Saturday, April 18, 2009

see you at Am3...

you can now find me at Am3:

Friday, March 27, 2009

the moon...

before the sun set, Pokfulam Road...

moon and tree

tree and moon

"set me free"

After viewing the first two pics, a good friend introduced to me the fantastic work of Caspar David Friedrich:

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

sea of people... causeway bay

well, you might not have seen too many crowded, hustling and bustling urban scenes from me; but I really don't always try to avoid the crowds especially during festive days like Chinese New Year... Here're a few pics.

"waiting for the green"


"sea of crowds"

"sea of crowds"

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Friday, March 13, 2009

wilmer street

and mood of the night...

an addition to the album of "my familiar places":

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Friday, March 06, 2009

having fun in the dim...

continue to have fun shooting in the dim and documenting all my "familiar places" under the charming yet difficult lighting conditions...

"contemplating" – Centre Street

"The Center & Aberdeen Street"

"Overseeing" – Graham Street

"An aged corner building" – Algar Court

"Curious Court" – Elgin Street

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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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Friday, January 30, 2009

grassroots happy hour...

hot or cold, wet or dry, nothing could stop them from coming and have fun...

A busy street corner in the daytime, an exciting "battlefield" in the evening. Managed to find a narrow gap between two spectators to get a few shots.:-) (The street and spectators:

"See who's winning, who's winning!" This man kept crying rather arrogantly. Yes, he "won" eventually, but a little inconsistent with his confident words were his voice that was tense and his move that's indecisive. On the contrary, the "loser" remained so calm and swift (you can see his left hand)...

a fruit store turned into a meeting place in the evening.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

additions to the "solitude album"

"solitude is a state of seclusion or isolation, lack of contact with people or love, yet I must confess that this is exactly what I indulge myself so frequently. Solitude is specially beautiful when it turns misery and banality into a sentimental poem... "

"one saturday morning" - an unusually quiet scene of this busy footbridge that links up Hang Seng Bank Building and the Central Market...

"the last seat of the tram" - I've always been drawn to lonely people on a tram... and don't know why, they seem to like this seat most.

"a lonesome bus stop" - maybe it's just me who kept indulging myself in the mood of solitude...

"a quiet day" - one of the self-employed contractors waiting day-by-day outside the Southorn Playground...

"merry christmas?!"

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

my new year wish...

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"six and one... I wish to be free"

by now, if you've been following this blog of mine, you'll notice that the best I could do is to update it once a week... my day jobs have been pushing me real hard!

so, here's my new year wish: a little more free time please!:-)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

"I'm still hungry..."

well, I have been taking pics everyday without a stop since it became a hobby / passion four years ago... yet I'm still "hungry"!:-)
some photos of eats that I dug out from my archive...

"black & white" – my cup of tea:-)

I'm starving...

"I'm so content – a treat of iced milk tea & a bowl of bbq pork rice"

"oh, it's hot!" - curry fish balls

sugar cane juice and turtle jelly – yes, turtle jelly, it's good to skin and throat...

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Saturday, January 03, 2009

"couldn't wait to turn over a new leaf..."

2008 was rough and tough, yet it flew and became history...

couldn't wait to turn over a new leaf... 23:55 31 December 2008

another countdown...

happy 2009!

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

some urban impressions...

when you look into your familiar surroundings really "intensely", sometimes pretty interesting details would just pop up...

"splash" or "dandelions" (hk zoological & botanical garden)

"corrosion / urban decay" (swatow street)

"dazzled" (jardine bazaar, causeway bay)

"a summer rainy day" (queen's road east)

"typhoon signal #8" (ice house street, central)

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