Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle

First of all I’d like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year. Regular readers may have spotted that I have changed the theme for Say It With A Camera to 2016.

In keeping with this weeks challenge I have shown you a photograph I shot in Nan Lian Gardens which are located in Diamond Hill, Hong Kong.


In an area of high-rise apartments and flyovers for motor vehicles Nan Lian Gardens are a haven of tranquillity. Nan Lian is a public park, built in the style of the Tang dynasty. The gardens have been landscaped over an area of 3.5 hectares and every hill, rock, body of water, plant and timber structure has been placed according to very specific methods and rules.

Here’s what others are saying about this weeks challenge;


52 in 2015 Week 52

I’ve made it. Managed to complete the challenge and the final one was to show our favourite photograph of the year which wasn’t included in any of the challenges.

First up, it’s got to be Talacre. My favourite goto place when I want to experiment or capture a decent sunrise/sunset.

52 in 2015 Week 52 My Favourite of 2015 (2)

The other one is from Media City Salford. I stood on the quayside at ridiculous o’clock (02:39) on a bitter cold morning to take this photograph.

52 in 2015 Week 52 My Favourite of 2015

That’s it for this year. All it leaves me to do is thank you all for following and commenting on “Say It With A Camera”

Finally, wherever you are in the world I’d like to wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year for 2016.


52 in 2015 Week 51

Happy Holidays. Well I’m on holiday in Hong Kong so for me anything fits the bill but I think they mean Christmas for this one.

Really these were just two grab shots with my little Point and Shoot camera. The first one was taken in Hong Kong and was an advert for something or other.


The second photograph was taken in Macau

52 in 2015 Week 51 Happy Holidays

That’s it – Mike

52 in 2015 Week 49

Interesting one this week. Processing, before and after. This week I had time to capture two photographs.

The first one is a monument on the sea-front at Prestatyn called “Dechrau a Diwedd”. It’s Wels for Beginning and End and depending on your starting point it marks the start or end of the famous Offa’s Dyke walking trail

Dechrau a Diwedd

Corrections to the photograph above, were mainly to boost the colours and take out the ghosted herring gull. I also removed the top of a bench that you can just see sticking up over the wall on the left hand side of the monument.

In the photograph below it was just a case of cropping in closer and enhancing the stained glass which was a bit over exposed. Easy enough to correct in Adobe Lightroom

Saint Melidens Church

That’s it – Mike