Saturday, October 27, 2012
Spooky and On a Shelf (This week's Photo Hunt themes)
While out hiking in Hong Kong, one regularly passes by a grave (or more) and sometimes even through a cemetery. But strange as it may seem, I generally don't find the final resting places of the dead that I come across in the Big Lychee to be all that spooky. (Thinking about it, I reckon it's because they and their surroundings often are so clean!)
So I decided that for my entry for Sandi's Photo Hunt this week, it'd be better for me to go create my own "spooky" -- and, of course, all the better if I could come up with efforts that were also suitable for Gattina's different Photo Hunt theme. And with the help of reflections along with antique sculptures on display by the window of a shop on Hollywood Road (a Hong Kong public passage whose construction predates the establishment of the Hollywood district of Los Angeles!), I do believe that I came up with a couple of nifty spooky pics -- far spookier looking, in fact, that any of the Halloween-themed items on sale at a number of stalls on nearby Pottinger Street.
But guess what one of my photos of the displays of such as fuzzy black spider toys, "severed limbs" and "skulls" with eye-catching eyes has that my more creative shots lack? Why, items on a shelf as well as in plastic trays and cardboard boxes, of course! So dual Photo Hunt missions accomplished -- which is a relief because I did wonder for a while if this was the week when I'd finally feel obliged to choose between taking part in one and not the other... :O