Canon EOS M50 with Voigtlander 35mm/1.4 Nokton SC

Finally gave in and bought that mirrorless camera because it will help me save money. Haha.

Because with a few adapters, I could use my various Takumars, Leica mount lenses and Canon EF/EFS lenses. I accidentally bought a 28mm Industar…

The Voigtlander and a few others allow for zone focusing.

Though I wasn’t fast enough sometimes.

Looking and thinking with some focus peaking.

Human, nature.

A homely arrangement.

We all need to find home.

A Short Hike to the Next Village

We’ve about 2 hours to kill, so what better way to do it and get a bit of mild exercise than to go hiking, from our village to the next.

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The theme of the day – rustic beauty. Debris at a nearby beach.

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The colours are nice.

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Up the steps.

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Light at the end of the path.

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Car, abandoned.

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Nice green window.

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Window and scarred wall of an abandoned village house.

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Discarded electrical board.

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Village road sign.

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Nice open view.

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Bye bye village!

 

 

 

 

Final Things

Things as they are…

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A gate is always a promise.

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Perhaps a promise of bigger things to come.

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Something here.

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A hint of bigger things there…

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And something may blossom.

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All it takes is a bit of introspection…

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A possible vision here…

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And a revision there.

This is the last of four related pieces, after Mundane Objects, Common Things,  and Everyday Things.

Thanks for reading!

Camera: Canon Prima Twin S

Film: Fuji Superia Venus 800

Everyday Things

These are things I see on a daily basis.

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James Elkins: “When we are confronted with an unfamiliar object … we seek a body in it; we try to see something like ourselves…” (The Object Stares Back, p. 129)

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I see, therefore I am.

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This is my mind, even if it’s only for a while.

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Sometimes I feel like this.

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Mostly though, I’m like this.

 

This is a third companion piece, after Mundane Objects and  Common Things.

 

Camera: Canon Prima Twin S

Film: Fuji Superia Venus 800

Common Things

This is just a follow up from my previous post, Mundane Objects.

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There’s always an exhibition waiting to happen.

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Things discarded, things poetic.

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To look is to give it meaning.

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A regulation of things.

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A potential.

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A hint.

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Something.

Camera: Canon Prima Twin S

Film: Fuji Superia Venus 800

Mundane Objects

I’m taking a break from street photography to look at mundane stuff.

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Stuff our eyes don’t normally focus on.

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But they do create an environment of sorts.

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Repeat something enough and it becomes a life.

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Pavements can be interesting.

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Stuff lying around.

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There’s an order of things here.

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A call to discipline.

Camera: Canon Prima Twin S

Film: Fuji Superia Venus 800

The Management of Space in a Village

It goes without saying that space is at a premium in Hong Kong.

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This is true even in the more rural areas.

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Things need to stay organized.

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Nature needs to know its place.

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Heidegger: “Everywhere everything is ordered to stand by, to be immediately at hand, indeed to stand there just so that it may be on call for a further ordering. Whatever is ordered about in this way has its own standing. We call it the standing-reserve.”

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It’s all standing by.

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Nothing is to be wasted.

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It’s all about discipline.

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Places to go, and places you can’t go.

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All these structures are standing, even in our literal absence.

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 SC

Film: Ilford XP2

 

 

The Management of Space

We’re all very space conscious in Hong Kong.

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Everyone is watchful.

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Are windows for looking in or looking out?

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We’re mindful of where not to go.

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We know where we are at all times.

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Even nature has discipline.

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A tree bends to seek a path.

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A home is both inside and outside.

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Storage space is outside.

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A home is a store.

Camera: Contax TVS II

Film: Venus 800