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


magiceye said...

Phew the 2nd pic was eerily spooky...

Lovely takes!

The Indulged Furries said...

The first photo would make a great picture for a ghost story.

Anonymous said...

it's an accomplishment to hit two themes with one post.

Sparkle said...

I think you really covered it!

✿ chica said...

Lindas fotos assustadoras! ´Ótima semana, beijos,chica

YTSL said...

Hi magic eye --

I guess the figure in the second photo being headless helped up the spookiness quotient! ;b

Hi "The Indulged Furries" --

I think it's cool that you think that! Thanks! :)

Hi ewok1993 --

Some weeks it's harder than others, other weeks actually quite easy! :)

Hi Sparkle --


Hi Chica --

From what I can understand -- thanks! :)

EastCoastLife said...

I am surprised you didn't post a photo of a spooky grave yard or house in Hong Kong. There should be no lack of such spooky places because I find quite a number of Hong Kong made horror movies too scary. :P

Bia Hain said...

Interessante os efeitos de reflexo nos vidros. A última foto é mesmo assustadora. Um abraço!

Madz said...

Spooky indeed, looks like ghostly figures in the mirror.. :)

Cool.. :)

Anonymous said...

Lots of spookiness there!

Have a super weekend.

YTSL said...

Hi EastCoastLife --

Like I explained in the entry, I don't find many of the graveyards here all that spooky. And the spooky houses I've been near I haven't taken photos of!!! ;D

Hi Bia Hain --

Thanks for the compliments and offered hug! :)

Hi Madz --

It does, doesn't it? :)

Hi JDeQ --

Funny, I was just over at your blog! Hope you have a good weekend too. :)

Annie said...

I really like the way you combined the themes. The photos are very cool! I don't find cemeteries spooky either.

Happy weekend!

Bing said...

cemeteries may seem not scary on broad daylight but they are during nights. i dare not pass by in the night.

Carver said...

The reflections are a great idea for combining the themes.

sbk said...

6hi ytsl,

fun photos and spooky too.

Trekcapri said...

Hi YTSL, well done! Spooky reflections and severed limbs and skulls are great choices for this week's dual theme. I think I will need your graveyard confidence when I attempt to visit the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires. :)

Have a wonderful weekend.

YTSL said...

Hi Annie --

I'm glad you like the photos and the way I combined the themes. Thanks! :)

Hi Bing --

Agree that the difference between night and day is what makes the difference.

BTW, I tried leaving comments on your blog but yours is one of those Wordpress ones that doesn't seem to care for my Blogger (or, at least, non Wordpress) address! :(

Hi Carver --

Thanks, I'm glad you think so. :)

Hi sbk --

Thanks, more proof we often think alike! ;b

Hi Trekcapri --

I'll be interested to get your views of that cemetery in Buenos Aires -- and that city in general! And for the record, I found Highgate Cemetery in London -- yes, I visited there -- pretty spooky... and also the catacombs under the cathedral in Vienna! ;D

Sue St Clair said...

Very creative! And works well with both of the themes :)

YTSL said...

Hi Sue --

Better late than never, huh? Thanks for the visit! :)