Saturday, January 15, 2011

Shadow (This week's Photo Hunt theme)

As regular visitors to this blog know, I am not one to put up photos of myself or family members on it. Consequently, what people tend to know via this blog about my family (particularly, I realise, my mother) is through my writings and the occasional peek of them from the back and/or a distance. As for myself, ditto re the writings and substitute shadow for "from the back and/or a distance". So here's offering up two more opportunities to view me in this Photo Hunt entry -- or, at least my shadow! ;b

Incidentally, the first Photo Hunt week with a shadow theme that I participated in was back in July 2007. And although I had moved to Hong Kong a few months before, the photos I put up (including, yes, of my shadow) were actually taken while out hiking back home in Penang -- more specifically, in that section of the state where the world's smallest national park lies -- rather than the Big Lychee.

This time around, the two photos with my shadow in them were taken while out hiking in Hong Kong and feature natural background "designs" that caught my eye. More specifically, the first photo gives a glimpse of some of the 290-million-year-old Permian sedimentary rocks at Ma Shi Chau, an island in Tolo Harbour that is part of Hong Kong Geopark while the second photo was taken at Tai Long Wan of abstract art-looking patterns formed by a combination of sea water, sand, sunlight and shadow.

And speaking of subjects: I can't remember or figure out if there's another shadow besides mine in the first photo -- but if there is, it would be of my regular hiking companion and show what the two of us do quite a bit of while out in the wilds of Hong Kong besides walking (and huffing and puffing a lot): i.e., pausing to admire the scenery before and around us and putting our cameras to work! ;D


gengen said...

Nice shadow entry. Happy hunting and weekend...

Carver said...

These are both fantastic shadow shots. I don't remember doing shadows on photo hunters before but I probably did.

ancient one said...

Great shadows... thanks for coming to see mine... it is a walkway over the marsh to the sound...

Gattina said...

Now that I see your picture, I have lots of them with my shadow, lol !

magiceye said...

cool takes on the theme!

Anonymous said...

Ha, that's usually the only type of photo you'll see of me too (or else just my feet). Nice pics.

jams o donnell said...

Ah I love your take on this eek's theme. Great shadows!

Annie said...

Nice to "see" you...both are great shadow shots. Happy weekend.

YTSL said...

Hi gengen --

Thanks and happy hunting and weekend to you too. :)

Hi Carver --

You're one of the people I remember having been a Photo Hunter for a long time -- maybe even longer than me. So I'm sure there's an older shadow Photo Hunt theme in your blog archive too. :)

Hi ancient one --

Thanks for the compliments re my photos -- and the confirmation re what's in yours. :)

Hi Gattina --

Teehee... but don't worry, what you offered up are plenty good in their own right. :)

Hi magiceye --

Glad you think so. :)

Hi jams --

Erm... hope this week hasn't been too eeky for you... ;b

Hi Annie --

Thanks and happy weekend to you too. :)

healingmagichands said...

The water with shadow shot is great. I suppose you are wise not to post pictures of yourself or your family; I tend to break that rule and so far it hasn't been a bad thing. so far.

Love your shadow post.

sbk said...

hi ytsl,

Love the water photo with your shadow and it looks even better when you click on it.

Life Ramblings said...

nice shadow shots especially the first one. :) enjoy your weekend.

Anonymous said...

Great shots. I really like those pictures where the photographer is able to captuer themselves int eh frame.

Have a good weekend.

Sreisaat said...

Hello, YTSL.
Nice to meet you! That's probably the closest thing I'll see you in a photo =)

Sreisaat Adventures

Trekcapri said...

Hi YTSL, two very cool photos for this week's shadow theme. I like how they both add and blend in with your what you were shooting. Have a wonderful weekend.

YTSL said...

Hi healingmagichands --

One of my surprises when I first got Photo Hunting was to see how quite a few bloggers are so comfortable posting photos of their family and themselves. But, yeah, I guess I am cautious that way. And yeah, privacy wants also are behind my still not having gotten a Facebook account.

Hi sbk --

Thanks for clicking on to the photo to view the enlarged version of it. :)

Hi Life Ramblings --

Seems like the second shot is more popular, so am glad to learn you like the first shot better. :)

Hi JDeQ --

I actually didn't go out to take the second shot with a shadow in it. But the way the sun was shining, I couldn't help but do so! :D

Hi Sreisaat --

Teehee -- yes, I suppose that's true! :D

Hi Trekcapri --

Thanks for your appreciation and I like the way you described the photos a lot. :)

Marta said...

Great shadows. I like the background contrasts where the shadows fall. The post on the small park on Penang is really great also. There is a lot packed into that small park.

Liz said...

Great shadow shots. Have a fun weekend.

Liz @ MLC

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I had to find a shadow I hadn't used before too.
Yours is great!

Mar said...

Lovely shadows! I don't post pics of my family either. And to your question last week: yes, I have one son, he is 22.
Happy weekend!

ipanema said...

those are very nice shadows on the rocks. happy weekend! :)

jmb said...

I remember doing Shadow for PH before too but it wasn't my shadow then, nor this time either.

As always you add to our knowledge of the wonderful place you currently call home. Happy weekend YTSL.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

The first photo looks like it is a long way down!
Hope you have a nice weekend!

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

I always learn so much about Hong Kong via your blog postings. It is always a pleasure to see your photos and read the accompanying posts... (or read the post and enjoy the accompanying photos!). Thanks for the weekly travelogue!

Rach said...

I remember that Photohunt as well, have just looked and it was my second hunt, I can't believe it was so long ago!

YTSL said...

Hi Marta --

Glad you not only checked out this post but also followed that link to my Penang national park entry. Thanks for doing so. :)

Hi Liz --

Thanks and definitely hope to do so! :)

Hi Sandi --

Visited your blog and think you found a beaut. :)

Hi Mar --

We are not alone -- in more ways than one. :)

Hi ipanema --

Hope you like the rocks too. :)

Hi jmb --

*Blush* Thanks for your nice words and I do love that Photo Hunt does allow me to show a range of my photos -- a lot of which are taken while out and about in Hong Kong. :)

Hi Cats~Goats~Quotes --

Looks can be deceiving. Actually, it's not too far down in that photo! :D

Hi Anneke --

Thanks for looking and reading (or vice versa) -- and regularly too. :)

Hi Rach --

Wow, so you've been playing that long too! But I think we post at different times, hence my not having visited your blog all that often!!

CherryPie said...

Great shadows :-)

YTSL said...

Hi CherryPie --

Thanks for visiting -- even if not on a Saturday! ;b