Friday, 10 July 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
^Old Ferry, New Paint: The ferry in Hong Kong has a history of over a hundred years. Once the main public transport across the Victoria Harbour, the ferries have remained popular among commuters with attitudes in lives. A ride in the ferry is slow but far more in style than being rushed in the underground or jammed by the road traffic. Normally painted in the quintessentially Star-Ferry (the company name) green, this one is painted in red which makes it stand out.
After using the GX200 for ten months, I am convinced enough to go for the accessories. Surely, the accessories will give the GX200, os to speak, a new lease of life. My past experience shows that a viewfinder will be needed for taking photos outdoor under the strong sunlight. And, as I wrote previously, a viewfinder can give me a proper perspective in composing a scene. Of course, the prejudice is personal. But I speak from my long experience as a SLR user. So I hope to fetch the viewfinder for the GX200 or, properly put, the VF-1.
Then, I will need the 19mm converter for I have never try a fisheye lens. I have seen people's works by the DW-6. The results are dramatic. The converter is a cheap solution to sate this thirst of mine.
Of course, the tele-converter is also contemplated, not least after reading Pavel's review of the 135mm converter. I have taken quite a number of portraits with the GX200 but missed the blurry background afforded by the SLR. If Pavel is right, and I'm sure he is, the TC-1 tele-converter will better position the GX200 to doing portrait works.
I also fancy the CX1. Now this is partly out of the brandname loyality growing in me and partly of its technology plus the focal length. I realy don't see why I need any other camera or lens if I have the GX200 fitted with these accessories and the CX1 in one go. The Sony HX-1 can be a close substitution for the CX1 if not for its size. I have tried the controls of the HX-1 and its ergnomics is just next to GX200's.
These are in the wish list to be realised.
Monday, 6 July 2009
The curious me bumped into the Google ad "wesay.com photo contest" on the page top (Is it still there by now?) and found the chance for photographers to win US$300/ $100/ $25 in a photo contest, of which the details are spelled out in the image below. The deadline for submission is 31 July 2009.
For details and entry, you may click the wesay.com ad (if it’s still here) on the page top to support the efforts put in this site.
I have browsed the entries and am sure that some of you can take much more intriguing photos. So what can be better than testing your photographic skills and earning money from it at the same time?
I'm not hungry for money but joining the contest is no harm. For the same reason, you are welcomed to click here alternatively for details and submission.
^ Post processed to slightly tint the buildings for a more surreal impact. The shot was taken in Canton Road, a mecca to big brand name spenders. This is the real scene and not digitally engineered. Can you explain it?
Sunday, 5 July 2009
These are the leftovers of the scrumptious dish "Siu All" (literally roasted duck) for Cantonese food connoisseurs. They all died for a good course, and a good meal too.
Have a nice Sunday! (Or can you after seeing this photo? Sorry for the bad gag.)