Tai O is a fishing town, partly located on an island of the same name, on the western side of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. The village name means large inlet, referring to outlet for the waterways (Tai O Creek and Tai O River) merges as it moves through Tai O.
Finally, the flap door in my Nikon LS-9000ED scanner got broken during a recent scanning of film. It came out all of a sudden and fell on to the floor when the film holder was moving in and out during scanning.
城門水塘（英語：Shing Mun Reservoir）是香港新界西南部的一個水塘，位於荃灣區城門谷一帶（城門郊野公園），為第一個把所儲存的水由新界區輸往港島區使用的水塘。為區別下城門水塘，城門水塘又稱為上城門水塘。亦因如此，廣義上，城門水塘是指上城門水塘及下城門水塘；而狹義上，城門水塘則是上城門水塘的真正名稱。由於興建時是正值英國國王佐治五世登基25年（1935年），上城門水塘亦名為銀禧水塘。由於整個城門水塘群剛好處於新界東與西的分界線上，上城門水塘被劃屬界線以西（屬荃灣區），下水塘則劃入界線以東（屬沙田區），所以，從廣義而言，城門水塘地既處新界西，亦處新界東。而貫穿兩地者便是1990年通車、同樣以該地地名「城門」命名的城門隧道，其共兩組隧道之間均以高架橋連接，並正正在下城門水塘和城門峽上方跨過。
Central Market was a fresh food market in Central, Hong Kong. Located between Jubilee Street, Queen Victoria Street, Queen’s Road Central and Des Voeux Road Central, it was the first wet market in Hong Kong. By its side is the first public female toilet and first above-ground toilets in Hong Kong. It is one of two existing Bauhaus market buildings in Hong Kong, the other one being Wan Chai Market.
Waterfall Bay 瀑布灣 is a bay in Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. Located on the East Lamma Channel off the coast of Wah Fu Estate and Cyberport at Telegraph Bay, it is named after the waterfall that flows into it. The fresh water from this waterfall is said to have given the city its name – the translation of Hong Kong’s name in Cantonese 香港 means “fragrant harbour”. An eponymous park is now situated around the area.
As part of the Tai Tam scheme, the colonial government commenced the construction of Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir in 1912, the project was completed in 1917, cost 2.46 million Hong Kong dollars and had a 1.42 – billion – gallon capacity upon completion. The dam, designed by Daniel Jaffe, was 60 feet tall and 800 feet wide, 12 arches supported by half round granite columns were also built to prop up the Tai Tam road connecting Stanley and Chai Wan. Governor Henry May officially announced the completion of the reservoir on 2nd February 1918 and the reservoir operates until now.
Pak Nai (Chinese: 白泥) is a wetland area, partly mud-bank, surrounded by mountain ranges, in the Yuen Long District of Hong Kong facing Deep Bay (aka. Shenzhen Bay). Pak Nai makes up the coastline as Sheung Pak Nai (上白泥) and Ha Pak Nai (下白泥) geographically.
Silver retention techniques have been developed to “create a distinguishing visual style” for some photographers. Some labs refer to the technique as silver retention, bleach bypass, or skip bleach. In all of these processes, varying amounts of silver are left in the print or negative film stock. And, no matter what it is called, the end results are very similar.
The two characteristics of Image Structure are grain and sharpness. There are two ways of evaluating these characteristics –subjectively (by looking at them) and objectively (by measuring them with a suitable instrument). It’s rather like the way we look at the tones and contrast of an image, and measure them with a densitometer.