Saturday, February 28, 2009


what more could I say... trams have always been such a charm.:-)

"the peak tram" (Peak Tram Station, Kennedy Road)

"where have all the trams gone?" (tram stop, Queensway)

"yawn..." (Tram Stop, Des Voeux Road Central)

"shhh!" (the Tram Road, Johnston Road)

"colours of the night" (Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay)

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Friday, February 20, 2009

a secondhand bookstore...

my eyes and mind were caught as I strolled past a secondhand bookstore near where I live one recent evening...

"I am certain there is too much certainty in the world."
Michael Crichton (1942-2008)
Somehow, this statement struck me as much as his 'Jurassic Park' dinosaurs...

maybe I should confess that Michael Crichton's book wasn't the only charm I found in this secondhand bookstore...

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Friday, February 13, 2009


I've always found spiral staircases fascinating... glad to have one near where I work. Some fun shots during my lunch break.:-)

the spiral

"me and a passerby"

a musical note?:-)

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Friday, February 06, 2009

shooting in the dark...

I was given a new compact camera to test use. It's one with superb high ISOs performance and amazing dynamic range... I'm so pleased to be able to shoot in the dark again!
The first thing I used this wondeful photo machine to do was to document my familiar places. Somehow I feel lucky to have found (or been found by) 'photography', without which I would not have kept that "sense of wonder" of the child or the traveler, and this daily journey to and from office would not have been such enjoyable and exciting. Even the most familiar streets look and feel interestingly different each day...

centre street and myself

"feeling warm" in a cold winter night...

"night life" couldn't remember how many times I've met him at this hour before... While I was feeling good that my work for the "day" was finally over and time was mine again, it seemed that his had only just begun... (western street)

continuing the uphill climb (along with the worker of last pic) brought me to the Western Community Centre, where I loved to hang around with my schoolmates... That's of course long long time ago!

"uphill..." same hour, but another night; same street, and another worker. Another ISO1600 shot and final capture of this familiar place of mine... BTW, the red brick building in the background meant alot to me - probably the happiest days of my life were spent here...

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