Tuesday, September 29, 2009


After series of wedding shoots, Jessie and I took a break to Europe. We went to a lot of places and we enjoyed it a lot. Our first stop was Amsterdam and then Brussels, Cologne, Heidelberg, Lucerne, Venice, Florence, Rome, Vatican, Pisa, Monte Carlo, Nice, Paris, and London. We brought back about 100 GB video and photo files. It will be a time consuming job to sort them into folders.

The best part of the trip was visiting museums in France. The drawings from many years ago gave us a lot of inspiration. Actually, we are still using their concept of posing and lighting nowadays. We were lucky to have the local museum guide, Fung, to explain the details of the art works. Fung used to work for France navy force. After his retirement, he became a museum guide.

We had awesome meals in Europe. The appetizer of our french dinner at Paris was huge. We barely finished all dishes. A piece of pizza in Italy was 3 Euro but it was well made. I had my birthday celebration in Rome but the birthday cake was very sweet (Unforgettable).

The only thing I don't like is most of the places in Europe charged 20 to 50 cents for using their public washrooms. In Venice, the fee is 1 Euro (CAD$1.60). That's crazy.

We finally had a quiet and romantic night at the roof-top pub of a Lucerne's hotel. I'm so happy that we had this break before October's wedding shoots.


Amsterdam's Wooden shoes factory

Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

Diamond cutting factory

Cologne Cathedral

German Pork Shank

Lion Monument at Lucerne Switzerland

Beautiful evening in Lucerne Switzerland

Roof-Top pub of our hotel in Lucerne Switzerland

Our Venice water taxi driver

Venice gondola tour

We had a singer and a musician on board


My birthday cake

Trevi Fountain in Rome

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican

Pisa Tower

Monte Carlo

French snails @ Nice

Eiffel Tower in Paris

We saw the sweet couple On Eiffel Tower

Another pair

Arc de Triomphe

Good food again...

View from river (night cruise at Paris)

France Versailles Palace

I didn't expect Mona Lisa was placed at the middle of the huge bullet-proof glass at Louvre.

British Museum in London

Monday, September 28, 2009

WPJA 2009 Q2 Award Winning Photo

Jessie got another award winning shot! It's the first good news after our Europe trip. I will post some photos on this blog later. (We just came back from airport... I'm dead tired)


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Evelyn + Kevin Slideshow

Evelyn & Kevin's slideshow was made for their Hong Kong banquet. Therefore, I had to get it done sooner.

We spent 3 days in Kamloops during the Labour Day weekend. On the way back, we visited Hell's Gate. I wanted to visit this place for 10 years but I never had a chance to go.

I don't expect we will have internet access in Europe. So, see all of you after 2 weeks!


We had no idea what this is...

They said only a few pairs are still on our planet

Hell's Gate

This thing is for slowing down the water current. It helps salmons to swim back to the top.