If you read my blog regularly you know that I like the podcast On Taking Pictures. It is one of the best photography podcasts out there. At the end of every episode they give an assignment for their listeners to go out and photograph. A couple of weeks ago the assignment was market. When I heard the assignment I knew I would be going to the local morning market near my house.
These are my three favorite images.
While wandering around Hong Kong’s Central District, I found two small alleys that are great for photography. They are Li Yuen Street East and Li Yuen Street West. Both alleys are filled with small stalls selling all kinds of clothes. The locals are well aware of both streets. They are packed with shoppers trying to find a good deal.
Posted in China, Hong Kong
Tagged alley, alleys, alleyway, china, hong kong, Hong Kong Central, li yuen street east, Shopping, street, travel
The Dalian Shell museum is one of the coolest buildings in Dalian. It was designed by the Design Institute of Civil Engineering & Architecture of DUT. The building is located on Xinghai Square. I’ve been to this square many times and I’ve never been over to the part of the square where the building is. Most of the times I’ve been to Xinghai Square I’m showing visitors around the city, not taking pictures. After almost two years in Dalian, I’ve finally made a photo of the Dalian Shell Museum.
The spring semester is full swing here in China, and by necessity my postings are going to become less frequent for the next 12 weeks while I’m busy teaching. For this post, I went back through the archives and found this image from 2014.
The wife and I went to Xishanhu (West Mountain Lake) Park on Sunday. As soon as we got there I new that it would be tough to get a decent a photograph. It was exceptionally bright; there were no clouds in the sky; and it was one of those hazy/smoggy days that destroys the ability to photograph anything in the distance. So, I made up my mind to prove that I am the worst photographer in the world. As my external hard-drive can prove, the mission was a rousing success! Crap piled upon crap. For my persistence, I was awarded with this homage to Lee Friedlander, and a happy wife. Not too bad.
Posted in Portraits, Self-Portrait
Tagged Black and White, china, dalian, Ken Larmon, ken larmon photography, monochrome, self portrait, shadow, shadows, xishanhu park
One of my new hobbies is geocaching. So, what is geochaching? Basically it is modern day treasure hunting using the GPS on your phone. Other geocachers hide little treasure around the world and tag the location with their GPS which you can go and find. I have found geocaching great for getting me to visit places that I would not normally visit.
Around this time last year I went geocaching for the first time. During this adventure I came across this guy practicing saxophone in a quiet corner of the park where the geocache was hidden.
Posted in China, Dalian
Tagged china, city life, dalian, geocaching, Ken Larmon, ken larmon photography, Park, park life, sax, sax player, saxophone, saxophone player, street
Hong Kong is a great city and I hope I get to go back there someday. I’m still working through my backlog of Hong Kong images from my January trip. This shot was taken from the mid-level escalators on the way to dinner.