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 Generative.ai

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 Generative.ai

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

Iceland Trip #3 The Ocean of Purple

Soon after we landed at Reykjavík, I was surprised by a large field of lupine in front of airport. Back at home we usually drive for couple of hours to see such a big lupine field, but at Reykjavík and its surroundings the purple flowers are everywhere! In the following days we saw them at … Continue reading Iceland Trip #3 The Ocean of Purple

Iceland Trip #2 Lovely Animals

It surprised me that Icelandic animals have been remaining peace with each other, that is said there are no predators and preys! Those wolfs, bears, polar bears or other carnivores can not survive at Iceland. The only beings who can kill others are human beings who use beaf, lamb, fishes and horses as their supplies … Continue reading Iceland Trip #2 Lovely Animals

Iceland trip #1, Magnificent Landscape

The trip to Iceland was originally schedule in the summer of 2020, was then scheduled in 2021. Both plans were cancelled due to pandemic. In the early summer of 2022, we finally realized the dream of visiting Iceland. Due to the limited time, we only drove from Reykjavík to Akureyri and back along the same … Continue reading Iceland trip #1, Magnificent Landscape

Blooming Peonies

The summer time at Minnesota is always short and precious, the blooming time for peonies is even shorter and more precious! The blooming time for peonies is around two weeks during middle of June. I have photographed the flowers many times over the years, but I have never gotten tired of capturing their beauty. Driving … Continue reading Blooming Peonies

Three Sides of a Big Gobbler

We have been working hard to make our yard animal - friendly. We set couple of hummingbirds' feeds for those tiny angles, installed some small fence lines under the roof convenient for birds to build their nests, put corns and fresh water out for deers, ducks, squirrels and turkeys. since the start of this spring … Continue reading Three Sides of a Big Gobbler

The Rules of Photo Composite

The rule of third of photo composite means that we should place the main subject in the left or right third of an image, leaving other two thirds open to add something such as writing, comments, etc. The goals of such a photo composite is not only for flexibility, but also for the viewers to … Continue reading The Rules of Photo Composite