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We were in awe when we arrived at Lao Hu Zui which literally means the
Tiger's Mouth. Before us was such an amazing scene, nothing like I have
ever seen in my life. So majestic and breathtaking! Even my capable
guide Mr. Ma Li Wen who has lived all his life in Yuan Yang was amazed.
I set up my tripod and composed the image and at the same time tried
different exposures and compositions. I realized that the sky was the
essence of the shot, to keep the detail of the sky, I have got to expose
it properly. As long as there is detail in the foreground, I am happy
The condition of lighting changed so quickly and I am completely aware
that I have nothing to loose by bracketing the shots. I was after all
shooting digitally. Most of the time I have underexposed by 1/3 to 2/3
stops and the close examinations of the raw files later proved my
judgments were correct.
When I had finally printed the images, a good friend of mine came over.
He looked at the image for a long time and suddenly he told me that the
image reminded him of the Chinese mythology where a goddess by the name
"NuWa" had helped to mend the sky. She has also done many good things
for mankind, my friend continued. He said NuWas has probably forgotten
about this part of the sky. He suggested the caption "NuWa's Surprises".
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