Month: September 2017

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Sunrise on Lantau Peak

Last Sunday, the PASM photo meetup organized a hike cum photoshoot for the sunrise on Lantau Peak. An event postponed several times Owing to the spat of bad weather that had been affecting Hong Kong, this hike had to be postponed several times. Obviously, bad weather does not make for very interesting photos, especially when […]

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Ekkarat drum manufacturing village in Thailand: a unique experience

In a previous post, I talked about Wat Sanam Chai, in the province of Suphanburi. When you are there or in Ayutthaya, it does not take much time, to go to Ekkarat drum manufacturing village. This village is unique in that there are a number of traditional drum-making craft shops which still go on making […]

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Mirrors and illusions

Sometimes, you can make interesting photography in the most boring of places. Take a mall, for instance. But when you look more closely, you can sometimes take interesting photos. Photos that will bring the viewer to question his eyes in a maze of mirrors and illusions. Ingredients for this photoshoot The main ingredient was the […]

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Talking about Gear: is the new Nikon D850 worth it?

As many photographers, I too have been somehow inundated in the flow of marketing and ecstatic articles about the Nikon D850. The big question nobody asks is whether this new camera is worth it? Technical improvements On paper, the camera looks a beast and is looking set to again beat Canon at the game of […]

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Hong Kong, the vertical city

  There is no other way to apprehend why Hong Kong is often called “the vertical city” than to climb upon a mountain and to look down on the city. The pictures in this post are taken in Kowloon. Human Density Kowloon is one of the most densly populated areas of Hong Kong and also […]

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Full moon on Kowloon Peak

  I posted a few weeks ago a picture of a moon crescent over Kowloon Peak. Yesterday night, the stars were aligned again, this time with the full moon. What is different this time? For starters, it is a full moon, versus a crescent. I also experimented some more this time. Took shots with faster […]

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Photography exercise: panning shots in Mongkok

Panning shots Some times, to progress in photography, it is good to oblige yourself to do an exercise in style. Today, my photography exercise was taking panning shots in a street of Mongkok. Panning shots involve staying put in one position and (ideally) shooting subjects which are passing parallel to your position. Using a low […]

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Wat Sanam Chai – An unknown ruin of Thai history

Wat Sanam Chai, a temple in ruins in the city of Suphanburi, is an interesting visit, far from the throngs of tourists in the neighboring Ayutthaya. Suphanburi is a city of historical significance as it is located on the direct pathway for invading armies from Burma. That’s why a number of battles were fought on […]

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Of death, ghosts and haunted houses in Hong Kong

Obviously, supernatural is never very far from hongkongese, even if most profess they don’t believe in anything… Hence topics such as death, ghosts, death or haunted houses are quite taboo in Hong Kong. Why talking about this subject? Over the week-end, a crime took place in Hong Kong, at a luxury condominium called the “Coronation”. […]

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Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok – Memory of times to be no more

  Where some backpackers might be familiar with the Hua Lamphong train station, in Bangkok, most people ignore this wonderful station. It is a rich location for street photography and, depending on the time of day, the colors can be absolutely stunning (see the gallery above). It was recently decided to move that station away […]

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