All posts tagged: Macau

Peeking through…

  … I’m just so disgusted with this country right now… And I don’t even do social media, or watch broadcast news… Imagine how enraged I’d be if I paid attention to everybody else screaming right now… I can’t… I’m like the person who’s no good at long division, ’cause I just can’t even… Mostly I’m just sad… Terribly, terribly sad… So I offer up a respite from the madness of this past weekend, and out madness inducing, do-nothing, say the wrong thing at the right time every time President… A sunrise, from half-way around the world… Maybe a bit of meditation on this picture will help with a sense of perspective… I don’t know it will, or not. But anything’s worth a shot, at this point…           Advertisements

As promised…

  … the first shot ever taken with the lens I mentioned in the last post… A Canon 85mm f1.2 prime… It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘zoom with you feet’… ‘Cause it’s really heavy, see… You gotta wanna walk around with this lens all day, is all I’m sayin’… While the subject of the photo might be rather blasé, there’s no denying the technical aspects. It’s a depth of field to die for… And really sharp, and a real crowd pleaser…   … but it’s so dang heavy…          

Early one morning…

  … on the Pearl River Delta… The atmosphere was so strange, to tis westerner’s eyes, during my time in Macau. The light was incredibly intense, and “contrasty”, yet you hardly ever saw the sun. With all the pollution blowing across from the mainland, plus the incredible amount of year-round humidity in the air, the light just bounced around from every which direction, and it became very difficult to spot a “direction” that the light might be coming from. The exception was during July and August, when a lot of the mainland factories scaled back, and people went on vacation. Which allowed the air to clear, a bit… especially around dawn… And because you could now see for dozens of miles, instead of one or two, the light now came in in a more recognizable fashion. And you could see things like the early morning fishing boats…   Golden Hour, indeed…