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  1. #61

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    Ummm, its a stock photo shot from the air actually. On one of the rare clear atmospheric days, like whats been experienced of late.

    Amazing how things look when they arent choked with airborne pollution.
    I'm sorry, but you are clearly in need of a check-up on your eyes - that is as clearly a computer-generated (or at least very heavily enhanced) image as I have ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulprout:
    although I'm still perplexed how the place I've seen on hongkonghomes is so cheap - but I suppose I really need to see it first before making such decisions about renting a property and I'm not even in HK yet
    Actually, sometimes the price given on the site is to entice you to go look at the property or is the lowest price available at the property then when you get there the agent/sales person doesn't have a flat vacanct/available for the price on the net then tries to sell you a higher price flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    are we going to debate this photo too ?
    Not at all. Surely you can see that the colours in the aerial shot that you posted are completely artificial?

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    Is it really, to me it looks over exposed and badly colour seperated, not sure of the camera that took the original shot as the EXIF info was not stored with that photo.

    If it was an enhanced photo lol, who ever created it should try a new career, its a pretty pathetic attempt. To me it actually looks like a bad scan off a flat bed scanner of a 35mm transparency. The colour seperation is way off, I am pretty sure it is the case.

    If this was a professional HDR (3 shots taken under / over and correct exposure, then merged as an average) image, it would have a 3 dimensionality and far better tonal qualities. Neither exist, so I will stick with the bad flat bed scan of a 35mm trans.

    Lets just leave it at that .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    This is a photo I took of the Ting Kau Bridge that connects Tuen Mun, about 5-8 minutes drive from the Gold Coast, are we going to debate this photo too ?


    Here's another shot on a poor visibility day, taken from our 15th floor roof top garden.
    ooooooh isn't that DB? I miss DB loads

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    Hey Ticket, the top photo is in the DB neck of the woods so to speak, I took that photo from the Bus coming back from Shatin direction to Yuen Long about 14 months ago.

    The second Shot is from So Kwun Wat on the Tsing Lung road side of Pearl Island, which neighbours the Gold Coast Mariner. Photo taken April 2007. The photo's below are also of So Kwan Wat, Tuen Mun ( Gold Coast ) taken from our home. I'll take some more once our renovations are completed





    Last edited by Skyhook; 24-06-2007 at 10:55 PM.

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    sky, beautiful pictures!! makes me want to come back so bad!! I don't care about the heat and humidity, i can cope! I rather be in HK than anywhere else in the world.. and unfortunately i'm stuck in the US. Ugh

    was supposed to be back for a month this July through August.. but I got this new job offer that I can't pass down.. which will help me for a future career that I can possibly pursue if I should plan to move back to HK in the future

    i'll have to suffer for now and deal with it haha , it'll be worth it in the long run


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