I know I have been violating the Rule of Thirds – and that’s the reason why I have ended up with stacks of photos which are Half / Half.
Here is a picture taken at a beach in Hong Kong when the sun was setting.
I like the atmosphere and both halves of the picture – the beach and the sky.
Which half do you belong?
The white half which represents light and happiness?
The black half which represents dark and imprisoned?
This is my only departure from my usual landscape / seascape photos.
A picture I have taken of the sculpture by Ju Ming.
This picture was taken just minutes before I got wet from the rain!
Depending on how you look at it, there could be many Halves.
It is a picture of half sky + hills against half water and reservoir dam.
It is a picture with the left hand side dark because of the rain clouds and the right hand side relatively brighter.
It is a picture of contrasting halves, on the right you have the fresh calm water in a reservoir reclaimed from the sea, the armour protection on the right by the side of the road access is still bright and clear. On the left, the sea was already dark and somewhat choppy.
So, this photo taken at Plover Cove Reservoir, Hong Kong contains many contrasting halves!
In my hiking, sometimes, I walked through the village of Luk Keng, before heading uphill.
Many a time, I passed by this ancestral hall which is beautifully adorned, with writings on all three sides of the door.
As for the Jie O one which I showed in another post, the doors have door guards, this time gold ain color.
And below the door guards, are a couple of lion door handles.
A boat trip has taken us to the north-eastern corner of Hong Kong out on a lonely island known as Jie O.
This is a less visited island.
There stood a temple for the goddess of the sea.
The doors were most interesting, with the black and white door guards above a pair of brass lions as handles.
This door has been restored in the Ching Dynasty.
The picture was taken at the entrance of Man Mo Temple in Central, Hong Kong.
This is a very unique door, style of which is rarely seen even in China.
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These are images showing houses enveloped by plants – vines and wild plants and sometimes, even flowers.
They are local examples.
The pictures were taken in the northern part of the New territories of Hong Kong.
I may go back some other time and see whether the plants have taken all over.