Month: August 2014


Three photographs I took during my first open water scuba dive.

Nope, I don’t know the names of these fishy fishy fishy fish.

If you do, please leave info in the comments.



Photos once again taken with the Nikon Coolpix AW120. Lightroom was used for developing the shoots, which included using the auto white balance.

Girl Tossing Purple Tissue Paper

I’d stopped to take a photograph of a fender-bender, which you can see in the left of the frame, when I saw this girl, standing in the street between parked cars, tossing torn pieces of purple tissue paper into the air.

After all the tissue paper had fallen on the street, she gathered it up as if to through it again. However, she was interrupted by the call of her mother, a san lun che driver dressed in the usual clothes one associates with the trade.

The development of this shot was a bit tricky. I tried to bring-out the colors of her dress and shoes from the shadows whilst not blowing away the highlights on the first car and in the sky (a beautiful blue one, btw). Still not quite right, but I think as close as I’m going to get it for now.

Clouds on Water

This is the result of about twenty shots with the Nikon Coolpix AW120. The large number of clicks was due to experimenting with getting the lens just above the waterline, and also trying to capture the reflections from the clouds in the water so that they looked like, well, clouds.