As you may have noticed (if you still keep an eye on Land of no cheese, and I thank you!), my posts have become more and more sporadic this year. In reality, recently it has become harder for me to find time to keep this site going. With 428 posts since it began on 30 June 2009 I now feel this exercise in the visual exploration of Hong Kong has now run its photographic course (I'm no HK newbie any more) and it's time for me to put my imagination into other projects.
One of these is this:
Yes, this photo is taken in Hong Kong! I have over the past couple of years taken my photography obsession underwater and I was delighted to be awarded an "outstanding award" in the Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video competition 2014 with the above picture. It's an incentive for me to keep developing my skills in this very challenging form of photography which combines two of my passions.
This site will stay online for the time being, so feel free to browse, either randomly, via the themes at the very bottom of this page, or by following the chain of connections between posts. This post is probably the best and these | two took the longest to do! None of these posts are typical of this project though; what I was mostly doing was this | kind | of | thing. You can also keep following my photos in most issues of Time Out Hong Kong (Hidden Hong Kong).
Thank you all very much for following, and see you in the land of no cheese!
On your next trip to the seaside, see if you can spot these unusual specimens:
1. The amphibious hiker
Full hiking gear - check. Umbrella - check. Snorkel/mask in hand - check. Thigh deep in the sea - check. Hesitating about going in past the crotch line - check.
2. The survival snorkeller
Actually swimming - check. Face in the water - check. Waterproof backpack of survival gear in tow - check. Bulletproof lifevest protecting said survival gear pack - check.
3. The incognito picnicking frogwoman
Baseball cap - check. Periscope - check. Drinking water supplies - check. Towel carefully positioned so as to stay dry - check. Kickboard-cum-floating picnic table - check. Preparation for any, and I mean absolutely any, eventuality - big check.