Man in Hutong

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People and Landscapes

If you are primarily into taking photos of landscapes, like me, I encourage you to also take lots of photos of people.  It’s a good way to keep a different kind of memory of the place.  I take MANY photos of people, but I don’t share a lot…  Maybe I should do it more… but in this one-photo-per-day system I set up on the blog, I usually choose to share landscapes instead of people.

Daily Photo – Man in Hutong

These are some of the most off-the-map areas in and around the cities of China.  These Houtongs originally meant “water wells” and were established during China’s dynastic period.  They still exist today as little cultural centers where old families live and work and sit on the steps and watch the world go by…

  • He has a great smile – I can see why you love China so much!

  • Mitchell Masilun

    Nice pic, but not to nitpik, do you mean Hutong?  If you are referring to the small alleyways that snake all throughout Beijing’s inner city, then I think that is what you are talking about.  A quick google search comes up with some references to Houtong, but not as many as Hutong.  

    I’m just saying since I have lived in one for the past 4 years and doing a project on it in HDR:


  • Gareth Hutton

    Nice Trey, in many ways I enjoy these more than some of the landscapes. Love the colours and mood. 

  • Casper van Zyl

    Nice smile,yea its good to mix

  • Trey Ratcliff

    wups!  Thanks Mitchell! 🙂

  • Casper van Zyl

    Hi Trey, after a long period of time Cameras direct got back to me why the price of Nikon is so high they say its better quality and all cameras come from Japan and its taxes are higher here on import goods.Why the difference when the dollar is so strong who knows The prices here as as follows .  MK III is $3,945     800   $3,999  800E $4,199  Sad to say.

  • He looks happy, great shot, Trey.  Have a great Wednesday!! 🙂

  • Mitchell Masilun

    You’re welcome, keep taking those pretty pictures and can’t wait for your next photowalk in Beijing 🙂

  • Betty A. Muscott

    I love the color and the look on this gentleman – really nice photograph.  If I ever get a chance to get there I would like to spend my time photographing children, particularly at play.

  • Lovely man, lovely capture.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! 🙂

  • Wu Zacks

    love this pic and i the hutong 
    i heard it s really fun to to live in a hutong
    if u go to shanghai you should visit nongtang

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