Friday, April 27, 2012

green

The P52 theme this week is green.  I decided to simply try to capture anything (and everything) I saw that had the color green in it and see what kind of collection I'd end up with.  The thing I've begun noticing about this P52 project is that when these themes come up, either everything works out perfectly with plenty to capture or there is absolutely nothing around to fit with the theme.  This week was one of the better ones as I was able to spot the color green a fair bit.  Sadly I let way too many opportunities go by, thinking to myself, "oh, I'll just capture that later," which as we all know, never came.

Thankfully over the weekend we headed to Central for brunch with our lovely friends the Frederiksens (I spelled it right A&M!).  It took us about 40 minutes to get out there, so there was plenty of time to observe the happenings around town.  This set of pictures all came from that morning/afternoon of observing the goings on in Central.  I like that what I captured depicts the everyday life out here as I'm sure I'll miss these now normal sights when we leave.  Sadly, we didn't get a group shot and I didn't get a shot of my English breakfast, but there hopefully will be a next time, right? :)

Sometimes the color green is dominant in the photos below and sometimes you have to search for it.  So let's play a little game of "I spy with my little eye.....something that is green!"

Hanging laundry outside.  Ours became dusty, so we gave that up quickly.

Long outdoor escalator in Central.  Before 10 am, the escalators go down for the people heading to work.  After 10 am, the escalators go up for the people heading up for some fun!

A lone tree over in Central.  Do you see the sign for "The Flying Pan" restaurant? Fun name!

The helpers finding a space for themselves on Sunday.  
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Yes! You can find greenery in Hong Kong!

A man out back working on cutting some vegetables.
I hope it is not for one of the restaurants we go eat out at! 

The next two photos are for a weekly self-portrait photo club called Catch yourself over at The Salad Day with Sarah.  I really love this idea as I've been terrible at taking pictures of Matt and I around town.  I take pictures of places we visit, things I see, and even strangers, but don't often take ones of us just doing the ordinary things in life.  Hopefully by joining Sarah, I will have some pictures of us to look back on in the future.  Can't wait to see the evolution of my self-portrait! :)

Our first shot...blurry.

25 shots later...Matt is done.

26 comments:

  1. hello from canada
    i love your little game ! great pics of you two !
    ^_^

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  2. You did good : ) Way to go! I laughed out loud about the end of the picture taking : ) What a funny pic!

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    1. Thanks Becky! :) What can I say...my husbands a ham! HA! :D

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  3. Cute pic of the both of you.

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  4. I like the third one!

    You guys are so cute.

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    1. Thanks Sara! I really like that one too! :)

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  5. You did find some greens! I tend to take green a bit for granted as it surrounds us all year round.

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    1. It took some work, but I got there eventually! :) Thanks! I really miss being surrounded by nature. I miss having a yard and I don't think I've laid down on a patch of grass in a LONG time. Enjoy your greenery! :)

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  6. The street scene was very interesting. It reminds me of San Francisco. Great picture!

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    1. Thanks a bunch! You know, Hong Kong is quite similar to SF now that you mention it. There are a couple of steep, narrow, one way streets on the Central side. :)

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  7. Matt is a good sport! (I particularly like the show with the laundry.)

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    1. Thank you! The laundry outside is always interesting to see. On windy days, I always wonder how many articles of clothing people lose. :) Yes, Matt is totally a good sport. I have lots of doozies of the two of us, so I'm glad he was willing to let me share some on the blog! :)

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  8. Great photos, thanks for the virtual tour. My hubby tires of my photos long before I'm finished, too!

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    1. Thanks Betty! It's nice to know that my husband isn't the only one that gets bored after a while. :)

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  9. That tree in the middle of the city is such a (literal) breath of fresh air!

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    1. I completely agree....it totally takes you by surprise the first time you see it as it is so unexpected. :)

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  10. Hi! I'm stopping by from Sarah's blog. I LOVE these photos, especially that third one. Like Ariana said above me ^, it really is such a breath of fresh air. I love the contrast between it and the city. I'm excited to check out more of your blog. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Katie! I'm so glad you hopped on over! :)

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  11. hahaha! love the selfies - literally made me laugh out loud as I think my hubs feels the same way about them. great job - and great post! what a fun interpretation of the theme!!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed them! I figured you might get a kick out of them and I'm glad my hubs isn't the only one who feels that way by the end of the selfies shots! :)

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