Milford Sound ( On a Cloudy Day)

Just wonder whether Milford Sound has always been cloudy.IMG_0051

Maybe, the only question is whether it is overcast, partially covered, dark clouds on a rainy day  or white clouds on a good day.

Moody picture taken by my wife who is still travelling in New Zealand.

 

Milford Track ( Flora and Fauna)

I never know much about flora and fauna.IMG_0002

In my retirement, I have taken a couple of talks in identifying local tree species but I am still a dummy on flora and fauna.IMG_0018

I am fascinated by some of the photos on flora and fauna taken by my wife in the Milford Track.IMG_0024

They are nothing like what I have seen elsewhere.IMG_0035

Here are some of them for sharing!IMG_0032

I think I need to research into these.IMG_0042

Wanaka Still

I like pictures with clouds – they lead my thoughts far and wild.

Here is a picture with stunning clouds; taken by my wife at Wanaka.IMG_1155

The wind was blowing very strong; creating ripples in the water.

Not only that, the sand on the right was blown up, creating heaps on the shore.

What a view!

Lake Wanaka, South Island

I would just do the same as the girl in the center of the photo . . .. . . . . . .  standing in awe as I look around the panoramic view of Lake Wanaka.IMG_1153

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.

Are We Born Photographers ( or is photography just easy) ??

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.

Here are two photos taken by my wife today in Glenorchy, near Queensland, South Island of New Zealand.IMG_1145

Both photos were taken with a smartphone.

She is again on a one month tour in the land of Kiwis, while I am holding the fort at home.IMG_1146

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:

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/felix-lai.html?page=1

 

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.