The recent Weekly Photo Challenges are just too difficult to me and I opt to post on other topics.
One of my pastime is watching kois swimming in a pond.
I can never forget watching them swimming in a tourist spot known as “Watching Kois in a Flower Pond” in the West Lake, China.
That Winter day was cold and raining, giving a blue hue to the whole picture.
Ripples were set up in the water because of the rain.
Large schools of kois swam up and rushed together in the race for food.
This week’s photo challenge is Nostalgia.
I have always associated pavilion with nostalgia.
In the modern built areas, we are building less and less pavilion.
This pavilion in the middle of West Lake, Hangzhou China is a classic example of the Chinese style pavilion.
The silhouette in the B&W picture reminds me of days long gone.
The colour picture is a picture I feel there is a big scope for improvement.
I like being able to access the pavilion through the stone bridge on water.
This week’s photo challenge is Quest.
The theme is quite abstract and not one which is easy to respond to.
All of us are looking for happiness, or at least, would not like to be unhappy.
While travelling in Yunnan, I came across these big open statues of the Buddha.
He has a smiling face.
He has the wisdom to be happy.
You can’t find happiness by looking for it, although this is our quest.
This is a photo which I have never posted.
The water up in the lakes of Jiuzhaigou, China is blue; it is so rich in calcium.
The surrounding is so serene, the area is lush, together with the lake, they make a great picture.
This is like a post card!
The views you get travelling up the Yangtze River are not quite the same as floating down the same river, people told us.
I can believe in this as views can be different if you view them the other way.
The trip was unforgettable!
I was entranced when we made our way up with the sun setting in front of us. It was surreal!
This is a sequel to my last post.
This photo is more stunning than the two I posted yesterday.
The steep cliff overlooking the Yangtze River is just striking. The river level was raised due to the impounding of water by the Three Gorges dam.
Just imagine what it was like when the river was a lot lower!
Not sure why the theme for this week’s Photo Challenge has not been announced.
I therefore stick to the theme for last week – Edge.
The Three Gorges situate in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River China,
Some of the best views can be seen cruising on this section of the Yangtze.
Some of Three Gorges’ view are rated AAAAA!
Here are a couple of photos showing typical edges of the silt laden Yangtze River.
Many of these are steep sided gorges as evidenced in my photos.