What would you do for great photography? - Los Angeles Travel Photographer

When it comes to making great sacrifices for photography, we've all learnt the tragic incidents of stepping too close to the edge of cliffs or backing one little too much over the top of the buildings.   

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Fighting-through-Snow-Kanazawa-Castle-Kanazawa-Japan-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

On this fateful day, when visitors were scarce in the Kanazawa Castle Park and tracking my (ever-elusive) Assistante in snow flurry was impossible, I arrived at a scene where it was almost too easy to spot this couple.  They must have gotten into position in such a haste, their umbrellas dispersed in the only area where trekking through waist-high snow was not required.  They soon would be dusted with a layer of icing from the falling snow.  The chance of being dumped upon from the tree branches above was no problem.  The gaze from the observing eyes of the stand-by-photographer was not an issue.    All they saw was each other and the pursuit for great portraiture that they shared.

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Couple-Taking-Photographs-in-Kanazawa-Castle-Park-Kanazawa-Japan-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

Somehow, this couple gained great respect from me after my relatively-short-probably-impatient gaze.  You see, it's easy to do something heroic once in a lifetime.  It's another thing to be consistent.  And I see this couple committing something similar over and over again else-where in the world.  Hooray, to the courageous two!  Hooray, from the supposed professional.  I'm reminded again why I travel.  So I learn and be inspired.  

On a separate note, I promised more "cotton candies" last time.  Keep the requests coming, and I shall be baaaack.

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