And blooooowwwww…. the dust from my blog. Again. You wouldn’t have to scroll down too far too see that my last post was, eh-hem, a year and half ago and that, ummm, the last time I blew the dust off my blog is only one post after that. Yikes. This page is just the last corner of the photo garden to get any love. Poor blog. I really do love you.
However, I am inspired anew! I have been accepted into a brilliant collaboration of nine other photographers who are collectively part of a 5 on 5 circle. On the fifth of the month, we each post five photos and link to another blog in the circle. That’s ten posts and fifty shots every month. I’m pretty darn excited to be included in such a lovely group. I’m also excited by the challenge of shooting and editing more again. Having set some goals for myself this year, this is a step in the right direction. I hope you’ll take a peak each month and follow the circle around for some good stuff.
Right now I am in the throes of editing all my shots from our Hong Kong trip. Trying to pick just five for this post took me a while. I wanted to share some I haven’t posted elsewhere. Hopefully come time for 5 on 5 July, I’ll be past the HK editing.
Thank you, Kim Thompson, for including me in the circle!
Dried Fish in the Market, Hong Kong. The markets were just overwhelmingly full of colors and smells and movement. We had many “We’re not in Texas, anymore!” moments.
Cat Street Market. I didn’t notice until I was editing that the stall keeper was looking right at me. I was warned by more than one guide that shopkeepers who gamble believe that to take their photo is to take their luck and that I could get into trouble if they see me shooting them. I made a conscious effort to avoid shooting when they were looking. Lucky for me he didn’t get mad! There are lots of gorgeous antiques here along with many old items of Maoist Chinese and Soviet era propaganda. And Bruce Lee posters. We were here on a very rainy day and had the market mostly to ourselves.
Incense burning in the Man Mo Temple. The Catholic girl in me just loved all the incense in the temples we visited. Common ground!
Tian Tan Buddha at Lantau. Also know as “The Big Buddha”. We climbed over 250 steps to reach him. Worth every step.
A little afternoon tea. I drank soooo much tea on this trip. It was all just heavenly. Sigh, I think I’ll go brew some up right now.
To continue following the 5 on 5 circle, click to view the awesome photos of Sandra Grimm!
14 thoughts on “5 on 5 june 2016”
Oh Kris, I am SO glad you have joined us. As part of a special trip 6 years ago, my entire family travelled to Hong Kong and I loved every moment. But your rich, beautiful photos brushed the dust off my memories and made them shine. The markets! The Big Buddha! My favourite here is the incense – the light and the colour are spectacular. Welcome!
Isn’t it just a feat for the senses there! I feel like I spent the whole week planning what we’d do when we go back someday. Like eat more dim sum for starters…
Ditto what Lianne said – welcome! I absolutely LOVE seeing the world through another’s eye and these are fantastic and so interesting! I didn’t know that about the shopkeepers/bad luck thing. Although my Husband tells me I keep stealing his spirit when I snap a photo 😉
Great shots Kris! I look forward to seeing more.
Thank you! Yep, the food tour guide and a cooking class teacher both mentioned it to me about the luck stealing. I should buy a powerball ticket now though with as many secret photos as took. 🙂
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Oh Hong Kong. I never thought I would enjoy that city as much as I did (Lianne and I have visited with our families a number of times). Absolutely love seeing it through your eyes, Kris. And SO glad to have you join us!!
Me too! The whole trip was just one “Wow!” after the other. Thanks again. This is going to be fun.
I’m so happy you are joining us! I love your perspective and use of light. And I’m so excited to get to see the world from your view!
Thank you! I’m thrilled to be part of this. It’s always so much fun and so inspirational to see what others are shooting.
So nice your are joining us. I really love the diversity each one of your pictures represents. The light in the inscence must have been magical. Lovely to see the world through your eyes!
Thank you! Oh the temples were just a photographer’s dream. Really, the whole city – just postcard moment after postcard moment. Lucky for me I have a patient family. 🙂
What beautiful work! I can’t wait to see the rest 🙂 You definitely have an eye for this!
Thank you, my friend!! xoxo
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