Walking Blind through China

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Lijiang is a Photo Holiday!

This turned out to be an amazing place for photos! If you’d like to see all the photos from this area, click on the Lijiang Category here or at the bottom of the post.

Daily Photo – Walking Blind through China

As Tom Anderson and I were leaving the old area of Lijiang one evening, we saw these two coming towards us in the opposite direction. One of them was blind (perhaps both), and one played a small stringed instrument while the other held out a bowl for donations.

I squatted down and waited for them to enter a little pool of light from a nearby shot before I took the photo. And then I walked over and put a little donation in the bowl.

  • Wow, that’s a very, umm, interesting photo.  You definitely captured the mood of the scene well.

  • susan ratcliff

    Touching shot – amazing how well they seem to cope – Lijiang sounds like a geat place to put on ‘stuck on earth’!

  • Casper van Zyl

    Lijiang is on our hit list for next time been reading up on it already and only been home 1 day,what a coincidence. It is situated in Yunnan Provence with a tall mountain called Jade dragon Snow Mountain and only been climbed once by an American group,very dangerous. Also places to vissit is the out door show,black dragn pool with its beauty and tiger leaping gorge. You have captured it well this photo hope you droped in something.

  • Marc Pelletier

    This little instrument is called a erhu (two strings). Nice shot, the light is perfect.

  • Filip Farag

    Nice one Trey! Still waiting for Jamie Ibarra’s ebook! 😛 When is it coming out?

  • Anonymous

    Your photo makes me wonder about their story. Nicely seen and captured. I love the ambient light.

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  • Anonymous

    This is a beautiful shot.  The DOF combined with the quality of light is really nice.  Well done!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    thanks t_linn 🙂

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Me too!  Sooooon!

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