Hong Kong and Macau 1993

Old Apr 25th, 2007, 09:54 PM
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Hong Kong and Macau 1993

I have scanned some of my earlier photos, and have now posted them.

Here are some of Hong Kong and Macau in 1993. Note how much wider Victoria Harbour was. And the lack of those 70-storey monstrous residental highrises along the Kowloon waterfront.

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Old Apr 26th, 2007, 05:11 AM
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Terrific pictures!
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Old Apr 26th, 2007, 07:08 AM
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What a treat! How thoughtful of you to share it here.
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Old Apr 26th, 2007, 07:51 AM
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It is fascinating to look at some of these old photos and see how Hong Kongg has changed. You are inspiring me to find some of my old photos!
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Old Apr 26th, 2007, 09:59 AM
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What's funny is that while these photos look old to you, I consider many of those buildings in the photos to be "new".

I moved to the US in 1988, so anything after that date - like Pacific Place, Central Plaza - will always be "new buildings" in my mind.

And I still remember watching the HSBC HQ and Exchange Square go up while in highschool. During the hours and hours of day-dreaming through class, I saw them being built from my school, floor by floor. They were built at same time, with totally different technology.

Anyways, I of course have even older pictures in print, but these are some of the oldest film strips I still have, so I can get them scanned at higher quality than just the prints.
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Old Apr 26th, 2007, 10:00 AM
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I wonder if Cicerone's current residence is in any of those pics.
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Old Apr 27th, 2007, 04:04 AM
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Amazing pictures...
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Old Apr 27th, 2007, 06:10 AM
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For anyone who can get hold of it, the miniseries "Noble House" was filmed in Hong Kong in the late 80s and is a great way to see how the city looked. It's actually a reasonably good flic -- stars a youthful Pierce Brosnan and is almost a picture postcard of Hong Kong.

It did come out on video (VHS), but I'm not sure if it's available on DVD.
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Terrific pictures!

For me, I remember my first time in Hong Kong was BBC "Before Bank of China" building went up, so almost EVERYTHING is new! lo!

Might I make a suggestion? I noticed that you put a copyright notice at the bottom of your photos. It would be better to have a date inserted between the circled C and your name. In the event of a dispute, the person with the earlier copyright date will most likely come out on top. Just a suggestion!

Again, terrific pictures! The shots from the Peak are awesome (mine are so horrid).
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Old Apr 27th, 2007, 08:09 AM
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easytraveler - Actually I don't care about copyright issues at this time. I'm not a professional. I'd be flattered if someone will use my photos somewhere else.

That copyright stuff is a default feature with Zenfolio. I just let it be.

At least for now. I may change my stance later.

As for the pictures, that Ektar 25 film really has very high resolution. When I traveled, I usually shot regular 400 film, and there's really a huge difference.

I really don't know much about different film type, but all the pics from these Ektar 25 film has this "cool" cast, with the original print I get back from the lab back then and when I scan them myself. I wonder if the lab uses the correct processing for the film, or if it's just the nature of the film itself.

I also find that it has a similar "feel" to the film stock used in the Hong Kong film "Infernal Affairs" (the original that "The Departed" was based on). Cool feel, relatively "harsh" detail.
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I am also surprised at the quality of the Tamron 28-200. Despite its many "flaws", distortion is low throughout the wide range, and is pretty sharp corner to corner! I still have that lens, and I probably should use it once in a while on my dSLR.
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