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best of 2019

My annual ritual of compiling and sharing the best photographs of 2019 (yes 2019…. I am slightly, just so slightly late to the party this time around). So here they are: 5 in colour and 5 in black and white “2019 was my year of black and white photography“ brief review I’m rather pleased with […]

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more on: hiking in Hong Kong

Luck had it that I could spend a number of weekends in Hong Kong between Nov 2017 and March 2018. Hong Kong is a hiker’s heaven all year round, but the relatively cool winter months make it a paradise. Once back home, I started thinking how I could possible blog (aka diary-ise) all these beautiful […]

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Best of 2017, picture by picture, the 8 black and white

best of 2017, the black and white winners My thoughts and some technical background information about the eight black and white photographs that survived the “best of 2017” selection process described in an earlier post. Image 1, image 2 and image 3 were all taken in a similar location, in the north western part of […]

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Best of 2017, picture by picture, the colourful 8

best of 2017, the top 8 color photographs Some thoughts and technical background information about the  eight color photographs that survived the “best of 2017” selection process described in an earlier post. Image 1 & 2 The first two, very colorful images were taken during a Nikon School workshop. We had the task of capturing […]

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Best of 2017

my top 16 I took inspiration from Martin Bailey’s annual “top ten” process to go through all my 2017 pictures and choose the best ones. I decided to select a total of 16, eight in black an white and eight in colour. selection process I organize all photos and videos in Adobe Lightroom for a […]

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Hiking and Sightseeing in Northern Yunnan, China

the plan for the 2017 adventure After a prolonged to-and-fro, we decided to climb a rather tall-ish mountain in Yunnan. The plan was simple (at least on paper…): fly to Lijiang in Yunnan province, drive to Haba village, acclimatize for one day, walk up to the base camp (4100 meters above sea level), acclimatize for […]

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Desert Trekking in China

June 2016, we trekked seventy kilometres through the Badain Jaran, which is part of the Gobi desert in China. The executive summary: phase one: Singapore –> Hong Kong –> Beijing –> Jinchang –> Alxa Youqin phase two: walk, sand, camels, sand, fun, wind, sand, tents, sand, lake, sand, watermelons, sand, yoghurts and sand phase three: the reverse […]

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epicurean meandering voyaging

The Annual Beijing Ritual

Beijing fascinates me. Choosing my journey anywhere between the ultra-ancient and the ultra-modern remains incredibly seductive to me. The icing on the cake are the good company and sumptuous meals with friends and acquaintances every time I return. This is the third trip to Beijing after we moved away from the capital city in June […]

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Walking Up Hua Shan

Hua Shan in Shaanxi province is one of the most prominent members on a long list of “Sacred Mountains” in China. Finally in October 2015, 21 years after I first became aware of this list, I got a chance to scale Hua Shan. This was the plan: day 1: 35 minutes bullet train from Xi’an to HuaShan, […]

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Completing Something and then NOT…

Ten days prior to a hike on Hua Shan in Western China, I’m gleaming with joy as I type this up: once I stand on the peak, scheduled for Friday 25. October 2015, I will have summited all nine Sacred Mountains in China, a journey that started by accident in 1994 and became an obsession ever […]