When I first saw what this week's Photo Hunt theme was, my reaction was "Sure I see a lot of black here in Hong Kong -- a place where most people have naturally black hair and also are into wearing black clothing -- but wouldn't black just make for boring empty space in photographs?"
But as I hunted through my now pretty sizable photo archive, I got to realizing that that's not the case -- especially if I don't limit myself to looking for photos that are entirely or even majority black! Indeed, what I thought would be one of the more difficult themes assigned by tnchick actually turned out to be one for which I found several pictorial candidates to put up on the blog and share (and so much so that I had to control myself and confine my photographic offerings to only the following four rather than way more).
So, from top to bottom, here are photos taken:-
1) At the celebratory end of the wonderful 2009 edition of the City Festival's Big Band Fest during which all five largel black-clad big bands (Tokyo's The Monday Night Jazz Orchestra along with Hong Kong's The Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra, Basic Notes Jazz Big Band, The Stray Katz Big Band and Lando Bernal's Big Broad Band) performed together and got the place really bopping!
2) At one woman band The Pancakes (that's her playing the guitar, dressed mainly in black, in the foreground)'s 10th Anniversary Happy Together gig early this year
3) Of surfers in black wet suits waiting for the next big wave at Hong Kong Island's Big Wave Bay (There's another Big Wave Bay out on the Sai Kung Peninsula -- only it's better known by its Cantonese name (same meaning though!) of Tai Long Wan)
4) Of one of some 500 species of birds found in Hong Kong, a place that -- as unlikely as it may seem -- is a haven for bird watchers and possesses such dedicated organizations as the Hong Kong Birdwatching Society (And should anyone wonder, actually, I'm more of a culture vulture than a birdwatcher but I've come across my share of birdwatchers and birds while hiking in Hong Kong and definitely found things to admire about them! ;b )