Thursday, January 31, 2013

Yuen Po street, Hongkong

It was on runningman hongkong episode that i came to know of this place in Hongkong. It s a place where the bird lovers shop for birds and accessories.
Aside from my love for birds, its definitely a nice place that looks good in colors!

Its quite a distance to walk from Mongkok station. I followed the signage and still took me 15 mins to reach..

Yuen Po Street, Hongkong

Its definitely a nice place to visit on a a mini bird park!
Yuen Po Street, Hongkong

Okay i dont like to see birds caged...but then again...the unique way to cage the singing birds!
Yuen Po Street, Hongkong

Proud owners hanging their birds for a singing competition.
Yuen Po Street, Hongkong

You can find all sorts of cage here
Yuen Po Street, Hongkong

This short little street inside the marketplace is pretty attractive..
Yuen Po Street, Hongkong

Choosing with care...
Yuen Po Street, Hongkong

Yuen Po Street, Hongkong

One of my favourite species..
Yuen Po Street, Hongkong

And if you think that its easy to choose a pet....this guy has been standing there for quite a while...listening...
Yuen Po street

Finally, it took me 15 mins there, and another 15 mins to exit. The smell of the place isnt that nice....:)

Fuji X-E1, Fuji XF18mm

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Streets of Hong Kong

The first trip to Hong Kong was during my first few years on job, i didnt had much savings and so, there was nothing that i planned to bring home...i wasnt even addicted to cameras and all i had was a borrowed ixus 80 (which was one of the best camera then!)
So this round, i brought with me more cash in hope that i will a good deal somewhere...after all..its a crazy place with lots of camera hobbyist.

In order to not carry that much cash on me, the first stop in Hong Kong has to be Champagne court where all the antiques were..

Hong Kong streets

Its a little like our penisular plaza, just that the price of the items were much higher..and with many similarities with the Japanese, they prefer minty items on display.

It was eye feasting here but definitely not a place to bargain. One look at the listed price, will put your idea of a bargain war aside...

Well since there isnt any hope to find a bargain, i decided to just start shooting with what i had along with me.

Oh, i brought along the following gear this trip, nothing much, nothing too fanciful. I was looking at bringing an affordable Fuji XF 18mm f2 back.

Gears for Hongkong

Hong Kong was a great place for street shoot and in many film album, you get to see tonnes of street shots and mostly processed gloomy to suit the place.
Something like the below...

& this...and probably you will find tonnes of such sight on the streets of Hong Kong...( these are the only 2 that i took!)

For me, i wish to try out something different this trip. I wanted a more colorful, expressive, different feel made for Hong Kong...its supposed to be a lively and happening city...
The streets full of activities.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong streets

Testing out the canon 50mm f1.2
Hong Kong streets

As the night get darker, the people started to flood the streets...the night turned loud and filled with activities...
Hong Kong streets

A Photographer who started a booth by shooting fp3000 polariods...and amazingly, this draws tonnes of crowds queuing for their turn to be photographed. He was using a mamiya press if im not wrong..
Halfway thru, he turned and say to me "Im also a Leica User!"
Hong Kong streets

Checking out the pictures...
Hong Kong streets

The Charming night of Hongkong with all the Lights..
Hong Kong streets

It was a place that was never too late for shopping.
Hong Kong streets

Fuji X-E1, CV 12mm f5.6, XF 18mm f2

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hong Kong

This is my 2nd visit to Hong kong after 7 years. This country doesnt change much in my memories, and perhaps of the over population and the limited land space, its forced to stay as it is.

Mong Kok

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Finally my Kaza Deluxe Casing

If you ever ask me to choose between buying a useful camera grip or a beautiful half-case, i will definitely choose the later. I love dressing up my camera. I love leather and I love the attention i get. I'm a practical person despite buying something that is meant more for least, i wont spend too much on it.

While going thru the selections of half case for Fuji X-E1 in the market, apparently not much choice, the Kaza handmade Italy cow leather was the one that caught my attention. 

I considered carefully before i purchased it.

Took around 2 weeks before i received it and i seriously love it...
Kaza Deluxe

Kaza Deluxe

Kaza Deluxe

Friday, January 18, 2013

Street Shoots

Its rewarding to just monitor your surrounding and taking pictures at a slower pace...its therapeutic to shoot film...especially after a busy week at work.
Street shoots

Street shoots

Street shoots

Leica M2, Canon 50mm f1.2 ltm
Legacy Pro 100 @ 200, R09


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Nikkor 8cm f2, 
Legacy Pro 100, R09

Sunday, January 13, 2013

My First Travel Photo Journal

I have been travelling alot for the past years, but most of the time, the pictures were shared and reviewed over the internet.

While going thru some of the photobooks, i thought, why not create one for myself when my pictures werent that bad either. So after some research and encouragements from friends, i started building one for myself.

It took me quite an effort to narrow down the amount of pictures selected (at least i thought they were all nice), and finally printing a total of 63 pictures only.
I spend a day thinking about the materials that i want and searching a few shops for them.
Took me 2 days to complete it with the help of my younger sis.

My Travel Journal

63 Pictures of various size - $33
Sketch Book - $17
Pens - $5
Efforts - Alot
Total Cost - Priceless!

I would definitely love to share the book with you!

Saturday, January 12, 2013


She is an Australian, on an exchange program in town! Exploring the places of interest!


Fuji XE1, Nokton 75mm f2.5

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Fighting for Freedom

I feel suffocated at times...and i hope that i can try to break out of the cage one day and live the life i want!

 Spread the wings for Freedom

Fuji XE1, Nikkor 8.5cm f2

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A beautiful store, bicycle and a beautiful day

I went over on a Sunday to Artfriend to get the materials required for my Photobook...
Along the way, I pass-by this nice concept store which has a tint of Lomography concept in it. Station outside of the store was a nice retro Fixie...

Well, this isnt an old street but little decorations like this makes the surrounding looks different...and it shows that rather than fitting in to the area, changing the theme seems to be a better choice!

 Its a nice store thou!


Fuji XE1, CV 25mm f4

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Mysterious Lake

The quietness of the lake in the morning, before the sons of Inle are awake...

Inle Lake

Inle Lake

Inle Lake

Canon P, CV25mm f4, Canon 50mm f1.4
Trix 400, HC110

Saturday, January 5, 2013


While going thru the archival of pictures, i realised that there are some pictures that i have missed out...Amazingly, so of them arent that bad...might be due to the over processing that got me tired and skip off a few folders..

I found some good ones to share here...
img374 Legacy Pro 200, R09

Streets of Yangon

Streets of Yangon

Streets of Yangon

img372 Legacy Pro 200, R09

img379 Legacy Pro 200, R09

Canon P, CV25mm f4 ltm Legacy Pro 100 @ 200, R09

Smiley day

Seems like a happy day for street shoots...

This couple was from South Africa and from far, she called me to help her take a family shot....and i asked for 1 on my camera...

Relaxing couple taking a break...from sweden

This granny has a great smile! Extremely friendly...should be a resident nearby!

It just brighten your day, when people share their smiles!

Leica M2, CV25mm f4
Colorplus 200

Thursday, January 3, 2013

JJ ~ The toy poodle

One of the friendliest and well behaved poodle...

JJ the toy poodle

JJ the toy poodle

JJ the toy poodle

JJ the toy poodle

Fuji XE1, Canon 50mm f1.2 ltm