Friday, 20 March 2015

green blue sea 蔚藍碧海

Dear friend or stranger who has stumbled across this blog -- please go and take a look at

which is my new blogging and photography project. It's still Hong Kong, but underwater, where it's more fun!

See you there! Thank you!

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

潛水 Gone diving

潛水 = tsim seui: diving / gone off the radar

As you may have noticed (if you still keep an eye on Land of no cheese, and I thank you!), my posts have become more and more sporadic this year. In reality, recently it has become harder for me to find time to keep this site going. With 428 posts since it began on 30 June 2009 I now feel this exercise in the visual exploration of Hong Kong has now run its photographic course (I'm no HK newbie any more) and it's time for me to put my imagination into other projects. 

One of these is this:
Red team
Yes, this photo is taken in Hong Kong! I have over the past couple of years taken my photography obsession underwater and I was delighted to be awarded an "outstanding award" in the Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video competition 2014 with the above picture. It's an incentive for me to keep developing my skills in this very challenging form of photography which combines two of my passions.

This site will stay online for the time being, so feel free to browse, either randomly, via the themes at the very bottom of this page, or by following the chain of connections between posts. This post is probably the best and these | two took the longest to do! None of these posts are typical of this project though; what I was mostly doing was this | kind | of | thing. You can also keep following my photos in most issues of Time Out Hong Kong (Hidden Hong Kong).

Thank you all very much for following, and see you in the land of no cheese!

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The colour yellow

- Yellow agents -

Apologies for the infrequent posting recently. I have every intention to pick up the frequency in October.

My Time Out contributions are more regular than my blog posts these days! Here's the latest.

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Monday, 28 July 2014

Take a break

This fortnight in Time Out HK: peeking in.

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Monday, 7 July 2014

Snorkelling, Hong Kong style

On your next trip to the seaside, see if you can spot these unusual specimens:

1. The amphibious hiker
Full hiking gear - check. Umbrella - check. Snorkel/mask in hand - check. Thigh deep in the sea - check. Hesitating about going in past the crotch line - check.

2. The survival snorkeller
Actually swimming - check. Face in the water - check. Waterproof backpack of survival gear in tow - check. Bulletproof lifevest protecting said survival gear pack - check.

3. The incognito picnicking frogwoman
Baseball cap - check. Periscope - check. Drinking water supplies - check. Towel carefully positioned so as to stay dry - check. Kickboard-cum-floating picnic table - check. Preparation for any, and I mean absolutely any, eventuality - big check.

Currently in Time Out Hong Kong - rocking rocks.

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Crab dinner

And you thought this post was going to consist of pictures of seafood delicacies in Hong Kong huh?

Well, in a way, you're not wrong...

- another kind of crab -

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