Photos of a very productive street photography last night

Photography

As promised, those photos i thought productive from last night are up with a simple narrative line stating what those peeps were doing in the images.

School kids crossing
School kids crossing
Classic Video Store
Classic Video Store
Waiting on the dinner order
Waiting on the dinner order
Hardware Store Chilling
Hardware Store Chilling
Waiting for friend after a stressful work day.
Waiting for friend after a stressful work day

They were all shot at ISO 12800 by the Fuji X100. I love them. I hope you do too!

Miloš Karadaglic Live @ Apple Store HK

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Miloš Karadaglic Live @ Apple Store Hong Kong

This Milos guy got his commercial aired for a week or two on his new album, prior to his arrival to HK. I didn’t know he’s going to perform at the Apple Store until today my sister asked if I’d come. I like music so why not?

I had to wander on the street with my X100 for close to 2 hours before it started. I’ve done some pretty bad shots by trying the shutter priority combination with auto ISO, i guess it’s a terrible idea to get 1/160 sec with f3,2-4,0 on this camera. Many shots were underexposed and i deleted them for good…wasted.., then some were just too noisy, bad noise; not the good grainy noise. The only comfort i had was, i got really aggressive (than usual) when shooting today.

Miloš Karadaglic Live @ Apple Store Hong Kong

So this young classico guitarist played a couple piece of music and some of us got so indulged (i did) in his universe. Apple store might have just turn half of the store’s light off. What’s the stage lighting for then?! I snapped a couple photos on my seat and called it a day.

Miloš Karadaglic Live @ Apple Store Hong Kong
Miloš Karadaglic Live @ Apple Store Hong Kong

Camera accessories shopping: Gordy’s Wrist Strap & Vacuum Saver Dry Box

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My first stop was to a leather gear specialty shop in Kau U Fong, Central. They carry lots of camera straps made by leather which I thought it’d have rip off price (at first). Later I found out on the web that they carry a decent looking Gordy’s straps made in the USA and the price is until $200, just $170 HKD. I waited long enough from last Saturday night and finally to be able to take my first visit. It’s a shop off the ground level of the street. It’s very easy to be found.

They carry quite a few popular straps maker such as Gordy, and also their own in-house brand Barton 1972. Their design is as good as it gets. Very trendy and unique, makes you really want to appreciate the handmade touch on the strap. They offer overseas shipping too!!

Check out their online web + store:
http://www.anniebarton.com/
http://www.barton1972.com/catalog/index.php 

I guess my lap turned out to be the best contrasting background to show the Gordy’s wrist strap i got. The strap is still very rigid,..i guess it’ll takes some time to break in. Hopefully it’ll get softer and softer, i really want it to be able to bend. The camera strap eyelet, strap clip and the strap is making it very awkward when holding.
Thanks to the thumb grip, i’m still able to hold the X100 in my hand steadily 🙂 Once again, I really hope this strap will break in and soften a bit. Or i’ll be looking for another type of wrist strap. Finger crossed.

My last stop was to get a dry box and silica gel. There weren’t a lot of options for me to choose from. I’m looking at storing my Ricoh and Fuji. That’s about it. Although the one I got it’s pretty big, It’s got good features such as the vacuum pump and a nice looking lid. It’s made in Korea and received an 05′ reddot design award. Looks sturdy. Hope this will last.