Thursday, September 29, 2011

一点感想 (Some Thoughts)


让我们生活得快乐的最大原因,应该是情感和感情吧。

女儿和儿子虽然有吵嘴,但在他俩开心玩在一起的时候,也就是做父母的最开心的时刻。

每天下班回家,妻子准备开饭和孩子们一起开心做功课的情景是最美丽的时刻,也是我最期盼的时刻。

人类和浩瀚时空相比实在太渺小了,但人类对事物的求知欲,以及人类彼此之间的情感和爱心却如宇宙般无穷无尽。

我们也许不知自己从哪里来,往哪里去。但在这段旅程中,我们应该让自己和身边的所有人活得开心有意义。

The main reason for our happiness is none other than our feeling and love towards others.

My little ones occasionally quarrel, but the moment they play and interact with each other happily, that is also the happiest moment of their parents.

Everyday when I reach home from work, the scene of my spouse preparing dinner and my little ones doing their homework quietly is the most beautiful and serene moment to me.

We are so small and nothing compared with the great universe. However, our quest towards knowledge and our feeling and love towards our loved ones can be as infinite as the universe.

We may not know where we come from and where we are going to, but in this journey we can let ourselves and others around us live happily and meaningfully.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

超越时光(Faster Than the Speed of Light)



几天前读了热内瓦的科学家们在实验中发现了比光速更快的粒子,倘若试验属实,理论上小叮当的时光机不再限制于人类的幻想了。

假设人类在3011年成功制造出时光机,然后朝太空出发回来2011年,我想就算成功了,抵达的地点也不会是地球,而是遥远的星球吧。

人类对科学的求知欲与取得的成就非凡,但对于超越时空的幻想,始终只能限制于幻想罢了。

唯有科学与宗教结合,才能平衡人类对未知领域的心理不平衡。

拍昆虫微距摄影时,一些少见的虫子也许是未来人研发时光机时做试验把虫子送到现今的世界吧。。。

I read on the news a couple of days ago about scientists in Geneva discovered that a sub-atomic particle was found to travel faster than the speed of light.

The scientists themselves could not believe the result of the experiments and are requesting for third parties to verify and search for possible errors.

If the discovery is true, that will mean my childhood fantasy of travelling in a time vehicle may become real, at least theoretically.

However fantasy remains as fantasy, the idea of travelling back to the old times is too absurd for an ordinary guy like me to believe it will become reality.

When I do macro shots of insects, there are many bugs with weird look. I guess they may be sent here by the future world in their experiment to overcome the limit of space and time….

Thursday, September 22, 2011

树荫 (The Shade)


烈日当空,母亲和妻儿们在有机农场里走得有点累时,这棵雄壮的大树出现在小路的尽头,正好让走累的人们停下来歇息。

大树枝叶茂盛,树荫下吹着徐徐自然凉风,比起吹冷气还要舒服。

就在亲戚和孩子们正在纳凉时,我也顺手用广角镜拍下大树的英姿。

前人种树,后人遮荫是个高尚的理念。希望我们在欣赏大自然的同时,能够多种植些花草树木以绿化环境。

Instead of the organic fruits and vegetables, I continued to be attracted to shoot other subjects such as the pot plants (in previous post) and the big tree in this post.

This tree, at the end of one of the small roads, provided the much-needed shade for the elderly and the younger kids who are tired after walking in the spacious organic farm park.

The 10mm ultra-wide angle really is a fun angle for shooting the tree. I was actually standing just below the tree yet almost the whole tree could be captured with the wooden house (used for growing mushroom) and the attap-roofed path under it. This would not be possible with my 50mm lens that I also brought along with me on that day.

Another view inside the organic farm park.

Friday, September 16, 2011

小小盆栽 (Cute Pot Plants)



前几个星期去了居銮诚兴有机农场一趟。农场以种植龙珠果和有机蔬菜出名,但我却被农场里的小小盆栽所吸引。

拍摄这些小盆栽,50mm镜头最适合了。浅浅的景深不但能取得舒服的虚幻背景(或前景),也因此而突出了可爱青翠的小小盆栽。

除了充满生气的绿芽,制造花盆师傅的巧手创意与心思也让这些盆栽更有生气。

I visited an organic farm park in Kluang recently. Instead of the vegetables and dragon fruits that the farm is famous for, I was attracted by the cute pots of plant that really cheer up my mood for that day.

To shoot these little plants, the 50mm lens is an ideal lens for sharp subjects and blurry background (or foreground) with the shallow depth of field that it is capable of.

Besides the green and refreshing feel of the little plants, some creative touch of the pots maker really adds to the interestingness of the pot plants.

Friday, September 9, 2011

可人儿 2 (Three Cuties 2)


上回在大哥家里发现三位可人儿,逐渐淡忘之余,却在上周末于临近公园偶遇另三位可人儿。

第一位名叫小蝶的可人儿美如天仙,非常健谈。她在公园里练习芭蕾舞。阿娜多姿的舞步让人有点动心。我拿出相机,她也不避忌的让我拍个不亦乐乎。

第二位可人儿有点凶巴巴,虎皮做的衣裳配上她冷漠的脸孔让她看上去异常冷艳。我不敢冒冒然惊动她,趁她赏花时快速的拍摄下她的倩影。

第三位可人儿娇小玲珑,健美但柔滑的皮肤让人很想捏一把。我耐心的等候她慢跑及做完晨操后,才为她拍摄了几张近照留念。

 
Not too long ago when I visited my elder brother in my hometown, I found three cuties living in his garden and I managed to capture the images of them.

Recently when I loitered around in the playground opposite my house, to my surprise I found another three cuties equally if not more sexy and beautiful than the ones in my brother’s garden.

I chatted with the first cutie and found that she has a beautiful name called Lesser Grass Blue. She was extremely friendly to me and allowed me to spend time taking her gorgeous look as she danced around in the playground.

The second cutie had a much meaner look and wore a dress with tiger strips on her slim body. I did not chat much with her but still managed to capture a few images of her cool but graceful movement around the wild flowers.

The third cutie had small and nice figure, look quiet but her movement was very swift. Her tanned and shiny complexion, together with her sweet smile were so charming that it made me stuck there, not feeling like going away. Finally I found an opportunity to shoot a portrait of her for my album/collection.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

黎明摄影 (Dawn Photography)





任何活动都需要不断尝试学习,摄影也不例外。最近尝试了黎明时分摄影的效果,和各位分享。
以上四张相片都是在天刚破晓时拍摄的。前两张是于七时之前拍摄,后两张则是在七时之后所拍摄。不同之处在于海和天的颜色从灰黑转成为蓝色。

因为黎明时分光线不足,因此可以用慢快门增加曝光,也取得水面柔滑的效果。

亲身体验各种摄影的窍门和效果,是人生一大乐趣之一。。。

Not so long ago, we had a family trip to Resort World Sentosa. I managed to experiment on some photography from the Sentosa Boardwalk in the dawn hours before my family members even got up of bed.

The first two photos were shot before 7am,whereas the last two images were captured after 7am. The easily noticeable difference is the color of the sea and sky that turns from grayish to bluish.

Due to the limited brightness, I used a tripod with lowest ISO, small aperture to obtain long exposure, creating the water surface that looks silky and smooth as compared with shots taken with normal exposure.

The process of learning never ends and this is one of the most interesting things in life.....

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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