Saturday, August 9, 2008

Dark (This week's Photo Hunt)

When I saw what this week's Photo Hunt theme was, my first question to myself was: how dark can I really go? For, frankly, night shots are most definitely not my forte. Put more bluntly, many of the shots I've attempted to take at night just haven't come out too well, if they have come out at all!

Consequently, the best I feel able to offer up is a pair of photos containing dark silhouettes: the first featuring a weather vane that I snapped on a day trip to beautiful Nan Lian Garden (that, funnily enough, also supplied me with photos for the 'shiny'-themed Photo Hunt along with that for 'heavy'!); and the second taken on a ferry going across Victoria Harbour around dusk a few weeks ago. So... good enough? Sincerely hope you folks decide that it is so! :)


jmb said...

Well I like both your choices but the second one is excellent. Have a great weekend YTSL

eastcoastlife said...

I use a silly digital camera and am not good at taking night photos. I can see your image but you won't be able to see mine. ish.

Anonymous said...

I had the same difficulty :) I discard many more dark shots than I keep so I cheated a little this week. But these two are lovely shots, so they more than make up.

Gattina said...

Nice "dark" pictures !

Anonymous said...

It is very much easier using digital, you don't have to think about the expense, just experiment.
Mine were very much shots in the dark back in 1991

Greyscale Territory said...

Dark shapes are always a bit spooky and yet totally fascinating! Great pics!

Carver said...

Those are both so striking and beautiful. Great choices.

aeirin said...

wow. great photo


jams o donnell said...

I love the second photo. Happy weekend

YTSL said...

Hi JMB --

Glad you approve of both choices even while preferring one to the other. :)

Hi eastcoastlife --

Actually, I think I COULD see both your images! ;b

Hi a. --

Wouldn't call your first two photos cheating. Inspired would be my word instead! :)

Hi Gattina --

Thanks! :)

Hi Aileni --

Agree with your thoughts -- and must say that using a digital camera has got me taking a lot more photos than I previously used to! :)

Hi Greyscale Territory --

Spooky, huh? Hadn't thought so, actually! ;o

Hi Carver --

Glad you like both shots! :)

Hi aerin --

You like only one photo? ;(

Hi jams o'donnell --

Judging from yours and a few others' comments, the second photo seems to be more a favorite... ;b

2lives said...

they came out pretty well to me,

thanks for your visit


Daisy said...

Those are both great for this week's theme! I like the sky in the second one a lot.

sbk said...


The silhouette of the Nan Lian Garden would make a lovely paper cut.

leslie said...

These are perfect choices and really quite good photos.

YTSL said...

Hi 2lives (Lissa) --

Thanks, and you're welcome! :)

Hi Daisy --

Yeah, I like that sunset in the second photo too! :)

Hi sbk --

Cool idea! Re that Nan Lian Garden photo: Have a soft spot for it and had been trying to figure out what would be a good occasion to put it up on the blog. Thank goodness for the Photo Hunt... ;b

Hi Leslie --

Thanks! :)

michico*Adan said...

I like these dark series photos~!

YTSL said...

Hi Michico-Adan --

Thanks! :)

(BTW, are you a Photo Hunt participant? If so, sorry, but I couldn't see your entry on your blog!)

TheJunction said...


the pictures are cool and in my opinion they are not too dark ;)

Check out my blog and tell me what you think about it.


YTSL said...

Hi TheJunction --

Glad you like my "Dark" photos. As for your blog: You got me wishing I could read German! (And BTW, I think you're my first German visitor who's left comments!) ;S

cating said...

i like the colors of the second photo:)

YTSL said...

Hi Cating --

Yeah, I like them too. :)