Saturday, November 26, 2011

[Daily Photo] A beautiful Jellyfish

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I took this photo in the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago. There was a jellyfish exhibition when we visited the aquarium. The actual jellyfish is more beautiful than in my photo. I hope you will have the chance to visit the aquarium.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Add FACEBOOK buttons and comments into Blog

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I've added the FACEBOOK "like" and "share" buttons into my Blog temple. I've tested this two buttons. It worked well. Reference URL:

My wife told me that the original comment box in my Blog is inconvenient to use. (You have to login to Blogger or Enter your name.) Accordingly,I added the FACEBOOK comment box into my Blog temple. The process was complicated. I were still testing the program. If you are also interested in this program, here are the reference URLs: Link1, Link2.

[Daily Photo] A beautiful signboard in Rothenburg

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I was in Germany for a conference many years ago. Three of my colleagues came with me. We had a very good time there. I took this photo in Rothenburg, the most beautiful place of my trip in Germany. Almost every shop had a special signboard hanging on the wall. I think this shop maybe provides some drinks. What  do you think? (Thanks to Jessica, I now know it is a drugstore!!)


Thursday, November 24, 2011

[Daily Photo] Badlands National Park

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This photo was taken in the Badlands National Park, South Dakota. As you can see, there are badlands everywhere, no plants, no shelters.  We came there in summer. Even though I wore a safari-style hat all day, I got sunburn allover my neck. In this photo, the sky without any clouds looks a bit dull. Talking about composition, I think I should put more ground and less sky in this photo. But my original thought was to show you how hot the day was, so I took a large amount of blue sky into this photo.

Badlands National Park

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

[Daily Photo] Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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This is the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, a river-eroded geyser basin. The hot acidic water from the geysers and hot springs made the volcanic rocks vulnarable and brittle; therefore, the erodsion is fast and the rocks are colorful. In this photo, you can see various colors of rocks made by the hot acidic water.

Yellowstone Canyon

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

[Daily Photo] A cheetah lying in the meadow

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This photo was taken in the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington DC. In my memory, the zoo was always smelly, messy, and dirty; however, every corner of this zoo was impressively clean and didn't smell.


Monday, November 21, 2011

[Daily Photo] Reflections on the glass curtain wall building, Chicago

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This photo was taken on a boat tour on the Chicago River. The reflections on this glass curtain wall building looked so amazing (like mosaic art). This was my second time to take a boat tour on the Chicago river. It was August, the weather was warm and comfortable for the boat tour. My first experience was in October, I almost froze to death by the chilly wind over the Chicago River.

 Reflections on the building wall

Sunday, November 20, 2011

[Daily Photo] Washington National Cathedral

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When I planned my trip to Washington DC, I searched the web for some "secret places" for photography, and I found this place - Washington National Cathedral.Since there is no direct Metro stop, you have to walk a  half an hour from the Metro station to get there. When I got there, I found out that the cathedral was temporarily closed  due to the damage caused by the earthquake. That was really a pity. Before I got here, I thought I could take beautiful pictures of the inside of the cathedral, but I could only photograph it from the outside. Next time I should check if the place is open before I go there.

Washington National Cathedral