Friday, August 31, 2007

From Sprout 2 Leaf

From Sprout 2 Leaf, originally uploaded by CharlieBrown8989.

From Sprout 2 Leaf

This sprout is measure about 8mm height, the aim of this image is to show, how the sprout from the baby stage then to the full grown of a purple leaf.

In the image It also shown the stem that the sprout growing from on the right bottom, you can see the details of the furs on the joint of the stem.

This image is exhibiting the Nature of lives; the importance of the conditions & the environments needs for the grow from New Born to Adult.

Is the Lives of nature.

These are same for we human beings as well.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Angeles Crest Brush Fire

Angeles Crest Brush Fire, originally uploaded by CharlieBrown8989.

This post suppose to be posted last afternoon at 3.00pm.

However due to the spider & virus attack on my computer. I have no choice to stop everything till now.

I just go it fixed.

Even I have the CA anti-virus from Yahoo & also the Norton; it still don't work.

The technician show me lots of virus & Trojan Horse & Spider from Doubleclick...etc. are all getting into my PC.

I am very upset.

Otherwise , flickr would be the 1st to get the news online.

While ABC, KCAL5, Fox 11 are still attempted to snap the picture & video.

The Mountain Rangers & Police are blocking me to take picture at 1st. I told them I have my rights.

Then I have no choice to back down to the border line that they put up which is atleast 3 miles away from the scene.

Uploaded by CharlieBrown8989 on 27 Aug 07, 4.25PM PDT.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Full Boom - 满园春色

Full Boom - 满园春色, originally uploaded by CharlieBrown8989.

Full Boom - 满园春色

This is the Rose Garden in my backyard.

It is created by panning & tossing of the DSLR; The post processing is using Corel "Paintshop Pro Xi".

This abstract art is great for the patten on fabric.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Burning Desire - 青红皂白

Burning Desire - 青红皂白

This is actually 2 green leaves.

It is on the plant itself, it is taken yesterday during mid noon, the sun is very strong, by not blocking the sun lights the top leaf become over exposed. while the bottom piece is also over exposed but not burn out to become white as the top.

The bottom leaf have the back lited by sun lights to bring the glow.

This is a imaginary art & creation.

Is a great work.


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Candy or Honey?? - 心花怒放

Candy or Honey?? - 心花怒放

This is the macro shot on my rose at the backyard.

Please spend time to appreciate it as you see the colors; lights & the dews all are the focus point for your enjoyment.

Have a great weekend.

Thank you for your support, views; Faves....

I appreciate it.


This is a eco shot.

The sun lights is from behind.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Handy Art N Handy Craft

Handy Art N Handy Craft, originally uploaded by CharlieBrown8989.

Handy Art N Handy Craft

This is taken @ the Tofu Festival in downtown L.A. Little Tokyo, the 12th Tofu Festival.

These are all done by hand. during my childhood, I have seen these made in the village factory. which may employ from 20 people to 200 people.

Sometime ago I visited one of the factory in China. I am informed that the factory there hire 5,000 people to work in the factory.

Can you imaging the scale of workforce they employ now??

Thanks for your visit, comments & faves. I appreciate it...

Monday, August 20, 2007

What Bird is This??

What Bird is This??, originally uploaded by CharlieBrown8989.

What Bird is This??

This is the bird visiting me lately , I captured this shot through my energy saving window from my bedroom.

It is double plane & with a insect netting at the outer layer.

When I open the window sliding up, they just flew away.

This is the best shot I can get in this size. The bird is measuring about 4 inch. the breast is yellow color.

Can anyone tell me what bird is this??

Friday, August 17, 2007

Macro On Fly

Macro On Fly, originally uploaded by CharlieBrown8989.

This is taken 1st thing in the morning . When the outside temperature is about 60degree F.

I observed that the fly is not very active when the temperature is cold.

They must be cold blooded lives.

The fry measure about 3mm in size.

Damselfly & those insects specialist's here , please give more input.

Great experiment.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Simple Heart - 心白蕊黄

This Calla Lily actually on the plant & still alive.

The dark Green background is done by place a Nylon fine netting over it, & I use the Corel Paintshop Pro Xi to darken it.

With that it produce this Artist abstract image of Black & White, this also presenting the Nature world of Day & Night; The Good & the Bad....etc.

There is a macro bug in there , it looks like shrimp. a very small one.

Can you spot it??

This is a great creation & abstract on Nature.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Morning Blossom - 花紫苞绿

Morning Blossom - 花紫苞绿

This was taken at the slope of the San Gabriel Mountain.

It is actually near the cliff, I crossed the protective structure.

& it is windy & foggy morning.

The sun ray just lited up the back of the flower.

This is a great shot.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

You Are The Greatest Star - 星光灿烂

You Are The Greatest Star - 星光灿烂

This is taken early in the morning on the day of shooting these.

I have check through many petals before I spot these. atleast 200 shots were fired on a few different droplet -petals.

This is selected.

You are the Greatest !! Thank you for your views; Support, FAVES & inspirations.

I always appreciate that.

Have a great week ahead.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Purple Pearls - 大珠小珠落玉盤

Purple Pearls - 大珠小珠落玉盤

This Purple Rose is from my yard.

The color seem have change to more warmer tone.

When you looking at this image, I recommend that you spend time to view at the details.

this is not using low DOF technique. It is using f22 -25.

A hand tower is used to reflect more lights.

There is very unique droplet in this image.

So please discover yourself.

Thanks you all for your support, FAVE, Views. I appreciate it.

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Warm Heart On Ice - 心温世凉

Warm Heart On Ice - 心温世凉

This is the Fruit Art project.

Think of the Green environment, I taken this using natural lights.

I hope you love this Great work!!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Is This Dragon?? 龙??

Is This Dragon?? 龙??, originally uploaded by CharlieBrown8989.

Is This Dragon?? 龙??

This is what I found on my yard 2 days ago. It is about 2ft long.

Can anyone tell me what is this?? Probably Damselfly from Singapore should be able to gives more info on this reptile.

Just have a change from those normal posting today.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Colorful World - 争艳斗丽!!

Colorful World - 争艳斗丽!!

This is another creative Art by using Panning & Tossing of Camera.

You need to spend time like those art consultant's, looking at the details of each & every corner, at the sametime imagine on the whole picture as an art; what are the image related to the Nature that arising @ your mind.

You are mindful about the beauty of each & every element...etc.

Then you really appreciate the reason why people spent times at the Art Gallery or Exhibition. I cannot understand that during my childhood.

My late father normally would not attend the exhibition invitation. I always represent him at the opening. then I always finish the whole visit , as soon as the officiating Minister's complete his walk around.

Anyway, do enjoy it & This is a great creation.

Tossing Canon 20D in the yard have to becareful, you need to use a strap to secure it. Thanks for your Faves; Views, comments &support.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Loving Community!!

Loving Community!!, originally uploaded by CharlieBrown8989.

Loving Community!!

This is a NaNo project.

In order to get more lights in, I have placed a white hand tower in between the leaf & flower petal.

To all my fans & friends on Photos Blogging, My advise is when you participate in any Photo Blogging community. As long as you know you have done all the creative & Innovative works before the submission.

Do not border about what the other people say, as an artist, it is not easy for one to developed his own style & achievement in short term. I agreed what Michael Brown - A guru of Macro said; so long you constantly review your own work of Art. & You are confident that you did the best of the Best.

One should not over concern what the other say. As you & only you know what is the best out of you.

Picasso is not known in Asia in the earlier day. My late father have been into collection of Chinese & western painting have not actually mention about Picasso to me. I only came to known Picasso in the Mid 60's by my Primary school Art teacher - CC Lim.

Anyway, this is a great shot.


赠 君 一 法 决 狐 疑

不 用 钻 龟 与 祝 蓍

试 玉 要 烧 三 日 满

辨 材 须 待 七 年 期

周 公 恐 惧 流 言 后

王 莽 谦 恭 未 篡 时

向 使 当 初 身 便 死

一 生 真 伪 复 谁 知!!

Sung Dynasty Great Poet - Bai Ji Yi 白 居 易

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Fire & Water In Harmony

Fire & Water In Harmony, originally uploaded by CharlieBrown8989.

Fire & Water In Harmony

This is a creative art of running Tap Water & Late noon sunlights which compose up this abstract image.

This is an other example of how a Photography fine art can be created with the available objects & nature.

This is great creation.


Saturday, August 04, 2007

Wishing You A Rosies Weekend!!

Wishing You A Rosies Weekend!!

Is another Friday, Another weekend.

I wish you have a great weekend.

You may wonder, why I have a green spot on this image??

The reason is , in the traditional painting, the artist would always like to paint about "Balance" & also Nature.

Red Flower always follows by Green Leaves.

Water & Fire

White & Black

Yin & Yang

When these are in Harmony & Balance. It gives viewer a joyful feeling, then it is considered as great art or Master Piece.


This is my my yard. The Rose is actually on the plant itself..

The back lights is the sun light. Front is using hand paper tower.

Windy 8mph.

Thank you for visiting, Faves selection & support.

Appreciation from my heart!!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Victor or Victoria??

Victor or Victoria??, originally uploaded by CharlieBrown8989.

Victor or Victoria??

This is Bird-nest fern, it is taken with the late noon sunlights at
150 degree angle.

I really appreciate the flow of lights & the blending of the leaf itself from clear to blur at the top.

These gives the feeling of 3D, rather than flat 2 dimensional image.

The image is done with Mirror effect.

This is a great shot of imaginary abstract.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


United, originally uploaded by CharlieBrown8989.

Click on the image & read more.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Mum's Delights

Mum's Delights, originally uploaded by CharlieBrown8989.

Mum's Delights

My late mum's love all flowers, especially Rose, Dahlia & Chrysanthemum. This color pink is a little un-usual from the earlier that grown in my yard.

Very light color.

The sun light is actually from the back to give the grow of the flower.

One observation is that the color of the Chrysanthemum, each bloom would become lighted & lighted . Until it turn white with yellow green at the center.

These are observed when I am 12th in the tropical South East Asia.

This is a great shot!!

Condition Windy & the flower is less than 2cm.

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