Many of us have seen the Lion Dances.
What interest me are the lion eyes. They look so vivid.
The picture was taken by my friend CP Chan in Hong Kong during a recent festival for casting away of the evils.
This week’s DP photo challenge is Transition.
I started off this Blog in my retirement to write to myself; there was basically not many readers reading my writings on local happenings in English.
Realizing this, I transitioned this to be become a travel photo blog.
At the moment, I am wondering whether I should be selling my photos – for charity purpose only. All proceedings, if any, will be given for a good cause.
I am trying out on Fine Art America (FAA). You can find my 25 photos on
I am not totally happy with FAA as the proceeding from sale is only around 10-15% of what they charge buyers.
I understand that WordPress also has a facility for selling of photos; using their plugin Sell Media.
However, as an IT dummy, I don’t even understand what a plugin is.
New Zealand is so photogenic.
It has got all the elements that I like . . . . . . stunning clouds, blue waters, a sense of space and varsity, lots of trees, flora and fauna, friendly people.
Here are two photos which talk to each other.
Both were taken on a boat.
The sea at Milford Sound was a bit choppy and the scene a bit dark.
I rather like the Three Gorges one which depicts sunset and calm waters.
Hiking the Milford Track is surely a challenge, but those who have done it are rewarded with what they see.
It seems to show water spilling over a ridge.
My question is why the water mass seems to discontinue after it spills over the ridge; creating this spectacular sight!
Never seen such a waterfall!
I would hate to go anywhere near this waterfall as it looks so intimidating.
My folks said that they feel cold and have never thought they have to wade through so much water.
Definitely a challenge!
When I was a kid, I have a lot of admiration for people taking great photos.
How can such good photos can be captured using a simple and manual camera?
Now with cameras becoming so common and smart phones so handy, many people seem to be able to show off their talents in photography.
Both photos were taken with a smartphone.
One just wonders where did she acquire her skills.
Similarly, my brother who has been residing 40 years abroad, also seems to have acquired excellent techniques. His photos are now featured in Fine Art America:
I would say his photos are a lot better than mine. Again, are we born photographers or everybody has this inner skills which only come to the fore when you have ready access to cameras.