Tuesday, December 4, 2007

more piccies from my holiday...

Exposure: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 400 mm

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Oh on the Beach

Exposure: 1/50 sec
Aperture: f/22
Focal Length:115 mm
ISO Speed: 100

Monday, November 26, 2007

Oh and a jet-ski

Exposure: 1/50 sec
Aperture: f/22
Focal Length: 400 mm
ISO Speed: 100

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hunter's Moon

Exposure: 1/200
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 1200 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias:-3 EV

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Queueing to get into the club

exposure: 1/15sec
aperture: f/2.8
focal length: 70mm
iso 2500

Friday, October 19, 2007

Chung Yeung Fire

Chung Yeung is a day to remember ancestors. Families attend to the graves of their ancestors and pay their respects, often by burning paper offerings. Despite the red fire warning some people do not take care and start hill fires. This was taken from Wetlands Park.
ISO: 100
Aperture; f/8
Exposure: 1/500sec

Sunday, October 14, 2007

At the LKF Carnival

This lovely lasy was snapped as I was leaving the carnival yesterday.
focal length 85mm
exposure 1/200 sec
aperture f/1.8
ISO 400

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Standing on the corner of the street

focal length 135mm
aperture f/3.5
exposure 1/15 sec
ISO 800

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Needed cheering up, so I looked through my holiday pics

focal length 38mm (1.3 crop sensor)
Exposure 1/250th sec
Aperture f/8

Don't worry Seelai, I am not trying to steal your thunder :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

4 Seasons Winter

4 Seasons Winter, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Exposure: 1/30 sec
Aperture: f/14
Focal Length: 135 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV

A couple of street musicians in Copenhagen playing the xylophone. Slow speed used to blur the movement of the sticks.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

dash vault

dash vault, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

This morning there was a demonstration of "Parkour" in one of the squares in Copenhagen. I managed to capture this traveus in mid-leap.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

living statue

human statue, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

This is one of a pair of living statues "performing" in Stroget in Copenhagen.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Taking a break

Taking a break, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Last week's bar photo was the Whiskey Priest (an anagram of Sheep Kiwis Try).
No bar phot this week; not because Copenhagen doesn't have any bars, but because I didn't take any photos of them.
This photo was taken in Stroget, the big pedestrian precint in Copenhagen.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Waiting for the train

DPP_1117.JPG, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Photographed in Sheung Wan Station the other day, playing about with depth of field.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bag Lady

Bag Lady, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

I caught this lady crossing Queens Road, and I thought it worthy of a B+W photo.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Sheep Kiwis Try

Sheep Kiwis Try, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Last week's photo was taken in Lux (the clue was in the title Illumination).
This week another LKF bar, and another clue in the title, its an anagram.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Bamboo Scaffolding

Bamboo Scaffolding, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Interesting pile of scaffolding poles, before they are used.

Monday, August 6, 2007


Illumination 2, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Last week's photo was taken in the Bulldog Bar in Lan Kwai Fong, not the main bar, but the bar on the balcony.
This weeks photo is another bar in Lan Kwai Fong - and there is a clue in the title. Can anyone guess which one?

Sunday, August 5, 2007

LKF BEERFEST Jazz musician

LKFBEERFEST236.jpg, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

OK he's not as pretty as some of the girls, whose photos I have been putting up, but he was entertaining.

Friday, August 3, 2007

US Navy on Shore Leave

LKFBEERFEST209.jpg, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

US Navy personnel on shore leave, enjoying the jazz band during the beer festival.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

LKF Beer festival

LKF Beerfest 0630.JPG, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

One of the NowTV promo girls poses for the press pack.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

LKF beer festival

LKFBEERFEST271.jpg, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Again, a lovely promotion girl from the LKF party this weekend. If you notice a sort of hazey look top this photo, its because one of the food stalls, nearby, was burning some food! Honest!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


LKFBEERFEST309.jpg, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

I took this candid shot during the weekend at the LKF Julyfest. She is a promo girl for NowTV, ain't she cute?

Monday, July 30, 2007


nnn, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Still no takers! Last week's photo was from the Hong Kong Brew House.
To the anonymous person who left a comment - yes, there are bars that are not noisy and crowded, but it depends a lot on when you visit them. On a Saturday night, when the US Navy is in town, its going to be hard to find a bar in LKF that isn't noisy and crowded.
This week's photo is taken in a bar in LKF. Can anyone guess which one it is?

Sunday, July 29, 2007


LKFBEERFEST393.jpg, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

I spotted this little cutey at the Lan Kwai Fong beer festival on Saturday. Isn't she lovely?

Friday, July 27, 2007

Dalian Tram

Dalian Tram, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

There are old fashioned trams in Dalian too

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sorry, Everyone

But, I am up in China at the moment and can't access my server with photos on it. To make it worse Blogger seems to think I can read mandarin, so the dashboard means diddly squat to me. Argghhhh.
Back in Hong Kong on Friday

Monday, July 23, 2007

Monkey Nuts

D'Aguilar bar 2, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Last week's photograph was taken in La Dolce Vita 97 Bar, in Lan Kwai Fong.
This week's photo is taken in a popular bar on D'aguilar Street.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Morning Twilight over Victoria Harbour

For some reason, I woke up at sparrow fart, this morning. However the upside w\as that I was able to capture the light just before sunrise. I like the relection on the side of the building.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Oh Lord Give Me Aircon

Oh Lord Give Me Aircon, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Sometimes it pays to look up! I have walked past this collection of aircon intakes many times since I have been in Hong Kong, but never noticed them before,as I wa too busy peering into the bars of Lan Kwai Fong.
Noticed them the other day, and took a picture. Very happy with the way the light changes as the reflections of the bar lights fade.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sweet Life

LKF bar3, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Well, no right answers to last week's poser, but at least some interest was shown! The photo was of Bar George, the front bar was shown, and the clue was the white rugby shirt in the background, even if it was way out of focus.
This week we have a bar in Lan Kwai Fong. This one should be easy, even if you have never been there!

Saturday, July 14, 2007


Dragonfly, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

I went to Hong Kong Wetlands Park today, and I saw this massive, bright red dragonfly

Friday, July 13, 2007

Nissan Elgrand - naff sticker

Nissan Elgrand - naff sticker, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Some kind of promotional launch, last evening in Lan Kwai Fong. I have never seen such a fuss over a boring car!
Mind you with all the people carrying bunches of flowers, I guess there was some kind of celebrity involved, but I couldn't be bothered to wait and find out.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Fashion Shoot

Fashion Shoot, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

I spotted this photo shoot going on in Lan Kwai Fong the other evening, so I grabbed my camera and took a couple of shots of the models from behind.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Traffic, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Traffic coming along the flyover, onto Cotton Tree Drive. Long exposure without a flash to creat the white streaks of the headlights. I also like the starring of the street lamps

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Hasn't the weather been lovely for the last few days?

Monday, July 9, 2007

beer taps

beer taps, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

I was a little surprised by the lack of response to last weeks bar quiz. Probably it was so easy, that you all couldn't be bothered to submit your answers. With the guitars on the wall and the tall bar shelfing behind as the give aways, I expected a lot of people to correctly identify it as Carnegies.
So, this week I am making it a little harder. The bar is on D'aguilar Street, and there is a big clue in the picture!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Slow speed high speed

Paper fan twirling, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

These were taken in one of those paper goods shops in Western District. The first shot was taken at a slow shutter speed, the second at a higher speed.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

jaguar racing car 001

jaguar racing car 001, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Another brilliant motor car from the National Motor Museum

Friday, July 6, 2007

Pirates of Lan Kwai Fong

Pirates of Lan Kwai Fong, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

These three delightful pirates allowed me to take their picture last night in Lan Kwai Fong.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

etype jag 001

etype jag 001, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

When I was a lad I always wanted to own an E-type Jag. This one belongs to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Blue House

Blue House, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

On Stone Nullah Lane is this blue coloured building. Rumour has it that the only colour paint the council had left was blue.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Hong Kong Fireworks Display

Hong Kong Fireworks Display, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

The other evening I was camped by the HK Convention centre, waiting for the fireworks to start. I looked around and saw this photo opportunity.
It was taken with a wide angle lens, with a nice bit of bokeh coming from the top left corner.
Shame about the security guard who got in the way!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Bar of the week

Bar of the week, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

New feature for this blog - the bar of the week. Every week I plan to post a picture of a bar in Hong Kong (OK I know that favours people who know Hong Kong) and you have to guess the name of the establishment. No prizes apart from knowing that you are a bigger bar crawler than me.
We will start with an easy one from Wanchai. Answer next Monday. Good luck!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Temple roof

Temple roof, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

I love the ornate details that you see on temple roofs. This one is Hung Sing Fisherman's temple in Wanchai. Apparently Queen's Road East used to be on the shoreline!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Kowloon Bell Tower

IMG_3659.jpg, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

I really like the symetry of this shot, with the refection in the foreground. Its just a shame about the crowd barriers and the scaffolding on the building behind

Friday, June 29, 2007

hksonetlumiere 024

hksonetlumiere 024, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

One of my favourite shots I have taken at night in Hong Kong. Shame about the smudge on the left hand side of the photo, though.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

canvas sided truck

canvas sided truck 2, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

These canvas sided trucks are a must for deliveries in Hong Kong.

And they are colourful, but sometimes you can't guess what's inside them and sometimes you probably don't want to know!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Lion and the bell tower 3610

Lion and the bell tower 3610, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Another photograph from the lion dance the other day.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Lion and the bell tower 3638

Lion and the bell tower 3638, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

I went to the DSragon & Lion Dancing in Kowloon, yesterday. At the start it was a massive scrum, with TV crews, the press and, like me, amateur photographers; but once the procession moved off the press disappeared, which left the Convention Centre Plaza clear for the amateur photographers and the later Dragon and Lion teams.