Cruise Day 3

Rise and shine!

To Keelung!

Wifey thought Eslite Bookstore at Taipei was the only place to go to, which I agreed.

What a place! It’s full of book lovers. 

My kind of people.

This is what I do on a boring commute.

MRT and TRA back to Keelung.

Headed for the night market.

Fwah!

Are we hungry yet?

Check it out!

That’s the Keelung night market.

Loads of street food.

Street food, street hawkers, street photography.

Yummy.

There’s even a slice of Singapore/Malaysia/Indonesia!

I succumbed only to stinky tofu.

Back to the ship.

For a quiet beer.

Street Colours

The street markets of Shamshuipo are very busy.

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There’s a constant assault of colours.

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There’s so much movement.

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So much that may be hidden.

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That you can’t take what you see for granted.

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Every scene is a visual poem.

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The camera is a notebook with which to write.

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Thanks for reading!

Camera: Olympus XA 3

Film: Kodak UltraMax 400

Olympus XA 3

Sometimes, it is a pain when you realize that what you have is actually good enough.

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Sad is the man who realizes he does not have a good excuse to buy another camera.

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What happens if you’re already happy with your Olympus XA 2 as a street camera?

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You go out and buy an Olympus XA 3, of course.

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It’s the same difference.

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There’re differences between a Olympus XA 2 and XA 3, of course.

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What this also means is that I could go out with 2 different films.

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One could be loaded with a colour film and the other with a b/w film.

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Or they could have films of different ISOs.

Ah – the joys of street photography.

Camera: Olympus XA 3

Film: Kodak UltraMax 400

Some more Shamshuipo

I’m still walking around…

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The streets are exhibitions waiting to speak.

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What would the stall say?

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What’s he thinking about?

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We’re all concealed by what we buy and sell.

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We all buy and sell.

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We’re all waiting.

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Until it’s all meat…

Camera: Olympus XA2

Film: Ilford XP2 400

Walking Around

I have so many posts of the street markets at Shamshuipo.

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My only excuse is that things are always changing, and the streets are never the same from hour to hour.

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I’d wonder about the kind of life stories people have.

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What would we say, if we have had a chance to speak about ourselves to one another?

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I’m the guy with the camera who thinks too much.

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While someone else is having his siesta.

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The streets are so busy.

Camera: Olympus XA2

Film: Ilford XP2 400

On Looking

Sometimes it is the architecture of the city that teaches us how to look.

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We look up.

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We look again with a slight change of perspective.

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We glance from far away.

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A coordinated look.

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Look up, look down.

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We read.

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We wait and read and see.

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What does the look want?

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The look of friendship.

Camera: Contax TVS II

Film: Kodak BW400CN

Corporate Cliches

We need to avoid doing the same thing and look out for or even create the next paradigm shift.

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We need to think about how we can add value to our work.

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It’s all about win-win.

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What’s our ROI on this?

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We need to think outside the box here.

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This is inevitable – it’s because of creative destruction.

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We need to synergize our mission and vision.

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Let’s pluck the low-hanging fruit for now and circle back to this discussion later.

Camera: Contax TVS II

Film: Kodak BW400CN

From Place to Place It Must Mean Something

Today, we look at the act of pushing.

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All that work, all day, must mean something.

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This is us.

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We sort things out.

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We go from place to place.

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From place to place it must mean something.

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The pull of desire.

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All that pushing…

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 SC

Film: Ilford XP2 400

A Tale of Capitalism

There’s so much to see.

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And street photography forces one to stop and be grateful.

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We’re often framed by things we buy and sell.

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There’s a tale of capitalism waiting to be told.

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We give in to what we want.

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Our appetites.

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There’re always boxes to open.

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Things to sell.

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People to talk to.

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There’s money to be made.

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Conversations to have.

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And there’s the wait.

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Wholesome food.

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Fabric of a city.

 

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm 1.4 SC

Film: Kodak BW400CN