kai wing yiu's space of photography

Posts made in August, 2011

The world’s most livable city

The world’s most livable city

on 31Aug2011 in thoughts, travel | 0 comments

Melbourne was ranked the first in the most livable city and my city Sydney the sixth as reported by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Survey. Equally surprising is that two other Australian cities Perth and Adelaide (both ranked eighth) are also in the top ten on the list of 140 cities.  So is Australia the most livable country? According to the...

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The movie director’s journal

The movie director’s journal

on 30Aug2011 in book, thoughts | 0 comments

Do you know how much message the director can convey in his / her movie to the audience?  Is there a message in each movie? I am reading Wei Te-sheng’s director’s journal (in Chinese) called Director.Bale.  As you will recall his previous movie Cape No.7 was an accidental success.  But this time Seediq Bale is a serious film under careful planning.  You may...

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The trouble with truth

The trouble with truth

on 26Aug2011 in photo, thoughts | 0 comments

Having a chance of reviewing my latest images, I found I have not taken too many photos of people. Yes, this is true.  I do believe no one has the right not to be photographed, but I should not avoid pondering the consequences of taking a risky capture. When I take a picture of nature and landscape, I try the best to think of people in mind.  The images are true...

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A moveable feast

on 23Aug2011 in thoughts, travel-UK/Ireland | 0 comments

Dublin is a city full of characters, shops and visitors;  amazingly heaps of people walking in the main, side and mean streets, from anywhere to somewhere. Like many travellers, I bought a copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses in a bargain bookstore.  I should have bought it in the James Joyce Centre. This is my second copy of Ulysses.  The first one ended up nowhere,...

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Gordy’s camera strap

Gordy’s camera strap

on 21Aug2011 in photo, thoughts | 1 comment

Do you like your camera strap? It may cause neck pain if you manage to hang the camera all day long (even worse if you mount a wide aperture power zoom to it). One of my friends mentioned to me that he has injury in his spiral cord so it is almost impossible to put any weight on his neck. I have given up wrapping the strap on my neck as it looks funny the camera...

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