Saturday, May 31, 2008

Self (This week's Photo Hunt theme)

Having missed last week's Photo Hunt, looked forward to returning to taking part in this Saturday -- and often into Sunday as well -- activity. At the same time, as many regular visitors to this blog know, I'm not at all keen on taking or putting up pictures of myself on the internet -- so this week's Photo Hunt theme looked to pose a bit of a problem for me. And how much can be seen by the above grainy photo being the only snapshot I've ever conscientiously taken of (a part of) myself!

Re the photo itself: The story behind it is that there's a cinema over here in Hong Kong with a particular art-house reputation and accordingly art-house type lighting in the corridor that you go into on the way out of a theatre into the street. In particular, the overwhelmingly green lighting reminds a friend of mine and me of that which prominently features in Wong Kar Wai's Fallen Angels; and so much so that we wonder whether one got the lighting idea from the other! In any case, it can make for quite the cool visual effect, don't you think? ;)


Gattina said...

Are these part of your "self" these green fingers ? lol !

YTSL said...

Hi Gattina --

Yup, those green fingers are indeed mine and about all of myself that I'm happy to reveal... ;b

Anonymous said...

That sure does give you a different kind of visual. wonder why they chose green,........ great idea. Have a good week.

 gmirage said...

A Green fingered photographer! lol.

=D Hope you enjoy the weekend!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

cool color exposure

jams o donnell said...

Great take! I wish I had green fingers but it is the not-wife who is good with plants in this house. Have a great weekend

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

While reading it .. my mind was drifting off to the paranormal sights you might be talking about :P
have a good weekend!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Whoof!! Happy weekend.

See my picture of me:
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And my dog blog is here:
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Anonymous said...

You cheated even more than I did :) In fact, now that the initial enthusiasm has worn off, I'm almost tempted to go back and take some of my pictures down.

Don't those green lights make everyone look really ill?

Good to see you're back in action!

Dragonstar said...

Fascinatingly different shot. The green light must have made things a bit difficult, but I love the pattern setting off your fingers.

Hootin' Anni said...

Nice effect!!!

Mine's posted. "I'll show you mine if you show me yours". [and it's not what you think! ::giggles::]

Anonymous said...


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Juliana RW said...

finger print part of you ^___^

Mine in here Thanks

CRIZ LAI said...

Well.. it's fine with me. I did not show my face either.. LOL. Nice effect!!

Carver said...

Cool shot for a part of your self. Happy weekend.

Randi said...

Oh... how cool!
I wish I had green fingers when I´m working in the garden.

YTSL said...

Hi kissedalotatoads --

No idea why they chose green but yup, it sure does make for a different kind of visuals! ;b

Hi mirage2g --

Teeheehee... except that I'm the last thing to green fingered when it comes to handling plants! ;b

Hi Marcia --

Thanks but just to reiterate: I didn't do anything to the photograph -- the lighting really is just like that in that corridor! ;b

Hi jams o'donnell --

Actually, I'm more than you than your not-wife when it comes to plants, I'm afraid... ;S

Hi Napaboaniya --

Teeheehee re your comment. Never thought of anything paranormal with regards to the sight -- just maybe psychedelic and surreal!

Hi Alice --

So far, so good for the most part! :)

Hi Reba --

Woof back at ya, and have to say that I more usually get visited by cats than dogs... ;b

Hi A. --

Don't think we cheated but, instead, were... creative! ;b

Re the green lights: Guess it's not a long enough corridor to make me feel ill. OTOH, after all this time, it all still feels rather novel to me! ;b

Hi dragonstar --

The green didn't make things difficult but if I were to take that shot again, I'd use a different setting for it so that my fingers wouldn't be so blurry as they currently are... ;S

Hi Hootin' Anni --

Heheheh re your showing us yours! (And yes, I did visit and see it!) ;n

Hi Juliana RW --

Thanks! :)

Hi Picturing of Life --

Hey, every little bit counts, right? ;b

Hi Criz Lai --

Glad you visited and could direct me to the correct blog. For people like you with so many blogs, it can be hard to figure out which is the blog being used for the Photo Hunt!! :0

Hi Carver --

Thanks, and happy weekend to you too. :)

Hi Randi --

Me too, actually! ;b

Heather said...

Very fun!

Anonymous said...

interesting shot and the green and the blurriness gives it eerie kind of feeling

Anonymous said...

oh no where are you? happy hunting!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post... great shots... what a fun get-a-way you had! Terrific green peace shot, too!

Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) said...

Hey, you work with the photos you have. Thanks for the story behind the photo. :)

YTSL said...

Hi Heather --

If you say so... ;b

Hi 2 Lives (Lissa?) --

I do believe that you managed to articulate in a way I can understand what another photo hunter was saying about the "paranormal" feel of the photo! :)

Hi Genny --

The bulk of me was behind the usual! ;b

Hi JC --

Gather that you're commenting about more than just this post? If so, hope you enjoyed looking at my Japan photos! :)

Hi Rebecca --

Yes, indeedy! :)