I was disappointed with an earlier version of this photo of that suffered from severe underexposure.
Playing around in Photoshop produced the version above. It’s less “real,” but perhaps ironically more representative of the grunged out setting that appealed to me when I saw this shop sign in the Temple Street Night Market on a trip to Hong Kong last December.
It’s still not perfect, but I think I’m happy enough with it that I’ll let it go now.
I hate to get all gushy about Web 2.0 on you, but hardly a week goes by when I’m not amazed by the power of the Internet.
Case in point: I’ve got one kid and he’s halfway around the world teaching music in Beijing. It should go without saying (and to my embarrassment, usually does) that I miss him terribly. But thanks to Skype, blogs. social media sites and good, old-fashioned email we’re able to stay in pretty close contact.
Today’s evidence is the picture on the left, a shot some photog named Shakorian posted on Flickr from a People Under the Stairs show in Beijing. That’s my son in the lower left corner with both arms raised in the air. It’s nice – no, it’s great – to see him having fun.