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WOW, a long while has passed since I last posted something on the blog… With the exception of some pictures in the ‘Little worlds‘ gallery. I wanted to do this for a while, so here is an example of post-processing a picture. I hope you will find it useful.

Step ‘0‘ – obviously enough – involves taking the picture. In this, I was granted access to the rooftop of a building in the middle of the Central district in Hong Kong. Looking down towards Connaught Road, the traffic was an amazing mix of colors and ant colony activity.

Here is the original picture, step ‘1‘:

Step 1

Picked from a series of 5 pictures, there were still two things I disliked about that one. Firstly, the inevitable orange color cast, offered as usual with the compliments of the Street Lights Association of Hong Kong. Secondly, the – again with the compliments of the S.L.A. (H.K.) – the light post.

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Some time later, 2010 (6 pictures)

Let's go golfing, Martine

Let's go golfing, Martine

Go to the gallery –>

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Popi and Pipo are the lastest addition to our menagerie. Don’t ask how we ended up with two hamsters while we have a cat, eager to hunt anything moving, from baby geckos to dragonflies…

Pipo

More after the click…

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From the Ho Chi Minh French library, I borrowed “L’île des gauchers” – which in English would make “The island if the left-handed” – by French writer Alexandre Jardin. I do not know if this novel is goor or not ; I haven’t read it yet.

L'ile aux gauchers

L'île des gauchers

Whenever I pick-up  a book at the library,  one of the first page I read is the handwritten list of subscribers who read it already. The computerization of libraries force the lists to end around 2004, but still, it is nice to see how many times the book was picked up.

In this particular book, the second page caught my intention because it contains a personal note.

Ha quel chemin difficile mais la finalité est belle.
A mon p’tit Didou,
Tendrement,
Valé

From these words, multiple stories may be invented.

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I recently had the chance to stay at the Victoria Angkor Resort Hotel, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The room was simply great, it does not get much better than this and since the attention to details is omnipresent, I took a couple ‘close-up’ pictures to showcase it.

All pictures were taken with the 135mm f/2 L lens from Canon (The *Magic* prime 🙂 ).

Amenities

Amenities

WordPress will not allow me to make a Picture Gallery today, so I apologize in advance there are no thumbnail on this post… Only medium sized pictures.

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