We arrived in Zhouzhuang during the afternoon, and as expected, we encountered grey skies and warm temperatures. I was immediately impressed with the rustic buildings and the history of this location. I shot many images as we walked around, but the grey skies made it difficult to capture great images in this town. But, I had researched this town before my trip to China and figured that evening shots would be better than daytime photos. I got that one right! For this reason, I arrived to the town later than most of the crowds and saw more people leaving as I was entering. This meant that I would have less crowds in my photos and that I would have night skies to shoot in the hours to come. This also allowed me time to scout locations for the best evening photos.
And then, after some dinner, the sun set, the lanterns were lit, and it was the perfect time to capture my much anticipated night shots!
I finished shooting images at 7:15pm, which was perfect timing, because we had tickets to a 7:30pm show, which was located only a 5 minute walk away from where I ended.
Summer time is the last season depicted in the show. And speaking of the "end of the show", this is the final post from my trip to China. It was another great trip to the Far East and one that I will never forget. Thanks for joining me along the ride.