This is the Shun Fung restaurant, which my wife tells me is known for high-quality Cantonese Seafood. She says that it is also very fancy and expensive.

I was intrigued by the contrast between the massive neon sign and the little man in the large red coat,bow tie, and black cowboy hat.

The photo is a composite nine shots taken with my Canon IXUS 980IS, and stitched together using Adobe Photoshop. In developing the photo, I tried to ensure the blacks were okay, but that one could still see the scaffolding behind the signage as well as the branches in the upper left-hand corner.

There’s a lot of detail in the shot, which I also like. If you click on the picture, it’ll take you to a large version on flickr…. give yourself some time to explore it. 🙂


  1. Robert–I have no idea why, but that shot looks like what I always imagined a fancy restaurant in China to look like. Must be some 1940’s vague movie memory. I couldn’t at first get where the branches were–the I saw these pale wisps of streaks and realized: branches. Really nice shot. Happy new year– xxx Suey

  2. very interesting. i’m glad you are writing with the photographs. i clicked on your link and read about the cowboy hats and where the concept of “ten gallon” hat derives. also, blew it up as you suggested. a lot of detail indeed. do you have this photo in color too? i am imagining the red coat.

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