Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Shape and Shadow

Chilean photographer, Tomás Munita, once said in an interview:

“For me, photography is an additional language. Different from words, it can immediately touch on an emotional aspect of what is being treated. Images, beyond being proof of truth, can help us understand our reality in a direct way.” - NY Times, Lens blog, "Losing Fear and Learning to See"

I agree with Tomás.

To me, photography also helps us interpret reality and provides a different perspective.

Marbella, Spain

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Green In The Sand

I always thought that it's easy and fun to walk in the sand. But I started to have a different understanding about this activity after visited the Mingsha Sand Dune of Dunhuang in western China. It was not fun and easy at all! The deep sand, extreme heat and strong wind mixed with sand particles making every step forward a labor-intensive workout. However hard work it can be, the sight of an oasis with the greens in the middle of a sea of golden sand simply made everything worthwhile. It’s the simple rule of living—working hard then your reward follows.

Mingsha Sand Dune, Dunhuang,  China

Friday, September 7, 2012

54 Hours in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is known colloquially as "the City of Bridges" and "the Steel City" for its many bridges and former steel manufacturing base.
Downtown Pittsburgh
Modern skyscraper mix with classical style building in downtown Pittsburgh
Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh featuring traditional Bavarian dishes, and their freshly brewed beer.
Hofbräuhaus Bier Garden has a waterfront view with Pittsburgh skyline as its backdrop.
The Church Brew Works opened as the first and only Brew Pub in the country to be located in a historic church.
One of the many bridges that connects Pittsburgh downtown to the south side of the river.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, designed in 1935 for the Edgar J. Kaufmann family.
A walk-out balcony from the main house of the Fallingwater.
Carnegie Museum of Art
Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Giant mural at a parking lot on Penn Ave where locals go to dine, shop for fresh produces, seafood and speciality items.
View of the city and bridges from the other side of the river.