Tuesday, February 05, 2008

"Central"

Wow! These were sitting in the folder for a whole year! They weren't date-stamped, but the files were named 070228! Can't believe I completely forgot to post them! (T_T)
These were from my Japan/ Hong Kong trip one year ago. After getting the Medicom Ed figure in Japan, I had been dying to take a picture of it in Central (Hong Kong), preferably daytime and outdoor, in front of a street sign. Too bad I ran out of time, and the last resort was the MTR station. It was the night before my flight. I was alone. (Meaning, no one to help me hold the figure.) But if I don't do it, I don't know when I'd be back next. So, 11:15 pm, at the Central station, a suspicious female was seen taking picture of a doll.
I thought I was immune to blushing. Wrong. It really put my ego to test. It was like, what the heck, no body knows me anyway, but Ed's colour scheme is so recognizable, it was clear what I was doing, and it was super embarrassing. My face was burning all that time. I chose the far end of the train and waited until the area cleared out. Knowing all the time that I was probably monitored. Not to mention the staff on duty in his box half way down the platform. Each train only allowed me 2 or 3 shots and not every train was clear enough. I was there for a good 15 or 20 minutes and didn't get harassed. Amazing. Although I'm pretty sure that guy must have been laughing at me.
When I was done in Central and started making my way back, I realized there was another station that might worth a shot. It was only one stop away from my destination, so why not? Thought it would be easier the second time, wrong again. Could not stop my face from burning. (>_<;)

Well, the lighting was pretty bad, so among all the pictures I've taken, not a single one was satisfactory. (Plus my hands were trembling.) Imaging holding out the figure with one hand and try to study the camera with the other. Nevertheless I tried my best. These pictures you see here had to be colour corrected since they were too dim.

フアイル整理したら、古い写真が出ました、古くてすみません。
一年前の日本/香港の旅で撮った写真です。
Medicomエド人形を日本でゲットした後、
わくわくして香港のセントラルで写真を撮る計画でした。
昼間の街路標識の前が一番だけど、ずっと時間が無くて、
結局飛行機乗る前夜23:15で地下鉄駅に敢行しました。

一人で人形の写真を撮る自分の姿が
どれ程怪しさ爆発したのが意識し過ぎつづ、
赤面に免疫があると思ったが、見事に撃沈。orz
顔の熱さを感じるだけで恥ずかしさ百倍・・・(T_T)
照明は悪いよ、人がいるよ、手は震えるよ・・・
一人でやるのは、難し過ぎますよ!(泣)

次の旅は何年先が分からなくて、ついでにもう一駅に行きました。
素敵な「王子様エド」!(爆)

とりあえず任務完了・・・と思ったが、撮った写真は全部へたくそ。orz
ここの数枚は唯一比較的にブレなかったやつだが、
色味や明暗は大幅修正の必要がありました。

2 comments:

IS said...

Central[中央」何故か中央と連想すると
セントラルを連想しちゃいます 笑
香港行ったことないけど、100万ドルの
夜景は格別みたいですね 笑
「パスポート取って海外生きたいですね」
今の仕事してると無理かも orz
アメリカやカナダも行ってみたいなぁ

ブログもリンクが消えて騒ぎになりましたが
笑 他の壁紙にしたら、カウンターが見にくくて 汗 気まぐれで変えるかも

MC said...

ふふふ・・・そのままセントラルですよ~(笑)
香港は行き甲斐があります、近いし。(バーンクーバーより。)行けるといいね!

消えたリンクは戻ってませんか?
前の白い壁紙の明るい雰囲気が素敵なのに。(^_^;)