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  • Persian Carpets Hong Kong – Our New Magic Carpet – Hong Kong Carpet Shop | Photographer - Photography @ Hong Kong Weddings
    it is magic Alshahzadi has an amazing selection of the finest carpets All are hand made some very old If you are looking for an investment you can walk on check them out 265 Queen s Road East Tel 2834 8396 To shoot these carpets we had to come up with a plan In the end we worked out that if we laid a roll of white paper on the

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  • Photography books worth reading. My Recommendations | Photographer - Photography @ Hong Kong Weddings
    experimenting in her darkroom in our home in Dubai At the time I found it a little difficult to understand I was only 10 but remember being fascinated by the detailed descriptions and techniques illustrated in the book For readers a little older this book is a must One thing This book talks about FILM photography FILM bless is OVER and may it RIP I miss film NOT What this book will teach you is sound photography principles of exposure composition and if you have an interest all the intricacies of darkroom developing and printing OBSOLETE Besides digital is just film without the film the principles of photography are the same just the medium to record the images has changed Ok this book is a little expensive but if you really want a book that you will refer back to thousands of times this is the one My mom still has her 2rd Edition It is not for sale So you will need another book One to bridge the gap between this book and the DIGITAL world we now live in By all accounts Ben Long s book Complete Digital Photography is an excellent resource With in depth coverage of all aspects of Digital Photography you will find more relevant info here than in any other book about digital photography in Amazon Ok so a few more as you can never have enough books on photography just like you can never have enough FLASH CARDS Really you can never have enough bigger better faster A great book on PHOTOSHOP has got to be THE PHOTOSHOP BIBLE This is an amazing book one I have owned in various editions starting with Photoshop 5 way back last century Does anyone else remember 2 5 the days before layers How did we do

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  • My favorite Hotels in Hong Kong | Photographer - Photography @ Hong Kong Weddings
    launches than any other The Mandarin Oriental the original has the cleanest toilets in all of Central and the loby is a convienent place to meet someone downtown the Captain s Bar has probably hosted more business deals than any other bar in Asia The Conrad s pool is great with a cool view over the harbour as well as having the largest painting in the world The newly renovated

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  • Railay Bay Beach Resort and Spa – Thai food without the Thai food taste! | Photographer - Photography @ Hong Kong Weddings
    not even the faintest hint of spice the only thing they did taste of was MSG We called the waiter over and told him we were not eating this and would they please take it away Well this does not work in Thailand so we then asked to speak to the manager After much back and forth we sent the dishes back to the kitchen for them to redo Well this was when it got a bit spiteful The food returned to our table exactly as it had left with the addition of a exorbitant ammount of chili rendering the food totally inedible With this I called the manager over and explained to him that if we were forced to pay for the food we were not about to eat I would write about it in my blog with the intention of telling as many people to avoid this place He explained to me that they get many foreigners that complain if the food is spicy So I asked him is this Thailand did we order Thai food Is it my understanding that if you are in Thailand you have to ask them to make the food spicy Hum So

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  • Photographer - Photography @ Hong Kong Weddings
    crickets we didn t hear them after that Day three Tasty Breakfast number two at Apple Guesthouse and many thanks to Noi for the fine food and information Then a two and something hour mini bus ride to Bangkok Back to the Khao San to our friendly travel agent Charlie Connection Travel Tour Thailand Asia Airfares Tickets Air Bus Train Hotels Reservations To pick up our first class overnight train tickets to Chaing Mai If your in Thailand and have to spend the night getting to someplace and want the best way to travel The first class overnight service is great Arriving in Chaing Mai about 7 30am your somewhat rested and ready to go We bundeled out into early morning Chaing Mai Thailand other capital one that runs at a much more sedate pace that its big sister to the south We allowed the taxi driver to take us to a new place the Chaing Mai Thai House Hotel on Soi 2 It is a new place and the owners seem very much concerned with making money but as this is the start of high season The room was bright and airy and the pool was cool Chaing Mai is a bit of a mixed bag as far as restaurant choices choice there is plenty but its a bit hit or miss Pad Thai is the safest bet everyone does one the non asian alternative is pizzah and here is where you take your chances Pizzah in Thailand can be interesting or just plain bland The first day we spent in Chaing Mai visiting Wats temples around the town And we made arrangements to rent a car the next day from Pop Car Rental POP CAR RENT 51 Kotchasarn Rd ChiangMai 50100 tel 276014 We got a and drove it all over the place That first day we headed out of Chaing Mai north on the 107 toward Mai Rim Mae Sa Elephant Camp is a reason to get out of bed Elephants I dunno in Africa we are terrified of Elephants but here in Asia the elephants are different when you talk to them they listen and when they touch you it is as if they are saying hello I see you and I am not afraid of you your just a dumb tourist come to watch me do trick Ok Give me a banana and watch as I make it dissappear No really being with Elepants is truely amazing The strength and gentleness in their great big trunks it is as if the trunk is a whole being on it own and you forget that it is attached to the rest of this giant So at the Mae Sa Elephant Camp they have around 100 Elephants of various ages and by the looks of it the sole purpose of these elephants is to amuse the tourists They put on quite a show too Elephants playing football elephanst pushing big logs around elephants playing musical instruments not so

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  • Brasil – Gaucho Country | Photographer - Photography @ Hong Kong Weddings
    songs about love harvest and cows I m learning Portuguese listening to these songs on my ipod ha ha Eu t Amore Meu Amore America Latina The sun is warm Oh yes the sun is warm especially in the summer November to March southern hemisphere yes So where did we visit Santa Maria Porto Allegre Praia do Rosa Gaurpaba Florianopolis Gramado Nova Petropolis Bento Gonçalves Vale de Vinhos and the Marriot Såo Paulo Santa Maria in the heart of Gaucho country a lovely city of 350 00 with the main industry being farming education with the state University and several other institutions of higher learning making the city thier home Brazil s education system is controlled by the federal government Competition for the limited spaces is intense and the annual Vestibular entrance exam is much dreaded and widely followed Results are announced over the radio and are much followed fire crackers are let off by the families of the successful and banners announcing said are hung in the fronts of the houses Parabens Ana Lucia UFSM Piscologia 2006 We visited Florianopolis in the state of Santa Catarina north of Rio Grande Do Sul and about a 4 hour drive from Porto Allegre Florianopolis is an island 80km or so long and about 10 km wide There are some 42 beaches on this island plus a fair sized lagoon in the middle I cannot say enough about how wonderful this place really is It is a haven of outdoor activities beach windsurfing kite surf mountain biking sandboard parasailing and paragliding being some of the activities available The beaches are clean the sand white and makes a skrunching sound when walked on and the air is clear As one of tourist attractions of southern Brasil Florianopolis does not dissappoint Flocks of Argentine tourist decend on the beaches during the summer months and pousada prices double During Carnival the place becomes a zoo for more info on this great island check out We also visited Brasil s wine region vale de vinhos in the hill country north of Porto Allegre The drive up to Bento Goncalves is beautiful Hilly farm country the fruit basket of southern Brasil as well as numerous battery chicken farms phew Along both sides of the row someone has planted thousands of Hydranga plants which in the summer bloom into colourfull glory lining the path into the city Bento Goncçalves is Brasil s wine capital A city of some 100 000 the main industry centers around wine furniture and kitchen utensils South of Bento is Vale De Vinhos an area of small family run wineyards with a few big corporate players thrown in We stayed at the Pousada at the Casa Valduga Winnery At R179 a night it was a little on the pricey side but the view from our balcony looking out over the fields of growning wine we had the million dollar view Now get this Casa Valduga s is all about making money these days upon

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  • Monthly Drum Jam | Photographer - Photography @ Hong Kong Weddings
    past the Fringe Club during the monthly DRUM JAM you might wonder what is all that noise Who is banging all those drums Well come find out at the FREE monthly DRUM JAM organized by Hong Kong s best drummer KUMI To find out when it is you can check this drumjam com hk Send Kumi an email and she will include you in her mailing list so you will

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  • Things to do in Hong Kong – Visit Lamma Island and the Giant Wind Turbine | Photographer - Photography @ Hong Kong Weddings
    attraction Hong Kong Electric has installed this huge wind turbine as an experiment Well some could say a PR exercise but lets just go with the official version We went to see it last Sunday and it is awesome It makes this very action movies swishing sound as it spins around very cool They are building an information center and picnic park on the ground where it is situated and it is only a matter of time before the smell of barbeque meat will greet those going up to see it Our suggestion go now before the main land tour groups discover it To get there take the ferry to YUNG SHUE WAN you will see it sticking out over the hilltop as the ferry docks you have to be blind to miss it Then follow the path through the village toward SOK KU WAN just past the tennis court you will come to a wide concrete road cross over this and keep going down the path until you come to the second wide concrete road then turn left and follow this wide road KNOW AS CABLE ROAD 95 of Hong Kong Island Electricity is running under your feet up

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