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Mug shot (2)

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Yet another collection of Mag lens images taken around the Oxford street, London.

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Sony A7R’s AWB tend to give brownish adjustment when it has too much blue sky for alien lens.

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Strangely this lens is pretty good to create 19thC townscape paintings like image.  May be Sony’s brownish AWB was contributing to this tendency too.

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Only a trouble of this Mag lens is, its effect is sometime unpredictable.  😀

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Selfridges’ Xmas Window Decoration 2013

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When it is a Christmas time, there always the special window

decoration of Selfridges is. = It is a long established tradition.  

And what sort of theme the decoration this year has, was

the interest of the people. —– It’s always a kind of children’s

fantasy though, it’s attracts as many as grown-ups too.

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But this year’s decoration is not from any book or story —– quite

products orientated design = snow scape around the product.

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So, the girly doll to audio gizmo.

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Fashion(?) shoes to sports shoes.

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—– Sports wear or toys ?  —– and of cause, they sells pants too.  😀

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So, the handbag ! —– I have no idea what is a connection

between expensive bag to a snowy mountain.

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Neither I have an idea what the Selfridge to do with

glittering naked woman.  😀

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So, I couldn’t find whether it was children’s dream or adult’s dream.

Or, executive’s speculation = effect of Xmas campaign ! ?  😀

(Shot by  Canon  5D  Mk-III,  Fisheye Zoom 8~15mm  F4)

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Pre-Christmas Street

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Together with some shoppings I went up to the center and I saw

the town has been prepared for the coming Christmas.

Leicester square was having a Fair Ground.

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I wouldn’t be impressed by the Swiss Center having colorful LED trick

or see a huge Snowman, still I dropped the jaw

to see the Stature of Eros was in a huge plastic dome  😀

Until decades ago, the drunken people in the Xmas to New-year’s Eve,  

were accustomed to climb up the stature and caused a damage, was an

annual ritual together with jumping into a fountain in Trafalgar square

though, as the England grown into a civilised country, Eros Stature has

been covered-up by ugly boarding —— and now, it’s in a plastic dome !

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After some shopping in the China-town I went up to the Oxford Street.

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Before, “after Xmas Sale” literally started after Xmas though, with

a rather harsh economical situation,

all the shops are having their Sale already started.

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And it is in the season of Christmas Carol, I encountered a Steel-band

playing beautiful Xmas tune !  

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I still couldn’t comprehend how and why the slight dent on a

steel-drum can be tonally tuned = What a beautiful invention ! 

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They are almost a fixture in a Christmas time,

the Special Window Decoration of the Selfridge.

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—————– (Photo right:  LED decoration on the South Molton Street )

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————————————————————- ( Photo right: London Rikishow !)

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——- (Piccadilly Circus again —– The plastic dome with it’s AD panels

——- seems to be a good business venture.  🙂 )

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Same old Trafalgar Square and a Christmas Tree

= an annual gift from the Norway.

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Northern side of Trafalgar square is the National Gallery.  

Western side is Canada House and east is South African House.

And there is a mountain of flowers for departed Madiva. 

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After walk up Oxford Street to Selfridge and walk down from there ,

it was already the night —– still it wasn’t too dark for a photo or two.

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