Shooting Film

For years, I have been shooting both film and digital. Yet this year might be my last year shooting film, for it has become less and less practical for me in the past few years. This is just a thought, … Read More

Konica Hexar AF

Konica Hexar AF is really a nice small camera. While its autofocus system and its fastest shutter speed of 1/250 second sometimes bother me, my overall experience with it during my trip to Munising, MI, was very pleasant. It’s light … Read More


Comparing to the temperature today in Madison, the weather was actually not too bad when I was in Munising, MI, a week ago. The highest temperature was 8 degrees below zero around noon, and it may reach 17 degrees below … Read More

To Thomas Struth

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA, 2014

Munising Falls

I spent my last 7 days of the year 2013 around Munising, Michigan, which is next to the Pictured Rock National Lakeshore along Lake Superior. The main purpose of the trip was to have myself recharged and to get ready … Read More


Fujifilm X-Pro1 + Hexanon 21mm f/2.8 AE


“When you have children, everything that is yours is theirs. But nothing that is theirs is yours.” — Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols, National Geographic Wildlife Photographer, from the Patagonia film Worn Wear

Kohl Center

I don’t know what it is. But the fun of photography seems to be coming back.


Once again, I am trying to work towards simplicity. This time the focus is on my photo equipment, and I think I have made a right decision recently, which is to go for a digital medium format camera. At the … Read More

12 Years

Time flies. I’m going into my 13th year in Madison this month. While lots of things changed in my life during the past 12 years, one thing does not seem to have changed. That is, every time I want to … Read More

John Nolen Drive at Night

It’s been a while without taking photos at night. I don’t feel like it’s my thing, but it’s fun to do it once in a while. This was a 2-minute exposure, and I turned off the noise reduction function so … Read More


Having heard good things about Capture One, I finally gave it a try this week and found it dose process images from X-Trans sensor much better than Lightroom does. Different color, in a good way, and much more details. Its … Read More

Reorganizing Portfolio “Solitude”

I decided to reorganize my latest portfolio “Solitude – An Endless Journey” so it now contains five movements. Each movement has its own motif, just like the movements in a sonata or symphony. I would also like to call this … Read More

Revisit Glacier National Park

[portfolio_slideshow slideheight=500 ids=”1508,1509,1510,1511,1512,1513,1514,1515,1516,1517″] My family and I just spent last week in the Glacier National Park. Here are a few photos taken in the park.

Devil’s Lake

I visit the Devil’s Lake State Park almost every year, mostly in fall. With heavy rain in Wisconsin for the past couple of weeks, the water level is really high. Fortunately, the rain stopped and I was able to set … Read More

Tiedeman Pond

I got a few rolls of Fujifilm Pro 160S last year right before it’s out of production. Its colors look different than Kodak Ektar 100. As film selections become fewer and fewer and the price keeps going higher and higher, … Read More

Fujinon SW 105mm f/8

It’s been a very busy month in May. I took this picture on May 1st, but did not have it developed until today (June 5th). A special note to this picture is that it’s taken with the Fujinon SW 105mm … Read More

Great Blue Heron and Wood Ducks

Although I don’t have any experience with other 400mm lenses, from any brand, I think the Hexanon AR 400mm f/5.6 UC lens may not be considered a sharp one under today’s standard. But I have to spend more time with … Read More

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