The world’s most livable city

The world’s most livable city

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 movie director’s journal

The movie director’s journal

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...
The trouble with truth

The trouble with truth

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...

A moveable feast

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...
Gordy’s camera strap

Gordy’s camera strap

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...
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