There are many Tin Hau temples in Hong Kong. Today I visited the one in, strangely enough, Tin Hau, named after the goddess of the sea. This is a famous one and so I tried to find some detail amongst the traditional tourist snaps. Some temples frown on photography. I was allowed to snap undisturbed. I put HK$20 in the voluntary donation box and chatted with the guardian or custodian for about 10 minutes. Well worth putting on your itinerary when you next pass through Honkers. If you get bored with my snaps just go and do something more interesting instead. All shot with my trusty Fujifilm X100s. Why waste money on an upgrade?
The late afternoon sun created some attractive shadows on the temple wall.This couple were hidden behind an urn. The small camera and shallow DoF allowed me to shoot around and through the obstacles.One of Lulu’s ancestors?A panel detailSmall donation, sir? (To be fair, nobody asked!)Don’t mess with me, sonny.
I wonder who lives behind that door. Not Lloyd Grossman, I’ll be bound.The tiger is obvious (yes, we used to have tigers in HK) but look at the little chap in the bottom left hand corner. 🙂An oven for the offerings.This is a roof panel and I held the camera as high as I could, arms outstretched and then cropped and used the perspective correction in LR to try and make it look like a direct shot. Same panel – different shot.The evilest looking cherubs you ever did see….And whilst all this is going on, for others there is still time for a ciggy and to check the runners and riders at Happy Valley.