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 ‘travel’ category

Photographs in this category were taken in various locations around the world.

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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12.39pm on 19/11/14
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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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12.39pm on 17/11/14
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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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9.44am on 19/11/14
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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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1.31pm on 17/11/14
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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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3.13pm on 17/11/14
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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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1.17pm on 17/11/14
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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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10.57am on 17/11/14
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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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12.22pm on 17/11/14
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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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4.34pm on 19/11/14
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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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1.07pm on 17/11/14
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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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9.18pm on 20/9/14
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A shot of Tiggy, taken during our recent trip to Bulgaria.

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2.49pm on 30/7/14
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Another portrait of Tabby, chilling out with one of her workbooks we brought over for the summer.

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1.57pm on 9/8/14
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Our trip to Bulgaria certainly seems to be agreeing with Tabby :)

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11.00am on 7/8/14
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It's difficult to describe the experience of being and living in Bulgaria, but this shot captures some of its flavour: taken during a recent trip to a local waterfall for a barbecue. Libby's in the foreground, and our good friends Andy, Petsi and their young son Mario are in the background (along with Finley, our eight year old).

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As a counterpoint to yesterday's portrait of Finn - which didn't really show him off at his best - here's one I took about a minute earlier.

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9.59am on 4/8/14
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You'd be forgiven for thinking that Finley (our nine year old son) was in a terrible mood when this was taken, but in reality he was just a bit miffed that I asked him to look up. Clearly, playing on the iPod is a lot more important than having your portrait taken ;)

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10.00am on 4/8/14
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This is the first of what I hope will be many shots from our trip to Bulgaria this year nd was taken opposite our friend's apartment in Gabrovo. I'm fairly happy with how it turned out, but may go back again and take my tripod: 1/17s @ ISOb 800 wasn't ideal.

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8.12pm on 30/7/14
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Taken last November, on the ferry from Masirah island to mainland Oman.

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10.52am on 21/11/2013
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