There are so many moments we recall as being ephemeral.
They are fleeting moments which would disappear after appearing briefly.
These are moments which photographers would very much like capturing.
Here is a picture of the sun setting on the western side of the Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong.
Picture again taken by my classmate YM Chan.
Usually, I will try to submit several entries on the WPC’s weekly theme.
The first entry is usually about something which immediately comes to mind when reading the Daily Press ‘s WPC.
Then, I would go for a search in my archive to see what else can be submitted as well.
For this week’s challenge, the view from the top of a mountain on the Langkawi island, Malaysia immediately came to mind.
We were up on this mountain and the cable car brought us even higher up. From the top of the mountain, we saw a deep valley below and as a background, we have the blue sea separated by a layer of white clouds from the equally blue sky.
The steeply rising hill contrasts quite a bit with the valley below!
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The theme for this week is Serenity.
We have always liked viewing sunset over the sea.
This sparkling view was what we saw when standing on a beach at Koh Samui, Thailand.
It gives a sense of serenity too.
We waited long enough to see the sun completely set. What appeared before our eyes was a completely different view which instilled a different mood.
Never tired of viewing the sea – it is just so serene!
This week’s photo challenge at Daily Press is New.
Actually, I don’t know what I should show.
Here is a photo taken from the Plover Cove Dam in Hong Kong.
The sky was getting gloomy, but there was a lone surfer, surfing towards the horizon.
Sometimes, we know what is in front of us is dark and gloomy and that you are all alone.
But still, you are courageous enough to surf forwards, towards the brighter side on the horizon.
As in front of you, you can also see the light!
The sun was exerting its last rays of sunlight as our cruise of the Bosporus almost ended when approaching Istanbul.
Against the sky was the silhouette of Istanbul in all its beauty.
The spires of the mosques were the most noticeable features in the whole skyline.
The clouds in the sky ensured that the warmth of the day was still there to stay.
Yes, warmth was all around!
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I am late for this theme but still want to submit another entry.
Not sure which photo to post first.
Both photos were taken when we walked the Plover Cove Dam in Tai Po, Hong Kong.
The first is a close up, in darker light.
The second one gives a lot more about the background. It was taken in a cove where pleasure boats will anchor and where rowing boats are on hire.
In any case, I like the rowing boats and the yellow color, they seem to be uplifting and give a feel of freedom!
The Old Man and the Sea?
Not sure, but this is a picture taken by my classmate (YM Chan) of a fisherman in traditional hat fishing on a sampan.
The sea was sparkling – there were twinklings reflected from the sea.