The Leaking Roof

Wu had a leaking roof he use to fix and he had bamboo scaffolding up as supports. I use to walk past his house everyday, and when seeing me he use to scamble down and we would converse in nods, prompts and grunts...he couldnt speak a word of english..I could speak just two words of Chinese....


Tags: China Portraits and people

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
7 Jun 2011 9:24AM
Brilliant portrait Simon..he is great find.

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7 Jun 2011 10:27AM
Absolutely excellent portrait
This is a great image.
excelent !
10 12 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2011 11:34AM
Yey!! Thanks Pete for EC..Wu would approve as well!

7 Jun 2011 11:45AM
Excellent portrait
garymc Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2011 12:15PM
This looks great, love the processing. The ciggie really pops.

Sezz Plus
12 617 15 England
7 Jun 2011 12:19PM
Just Awesome Smile Smile
EC well deserved Si!

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dathersmith Plus
9 552 12 England
7 Jun 2011 1:29PM
Superb work Si, deserves the badge.

Briwooly Plus
11 452 5 England
7 Jun 2011 1:30PM
A well deserved EC Simon wonderful character portrait

7 Jun 2011 1:42PM
The moment looks just right , well done!!
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
7 Jun 2011 2:27PM
A superb portrait. I nearly gag seeing that smoke go up his nose. What an awesome moment and the detail you've captured here. Brilliant............Sandy
10 12 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2011 4:16PM
Hey Willie..thanks very much for UAGrin

vickyf Plus
11 8 8 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2011 9:50PM
Stunning. I knew it was one of your images from the thumbnail!
Platchet Plus
10 5 8 Wales
8 Jun 2011 12:13PM
This is a superb portrait.
LesF Plus
10 182 9
8 Jun 2011 1:26PM
Capturing the smoke from his nosrels is superbly timed and makes the image IMO.

Congrats on the EC Si

wow is 1 of many words to describe this. fantastic work.

how did you achieve that effect?

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