Gromit

A week in Hong Kong

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I adore this place.

First went here in 1990 to play in a series of concerts and fell in love with HK almost immediately. I've been back once more with work, and now twice on holiday - this time for our 25th wedding anniversary (we had our honeymoon there). Took the bairns this time who enjoyed the trip too. It's also a photographer's adventure playground. :)

Went 'all-Fuji' where the X100F took nigh on 80% of the stuff:

46943791074_fa03267614_b.jpgSymphony of Light HK by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

47666916471_88f5dbe3de_b.jpgStreet drumming HK by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

46752165865_5be86fc635_b.jpgCultural Centre HK by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

32725210437_5caf885967_b.jpgKowloon Velvia by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

47615154962_5dcce13d8e_b.jpgAfter the storm by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

33792718718_382b367881_b.jpgStar Ferry Pier by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

47676223251_60f1b8e5e7_b.jpgNight Bus by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

33798744368_3b73fcfdd3_b.jpgHK by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

46760275325_c78eed08ce_b.jpgMolly on MTR by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

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Wow some great photos there Richard :^

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24 minutes ago, greybeard said:

Wow some great photos there Richard :^

+ loads of 'wows' from me Richard & I'm  just a bit jealous too, HK is as you say a 'photographers adventure playground' but a good eye & a Fuji camera help!!!

A great set of photos Richard.

WOW ;)

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Excellent set of photos, particularly liking 'after the storm'.

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Thanks fellas - you are most kind (and I'm very flattered!). Despite there being no shortage of sites to visit, I always find the best thing about HK is just to wander with no particular aim in getting anywhere. There's never a dull moment. Public transport is plentiful and dirt cheap (the MTR especially). The trams on the Island are a giggle, providing you don't suffer claustrophobia. :D

33808273878_8d48124902_b.jpgHK Laundry by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

32727521007_f12c84f56b_b.jpgJunction by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

The kids love the X100F :)

46754492185_094951474b_b.jpgLooking up by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

32727458207_f427196871_b.jpgChecking her work by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

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12 hours ago, Gromit said:

I adore this place.

First went here in 1990 to play in a series of concerts and fell in love with HK almost immediately. I've been back once more with work, and now twice on holiday - this time for our 25th wedding anniversary (we had our honeymoon there). Took the bairns this time who enjoyed the trip too. It's also a photographer's adventure playground. :)

Went 'all-Fuji' where the X100F took nigh on 80% of the stuff:

46943791074_fa03267614_b.jpgSymphony of Light HK by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

47666916471_88f5dbe3de_b.jpgStreet drumming HK by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

46752165865_5be86fc635_b.jpgCultural Centre HK by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

32725210437_5caf885967_b.jpgKowloon Velvia by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

47615154962_5dcce13d8e_b.jpgAfter the storm by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

33792718718_382b367881_b.jpgStar Ferry Pier by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

47676223251_60f1b8e5e7_b.jpgNight Bus by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

33798744368_3b73fcfdd3_b.jpgHK by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

46760275325_c78eed08ce_b.jpgMolly on MTR by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

Stunning photographs!

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12 hours ago, Willie Garvin said:

+ loads of 'wows' from me Richard & I'm  just a bit jealous too, HK is as you say a 'photographers adventure playground' but a good eye & a Fuji camera help!!!

A great set of photos Richard.

WOW ;)

Have you noticed that Prince Harry shoots Fuji?

https://nationalpost.com/news/prince-harry-shows-off-his-photography-skills-during-visit-to-school-being-built-by-his-charity

Richard, this set definitely warrants its own thread.

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Brilliant photos Richard.:^

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Thanks so much everyone - back home 4 days and missing HK already, and that's from me never admitting to being a 'townie'. :)

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On 24/04/2019 at 08:27, Gromit said:

Went 'all-Fuji' where the X100F took nigh on 80% of the stuff:

Bit of a silly question and I know it's among other things a matter of practicality, more control and mostly about the larger lenses, but by any chance is the Fuji a true alternative or even an SLR slayer? :$ Just a nice thought. 

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9 hours ago, eddie-baby said:

Bit of a silly question and I know it's among other things a matter of practicality, more control and mostly about the larger lenses, but by any chance is the Fuji a true alternative or even an SLR slayer? :$ Just a nice thought. 

Hi Eddie,

Not a silly question at all - in fact I've been giving this some thought since I read your post. To answer? I really haven't a clue! What the X100 does do though (whichever version we're looking at) is draw you in to a more basic - but in many ways more rewarding way of capturing images. Its IQ is a given, in fact in the right conditions I firmly believe it'll rival anything at sensible money. Plus, it allows the user to get amongst the action but still maintain a quiet, discreet posture. 

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The Fuji seems to have (in the right hands) more than just IQ. There's something about the way it handles light and colour. Some Leicas do the same thing, as did the Contax RTS with some of the Zeiss T* lenses. There's a magic to it.

But the 'in the right hands' is crucial. That set of images is world class and the camera alone isn't responsible.

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1 hour ago, Gromit said:

. To answer? I really haven't a clue!

I probably answered my own question. I guess not. Even as fabulous as these images are. But as you say being discrete has its huge advantages over out and out image capture

46 minutes ago, rabski said:

The Fuji seems to have (in the right hands) more than just IQ. There's something about the way it handles light and colour. Some Leicas do the same thing, as did the Contax RTS with some of the Zeiss T* lenses. There's a magic to it.

But the 'in the right hands' is crucial. That set of images is world class and the camera alone isn't responsible.

In the right hands and conditions is right. For ultimate image capture the SLR / variant will always have its place. It's been a long time since I looked around for possible slr alternatives in the camera market, I guess things have moved on but not been revolutionary. Just curious to see where things are at. 

These were gorgeous images though. 

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