Memorable Travel at Zhangjiajie – Part 1 张家界之旅 (一)

鬼斧神工的张家界

I cannot remember when did I create this video. It must be when I first came back from the tour and was playing with some kind of video editing software.

我已经忘记什么时候制作这部短片。我想应该是我旅游回来没多久,在尝试录影软件时制作的吧?

Anyway, I am very pleased to share with you this beautiful place in China. The natural landscape is amazing. As you stand and gaze at the majestic mountains and strange-looking landscape near and far, you will not help but to praise the wisdom and majestic of our Creator.

我很高兴能够跟你们分享这个中国土地上的一块珍宝。张家界的自然地势是让人惊叹的。当你站立在连崖上观看雄伟壮观的山群和奇山怪石,你只能惊叹造物主的伟大和智慧。

I hope you enjoy it.

我希望大家享受观赏。 Continue reading

Beautiful landsacape at Zhangjiajie

SwedenBeautiful Landscapes

Recently I received an email informing me about an amazing book “Ten of the world’s most mind-blowing landscapes” (Press here to view) from Lonely Planet.

Some of the highlighted landscapes are so beautiful that you cannot imagine where on earth could you find such places. My photography friends told me that much of these beauties can only be captured if you are a professional and experienced photographer. I cannot agree more. To say the least, I can never take such beautiful landscape even I live there. 🙂

My interest in photography “happened” just about 3 years ago when my brother Soon Meng introduced it to me. He showed me some of his photos taken in his family trips. I noticed his pictures have much better composition and sharpness than what I could take from my “fool-proof” fully automatic camera.

As I mentioned in my previous post (read here), traveling is in my top list of interests and hobbies. Although it is not a cheap hobby, I have no regret to be thrifty in my ordinary days and save all I can, just to visit my dreamed cities and countries.

ZhnagJiaJie (张家界) in China

One of the best places I visited after I’ve got my semi-professional Nikon camera was Zhangjiajie (张家界) in China. At that time, I learned very little about photography (and with little improvement since then). I saw the majestic mountains and the beautiful landscapes. However, I could not capture 10% of their beauties and majesty using my camera.

I still think it is worth sharing a few pictures with all of you. If I have more time, I may share more next time. Please don’t laugh at me but I truly appreciate your feedback and comments about these pictures. Your comments will surely help me to improve my photography skills.

Glass Walk Way

Glass Walk Way

天门山 Mount Tian Men

天门山
Mount Tian Men

御笔峰 Emperor's Brush

御笔峰
Emperor’s Brush

将军列队 General's array of army

将军列队
General’s array of army

三姐妹 The Three Sisters

三姐妹
The Three Sisters

金鞭溪 Golden Wip

金鞭溪
Golden Wip

模仿土司雕像的英勇 A Hero of the Tsui clan

模仿土司雕像的英勇
A Hero of the Tsui clan

老院子凉亭乘凉的侠侣 Lao Yuan Zi

老院子凉亭乘凉的侠侣
Lao Yuan Zi

If you are keen to know more about Zhangjiajie, you may read it from the Wikipedia site (Press here to read).

Those of you who can read Chinese, this is a great article (which I read before I went on the tour) introducing the 10 best scenic spots in Zhangjiajie. (Press here to read)

I hope you enjoy all these photographs. I know there is nothing to shut about at all but they mean a lot to Julia and I. We truly enjoyed the trip – one of the reasons was that our two teenaged children were not with us – we did not need to take care of or worry about them. A great “honeymoon” trip for us.

Appreciate your comments on these photos – I am a keen learner and I want to shoot better pictures in our next trip.

Thank you.