While I was still being carried away by the amazing vastness and magnificence of the harbour (Beibuwan or Beibu Gulf, that I tried to capture in the previous pics), I turned around to join my team but only found myself to be held up by just another sight. I was captivated, not by something spectacular, but by the mood of a not-too-old, ordinary-looking yet lonely house in which some ordinary local people were residing.
Almost all the neighbouring buildings were already bulldozed to make way for new developments; I knew very well that not too soon in the future this house would also be be replaced by a luxury hotel or an expensive resort home (for some wealthy people from outside)... So, the moment I took one last shot of this house, perhaps I was also saying farewell to Behai's existing way of living.
(PS. Beihai is a beautiful coastal city south of China, that is in a progress of "modernization" at an incredible pace and receiving huge financial support from the government.)
Beibuwan Road, Beihai, Guangxi, China
From my recent trip to Guangxi.
I do not regard myself as a photographer. I'm an ordinary man but extraordinarily obsessed with capturing all the memorable scenes that I encounter in my everyday life. It's like an excited traveller craving to record his memorable journey in a memorable way, but in my case, it's the journey of my life ... If I can record my encounters in such a way that they leave an image on the mind of myself and other viewers, it's a tremendous joy and some accomplishment...
In terms of photography, I'm trying to preserve the moments as my eyes see "something" and my heart feels it too. As such, I seldom feel interested in planned, arranged or manipulated photographs...