Navel on Display
Fuji x100f, 28mm, f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 800
I’ve posted quite a few bare chested guys in this series of moments this week, but I also wanted to capture this particular fashion approach to heat that is the t-shirt rolled under the armpits. Here’s an example of that.
Working on a Building
Fuji x100f, 28mm, f/4, 1/250s, ISO 200
Bare chests are another fixture of Hong Kong in the warm months. Manual laborers (and indeed men in general) are often seen either bare chested or with their shirts pulled up to just below the armpits. I’ve been trying to capture that ever since I arrived here, and this is certainly one of those successful attempts.
Ciggie and Chat
Fuji x100f, 28mm, f/4, 1/250s, ISO 400
As I said already there’s a lot more smoking in the streets in Hong Kong compared to what there is in Europe. I’m always on the lookout for these ciggie moments, because in a sense they are characteristic of the place.
Tweeting in the Sun
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/600s, ISO 1600
As we’re getting close to summer, the heat is building and we have long days of harsh sunlight here in Hong Kong. As a consequence all sorts of funky hats and umbrellas reappear, which is what attracted my eye to this connected woman.
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/4, 1/500s, ISO 3200
There is a lot of smoking going on in Hong Kong. Not quite as much as in Shanghai, but still, a lot compared to most European cities these days. It stinks, but it also makes for interesting photos, so as long as I’m not too exposed to second-hand smoke, I’m rather in favour of it!
Mommie and Doggie
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 320
Part of the fun of street photography is in spotting amusing juxtapositions or just funny situations. This photo is more the latter.
iPhone, 29mm, f/2.2, 1/100s, ISO 40
The Banyan trees in Hong Kong fascinate me. They’re everywhere, and will seemingly grow over anything. I shoot their roots whenever I can.
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/100s, ISO 1600
Shooting from the hip makes for different compositions. I spotted those two girls leisurely leaning on the lamppost and knew I had to get close to capture the expressions naturally. I’m happy I did, I think it makes for a good shot.
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/150s, ISO 200
The statuary in cemeteries is rarely joyful, but often offers great opportunities for compositions. This is what I tried to do here, framing the statue of the weeping widow in context.
Canon 7D, 80mm, f/1.8, 1/400s, ISO 200
On the hills of Edinburgh sits the Old Calton Burial Ground, a wonderfully moody cemetery where I spent a good hour just wandering around and taking photos. Some of the mausoleums are massive, such as this one.