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.

在荒廢了幾年後,我的部落格終於搞好了;幸好有新的範本設定功能,否則恐怕不曉還會再擱上幾年呢。目前這部落格的樣子或許還不算完美,但已經比原來的殘破樣子好太多了;相信假以時日,它會漸入佳境的。我呢,應該也會多花些時間在這個屬於我的空間,跟喜歡我攝影作品的朋友們分享心情、攝影觀念及新作品。

11/17/2013

land before time II

7/05/2013

Working People

Workers working on a restoration project of the historical site of the first department store in Taiwan, Lin's Department Store.

7/01/2013

Clouds & Sea 雲与海 (1)

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!!!

6/28/2013

Black Sea 黑海

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.

6/27/2013

Mountains in the Clouds

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!

5/19/2013

Grayish 微陰枋山

This year is a year for self-improvement. I am hoping to push myself up to a higher plane.

Wish me luck and visit me once in a while, you may find something different. Cheers!

5/17/2013

Innocence

Innocence by Sunrise@dawn 風傳影像
Innocence, a photo by Sunrise@dawn 風傳影像 on Flickr.

The same little girl, the same innocence radiated from her face. How wonderful youth is!!

4/02/2013

Golden Weeds

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. :-))

3/17/2013

Crystal

Crystal by Sunrise@dawn 風傳影像
Crystal, a photo by Sunrise@dawn 風傳影像 on Flickr.

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!!

3/12/2013

Simple Chigu 清淡七股

清淡卻又雋永。我愛的七股應該是這種的美。

Anping Harbor 安平港

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.

3/06/2013

米果:抱歉!關於我們對中華隊的殘忍與剝削


當頭棒喝的一篇文章,希望台灣的老百姓有胸襟、修養的把它看完,然後理智地深切思考這個問題。

對於一個棒球當國球的國家來說,以少棒階段來說,僅在少數大都市的一二個小學有球隊,而這些球隊的球員還是從不同縣市招募來的。而這種現象到了國中、高中階段更嚴重,請問這樣子的運動可以當國球嗎?

我打過少棒,當時光台南市就超過二十隊,幾乎每個學校都有自己的球隊,人人以加入校隊為榮,但現在呢?幾乎原住民選手佔了大部份,因為弱勢的他們藉著打棒球可以在漢人社會中爭取到跟漢人平起平坐,甚至高於漢人的地位。漢人子弟呢?上大學唸書去了,偶而當當觀眾、球迷而已。

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。

記者們如果有興趣的話可以調查一下,我們的各級球隊到底有沒有好好上課,他們的腦袋除了打球外,還裝了啥東西?

說到職棒,我們養得起的球隊的公司那麼多,如竹科、南科、中科一堆年收幾百億的公司,卻沒一家要跳出來。享受了政府補助、輔導、租稅優惠的種種待遇,養一 隻球對變銖錙必較,小氣到家。我們的職棒球員待遇實在有低,有國際選手的水平,卻只有微薄的待遇,難怪頂尖的選手都到國外謀出路去。

政府呢,就是國小校長老師們的放大版,只會消費剝削球員,幹了一點小事便大肆宣揚,說政府多偉大,多照顧選手。滿嘴謊言。

對於一個棒球當國球的國家來說,台灣真的很畸形。今日台灣的棒球有這種成績,應該要好好感謝原住民們,因為他們天的樂觀天性、優於漢人的運動天份,台灣的棒球運動才得以延續到今,而且成績斐然,揚威國際。

對於一個棒球當國球的國家來說,台灣是不是需要徹底的自我反省了呢。

3/01/2013

eco

eco by Sunrise@dawn 風傳影像
eco, a photo by Sunrise@dawn 風傳影像 on Flickr.

Luv the green.......^^

The bug was perfectly caught at the right position and in the right light by my camera!!!

2/24/2013

Crystal (10)

Crystal (10) by Sunrise@dawn 風傳影像
Crystal (10), a photo by Sunrise@dawn 風傳影像 on Flickr.
Taken on a shooting trip to the city park!

Quite nice day, isn't it?

2/15/2013

Hengchuen Sunset 恆春落日

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!!!

2/04/2013

Stable at sunset 向晚馬廄 (1)

很美的光線吧!

遺憾的是它應該已經被夷為平地了。多麼浪費傳統及文化遺產啊!

顢頇的官僚!

Magnificent lighting!

What a shame that it is already torn down!! What a waste of traditional and cultural heritage!!

Muddleheaded bureaucrats!!

Stable at sunset 向晚馬廄

安平騎馬場這時應該已經搬完家了,經過二十一年的歲月,政府一聲令下,幾天就得搬光,真不近人情。原因應該是為了財團開發做準備,好不現實呀!

無能的政府不知充分利用這有悠久歷史、充滿懷舊風味的舊馬場,做人文層面的開發利用,竟然就這樣把他趕走,真的是無能、膚淺、向財團靠攏到了極致。

不曉得將來財團開發時,那高聳濃密的木麻黃林會不會遭殃?真令人擔心。

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!!!

1/24/2013

Anping 安平 (1)

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.

1/15/2013

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Look forward to enhancing myself on photography there!!

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1/12/2013

Dusk in Hengchuen 恆春暮色 (1)

This is one of my favorite captures that day!! It was quite dark then and I was basically retreating from that farther location because it is always very difficult to walk on the coral reefs when it gets dark even with a flashlight. Then and there I found this spot of coral reef lit up by the light from a spotlight behind the tree ashore. Perfect!!! Plus the curved lines of reefs and the blue sea water in between the reefs were superbly fascinating.

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."

1/09/2013

Dusk in Hengchuen 恆春暮色

It looks an alien world in outer space or a land before time where dinosaurs roamed, right?

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.

像不像外太空的奇異星球或者是遍佈恐龍的史前地球?

到目前為止,我應該是第一個用這種特別風格描繪詮釋萬里桐美景的人。

如我上次所說的,要捕捉她的美是相當大的挑戰,特別是她的珊瑚礁。很高興我已經克服這障礙,而且我已經準備好今年要多拍一些萬里桐的作品。

很難描述這種克服障礙後的快感,我想應該很像牛仔馴服了一匹野馬後的感覺吧?

1/08/2013

Sunset in Hengchuen 恆春日落

YES! This one was also taken with my new GND filters!!!

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.

對的,這是用我新購的漸層鏡拍攝的。解決了我常久以來的困擾,那就是珊瑚礁的質地常因曝光不足而無法表現出來。 因為如果要把珊瑚礁曝足光線,海面便很容易過曝,而且又要同時顧及海天極大的亮差,常會顧此失彼,頗讓我感到極度挫折的。

現在心腹之患解決了,雖然未臻完美但可以接受啦。因為這裡的拍攝難度極高,遠遠超過岩岸或沙岸。

技術問題解決了,再來便是常常認真地來此報到了,看今年能否重新捕捉詮釋這裡的美麗景色。而且,冬天是最適合在這裡拍攝的季節了,因為太陽的位置剛剛好。

只是,希望不要像枋山一樣,到後來又變成熱門景點,有點給他煞風景。

1/06/2013

Sunset in Anping 安平日落

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.