March is coming to a close.
By our standards, we have a relatively cold March.
It wasn’t only cold but damp as well; with relative humidity hovering near 100% for long periods of time.
Our usual winter is cold and dry which is more bearable.
This March is more like Winter but damp which makes it unbearable.
Quite often, we have mist in the morning; but the mist didn’t seem to dispel evening in the afternoon.
Here are some smart phone pictures I have taken in the afternoon while walking along the shore of Tolo Harbour, Hong Kong.
The mist have covered up some distant buildings.
Even on walking closer to the pier, the buildings behind still look buried in the mist.
Hope April will bring better weather!
The photo was taken at the Fortress Hill of Macau.
It shows part of the Museum alongside a reflecting pool.
You may wonder what the first image is; I have flipped the image so that the reflection is on top.
The second image is the original photo, with the reflection and the building dividing the photo almost into two equal halves.
I like the very clear details of the reflection.
This photo has three light zones.
The brightest part is on the left hand side, showing hills yonder with their shadows.
The middle zone showing the somewhat reddish rock with their many joints as a result of weathering.
The right hand zone is dark but still shows the rugged nature of the rock face.
It also shows the silhouette of my brother and sister in law walking under the overhanging rock.
The picture was taken by my wife while travelling in the South Western part of the States.
Altogether, it makes an interesting picture!
The theme for this week’s photo challenge is Half Light.
This is a photo taken with the first generation of electronic compact camera – with only 4 Megapixel.
The upper half has light coming from the cloudy sky.
Think the lower half is more interesting – full of lavender.
But both halves blend in quite harmoniously.
As with many of my posted lavender photos, the picture was taken in Furano, Hokkaido in Japan.
This week, we are asked to submit images on the subject of Half Light.
We are to submit them relating to a poem, lyrics of a song, story, etc.
I already have a draft prepared, but my hike this afternoon has made me changed my mind when I walked through the dark part of a valley and took this image with a smart phone.
The image reminds me of the verses in Psalms 23.4 as follows.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me.
Can’t help showing the Monterey Bay Aquarium, again.
The pictures were taken by my wife.
Fishes were sort of dancing underneath the kelp forest which is a rare habitat.