Here are two photos , both of which show waterfalls.
One was taken at the Niagara fall, the water was crashing down in all its mighty.
A boat full of visitors was edging towards the waterfall while a rainbow appears to the left. The picture was taken by my classmate KC Ching.
The second picture was taken by me at the Nine Dragons Group of Waterfalls in Yunnan, China.
The pictures are in dialogue, speaking to each other – with a similar theme but at a different scale.
Instead of a motorized boat, the second picture shows a small sampan being maneuvered near to misty waterfall.
Please enjoy :-)
This will be my last submission on the theme of Rule of Thirds.
I have always loved lotus flowers.
They always look serene and meditative.
The photo with the flower on the left third was taken by my classmate YM Chan.
Please enjoy :-)
Just another post to illustrate the Rule of Thirds.
I am never tired of photographing the surreal scenery of the limestone columns at Zhangjiajie. Please enjoy :-)
I don’t think Hong Kong has ever been named as the City of Lights.
But I am sure visitors who has been to HK are impressed by the colorful lights they saw around the Harbor, up in the Peak or in the urban areas.
I have mixed feelings about the lights. I don’t mind the lights at all in the festive seasons but consider our light pollution and energy spending can be reduced.
Here is a picture taken in Tsim Sha Tsui, by my classmate YM Chan, during the Christmas of 2014.
The picture of the Peninsula Hotel seems to have very few colors and looks very interesting!
This week’s challenge is Rule of Thirds.
This is definitely a photo which is off centered.
The subject of interest is in the upper thirds.
While the water is blueish with ripples from the rain drops falling hard on the winter lake, this contrasts greatly with the school of bright colored kois rushing towards a focal point.
Here is a photo with two axes of Symmetry.
The photo was taken in West Lake, China.
The picture is symmetrical about the water line which divides the reflection from the features on land.
The other axis of symmetry is in the middle span of the triple arch bridge.
The bridge is aesthetically pleasing !
Mountains loom large in many people’s mind. I used to think of them being majestic, mysterious and sometimes even sacred. In my travels, sometimes, the best scenery are the ones that I miss while travelling in a car or a coach.
When there is no way you can stop and take a picture; may be because it is a single lane road with many cars behind you and /or there are no places to stop.
Perhaps, this is just like the river of life, the best view are those you see on the road. ……… life just goes on and on and cannot be stopped somewhere in between. But this does not deter me from taking pictures while the car / coach are moving, while risking the fact that objects in the forefront may look blur when the images come out.
While travelling in Yunnan, high up in a mountainous area where even taller mountains appeared before my eyes, I took several images while the coach was on the move. More than half of the images came out alright; some of them suffered from the glare reflecting from the coach window.
I like the way the clouds have come down in an almost triangular shape, hiding parts of the mountain but leaving the peaks exposed. I also like the several distinct bands of colors of the mountain, the land etc. I just couldn’t forget the lonely and dreamy house there too and the feeling that this couldn’t be China – this could just be anywhere in the world ( or out of this world)!