This is one of those rare weeks when Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunt theme choices, even when combined together, leaves me spoiled for choice. After all, if you count photography as a hobby, every photo you take illustrates your practice of your hobby, right? And since hiking is another hobby I like to indulge in, I can safely say that I've got hundreds, if not of thousands of outdoor shots taken in cloudy conditions and/or featuring clouds in them!
Although I'm not all at adverse to going out hiking on super cloudy days, I've noticed while looking through my photo archive that I prefer to take photos of the sky when they're actually not so very cloudy and consequently have more bits of blue to brighten them up some. Also, because Hong Kong is full of hills, super cloudy weather is not super optimal hiking weather since it often means that you end up walking in the clouds and thus having pretty low visibility!
As it so happens, all the days when the photos in this blog post were taken were ones that were great hiking as well as outdoor photography days. As a result, I took plenty of photos while out hiking -- and so many good ones, in fact, that those three photos didn't end up in my double photo-essays chronicling those particular excursions!
So... if that makes you curious to see more images from those hikes, please go here and here for a two-part photo-essay of a trek along the western section of the South Lantau Country Trail from Pak Kung Au down to Pui O, here and here for a hot summer day's excursion from Pak Tam Road to Chek Keng, and here and here for a two-part photo-essay of a trek from Lantau's Ngong Ping Plateau down to Shek Mun Kap village. :b