Truth be told, there are moments where shooting as wide as what the XPAN offers is a challenge. I think I’ve gotten better at it over time, but there are still many instances when I don’t know what to do with all that image real estate. And there are times when it’s just obvious, like here. This foreground Cherub with the rest of the graves in the background just compelled me to shoot it this way.
Fuji TX2 + Kodak TMax400
Cemetaries in Hong Kong are mostly vertical affairs as space is at a premium. But in the early days of the colony that wasn’t the case so much, so in Happy Valley you can still visit the older cemetaries on the Island. There’s a string of three (a Muslim Cemetary, the Catholic Cemetary and the Hong Kong Cemetary). The statuary in the Catholic Cemetary is quite striking, as exemplified here. I thought this angel looked a lot like a late stage Michael Jackson, but maybe that’s a heretical thought.