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.
We are leaving for China very soon. It is crunch time. I am excited and nervous at the same time. It has been a year of paperwork, planning, fees, and more. Macy is almost 12 and currently lives in Guangzhou. I will be using this blog to post updates of our trip for all that care to follow.
After years of shooting fashion models (right), I finally had a session in which all the models were on time, wore the right clothing, and had positive, friendly attitudes. They were very easy to work with. This is a scan from a drugstore print from a roll of Kodak T400CN. Leica M6 and 50mm Summilux v2.
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.
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.
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.
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.