Eight or so older men were lined up along a concrete platform overlooking the Tai Po River. They wore camouflaged clothing and all carried camouflaged bags for photographic equipment.
Their equipment was impressive. They had the common goal of capturing bird photos and so they all had at least one telephoto lens the size of my thigh. They each also owned a wide selection of smaller lenses.
Mainly their cameras were mounted on tri-pods, but a few enterprising photographers had left the flatness of the concrete platform and were clambering through the undergrowth near the river in order to get a better shot.
For a moment I passed judgment that the volume of camera equipment on display in order to catch a picture of an egret in a concrete-lined, nearly dry river bed was ridiculous.
And then I reflected on the massive Dutch cargo bike that I just moved to Hong Kong and realized that when you enjoy something as much as they do, you don’t see yourself as being completely and ludicrously over-equipped. You see yourself as being ready.
Love is blind.
What is your blind spot?