The special freight bag had to be quite cosy. Look at his expression of satisfaction!
Friday, May 11, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A wee bit later, Leica will be announcing its new cameras. Photographers around the world are tossing their expecting gaze on the event soon to take place in Berlin. Rumour has it that the X1 will be replaced. No matter what the replacement is going to have in its repertoire, it will be built on the excellent X1 which is already a near miss of a perfect camera in terms of lens quality, build quality and ease of use. I really like Leica's no-nonsense take on this gem. The X2 will certainly not disappoint. Pricing will be a different story as always though.
The X1 is, save its sluggish focusing speed at times which can however be worked around, great for street photography. As seen in today's shot, its 36mm lens can also do justice to portraits for a pleasing result.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
An undisputable Hong Kong icon, the non air-conditioned bus fleet made the last journey and was put into history yesterday. The non air-conditioned bus has certainly nailed a place in the locals' heart for its long service before the advent of the air-conditioned models.
Passionately dubbed the hot dog bus, an animated term to describe the feeling of riding it, it brought unbearable gust of hot air stream head-on to passengers through the windows when travelling in great speed on the sultry summer days, especially when going through the tunnels. The in-compartment heat could possibly cause heat-stroke if one sat on the lower deck in summer and got stuck in a traffic jam, bearing the brunt of the hot exhaust gas billowing all around outside of the window. The meltingly high temperature in the compartment was not helped by the metal body under the scorching sun. Arduous may be a bit over the top in saying about the journey experience, but stiff is certainly the word jumping to mind at the mention of riding a hot dog bus. Interestingly, it is exactly these unbearable feelings that the hot dog buses will be fondly remembered.
And, oh, the body colour resembling the food did have some bearing on its getting the name "hot dog bus".
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
The biggest full moon was observed around the world last night (here is an educational video). I shot some photos of it here in Hong Kong last night and put them on the 42" TV panel. I was really thrilled. How I wish I had a better lens!