Every year on the first Saturday in December, the small town of Middleburg, Virginia holds a Christmas parade, rain or shine. And the most attractive program that drew the most spectators was Mounted foxhunt riders and dozens of hounds walking through the town.
On a sunny afternoon, I took a walk with my camera and came across a pregnant woman in a park. She was alone, standing on a grass field with no family members in sight. The woman was looking down her bulging belly， seemingly happy but worried at the same time. The shadow that the woman's curved body cast on the grass brought to my mind a famous quote made by Emerson, an American scholar whom President Lincoln once called "American Confucius". In the quote, Emerson said "Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine". Translated into Chinese, it literally means that most worries in our life were caused by our own imagination. In other words, it is that if you want to walk out of the shadow, you must face the sunshine.
The photo was taken on June 27, 2021 in Manassas Park, VA with Sony A6500 and Sony 16-55mm lens.
From this photo, you can see the Amish girl is looking at the outside world through the window. It is hard to tell if her eyes show longing, fear or hope.….. Taken in Pennsylvania.
A cute amish girl in a crowd, taken at the market place in Pennsylvania.
Lovely ballet girl is preparing for the performance at halloween night.
I was surprised when I saw the Marx picture still hung on the wall in a rayless rural house in An Hui China, which was on a lot of Chinese families wall in the past generations’ homes. The old lady‘s shocked glimpse just printed right on the photo taken when I passed by the house. This photo was taken by SONY DSC-RXIRMII.
This photo was taken on July 3, 2021, and is selected from my documentary photography series “The Last Days of General Lee Monument”. These photographs document and witness the final days of the Memorial to Confederate General Robert E. Lee during the American Civil War. Removal of the monument has become the focus of the "Black Lives Matter" protest movement since George Floyd was killed by white police officers. After more than 130 years of ups and downs since 1890, the statue was finally removed on September 8, 2021.
Rodeo is a traditional equestrian sport. The challenge to cowgirl is much more bigger than cowboy. Look at the cowgirl riding on the horse with high-speed moving, giving man not only skill but also valor and determination. Photo taken at “Rodeo” in W.V. with Nikon D850, Nikon 80-400 mm F/4.5-5.6.
I find it’s interesting that, tulle fabric, if used in portraits, can help express many different things, such as the motion, the mood, and even the human feelings. This photo is among the first ones from my tulle fabric study series. It was taken at a remote shooting session during pandemic. The photographer was in Washington DC while the model was in UK, during the session.
Shot at a local dancing competition. Two cameras shoot at the same location same time. One camera uses long exposure to capture dancer’s motion while the other freezes dancer’s moment with high shutter speed. Merge two pictures in photoshop to make final image. Equipment used: Nikon D850+ Nikon 70-200mm F2.8, Nikon D500 + Nikon 105mm F1.4.
The Red and the Black (Le Rouge et le Noir) is a historical psychological novel by Stendhal. It had stirred my youthful years, and the red roses and black background fit the title of the novel. Camera: Canon EOS 450D, f/5, 1/15 sec. ISO-800, -1 step
Backyard ivy was photographed before removed.
Stairs inside the tower of the St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest. Photo taken with Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone.
Autumn is here. The red and yellow leaves are reflected on the water surface. A breeze blew, and the water rippled and sparkled, just like an oil painting, colorful and full of flavor. Shot in a local garden in MD with Canon 5DII.
This picture was taken at Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Vienna VA. It was a quiet day, a time to reflect: Tranquility of Nature's best, turns troubles to trivialities.
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