Saturday, September 22, 2007

A Photo Hunt-inspired entry


Not what they initially seem... ;b

This week's Photo Hunt has "paper" as its theme, and I must say that there was a part of me that was tempted to include the above photograph in my Photo Hunt entry this week. After all, there are two paper boats in the referenced picture, right?

Except that they're actually
faux paper boats and, instead, permanent sculptures of paper boats. And yes, the ducks in the background aren't real either (and, instead part of the rather amusing sculptural assemblage that I came across near the bus terminal over in Sai Kung town when I went there last week!)

And before you ask: Yes, I did take a lot of photos while out there in eastern Hong Kong. Also, yes, it is indeed the plan to put some of them up on this blog for people to share at some point in the near future... :)

19 comments:

Chen said...

the nostalgic paper boat. I remember folding them in the past, during my primary school days :)

pelfy said...

I remember folding and playing it at my grandmother's place when I was little. It's fun because we were only allowed to play (or should I say make a mess) after the rain. Hehehe... Have fun!

meeyauw said...

the legend you wrote of is very sweet. I love stories like that and still learn from them!

YTSL said...

Hi Chen --

I, too, used to fold paper boats. They were easier to make than paper aeroplanes! ;b

Hi Pelfy --

So...you floated your paper boats in puddles? ;b

Hi meeyauw --

Am glad you like the legend that I wrote about in my Photo Hunt entry for this week -- and also that you took the time to check out this entry as well. :)

Trinity said...

wow! a paper boat! Nice entry for this them! bring back my old memories... love to make one in the rain!

Trinity

Simple Journeys said...

I think this is the most clever paper photo I've seen! I love pictures that make you look twice!

Nita said...

Great choice of photo! Mine is up too. Hope you can visit me! Have a great weekend! :)

raymond pert said...

I love the textures of this photo created by its greyness and almost brooding quality. I really enjoyed it alot, too, when I enlarged it.

YTSL said...

Hi Trinity and Simple Journeys --

Actually, this isn't my official photo hunt entry -- just a post that was inspired by the photo hunt! Still, am glad that you checked it out and like it. ;)

Hi Raymond Pert --

I've often wondered whether anyone realizes that one can click on my photos and enlarge them. Am glad that you did so and found the enlarged picture to your liking! :)

PowersTwinB said...

ok, this was inspired! What a great photo for this weeks theme! I remeber folding hats for party hats, but not boast...and these are sculptures? wow! My hunt photo is up, please come and visit

BlurMommy said...

I remember folding these in my younger days too! :)

SabineM said...

wow that photo is very deceiving then! And very cool!
I love it!

YTSL said...

Hi PowerTwinsB --

Did go and visit your blog -- and here's wishing you a happy birthday once more! :)

Hi BlurMommy --

Heheh, the things that seem to unite the world... ;)

Hi SabineM --

Am glad you like that photo! :)

everydayhealy said...

Hey, I think I like your this entry the most! Paper boat! like it so much when I was young. I always like something that can flow through the river... feel like it's carrying a hope for me! hehe....

And, I like paper boat but the saddest thing is I don't know how to make one now. Already forget how to do it. Thanks for sharing! :)

Paulie said...

Saw this post while looking for Photo Hunters and found it to be very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

YTSL said...

Hi everydayhealy --

Thanks for liking my entry so much... but as for "the most": hmmm, well, not least because it's not an official Photo Hunt entry! ;S

Hi Paulie --

Thanks for checking out this post as well as the one for the Photo Hunt! :)

Willow said...

Oh, this is a really cute sculpture. At first glimpse, anyone would be fooled into thinking they were real paper boats. Love it!

A. said...

I missed this on Saturday, I must have been an early bird.

They look incredibly realistic - the sort of thing I'd have to go over and touch, just to make sure.

YTSL said...

Hi Willow --

Actually, the photos are more likely to fool people since the sculptures are actually much bigger than they would be if they were "life size".

Hi a. --

Yeah, you probably visited on Saturday when I was still writing this entry up! ;b