My wondering around Yangshou

This day was was quite simply stunning. I hired a bike and headed out without a map or compass to explore the crazy limestone karst landscape around Yangshou with my then brand new Nikon D70 which I had picked up in Hong Kong. In fact I'd deliberately re-ordered my visit here specifically so that I would have my new camera with me in order to capture the landscape. I'm really glad I did. While my photography skills have since improved (I like to think), these images are so much richer and more impressive than the previous ones taken with my old Fuji. Can this really be exactly ten years ago today?
Yangshou near Guilin. © Nick Bailey
bamboo rafts on the river in Yangshou, Guilin
Yangshou near Guilin. © Nick Bailey
limestone karst landscape of Yangshou
Yangshou near Guilin. © Nick Bailey
a sweaty picture of me cycling in the heat
Yangshou near Guilin. © Nick Bailey
more landscape of Yangshou
Yangshou near Guilin. © Nick Bailey
lunch of fish fresh from the river and cooked by a local lady
Yangshou near Guilin. © Nick Bailey
mountains a round s unset
Yangshou near Guilin. © Nick Bailey
Yangshou kast infinite
Yangshou near Guilin. © Nick Bailey
sunset back on the river crossing before a mad cycle back to town
2014-09-20