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How much intervention with nature is too much – Los Angeles Photographer

Spring is one of my favorite seasons for photography.  One, it comes after a life-less winter.  Two, it provides the fresh colors that no other seasons can.

Realizing that the season will come to an end before we are done enjoying it, I took out my camera and ventured into a garden, so close that it’s in my backyard. 🙂

My eyes were drawn by a cluster of geranium flowers, scarlet red on the edge and slowly fading into light pink to the center.  As I pointed my lens and ready to utter out “say cheese”, I froze.  It looks like someone else beat me to it.  Take a close look at this image and see if you could find any “irregularity”:

©Jean (Jiaying) Huang

As a human being, equipped with much more power and intelligence (supposedly), I could very easily destroy this little “infestation” and go on with my joy of capturing the intact beauty that nature has to offer.  But wait, isn’t this green incident part of nature?  If I do what my first instinct tells me to, would I still shamelessly complain that we don’t see butterflies anymore in summer?

As you see, I stood there and made the intelligent decision (I think) and the result is what you just saw.

Enjoy, my friend!  I hope you have a wonderfully natural weekend and I look forward to you sharing it here on Monday.

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Beautiful travel pictures from Vietnam and Cambodia to be slowly released – Los Angeles Photographer

OK, I’d have to admit that I’m a little behind on posting pictures.  The truth is, as many of us are familiar with the moment of clicking the shutter, the pictures taken usually go through a digital processing that, in my opinion, takes much longer time than the time of photo shoot.  Plus, the end results are an art, the generation process of which is not anywhere near the ones that involve 1+1 = 2.

So anyway, this sort of explains why my travel photos have a lagging time while I’m painstakingly working on each individual for a way of presentation/expression that I feel good at the time.  And all this is going on while I have the clients’ pictures in the “front burner”.  If you haven’t figured out that I’m the type of photographer that falls in love with her clients’ photos before the client even has a peek, you’d know that I go through the same “perfectionist” type of process with my client work.

So, finally, I feel good about releasing one picture from my Vietnam and Cambodia trip.  While I’m in the process of making a book with the incredible scenery, history, culture and people of these countries, I will make a calendar with a selective few.  And I think that this picture will make the final cut.  What do you think?

Halong Bay, Vietnam - © Jean Huang Photography

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