Postcard from Chengdu

Early morning in Chengdu, China (© 2013 Ian Mylam (

Early morning in Chengdu, China (© 2013 Ian Mylam)

A quick postcard from Chengdu, China, where I am for the next couple of days. I was out very early this morning wandering the streets – it was misty and raining gently, but was beginning to brighten up by the time I made this photograph just a couple of streets away from my hotel. Apparently, mist, cloud and rain are the norm here – Chengdu notches up 250 – 300 foggy, cloudy or rainy days each year, and as a result many Chinese liken Chengdu to London, my own city, which is probably why I feel at home already.


4 Responses to “Postcard from Chengdu”

  1. Gorgeous Ian… you are an inspiration!

  2. Nice quick capture! The shadow and light is perfect.

    • Ian says:

      Thanks Carlos. It wasn’t actually that quick – I liked the light and shade on the street, so I staked out the spot for half an hour just after sunrise, waiting for something interesting to happen. Fortunately for me this guy came along, so I waited for him to hit my pre-visualised spot on the road, and that was how the photograph was made.

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