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The recent and current themes of the Daily Press Weekly Photo Challenges are:
Motion, Blur and Afloat – I am trying to combine these into just one series of pictures.
These pictures were all taken a fortnight ago in the show The House of the Dancing Water in Macau.
Some of you may have seen my past posts showing water jets coming up, a pavilion coming up from the water and dancers dancing around the pavilion, all in splendid colors.
This series of photos are less colorful; the main color theme is blue.
They all show the pavilion gradually lowered into the water and finally disappear from the surface.
Water come gushing up, acrobats diving down into the water.
The blur in the images suggests motion.
The acrobats/ dancers are afloat either in the air, dancing up and down or finally plunge into water.
What a sight!
Here is another photo which looks like a Chinese painting.
I must admit the motion of the small bird is overshadowed by the stationary Kapok flowers.
But together they look so beautiful.
Again, the picture was taken by Chung Kwok Fan to which credit is due.
Please enjoy 🙂
Here are two photos showing birds in motion.
They were captured while in flight.
The background are the kapok trees with their bright flowers.
Pictures taken by calligraphy classmate Mr. Chung Kwok Fan.
Please enjoy 🙂
The DP Challenge this week is Motion.
Here is a picture with movement of sorts.
Three towers suddenly rose from underwater.
Then dancers climbed up to the very top.
Some jumped down to the water, others somersaulted, some swinged from one tower to the other.
There are so many movements that it was difficult to concentrate just on a few.
This is one of the views in the House Of Dancing Water show in Macau.
Spring has come early this year.
With Spring here, many flowers are blossoming, which also attracted a lot of birds.
Here is one sitting among the Kapok flowers.
The photo was taken by my calligraphy classmate Mr. Chung Kwok Fan.
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I have two photos here which separately shows an early bird early in the morning.
Both photos have seascapes; both show the bird at a very small scale.
You will need to have sharp eyes to see them.
The first photo was taken locally by my classmate YM Chan in the golden hour before sunrise.
The second photo was taken by me at a river estuary near Luk Keng when the sun has just risen and the egret was looking for its breakfast.
It was such a magical moment to be alone on the beach when the sun has just risen above the horizon.
It marks the beginning of a brand new day.
Thanks the Lord giving us a new day – which is indeed our daily bread.
This is a song which I like – Morning Has Broken:
Morning has broken like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing,
Praise for the morning,
Praise for them springing fresh from the world.Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass.
Mine is the sunlight,
Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light Eden saw play.
Praise with elation, praise ev’ry morning,
God’s recreation of the new day.
The photo was taken by YM Chan to whom credit is due.
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Sometimes, one post lead to another.
My yesterday post showed a bird among the cherry blossoms.
This one shows two lovely birds with Kapok in Hong Kong as background.
It was early Spring and the buds of Kapok have not even bloomed.
Picture the credit of my calligraphy classmate Mr. Chung Kwok Fan.
I am not too sure I like the composition of the original picture and have therefore cropped it so that it shows less of the Kapok.
I fully understand even the original picture is very difficult to be taken, as this requires a lot of skill and patience.