we were once again honored to photograph the South African Rugby 7′s Welcoming Dinner at the Football club this past week. We have done this event for the last three years and it is always nice to welcome the Springboks to Hong Kong. Here is a nice photo of the team with our Consul General Mr. Mario Masher, who is one of the nicest men I have ever met. As always it will be very doubtful if we actually make it to the 7s… Rugby is just not my thing. But as a friend said to me today, Hong Kong is filling up with thick necked white people…
Photos from the dinner can be seen by clicking this link South African Rugby Sevens Hong Kong Welcome Dinner 2007
On Sunday we did a photo shoot for http://loucheclothing.com
Stay tuned for some photos from the shoot, this was the team involved…
Beware the small print. There are so many photo contests these days; some good some really bad. Mom just sent me this link http://www.intercontinentalinsights.com
After reading the small print: Entrants’ Licenses: Each entrant grants to the Authorized Parties a non-exclusive, royalty-free license through the entire world and for the duration of intellectual property rights pertaining thereto, to use and reproduce, in whole or in part, without any number limitation, in any form, by any mean or process, or any medium, whether now known or hereafter existing, the Photograph for editorial, commercial, advertising, promotional, publicity or trade purposes, including commercially using and exploiting it to fullest extent possible. Each winner further acknowledges that any Authorized Party may use a name credit in connection with such use, in any media now or hereafter known. No Authorized Party will be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use or exploitation.
You can be damn sure that I will not be entering. This in my opinion is tantamount to highway robbery. Actually it is worse as many people will actually enter thinking that InterContinental Hotels Group is a reputable company that would never rip people off.
I have sent them an email pointing out their grave error and explaining to them the negative backlash that comes from such rights grab contests. Lets see what they have to say about it. I have also posted it to our Alamy users group, the ensuing discussion will be interesting.
I got a reply from them: Thank you for you comments and concerns. Because this is an
international contest and rules vary from country to country our
lawyers felt it was necessary to post this ruling in order to display
the entrants work in the Photo Gallery for world wide public viewing.
This is an amateur photo contest, and we assure you the rule is not
meant to exploit any photographer but rather give amateur
photographers a chance to display their photography and have the
winners possibly see their photos in print as part of the contest.
An Inconvenient Truth
As someone just said, How could a nation of intelligent people elect Bush over this guy…
Watch this space as we become more involved in this issue…
Today Al Gore testified before Congress on the issue of global warming, and the New York Times carried this as their lead story. This is a crucial time for us to make a bold statement about the need for Gore candidacy. When Al Gore makes news, we get ten times more visitors than normal — including media. Let’s impress them with the biggest petition possible and take some bold actions. Today. Together. Please join us.
There are four things we’d like to ask of you. Please take a few minutes to read this. It’s never been more important than now.
1. Forward the petition link to at least one friend (hopefully more)
2. Make a contribution — we can’t do it without you!
3. Ask DFA to include Al Gore in their presidential poll. Their endorsement hangs on this.
4. Write Al Gore — his birthday is 3/31.
1. PETITION (http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/algore2008/)
Our little baby Pequena is in the doggy hospital. This morning she was really weak and disoriented so we took her to THE ARK Veterinary Hospital where we discover she has hypothermia and low blood sugar. So she is now on a IV drip in their care. We have been visiting her every two hours, and she is already starting to get her strength back. So tonight say a little doggy prayer for our little puppy.
the first of many… as a photographers dog she will have many many many photos taken over the years.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 that we bought just before going to Brasil in December with the intention of having a small point and shoot camera that we could use for stock, has just had its first batch of images fail Alamy’s stringient quality control.
The LX2 suffers from very heavy noise, even at 1000/sec ISO100 in broard daylight. The noise is not so noticable but still there. So we applied noise busting filters using PS2. Well Alamy failed the images for “SOFT OR LACKING DEFINITION”…
This is greatly upsetting as all the lovely images that I shot on this holiday are useless for stock. So anyone want to buy a LUMIX-LX2… make me an offer, or buy me a pint and this otherwise lovely camera is yours…
Dr. Kylie is the best Vet in Hong Kong. The Ark is a full service Veterinary Hospital, open 24/7/365 they are ready to provide expert care for your pet, and the dogs love them too. So if your pet is feeling a little under the weather head on over to:
The Ark Veterinary Hospital
Our little girl Poquena had her first Vet visit today. She has a little cough. Dr. Kylie took good care of her and we have some medicine from her.
As it is also a bit cold right now, she recommended we get a heating pad to put in the crate to keep Poquena warm. Poquena loves it and now she stays in her crate.