Archive For The “Life” Category
It surely looked like this year would be the year of change for me. The journey with my previous employer ended in February, so I’m currently looking for new opportunities. My photography and video production business may need to undergo some kind of transformation, and our office lease will end at the end of April….
Sometimes, a day off is worth more than a day off.
It’s not the cold It’s not the snow Where will it go Never will you know Set the tone Find the flow
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 zero tonight. Plus wind chill, it’s more like 30 to 40 degrees below zero. On…
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 for the year 2014. I took photographs during the day and spent the evenings reading…
“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
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 simply my life, I only make it more complex. I’m somehow attracted to minimalism, yet…
We had about a week of spring in Wisconsin. And all of a sudden it felt like winter again today, although we didn’t get 10+ inches of snow in Madison.
My favorite coffee shop in Madison. Not only do I like their coffee, I also enjoy the atmosphere there. It is sometimes the place where I come out with new ideas in life and photography.
已經不記得上回遇到華氏零下的氣溫是什麼時候了，也很久沒看到發電廠運作得那麼起勁。 至少，上班之前天已亮，下班之時夜未至，拍照的時間應該會愈來愈多才是。 接下來的一個月會是今年最關鍵的一個月 — 能愈冷愈開花嗎？
終於拍完今年的第二卷 120 底片，這張竟是六個月前拍的耶！（嚴格說起來這應該是第一卷，因為另一卷其實是拿去測試相機用了。）
上個月出差的時候，注意到其中一架班機的機艙內已經沒有禁菸的標誌，取而代之的是： 「TURN OFF ELECTRONIC DEVICES」 老實說，我一直覺得禁菸的標誌是多餘的。這個年頭，我還真不知道有哪個班機是開放吸菸的。
昨天看到這則 CNN 的報導：Five guys take same photo for 30 years 就想到以前跟幾個朋友也做過類似的事情。不過人家是每五年拍一張照片，拍了三十年，我們只有三張照片，第一張應該是高中的時候，後兩張已經在念大學了。 地點在北關，一個火車站沒人管，可以自由進出的小鎮。 大學畢業之後就再也沒有這樣的機會了。一晃眼，十幾年就過了。現在其中兩個人（包括我）在美國，另外三個人在台灣。沒錯，雖然照片中只有四個人，總得有個人拍照吧？
今年的夏天真是熱得不像話，除了上禮拜得天天開冷氣之外，不知道已經有多久沒下雨了，一直到昨天才下了大約兩個小時的小雨。公園、球場的草地全都變成褐色，除草機也都消聲匿跡了。 如果能這樣悠閒地泡在水裡，看著大山大水，該有多好？ Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park (2007)
冬天有氣無力地在昨天下了一天的雪，想要證明自己還沒打算離開。但我對這個冬天已經沒有太多期待，希望它還是快快離開吧。 大聯盟的春訓已經開始，才忽然想到我又忘記保養我的手套們，趕緊把他們拿出來上上油、透透氣。也許再過不久就可以出去打球了！倒是今年得買雙新球鞋，舊的那雙已經穿十年。至於要不要在 Nike 的網站上訂一雙印有 Linsanity 的鞋子，那就再說吧，反正我要買的是壘球鞋，不是籃球鞋，我們球隊的顏色也跟尼克隊的顏色沾不上邊，倒是跟王建民所屬的國民隊同樣都是紅色。 這個冬天沒去打 curling ，所以都沒什麼運動。希望等氣溫回暖，就可以出去舒展舒展筋骨。冬天，你快走吧！
After I got the new hard drive on Tuesday, I spent two days on putting my computer back in working order. Windows 7 (64-bit) was installed and is now running smoothly while some of my computer’s hardware are not fully compatible with it. Fortunately, there are ways to work around the compatibility issues. It took…
Right on the Black Friday, my desktop just failed to boot up. What a coincidence! After some tests, I have determined that the problem was the hard drive. Although I have been thinking of upgrading my desktop for a while, I have never been able to do so due to limited budget, or actually, no…