Miami Based Freelance Photographer
22
SEP
2014

Philadelphia Trip

We went photographing a wedding for a friend in Philadelphia, and decided to go on a small tour of the city’s attractions. We’ve visited the eastern state penitentiary (ESP), the historical district, the independence hall, and traveled hours to visit Longwood Gardens.  Sit back and enjoy a few pix from the trip.

18
AUG
2014

The Power of 14mm – Rokinon/Samyong 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Lens Short Review

It was only my first week with the 14mm Rokinon/Samyong 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Lens, and I’m a believer!  The build quality of the lens is above average, it is mostly metal with the build in lens hood constructed of plastic (lens hood is non-removeable)

The picture came out sharp and clear.  The down side of this lens is that because it is a manual lens without any electronic parts, focusing though the viewfinder is tough, as I have to constantly switch to live view mode and press magnifying button to zoom in on the picture to focus.  So it’s not a lens for action photography.  But if your subject is relatively still, you can definitely get awesome shots with the lens.  I even managed to snap a few pictures of our cats.

Enjoy a few shots I’ve took with this incredible lens below.

Update:  It is on sale at Adorama’s eBay store (Brand New In Box with Warranty) for just $270 shipped.

07
APR
2013

Washington DC Trip Images

 

I’ve had the privilege to travel to Washington DC for a few days, and I’m quite impressed by what I saw.  The city is full of energy, and the amount of attractions that the city has to offer, there is no way one can finish the tour in just few days.

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29
DEC
2012

Everglades National Park

We traveled to Everglades National Park during the holiday season, and had the chance to test our new Canon 5D Mark III for it’s performance.  Quite pleased most of the time, with the exception of exposure metering system where Canon still lacks far behind from Nikon.  Enjoy the photos!

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27
DEC
2012

Deal of the Day – Nikon D800 36.3MP Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body (refurb) for $2299

Excellent deal for today, Adorama has the ultra high resolution Nikon D800 camera body (refurbished) for only $2299 with free shipping.  To my understanding the refurbished item from Nikon is indistinguishable from brand new items that Nikon has to offer.  I would totally grab one if I’m a Nikon user.

The link to the deal is here

The D800 is overall well received by the photography community, and the ultra high pixel count is great for studio photography and/or landscape work.  While the continues shooting rate is a bit on the low side, it is not well suited for wedding/sports photography.  You may still look into D700 for such application.

10
DEC
2011

Miami Citiscape Abstraction

Sitting in the car, so I snapped a few shots of the city while we cursing on the road.

22
NOV
2011

Light Painting at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, AR

Update: One of the image I took during the trip has been chosen as Art and Seek’s Flickr Photo of The Week.  Click the link below to see it!

http://artandseek.net/2011/11/30/flickr-photo-of-the-week-157/

We took a trip to Hot Springs, AR, and was lucky to visit the Garvan Woodland Gardens “Lights on Landscape” event, where they decorate all the trees and plants in the garden with millions of LED lights for viewing at night.  Below are some photos from the night lighting at the garden, my images are mostly abstract, but it is a event definitely worth going to.

20
OCT
2011

Forbidden City in Beijing, China

Click on the image below to view original size.

10
JUN
2011

Miami

Just took a trip to Miami, such a beautiful place!

02
MAR
2011

Dallas Cityscape At Night

Was lucky to be on top of one of the luxury apartment complex in downtown Dallas photographing this.

20
AUG
2010

Back in the days.

These were taken in 2006, either for self improvement or for school projects.

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Forest under infrared film.

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Random location near Lewisville lake under infrared film.

19
MAY
2009

Floral

It’s officially spring time.  3 weeks ago these area were still filled with dead branches.  Now look at it, green everywhere.

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25
APR
2009

Night, Shanghai

Shanghai is a very populated and busy city.  The Nanjing Road, is probably 10x more busy than the Times Square in NYC, especially during weekends and holidays. Click thumbnails for larger view.

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17
APR
2009

Spring

Spring is coming, life is blooming, all is happy.

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

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03
APR
2009

Trash Wonderland

Some trash has been washed ashore after a flood that had happend years ago.

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This also include some dead fishes that’s been abandoned in a tunnel near a pond

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23
JAN
2009

Rural continued.

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I couldn’t resist to not post a photo of such a cute tiny dog, it belongs to a resturant owner, where we ate at.

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My uncle is firing up a firework on his balcony.

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I went to my dad’s grave to pay respect to him before Chinese New Year.
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And  here goes a car with only 3 wheels.

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Then there is this field that has been devided perfectly in half.

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In the morning, I woke up at 7 and took a small walk around the fields, it was a quite foggy day.

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I took this shot because I love the simplicity, the repetition and the color rendition that’s seen in this photograph.

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Click for larger view.

09
JAN
2009

Pine Tree, Snow

Three inches of snow fall last night, the pine tree in our backyard had a light layer of snow covering the pines, which looked fascinating to me.

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BBQ anyone?

28
DEC
2008

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

While waiting for my new camera to arrive, I took the little point & shoot (Canon A590 IS) out to the field for a little field trip.

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Video below shows the general location where the photographs were taken.


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