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I am late for this theme but still want to submit another entry.
Not sure which photo to post first.
Both photos were taken when we walked the Plover Cove Dam in Tai Po, Hong Kong.
The first is a close up, in darker light.
The second one gives a lot more about the background. It was taken in a cove where pleasure boats will anchor and where rowing boats are on hire.
In any case, I like the rowing boats and the yellow color, they seem to be uplifting and give a feel of freedom!
I love both of them… like a convention of yellow boats coming together to share their stories. They remind me of how sunflowers turn to face the sun.
Glad that you like both. I would love to post on sunflowers too, but unfortunatly, I do not have any impressive photos of the flowers!
I love the simplicity of these two photos.
The main focus is boats and boats only. Regards, Michael
I love all of your photos! You have a good eye!
Hi, many thanks for your kind words and encouragement!
Wow – I love the close up
The close up seems to be better, the second picture puts reader into context. Regards, Michael
Almost like they mored just for you Michael! What could be better than a pleasure boat?
The pictures were taken on two separate days, the boats always give me a sensation of happiness and freedom!
I can certainly see why!
Both are very good pictures, but my favorite is the first one with darker/warmer colors.
I like the first one more too, Tiny! Have a great New Year!
Happy New Year to you too, Michael!
Love the first pic the best – so simple and intriguing. I feel that the 2nd shot with context is a bit less interesting because it explains where they are – the mystery evoked by the first pic is lost.
True, maybe, I shouldn’t have included the second picture!
No shoulds, both good shots 🙂
Also I love the contrast of the yellow boats and the dark water in the first pic.
The first one definitely have a better composition, color and mood!
Dear Michael, I had a great time visiting your blog. You are very lucky to travel through Asia and seeing the many ways people have respect for the landscape surrounding them. I liked both of the boat pictures.
Hi Eduardo, it is great that you spend time visiting my blog! Hope you also like my posts outside Asia 🙂
Beautiful, Michael, of course!
Happy New year
Hope you and your family a healthy and happy 2015!
Love that first one especially. What a photographic find!
Yes, I was happy when I captured the photo. The second one only shows the perspective. Regards, Michael
I really love the first one. The second is okay for context but the first one is striking. Thanks for sharing it, Michael.
I am glad that you like the first one. The truth was that I hesitated a lot whether I should upload the post at all as I thought even the first one is not good enough!
It seems that a majority prefer the first one, and I have to agree. That’s the one that made me say “wow!” It also occurs to me that the people who rent those boats see that scene every day. I wonder if they ever think, “what a beautiful sight,” or if they simply take it for granted now.
Hi Tom, I think they probably take it for granted. I guess it is the second picture they see every day and not the first one!