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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

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