Saturday, October 23, 2010

近況 (Life)


最近生活又忙碌起來了。暫時告別部落格,后會有期。。。

Life is getting busy lately, hence will take a break from blogging to concentrate on other areas.....

Monday, October 11, 2010

小草原 (Grassland)



家对面的小草原是个奇异的小世界。当我们在忙着工作时,许多小生命都各自默默的,静悄悄的来到这片小草原。

除了小孩们每天傍晚都到这里嬉戏,一些野菇野草野花也会无端端冒出头来,成为蝴蝶与虫儿们的美食。一些菌类与寄生植物也会无声无息的攀爬在树干上,形成美丽的图案。

适者生存,弱肉强食,一些弱小的生命也自然成为强者的俘虏。相当凶悍的红蚂蚁遇上八脚蜘蛛也不得不俯首称臣。

一片小草原,有其美丽的一面,也隐藏着自然界的凶险与奥妙。



After a tiring week of workdays, I usually like to spend my weekend with my kids on the grassland opposite my residence.

While my spouse like to plant some vegetables, and my kids like to play with the neighboring kids on the grassland, I like to observe the life of the numerous inhabitants on this grassland and record down some of the interesting happenings through my viewfinder.

It is quite amazing that in a small piece of grassland like this, both fauna and flora can grow very vigorously under a natural ecology system.

Some tiny plant can be seen growing and sprawling up a tree trunk from nowhere in an irregular but interesting pattern. Wild mushroom and flower continues to grow to provide for endless sources of food for the butterflies and bugs in the surrounding.

Of course, there are stronger predators who feed on weaker preys as well such as the fire ant that falls prey to the spider.

Life is indeed miraculous.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

抓拍摄影 (Candid Photography)


抓拍摄影,是指在被拍摄对象不知晓的情况下快速地抓取其自然、生动、最有表现力的瞬间形象。

个人觉得抓拍摄影拍出的相片不那么死板。除了较有感觉,也较能引起观者的好奇心,是我较喜欢的人物拍摄方法。

看着四岁儿子与其堂哥全神贯注之神情,觉得甚自然有趣。如果他们做任何事都能如此投入如此认真如此严肃,他日必定能获得成功。

也许你想知道他们在做什么,答案在此

As I spend more and more time on photography, the people around me get used to it and they do not bother so much about me, the photographer, any more. As a result, I get better chance to take candid shots of persons around me in a more natural way. I find this an even more interesting experience than taking shots with a pose.

I especially like to look at face expressions of the kids who get very serious over doing something that attracted their interest. Look at the images here that portray full concentration and seriousness of the children in a natural way, I find them really interesting.

If only they can be as serious and pay as much attention in their studies and all their future endeavors then they should be the likely high flyers in their respective fields.

You may like to know what they were doing. The answer is here.

Friday, October 1, 2010

生活原素(Basic Values)

社会不断在进步,孩子们的生活一代比一代好是很自然的事。但科技所带来的便利与物质上的享受只是生活的一部分。

不管科技如何发达,快乐的生活仍旧少不了一些基本的生活原素,如亲人朋友间的关心,乐于助人的胸怀,对生命的热忱等等。

一位博客曾经说过,科技也许缩短了长距离,却也可能拉长了短距离。这句引人深省的话,希望能让我们在资讯科技腾飞的年代,不忘却基本的人际关系与基本的生活道理。

With the care of the parents, with the comfort of a warm nest, with the availability of numerous media and entertainment systems, the kids nowadays are the lucky ones and are often spoilt for choices in their daily life.

My little one as young as four years old is already well versed with playing with ipod, games console, computer games as well as online games, probably follow after his elder sister who has more face book friends than her parents have. I am not really proud of this but do not think that I should restrict them too much on the trend.

The future undoubtedly will be very much different from our past mainly due to technological advances, but the basic qualities that determine whether or not life is good should remain unchanged. Values such as caring, sharing, giving, helping and loving etc. will be as important regardless of how high-tech our society can attain.

Hopefully the kids can grow up in a comfortable environment but yet are able to appreciate life and understand that there are still many others who may be less fortunate that we should give our helping hand whenever possible.

Life's Sayings

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life, it goes on. (Robert Frost)

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. (Winston Churchill)

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