17:31, 18/11/2015, Huyu Village, Yunnan, China
Gobble gobble gobble! Hehe. What a brilliant photo, Isabel! Birds have such beady eyes, don’t they? And this guy is no exception. His (or her?) face reminds me of a permanently grumpy old person, surveying society and all of its flaws, thinking how “it just wasn’t like that in my day!” But maybe that’s just me. They certainly don’t look best pleased in the least. I also love the woman in the background, one hand on her walking stick, one hand around the small of her back. And hey, the colours of the turkey and the woman even match! Blue-grey on top, black on the bottom.
19:55, 24/11/2015, Ferntree Gully, Melbourne
I took this shot after my yoga class last night. I had left my photo-taking till the last minute and was hoping to capture the busyness of this little intersection, right round the corner from my yoga place. Alas, hardly anyone was out. I’m not sure where they all were. Hiding, perhaps. No matter, I still like this shot. I like the man, with his headphones in, walking across the road after a long day’s work (seriously, is he getting home at 8pm??). I like that I managed to squeeze in just some of the painted mural on the wall behind him there. I like the twinkly little lights you can see strung up in the window of the dog grooming store. And, actually, I quite like that I’ve captured the lull in the traffic. It’s a sleepy little part of town and the feeling matched my mood – pretty chilled out after yoga and warm.
A Snapshot of Two Cities is a collaborative project between myself and Isabel from Nanjing Nian. We take a photo of something that catches our eye each week and post the photos on our blogs. We hope you enjoy looking at the differences and similarities between the two cities and cultures, and also just some pretty pictures. You can read more about it in the first posting.