Monthly Archive: January, 2012

Dondonya

   Dondonya is a Japanese restaurant specializing in donburi (a Japanese rice bowl dish with assorted meats and vegetables), but it also serves curry, tempura and sashimi. It was our second time here… Continue reading

Bologne

Bologne is a new Japanese style Western restaurant that is quite popular in town. We frequented the restaurant on more than one occasion and were pleasantly surprised by the variety of dessert and… Continue reading

Fleur de Sel

Fleur de Sel is an exquisite French creperie serving authentic buckwheat crepes in Causeway Bay. The words “Fleur de Sel” literally mean “flower of salt”, which is the hand-harvested top layer of salt… Continue reading

Beas River

The Beas River is a river in Northern India, rising from the Himalayas. The Beas River Country Club, Hong Kong, has no relationship with that place other than the similar names. Club members… Continue reading

Repulse Bay

It was so good to have sunshine after a whole week of gloomy weather. It has rarely been so cold in Hong Kong! So we decided to have a weekend getaway to Repulse… Continue reading

Mix & Match

The old and new Guangzhou are not contradictory – they seem to complement each other and blend nicely together. There are trees lining along avenues and skyscrapers towering high up in the business… Continue reading

Colorful Streetscapes

This collection shows the vibrant side of Guangzhou, a Southern Chinese city – a mix and match of the old and new, streets packed with people and old, deserted alleys around the corner,… Continue reading

Cuisine

An assortment of Chinese cuisine in Guangzhou, China. It is supposed to be a capital for good food! Out of the following, the BBQ pork is the best. Pictures taken with the Voigtlander… Continue reading

Old Guangzhou

The Shamian Peninsula was free from the noisy Chinese New Year celebrations. It also contained the historical buildings which were erected over a century ago, hidden by the tall trees as old as… Continue reading

Day & Night

A transition from day to night at the Shing Moon River. First picture: Taken with CV 15/4.5 on NEX-3, 0.3 EV bracket, post-processing with Photomatix HDR. Second picture: taken with kit lens, 4s… Continue reading

Contax G90 on NEX-3

The Contax G90, officially known as the Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 90mm f/2.8, was designed for the autofocus Contax G1 and G2 camera bodies. The Contax bodies are considered advanced film cameras and… Continue reading

Into the Darkness

Taken with CV 40/1.4

Moss

Taken with CV 40/1.4

A story of bokeh

I have just updated the “equipment” pages. They are by no means a professional review, and they do not contain any technical details of the lenses. I wrote a short passage on using… Continue reading

Lost in translation

Hustle and bustle in a mall. Nothing special.

Hand in Hand

Out of camera jpeg with no editing

Leaves

Taken with the Carl Zeiss Sonnar 90mm T* (Contax G90) All taken at f2.8, it is indeed sharp even wide open. Some people say the quality is comparable to Leica, but of course… Continue reading

Voigtlander Super-Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5

The Voigtlander Heliar 15mm f4.5 (LTM mount) is indeed a little gem. The wide-angle is sharp from corner to corner. As a rangefinder lens, it is compact too. On Sony NEX-6, it demonstrates… Continue reading

Mazda

The Mazda 6 is a fun car to drive.

Stairwell

Into the abyss…