The Truth Hurts – Part II

So An Inconvenient Truth is opening this weekend in U.K. The only thing I'll write about this time is a quote from the BBC Online review:

"In 39 years, I have never written these words in a
movie review, but here they are: you owe it to yourself to see this
film," wrote Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times.

"If you do not, and you have grandchildren, you should explain to them why you decided not to."

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The one where…

"I want to be a photographer but don't want to learn" message on the forum.

My favorite quote:

I got really frustrated because, even though I understand that RAW
format, I find everything just out of mind. It is so complicated…
hey! I just want to edit my pictures with something easier like iPhoto
without something complicated like Photoshop's Camera RAW.

Now, where can I find the book "Dummy's guide for Astronaut preparing for a Moon Landing" in Amazon?

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Thank you Florence

With hurricane Florence whipping the sea up off the east coast seaboard, Dan and I went surfing again this year. Due to the timing, we went to Point Pleasant on a Tuesday instead of Saturday like last year. This mean we both had to take a day off work without much notice and I had to race uptown on Monday morning to pick up lens but the flip side is that there was almost no one in the water apart from the hardcore surfers.

Last year amid all the excitements of Dan being photographed surfing and me doing surfing photography for the first time, we forgot to take photos of me and the equipment I used. This time we made a point to make sure we had photos of me behind the camera. I hate to say it but I did look rather impressive, if not a tad professional!

Unfortunately, although the waves were big (some of them reached more than 12 feet tall) the conditions were such that it wasn't that good for surfing. We ended up with far fewer shots than we had last year and what we got were not as good quality either. Out of all the photos I was only happy with three, may be four, so I won't be printing a photo book like I did from last year photos.

It was not all time wasted though, we had a nice day off work spent outdoor under the sun. I got an uneven tan on my arms because I spent the afternoon having the sun on my right hand side only. Google Maps on my E61 was great, made driving to the beach so much easier. And I got to shoot with the very nice and expensive Canon 300mm lens, what more can I ask for?

Ok, may be better surfing condition but there will always be next time.

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QotD: Speak To Me In…

How many languages can you speak?  Which languages can you read or understand?

My shameful answer is that I can speak one and half languages, English and Cantonese. I barely have any opportunity to speak Cantonese nowadays that I hardly know how to. But give me couple of weeks of living with my parents or in Hong Kong, I'll be back to a more respectful level.

As for reading and understanding, I can only claim one now. Chinese is a lost cause for me. Reading and writing are so different from speaking that I'll need lots more time to (re)learn Chinese. (Not that I was good at Chinese before I immigrated to Britain but that's kind of beside the point, isn't it?)

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