Welcome to my blog, my friends!!
After being abandoned for years, my blog is eventually set up. Thanks to the new templates, it is so much easier to arrange my blog the way I want to a much more acceptable degree. Well, now it may not be exactly the best, but I am sure it will definitely be better and I shall be more willing to spend more time and efforts here.
It is obvious that people are more interested in my landscapes. Really appreciate those who still drop by to fave or even leave a comment on images like this one, non-landscape!!
Well, I will continue to explore the dark, unknown parts of the city, and of course, to explore the new frontier of photography!!! I am sure I will come up with something that can be totally me, something that reflects the way I see the city or maybe something that depicts what the world should be like in my heart.
This spot has rarely caught too much attention of any photographers here, which is great because it keeps this area from artificial disturbances or even damage. I have always been fond of shooting alone if possible for shooting alone brings me the most pleasure and serenity.
This day, as you can see, is not at all gorgeous for most photographers but it is still attractive enough to me. I think one of the reasons is that it is very difficult to come across anything good whenever I visit it. I am content with the clouds, the orange band of setting sun and that lone sampan moored there in the lagoon.
The rocks had never been more attractive and yet formidable - thanks to the strong wind and waves brought by the typhoons this year. They were like mirages in deserts, like shooting stars in the dark night because they were buried by sand carried ashore by waves the next time I went there. The is what landscape photography appeals to me so much - you can neither predict nor repeat, but you can capture a moment and freeze it into eternalness.
I was led there by fate on that particular day and I believe that I was really picked by God to capture the scenes because there were no one else on the beach except me, and of course my kids.
I have been wondering what the main purpose for people to upload photos onto FB risking their works being illegitimately used or downloaded? Sharing? For some photographers who have contracts with image companies, it seems pretty unwise. Self-promoting? It is obvious that most "Likes" that people collect are usually from the people they have already known in some other photo or social websites. Fun from meeting people? Yeah, probably it is but I would like to seek friends in my real world, not in the cyberspace, though I did actually make a couple of great friends on the Internet.
This one is taken with my toy 24-70L II. It has very fast auto-focusing and color rendering. But I would still say that Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85 ZE performs better in almost every way except the auto-focusing part.
Once you have a taste of Zeiss lenses, you would feel there is something missing in or you may not feel just comfortable with Canon lenses, even L series.
Great bokeh image taken with Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/85!!
Luv the manual focusing system - it just takes me back to the earlier times when I was still using Pextax and Minolta!! It tales more time and patience indeed but it also brings more enjoyment!!!
A Flickr friend describes it as a whale and I have to say I like his eye better; a submarine would not have such lively lines and shapes as the rock possesses. It looks more so when the waves hit, doesn't it?
Too bad that this scene is history now because the sand has covered most of the rocks on the beach. Guess I have to wait till next summer for another miraculous creation of God.