More photo’s from the water town we visited during China’s National Holiday, Labor Day, in Xitang, China. My favorite type of photographs are candid shots. You know the ones where you capture the day-to-day life of a person without having subjects annoyingly pose for the camera. Don’t misunderstand me, I do like posing photo’s; however, in this area if someone poses for the camera they end up making the peace or V sign with their fingers. I habit I find irritating and annoying.
Ok, enough of that… Onward with my story….
My favorite photo of this bunch is the pencil artist with the red shirt. His back was to the crowd and he seemed unfazed by the crowds and noise. I could have stood there and watched him work. Enjoy the photos!
Temple Chanting Ladies – This photo was taken in a temple. The ladies were chanting or praying while they worked. Of course I don’t know what they were saying; but, it did sound nice.
Pencil artist –
Pencil Artist – Amazingly enough these guys create and wrap up a drawing in no time. I love to watch an artist at work and often wonder how it is they are not distracted by the noise pollution.
My favorite pencil artist of the day.
A comb maker – These are some pretty combs and they are functional. I had our last name engraved into our name. I don’t think I would do that again as the name distracts from the natural beauty of the comb.
Police officers attempting to direct foot traffic from behind the gate… hmmm… I had to smirk when I saw them as it would have been so much more effective if they had stood inside the gate.
These hearing impaired men would allow you to take a photo with them, as seen here, for a fee.
Last but not least, this beautiful lady is in costume of course. The photo studio on sight will dress you up in period clothing, do your hair, and makeup, and for a fee you get to have your photo taken in a variety of poses.