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Happy Valentine's Day, It Takes Two to Tangle - Los Angeles Fine Art Photographer

Let’s face it. Not all relationships start with love. And for the ones that do, it’s not a guarantee that they will end that way. As a French proverb described:

Marriage is like a fortress besieged: those who are outside want to get in, and those who are inside want to get out.

(Le mariage est une forteresse assiégée, ceux qui sont dehors veulent y entrer, ceux qui sont dedans veulent en sortir.)

In fact, this proverb gave the inspiration to a well known novel the title Fortress Besieged (圍城). And yet, all that ancient wisdom did not stop any of us from proceeding heels over head into a relationship that’s sealed with a marriage. So, when I saw this couple in the Shimogamo Shrine (下鴨神社) in Kyoto that dates back to the 6th century, I thought that they’ve succeeded in setting the expectations, well, realistic.

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It-Takes-Two-to-Tangle-Shimogamo-Jinja-Kyoto-Japan-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

When us human showed us what we could do with our self-proclaimed far superior intelligence, e.g., marriage could mean combining the two, in wealth, social influence, political power, etc., something with brains the size of birds showed me what a relationship could look like. Maybe, they have a thing or two to teach us about harmony, passion, and being tangled gracefully.

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Red-Crowned-Crane-Tango-Kushiro-Hokkaido-Japan-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

This Valentine’s Day, I wish you a fun day of tangoing to be tangled.

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Holiday Greetings from Us to You - Jean Huang Photography

Writing one of these year-end posts has never been easy. Today, I find myself more so at a loss for words.

It doesn’t mean 2018 has been a lackluster year. It’s a year that I continue to listen to the whispers of my heart and morphed and changed consciously and subconsciously.

It has been a year that I have a lot to be grateful for. My vocabulary for wildlife, and especially birds, has grown. Great strides have been made in learning about them, some of whom you’ve met here. Remember the burrowing owls (see
here and here), the red-crowned cranes (here and here), the monkeys that take hot spring bath and the fox that I felt a personal connection with? I know my sister from Barcelona would be proud. A year ago, all I could muster was something like “a pretty bird” or “that yellow bird”. 😊

This year saw me going back to THE favorite country of mine (not one of) - Italy, where my Assistante and I continue to enjoy great food,
be immersed in culture and make friends. And despite common conception about French people, we made our way into France. If you are interested, I will share my experience with the people there.

Not that I’m trying to make a career out of winning photography/art competitions, I was lucky this year to be
among the finalists in a prestigious international contest.

It has also been a year of worry, fear and sadness. Some people I care about have been taken away from this world, including someone that I only got to know for one year. And as if it’s not hard enough, on a whim,
someone that I call family was taken in the middle the holidays when the smell of roasted turkey still lingers.

While I cuddle and reminisce the ones that leave an empty chair this holiday season, I’m also reminded that we are all made of something perishable. We don’t have “forever” to say good-bye and sometimes even one second is a luxury.

Finally, I’d like to send our wishes to you with an image of these birds of elegance and Japan’s national treasure. I hope these symbols of love, prosperity and good health will keep you well for the coming New Year!

With much love and gratitude (sometimes, attitude
😜),

Ciao!

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How Many Icebergs are Enough? - Los Angeles Travel Photographer

“What are you going to do with all these photographs of icebergs?” It didn’t take long before our zodiac driver noticed my obsession with icebergs and photographing them.

Everything we know about icebergs is fascinating. That they are made of glacial ice of maybe more than 15,000 years old… That they are snow that were compressed, taking air and sediment along with them, making them history “frozen” in time. That they roll and turn and reveal many facets, telling us where they’ve been or what they’ve encountered. That “the tip of an iceberg” is truly only about 1/8 of the berg that we see…

To me, an iceberg is a unique individual that carries with her a wealth of stories waiting for the discerning eyes to learn, before it disappears into the vast ocean. So, how do I describe each iceberg’s unique qualities when all someone sees is quantity?

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