Off to Jiang Men (江門), Guangdong, China – Part I

Umbrella ladies
Umbrella ladies

I’ve officially taken my street photography and my camera off shore to another country!!

Who says motorbike only carry passenger or pizza?
Who says motorbike only carry passenger or pizza?

The hired security in uniform
The hired security in uniform

My trip to this place was to worship our family’s ancestors. It’s a our Chinese custom to respect, remember and worship our passed away ancestors and love ones on “Ching Ming Festival” I wouldn’t say I was excited to have this opportunity to go outside of Hong Kong. But I’d just put it this way, it was a great opportunity to explore and capture what I see on the go.

Fruit stall
Fruit stall

It was only a single day visit. And I mostly spent my time in a car.

One of many in China.
One of many in China.

When locksmith tries to open the door from inside..
When locksmith tries to open the door from inside..

A little bit about Jiang Men (江門). Jiang Men is a city in Guangdong province, of China. It’s not a modernized city like GuangZhou. It’s been only brushed up with new private estates, townhouses. The main passages of the city have been rebuilt to facilitate for the inter-province highway and railway. There’s not too much to see in the city, in terms of attractions. For me, it’s more like going back in time to the 70s.

Lady in Tricycle
Lady in Tricycle

Entering my grandfamily's house
Entering my grandfamily’s house

"Can you hear me now?" from the countryside
"Can you hear me now?" from the countryside

This trip was branded as a “Ching Ming” worship trip. I thought about only using my cellphone for photography prior to that day, since bringing a camera seemed not so appropriate. But when could I bring a proper camera to another country (my family had only done a family trip to a foreign country once, i was only 8 or 9).

Looking right
Looking right

I was very eager to shoot just about anything and anyone once I set my foot on Jiang Men. The problem was time. The time I spent on the ground with some interesting people and surroundings around me, I counted, only 20 mins. I kept telling myself “Oh Alan, come on now! How could I call myself a candid/street photography activist if I don’t get anything done”

Sign says no climbing, how about sitting and ducking?
Sign says no climbing, how about sitting and ducking?

This is really all I could do with the limited time. I pray, in the future, I get more time from a holiday sightseeing trip to do photography…

Friends chatting before saying goodbye at pier
Friends chatting before saying goodbye at pier

Public Safety (Chinese Police) guarding
Public Safety (Chinese Police) guarding

Jet Boat Staff escorting
Jet Boat Staff escorting

Hope you guys like it and to see different surroundings thru my lens in China. It was nice shooting a few photos that worth displaying in my blog.

I’ve been busy and tired in these past few days. I’ll have some interesting stuff coming up. More processing will be done and more photo posts by the end of this week hopefully. Stay tuned for Jiang Men – Part II.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s