Sunday, 31 March 2013

Masters of disguise

The challenges of taking photos of small fish in Hong Kong:

a) The visibility is poor
b) Their camouflage is excellent (for many)
c) They refuse to stay put

Now you see me:

Banded goby
Now you don't!

Goby-sized 'puff of smoke'
- easier to photograph, but far less cute -

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Friday, 29 March 2013

Toad day

On a damp and misty day like today, it's no use trying to look at the big things (like mountains), it's better to focus on the small things (like mushrooms).

- plants that like the damp -

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Thursday, 28 March 2013

From above

People never look up. That's why I love to take pictures from this angle. The first is a Causeway Bay street market. Know what the second is?

- more candids -

This fortnight in Time Out Hong Kong: on the scales.

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Monday, 18 March 2013


Philippines starfish. Dinky, cute and chubby. It wants to be your friend.

Hong Kong starfish. Nine-point ocean-floor-roving monstrosity, well over a foot in diameter. It's coming to get you.

- another HK B-movie-worthy underwater life form -

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Saturday, 16 March 2013


Someone's been here ...

and here ...

Could it be them?

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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Silence in the corridor

A peek inside one of HK's elite schools, when all was quiet:

- More ordinary schools - 
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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Spot of light

Spotted in Tai Po today:

Out now in Time Out HK: some bored shop attendants, some feet and a big metal structure. Ordinary and perfect.

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