Cheung Chau Village Vehicles 

Was visiting Cheung Chau island and I was fascinated by those small motor trucks. 

So I spent quite a bit of time trying to snap pictures of those passing trucks. 

Not every photo is perfect. 

But I think the slightly haphazard compositions convey speed. 

The drivers don’t seem to mind. 

Most of the time they saw me and then looked away. 

They’re probably used to tourists and daytrippers. 

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Sai Kung Town – Looking for Fried Oreos 

Walking around Sai Kung Town. 

We were standing around waiting for the shop to open. Apparently they have fried Oreos which the kids wanted…

I like the witty name though. Wonder if the owner’s name is really Chip. 

So we walked around for a bit. 

The lady was trying to figure out what we were looking at. 

Nice street exhibit. 

Hard at work. 

Outside a seafood restaurant – the obligatory scene to take at Sai Kung. 

And yes – fried Oreos! 

Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront

At the TST waterfront.

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A bubby tent thing for kids I think.

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Dreamy hazy glow.

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Cultural Centre with a ghostly look…

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A clearer view of the waterfront.

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Where are we going?

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The ice cream mobile.

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The obligatory Orientalist shot of Chinese junk ship sail.

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Watch your step!

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Buskers … argh … someone’s finger got in the way. Still, I think it’s nicely flawed.

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Nice architecture.

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Tsim Sha Tsui at Night

So here’s TST at night.

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Everyone has a place to get to.

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Spotted.

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Someone’s waiting.

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Someone’s looking.

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Someone’s packing.

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Someone’s unloading.

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Boxes that have lost their purpose.

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The mannequins and model are more alive than actual people.

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We’re all shadows in a cave of our own making.

 

Behold the Fuji X70

Yes, I usually succeed in not buying another camera. But this time it’s different. Of course.

It was either the Fuji X70 or Ricoh GR II.

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It was Eric Kim’s review that made me go for the Fuji X70. It’s “a Ricoh GR with Fujifilm colors”. Fantastic!

This time I have my wife’s blessing, as I’ve convinced her that I need a digital camera for street photography at night, as I have 3-4 hours to kill while waiting for my son (as his designated chauffeur) on various evenings.

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Here’s the obligatory “me and my shadow” shot.

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There’s a whole genre of cat photography to be found on the web.

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I’m trying my best to resist taking another shot.

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I’m still not instinctively comfortable with the 28mm focal length – I’m too close this time.

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Here, I’m slightly further away than I realized – the 2 men should have filled out the whole image. I’m still thinking in terms of 35mm.

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The articulated screen allows me to be more stealthy – I can’t imagine doing this even with my Leica M6. Raising it to the eye would make me feel too conspicuous. Not to mention that fact that my usual ISO 400 film would not be fast enough given the lighting conditions.

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The Daido-inspired (poetic?) blurry shot. I think I can get away with it because of the wonderful film simulation colours from Fuji.

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The touchscreen framing via LCD approach does allow for various angles.

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I could do the “spray and pray approach” as well…

I sense a new book project in the horizon … maybe I can convince my wife … one book project, one camera …

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