Saturday, November 19, 2011

[Daily Photo] Stone Trench of Laomei Coast, Taiwan (老梅石槽)

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This photo was taken at Laomei Coast, north coast of Taiwan, which is famous for the spectacular Stone Trench (石槽) topography. The Stone Trench lies between the sand beach and the sea, formed by the erosion process. The softer part of the coral stone was eroded away by the waves. The remaining harder part forms the Stone Trench. I went here with my cousin, Mike and some of his classmates from his photography class. When I jumped across the reefs, I  broke one of the legs of my tripod, which took a lot of effort to repair.

Stone Trench of Laomei Coast

Friday, November 18, 2011

[Daily Photo] Black Opal Pool in Biscuit Basin, Yellowstone

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This is the "Black Opal Pool" in "Biscuit Basin" of Yellowstone. The name "Biscuit Basin" comes from the mineral deposits around the fringe of Sapphire Pool. It is a hot spring. (You can judge by the steam above the pool surface.) However, it does not erupt like a geyser (間歇泉).  The two blue pools are where the hot water comes from.

Black Opal Pool in the Biscuit Basin, Yellowstone

Thursday, November 17, 2011

[Daily Photo] Metro Station in Washington DC

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This photo was taken at the Smithsonian Metro Station in Washington DC. The style of metro stations in the US is very different from those in Taiwan. My first impression of the metro station in DC is was "Why is it so dark everywhere??". Especially on the platform, where lights only come from the edge between the ground and the wall, which made me feel uncomfortable. The metro stations in Taiwan are much brighter. You can see every corner of the station or everyone's face clearly.

Metro station in Washington DC

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

[Daily Photo] Tienyuen Temple 天元宮

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The Tienyuen Temple is in Danshui, Taiwan. It is one of the most famous spots in north Taiwan for seeing cherry blossoms. One day my cousin asked me to go to Tienyuen Temple to take pictures with him. In order to take photos of the sunrise, we got up in 4:00 am and drove to Tienyuen temple. This photo was shot in 6:00 am. It was a very cloudy morning, so there was no cool sunrise view as we expected. And that was the end of the cherry blossom season. Beautiful cherry blossoms were almost faded.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

[Daily Photo] Washington Monument

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I was in Washington DC with my wife who had a conference there. This photo is the famous Washington Monument. There are so many amazing things to see in DC, so I could only visit the Washington Monument just one time. Luckily the weather is good. The clouds looks so dramatic. (I guess that is due to the airplanes which fly across the sky about every 5 minutes in the daytime.) Notice the color of the upper part of the monument is different from the lower part. The reason is the construction of the monument was suspended due to war (American Civil War). When the construction resumed, the same color marble was not available.


Monday, November 14, 2011

[Daily Photo] Soldier statue in Korean War Veterans Memorial

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I took this photo in the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington DC on my way to the Lincoln Memorial. There are about a dozen of soldier statues presenting the scene of a troop marching in the rain (I guess, judging by the raincoat). I wanted to take a picture of the whole troop. However, visitors are everywhere, so I turned my focus on this signaler. He was at the very end of the troop. Nobody was around him.