Nankou is a rural community in the north-west of Guangdong province, not far from Meizhou. It is populated by the Pan family who made money overseas and used (part of) it to build grand semi-circular farmhouses in their ancestral village. This style of architecture is reminiscent of the more famous tulou building across the border in Fujian province.
This is a detail, a corner inside one of those houses. Notice the bizarre, but typical shape of the window.
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mayjayne (2890) 2012-09-26 8:15
I like this well composed rustic shot. The red banner hanging down adds a nice touch of colour to the composition.
carlo62 (19485) 2012-09-26 14:37
mi piace questa composizione, semplice come semplice e dura è la vita dei contadini. La scritta descrive bene il luogo.
mesutilgim (73062) 2012-09-27 11:27
Nice capture with perfect layout and perfect ligth management.
Great graphical effect.
Many interesting details.
TFS and best regards
delnaja (2054) 2012-09-29 0:38
j'écris en Français car je crois que tu le comprends :)
Bo, on attire plus les foules il semblerait, enfin toi surtout car moi cela n'a jamais été le cas :D
C'est simple, bien réalisé, des tons doux. Une bonne maîtrise de la couleur qui n'est pourtant pas le fort de Nikon ;)
Tres artistique ce résultat en fait.
karacabeylis (1379) 2012-10-01 12:07
a nice composition and deep natural colors. well-done.
macjake (45588) 2012-10-05 4:06
now this is what i call an ugly scene, but thats what gives it its character and charm too :)
I"m really enjoying the overall rustic elements, and liking how surprisingly well they photograph!
good idea to stop and capture a unique scene like this one - it turned out well.
nicol_g (855) 2012-10-15 10:22
I follow your Chinese work, I really do. If I don't speak / write is because I'm a bit tired with words, just watch and learn lately.
This image made me smile. I've recently read a book about the Japanese way of living. It was mentioned in that book about a tool used to gather leaves, probably similar to the one in your photo - the rake I mean. The Japanese call that tool 'the bear-claw', and I can see why :).
I'd be curious to know the Chinese name of that tool, to check if there are any similarities.
I very much like the inclusion of the red strip with the writing.