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 ‘show the original’ category

All the images in the 'show the original' category include a 'show the original' link beneath the main image (on the right hand side). If you hover your mouse over this link you will be able to see how the image looked prior to its post-production. Oh, and my apologies to anyone trying to view the original images with IE7 or IE6 - it doesn't work. IE8's OK though, as is every other browser on the planet ;-)

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.

23 December, 2014 // Merry Christmas 2014comments & reactions

I'm not sure why, but this feels like a good image for the time of year, so here's wishing you all a great Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

22 December, 2014 // beneath the skycomments & reactions

Another quiet image today.

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Here's another (pseudo) 'little planet' from Dubai, shot from the rooftop bar of the Four Points by Sheraton on Sheik Zayed Road.

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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17 December, 2014 // untitled #177comments & reactions

I could watch the sea for a very long time.

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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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If you'll pardon the pun, here's a slightly different spin on the 'little planet' idea: one constructed from a mirrored copy of an image shot in the Business Bay area of Dubai.

Little Planets are normally constructed from 360 degree panoramas but I thought I'd have a go at producing some from single images. This is the first, produced from a shot taken from the Park Regis hotel in Dubai.

As always, let me know what you think.

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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Another shot of the 2014 Hong Kong Protests. I almost posted a different version of this one last week, a high contrast black and white, with little or no detail in the sky, but spent some time reworking it this morning as I wanted to create a slightly more surreal version. I'm not sure it's 100% successful, but I'm reasonably happy with how it turned out.

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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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28 November, 2014 // good morning dubaicomments & reactions

I've posted quite a few shots from this location, shot at much the same time of day, but I thought this one was worth sharing too.

It's also one of the locations we'll be shooting from during my Shoot the City workshop at next years GPP event (further details here).

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27 November, 2014 // HK #3comments & reactions

I'd be hard-pressed to tell you why, but this is one of my favourite shots from my recent trip to Hong Kong.

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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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