(The point of interest is the sort of mirrored images of the two heads as the foreground leading to the focal point, which is the fisherman on the junk selling seafood. The photo would be even more intriguing if the fisherman had looked up. But the picture is good in its own right. Well done, Chris)
Again, Christopher Guy sent us some photos he had taken on his Sai Kung trip. The one posted above is a very interesting photo. Chris uses a LX3 and the images looks undoubtedly crisper than those of GX200.
As the shoot was not planned, any photographer could not afford a missed chance by waiting for the decisive moment to press the camera shutter. So Guy certainly did a great shot in terms of the composition.
Of course,no photo is without room for improvement. With the benefit of hindsight, the connection of the subjects in the photo will be better with the fisherman facing towards the lens. And if the camera could be pointed from further over the heads, the viewers may probably see the woman on the right holding money in her fist, adding a additional dimension to the story of the scene. But of course, these are all arm-chaired advice. Surely, Guy had all these in mind or the circumstances prevented him from implementing some better ideas for the photos.
(Junks along the pier in Sai Kung Town)
Guy wrote that he told the photos in the Sai Kung main town. Sai Kung is not only a great place to go on a photographic trip when you visit Hong Kong. It is actually dubbed the "Leisure Garden of Hong Kong" because it is where most of the scenic primitive countryside parks sit astride the hills, mountains and waters.
Sai Kung Town began its development as a market place about a hundred years ago when the area became a convenient gathering place for fishermen and villagers. Nowadays, Sai Kung Town is a mecca for seafood lovers, locals and tourist alike. On summer nights, a lot of people hire Kaitos or Sampan to catch cuttle-fish, a popular pastime for local residents.
Visitors can easily hire sampans and junks for leisurely trips through the beautiful island-dotted inland sea of Port Shelter or stroll around the regional market center of Sai Kung Town. You may wish to explore the back lanes, feast on seafood, visit the Tin Hau Temple and enjoy different delicacies at western style pubs and restaurants.
The hiking trails on the ridges fronting the beautiful Sai Kung sea are definitely highly recommended. A great number of Japanese hikers haing organised regular hiking trips said that they were highly impressed by the scenic trails. I hiked in Sia Kung for a couple of times and can testify to their impression.
Again, thank you, Chris
(Published with courtesy and copyright of Chris Guy)