Saturday, September 26, 2009

Twisted (This week's Photo Hunt theme)

I'm not sure about the rest of you but I reckon this was one of the more difficult Photo Hunt themes to contend with; and especially if one doesn't take twisted merely to be the past tense of twist. (Check out the Merriam-Webster Online dictionary's single definition of the word!)

As you can see, I've gone with more benign interpretations of the word and theme. But because of this, I worry somewhat that the bridge that I photographed at Macau's Lou Lim Ieoc Garden is more crooked than twisted, and that the Shaolin kung fu monk pictured taking part in a kung fu demonstration held here in Hong Kong has bent rather than outright twisted the metal spears thrust onto his body by others.

So... what's your verdict? At the very least, I hope you'll deem them interesting photos that you have no regret coming over to view!


Carver said...

I think they are both interesting photographs as well as good for the theme. Happy weekend.

Photo Cache said...

i agree with you about the difficulty factor of this week's theme. you did a great job in hunting for this week's theme though. enjoy the weekend.

magiceye said...

excellent intepretations both!

and yes bandra (popularly called the queen of suburbs) is very much part of mumbai!

Randi said...

Both are exellent for this theme,
I love the bridge at Macau.
Happy weekend.

Mar said...

They are both interesting shots and perfect for the theme!
I couldn't find an appropriate picture in my archives, that's why I took one of my necklace. Only the dark brown beads are wooden...
Happy weekend and
happy PH!

Bengbeng said...

in my opinion, my humble ah pek opinion, it doesnt really matter if we stretch the theme a little, the point is to have fun and entertain ourselves n others. for some, it is also about traffic. for me, it is about a thrill i get when Saturday nears.. n then i hastily look up the theme on tnchick's blog. i never remember the theme even though i read it one week before. then after some effort n serious streeeeeeeetch, i oways barely make it for the theme hahahah.. hurt nobody too in the process i guess :)

Life Ramblings said...

i almost skip this week's PH until i came across some twisted trees near my home.

btw, those are interesting shots and good choice for the theme.

jams o donnell said...

Wow now that is impressive! Have a great weekend

CY said...

Oh these are definitely good pictures to depict the theme. Like the second one. And btw, HK pictures will always be my favourite. Have a nice weekend. CY.

jmb said...

Never YTSL. I love to see Hong Kong through your eyes and you did very well with this one too.
I always learn something here. Happy weekend to you.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Funny how our minds work. I tend to think in pictures so twisted was fairly easy. I think you might have been thinking too hard. ;-)

Karen @ If I Could Escape . . . said...

I think you chose some great photos for the theme. Happy weekend!

Hootin' Anni said...

I think the whole idea behind the photo hunt is how YOU interpret the word in photos?

I love the garden and the walkway...being twisted.

My TWISTED is posted....a magazine cover with a Halloween Twist to it. Come on over---
You'll find my Photo Hunt entry HERE

Sue said...

Two great pics for the theme :) Happy weekend :)

gengen said...

You got the good choice my friend and mine is ready too. Happy hunting!

Mommy Life said...

Interesting entries you got here! :)

See mine here.

Eds said...

Unique entry! :)

My entry is here.

Annie said...

My verdict is that they work perfectly! The bridge is so unusual. What a serene scene (with a twist).

I love your blog and never regret visiting it! :) Have a great weekend.

Ladykli said...

I agree with bengbeng and hootin' annie! It's how YOU interpret the theme and that we have fun! Both of your photos are interesting but I think the bridge really shows twistedness!

Here's my twisted. I really stretched the theme this week.

A. said...

I went through the same debate! But I love the bridge especially and I think it's twisted enough. :)

Susanne said...

Very interesting that you actually looked up the word. Great interpretations with your photos.

Marites said...

I had difficulty finding a photo for this theme too. Nonetheless, i had fun:) I like your twisted bridge capture and that monk is definitely impressive.

marta said...

Yes both are definitely interesting interpretations of twisted. I like the twisted path to the temple.

Mrs Mecomber said...

The second one is very interesting, but the bridge is absolutely lovely!! Great photos.

I hope you get the chance to see My Photo Hunt for today! Have a great weekend.

YTSL said...

Hi Carver --

Thanks for your "yes" vote -- and happy weekend to you too. :)

Hi Photo Cache --

Phew re my not being the only one thinking this was a difficult theme! Happy weekend to you too. :)

Hi magiceye --

Thanks -- for both appreciating my entry and for answering my Bandra query over on your blog! :)

Hi Randi --

Wish I had better photos of that bridge but it was such a super hot day that day in Macau -- and the garden so crowded -- that I couldn't tary about to get better photos of it. So am glad you like the one I have of it. :)

Hi Mar --

Oh, now you have left me guessing re what the other bits of your necklace are made of... ;b

Hi Bengbeng --

I know it's meant to be fun but part of the fun for me is not having to stretch to much to get it correct for the theme! And yeah, call me a conformist if you will -- in that regard at least! ;S

Hi Life Ramblings --

I almost skipped this Photo Hunt too but am glad YOU didn't! :)

Hi jams --

Thanks -- and thanks too for leaving comments on the previous blog entry to this one. :)

Hi CY --

Thinking of moving to Hong Kong -- or at least coming over for a visit, CY? ;b

Hi jmb --

Well, this week, you saw Hong Kong but also Macau through my eyes... ;b

Hi "Your EG Tour Guide" --

Heheheh, yes, well, it'd not be the first time I've over thought things... ;S

Hi Karen --

Oh yay, and happy weekend to you too. :)

Hi Hootin' Anni --

I think you SHOULD make what's on that magazine cover for Halloween -- definitely! :D

Hi Sue --

Thanks, and happy weekend to you too! :)

Hi gengen --

Not to worry, yes, I've visited -- as part of my happy Photo Hunting! :b

Hi Mommy Life --

Thanks! Actually, just one entry -- albeit with two pictures... ;b

Hi Eds --

Am glad if that really proves to be the case! :)

Hi Annie --

Thanks for the comments re my blog as well as this entry in particular. Am so chuffed by it. :)

Hi Ladykli --

Like I replied above -- I know it's for fun but... I'd still like to get it correct, and preferably without too much stretching. Twisted but true?! ;b

Hi A. --

Yay re your positive vote -- re the bridge at least! ;b

Hi Susanne --

I occasionally do the dictionary definition thang for Photo Hunt -- usually when I'm racking my brains to find a photo that fits a designated theme! ;D

Hi Marites --

Fun is good! And am glad you like both my "twisted" tries! :)

Hi Marta --

Actually, it's not a temple. Just a small pavilion in the middle of an ornamental pond! :)

Hi Mrs Mecomber --

Thanks for checking out my entry and hope you have a great weekend too. :)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

BEautiful and lovely shot !!Unseen Rajasthan

Ann said...

doesn't matter if it is twisted or crooked, the photos show the Chinese Culture.

kim said...

Creative interpretation. Who cares about Websters? This is art. :-) Nice shots.

YTSL said...

Hi "Unseen Rajasthan" --

Hmmm... am not sure if you're actually just a spammer. Will be nice and give you the benefit of the doubt for now.

Hi Ann --

Chinese culture in Macau and Hong Kong... ;)

Hi Kim --

Teeheehee -- guess you're one of those folks who prefers to follow the spirit rather than the letter of the law! ;b

Willow said...

Oh yes, the spear tips to the throat. Lovely. ;p That's a twisted stunt.

YTSL said...

Hi Willow --

Teehee... so it's twisted in at least one way to you then! ;b