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Phalaenopsis White Orchid

In the past sprint-summer, our two pots of orchids grew very well. There were so many blossoms that I lost count. But I was able to photograph different shoots that had single, two, three and four blossoms. They are truly beautiful. It’s really joyful to look at them every day.

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Posted by on February 14, 2013 in Flower, Garden, Picturesque Scenery

 

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A Walk in the Woods

Before the year ended, I took a walk on this short trail behind a friend’s house. I like the monochrome side of the nature. Color, sometimes, is just too distractive, like the world we’re living in. Simplicity is better than complexity. One wonders why Chanel has been so successful for almost a century.

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Posted by on January 2, 2013 in Garden, Picturesque Scenery

 

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Neighborhood Park

On a Saturday afternoon in October, after having late lunch at a get-together party, all friends decided to go out for a walk in the neighborhood park. Half an hour later, it started raining. I was only able to snap a few pictures of the nature.

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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in Flower, Garden, Picturesque Scenery

 

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Sunrise at Lake of Two Rivers

Sunrise at Lake of Two Rivers

According to my original plan (before we went out to shoot on that late-September morning) with what I wanted to write about, this post would have ended here. As despite of all our efforts (waking up early, searching for a good spot, standing in cold for an hour), we were only able to get a glimpse of sunlight for a minute or two for the whole time. Hence, I can only present to you this one and only one photo with the sun in it. [Feel free to click on it (and others) to see a larger version.]

Therefore, if you say the rest of story has nothing to do with sunrise, I won’t argue. As a matter of fact, I thought of removing the word from the title. But what the hack, this is not a scientific report. Doesn’t need to be precise here.

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Posted by on December 4, 2012 in Picturesque Scenery, Travel

 

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Lake Rosseau

Lake Rosseau is one of the many lakes in Muskoka and one of the three largest in the area. The other two are Lake Joseph and Lake Muskoka. The former two were named after Joseph Rousseau, who in the late 1800’s was part of a trading family and was associated with Hon. William Robinson, member of the House of Assembly. Lake Rosseau is 200 km north from Toronto. As with the other area in Muskoka, beautiful summer and fall landscapes make it perfect for resorts and cottages.
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I Like Black & White More Than Color Images

It’s true that black & white images don’t always work in every situation, for example, pictures of beautiful fall colors. But for many others, human portraits, nature landscapes, it’s golden. Ever since I looked at my friend Jacque Oule’s works – his Facebook page may not show much but he’s a true artist, I fell in love with the way B&W presents the world, the life. I can’t tell exactly why or what makes me feel that way. Maybe because I’m just an amateur and haven’t fully grasped the concept.

If you’ve been reading my blog, you already know I included many B&W images in my posts. This image taken at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia a year ago has been my desktop background since.

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Having fun with the N2000

(… Continues from previous post.) At first, as I tended to try out all its features and use it to its full capability, I had to search on Internet and download the manual – yes, it’s still available after twenty-some years thanks to the enthusiasts. After figured out what each button does, I took it out for shooting and the fun began.

As there is no instant feedback – LCD screen – on film cameras, and I didn’t want to waste films either even thought they are now inexpensive to purchase and develop, I tried to make the best of each shot, imagining what the image should look like, framed carefully, adjusted exposure to my best guess and focused precisely. But it’s extremely difficult to do all that outdoor on a day at -5°C. It’s even worse when there were wind gusts.

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