Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On a lonesome road

(Leica D-Lux 5)

Like one, that on a lonesome road
Doth walk in fear and dread
And having once turned round walks on
Because he knows, a frightful fiend
Doth close behind him tread

~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge, British Poet in The Ancient Mariner

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Still

(Ricoh GRD4)

Everything around the base camp of the occupiers at Admiralty is so still and motionless that one can almost smell the chilling smell of an imminent storm wafting in the air. Two big trucks were seen quite near the area this morning. 

A police enforcement order  additional to an injunction per private application has been granted by the court.  It is reported in today's newspaper that Judge Henry Litton, Non-Permanent Judge of Hong Kong's Final Court of Appeal, questioned the technicality of the court order at a law conference yesterday. The Honourable Henry Litton was "mystified" over the court order. His views were shared by the ex-law faculty dean of the Hong Kong University questioned.

Link to the news report: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1638381/top-court-judge-questions-odd-injunction

Friday, November 7, 2014

Parallel Universe



(Ricoh GRD4)

The Chinese characters on the yellow flyer reads, I want genuine universal suffrage. Well, is this becoming real only in the parallel universe?



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Paula Bronstein posed for my shot

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No, she didn’t. I just run into her working around the base camp at Admiralty this evening. Her face has become so recognisable after her arrest.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Concerned Look

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The pro-democracy protesters have braved all the challenges carrying on with the Umbrella Movement into the third week.  Visiting the occupied area has become a routine for lots of people.  Seeing the younger faces full of life, hopes and determination is as encouraging as worrying to the older generations who experienced the horror in the history of modern China and the 1989 massacre in Tianamen Square.  It is so.  It is so.

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!