Sunday, April 29, 2012

A wonderful scene on the road 尋常路上現勝景

Driving along an ordinary road
I feel the morning sun is mild and pleasant
Catching my attention
is a winding trail
Flourishing grass
Small and yellow flowers
Filled both sides of the trail
All enjoying the breeze
                                 With the orchid scent
                                 And bathing in the gentle caress of the sun

Monday, April 23, 2012

Making Cherry Blossoms like Chinese painting 將櫻花入畫

Making Cherry Blossoms like Chinese painting 將櫻花入畫On 19 April 2012, I went to High Park again to take photos of the cherry blossoms.  This time, I tried to make the photo of cherry look like traditional Chinese painting.  When taking photos, I already had a draft of a Chinese painting in my mind with which to select suitable flowers on the tree.  I selected those cherry looked like those in my "draft painting".

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Creation of an artistic photo 創作一幀優美的照片

Yesterday, I went for a coffee with a friend.  Our chat focused on the photography technique.  Recently, I have posted the "Cherry Blossoms in High Park" which was well received by friends.  I have taken 600 photos within 7 hours in the park.  Some of my friends also went there but returned without avail.  They said that there were not many things for photography.  Why is it that in the same place one could take many photos whereas some other could not?  In my opinion, they are lacking three senses:  observation, creativity, aesthetics.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cherry Blossoms in High Park 櫻花綻放峭寒春

Cherry Blossoms in High Park 櫻花綻放峭寒春The early spring presents to photographers a fresh scene;
The willow twigs half yellow and half tender green.
When High Park's covered with blooming flowers,
Then it would be the visitors' busiest hours.

It was still cold in spring and rain had come for a few days.  As the weather changed better though cloudy, I could go ahead to see cherry blossoms in High Park in Toronto.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tree of Life 生命樹

TreeThere was a tree at the street corner
It was strong and tall with wonderful shape
It was called 'Tree of Life' 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Qing Dynasty's Imperial Exam System 清代科舉展

On 30 November 2011, I visited the Exhibition of the Imperial Examination of Qing Dynasty in Hong Kong Museum of History.  The exhibition displayed many historical archives of the imperial examination system.  I was most interested in the examination questions, examination papers of the candidates, the golden scroll of the name list of the successful candidates in the imperial examination.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Capturing displayed photos 拍攝展覽照片

In travel, I like to visit museums to learn about the cultural, historical and social custom of the country.  If permitted, visitors may use camera to capture the displayed items.  In general, it is not allowed to use camera flash in order to prevent color changes affecting the exhibit or photos.  However, it is not easy to take a straight and balanced displayed photo.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Tsuen Wan Sam Tung Uk Village 荃灣三棟屋

In the sun tree shadows reflected
On the land high-rises erected
Roof ridge white and the wall is bright
Root top grey and the eaves-tiles laid
A new look behind the ancient door
The sky looked half through the rafts
In the front the half sky looked blue
Beside me the eaves moss is green
To the blue sky glazed eaves fly
And the painted wall goes high
                                    --------- My impression of Sam Tung Uk