how I use categories on chromasia

All the entries on chromasia are placed into one of seven primary categories: six to reflect the aspect ratio of the image, and the seventh to indicate that an image isn’t available as a print. Additionally, each photograph may be assigned to one of more additional categories or subcategories, e.g. my travel category, children category, and so on.

about the ‘3x2’ category

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After snivelling around the house for the last couple of weeks with man-flu I thought it was about time I posted something, and as I'm heading off to the Venice Carnival again next month I thought this was a good choice.

1 January, 2015 // shenzhen #4comments & reactions

When I first started photoblogging, way back in 2004, I posted pretty much every image that I was reasonably pleased with. In recent years I've been more selective, to the point where I have at least 150 images sitting on my hard drive that I can't decide whether to post. They aren't any worse than my previous images, so it's not a quality issue, I just can't decide whether they're worth posting. I don't think they're any worse than any of my previous images, so it's not a quality issue: more a case of not being sure what they say. Which, in turn, reflects a lack of direction in my photography that I think I probably need to address. In the meanwhile, I'll post some of the backlog, starting with the shot of this guy taken recently in Shenzen, China.

A follow up to my previous image. Shot from a different angle, with Si Longworth wandering around in the background.

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Here's another shot from my wander around Blackpool beach the other afternoon.

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16 December, 2014 // a shaded beachcomments & reactions

I still have a couple of (pseudo) 'little planets' to post but I thought I'd put this one up first. As you'll see if you take a look at the original I didn't quite nail it in one shot, but I'm happy with the final result.

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11 December, 2014 // markcomments & reactions

The feet seemed like a good idea at the time :)

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8 December, 2014 // shenzhen #3comments & reactions

This is another shot from my recent trip to Shenzhen in China, but unlike the previous images this was taken with an IR converted X-E2.

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30 November, 2014 // shenzhen #2comments & reactions

Although I think this would work much better as a print than a low res' web graphic - it's all about the detail - I do think this one's worth sharing.

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29 November, 2014 // HK #4comments & reactions

As you'll see if you take a look at the original the editing for this one was quite extensive, and while I"m not convinced that the effort was entirely worth it I did enjoy producing it.

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26 November, 2014 // HK #2comments & reactions

Another shot from downtown Hong Kong. Apparently, or so I'm told, bamboo scaffolding is both stronger and safer than steel, but it certainly looks a whole lot flimsier :)

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In recent years I've steered away from taking photographs like this one - images of other people's art/creativity - but given the fairly unique circumstances that underpin its origins I decided it was worth the effort. So this, and the next few shots I'll be posting, document some of the many protest posters/art we found while wandering around Hong Kong in November 2014.

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This is the first of quite a few shots I took of the recent protests in Hong Kong (referred to as Occupy Central, the Umbrella Movement, or Umbrella Revolution). Things have quietened down considerably since the initial disturbances in September, but quite a few areas of central Hong Kong are still occupied by the protesters.

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23 November, 2014 // Shenzhen #1comments & reactions

After spending a couple of days in Hong Kong we headed over to Shenzhen in mainland china. This shot was taken towards the end of the second day.

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22 November, 2014 // HK #1comments & reactions

Here's another shot from my recent trip to Hong Kong, taken somewhere near Lyndhurst Terrace in the southern Central district of the city.

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15 November, 2014 // not quite a gurskycomments & reactions

Shot from the terrace of The One in Hong Kong.

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6 November, 2014 // Rhowan Phoenixcomments & reactions

Despite her being under the weather I managed to convince Rhowan to spend some time letting me photograph her with my latest Fujifilm lens, the XF 50-140mm f/2.8. As you can see, it's not half bad :)

If you'd be interested in seeing a high-res version you can do so here:

chromasia.com/blog/images/50_140/rhowan_phoenix.jpg

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5 November, 2014 // November lightscomments & reactions

It's been far too long since I've blogged anything so here's one of the first shots with the latest addition to Fujifilm's lens range, the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR. I'll write a blog post about the lens at some point over the next week or so, but my first impression is that this is a stunningly good lens. More to follow.

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14 October, 2014 // Koln cathedralcomments & reactions

I've hesitated to post this one, despite the fact that it's one of my favourite shots from my recent trip to Koln, because it doesn't scale well - there's just too much detail to reduce to a web image. That said, I do like, so here it is, but if you'd like to take a look at the original version I've linked it below. If nothing else, it does a great job of demonstrating just the sharpness of the Fujifilm 10-24mm :)

http://chromasia.com/images/koln_cathedral_hr.jpg

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28 September, 2014 // untitled #176comments & reactions

A bit of a random image that I shot during the Photokina photowalk, but I like how it turned out.

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27 September, 2014 // Neil #2comments & reactions

A shot of our good friend Neil, lit with a Metz Mecalight LED-480.

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