Category: Photos

(Photos) Best of the ‘Capture & Experience Tung Chung’ photo contest

The CEDD has announced the winners of its ‘Capture and Experience Tung Chung’, a photo competition, which attracted more than 500 entries.

Lantau News here showcases the major winners and some of the other outstanding entries.

The Grand Prize in the Landscape and Architecture section went to Winter Dusk in a Fishing Village (冬日漁村黃昏) by Law Yun Lung:

WINNER

The Grand Prize in the Culture and Living category was taken out by Small Fountain, Big Adventure (小水池、大冒險) by Choi Chi Ming:

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Here is a selection of the finalists and other highlights. For the full gallery, click here.

fiery

Finalist: 火燒天海之鏡 (Fiery Reflection of Heaven and Earth) – Tang Ka Wai

plane

Finalist: 歸航 (Homing) – Fung Siu

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Winner, My Favourite Photo Award: 光 (Light) – Lau Jinling

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潮水 (Tide)

BEAUTY

美景垂釣 (Scenic Fishing)

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Bridge in the distances

TC Niaokan

鳥看 (Bird’s View)

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東涌新市鎮與傳統百年漁村共舞 (Tung Chung New Town and a traditional fishing village dance together)

‘Amazing Bovid’ photo contest winners claim their prizes

Natasha Ramsey and Mink Chan, the two main winners of the Amazing Bovid of Lantau photo competition, received their prizes in a ceremony in Pui O on Saturday.

Natasha won the judges’ and artistic awards for her photo, Look into my soul, taken at Lower Cheung Sha Beach in 2013.

Natasha Ramsey with her winning photo

Natasha said when taking the photo she felt a strong connection with the animal.

“As I took the photo I felt a really strong bond. It felt it wasn’t just an animal, it had a deep soul and high intelligence,” she said. “From then on I used to photograph them all the time, and sit with them, and just be at peace with them.

Natasha says the buffalo pass through her Mui Wo garden several times every day.

It didn’t feel threatening, she says, adding that for her young daughters it is completely normal. “We give them enough space. Without them coming every day it would be quite sad.”

Mink Chan receives her prize from environmental photographer Martin Williams, a member of the judging panel

The other major winner was Mink Chan, who won the Outstanding awards for her portraits of cattle and buffalo in Shui Hau.

Mink, an indigenous Shui Hau resident, said she shot all of her photos around the village within the space of two days.

Mink, with LBA president Ho Loy, shows her winning photos

The ceremony took place at the sponsors’ sites Garden Plus and The Water Buffalo. Other major sponsor was natural cosmetics company Lush.

Winners and sponsors: Suzette Sanchez (Garden Plus), Natasha Ramsey, Mink Chan, Jenny Riley (Water Buffalo), Ho Loy LBA)

 

Photo (top): One of Mink Chan’s award-winning photos, Kiss

 

(Photo) Rural committee celebrates holiday with military theme

Mui Wo Rural Committee has erected this military-themed billboard to celebrate the October 1 holiday.

It announces an evening’s entertainment, though it doesn’t say when or where.

Translation: “Evening event to warmly celebrate the 68th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China National Day. Organiser: Mui Wo Rural Committee. Sponsor: Islands District Council”