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    The streets of Hong Kong (updated regularly)

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    Re: The streets of Hong Kong

    Ah, sweet memories

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    Re: The streets of Hong Kong

    Neat shots... The street looks like one that runs off from Stanley Market to the Bay. Those tree roots are magnificent.

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    Thanks guys.

    Stanley Market is still there but the bay area has been "upgraded". Now it looks like any other manufactured tourist spot. NIce but...

    The banyans are along Nathan Road.

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    Some from today.

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    Bobo, I love images of an area that show the people. IMO, far too many folks bring home vacation shots of buildings, trees, landscapes, flowers and those ever present sunsets with no people included. My one complaint with my two week tour to China was that the tour concetrated on "things" rather than on "people".

    Luckily, when visiting "tourist sights" in China, the majority of the tourists are Chinese so, they in themselves make interesting subjects. That is opposite to say, visiting the ruins in Greece where the majority of the tourists are American, British, German or some other group that looks no different from tourists visiting a smiliar tourist attraction in the USA.

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    Was out to an old fishing village today and the "tourists" were all either Chinese or foreigners who are familiar with HK. Tourists do not have much flexibility in their schedule to roam off the beaten track - which translates into the same pictures of anywhere they go.

    Will post the pics later and people may be shocked to see the other side of this ultra-modern city.

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    Phone-mania series.

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    Monochrome series

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    Re: The streets of Hong Kong

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Monochrome series
    Bobo _ Keep 'em coming. Always nice to see life on the street of somewhere else. Not sure I would have gone for such a heavy tone as you have applied in Nos 5-8, but that's personal taste.

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    Thanks Donald - it is this d**m notebook monitor. If it is tilted exactly straight up the pics come out looking a bit washed out, tilt it back a bit they seem fine here, but end up like 5-8. Wish I had not bought one of the bright screen ones but guess will have to live with it until end-Nov. Grrrr

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    Re: The streets of Hong Kong

    I'm really drawn to 2.1, perhaps because there is a lot less 'going on' in it.
    It captures love in a very simple way.

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    Thanks Brian.

    "Less going on" - impossible here unless we get into the backstreets or alleys.

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    Re: The streets of Hong Kong

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Thanks Donald - it is this d**m notebook monitor. If it is tilted exactly straight up the pics come out looking a bit washed out, tilt it back a bit they seem fine here, but end up like 5-8. Wish I had not bought one of the bright screen ones but guess will have to live with it until end-Nov. Grrrr
    Usually the best position is when your eyes are reflected smack-bang in the middle (so it's at exactly 90 degrees). I like people shots too -- looks like a lot of iPhones there

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    Re: The streets of Hong Kong

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    ...it is this d**m notebook monitor. If it is tilted exactly straight up the pics come out looking a bit washed out, tilt it back a bit they seem fine here, but end up like 5-8.
    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Usually the best position is when your eyes are reflected smack-bang in the middle (so it's at exactly 90 degrees).
    The tilt of a notebook screen is a problem when viewing photographs. Although probably a subjective thing, I find the following picture useful:

    The streets of Hong Kong

    For images to look right for me, I tilt the screen until I can see a lighter square in the black field and a darker square in the white field. The idea can easily be adapted to suit by changing the shade of the smaller squares.

    Philip

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    Re: The streets of Hong Kong

    Nice series of photos.

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    These are great to see Bobo

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    Re: The streets of Hong Kong

    Thanks John.
    Thanks Dave.

    And thanks Colin and Philip for the notebook tip - trying it out right now.

    And the VERDICT - fantastic. Both your suggestions produced the same results.

    Here the nb is on a coffee table and raised a couple of inches with one of those Belkin thingies bringing it up from butt-level to about tummy-level.

    Was tilting it straight up to mimic a monitor but that is at eye-level now the tilt is exactly right. Will see how the pics turn out for the next pp.

    Thanks guys.

    Now I can see that ALL the pics on this post ARE a tad on the darker side.
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    Re: The streets of Hong Kong

    Series 5.

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    Series 6.

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