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BCPA 講座: 儿童摄影实战解析

讲座日期:12月09日(周六)下午2:00PM-4:30PM (讲座后自愿聚餐)
讲座地址:Framingham 图书馆,49 Lexington St, Framingham, MA 01702
参加费用:免费, 图书馆有大量停车位
聚餐地址:271 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701, 老四川


讲座中,刘元文将与大家分享他陪伴女儿成长过程中如何用相机留下美好瞬间的经验。他将采用与以往讲座稍微不同的形式,以拍摄实战技术为主要内容, 用大量原始未经编辑照片来重现整个拍摄过程。涉及到的内容包括儿童摄影的独特方面,器材选择,环境选择,相机设置,闪光灯使用,背景虚化,背景/前景的取舍,光线选择,曝光控制等等实战内容。


The Beauty of Fog 雾之美

The beauty of photography can largely depend on weather. A sunny day shooting has clear scenery and is full of vigor. Rain on the other hand is often with sadness and nostalgia. Fog reduces the details so if used well, an ordinary scene could show a hazy and miraculous beauty. This album collects 69 photos taken on foggy days by 37 BCPA photographers. Through their eyes, you can experience “The Beauty of Fog”.


Photographer: Guozhong Li 李国忠
Title: Wave Strike 波浪打击
Time and location: Mar. 26, 2017, Milford Sound, New Zealand
Description: A big waterfall produces this wave with beautiful light.
Parameters: f/8.0,1/100s, ISO 1250, 24mm
Equipment: Nikon D800E,24-70mm f/2.8, hand held, no filter
Post processing: Lightroom single photo processing

Photographer: Guo Zhong Li 李国忠
Title: Blustery 大风吹
Time and location: Sep. 9, 2015, Near Hofn, Iceland
Description: Big wind blow away the waterfall
Parameters: f/9.0, 1/10s, ISO 640, 44mm
Equipment: Nikon D800E,24-70mm f/2.8, tripod, no filter
Post processing: Lightroom single photo processing

Photographer: Xiaoly Li
Title: Mountains Afar
Time and location: Jan. 18, 2015, Stockbridge, MA
Parameter: f/2.2, 4.15mm
Equipment: iPhone 6 Plus, back camera

Photographer: Xiaoly Li
Title: Wilding Road
Time and location: Sep. 17, 2017, Wilmington, MA
Parameter: f/8.0, 1/400s, ISO 800, 94.0 mm
Equipment: Sony ILCE-7RM2, FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Photographer: Simon Wu
Title: Untitled
Time and location: Sep. 2009, Yellowstone National Park
Parameter: f/11, 1/3000s, ISO 800, 200mm
Equipment: Nikon D700, 70–200mm

Photographer: Simon Wu
Title: Untitled
Time and location: Jul. 2015, Olympic National Park
Parameter: f/11, 1/1000s, ISO 400, 520mm
Equipment: Nikon D800, 24-70mm

Photographer: Sheena Gu
Title: Farm tool sculptures
Time and location:  7:50 am, Sep. 26, 2017
Description: I pass this farm every day on the way to work. I never notice the farm tools in front of the barn. With foggy weather as a background, these tools are really standing out, like outdoor sculptures.
Parameter: f/8.0, 1/60s, ISO 200, 24 mm
Equipment: Nikon D3X, 28-70mm f/2.8
Post processing: Lightroom basic adjustment

Photographer: Sheena Gu
Title: Foggy Merrimack River
Time and location:  7:15 am, Oct. 3, 2017
Description: It is early fall, The trees along the Merrimack River under the foggy weather, the water evaporates from the surface indicate the foliage season is coming!
Parameter: f/7.1, 1/50s, ISO 320, 52 mm
Equipment: Nikon D3X, 28-70mm f/2.8
Post processing: Lightroom basic adjustment

Photographer: Le Min 闵乐
Title: Flying with a fish
Time and location: Maryland
Description: Bald eagles
Parameter: f/7.1, 1/2000s, ISO 9000, 500 mm
Equipment: Nikon D810, 200-500 mm
Post processing: None

Photographer: Le Min 闵乐
Photo title: Untitled
Time and location: Maryland

Photographer: Yun Thwaits 夏耘
Title: A Date with a Morning in Vermont 佛蒙特的晨之约
Time and location: Oct. 7, 2017, Vermont
Description: A Date with a Morning in Vermont 和薄雾中的清晨有约,留下美的瞬间。
Euipment: iPhone 7 Plus
Post processing: Snapseed

Photographer: Yun Thwaits 夏耘
Title: Untitled
Time and location: Banff National Park, Canada
Equipment: iPhone 7 Plus
Post processing: Snapseed

Photographer: Jim Mei 梅健民
Title: Morning In the Autumn 秋晨之雾
Time and location: Oct. 14, 2015, NH
Parameter: f/16, 1.3s, ISO 100
Equipment: Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8L
Post processing: ACDSee

Photographer: Jim Mei 梅健民
Title: A small bay of Leisure 休闲的小港湾
Time and location: Aug. 20, 2015, Oqunquit, Maine
Parameter: f/11, 1/200s, ISO 200
Equipment: Canon 5Dii, 24-105mm f/4L
Post processing: ACDSee

Photographer: Sam Song
Title: Lake Bled
Time and location: Oct. 14, 2016, Slovenia
Parameter: f/9, 1/125s, ISO 1250, 24mm
Post processing: LR 微调

Photographer: Sam Song
Title: Early Morning at Lake 静静的高山湖
Time and location: Jun. 22, 2016, Oregan
Parameter: f/8, 1/60s, ISO 100, 32mm
Post processing: LR 微调

Photographer: Yuanwen Liu
Title: Yellowstone Foggy Day Sunrise 1
Time and location: Sep. 13, 2013, somewhere in Yellowstone
Description: Last day in Yellowstone. Left hotel before dawn to catch an early flight. heavy fog that morning and couldn’t see much of the surroundings. The fog thinned out at one turn just before the sunrise and I could see a hill on my left side; Pulled over immediately and waited for the sunrise. This one was taken just before the sunrise. Didn’t have time to setup everything so hand held the camera and a 3 Stops GND.  After the sun peeked through the fog for a very short moment, the fog quickly thickened again and nothing could be seen anymore.
Parameter: f/8, 1/45s, ISO 800, 32mm
Equipment: Canon 5D2, 24-105mm f/4, hand held a 3 stops GND in front of the lens
Post processing: Processed in Photoshop

Photographer: Yuanwen Liu
Title: Yellowstone Foggy Day Sunrise 2
Time and location: Sep. 13, 2013, somewhere in Yellowstone
Description: It was taken 7 min after the first image. Didn’t have time to change the lens so shot at 105mm of my 24-105. Cropped out the sky afterwards.
Parameter: f/8, 1/750s, ISO 800, 105mm
Equipment: Canon 5D2, 24-105mm f/4
Post processing: Cropped in Photoshop

Photographer: Ziming Zheng
Title: Eyes wide shut
Time and location: Oct. 5, 2015, Gongga Mountain, Sichuan
Description: I joined an outdoor sports club to watch Gongga Mountain, which means the king of mountains. But it was raining in the first 4 days and we saw nothing. Until the last day, suddenly the fog became thick and we saw the edge of a extreme huge mountain in front of us, which forced me to forget everything at that moment. It is always there.
Parameter: f/4.8, 1/1000s, ISO 64, 8mm
Equipment: Nikon E5900

Photographer: Ziming Zheng
Title: The lengend of falls
Time and location: Sep 30 2012 Porcupine Mountain State Park
Description: Sunset at the peak foliage color in Porcupine Mountain State Park.
Parameter: f/7.1, 1/6s, ISO 100, 35mm
Equipment: Canon 60D, 18-200mm

Photographer: Eaden Huang
Title: Fisher
Location: Fenghuang, Human
Equipment: Canon 5D, 16-35 mm

Photographer: Eaden Huang
Title: Morning Meeting
Location: Vermont
Equipment: Canon 5D mark III, 70-200mm

Photographer: Lei Tian
Title: Lake House 湖边人家
Time and location: Oct. 10, 2016, Plymouth, VT
Parameter:  f/8, 1/125s, ISO 100, 90mm
Equipment: Canon 6D, EF24-105 f/4L
Post processing: Lightroom adjustment

Photographer: Lei Tian
Title: Tranquil Times 宁静时光
Time and location: Oct. 1, 2017, Seyon Lodge State Park, Groton, VT
Description: 佛蒙特的早秋,群山消融在乳白色的晨雾中。初阳初始,温暖了金黄的群山,但湖水还是睡得那么香甜。
Parameter: f/11, 1/30s, ISO 100, 58mm
Equipment: Canon 6D, EF24-105 f/4L
Post processing: Lightroom adjustment

Photographer: Yankai Zhang
Title: Foggy island
Time and Location: Mar. 14, 2015, Middle Creek, Pennsylvania
Parameter: f/10, 1/800s, ISO: 400, 100mm
Equipment: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 100-400

Photographer: Robert Chen
Title: 霧銷金秋
Time and location: Oct. 8, 2016, Cristal Lake, NH
Parameter: f/16, 1s, ISO 100, 120mm
Equipment: Nikon D810, 70-200mm f/2.8, tripod

Photographer: Robert Chen
Title: 霧中汎舟
Time and location: Sep. 20, 2016, Glousceter, MA
Parameter: f/11, 1/500s, ISO 100, 34mm
Equipment: Nikon D800E, 24-70mm f/2.8, hand hold

Photographer: Grace Zuo
Title: Murmurs of Dream 梦境
Time and location: Jun, 2017, Oregon
Description: 初春的黎明薄雾如纱,雾气缭绕的树林笼罩在幽蓝的色调中,林中清幽静谧,恍然仙境。用长焦镜头把这极富仙气的画面定格。
Equipment: Sony 99II, 70-400m

Photographer: Grace Zuo
Title: Morning Impression 江南的早晨
Time and location: Jun, 2006
Description: 浙江农村一个美丽的清晨
Equipment: Sony a100, 16-35mm f/2.8

Photographer: Yun Bian
Title: Colorful Boats
Time and location: Aug. 24, 2015, Cape Cod
Description: In Cape Cod, foggy morning, but colorful boat 黑白色的浓雾世界里的一缕彩色的渔船
Parameter: f/22, 1/20s, ISO 400, 18mm
Equipment: Canon T1i, EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Photographer: Yun Bian
Title: Foggy River
Time and Location: Sep. 17, 2016, Charles River, Needham
Description: fog on the river 打破寂静的独木船
Parameter: f/11, 1/100s, ISO 200, 105mm
Equipment: Canon 6D, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Photographer: Diansong Zhou
Title: Moraine Lake
Time and location: Sep. 23, 2017, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada
Description: Morning at Moraine Lake 梦莲湖晨雾
Parameter: f/22, 1/10s, ISO100, 16mm
Equipment: Nikon D7200, Tamron 16-300mm, tripod
Post-processing: Lightroom

Photographer: Feng Chai 柴锋
Title: Misty Morning of Fall 秋晨薄雾
Time and location: Oct. 15, 2017, Lanesborough, MA
Parameter: f/4.5, 1/800s, ISO 400, 200mm
Equipment: Nikon D7100, 70-200mm f/2.8

Photographer: Feng Chai 柴锋
Title: September Mist 浓雾萦柱台
Time and location: Sep. 17, 2017, Boston, MA
Parameter: f/22, 30s, ISO 31, 29mm
Equipment: Nikon D810, 24-70mm f/2.8

Photographer: Zhi Lin
Title: Untitled
Time and location: Jul. 21, 2006
Parameter: f/11, 1/125s, ISO 100, 105mm
Equipment: Canon 5d II

Photographer: Zhi Lin
Title: Untitled
Time and location: Jul. 21, 2006
Parameter: f/11, 1/125s, ISO 100, 105mm
Equipment: Canon 5d II

Photographer: Daryl Luk 陸德禮
Title: Teal and Purple
Time and location: Sep. 17, 2017 Boston, MA
The fog slowly and silently settled,
Turning the sea teal and the sky purple,
Don’t care why and don’t care how,
I’m just an ordinary mortal.
Parameter: f/11.0, 20s, ISO 100, 47mm
Equipment: Canon 5D3 Mark 3, ER-24-105 f/4L IS USM, tripod, 10-steps B&W ND filter
Post processing: ACR and Photoshop

Photographer: Daryl Luk 陸德禮
Title: 今夜殘燈斜照處,霧鎖橋頭不見人
Time and location: Sep. 23, 2017 Plymouth, MA
On a cold September dawn,
Near the foggy smoky pond,
Under the yellow softy light,
Disappear from my blurry sight.
Parameter: f/11.0, 4s, ISO 100, 24mm
Equipment: Canon 5D3 Mark 3, ER-24-105 f/4L IS USM, tripod
Post processing: ACR and Photoshop

Photographer: Emile Bellott
Title: Fox Hunt 猎狐
Time and location: Nov. 22, 2007, Hamilton, MA
Description: Myopia Hunt – Thanksgiving Day, 2007. Riding over a hill at Appleton Farm.
Parameter:  f/6.7, 1/500, ISO 400, 200mm
Equipment: Canon EOS 10D, 70-200mm F4, hand held
Post processing: adjust dark point level

Photographer: Emile Bellott
Title : I-95 at night 夜幕下的 I-95
Time and location: Oct. 14, 2017, Exit 15B
Description: Time Exposure of Southbound I-95 from Route 1A overpass
Parameter:  f/8, 10s, ISO 640, 50 mm
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, 24-105mm F4, steady on cement wall
Post processing: Crop only

Photographer: Tingting Wu
Time and location: Mar. 2015, at backyard, Vose Pond
Equipment: iPad

Photographer: Tingting Wu
Time and location: Apr.14, 2016, on the way to the airport in Shanghai
Description: 2016年4月去上海浦东机场的路上手机抓拍雾霾中的高压线。
Equipment: iPhone 6

Photographer: Kuan Deng
Title: Snow Mountain and Morning Mist 雪山晨雾
Time and location: May 2017, Grand Teton
Parameter: f/8, 1/100s, ISO 100, 35mm

Photographer: Kuan Deng
Title: Meadow 草地晨露
Time and location: May, 2017, Yellowstone National Park
Parameter: f/11, 1/125s, 100mm

Photographer: Ricky Liu
Title: Fall over the Lake
Time and location: Oct. 15, 2016, Chocorua Lake, NH
Description: Fall over the Lake 秋晨
Parameter: f/8, 1/800s, ISO 800, 30mm
Equipment: Nikon D800, Tripod
Post processing: Minor adjustments

Photographer: Ricky Liu
Title: Rising fog in the early morning
Time and location: Oct. 12, 2014, Kent Pond, VT
Description: Rising fog in the early morning 晨霧迷惘
Parameter: f/8, 1/125s, ISO 100, 38mm
Equipment: Nikon D800, Tripod
Post processing: Minor adjustments

Photographer: Weidan
Title: Morning Fog in Adirondack
Time and location: Oct. 16, 2017, Adirondack in Upstate New York
Parameter: f/5.6, 1/80s, ISO100 1+ Stop, 55 mm
Equipment: FUJIFILM X-T10

Photographer: Weidan
Title: Morning Fog in Adirondack
Time and location: Oct. 16, 2017, Adirondack in Upstate New York
Parameter: f/10, 1/200s, ISO100, 0 Stop, 55 mm
Equipment: FUJIFILM X-T10

Photographer: Dongxu Shan 單東旭
Title: Winter Fog
Time and location: Dec. 5, 2016, Waltham, MA
Description: Greeting by a dog while working in winter park with fog 在冬天有霧的公園裡遇到一隻狗
Parameter: f/5.6, 1/500s, ISO 125, 60mm
Equipment: Sony DSC-RX100M3, 24-70mm, hand hold

Photographer: Dongxu Shan 單東旭
Title: Farm in Morning Fog
Time and location: Oct. 15, 2017, Lincoln, MA
Description: A farm in morning fog 晨霧裡的農場
Parameter: f/9, 1/200s, ISO 200, 24mm
Equipment: Nikon D750, 24-70mm/f2,8, hand hold

Photographer: Victoria 加加
Title: Luxury in simplicity
Time and location: Feb. 2017, Guatemala Lanquin
Equipment: iPhone SE

Photographer: Victoria 加加
Title: Heaven in Guatemala
Time and location: Feb. 2017, Guatemala Lanquin
Equipment: iPhone SE

Photographer: Maurice Chi
Title: Untitled
Time and Location: Sep. 9, 2015, Iceland
Description: It was a very foggy morning in Iceland.  We boarded a small boat on a lake and quickly the shore vanished behind us.  The purpose of the voyage was to see icebergs at the mouth of the lake to the ocean.  We were surrounded by a thick white fog – nothing but the fog!  The visibility was about 5 meters at the best.  The cast of doubt for seeing anything became as thick as the fog.  But the captan was sure of his route and destination without any reference at the shore, in the sky, or by the water.  The boat proceeded with moderate speed and, somehow, a small version of Titanic flashed in my thought.  What if …..!

As my mind wandered off, the engine of the boat stopped.  We glided thru the calm icy water, rather dark water for lack of light, but it was the only reference beside the boat.  All of a sudden, a huge piece of floating iceberg carved itself out of the blurring mist, so vast and so close!  For the first time in the past 15 minutes my eyes were able to focus on something.  In its grey shape outlined with patches of the black volcanic ash, light mysteriously deflected by which it infused some jade green and aquamarine and perhaps the mixture of the two, making it a giant wondrous gem.  There it stood, magnificent and beautiful, broken from its very original form that nature created many million years ago.  What was it trying to tell us about – itself or otherwise?

When and if the fog lifted, and as it reached the ocean which seemed to be its very final destination, it would eventually lose all its formality and thereby all its past.  I couldn’t stop thinking how sad that this photo happened to have recorded the last moments of something existed millions of years.

Photographer: Mingwei Li
Title: 第一次着陆

Photographer: Mingwei Li
Title: Horn pond 的清晨

Photographer: Ellen Fan
Title: Sea Smoke
Time and location: Feb. 14, 2016, Kettle Cove, Maine
Description: A very cold morning, -20oC, when the vapor escaped from the ocean met the cold air, it condensed and formed a thin layer of fog over the surface.
在Portland 以南的一个旅馆住宿。早上醒来,一看天气,零下二十度。迅速驱车到最近的海湾,Kettle Cove, 第一次看到了海蒸汽在低温下凝聚而成的薄薄的浮在海面上的烟雾。
Parameter: f/14, 1/500s, ISO 100, 55mm.
Equipment: Canon EOS50D, EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Post processing: Crop

Photographer: Ellen Fan
Title: Foliage in the Fog
Time and location: Oct 9, 2017, Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont
Short Description: After a light misty rain in the morning, the air was so fresh. The red leaves in the Green Mountains were playing ‘hide and seek’ in the fog.
早上刚刚下过一场小雨。空气格外清新。Green Mountain National Forest 的红叶在晨雾中若隐若现,分外妖娆。
Parameter: f/5.6,1/160s, ISO 100, 95mm
Equipment: Canon EOS5D Mark II, EF 24-105mm f/4
Post processing: Non

Photographer: John Zhuang
Title: Not Much to See
Time and location: Sep, 3, 2017
Description: It was during Labor Day weekend. A group of our church people went camping in White Mountain New Hampshire area. As Hurricane Harvey coming pass this region, it brought a different pattern of weather. I had to end our camping earlier and headed to home. When we stopped at this view area on Kancamagus Scenic Byway, children went to a park to see the beautiful mountain scenery. But beside the fog and clouds, there were not much to see.
Parameter: f/7.1, 1/100s, ISO 200
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 24mm

Photographer: John Zhuang
Title: Foggy Creek
Time and location: mid-spring 2004, Texas
Description: It was in wildflower blooming season in Texas. With two other photographers, we drove 55 miles to Ennis from Dallas. In Texas, Ennis is well-known as “Bluebonnet Capital of Texas”. When we arrived to destination, it was before sunrise. Shortly after sunrise, the surrounding area was covered with dense fog. I took this picture of a creek which ran under a bridge we stood in countryside. Because of the fog, the creek could be not seen much far. Along the creek side, it might be covered all different wildflowers, e.g. bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush and buttercups.
Parameter: ISO 50
Equipment: Nikon N80 35mm SLR Film Camera, Fujichrome Velvia 50

Photographer: Wenye Cheng
Title: Sunrise within fog
Time and location: Dec. 26, 2015, Cliff Walk, Newport, RI
Description: It took at morning with little fog
Parameter: f/11, 1/200s, ISO 250, 18mm
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 24mm

Photographer: Regena
Title: The foggy Jiangnan 1

Phtographer: Regena
Title: The foggy Jiangnan 2

Photographer: Phoebe Li
Title: Foggy Morning
Time and location: Dec. 25, 2015, 7:30 am, Mill Pond, Westborough, MA
Description: I knew there was no any person would go to the pond on Christmas morning, so I visited the Mill pond  to enjoy the  peaceful air.  I was lucky to see the mysterious foggy morning when the golden beam of sunrise shot from the right side. 我知道聖誕節當天的早上不會有人到湖邊去,所以大清早到密爾湖畔享受安詳的感覺,很幸運地, 看到金色日出投射到霧氣之上。
Parameter: f/5.6,1/600s, ISO 1000, 240mm, EV -2
Euipment: Nikon D750, 200-500 mm f/5.6
Post processing: Lightroom

Photographer: Phoebe Li
Title: Peaceful Sleep
Time and location: Dec. 25, 2015, 7:15 am, Mill Pond, Westborough, MA
Description: When I arrived the Mill Pond in the early morning of Christmas day, 2015, all swans were sleeping. It was so peaceful…..Yes ! It’s Christmas! 當我抵達密爾湖時,所有的天鵝還在睡覺,是的!這是聖誕節啊!前一晚是平安夜呢!
Parameters: f/8, 1/40s, ISO 1000, 500mm, EV -0.3
Euipment: Nikon D750, 200-500 mm f/5.6
Post processing: Lightroom

Photographer: Dongling Su
Title: Clouds and mist around the mountain
Time and location: Mar. 26, 2015, Huangshan, China
Parameter: f/18, 1/125s, ISO 500, 35mm
Equipment: Canon 5Diii, 16-35mm f/2.8

Photographer: Dongling Su
Title: Morning at Mountain Huangshan
Time and location: Mar. 27, 2015, Huangshan, China
Parameter: f/5.6, 1/160s, ISO 125, 32mm
Equipment: Canon 5Diii, 16-35mm f/2.8

Photographer: Daniel Tu 涂军
Title: Never forget history 往事不再如烟
Time and location: Mar. 2016, New England Holocaust Memorial, Boston 新英格兰纳粹大屠杀纪念地。
Description: Water mist emit from the bbottom of the mmemorial a’ll yeat long, merging people with a sense of going through the past. 纪念地的玻璃塔底终年发出水雾,让来往驻足的人们沉浸在对往事的回忆中,仿佛透过历史的迷雾穿越回去, 图下边字是奥斯威辛集中营。
Equipment: Samsung S7 Phone
Post processing: desatuation and ccontrast adjustment

Photographer: Daniel Tu 涂军
Title: Village Sunrise 日出而作
Time and location: Summer 2002, West Virginia
Description:  In the morning drive near Route 50 before sunrise, found this village on the horizon, the wire fence has night condensation water drops on the wire. The farmer just started the truck engine to start the day.
Equipment: Nikon N90s with tripod 28-105 Nikor Lens, positive film scan.
Post processing: small adjustment and cropping in Photoshop

Photographer: Jingwei Zhang 张经纬
Title: Somewhere out there 在水一方
Time and location: Nov. 19, 2016, Chine, Wuxi
Description: I shoot this image in a foggy morning at lake shore of Tai Lake in Wuxi, China. The visibility was very limited at the time but the fog created a mystery scene between the trees and somewhere out there in the water.
Parameter: f/10, 1/200s, ISO 100, 58mm, Exposure Comp -0.3, handheld
Equipment: Nikon D800, 24-70 mm f2.8

One Story One Month: September Stories「一月一故事」:九月份的故事



點擊看故事:7th Asian American Day, Boston
攝影師:Emile Bellot


點擊看故事:Spirit of Shrewsbury

點擊看故事:早秋Vermont Helen

點擊看故事:Care Deeply Day

攝影師:Cary 朱健雄

點擊看故事:BCPA‘s Photoshop Class for Beginners
攝影師:April (柴锋)










點擊看故事:Lost in the Fog
攝影師:Daryl 陸德禮

攝影師:Alan Tian 田磊

BCPA Lecture 講座: Intellectual Property for Photographers

主講人:Hsuanyeh Chang 張宣業
講座題目:Intellectual Property for Photographers 攝影師的知識產權
講座日期:October 28, 2017(Saturday週六)下午2:00PM-4:00PM
講座地址:Framingham Public Library,49 Lexington St, Framingham, MA 01702 (free parking 免費趴車)
參加費用:Free 免費

Hsuanyeh Chang (張宣業), PhD

Dr. Chang’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, and post-grant proceedings (ex parte reexam, inter partes review, etc.) before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also counsels clients on other intellectual property issues, such as, copyright, trade secret, etc.

Dr. Chang believes that the key to competent representation in intellectual property matters is the ability to quickly and fully understand the technology involved in each case. Because of his broad knowledge base in the sciences, Dr. Chang has successfully procured patents for inventions in various technologies, even over very close prior art. Such technologies include computer software/hardware, semiconductor, electronics, mechanics, optics, medical devices, nanotechnology, bioassay, liquid crystal displays (LCD), organic light emitting diodes (OLED), wired and wireless telecommunication, electronic circuits, digital/analog signal processing, etc.

Dr. Chang also has experiences formulating in-house patent strategies, managing patent portfolio, licensing intellectual property, performing due diligence and freedom to operate analysis, designing around competitor’s patents, and training R&D engineers on patent law basics.

Prior to law school, Dr. Chang worked as a technology specialist in an international IP boutique firm and as a patent agent in a nanotechnology company. At this point, he has more than 10-years of accumulated patent experiences in both law firm and in-house settings.

In addition to English, Dr. Chang is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and conversational in German.

Golden Time 金色时光

Sunrise and sunset, also known as “golden time”, is the photographer’s favorite. Changes in light and shadow make the scenery more beautiful. This series collected photos taken by BCPA members during sunrise and sunset golden hours, showing pictures of unforgettable beauty. This collection includes 77 photos from 41 BCPA members. They are presented in the order of submission.


Photographer: Le Min
Oleans, MA
Nikon D810

Photographer: Le Min
Hull Beach
Sony A6000

Photographer: Ricky Liu
Sunrise by the shore
Sep. 7, 2015, Bar Harbor, ME
Scenic sunrise by seashore in Maine 秀麗的緬因州海濱日出
f/11, 1/160s, ISO 200, 16mm
Nikon D800, Tripod
Post processing: Minor adjustments

Photographer: Ricky Liu
Lighthouse in dusk
May 21, 2017, Scituate, MA
A colorful sky with a lighthouse in sun fall 落日之美麗云彩照耀灯塔
f/22, 1/200s, ISO 400, 26mm
Nikon D800, Tripod
Post processing: Minor adjustments

Photographer: Grace Zuo
Light painting
2006, 新疆
Sony a100
Post processing:very little post processing,

Photographer: Grace Zuo
Sunset over Senrengati
2016, Senrengati, Africa
Sony a77, 100-400mm
Post processing:very litttle

Photographer: Sheena Gu
Sunset at Grand Canyon, National Park, AZ
June 8, 2017, 7:30 PM, AZ
Driving from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim). It was such a magnificent view of Grand Canyon under the sunset from the overlook in front the hotel lodge.
f/11, 1/5s, ISO 800, 31mm
Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8, tripod
Post processing:Lightroom basic adjustment.

Photographer: Sheena Gu
Sunset at overlook of Horseshoe Bend
June 10, 2017, 7:00 PM, AZ
Arrived at Horseshoe bend early evening. Since directly facing the sun, it was hard to take a good picture of Horseshoe Bend as colors seem getting washed out. Instead, I took this snapshot of people at the overlook waiting for better view once sun is complete down.
f/10, 1/100s, ISO 125, 70mm
Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8
Post processing:Lightroom basic adjustment.

Photographer: Feng Chai
African Golden Sunset
Aug. 27, 2014, Kenya
f/8, 1/800s, ISO 200, 400mm
Nikon D810, 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6

Photographer: Feng Chai
Mesa Arch Sunrise
Oct. 4, 2015, Moab, UT, USA
f/22, 0.4s, ISO 100, 38mm
Nikon D810, 24-70mm f/2.8

Photographer: Dongling Su
Dancing with Sunset Ring
March 5, 2016, Middle Creek Wildlife Conservation, PA
f/6.3. 1/1250s, ISO 100, 148mm
Canon 5DIII
Post Processing: Apple Photo

Photographer: Dongling Su
Winter Morning at Franklin Reservoir
March 10, 2015, Franklin, MA
f/6.3, 1/10s, ISO 100, 16mm
Canon 5D III
Post Processing: Apple Photo

Photographer: Robert Chen
夏日的Nublle Lighthouse
f/18, 1/10s, ISO 100

Photographer: Robert Chen
冬雪的Nubble Lighthouse
f/16, 0.5s, ISO 100

Photographer: Stanley Kwan
CANON 5DIII, 24-105mm

Photographer: Stanley Kwan
CANON 5DIII, 24-105mm

Photographer: Hui Wang
Cape Cod Sunset
Sep 2, 2016 19:09:37, Skaket Beach, Orleans MA
It was a perfect evening at Skaket Beach in Cape Cod MA where the time of the sunset and the low tide were perfectly lined up to allow me to take a long stroll on the soft flats. Everybody walked toward to the same direction where heaven and earth met; where the colorful sun reflection and water lines met; where people and nature met; where a beautiful painting were formed, we are all in it.
f/7.1, 1/400s, ISO 200, 105mm
Canon EOS 5DS R, Tripod
Post processing:Photoshop basic

Photographer: Kuan Deng 邓宽
Schwabachers Landing
May 28, 2017, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
f/11, 1/15, ISO 100, 24mm

Photographer: Kuan Deng 邓宽
Sunset in Mendon Lake
October, 2016, Mendon, MA
f/8, 1/30s, ISO 100, 18mm

Photographer: Yang Liu

Photographer: Yang Liu

Photographer: Xiaoly Li
Aruba Sunset
February 27, 2013, Aruba
ƒ/6.3, 1/160s, ISO 125, 88mm
Sony NEX-7

Photographer: Xiaoly Li
Plum Island Sunset
January 29, 2017, Plum Island
ƒ/8.0, 1/200s, ISO 80, 73mm
Ssony ILCE-7RM2, FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Photographer: Eaden Huang
Good morning
Malden, MA
Motorola Nexus 6 phone

Photographer: Eaden Huang
Summer evening
Woburn, MA
Motorola Nexus 6 phone

Photographer: Qihui Zhang张启辉
Sep. 11, 2017, sunset, Arlington, MA
iPhone 6s Plus
Post processing: 后期微调 VSCO for iPhone, Snapseed for iPhone

Photographer: Qihui Zhang张启辉
Jun. 27, 2017, sunset, Arlington MA
iPhone 6s Plus
Post processing: 后期微调 VSCO for iPhone, Snapseed for iPhone

Photographer: Mingwei Li
f/11, 1/100s, ISO 160, 24mm
Canon 5D3

Photographer: Mingwei Li
f/8, 1/200s, ISO 400
Canon 5D3

Photographer: Jim Mei
Red Fitz Roy
April, 2017, Patagonia Argentina
f/16, 1/2s, ISO 100, 31mm
Canon 5D4, 24-105mm L/4
后期处理运用ACDSee Pro10 软件

Photographer: Jim Mei
Sunset Twilight
April, 2014, Canon Beach, Oregon
f/9, 1/60s, ISO 100, 24mm
Canon 5D2, 24-105mm L/4
后期处理运用ACDSee Pro10 软件

Photographer: Weibo Zhang
After storm
Aug 4, 2015, 6:00 pm. Nahant beach, MA
A hailstorm that pummeled Boston on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The storm downed trees, knocked out power, damaged so many cars and even an airplane. I drove to Nahant beach right after the tornado warnings were released, and luckily caught this peculiar sunset. 2015年8月4日,一场冰风暴席卷了波士顿地区。冰雹和飓风造成树木倒塌,多处断电,很多人的车子甚至一架飞机都被砸坏。风暴警告一结束我就驱车去了Nahant海滩,并幸运的拍到了这个奇特的日落。
f/7.1, ISO 100, 18mm
Canon EOS Rebel T4i, 18-200mm lens, tripod, No filter.
Post processing: Exposure bracketing (3张包围曝光合成)

Photographer: Weibo Zhang
Sunrise at a yacht club
May 12, 2017, 6:35 am, Miami, FL.
This photo was taken at Miami. There was a yacht club next to the hotel, which provided me an easy access to this beautiful sunrise location. 上次去迈阿密住的旅馆紧邻着一家帆船俱乐部。让这张日出片照的毫不费力。
f/9, 1/160s, ISO 100, 35mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 16-35mm lens, tripod, No filter.
Post processing: Enhance the dark area with Photoshop

Photographer: Cary Chu
The beginning of a day 一天的開始
Aug. 18, 2016 4:14 a.m. Cape Cod, MA
We stayed all night tried to capture some shooting stars. End up nothing. Fortunately captured this calm morning sun rise scene. 整個晚上在拍攝流星雨,可惜一點收穫也沒有。幸好拍了一些寂靜黎明的照片。
f/11, 10s. ISO 50, 17mm
Canon 5D Mark III, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM
Post Processing: Lightroom 5

Photographer: Cary Chu
The sky is on fire 火紅的天
Jun. 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Quincy Marina Bay, MA
Not sure what happened, the sun set sky was so red for couple days and I was so lucky to captured one. 不知什麼原因,火紅的日落天空持續了數天,幸運地我也拍了一張。
f/11, 1/25s, ISO 640, 24mm
Canon 5D Mark III, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Photographer: Peter Tian
Good Morning Boston
May 20, 2017, Boston Harbor Waterfront
f/8, 1/200s, ISO 4000
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF 24-105 @105mm

Photographer: Qiming Ye 叶启明
Aug. 05, 2016, 英国 苏格兰
f/11, 1/50s, ISO 400, 24mm
CANON 5D SR, 24-70mm lens, tripod
PhotoShop 微调

Photographer: Li Pan
Sunrise at Torres Del Paine
Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile
f/22, 5s, ISO 64
Nikon D810, 16-35mm F4

Photographer: Li Pan
Sunset over Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy
f/5.6, 1/30s, ISO 200
Nikon D600, Sigma 35mm F1.4
Three pictures were merged into a panorama one

Photographer: Joan Xu 徐中
Sea and Sky
Oct. 08, 2016, 5:43am, Cape Cod, MA
The sea melted into the sky 海天一色
f/9, 1/160s, ISO 800
Sony A7, Leica 35mm f/2.8
Light Room fine tuning

Photographer: Joan Xu 徐中
Jun. 30, 2016, 8:24 pm, Hull, MA
Beach Kid
f/8, 1/125s, ISO 400, 80mm
Canon 5D Mark II, 70-200mm f/2.8
Light Room fine tuning

Photographer: Guo Zhong Li 李国忠
Sunrise over Moraine Lake
Sep. 16, 2013, Banff National Park
f/11, 1.3s, ISO 100, 14mm
Nikon D800E, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
Lightroom single photo processing

Photographer: Guo Zhong Li 李国忠
Sunset on Chauncy Lake
May 2, 2014, Westborough
f/5.6, 1/640s, ISO 220, 70mm
Nikon D800E, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
Lightroom single photo processing

Photographer: Sam Song
Lake in the Morning 希望之光
Jun. 22, 2016
f/9, 1/4s, ISO 100, 70mm

Photographer: Sam Song
Salt Plat 天空之镜
Feb. 27, 2017
f/8, 1/125s, ISO 640, 16mm

Photographer: Ziming Zheng
Aug. 23, 2015, Monument Vally
Sunset on the Monument Vally. Does she look lonely on the endless road?
f/13, 1/10s, ISO100, 85mm
Nikon D800, 85mm f/1.4G, Tripod
Post process: Crop

Photographer: Ziming Zheng
Good morning, Chicago!
Sep 15, 2012, Chicago
Sunrise in Chicago Cloud Gate.
Canon 60D, 18-200mm, Tripod
Post process: Crop

Photographer: Wenye Cheng
Dawn on the sea
Dec. 25, 2015, Cliff Walk, Newport, RI
It took in the morning when the sun was rising at about 7 a.m.
f/18, 1/8s, ISO 320, 18mm
D7100, 18 – 55mm lens, tripod, circular polarize filter
Post processing: Adjustment the color temperature and increasing the shadow value in PS.

Photographer: Wenye Cheng
Look Forward
Jul. 3, 2016, Burlington, VT
It took in the evening when the people was waiting for the independent day’s firework.
f/8, 1/100s, ISO 800, 35mm
D7100, 35mm lens
Post processing: Adjustment the color temperature and increasing the shadow value in PS.

Photographer: Dongxu Shan 單東旭
Gone for prom 畢業舞會送畢
May 19, 2017, 7:33PM, Harvard, MA, USA
Several parents chatting after sending children to attend senior prom. 幾個高中生的家長在送完孩子去畢業舞會後在夕陽中聊天。
f/14, 1/400s, ISO 250, 35mm
Nikon D750, Sigma 35mm/f1.4, hand hold
Post processing:Lightroom adjustment /Lightroom 微調

Photographer: Dongxu Shan 單東旭
Sunset St. Lawrence River
Jul. 24, 2017, 7:38PM, Rivière du Loup, Quebec, Canada
People enjoying sunset on a pier along St Lawrence River./遊客在聖勞倫斯河邊的防波堤上欣賞夕陽。
f/3.5, 1/80s, ISO 125, 24mm
Sony RX100 m3, hand hold
Post processing:Lightroom adjustment /Lightroom 微調

Photographer: Zhi (Alvin) Lin
San Francisco  sunset
Dec. 31, 2007
f/5.6, 1/15s, ISO 100
Canon  20d,  75mm lens

Photographer: Zhi (Alvin) Lin
Lake Mead sunset
Nov. 11, 2014, Las Vegas
f/5.6, 1/60s.  ISO 100
Canon 5Dll, 200mm lens

Photographer: Yun Thwaits 夏耘
Sunset on Aegean Sea 爱琴海上的日落在轮船玻璃幕墙上的倒影。
May 10, 2017, Santorini 圣托里尼岛
iPhone 7 plus
Post processing:Snapseed 微调

Photographer: Yun Thwaits 夏耘
Sunset on Aegean Sea 爱琴海上的日落
May 10, 2017
Santorini 圣托里尼岛
iPhone 7 plus
Post processing:Snapseed 微调

Photographer: Jim Shen
Photo was taken from world trade center, NY.
Dec. 26, 2016
f/1, 1/125s

Photographer: Ting Ting Wu
Sunset above the dry well
May, 2017, Fruitlands Museum
iPhone 6 手机原片

Photographer: Ting Ting Wu
Sunset with Wildfires all in one hand 弹指一挥间
Aug. 2016, Yellowstone National Park
iPhone 6 手机原片

Photographer: Hongyu Liu
Sea of clouds
Sep. 11, 2017, 6:42 am, Mt. Jiaodin, Sichuan China
Visited this place recommended by a friend. The peak of the mountain is over 3500 meters high above sea level.
1/60s, ISO 100, tripod
Nikon D810, 14-24mm f/2.8

Photographer: Hongyu Liu
Sunset before another storm
Jan. 8, 2017, 6:31pm, Fulton Pond, Mansfield, MA
Noticed the sunset would be nice. Went to the pond which is about 5 minutes away from my house and took the shot.
1/250s, ISO 200, tripod
Nikon D810, 14-24mm f/2.8

Photographer: Shiping Li
Sun rise at the Diamond Head
Jan. 9, Oahu, Hawaii
f/10, 1/500s, ISO 800, 24mm
Nikon D800, Tamron 24-70mm lens, Uni-pod
Minor Lightroom adjustment

Photographer: Shiping Li
Sunset at Gibbet Hill
Oct. 9, 2016, Gibbet Hill, Groton, MA
f/9, 1/250s, ISO 800, 46mm
Nikon D800, Tamron 24-70mm lens, Uni-pod
Minor Lightroom adjustment

Photographer: Daniel Tu 涂军
Sunset Singing on Fishing Boat 渔舟唱晚
Summer 2002, Truro Bay, Cape Cod
Inner Cape Cod is a great place to see Sunset over the sea in U.S. east coast. At sunset time, a boat is coming into the small Truro Bay harbor, and a fishing birding is opening its wing to welcome its return and embrace the sun.
Nikon N90s, 28-105 Nikor Lens, positive film scan, tripod
Post Processing: small adjustment and cropping in Photoshop

Photographer: Daniel Tu 涂军
Santorini Greece Sunset 希腊圣托里尼岛落日
Summer 2017, Fira, Santorini, Greece
Santorini sunset is said to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The boat sailing out of the town harbor of Fira bring the thought deep into the thousands years of Aegean Civilization and mythology.
Sony A6000, 55-210 Lens
Post Processing: small color adjustment in PhotoEditor App.

Photographer: Yun Bian
Good morning, Boston! 波士顿,早安!
Mar. 30, 2016, BU bridge, MA
sunset in Boston
f/22, 1/10s, ISO 100
Canon 6D, 24-105/4L, 5 stop filter
post processing: no

Photographer: Yun Bian
Sunflower field in Sunset 日落太阳花
Sep. 16, 2017, Colby farm
Sunflower field, sunset
post processing: adjust saturation and contrast in iphone

Photographer: Alan Tian田磊
Breeze 海岛风情
Feb. 19, 2017, 6:18am, Caye Calker, Belize 伯利兹海岛
Sunrise. I got out of hotel in the morning trying to get some conch shell on the beach for the kids,but found the beautiful sunrise along the sea shore. Then I ran back to hotel to get the camera finally catch this amazing moment. We got a lot of beautiful conch shells, white and red ones, but all got confiscated when crossing the custom/security to guatemala. We ended up with no conch shells but still have pictures at hand. Beautiful Belize, we will be back.
f/2.8, 1/125s
Post processing:lightroom minor adjustment

Photographer: Alan Tian田磊
Back to the future 回到未来
Dec. 30, 2015, Ait Benhaddou, Morocco
We reach Ait Benhaddou late because the incident in gas station, which turn out to be a memoriable story. This ancient fortified village (kasbah) at the sunset time is amazing. This ancient village was established in 757, and it is the shooting place of first star war and many movies. Walking in this thousand year old village gives you a feeling that you are in somewhere outer space in star war, really like walking back to the future.
至今,Ait Benhaddou的黄昏仍像是一个梦幻萦绕在我的记忆里。我们路上出了些小事耽误了行程到 Ait Benhaddou(阿伊特·本·哈度)正是日落时分。这是深藏于阿特拉斯山脉中的一座享誉世界的有防御城堡的村庄,始建于757年,是星球大战,角斗士等众多电影的拍摄地。暮霭尘埃,茫茫荒野,蜿蜒的Ounila河,肃穆、苍凉、寂寥,这里是千年的古城镇,是罗马角斗士的战场,亦或是外星球的人类居住地,进入这个村落仿佛回到了未来…
f/2.8, 1/125s
Canon 6d, 16-35mm
Post processing:lightroom minor adjustment

Photographer: Weiping Zhou
f/8, 1/20s, ISO 100, 16mm
Canon 5Diii

Photographer: Weiping Zhou
f/8, 1/320s, ISO 100, 16mm
Canon 5Diii

Photographer: Hong Xu
One day in May
Beijing, China, Evening
Canon Mark III

Photographer: Hong Xu
Waiting for the rise
Xinjiang Province, China
Canon D40

Photographer: John Zhuang
Foggy Morning
The photo was taken in late Sep. 2001, just couple weeks after 9/11. I visited Boston from Texas and was on a fishing trip. The boat departed from Plymonth Town Wharf in the morning with dense fog. I used a film camera (Nikon N80) to take the shot. Film was developed and negative was scanned.

Photographer: John Zhuang
Sunset Trees
Taken at Mount Agamenticus in York Maine on September 28 2014. I reached to the summit near sunset time.
f/11, 1/250s, ISO 100

Photographer: Daryl Luk 陸德禮
Mar. 22, 2014
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
f/11, 1/125s, ISO 100, 40mm
Canon EOS 7D, EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Photographer: Daryl Luk 陸德禮
May 27, 2017
Portland Head Lighthouse
f/11, 20s, ISO 100, 24mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Photographer: Jingwei Zhang
Sunset at Thunder Cove Beach
Aug. 13, 2017, 8:30pm, Prince Edward Island, Canada
A young couple hug at Teapot rock of Thunder Cove beach
f/22, 1/25s, ISO 640, manual mode
Nikon D800, 24-70mm Lens, tripod
Post processing : Minor Camera Raw adjustments

讲座题目: 低光摄影方法与技巧

主讲人:Cary Chu 朱健雄
讲座日期:9月23日(周六)上午10:00PM-12:15PM (讲座后自愿聚餐)
讲座地址:Framingham 图书馆,49 Lexington St, Framingham, MA 01702
参加费用:免费, 图书馆有大量停车位
聚餐地址:271 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701, 老四川

3.如何用闪光灯拍摄,包括示范闪光灯的基本应用, TTL和手动的分别, bouncing flash, color gel, mix and match with ambient light
4.什么是light painting

Cary Chu 朱健雄,一位業餘攝影愛好者。他的攝影生涯就只有數年的時間,並不多。2013 年,他希望真正的學習一點攝影技巧,亂衝亂撞的參加了一個室內人像攝影課程。由最初的一無所知, 然而慢慢開始對室內人像攝影產生了興趣。他的第一位人像老師是 Ian Murray。隨後他亦參加了很多有關人像的課程和工作坊。如各種不同的佈光,拍攝技巧,姿勢擺放,人像後期等。這是其中的幾位人像方面的老師,Rick Friedman, Hanson Fong,Joyce Tenneson。兩年前,他又參加了一個食物拍攝的課程。而他的食物攝影老師就是 Chris Vaccaro。他亦曾經參加過Jim Scherer 的工作坊。2016,他又參加了一個室內建築拍攝的課程。攝影老師就是 Keitaro Yoshioka。攝影帶給他很多樂趣,挑戰,同時亦帶給很多推動力。他的拍攝範圍很廣,沒有固定題材。當中他最喜歡拍攝的題材是人像,商品和食物攝影等。他的個人網址是

One Story One Month: August Stories「一月一故事」:八月份的故事



點擊看故事:那年八月的加拉帕戈斯群岛(THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS)


點擊看故事:走进基贝拉(Kibera Slum)贫民窟


攝影師:Cary 朱健雄












攝影師:April (柴锋)

攝影師:山清澈星辉 (Annie)




攝影師:Daryl 陸德禮


BCPA 2017 Summer Outing

Photographer:Mingwei Li 李明伟
Date: August 27, 2017
Reporter: Dongxu Shan 单东旭

End of summer is a great time for New Englanders to get together. August 27, 2017, BCPA members gathered together at Hopkinton State Park, getting to know each other, enjoying the delicious food and beautiful weather.

Sixty plus BCPA members including their family members joined this year’s BCPA summer outing. Several other volunteers helped to prepare the food and tables. Some members also brought fine food prepared by themselves.

Fancy camera gears and high quality pictures are always the uniqueness of any of BCPA gatherings. Members took the opportunity to exchange photographic tips, tricks and experiences, also took this gathering to practice the photography skills, lovely kids, adorable pets, people playing at beautiful beach, humble members, all became the models.

Below are some of the moments captured by participating BCPA members:

Photographer:Mingwei Li 李明伟

Photographer: Daryl Luk 陆德礼

Photographer: Daryl Luk 陆德礼

Photographer: Peter Tian 田夫

Photographer: Mingwei Li 李明伟

Photographer: Mingwei Li 李明伟

Photographer: Mingwei Li 李明伟

Photographer: Daryl Luk 陆德礼

Photographer: Cary Chu 朱健雄

Photographer: Ziming Zheng 郑自明

Photographer: Daryl Luk 陆德礼

Photographer: Weiping Zhou 周卫平

Photographer: Mingwei Li 李明伟

BCPA Favorite Photos of 2016

The idea of this collection is to demonstrate the wonderful work the photographers of Boston Chinese Photography Association (BCPA) have done in 2016. From landscape to street photography, from wildlife to portrait, those images not only capture the beautiful moment, but also show the great passion.

The “Favorite Photos of 2016” initiative is to collect and share our members’ favorite photos taken in 2016. Each participating member selects 1 or 2 photos from their 2016 collection to share. This portfolio showcases a total of 88 photos from 50 members.

BCPA was established in August 2009. It is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving its members in the greater Boston area. Our mission is to create a platform for our members to promote interest in photography, improve photography techniques, enhance artistic expression and art appreciation. We host regular activities that include lectures, technical seminars, special topic photography, studio photography, travel and outdoor photography. We welcome members regardless of age, gender, experience, or equipment.

1 Tingting Wu
Photographer: Tingting Wu 武婷婷
Fishing at sunset
Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, September 20, 2016
iPhone 6

2 Tingting Wu
Photographer: Tingting Wu 武婷婷
Smoke sunset 落日狼烟
Jackson Lake, August 20, 2016
Jackson lake ordinary sunset, yellow stone abnormal wildfire, smoke and sunset blend of this golden scene. A group of tourists put all kinds of yoga poses. This situation, without hesitation to press the shutter!
杰克逊湖平常的落日,黄石反常的野火, 浓烟与落日交融构成了这一千载难逢的景色。恰遇另一群游客情不自禁摆出各种瑜伽动作…此情此景下,毫不迟疑地按下了快门!

3 Phoebe Li
Photographer: Phoebe Li
Sunset at DaJia River
Taiwan, Taichung, June 19, 2016
The DaJia River is the most important river in my hometown. Since I practiced photography 5 years ago, I never stood on the bridge for shooting DaJia River picture till my friend teaching me how to use the assistant tool for controlling the lighting. It was the first time I found the sunset scenery of DAJia River so charming.
f/16, 4.3s, ISO 64, 20 mm
Nikon D750

4 Le Min
Photographer: Le Min 闵乐
Took at York light house
Nikon D810

5 Le Min
Photographer: Le Min 闵乐
Took in Cape Code
Nikon D810

7 Sheena Gu HolidayQuincyMkSheena
Photographer: Sheena Gu
Holidays at Quincy Market
This shot captures the holiday spirit of one of the most visited tourist attractions in Boston—Quincy Market. The trees are glowing with lights, the shops have their doors open, and lively people are wandering the streets enjoying their holidays.

8 Sheena Gu_WinterRegencySheena
Photographer: Sheena Gu
Regency Neighborhood Winter
After a wet snowfall, the trees and rooftops are completely covered in white. The pond in our backyard has just started to freeze over and there isn’t a single sound in the air. It is a very quiet moment.

9 John Zhuang_IMG_6912
Photographer: John Zhuang 庄鹏
On Great Wall
September, 1, 2016, 12:19PM,  Mutianyu Great Wall (慕田峪长城), Beijing, China
Visited Mutianyu Great Wall with my family. The wall was initially built in the 6th century. On the wall, I watched two foreign children (brother and sister) running on the steep wall playfully. The boy fall but not hurt after I took the photo.
f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 100, 105mm
Canon 5D Mark II

10 John Zhuang_Orlando_Eye_1024
Photographer: John Zhuang 庄鹏
Orlando Eye
April 21, 201610:14pm, Orlando, Florida, USA
Orlando Eye is a 400 feet (122 m) tall giant Ferris wheel in Orlando FL. I took my camera just under the wheel
f/5.6, 1/60s, ISO 6400, 24mm
Canon 5D Mark II

11_Hui Wang_285HuiWang_AfterTheRain
Photographer: Hui Wang 王蕙
After the Rain
April 26, 2016, Acton MA
After the rain, this Weeping Katsuratree really matches its name.
f/3.2, 1/200s, ISO 200

12 Hui Wang_285HuiWang_ShallWeDrive
Photographer: Hui Wang 王蕙
Shall We Drive
April 22, 2016, Acton MA
I took my 20-day old chickens for an outing in my backyard, gave them a car to “drive” with some chicken feed. They looked like very much interested in this Cadillac at a car dealer, so cute!
f/8, 1/640s, ISO 200

13 Simon Wu
Photographer: Simon Wu
Machu Picchu
September 2016, Peru
After 3 days of high altitude hiking on the spectacular Inca trail, we finally arrived at our final destination, Machu Picchu, it was well worth the effort!
f/11, 1/60s, ISO 100, 18mm
Nikon D800

14 Simon Wu_1602_Iceland_SW_4427
Photographer: Simon Wu
Church Mountain Sunrise
Feb 2016, Iceland
One of the most famous photo spots on Iceland. It’s most beautiful in winter because of the frozen landscape and northern light.
f/16, 1/3s, ISO 50, 14mm
Nikon D800

15 Hong Zuo
Photographer: Hong Zuo 左红

16 Hong Zuo
Photographer: Hong Zuo 左红

17 Ting Zhang
Photographer: Ting Zhang 张廷
Magnificent  (Mount Assiniboine)
f/16, 1s, ISO 50, 14mm

18 Ting Zhang
Photographer: Ting Zhang 张廷
The Glory Way (Giant’s Causeway)
f/22, 156s, ISO 50, 18mm

19 Dongling Su
Photographer: Dongling Su 苏东灵
I Am Coming
March 5, 2016
f/2.8, 1/1250s, ISO 100, 200mm

20 Hong Xu_Island Memmory _1
Photographer: Hong Xu 许红
Memory (Island Winter Evening)
December 25, 2016, Mystic, CT
Peace and serenity when rocks, sea weeds, and dry grass were absorbed into the orange colors at sun down on this winter day which happened to be Christmas Day.
f/5.6, 1/200s, ISO 100, 105mm, double exposure,
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Lens 24-105mm

21 Hong Xu_tibetan dancerF64A2674EDIT
Photographer: Hong Xu 许红
Tibetan Dancer
April 10, 2016, Tibet, China
f/5.6, 1/640s, ISO100, 75mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Lens 70-200mm

22 Ricky Liu
Photographer: Ricky Liu 廖清泉
Tsing Ma Bridge
June 15, 2016
Tsing Ma Bridge is one of the landmarks in Hong Kong
f/16, 30s, ISO 200, 35mm
Nikon D800

23 Ricky Liu
Photographer: Ricky Liu 廖清泉
Vermont in the Fall
October 8, 2016
It is very gorgeous everywhere in Vermont during the fall
F/18, 1/2s, ISO 50, 29mm
Nikon D800

25 robert Chen_DSC_9230_1392
Photographer: Robert Chen 陈朝楠
Unknown Farm in Autumn 秋景
Cabot, Vermont
f/14, 1/160s, ISO 100

24 Robert Chen_DSC_5232
Photographer: Robert Chen 陈朝楠
Morning Exercise 晨运的老人
Good Harbor Beach, Cloucester, MA
f/8, 1/800s, ISO 400

27 John Mei_IMG_3800-3_resize
Photographer: Jim Mei 梅健民
Boundless scenery at mountain top 无限风光在险峰
f/11, 1/250, ISO 200, lens 16-35mm
Canon 5Dii, Lens 16-35mm

28 John Mei_IMG_8665-2b_resize
Photographer: Jim Mei 梅健民
Sunset 夕阳红
f/8, 1/50, ISO 100, lens 100-400mm
Canon 5Dii, Lens 100-400mm

29 Jingwei Zhang_Guanaco
Photographer: Jingwei Zhang 张经纬
Guanaco stands on a hill in the dusk
March 22, 2016, Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile, Patagonia
March 22, late afternoon, we drove by grave road of TdP. I saw a guanaco stood at the hill and the sun beam came from other side of the mountain. This is the true Patagonia image in my mind! I shoot at 1/200 to capture any possible move (guanaco could run very fast).
Nikon D800, Lens 70-200mm f/2.8, no tripod
Touch up with ACR

30 Cary Zhu_Home
Photographer: Cary Chu 朱健雄
Going home
October 25, 5:01 pm (HK time), Hong Kong International Airport
I captured the airplanes outside the terminal through a glass window. Meanwhile I was able to move around so that the reflection on the glass shown part of the passengers waiting to get on board to go home.
f/4, 1/40s, ISO 2000, 65mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark 3, Lens EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

31 Cary Zhu_Slow down
Photographer: Cary Chu 朱健雄
Slow down
October 12, 2016, 2:49 pm (HK time), Hong Kong Kowloon Mong Kok
Hong Kong, a city that has a lot of energy. Everything need to be done very quick. People move around this concrete jungle in high speed. Should we slow down?
f/11, 1/8s, ISO 200, 67mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark 3, Lens EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

32 Ziming Zheng_DSC9727
Photographer: Ziming Zheng 郑自明
Break through
September 26, 2016, Framingham, MA
It was 103 day of my little baby. She was sleeping. But her little toes just broke through the sleep bag. So lovely!
f/2.2, 1/250s, ISO 500, 85mm

33 Ziming Zheng_snow_swan
Photographer: Ziming Zheng 郑自明
Snow Swans
February 6, 2016, Charles river, Boston, MA
The swans just passed by the ices wihtout any noise. I felt so cold nearby the river. But the sunset made the sky beautiful and warm. The contrast is so impressive.
f/8, 1/200s, ISO 500, 14m

34 Peter Tian_00000056
Photographer: Peter Tian 田夫
Golden Moment
Morning of November 12, 2016, Conowingo Dam, Maryland.
f/4, 1/1600s, ISO 200, 500mm
Canon EOS 5d Mark IV, Lens EF 500mm F/4 IS II USM

35 JIM SHEN_001
Photographer: Jim Shen 沈济
Inflated with dauntless spirit 气冲霄汉
Photo was taken on august 6 2016 a Mass. Hot Air balloon  festival.
f/4, 1/200s, ISO 400

36 Sam Song_Plitvice Lake, 24mm, f9.5, 1 of 125 seconds, ISO400, Sam, Oct 13, 2016, Croatia (1)
Photographer: Sam Song
Plitvice Lake
October 13, 2016, Croatia
f/9.5, 1/125s, ISO400, 24mm

37 Sam Song_Thor's Well, 23mm, f8.0, 1 of2 seconds, ISO200, Sam, July 17, 2016, Oregon, USA, for Web
Photographer: Sam Song
Thor’s Well
July 17, 2016, Oregon, USA
f/8.0, 1/2s, ISO 200, 23mm

38 lei Tian_unnamed
Photographer: Lei Tian 田磊
August 23, 2016, Masa Mara National Park, Kenya.
Estimated 20-30k wildebeests and zebras crossing the river that day.

38.1 Lei Tian_image2
Photographer: Lei Tian 田磊
January 2, 2016, Hassen II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco

39 Chun Song_A Pilot
Photographer: Chun Sun 孙淳
April 2016, Andover, MA
A small engine airplane pilot.
f/8.0, 1/250s, ISO 100, 102mm

40 Wenye Cheng_DSC_5165
Photographer: Wenye Cheng 程文晔
New World
February 6, 2016, Blur Hills Reservation, Milton, MA
It was the morning after the snow. The snow covered the tree and ground without any artificial trace. It looks the new beginning.
f/11, 1/80s, ISO 250, 18mm

41 Wenye Cheng_DSC_6998
Photographer: Wenye Cheng 程文晔
Family Life
July 3, 2016, Burlington, VT
The parents brought their kids getting fun in the water, dad with son and mom with daughter. I was touched when I saw such warm scene.
f/10, 1/640s, ISO 400, 135mm

42 Guozhong Li_gzLi 1
Photographer: Guozhong Li 李国忠
Fall in Vermont
October 8, 2016, Sleepy Hollow Farm, Vermont
f/11, 1/60s, ISO 100, 15 mm
Nikon D800E, Lens 14-24mm f/2.8

43 Guozhong Li_gzLi 2
Photographer: Guozhong Li 李国忠
World of Gold and Siver
March 19, 2016, Whitehall State Park, Hopkinton, MA
Samsung Note 4

44 mingwei Li-2016-1
Photographer: Mingwei Li 李明伟
Mother and son in Maasai village 母与子
f/4, 1/160s, 200mm, ISO 500

45 mingwei Li-2016-2
Photographer: Mingwei Li 李明伟
Art of Chinese Sword 舞剑
f/8, 1/160s, ISO 100, 70mm

46 Hongyu Liu_image1
Photographer: Hongyu Liu 刘宏宇
Autumn and Husbandry
October 8,2016, Dover, Vermont
I had been there a couple of times. I liked to watch the cattle grazing with the colorful forest as their background. It looks like a dream painting.
f/11, 1/25s, ISO 100, 200mm

47 Qing Wang_image2
Photographer: Charlie Qing Wang 王庆
Tranquility 1 of 2 静谧 之一
September 21, 2016, Lake Bled (Blejsko Jezero), Bled, Slovenia
Tranquility – The evening at Lake Bled, Slovenia
Smart phone

48 Qing Wang_image1 (1)
Photographer: Charlie Qing Wang 王庆
Tranquility 2 of 2 静谧 之二
December 26, 2016, Black Dragon Pool (黑龙潭),Lijiang, Yunnan, China
Tranquility – The beauty of Lijiang
Smart phone

49 Weibo Zhang_Lion dance
Photographer: Weibo Zhang 张微波
Lion dance
February 21, Chinatown, Boston, MA
The Chinese New Year Parade is an annual event hosted at Boston’s Chinatown, home to the third largest Chinese community in the U.S. During the parade, lion dance always catches most attention.
f/5, 1/250s, ISO 200
Canon T4i

50 Weibo Zhang_Triplets
Photographer: Weibo Zhang 张微波
September 17, 2016
This photo was taken at the Wave, a well-known place among photographers and hikers for its unique geography. Only twenty persons can enter the Wave each day through highly competitive lottery system.
f/16, 1/125s, ISO 100
Canon 5D Mark III

51 Feng Chai
Photographer: Feng Chai 柴锋
Equal Justice for All
February 20, 2016, Boston, MA
f/2.8, 1/320s, ISO 100, 70mm

52 Feng Chai2
Photographer: Feng Chai 柴锋
Fall at Jenne Farm
‎October‎ ‎08‎, ‎2016, Reading, Vermont
f/11, 1/60s, ISO 100, 44mm

53 Daryl Luk_lavendar-1024
Photographer: Daryl Luk 陆德礼
Mesmerizing in lavender field
Provence, France
f/5, 1/125s, ISO 3200, 160mm

54 Daryl Luk_snow-bird-1024
Photographer: Daryl Luk 陆德礼
Snow Geese
Middle Creek Wildlife Area, Pennsylvania, USA
f/45, 1/10s, ISO 400, 300mm

55 Surong Zhang_Fairyland
Photographer: Surong Zhang 张涑戎
f/6.3, 1/1000s, ISO 3200
Sony A6000

56_Surong Zhang_Autumn
Photographer: Surong Zhang 张涑戎
f/0, 1/50s, ISO 100, 168mm
Sony A6000

57 Joan Xu_DSC5699_2016
Photographer: Joan Xu 徐中
October 8, 2016, Cape Cod, MA
Another morning of the couple
f/9, 1/160s, ISO 160, 140mm

58 Joan Xu_IMG_64191_2016
Photographer: Joan Xu 徐中
Daughter’s Wedding
March 26, 2016, Dudley House, Harvard University, Boston, MA
f/4.5, 1/25s, ISO 3200, 105mm

59 Dongxu Shan_2016BCPA-Dongxu-1
Photographer: Dongxu Shan 单东旭
Evening Exercise
February 28, 2016, 5:35pm, Waltham, MA
A group of family friends playing in a community recreation area
f/4, 1/125s, ISO125, 8.8mm (24mm equivelant)
Sony DSC-RX100M3

60 Dongxu Shan_2016BCPA-Dongxu-2
Photographer: Dongxu Shan 单东旭
Spring Snow
April 3, 2016, 1:45pm, Lexington, MA
A late spring snow covers the new grass along the beaver brook
f/9, 1/125s, ISO200, 200mm
Nikon D750, Lens 80-200 f2.8

Photographer: Hongbin Wang 汪洪滨
A piece of heaven
August 14, 2016, Aurland, Norway
It was a cloudy morning. We waited and waited. Eventually, the cloud broke up a little and revealed the small village where we spend the night before. It was view to die for.
f/5.6, 1/400s
Olympus E-M10, Olympus M/12-40 F.2.8

Photographer: Hongbin Wang 汪洪滨
October 21, 2016, Westford Common
The Westford Common is dotted with huge maple trees. When they shed  leaves in the Fall, they completely colored everything beneath.
f/6.3, 1/60s
Olympus E-M10, Olympus M/12-40 F.2.8

63 Shiping Li_unnamed
Photographer: Shipping Li 李世平
Appalachian Trail
June 10, 2016, Mount Lincoln, New Hampshire while hiking the Franconia ridge traverse.
f/9, 1/1000s, ISO 500, 24mm

64 Shiping Li_unnamed
Photographer: Shiping Li 李世平
Nyhavn Canal
August 26, Copenhagen, Denmark
f/9, 1/1250s, ISO 800, 18mm

65 Maurice Chi_unnamed
Photographer: Maurice Chi 齐雅明
Picture was taken in New Zealand early this year.  It was just a lone little tree standing in the water.  It never moves, but it moves me.
f/16, 1.5s, ISO 80, 90mm

66 Anqi Zhang_DSC_0052_副本_副本
Photographer: Anqi Zhang 张安琪
A clear day after snow
February 9, 2016, Charles River, Boston, MA
The photo was taken just after a heavy snow in Charles river near Harvard University Campus.
Nikon D5000, Lens 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G

67 Kuan Deng_Sunset-Point
Photographer: Kuan Deng 邓宽
Sunrise Point of Bryce Canyon
August 16, 2016, Bryce canyon national park, Utah
f/16, 1/20s, ISO 100, 70mm

68 Kuan Deng_River is burning
Photographer: Kuan Deng 邓宽
Burning River
October 15, 2016, West Hill Dam, MA
f/8, 1/50s, ISO 100, 95mm

69 Eaden Huang_Autumn Messenger
Photographer: Eaden Huang 黄定国
Autumn Messenger
Spot Pond, Stonham
Canon 5Dsr, Lens 16-35mm

70 Eaden Huang_Water Dragon
Photographer: Eaden Huang 黄定国
Water Dragon
Kaiaking, Guangdong
Canon 5Dsr, Lens 16-35mm

71 Regina_The ink Lakeside_1 (1)
Photographer: Regina 李全
The Ink Lakeside 1 of 2

72_Regina_The ink Lakeside_2 (2)
Photographer: Regina 李全
The Ink Lakeside 2 of 2

73 Li Pan_Bass Harbor Lighthouse
Photographer: Li Pan 潘力
Bass Harbor Lighthouse
Acadia National Park, Maine
f/22, 1/4s, ISO 64

74 Li Pan_Portrait of a Bald Eagle
Photographer: Li Pan 潘力
Portrait of a Bald Eagle
Conowingo Dam, Maryland
f/5.6, 1/2500s, ISO 1250

75 Xiaoly Li_36388209175_1757e2bf91_b
Photographer: Xiaoly Li 李晓黎
Branch in the water
October 19, 2016, New Hampshire (near Mount Monadnock)
f/8, 1/40s, ISO 200, 77mm
Sony ILCE-7RM2, FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

76 Xiaoly Li_35302333651_02ba87a837_b
Photographer: Xiaoly Li  李晓黎
Autumn Quietness
October 21, 2016, Boston, MA
ƒ/8.0, 1/60s, ISO 125, 48mm
Sony ILCE-7RM2, FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

77 Jianmei Fan_GoodMorning
Photographer: Jianmei Fan 樊见梅
Good Morning
April 17, 2016, Cape Cod, MA
f/8, 1/80s, ISO 200, 14 mm, aperture priority
NIKON 750, Lens 14-24 f/2.8
Photoshop process

78 Jianmei Fan_snow
Photographer: Jianmei Fan 樊见梅
January 23, 2016, near Chestnut Hill Reservoir, MA
f/4, 1/200s, ISO 200, 120mm, aperture priority
NIKON 750, Lens 24-120 f/4.0
Photoshop process

79 Rong Xie_5DS_0581-HDR
Photographer: Rong Xie 谢荣
Sunset at Maligone Lake
August 24, 2016, Maligone Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Traversing through the storm, arrived at the lake minutes before the sunset. The setting sun magically pierced through heavy stormy sky, shining its last glory on the distant mountain tips. The beautiful clouds were reflected on the tranquil water. Life felt fulfilled at this precious moment.
f/9, 1/5s, ISO 100, 24mm
Canon 5DS with 16-35mm f/4 L
Staked from 3 images at -2EV, 0EV, +2EV

80 Daniel Tu_Dad's and Kids
Photographer: Daniel Tu 涂军
Dads and Kids
November 2016, Pollard Middle School, Needham, MA
Attending my daughter’s 6th grade concert sitting at the back, I noticed a lot dads sitting in front of me are losing hair, an aging sign in contrast with their growing kids performing in the front. It illustrated parents dedication to kids.
Sony A6000

81 Daniel Tu_North End
Photographer: Daniel Tu 涂军
North End
May 2016, North End Gift Shop, Boston, MA
Passing by a gift shop in Boston’s oldest neighborhood a.k.a. “little Italy” , the famous Italian outlaw and singer Frank Sinatra’s picture was displayed in the window, in the meantime a tough looking guy came out of the door.
Samsung S7

82 Monica Tong_unnamed
Photographer: Monica Tong
The stormy clouds covering the Black Sand Beach, Iceland
September 18, 2016
The epic plane wreck on the black beach in South Iceland. In 1973, a United States Navy DC plane ran out of fuel and crashed on the black beach at Sólheimasandur, in the South Coast of Iceland. Fortunately, everyone in that plane survived.
f/11, 1/250s, ISO 400, 23mm
Fujifilm X100s

83 Monica Tong_unnamed
Photographer: Monica Tong
The Sunflowers for Wishes
August 2, 2016
In front of the Sunflower field, the two of the beautiful girls enjoying the warm sunset in Buttonwood Farm, Connecticut.
f/4.0, 1/125, ISO 100, 70mm
Nikon D810, Lens 70-200mm f/2.8

Photographer: Long Shu 舒龙
Antelope Canyon

Photographer: Weiping Zhou
Geese in a snowy pound 雪池寒雁
February 6, 2016, Winchester, MA
f/8, 1/250s, ISO 640, 70mm
Cannon 5Diii

Photographer: Weiping Zhou
Long beak moth 长喙天蛾
August 10, 2016, Nanjing, China
f/8, 1/640s, ISO 100, 100mm
Cannon 5Diii

Photographer: Yang Liu 刘阳
I took this photo just a few days before Mother’s Day at Mill Pond in Westborough, MA in May 2016.
f/8, 1/200s, ISO 125
Lens 500mm

Photographer: Weihui Shen 沈伟辉
Landscape on the famous near the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine.
f/7.1,1/640s, ISO 200, 78mm
Nikon D810, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Photographer: Weihui Shen 沈伟辉
Foliage in Vermont
October 23. 2016

BCPA’s Trip to Saratoga Race Course

BCPA’s Trip to Saratoga Race Course
Date: August 19 – 20, 2017
Reporter: John Zhuang (庄鹏)

Photographer: John Zhuang (庄鹏)

“The horse is ready, are you ready?”. Saratoga Springs, New York is a small city with a population roughly 27,000. Every summer, the city hosts the well-known horse race for one month. The city’s population is surged. Saratoga Race Course is the thoroughbred horse racing track which has a capacity of 50,000. It was initially opened in 1863.

BCPA had a group of 11 people to come for the August 19-20 weekend event. Once arriving in the city, we tasted the natural spring water at a park. The nature spring water contains mineral and is abundant here. On Saturday evening, we had a shooting meet at Empire State Plaza in Albany. Here, as planned, we met our fellow photographers from Chinese Community Center of Capital District of New York and had great time with them.

Sunrise time at Oklahoma Training Track was 6:05AM on August 20 Sunday. Our group already arrived half hour earlier in the morning. It was still dark, but the track field showed lots of action. Jockeys and trainers rode horses on the track circling around to practice. Horses need good warm-up before the big race. The sun gradually rose above the horizon, shining through the clouds. The training track was covered a layer of gold color. The sun ray shined on the faces of riders and horses, just fantastic.

The Sunday race started at one o’clock in the afternoon. The grandstand was packed with spectators. People dressed in a beautiful summer fashion. Guys looked handsome and gals looked pretty. After the National Anthem was sung, the race began. There are three types of races performed at Saratoga Race Course: main track (9-furlong or 1 1/8-mile), turf track (8-furlong or 1-mile) and inner turf track (7-furlong). We enjoyed them all but especially the main track race since our cameras could get closer to the horse and riders. Once the starting gate opened, 10 horses jumped into the track and ran. All eyes were on the horses. Dirt arouse from the ground surface, which made the race more intense. Long-focus lens are good to take this type of motion images. The images are shown one subject: speed. Panning shooting was a good approach used by us.

When departing from the race track, we were reluctant to leave. “Did I take good shots on the race?” Everyone seemed to ask themselves utterly. Don’t worry, we will come back again if you didn’t. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”

Some people may watch a movie called Seabiscuit (2003). It is based on a true story. During the Great Depression era, three men came together to train a horse named Seabiscuit to race. Seabiscuit’s unexpected successes made him a hugely popular media sensation. At the end of the movie, Red Pollard said “You know, everyone thinks that we found this broken down horse and fixed him, but we didn’t. He fixed us. Every one of us. And I guess in a way, we kinda fixed each other, too.”

Below are some photos taken by our members during the event.

Photographer: Daryl Luk (陸德禮)

Photographer: Daryl Luk (陸德禮)

Photographer: Feng Chai (柴锋)

Photographer: Feng Chai (柴锋)

Photographer: Peisheng Zhao (赵培生) (also a member of Chinese Community Center of Capital District of New York)

Photographer: Peisheng Zhao (赵培生)

Photographer: Mingwei Li (李明伟)

Photographer: Mingwei Li (李明伟)

Photographer: Yun Xia (夏耘)

Yun Xia1
Photographer: Yun Xia (夏耘)

Photographer: Suyun Ding (丁素云)

Photographer: Suyun Ding (丁素云)

Jie Sun1
Photographer: Jie Sun (孙捷)

Jie Sun2
Photographer: Jie Sun (孙捷)

Photographer: John Zhuang (庄鹏)

Photographer: John Zhuang (庄鹏)

Photographer: Joan Xu (徐中)

Photographer: Joan Xu (徐中)

Photographer: Guozhong Li (李国忠)

Photographer: Guozhong Li (李国忠)

Below are photos taken by photographers from Chinese Community Center of Capital District of New York.

Photographer: Dan Yang (杨丹)

Photographer: Dan Yang (杨丹)

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Photographer: Alex Zhang (张伟)

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Photographer: Alex Zhang (张伟)

Photographer: Biao Fang (方飙)

Photographer: Biao Fang (方飙)

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Photographer: Larry Yang

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Photographer: Larry Yang

Phillip Liu1_1024
Photographer: Kaiquan Liu (刘铠铨)

Phillip Liu2_1024
Photographer: Kaiquan Liu (刘铠铨)

Photographer: Ron

Photographer: Ron

Behind the Scenes (拍摄花絮):

Photographer: Yun Xia (夏耘)

Photographer: Joan Xu (徐中)

Photographer: Joan Xu (徐中)

Photographer: Feng Chai (柴锋)