Hanoi should be shot in colour - and that's what I did most of the time. But there are a few shots, that actually work better in black and white. At least, that's what I'm thinking. The next shots were taken at the Quan Ba flower market, early in the morning: A popular motif are… Continue reading B&W Photography: Hanoi
The following pictures were taken on a cold day in Sham Shui Po - but they could have been taken in several places in and around Hong Kong. It's not an uncommon sight to see a vendor selling roasted chestnuts or even sweet potatoes, there are quite a few in Hong Kong. Often, when I… Continue reading Photography: Hot chestnut vendors
After my post about our amazing visit to Tsukiji Fish Market t I went through my pictures again - there are more than 400 from the market. Surprisingly there are some that I converted into black and white and I liked them a lot better. Here are my favourite black and white pictures, taken with… Continue reading B&W Photography: Tsukiji Fish Market
Unfortunately we were not that lucky, the rain continued throughout the following days. We decided to visit Ginza (we've been here before in October last year and really enjoyed it) because we could then take coffee and shopping breaks, visit small galleries and continue Patrick's hunt for a new camera. Walking through the streets of… Continue reading B&W Photography: Ginza in the rain
From Matsumoto we took the Super Azusa train to Shinjuku Station. The travel time is 2,5 hours and it is a another very scenic ride. Upon arrival in Tokyo Shinjuku, we just walked to the Hilton Hotel, where we were staying. We arrived too early, before 3pm, so we could not yet check into our… Continue reading Tokyo: View from the Hilton
Finally, after a few blog posts about the great hike, the beautiful landscape, the amazing Poon Choi and the old Hakka village Lai Chi Wo it's time to finish with a selection of black and white highlights from the hike. Enjoy!
After yesterday's post about buildings in Causeway Bay, it's time to show the people walking through this busy shopping district. Can you believe it that the first picture was not taken in Japan? It's an average day and Causeway Bay is packed with people going shopping. As soon as there is no car approaching (regardless… Continue reading B&W Photography: People around Causeway Bay