Alex. Aussie. Follower of Jesus. I am armed with an Olympus OM-D and a sucker for street photography. This is my Tumblog of original photos.
Currently in: Hong Kong SAR
A Change of Pace.
In a city where space comes at a high premium, a public park comes as a respite from the crowds.
Hollywood Road Park, Sheung Wan
(Photos taken by Aude, edited by me)
Learning to See
"The question is not what you look at, but what you see."
- Henry David Thoreau
As I complete a photowalk through one of Hong Kong’s western older suburbs, it occurs to me that it’s coming up to 5 years since I’ve taken photography more seriously as a hobby. And as I reflect on the journey, one of the great learnings I’ve discovered is that I begin to see the world differently; a photographer’s eye is trained constantly to look out for details, for beauty, for highlights. And what a wonderful gift this is, to be able to see the world afresh, to always be searching, to once again live in a state of wonderment and awe.
Most of the above photos were taken in what most people would describe as an unremarkable alleyway. But stumbling upon it that afternoon during the walk, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of joy at how wonderful the location was as the afternoon sunlight revealed its hidden beauty. I look forward to where the next 5 years of this journey will take me.
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong