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Old 28th of November 2002 (Thu)   #1
Don Ellis
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Default Two Shop Windows in Hong Kong

Window dressing before the next day's opening. This is one of those pictures you'd love to stage but the best you can do is hold your breath, keep pushing the shutter and hope something comes out.



This was taken inside the Landmark shopping center, home of some of the world's big brand names. The photo was handheld at 1/13th of a second because there was a security guard circling me. I figured a tripod was all I needed to bring out for him to produce his nightstick.



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Old 28th of November 2002 (Thu)   #2
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The window display is excellent
dummies getting dressed for the 'shiny' season and the girls so busy, all walking the same direction
the black/white and green is very effective
You must have had a fairly steady hand
maybe its lucky you didn't take out that tripod (equipment)
you mentioned some people were asking you about it before, on your photo site ,so you could well have been arrested : )
in the bottom picture it looks (a little) like what some shops over here are suffering from at the moment, in places > flooded out after very heavy rainfall for days
I presume this lovely fountain is outside the shop window though

very nice to see the pictures
thanks

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Old 29th of November 2002 (Fri)   #3
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Hi Marie,

Yes, the fountain in outside the store. I'm shooting through it towards the shop front.

Where are you that your shops are flooded? I see 0 GMT, which tells me I can probably start using British spellings -- not that there aren't other places at Zero.

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Hi Don
and many thanks

I wondered about the 'time' which I have set at zero (gmt) in my profile on the forum
as there is an hours difference shown on this forum when I post something
Its never the same as the time I posted
so I wondered should I have -one or + one
.....have I got it right by putting it at zero.
Living in Ireland we are the same time as Britain.
But I put it at 'gmt ' thinking thats ok

regards the flooding , its happening a lot these past few weeks in some towns in Ireland , and England too
river's overflowing their banks
Here in this town where we live, there is a beautiful river which flows through the city of Dublin also
named the river ' liffey ' but there is no trouble from flooding in this town at all (touch samurai : )
The river is about a mile away, and we are in a slightly raised up area, which helps

Why I mention that the water may be actually in the window in your picture, it seemed so close up to those handbags etc
having water so near a display for special effects is sometimes done now
when I saw a show in London years ago (in which gene kelly was in the film version of same many years ago 'singing in the rain' )
there was a wonderful scene where tons of water seemed to be on stage and the lead singers danced through it, splashing and singing the song and waving umbrellas .
there obviously was a catchment area for the water ,
it was just a terrific scene
sounds daft how I describe it but it was really well done and of course a necessary part of that show
( re title : )

I think I saw reflections of the fountain in the window in the photograph you took, showing it was outside
er..but the water looks so close to those handbags......

re the lovely bank lamp I thought it was powered by gas because the word 'boc' is somewhere there
(in the url of the picture) and that is a name linked with gas
also thought I saw two 'jets' behind the glass.
hard to remember when not looking directly at the picture again
Not mad about gas at any time : )

your quote >
The sculpture in the first picture is in front of The Forum, which is adjacent to the Exchange Square Towers, so it's not directly related... just part of the same open, outdoor space.

To me it is a martial artist practicing his kata, or formalized dances. I have a yukata, a Japanese houserobe, I bought in a Tokyo flea market that has similar roomy sleeves. I think the thumb you see poking out is a hand (maybe a fist, so be nice).

The greenery in the third picture is a in the stainless steel band of the plants inside the atrium.
unquote could it be possible the 'trees' were growing so high up inside the building?
(I had put 'were they 'high' inside' )
but wiped away that sentence before you received it as I didn't think it possible that they were inside as their 'heads' seemd crushed a little
( but anything is possible ..........)

looked in at the url to see samurai closer up and saw lots more too
you'll def. be arrested for taking away that metal strut which was holding those two towers together : )
you have great faith

the victoria harbour sky scene shot is beautiful
looks like as though God is saying
'I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow the house down'

thanks again
and take care now
don't walk under those towers 'till you put the strut back

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Old 2nd of December 2002 (Mon)   #5
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Hi Marie,


> I wondered about the 'time' which I have set at zero (gmt) in my
> profile on the forum as there is an hours difference shown on this forum
> when I post something Its never the same as the time I posted so I
> wondered should I have -one or + one .....have I got it right by
> putting it at zero.

I think the thing that's wrong with GMT is that you still have daylight-savings time. In one season, Hong Kong is +8 but we find that in another we're +7 (Hong Kong doesn't change, timewise).

> Here in this town where we live, there is a beautiful river which flows
> through the city of Dublin also named the river ' liffey ' but there is
> no trouble from flooding in this town at all (touch samurai : )

That samurai is metal... better touch one of the park benches.

> Why I mention that the water may be actually in the window in your
> picture, it seemed so close up to those handbags

Optical illusion.

> when I saw a show in London years ago of 'singing in the rain'

That show or one like it came to Hong Kong recently. We didn't bother going to see it, however.

> I think I saw reflections of the fountain in the window in the
> photograph you took, showing it was outside er..but the water looks so
> close to those handbags......

> thanks again and take care now don't walk under those towers 'till you
> put the strut back

I'll try to remember tonight. We're going to Exchange Square tonight for the official launch of Keith Macgregor's new photography book, "Neo City Hong Kong." Keith is an acquaintance who has been active in Hong Kong photography for decades and still produces the best postcards in town.

Cheers,

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Hi... friends...

I'm pretty busy thesedays.
I don't have a picture to post.
But, I'll visit here as often as possible.

Take care...

Don, your pictures are wonderful...
You don't disappoint me.
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