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Hand Warmer Gadgets | 懐炉 | 暖手袋

Happy New Year, readers!

How’s your part of the world been and how have you been spending the holidays? Snow’s all melted here leaving lots of grit and a muddy looking ground. Not a pretty sight.

Always wanted to try one of these reusable hand warmer gadgets considering how cold it can get in Scotland but, never really got round to picking any up because I wasn’t sure if they really worked. They seem to pop up quite a lot in Japanese media. Falcom were giving out heart shaped ones in Akiba once to promote one of their Ys games then in Amagami SS, I saw them again.

Asked a colleague of mine who used them and he said they can grow pretty bothersome because you have to reset them every time. So, I decided to try some myself. They come in all sorts of shapes.

I decided to go for these blue disc shaped, reusable ones although the one use types are supposedly better.

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Winter Noon | 冬の昼 | 冬之中午

Was out and about in Glasgow as usual and during noon, when the sun is at its highest point in the sky, the town was lit up with a rare warm golden hue as if it was sunset, casting long dramatic shadows of the busy crowd across the grounds.

いつも通りグラスゴーで出かけていましたがお昼になったら、太陽が一番の高いところへ昇った時、町が暖かい金色の光に溢れた。足元を見れば長いドラマチックな影を見えました。

在格拉斯哥平日中出外的中午,大陽昇到最高點的時候,市中心被暖暖金黃色的光包起,也看到長長劇變的影子。

Naturally, it was another moment I thought that would make an interesting photo. Of course, I done a bit of my own post-processing of the RAW by knocking up the colour temperature, doubling it for a deeper gold colour and increased the black point for darker shadows.

あの時は「面白い写真になれるだろ、これ」とふっと思ってきました。もちろん、後は自分のプロセッシングもしました。RAWをもっと濃いな金色があるために色温度を二倍にして、もっと深い黒色のためにブラックポイントも上げました。

我即刻想可以做一張好相片。當以我有把RAW做一小小的調正。為了相片的光變得更深色我把色温提昇兩倍以後也提昇黑點度把影子變得更黑。

Winter Noon

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