Photo © les sharp
Man in a Chinese Character
It was late February, and the rice paddies were filled with water in preparation for the new planting season. The terraces themselves were carved by hand from the steep mountain slopes over the last 700 years, and now extended across a vast expanse measuring many kilometres.
With the paddies covered with still water, their surface became a reflection of the sky above, producing a montage of dark geometric patterns from the terraces, and the steely gray of the pre-dawn.
les sharp AUSTRALIA
I am a retired physicist who has photographed most of my life, inter¬weaving photography with my scientific career that has extended over 40 years.
My fascination with photography started in the 1960s with the publication of the iconic image of a baboon in full flight turning to confront the chasing leopard. Today, the image still acts as a carrot on a stick, taunting me to achieve its standard with the taking of the next photograph. Combine this with the excitement of travel and the world becomes an amazing place, providing opportunity across the photographic genres of landscapes, cityscapes, events, portraits and wildlife.
I am an accredited professional photographer at the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers, and have gained numerous awards at international photographic competitions.
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