Welcome to my website. My name is Stephen Hung, a retired professional engineer turned nature lover and photographer. I have lived in Urbana, Frederick County, Maryland with my wife since 2003. I am passionate about photography with main interest in nature and landscape photography. My love of photography started in college days in my old country of Taiwan. Educated and worked as Civil Engineer, I retired as Chief Engineer from the St. Lawrence Seaway of the U.S. Department of Transportation located in Massena, New York in 2003 and immediately relocated to Urbana, Maryland. I am a member of the Frederick Camera Clique. Many of my photographs have been chosen for the Annual Juried Regional Photo Exhibit in the Arts Center of Frederick Community College and other local art competitions in the past . I have had several solo photo exhibits in the past several years including one at Urbana Library in 2007, a two-city exhibit in Taiwan in 2009 and one in Gaithersburg, MD in April-May 2014. Recently I had a six week exhibit entitled “Beauty of the Great Falls of Potomac” at Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick in 2016. The most recent exhibit I participated was the solo photo Exhibit entitled “The National Parks of America” at rotating three Frederick County Libraries, namely, Urbana, Thurmont and Brunswick, each with 3-month display starting December 2017.
Travel and photography seem to go together all the time and I love both. Through the blog, I hope to show what I have seen and experienced wherever I go.
Currently I use Olympus Mirrorless OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera for most of the shots. I do own many lens, 12-40 mm Pro, 12-200 mm and 70-300 mm. I still keep my Nikon D600 camera. Please note that all photo images posted on this site are copy right protected and written permission is required to copy or print. Please contact me, Stephen Hung at firstname.lastname@example.org
I must ask, what kind of engineer are you?
I was trained and worked as a Civil Engineer. Before my retirement, I worked for the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation that in cooperation with the Canadian Counterpart manage the navigation system for the deep-draft vessels transiting in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River.
I find this extremely interesting. You see, many engineers, turned photographers, have distinct characteristics that can be seen in either their subjects or the way they take photos. I find that these traits give away a lot about the kind of engineer they are and/or who they worked for. For example, your photographs are mainly focused on nature shots. To me, this is an indication that you could have been an environmental engineer, civil engineer, or chemical engineer; due to being influenced by one’s job, which, could involve working in the field. I was later able to limit the options down to either an environmental or civil engineer based on the photos of city landscapes. In these photos you did not have many people as your subjects, but, rather structures like bridges and buildings. In the end I guessed that you were an environmental engineer, which, is close to, but not exactly the same as a civil engineer. I based this guess off of the fact that so many of your photos incorporated water and wildlife in nature rather than rock formations and similar structures, which, were still numerous. Now, you see the kind of stuff that goes on in my mind.
Very interesting analysis. A lot of logical (and correct) assumptions. Although my main interest of photography is in nature and landscape, I do enjoy taking some other kinds of pictures, though may not be posted here in my blog. Thanks.
Pleasure to meet you.
Thank you so much for visiting by blog and taking time to comment. I am trying to take all kinds of pictures, though most of nature and landscape. Hope you come back soon.
I admire photographers for their ability to see what the rest of us simply walk on by….
Thanks for your kind words. Good Day!
Hi Stephen, Beautiful blog. I have fond memories of my grandparents summer home on the St. Lawrence in Clayton, NY.
1000 Islands area of the St. Lawrence River is definitely one of the most beautiful scenic spots in the country. Great to hear your connection of the place!
Loved it there…Boldt Castle! 🙂 Some of my happiest childhood memories boating and swimming in the river.
Great to bring back the fond memory of your childhood on the River!
Thank you for visiting, please stop by again. BTW, I’ll be travelling to Namibia in May.
That’s great. You’ll enjoy it for sure. I love southern Africa.
I’m really looking forward to this 11-day Namibia trip in May. We’ll spend time taking photos of great sand dunes (#45), wildlife at Etosha National Park and people at Himba tribe.
Stunning images! Looking forward to meeting and speaking with you.
Thank you, see you next Wednesday, 12/27. Stephen