"Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. " Billy Wilder
"Hindsight is an exact science. " Guy Bellamy

23 November 2011


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Also known as the Venice of the North, a picturesque town situated in the north-west corner of Belgium. Established as a diamond trading post in the 14th century – but now 100% tourism.

Of course, first the obligatory “tourist shot” - caught in the golden hour:

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Having been inspired by David's “canal shots” from Venice – here is one I found in Brugge:
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19 November 2011

Art Saturation

Central Paris feels like being in one large art gallery. Sure, there are the well known galleries like  Musee Du Louvre and  Musee D'Orsay, but there are also  endless smaller, and often free places to visit. Caught this beauty at Le Petit Palais, Museum of Fine Arts, owned by Paris City Hall.
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Wondering the streets on a rainy morning, I found temporary shelter in this stairwell. Despite being in a fashionable part of the city, it was rather dark and dilapidated  - none the less photogenic. All pure enjoyment. 
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14 November 2011

Street Cleaning

It had not been raining for quite a few days, but there were still puddles in some of the gutters. This morning I realised why! The Parisian street sweepers had spent the early hours of the morning sprucing  up the city's pavements for all to safely enjoy (Big dog population!).

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Reflections can be tricky to photograph – the reflected image is at infinity, whilst the foreground, in this case, is about 1.5 meters away. Even with a small aperture, depth of field is still not adequate to get a completely sharp image.  Caught this one at Place des Vosges. 

13 November 2011


Hong Kong never ceases to amaze me. Here is a turbulent blend of east meets west - the adoption of the best and the worst of both cultures.
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Despite having visited this bustling city frequently during the past 30 years, I can still  get lost in this ever changing and rapidly expanding metropolis. However, the people have remained as charming, good looking and engaging as always.

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Although western style food is now slowly finding its way into the mainstream dining – traditional HK food still remains supreme. Shopping in HK has always been an exciting experience, but with globalisation – HK has sadly lost its gloss as a bargain hunters shopping capital.

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04 November 2011

Best Wishes

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I thought this version of my etching would be appropriate for the last working day at Chisholm.

Good luck to all with the end of year assessment and the very best for your next years’ endeavours.