Photo: Post Impressionist Scene from Kunming, China

An Almost Surreal Scene in Grandview Park in Kunming, China

An Almost Surreal Scene in Grandview Park in Kunming, China

Before I travel to Kunming, China I kind of expected it to be huge, charmless city without a lot to offer. Just a place to fly into, then move on. I am glad we decided to spend a few days looking around and exploring. There aren’t many famous sites or tourist attractions there, but it seems to be a pretty livable place. While we were wandering around we came across this scene in Grandview Park (or Daguanlou Park to the Chinese). Honestly, I was pretty lucky to capture the guys flying his kite with the giant reel, the distraught girl with the umbrella (I don’t think she really was in distress), the girl in overalls checking her smart phone on the dock and the girl on her phone walking in the water (she wasn’t really, it is an optical illusion created by the park’s designers). It all just kind of came together in some sort of weird post-impressionist kind of scene. I couldn’t have posed it better if I tried.

Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP DSLR
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Exposure: 1/160 sec @ f/11
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 96mm


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Author: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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