Saturday, November 22, 2008

Reflection (This week's Photo Hunt theme)

While out hiking in Hong Kong, I've come across some beautiful parts of the territory. One of my favorites is Tai Tam Country Park, a section of Hong Kong Island which feels far removed from the urban jungle, yet actually is close enough for me to get there and back by city bus. In particular, I love the section of the country park where the Tai Tam reservoirs are -- and it is their waters on which one I saw and captured the reflections in this blog post (And if you like what you see in this Photo Hunt entry, do please check out more photos of such over in this earlier blog entry.)


Carver said...

These are all beautiful reflections. I particularly like the mountains in reflection but they are all great. Happy Friday.

Bengbeng said...

Great pics of reflection. I came over last night but yr post was not yet up :) Have a great weekend.

YTSL said...

Hi Carver --

Thanks and Friday wasn't too bad but, actually, it's already Saturday over here! :b

Hi Bengbeng --

Thanks and re last night: hmmm... you know you *are* allowed to check out and comment on the non-photo hunt posts, right? ;b

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

Great reflections on all these photos :)
Must be the place they were taken that set my mind on good Fengshui sites... LOL

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos. What a great place. I really love the bridge but they are all very beautiful reflections. Hope you have a nice weekend!

RJ Flamingo said...

These are great! Thank you for sharing.

Here's mine:

Happy Weekend!

Shauna said...

Thank You for sharing these pictures! They are awesome! Thank you also for coming to visit my blog :) Have a great weekend!

Leslie said...

Such beautiful photos this week. :)

YTSL said...

Hi Napaboaniya --

All that calm water: Yeah, I guess it'd make for good fengshui! ;b

Hi Annie --

It is indeed a great place. Lovely to "discover" while out hiking. :)

Hi RJ Flamingo --

Thanks, you're welcome and happy weekend to you too! :)

Hi "Trying to Stay Calm" --

What I wrote for RJ Flamingo. Also, nice blog name, BTW! :b

Hi Leslie --

Thanks! :)

Hi Varun --

Thanks for the link exchange invitation but sorry, I had a look at your blogs and my thinking is they're the kind that are not compatible with mine, so will pass on your offer.

CRIZ LAI said...

Beautiful shots of the reflection. I love the bridge photo. :)

Horsoon said...

Wonderful picturesque shots! Good work, YTSL.

MaR said...

Stunning reflections and a message of peace and beauty.
Happy PH and happy weekend :)

Carin said...

Wow, great reflections! Really like the photo of that bridge.

Anonymous said...

They look like calm autumnal days.
The arches are like eyes, watching...

Brita said...

Wow! How beautiful and serene reflections.

Anonymous said...

The photo of the bridge with the reflection on the water sort of looks like eyes! Very nice shots. Happy Hunting ~ My Reflections

Anonymous said...

hi, thanks for that im on a hurry thats why hehehe, here's my new one. I love the reflections of the bridge..have a great weekend..

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful reflections. I love the bridge.

Anonymous said...

Wow - what gorgeous country and beautiful photos!

Happy Weekend.

Anonymous said...

All these give out clear reflections. I love the bridge the most.

jams o donnell said...

Wonderful shots. THey exude peace and tranquility! Have a great weekend

Anonymous said...

I like the one on the bridge! Very nice photos:)

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Anonymous said...

Perfect photos for the theme!

Anonymous said...

All good, but my favorite's the first one. It's captivates me!

Anonymous said...

Nice entry my friend...Happy weekend.

Patricia said...

Very beautiful. Reflections on water on clearly some of my favorites. Hope your weekend is blessed.

YTSL said...

Hi Criz Lai --

Thanks and you're definitely not the only one who likes the bridge photo! :)

Hi Horsoon --

Take the comments as a real compliment seeing as they come from you! :)

Hi Mar --

Thanks and you too re the happy photohunting and weekend bits! :)

Hi Carin --

Thanks, including for the bridge photo vote! :)

Hi Aileni --

Yes, it was indeed autumnal that day. And am glad to see that it's not just me who sees the "eyes" in that picture! ;b

Hi Brita --

Thanks! :)

Hi Crazy Working Mom --

So... the eyes have it? ;b

Hi Nita --

Thanks and you too! :)

Hi Aniqueanik --

Hope you have a great weekend... and slow down enough to smell the roses, etc. :)

Hi Dragonstar --

Another vote for the bridge! :)

Hi Pat --

Gorgeous country helps make taking beautiful photos easier! :)

Hi Lynn --

I like them all, actually -- hence my putting all four photos up. :)

Hi jams o donnell --

Thanks and hope you have a great weekend too! :)

Hi Yen --

Boo re your site being down earlier and yay re it being back up again! ;b

Hi Little Peanut --


Hi June --

Cool -- someone with a different favorite! ;b

Hi gen/entry --

Thanks and happy weekend to you too! :)

Hi Patricia --

Yes, indeedy, re reflections on water being great. :)

Mojo said...

I love them all, but I especially love the symmetry of the bridge photo.

Great job!

alejna said...

Hi! Wow, you got a lot of comments on this!

I love photos with reflections. Yours are beautiful. I'm most partial to the one with the bridge. (I guess I also tend to love photos with bridges!)

I'm actually toying with the idea of joining in on this Photo Hunt, for the first time. I have so many "reflection" photos...

Jan said...

Great selection. I love reflections, I think the 2nd is my fave.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shots! I especially am drawn to the first one. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend :)

sammawow said...

Those are all beautiful pictures but I really like the bridge's reflection. It almost looks like eyes!

Anonymous said...

nice sets of pics, there sure a lot of calm water over there

Anonymous said...

Wow, pretty!

Anonymous said...

I hope we don't have to vote! ;-) I couldn't pick a fav... they're all terrific!

YTSL said...

Hi Mojo --

Thanks and wow, the bridge photo really does appear to have fans! ;b

Hi Alejna --

Yep, the weekly photo hunts do seem to bring in the crowd -- and yay re your being inspired to have joined the photo hunt! :)

Hi Jan --

Yay, a vote for photo number two at long last! :b

Hi Sue --

...and one more for photo number one -- thanks! ;)

Hi Sammawow --

Heheh, cool to see another person seeing eyes in the bridge and its reflection. :)

Hi 2lives/Lissa --

The bodies of water are so large -- and the paths by them so close that I really wouldn't like to see them all stirred up!

Hi Angela --

Thanks! :)

Hi JC --

Like with Horsoon, I really take your comments as a compliment as I often am so bowled over by *your* photography. :)

JO said...

wow! such a wonderful place.

Here's mine. Happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos!

YTSL said...

Hi JO --

Yes, indeedy! :)

Hi JyLnC --

Thanks! :)

Sreisaat said...

Beautiful selection, YTSL! I especially love the bridge photo - it looks like a giant eyeglasses submerged in water :)

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Gorgeous reflective pictures.


YTSL said...

Hi Sreisaat --

Glad you like what you saw! :)

Hi Cecelia---Sis---Mom --

Thanks! :)

philos said...

Wow wow wow! What can I say, beautiful shots! I like how you can look at them and feel serene and tranquil! Thanks for sharing this one! :)

jmb said...

You always find the best places in Hong Kong. Lovely photos of reflections. You should work for the tourist bureau at HK!
Have a good week YTSL.

Anonymous said...

There is something so very peaceful about reflections. There would be, I suppose, because the water has to be still, but I think the mountains add to it. Of course I like the bridge best :)
Sorry to be so late getting around to commenting - still playing catch-up.

YTSL said...

Hi Philos --

Thanks and you're welcome! :)

Hi jmb --

Teehee re the thought of my working for the HK tourist bureau. Actually, if they asked... ;b

Hi A. --

I think it's all the relatively still blue water and surrounding greenery that makes for a calming sight. And yeah, it really was quite blissful out there that day. :)