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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.
Dream came true last Sunday!!
I had come to this spot for a few times yet lacked luck. Somehow this time I seemed to have been blessed. The tide ebbed and the bottom of the sea shore emerged -- exactly the same as I had expected it would be!! More than I had expected, the clouds and the sun were both perfect.
It was a most wonderful evening for me!! Of course, I had quite some crops!!!
A spot I have ceased to visit for quite a few years. Looking at the images captured here, I realize it is probably the most fascinating spot to shoot seascape.
Well, I really have to find time to go back there for a few more times to see if I am still blessed.
Erliao, taken this year. So far, I am pretty satisfied with my crops and hoping to capture more before summer break begins because there will be just too many people and tripods up there!
Away for a short while.
Here is shot of some weeds quite commonly seen around town in Tainan City. They do mesmerizingly gorgeous in golden sunlight at sunset. To me, it is especially enjoyably to be able capture something great around in daily-life environment.
I carry my gear with every day for I hate to miss anything worth shooting. Oh, my wife sometimes teases my for carrying such a bag on daily basis. :-))
We had dimsum for lunch today!! The same restaurant as usual in Shinkong Mitsukoshi Department store - great food and superb mood!! As you can see, the lighting is just perfect and it is great to sit in the warm golden sunlight for lunch!!
Crystal's yellow sweater looks so delicate and grace in the light!!
A black and white shot of Anping Harbor this time. I like the nostalgic mood that B&W images bring. I save my captures in bot RAW and B&W jpg while shooting at the present stage, especially on street shooting trips.
I do more street photography than landscapes in winter mainly because the weather is often terrible. Of course, the other reason is that I love walking on the streets and observing things and people around, which sharpens my photographic instinct and expand shooting genres.
由於自己的切身經驗，我一向反對孩子參加校隊，因為只會被消費剝削罷了，為了打球荒廢學業，打球打到手肘、肩膀壞了，你畢業時學校只會頒給你一張體育獎 狀，校長老師們並不會帶你去治療、幫你付醫藥費，他們也不會擔心一個連加減乘除、分數為何物都不知道的小孩進入國中後，如何面對課業競爭，如何在人生的路上繼續走 下去。他們只會不斷的要你為學校、為地方、為國家爭光，可憐的小孩哪知道人生的路好遠，好長，好艱難，而只會打球是不夠的。
After days of doing nothing but eating, drinking and fooling around during the long CNY vacation, I finally decided to give it a try today.
Not because I was lazy or lacking enthusiasm, I was in fact terrified by the horrific traffic and crowds everywhere. I sure would not want to be caught up in some gridlock on the freeway. Also I am somewhat crowd phobic. I really hate to see people walking around on the shooting site.
Any today, the last day of the CNY vacation, I rolled southward bound as usual in some faint hope of coming across anything spectacular because the sky was faceless in Tainan when I set out and it got even worse on the way down south.
Yet as I have always believe in, Hengchuen Peninsula is magical. The closer I got to my destination, the more spectacular the sky turned. As you can see here, this is the first shot I took after arriving.
One more thing: I had the pleasure to witness the lowest tide level in the setting. I wonder if it is the so-called "spring low tide"? Anyway, how lucky I was!!!
What a shame that it is already torn down!! What a waste of traditional and cultural heritage!!
The stable should have finished moving to the new location at this point.
After over 21 years in Tainan, the stable is forced to move and tear down everything that was built bit by bit over the long stretch of time, 21 years, just because the government demands so for the sake and convenience of the future development by some big business.
The inept government rejected the suggestion that the historical and nostalgic stable be embellished in order to be promoted and marketed on its humane and cultural basis. The government chose to just kick away the stable with only one intention in mind - to open the door to the big company. I am still immensely exasperated with its incompetence, shallowness and overt leaning toward the conglomerate even though I have the exact picture of what bureaucracy is.
This case once again proves my point - any place that is chosen and developed by the government is doomed to inevitable complete failure!!!
This is something new I am trying not, quite different from what have been doing all the time yet lots of fun.
Abstract, subtle or maybe moody - I am more than happy to try to make images of all those qualities.
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Look forward to enhancing myself on photography there!!
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Well, life is very much like this, isn't it? The best result usually turns up at the most unlikely and least predicted place. Well, I personally have experienced this quite often over these years of shooting landscapes. Some landscape designer used to say, "You can't plan nature; you count her."; I think as a photographer, I can say,"You can't plan nature; you capture her."
So far, I believe I am the first and only person who portrays Wanlitong in this particular style. As I said last time, it is a great challenge to capture its beauty, especially its coral reefs. I am so happy that I have conquered that obstacle and am ready for more productive trips there.
For this specific setting, the results turned out exactly as I had expected -- quite satisfying yet not perfect!!! The texture of those coral reefs looks much better better than before. This problem had bothered me the most for a long time and now it is finally solved. Hurray!!!!
Now I just need to come here often because this is the right season for the direction of the setting sun.
looks out of balance, right? That is because the blue sampan on the left side of the central green boat is tilted somehow.
Still, this is one of the works I captured with my new GND!!! I am getting better hold of the new gear!!! Really looking forward to enhancing my works in terms of quality and value.