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A Year in Review – January 2011

So this brings us up to date; as it is only February now and the last eleven posts have hopefully gone out as scheduled over the month.

January is never the best month of the year; Christmas and the New Year have just gone and the weather in Hong Kong has been really cold (for here) and the light during the day has been typically grey and flat.

I did go to Sri Lanka, where between the rain there was some bright sunshine and I got up at 6 one morning to go for a walk around the roads with the Nikon F2A.

If you have noticed a greater width on these photos – it is not from cropping images but from the use of a Nikkor 24/2.8 lens. Not as wide as my Voigtlander by a long way – but quite a step from the 50/1.2 I normally use.

The next two are of the front of the Grand Oriental Hotel in the Fort in Colombo, the first with the Nikkor 24/2.8 and the second with the 15/4.5 Heliar on the Voigtlander to show the considerable difference.

The next shot is also from the Voigtlander (needed as this building is colossal) and is the new theatre/arts centre being built in Colombo just off Horton Place.

Anyone who has been to any theatre or performances in Colombo can attest to the size of the normal audience and so the leviathan stature of this new building is a reflection of the ego of the President and little to do with how much use the building will get used.

Posted by simon on February 23, 2011
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  1. 02/23/2011

    Really a nice blog Simon. It inspires me to new levels every time a look at it. Spoke to a friend and he was amazed I had time to make pictures, despite having a wife and two kids. I was laughing and said there are plenty of us loving this analogue photography and showed him your blog.

    Awesome and now you made me buy a Kiev 60 hahahahaha. Well then I have a reason to skip a meeting or two to play with it…



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