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The color red

December 9, 2011 10:00 am HKT No comments

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I took Photo 1 to 6 in Central Hong Kong. The little girl in red (Photos 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6) had just finished her day at school. I stood there watching her papa pick her up and walk down the stairs. I kept shooting them and found it very touching when her papa carried her on his shoulder. The color red here plays a key role in enriching the photos, while the added interest stems from the green leaves hiding in the shade.

The red flowers in Photo 2 are eye-catching, thanks to the strong sunlight. As I have mentioned a few times, the color green is crucial for complementing the red flowers, thus enriching the photo.

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Photos 7 and 8 were shot in Beijing. In Photo 7 (also with the “red” theme) is the entrance of a shop in a “hutong,” a word with a Mongolian origin, “hottog,” meaning water well. Hutong is in fact an ancient city alley or lane, prevalent in Beijing. Why is the word hutong used to mean alley? Because where there was a well (in older times), there were residents. This place hutong was redeveloped into a tourist site, full of shops and restaurants, while some houses within are still occupied by residents. You can take a glimpse of these houses in Photo 8.

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Equipment Setup

Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4
Camera Canon EOS 5D 1 1 1 1
Lens EF 17-40mm f4L USM 1 1 1 1
Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8
Camera Canon EOS 5D 1 1 1 1
Lens EF 17-40mm f4L USM 1 1 1 1