Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Barricades

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My GRD4 and Lr5 are up and running, but our city is very sick. Sick, very sick of the patronising top officials unlashed by the dictators.

There are lots of photo opportunity around. But as anyone sane living in the city, one almost can’t bear the intense power and uncertainty from the silence and calmness of the protesters in the occupied street while shooting.

Just this afternoon, it was reported that seemingly concerted efforts between the law enforcement and the suspected triad- and Mainlanders-affiliated anti-protesters were made to remove barricades and stormed the occupied sites. At night, protesters started to fortify.

This is as worrying as saddening.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Dreadful Nightmare

(Works of Vivian Maier from the Internet)

It is probably a nightmare for every serious photographer, amateur or professional.

A few days ago, I found that the Lightroom in the computer wouldn't start! The dilemma between fixing the computer or relocating the programme to my inadequate laptop is quite a bother to me. There is an expensive option of buying a new computer, but I have to be a moron to be a spender like that.

Since I had the Leica cameras some three years ago, I have been using Lightroom (freebie with purchase of a Leica) to manage my photos. The present issue won't hurt my efforts devoted to them coz I have not been silly enough to not make regular backups. It is a bugging reality that this has to be fixed somehow though.

Without the regular workflow, this will also be preventing me from posting photos to GX Garnerings. The culprit, I guess, is a Chrome add-on called Disconnect. The last time the Lightroom worked was before installation of Disconnect. Several preliminary remedies have been put in place to no avail. Sigh, I am truly disconnected! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Radiant

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This photo-worthy scene presented itself literally around the corner. Glad that I had the GRD4 with me as always.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Get Going

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A shot did in Osaka. Have a great week ahead!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Second Stop: Niagara Falls

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The ride on the waters gave quite an unforgettable experience. It somehow made me think of the great flood mentioned in the Holy Bible. A great photographic spot, but it has to be on the Canadian side of the place.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

First Stop: Osaka of Japan

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My first stop was Osaka where I took quite a number of photos, being especially fascinated by the Japanese people for their courtesy, politeness and thoughtfulness. This quality is what the Chinese people in general cannot catch up with in at least the next hundred year, to be honest.

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Strolling in a neighbourhood, I bumped in these kids playing in the street. They were so radiant with smiles. Very lovely.

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I was told that in Japan parents are not allowed to take their kids to and from school starting from primary one. Young kids commuting on their own are common sight in the underground. That is a training so direly needed for young people these days but only possible in a society where people are honest and helpful towards one another.

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Oh, Japanese ladies! They seem to be so tender in their movements. Very ideal to be a wife maybe?

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I talked to a few male chefs. And even these men were so polite and humble in their manner. Or maybe I was seeing all these through the eye of a lighthearted visitor? On the whole I was impressed by the country and their people.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Back to Hong Kong

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Have been to different places for some weeks. Finally, Hong Kong again!