Archive for September, 2010

Flowering Dogwood

September 30th, 2010 1 comment

After several sleepless nights because of my newborn baby, I was able to get out just in time to photograph these flowering Dogwood.  This Missouri state tree has such elegant flowers that I always wanted to produce good images of them.

I found that the Lake of the Ozark State Park located in Osage Beach always has a show of flowering Dogwood during springtime.  I arrived at the location well before sunrise and searched for a potential area, because I like to “really” spend time studying my subject to better understand it.  Normally, I would prefer to photograph flowers, especially white flowers like Dogwood, in overcast condition, but I decided to break my rule. Flowering Dogwood

I took this image at sunrise with a 70-200mm lens set a zoom at 150mm.  I framed it very carefully and waited until the light hit the top of the tree.

Flowering DogwoodAfter that I decided to try with a 600mm super telephoto lens (another 14 pounds to carry) to isolate the subject from the background.

Flowering DogwoodThis image was taken with my 17-40mm wide angle at 28mm.  I laid on my back pointing my lens straight up to the flowers with clear blue sky as the background.

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Baby girl, Eva

September 29th, 2010 4 comments

Baby EvaI know I have been absent from my blog for a (long) while. 

On March 25th, a beautiful girl arrived in our family.  When I first laid my eyes on this beautiful baby, my world stopped.  And some people might know that my wife had major complications during labor.  Every child birth is a miracle, but our little girl required a little more attention from medical staff and a little more blessing.  

Since then my life as I know it has changed forever, but I treasure every second with her.  She is my precious precious little girl.  I think this is also a good thing since now I have time to really exam my career and think about a new direction of my photography.

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Facebook Fan Page

September 9th, 2010 3 comments

logo_facebookFollow me on Facebook (Click the Facebook image here).

While I keep my blog to post more technical aspect of my job or longer post (although I haven’t updated my blog for a while…), I’ll update my Facebook page as frequent as possible with my current projects or events.

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