Colorful Umbrella

The art of this handmade Chinese umbrella came to Meinong, a small Hakka town in Southern Taiwan about 100 hundred years ago. A local businessman bought a whole oil-paper umbrella workshop in Guangdong and moved the activity, including the artisans, to Meinong.¬†Oil-paper umbrellas were used […]

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Morning Mist and Sunrise

The City of Taipei is surrounded by many mountains, all within an hour drive via freeways and well maintained scenic mountain roads. However, without my local photo friends, I wouldn’t have found this perfect spot to witness and photograph the beauty of morning fog at […]


Bao-An Temple, Taipei, Taiwan

Greetings from Taipei – We arrived here on March 3 after almost a whole day of flight from DC (what a grueling long trip!). The weather is very nice here in the 60’s and 70’s, no snow like in Northeastern US. I walked to Bao-An […]


Snow Monkeys at Kamikochi, Japan

We visited Kamikochi (literally Upper Highlands) in Japanese Alps region a few years ago. It was rainy and cold but the scenery was beautiful. But the most surprising and exciting moments were the show up of a group of snow monkeys picking the fruits on […]


Japanese Castles that I have visited

Japan is one of my favorite countries to visit. It’s beautiful, clean, safe and friendly. Over the years I’ve been there numerous times on individual tours or with the tour groups from Hokkaido to Kyushu and Shikoku. We visited many castles and here are the […]


Tundra Swans at Middle Creek

There are about 3-4 thousands of tundra swans quietly mingled with tens of thousands of snow geese in the Middle Creek Lake. When they do take off and fly in the beautiful formation and with their long neck fully extended they have to be the […]


Landscape Photos of Blackwater NWR

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, Maryland is not only a great place for viewing the migrating birds like snow and Canada geese but also a great spot for landscape photography, especial at sunset and sunrise. Just for fun, I used Photoshop CS6’s oil paint […]