Taken by: Hong Wei Fung

“自由和陪伴 : 每一天清晨,他都会带着“它”去散步ㄡ, 每一日,他都会想着让他心爱的宠物鸟,打开笼门, 让小鸟自由的飞翔。 他很想让小鸟自由傲翔天空,但是谁又能陪他一直到老呢? 或许如果有一天,鸟儿真的开口说话, 那么鸟儿会对他说,即使我 得到自由,但在我自由的视线里,我不会离开您。

Freedom and companionship: Every morning, he will take ‘it’ for a walk. Every day, he will think about opening the cage and letting his beloved pet bird fly freely. He really wants to let the bird fly freely in the sky but who can accompany him until he grows old? Perhaps one day, if the bird would speak, then the bird will say to him “Even if I have my freedom, I will always be around you.”

Taken by: Hong Wei Fung

View below to read the judges’ comments. Join us this 21 August on World Senior Citizen’s Day as we reveal the 3 winners of the Life Begins at 60 Photography Contest. Let’s celebrate the beauty of life!

“Captions are very important and the contestant’s caption made me think about the story behind the photograph. The bird and the man are certainly good friends, accompanying each other on their daily ritual. Impact wise, the background is blurred off which means the focus is on the man and the bird. I also love the light falling on his face and body. It’s just enough to bring out his features. The light also brings out the colour of the cage, giving it a translucent quality.” – Kenny Loh, @Kenny Loh Photography​

“Sweet story about the toss between letting something you love go and having faith that the love will be returned. It is a beautiful photo that captures the natural light filtered through the trees and cage and on to the man’s face. The blurred leafy background really sets the scene of being in the open and surrounded by tropical trees.” – May Chong, GreenAcres Retirement Village​

“This photograph is shot at the perfect moment with the beautiful contrast of light and shadow. With the main focus being the man and the bird, it’s as if we are watching him telling a story gracefully.” – Yonsen Chan, @Idea Being​

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