Today I wanted to go to old villages and old settlements in the New Territories of Hong Kong. As far as I know, those villages that I pictured in my mind were long gone. Many have been rebuilt into town houses. They have lost their original identities. That’s life, I totally understand.
I wanted to see country side. Here I went with my Fujifilm X100. I arrived at the Kam Sheung Road MTR Station. The weather today was so warm with a clear blue sky. I had no idea where I was heading. There were three buses going to the same direction, Tai Po as their final destination. I have heard a lot about the Pat Sheung Village. I saw nothing much to see on the bus. So I waited and waited and waited…until I see something interesting. Turned out nothing. Nothing but garages, houses, salvage sites..
It was already 3 til. I had to get off at least to get a few shots for the day. I knew there should be some cool mountain views in that area. I followed a few other passengers in the bus to get off at a stop. I walked around for 10-15 mins…
Yes, it just happened I wandered into the famous Lam Tsuen (Lam Village). It’s famous for their wish-making trees. There’s also wish-making lamp
I paid $5 HKD for a wish-making bundle. I had my wishes written down.
I admit I’m losing a little grip on my recent street photography outings. I’ll keep trying, practice more. Equip myself by reading more photography books and taking advices from the others.
This is a ‘Mookio’ style shot. Mookio is a Taiwanese photographer/writer. She likes using sunlight and flowers to compose. I had no idea how she shoots it, i read no data prior to this shot. At that point in time when I see the flowers and sunshine, it immediately came to my mind it’s how I should try shooting it with. Turned out pretty cool.
A friendly dog from a store owner lady. Very generous of them.
As I walked back to the bus stop, I passed by a few places with sunshine and i snapped.
I think today is a fine example of how our lives are living as planned. I do not have any religious belief. There were just too many coincidence happened today. I went out without much planning and wandered myself into Lam Tsuen. I was curious and walked into a farmland. Took a couple ‘Mookio’ style photos. Believe or not, this morning I was checking out the Mookio blog, which I had done it twice or so since Christmas. I had no idea she wrote a new book on the GRD and released last week.
I dropped by SimCity Arcade, Mong Kok to get a copy. Many useful advices from it. I’ll make a good use of it. Everyday is a new day. More street photography coming soon!!!