Macro Lens to Capture Spirits of Spring

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." - Anne Bradstreet The last winter at Minnesota was long and brutal, the spring was delayed until the beginning of May. Since the spring was delayed for almost a … Continue reading Macro Lens to Capture Spirits of Spring

Spring Time? Not Quite!

It was April 1st, also April fool day! For the most parts of the places, it was start of spring time, accompanied by plants sprouting, temperature rising, birds chirping and people outing. But on this passing fool day, out mother nature brought Minneapolis / St. Paul areas with a gift of another big snowstorm. This … Continue reading Spring Time? Not Quite!

Alone with

Starting a week ago, I have been struggling with cold and spending most of time on my bed. Besides there was a huge snowstorm across the Twin Cities. It was hard to go out for any photo shootings under subzero temperature. While staying alone at home I learned how to use currently most popular concept, … Continue reading Alone with

My Favorite Journey of 2022

Happy New Year! It was said that one photo worths thousand-words. Looking back my journey in 2022, I can use couple of photos to tell each of the stories. Moon dance at Chinese New Year celebration in February. Trip to Red-rock national park near Las Vegas in March Peony blooming around my neighborhood in June … Continue reading My Favorite Journey of 2022

On the last day of 2022

Time has been flying, in the blink of an eye, we are on the last day of 2022! The work and life have been busy, but there are not much significant or memorable events emerging throughout this year, until the middle of December. I took a solo trip to Santa Barbara in order to temporarily … Continue reading On the last day of 2022

Up close and personal

I took a one-week trip to Santa Barbara alone last week. It not only helped me to refresh from busy schedules at work, but also gave me a chance to visit local zoo to get up close and personal with those lovely animals. Contrary to the brutal cold at then North the weather at California … Continue reading Up close and personal

The Season for Jack-O-Lanterns

One of the local traditions at Minnesota is growing pumpkins. The weight of grown pumpkins can range from less than a pound to over 2,500 pounds to set a record. Sometimes a huge pumpkin (over 2,000 pounds) was lift into air by a crane and drop onto grass at a harvest fest. The people around … Continue reading The Season for Jack-O-Lanterns

Beautiful “Audrey”

Time flys, with blink of eyes we are in October, which means we can say goodbye to summer, and give fall a warm welcome. One of my favorite photography topics in fall is display of various pumpkins. Starting October 01 of each year, there is a huge collection of pumpkins (I was told over 300 … Continue reading Beautiful “Audrey”