Images of night blooms from the orchid-cactus plant in my patio. Each flower measures about 10 inches in diameter and lasts only one night. I received the plant as a gift from my brother a few years ago. It is doing quite nicely; blooming every few weeks from about late May to October.
These highly fragrant and delicate flowers remind me of the beauty and fragility of life.
I dedicate these images to my mother-in-law who passed away on 24-Sep-2010 from illness. She enjoyed these flowers; several bloomed on the evening she passed away.
A collection of panoramic composite images from various travels. I love the panoramic view - providing a wider perspective of a place. With some relatively simple techniques, the modern-day DSLR and stitching software has greatly improved the ease of creating nearly seamless panoramic composites from several overlapping shots. The key step is capturing the sequential images using the same exposure, lens setting (everything on Manual), preferably on a tripod.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust
I spent a short weekend in Copenhagen in April 2009. I encountered beautiful clear spring days. Copenhagen is a relatively compact and pedestrian friendly city. Many of the pictures here were taken at the Nyhavn area. I was drawn by the colorful buildings, reflections in the canal and the wonderful lights in the sky just after sunset.