinese village at dawn, peaceful and quiet.

Secluded village

A Chinese village totally surrounded by a river making itself secluded from the outside.

3 generations

Life style of peasants living in a Chinese village.

Blue Spring 3

The spring water as its name Blue Spring implies, is both blue and clear.

A misty morning

The fog began to dissipate when the sun came out

Canola field sunset

A sea of yellow canola oil seed plants under the setting sun.

China

A Chinese village by a river

Do you know I'm waiting?

A girl stood in the midst of a canola fields as though she was waiting for someone.

Morning glow

Yellow leaves under the sun turned to golden under the morning sun.

For the tourist

Villages open themselves for tourist in order to prosper.

Open for tourists

Chinese villages open themselves up to attract tourists.

Field of yellow

the canola flowers were blooming and provided a scene of yellowish tint to the environment.

Certificates

The father must be very proud of his son's achievements as he posted all certificated earned by his son on a shrine facing the front door so that everyone passing could see.

Chinese antiques

Items of Chinese antique of vases and books were on display for sale in a small shop in China.

Which way?

A man seemed to be confused in choosing which way to go.

The three brothers

When people saw 3 rocks, they said they were 3 sisters, and so when I saw these 3 trees, I said they were 3 brothers, just like that :)

Chinese garden at sunset

It's a typical Chinese garden style of those well-to-do people of those days.

Sea of clouds

It was morning and the whole valley was now filled up with thick fogs.

Village at sunrise

Things were peaceful and quiet one morning in a rural part of China where a village was embraced by yellow canola plants.

Going to work

A man on a horse-pulled cart was coming down the road during a misty morning.

Preparing for market

A woman was seen washing vegetable along a bank of a rapid flowing river so to prepare them for market day.

Wood for fuel

A man was cutting wood for fuel; live may be still backward in some rural part of China.

Preparing for market

Two women were washing vegetables by the river during sunset in China.

Sun drying

A man was sun drying his vegetables along the bank of a river in China.

Roofs

Traditional Chinese construction using tiles for roofings.

After a hard day's work

A man with a basket in his arm was coming home after a long day's work.

Against an artistic wall

Laundry left sun drying against an old but artistic wall somewhere in China.

A Chinese village

A Chinese village at dawn; everything is so quiet and peaceful.

Ancestral Temple

A Chinese was walking pass an ancestral temple in a village some where in China.

Waving goodbye

A boy stood in front of windows waving goodbye to someone.

China

Ancestral temples are common in China for a clan to remember their ancestors

A Chinese Village

A typical look of a Chinese village in rural China.

Chinese traditional house

A old style traditional Chinese house at sunset in China.