Stanley Waterfront

Today I’ll go for another photography technique post. I have been experimenting recently with the modified firmware for Canon 5D Mark III that allows to load the Magic Lantern advanced capabilities. This group of hackers decided to exploit the camera possibilities to their maximum and managed to create a full framework of extended capabilities, much beyond…

Urban Black & White II

  After a first Urban Black & White, here is another series exploring the geometry and textures of Wan Chai:       Wan chai footbridge   Lockhart Road   Cloucester Road   The new business complex around Harbour road     Footbridge from harbour road to Stewart Road   Stewart Road     Backstreets of…

Wanchai – Photo “Painting”

For once, this post is a photography technique post, breaking with the usual idea of letting pictures speak for themselves. I call this series photo “painting”, because it involves a specific process to give them a look that reminds of paintings: This is a processed image:   This is the raw image: very flat tones, some…

灣仔 – My Wan Chai

    Never had too much of it – lively, colourful, old, dirty… That’s the Wan Chai I love 🙂   The Pawn Shop – so 1950s retro-style – probably has not changed since it was built… also spot the pipe works in the left building entrance: a work of art. And the traditional Hong Kong…

飲茶 – Yam Cha

Part of Hong Kong life is the traditional Yam Cha or drinking tea, nice euphemism for gulping delicious dim sum, or even chicken feet if you feel like it (never tried…) This is in Stanley – a more upscale version of the traditional concept, yet really affordable! Families gather here on Sunday mornings to have…