Journey to the East Part 3 ( 高地风景)

First of all, pardon me for the images. I am not a landscape photographer…but still I cant hold back and trying my best to capture the spectacular scenery while on our way from Lijiang to Shangrila. Continue from day two , we finally depart from Lijiang to a place called Shangrila. I first come to know this place thru a friend many years ago. When first mention, I thought she was talking about the famous hotel Shangrila until she show me some of her images taken in Shangrila itself, I was totally stunned. That is why when Seow Xuan and Serene told me that they are going to this place for prewedding, I was like on cloud nine !

Under normal route, it should only take us 4 – 5 hours journey with main trunk road from Lijiang to Shangrila and we decided to visit 2 more locations and perform a detour…because of the new additional location, the journey end up took us 12 hours in the van with all the narrow road in btwn the valley and mountains. Agnes , who have car sickness almost sleep all the way thru out the journey and Foong will have no choice but to entertain the old man me all the way.. hahaha okok, half way thru we sleep as well.. too tired for the past 3 days …

Well, this post are mostly scenery images I took whenever we have a stop in btwn the journey. Let me share with you…..


One of the snow mountain on the way, remind me of Fuji Snow Mountain I visit last year.


reading too many Chinese story books, I just wonder if there were any kungfu masters who live at the tip of the mountains


Breath taking scenery on our first stop


I like to day dream, when look at this mountain, I dream there were thousand and thousand of soldiers climbing across this mountain to the attack during Romance of Three Kingdoms



No wonder China are famous on their Chinese Art Painting. Look at that mountains.


lol, again I daydream.. in Romance of the Three Kingdom, this is a best place for surprise attack strategy !


I wish when I retired one day, this is my house ‘s front view


When I zoon into the mountain.. this is what I get….


Do you ever wonder how to get down to this place.. let me show you on the next few images


Top View of the village


I love this village !


I regret not taking the donkey to climb uphill for a location shooting which was 600 over steps around 3,600 feet above sea level.. every step you climb will kill you.. as for me , worst with my 15KGs camera bag


Another way to climb up the hill… yeah… no jokes !


This place called 白水台, and the villagers believe there is a GOD live under the water. Every festival, they will gather here for praying, singing and dancing. A Holy place for them


白水台, the villager charge you for entrance fees and tour guide fees


ok la , Foong , another photo for you !


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    Yes, this is a dream to me, I daydream a lot and let me share with you a few of my dreams here. I always dream of creating a website to record every moments of my life and share with my kiddo when their grow up one day and also dream about carrying my cameras and travel around the world, see the world thru my eye,yes, I love travel, it is my ultimate dream to travel around the world, learning thru travel is the best dream I ever have. Dream is an initial point to me. It help me to look at what I really want in my life. As Malaysia Wedding Photographer with international wedding photography membership (WPJA, AGWPJA, WPPI & PPA), I started my photography passion at the end of year 2007. Like most of the beginners, I was purely having fun with my DSLR capturing my family members portraits and events. After attend the talk by one of the master wedding photographer, it change my whole world. I was so touched by the slideshow shown on the projector for the showcase of prewedding and church wedding, the touching moments, the dramatic angles, all these impact was so strong that it hit direct into my heart and awake my passion towards wedding photography. From there onwards, I have focus all my passion on wedding photography and never feel more satisfied when I capture the moments for couple which last for a life time. Whenever I imagine the couple looking back those photos captured by me in ten, fifteen years from now and think, "yeah, that was the moments" "look, how silly you was!" "oh, I cried when I first saw you walks down the aisle i", "yes, I remember what your dad told me that day when he placed your hand in my right hand from his arm after walks down the aisle".. all these keep my heart warm and keep me going on & on for this long path without a single regret or tiredness ...

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