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Snow Birds Bring Good Luck - Los Angeles Fine Art Photographer

Out of all the possible dates/seasons, we headed into Yellowstone National Park when the biggest snow storm of decades descended in the area. For such reason, nothing ordinary remains that way anymore. To us, it means much more room on the canvas to flex our creative muscles.

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Dead-Tree-in-Snow-Canary-Springs-Yellowstone-National-Park-USA-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

While at Canary Spring, my favorite elements were there for me to play with - the snow, the geothermal features, and… And, it must be our lucky day. On the day when the temperatures plummeted deep down in the negative zone, complicated by heavy snow fall which allows close to zero visibility, we met a small bird. This encounter reminds me of a time almost one year ago in Japan, when birds and snow brought me such joy and, consequently, much luck in an international photography contest. I now understand why yuki* (Japanese for snow ) has a special place in Japanese people’s hearts.

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Small-Bird-in-Snow-Canary-Spring-Yellowstone-National-Park-USA-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

As to the bird’s name? My first impression when I heard was that it’s such a serious name. And for me, serious and creative do not co-exist very well. By the time I was done creating, I forgot the name. Now, I feel lucky, but guilty. :P

* Yuki (
) also has the meaning of happiness.

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Chasing Bubbles with All Your Life - Los Angeles Travel Photographer

I've written about how, in the Amazons, children, and adults, take (having fun in) life seriously.  Kids in "modern-day societies"?  Not so sure.  Letting themselves glued to iPads is not living life, IMHO.  Well, one visit to the Plaza Espana in Sevilla, Spain on one fine afternoon had me impressed.  I mean, look at these chicos and chicas, they weren't just chasing bubbles with their fast-moving legs.  They were giving their whole lives.  

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Bubble-Fun-Plaza-de-España-Sevilla-Spain-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

This image is from the "Bubble Fun" series that was submitted to the "People : Other_P" category of the 2017 International Photography Award contest.  I'm honored to have been "honorably mentioned".  It's the first time that I participated and I think I may continue chasing my bubbles. :-)

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See You in Europe - Los Angeles Fine Art Photographer

My babies (that is, my work) are going to Europe!  From October 3rd to 14th, several pieces of my work that received awards in the 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award will be exhibited in Galeria Valid Foto of Barcelona.  They are excited about the opportunity in meeting a global crowd and are for sure losing sleep over it right now. :-)        

Will we see you at the Opening Reception on Thursday, October 5th?

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