I’ve more or less “canceled” this entry as just a few days after the initial posting I discovered all the images, and indeed, the entire contest site, had disappeared.
I think a lot of the joy of photography stems from the voyage of discovery found through the lens. Try as you might to envision the final image, it’s not until you actually view your photos after the shoot that you know how well you did.
To that end, I also enjoy wonderful photos taken by others, and today I came across a web page featuring the winners of a recent Chinese photo contest. All of the photos are made available under a Creative Commons license, and below you can see my favorite from each category, with credit to the photographer as specified by the license.
Click any of the photos below to see a larger version.
photo by: 摄影：极速1
photo by: 摄影：牽手
photo by: 摄影：石页
Thanks to Joi Ito for the tip!