Hong Kong v1

We arrived very late (1am local time). We pretty much pulled an all-nighter on the airplane. The hotel let us have a late check out which allowed us some relaxation time in HK before we had to navigate the metro and then the train into mainland China.

About 5 minutes from our hotel we stumbled across a gondola ride. What the hey, let’s do it. The ride up over the harbor, forests, and low mountains was mare fun due to the glass bottom in the gondola. The views were great all around.

After a 30 minute ride, there was a giant Buddha, shops, stray dogs, and more. It was a very popular spot for locals as well as large tour groups. The stairs up to the giant Buddha we long for MiMi, but we took a break half-way up.

Much Closer

Well, Monday has passed and my other 2 websites are not finished yet. The West Coast Fitness one is very, very close. I keep adding to it just before I think it is ready for prime time. In the mean time, I went out the other day for a shoot for Chadney Photography. It was a landscape installation. The designer did a great job – too bad it is being removed. Here is one of my favorites from the day.

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their county. Wait, now is the winter of our discontent. Wait, what?

A promise to myself

By Monday morning, I solemnly swear to have all three of my websites/blogs up and running in full action hero mode. I have been working a lot away from the web and the time has come to get-r-done.

  • This blog just needs more action and some pics,
  • Chadney Photo needs the same. We have a wedding coming up and  I want to make the site is full of previous work, print ordering links, etc. and
  • West Coast Fitness is getting a completely new look. I am changing it from a Dreamweaver site to a WordPress site. I am looking forward to having a more fluid site and the ability to update from any computer in the world.

A little head-to-head competition

This weekend I am going to pit my Mamiya 7 and it’s 65mm lens against my Hasselblad 500c/m and it’s 50mm lens. Yes, the focal lengths are a little different, but you go with what you got.
I have a hard time getting rid of camera equipment, and the results from this weekend’s test will help me decide which of the two systems needs to find a new home. Since this blog is new, I will make sure (?) to post a couple of results when I get the film back.
Stay tuned…….

Yee Haw

Not only was it a perfect television show, it is also two words to let the universe know that I have started this blog. My website, chadneyphotography.com will be reserved for my collaborative work with my brother Garett. This site will be to display my personal work and the thoughts associated with them. When I get around to it, I will be replacing the front page image with one that I actually have the rights to. Done.