Full Moon on Mars Land - Los Angeles Travel Photographer

Two lunar calendar years ago, I was photographing the Mars-like geothermal field of Hverir in Iceland. As always, the sun was setting fast. Before long, my Assistante’s “courtesy” reminders started making appearance, entangled in the howling sound of the stinky air pushing through the crust of the earth.

“Many cars are leaving…”

Never been a good crowd-follower, I ignored the warning.

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“Only a few cars are left in the parking lot…”

Still ingrained in my creative photography, I decided to go against the grain.

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“Only one car is left”

His warnings were like those newsletters that I signed up a long time ago. They religiously show up in my inbox and most are not that interesting.

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My strategy seemed to have worked. I started enjoying the peace until he let out a big exclamation.

Thinking “Now what?”, I raised my head. A moon, a full moon just rose above the layer of cloud.

Grinning in my belly, I said to myself “we couldn’t have asked for a better place to enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival”. And, I think I may keep my newsletters a bit longer. ;-)  

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Hverir-Moonrise-Namaskard-Geothermal-Iceland-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival and enjoy the view of the full moon whichever surface of the planet you may be on, except for the moon itself. :P

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What's Your Vision to YOUR Life - Los Angeles Travel Photographer

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are some one else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." - Oscar Wilde

We are born into this world like a blank piece of canvas.  In the attempt to put marks on such canvas, we tend to follow the paths that have been created by the stomps of those before us, the paths which have been proven to lead to somewhere/something.  And, they are easier to walk on.  

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Photographing-in-Lavender-Field-Valensole-Provence-France-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

The issue is, what has worked for others are, at best, what worked for others.  We came from such a diversified pool of genes, there's no guarantee that by doing the same things, we will achieve the same results.  And who says harvesting apples would be a great success to someone that loves oranges instead?  

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Lavender-Graphic-Design-Valensole-Provence-France-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography-(1)

Life is such a huge subject that I feel one never has all the answers in the bag.  But in Provence, when many flock to the same spots, trying to capture the version of the lavender field that may seem familiar (do a search online and you will know what I mean), I chose to let my own eyes choose what to speak about my experience.  It may not have been done before.  And it may not receive recognition.  But it's the version that my eyes, and heart, love. 

What's your vision to YOUR life?      

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Take Your Time, It's Provence - Los Angeles Travel Photographer

I get it.  In a place where nature and human activities work in such harmony, it's hard to contain oneself.

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Sad-Sunflowers-Valensole-Provence-France-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

Really, I get it.  You've come a long way...  It's one of your dreams...  In front your eyes is something that you've never experienced in real life.  You get in close.  Really close.  Never mind the plants that have been run down by the weight of cars or feet.  You are determined.  You won't be the first or the last one to give what is in your way a nudge or a stump.

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Male-Tourist-Taking-the-Killing-Shot-Valensole-Provence-France-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

Take your time, buddy!  Oh, and you too, ma'am.  Take your time.    

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Female-Tourist-Taking-the-Killing-Shot-Valensole-Provence-France-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

It's a jungle out there.

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