The home that won’t make you sick

It’s true that there is no place like home.
Recently a news article on the factors that make home stay healthy interests me. My ideal home is a tiny place with clean environment and fresh air. Nice weather is now a luxury to everywhere in this world.

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Quality images

From when we started talking about whether taking photos in RAW or JPEG format?
I realised there were some differences when discovering some cameras offered another format for storing an image other than JPEG.
This was exactly what I found when I bought my first DSLR Canon D60. The RAW images were darker than normal on the monitor screen.

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Are we photographic cheats?

In a recent online article on Luminous Landscape, Mark Schacter argues who a photographic cheat is.
His question, presented in a form of dialogue, argues that whether using post-processing software to enhance photos is a cheat because the photographer manipulates photos with editing software. It is obvious that nowadays editing software has given us in digital photography more flexibility than ever.

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Street photography

What is the best lens for street photography? 28mm, 35mm or 50mm?
Robert Capa, a founder of Magnum Photos, has once said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough. ” He may be true. Leica M series has a line up of many wide angle lens, such as 18mm, 21mm, 24mm,28mm and 35mm (LEICA TRI-ELMAR-M 16-18-21 mm f/4 ASPH is at the widest 16mm), to assist you to get close to the subjects to cover everything.

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The worst of times

Are you contented with your life? Lately we have heard so much noises resulted from mid-age discontent and teenage angst.
I am not sure whether it indicates that we begin to grumble more often than we used to be.
We grumble about a rude response, stupid answer and naive behaviour. We grumble about hypocritical politicians, pseudo democracy, injustice and hegemony.

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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 top ten on the list of 140 cities. So is Australia the most livable country?

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