Welcome to my journal.

Currently in Beijing with a desire to share the hubbub of life in China's capital city.

Until the 6 April 2014 this journal was called Boomtown Shenzhen and for some people Shenzhen may well be a city they've never heard about.

Well it's in Guangdong province, southern Chi Read more...

Welcome to my journal.

Currently in Beijing with a desire to share the hubbub of life in China's capital city.

Until the 6 April 2014 this journal was called Boomtown Shenzhen and for some people Shenzhen may well be a city they've never heard about.

Well it's in Guangdong province, southern China, adjacent to Hong Kong and an hour's train ride from Guangzhou. I has an official population 9 million and counting also if you've got an iPhone this is where it was made.

Shenzhen lies along Shenzhen Bay facing Hong Kong New Territories and it's a city without a real centre. I often describe it as being shaped like a sausage with three core districts Luohu the land border to Hong Kong, Futian the CBD in the middle and Nanshan at the far and where you can take the one hour ferry to central Hong Kong.

I look forward to sharing some of my random photo opportunities and sometimes sharing anecdotes from my equally random experiences in China.

My cameras:
Nikon D7000
iPhone 4s
Canon IXY digital / PC 1060
SONY Xperia S (A Yellow screened smart phone that had issues with my Mac)

Lenses:
Nikkor 35mm f1.8 (DX)
Nikkor 50mm f1.4 (FX)
Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 (DX)
(Nikkor 18-55 f3.5-5.6 - on loan)

Speedlites:
Nikon SB 700 Speedlite
Yongnuo 560 MKII (one)
Yongnuo 560 MK III (two)
Yongnuo MR-58 LED Ring Flash

A few blogs I've started

Want to see some Chinese castles in the sky? Check out Diaolou elegant Chinese buildings like nothing you've never seen before!
Features citizens of Shenzhen
SHENZHENers

Modern Chinese Architecture

Boomtime China

Things Hong Kong

Flickr: China Images