At Yuanyang County of Yunnan, I visited the famous terrace sites. It was difficult to comprehend the hordes of photograph enthusiasts by the hundreds queuing at the entrance of the sites hours before opening to public. At the moment the gate opens, it was a mad dash to secure a good shooting location. An hour before the sun comes out, hundreds of photographers lined up and waited impatiently. People climb over railings, climbed incomplete construction sites, roof tops, etc, just to get a better angle.
Squabbles broke out a couple times, and I don’t blame them. Late comers often tried to squeeze and invade your space. I had an elderly photographer picked up my GoPro to see what is the small gadget, unknowingly destroyed my timelapse sequence. *took a deep breathe*
The moment the sun peeked through the mountains, all that hectic dash, lack of sleep and annoyance disappeared. As the sunlight hits the terrace field, brilliant reflection danced on the water surface. It was a sight that would make me forget everything else and renewed my passion for photography.