For this week's Photo Hunt, I'm putting up a self-portrait of myself; or, more accurately, of my shadow. Looking at that photograph, memories come flooding back of the day I went hiking in Penang National Park with some friends some months back...
Okay, at this juncture, I'm going to throw out a couple of meta-blogging notes as opposed to the usual and more informative texts that I try to include in my photo hunt entries:-
1) Although I've felt rather privileged -- as well as intimidated -- to have a "head shot" of myself be put up on the blog of someone I greatly respect, this by no means mean that I'm inclined to follow suit and put up pictures of myself on this here blog by which other people can recognize me. Chalk it down to shyness or, at least, wanting to preserve some privacy (even while sharing a lot of my thoughts and experiences on this blog).
Also, to my disagreeing with the reader who posted comments on this blog's sole entry (thus far) that's badminton-focused to the effect that there wasn't enough on the blog for him to be able to form a picture of who I am (and what I do) because I don't tend to include all that many details about my "profession, bit of family and friend network, and...opinions on topics that touch [me, like] life, work, politics, religion, etc." But, well, even if you agree with that reader, there you have it, and that's that on the subject!
2) I get the feeling that most, even if not all, Photo Hunters who are good enough to visit my blog don't seem inclined to check out the non Photo Hunt entries -- even those that are picture heavy. Is this true? If not, here's encouraging you to also leave comments on those other blog entries that you visit; this not least because, for better or worse, I tend to use the number -- and quality -- of comments per post as a measurement of which posts are more popular and which less so.
Thank you, and now back to regular programming(!):-
The day that I went hiking in the world's smallest national park, it was a super-hot day. Although this made for a more tiring hiking experience than it otherwise would have been, there was at least one bit of compensation: that is, and especially when our group reached our destination of Pantai Keracut, a beach deep inside Penang National Park that's considered to be the furthest beach from "civilization" as represented by the urban and densely populated portions of Penang Island, the bright sunshine and beautiful blue skies that came with the hot and humid weather made for the landscapes that unfolded in front of our eyes frequently turning out to be a photographer's delight.
To get a taste of what I mean, take a look at the second photograph in this Photo Hunt entry. And for those who haven't previously seen them, should you feel inclined to check out more photographs that I took on that hiking trip, here's where you should go to do so... :)