My White Knights In Shining
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
30 May, 2011
Photo caption: MY WHITE KNIGHTS IN SHINING ARMOUR
Two muscled young
men are hired by the King to protect The Damsel In Distress
from the Park's Tulip Monster. The monster is 100 feet tall
and has exploding biceps and triceps. It lurks inside the
tulips of the Araluen Botanic Park in Perth, Australia
Bright sunlight at around 10 am - 11 am always makes the
2. Focus on the eyes (spectacles) on the young man on the
3. As the parties
are moving, you need to have steady hands. Use a camera with
an image stabiliser.
4. Wait till the 3 parties walk into the path illuminated by
the sunlight and click.
shooting mode is best but this one was captured with one
6. Zoom close so
that there will be no distraction from cars.
7. The pectoral muscles of the young men
There is the DL-Timberland nature photography contest
Theme of the contest: "Outdoors: Where Relationships Are Made"
To qualify, the participants must include the idea of
relationships into their photo composition and caption,
whether their shot is of a landscape, wild animal or a
close-up of a plant. The winner gets $1,000 cash, $1,000 in
Timberland vouchers for its latest Earthkeepers line of
outdoor gear plus an Olympus Pen E-PL1 camera kit.
If any of the 3 contest winners is a DL Facebook fan, the
winner will receive an extra $500 in cash plus $500 in
This picture may
or may not fit the contest theme "Relationship with Nature"
as stated in the Timberland website. It is outdoors where
relationships are made (a mother and her two sons) and with
Nature (Is the Araluen Botanic Park considered nature?). Relationships are
made when the young adult children are happy touring with the
aging parent in the Araluen Botanic Park
in Perth during the Spring
season when thousands of tulips bloom
in 2010. There seems
to be something missing. Where are the tulips (see 2nd and 3
image of The Araluen Park orchids)? I doubt the first image
will make it to the top 3 unless I can blend 3 into one.
Can you do it?
Readers who love reading English Romance Novels and King
Arthur may appreciate why I name the picture "My White Knights
In Shining Armour". For those who don't care about
romance, this image shows a mother who once takes good care
for the toddlers is now towered over by two young adult sons
who love her very much and are now her protectors - her
"knights in shining armour". The caption should read "My
Knights In Shining Armour" on 2nd thoughts.