The image was taken during the Balloon Festival if Hamilton of New Zealand 2 days ago, and this woman was seen queuing up for play with her children. The surrounding atmosphere was that of joy, however, there was some kind of sorrow in her face and behind it, there must be some stories.
We went to visit a tribe of indigenous people in the mountains of Yanping Province (延平鄉) of Taitung in Taiwan, This boy was helping to prepare lunch for us, and when his mother came over and gave him a hug, he seemed to be very happy and satisfied.
Medals of Honour
It was Anzac Day, a day for the memory services of those who fell during the World Wars and wars involving Australia and New Zealand. Returned service personals came as guest of honors during the ceremony. They all put on their hard won medals on the chest to show off their services and honors of their time being glorious soldiers.
Enjoying the sun
a little girl enjoyed playing in the sun.
It's not fair
A boy was helping a girl at a swing while three other boys, who seemed not very happy were watching.
Hi little bird
A little girl was talking to a little kingfisher.
Steampunks of Whangarei, New Zealand.
Working with a group of Steampunks in Whangarei of New Zealand. For more photos, please visit my facebook page.
She's a lady
A little girl in Steampunk's costumes.
Walking in the rain
We went up the mountains to see the glacier in China and caught this young girl walking alone, and in the rain.
a few Mongolians heading home on horse backs.
Taken during a X'mas parade held in Auckland of New Zealand on 23.11.2013 For more photos of the parade, please visit my facebook page.
A night of shooting with models in wedding gowns and so on. More photo at my facebook page:
Female Judge Dredds in patrol. If you were a criminal, you'd stay away.
Here they come 2
a flock of horses were driven to cross the river in high speed.
Here they came
A flock of horses were driven by their owners to run across a river.
Last one to leave
This photographer alone in the top of a hill seemed to be the last one to leave the place despite all others were on the way to another place for photos. For more photos of the series, please visit my facebook page.
It was indeed one of my greatest pleasures to have work with these enthusiasts for photos. More photos of the shootout is at my facebook page
Honey, I'm Home
A woman returning to her love ones.
I'm leaving now
a woman in classical dresses walking towards a train station.
C U in a month
On the move again for some pictures, will be back in about a month's time. Miss all the great people here.
Chinese people light up the tips of the joss sticks, which are incenses, and place them before Buddha as a means of paying homage. More photos at my facebook page.
Asian people love going to temple and praying to their gods for blessing etc. with joss-sticks and candles.
You can do it
A woman was in support of a man in a running race.
Men at work
Artist at work
A Maori sculptor at work on a piece of wood in a performance during Matariki, i.e. the Maori new year, in New Zealand.
We did it
A few rugby came together to rejoice a try being awarded by the referee.
I can do it
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Try my horses
Horse to rent for a ride, and this girl was the keeper looking after the business.
Take a shower
A trainer washed his horse after a race in Avondale, New Zealand.
young girls took part in a kid's harness race on the black sandy beach of Karekare, New Zealand. This girl emerged from behind and won the title.
From the sea she came
Taken during a day of horse racing and entertainment on Karekare's (New Zewaland) black sand beach where a girl took her horse to the sea and then came back, obviously for fun.
Try something wet
a jockey took his horse to the sea to try something different - wet.
harness racing for the kids taken place in Karekare, New Zealand on 5.4.2013
I can make it
an athlete was running the best he could to catch up the leading ones in a Golden Mile Race in Auckland, New Zealand.
Golden Mile Race
athletes were running the best they could to win the Golden Mile Race held in Auckland, New Zealand on 1.4.2013
Yea, we'll win
a jockey seemed very confident about the race and his horse agreed with a positive smile.
Bigger and better
a surfer was enjoying the huge swell in Muriwai, New Zealand.
a group of students were practising drawings at a tourist hot spot
the leader yelled the crews to try harder in order to win the race.
Not finished yet
a man was standing in the waves with his ski board, seemed reluctant to go onshore despite the night was closing in.
The girl selling balloons broke into a board smile when she has having a good day for business.
Hurry, they all waiting
During a festival, people were queuing up to buy food, and the cook, through tried his very best, seemed unable to cope with the huge demand.
An artist was performing a dance during an Chinese opera
Love you, Boy
A man was talking to his horse gently as though he was saying he loves the horse, and the horse is indeed listening.
A jockey tried his best to push his horse to win the race
a church in a little town held a fair to raise money for charity.
If you want peace
a group of people posed themselves as soldiers preparing for war.
A boy stood there motionlessly as though he had just done some mischief.
the rowers tried their best to compete in a dragon boat race.
Butterfly and girl
A butterfly was attracted to a flower that was holding in her hand.
Elephant and I
a boy was sitting close to an elephant.
whole flock of birds flew away upon the approaching of a couple riding and walking with their horses.
Busy, busy, busy. People tend to walk in haste as though it is part of an urban life.
a ride in the evening on the sandy beach must be a very romantic ocassion.
To the moon
Come ride on my balloon and let me fly you to the moon.
a man in cowboy fittings with his horse ready for a show
Dance like a clown, happy and colorful in an otherwise lack lustre world.
A girl dance to the music during the 2012 Santa Parade in Auckland, New Zealand.
Wizard of Oz
Performing characters of Wizard of Oz during 2012 Christmas Parade in Auckland, New Zealand.
Welcome to my world
A little girl performed during the 2012 Christmas Parade in Auckland, New Zealand.
Scene from 2012 Christmas Parade, Auckland, New Zealand.
Glow In Hands
A small girl was examining a glowing art stuff during a recent Arts In The Dark festival
I'd A Dream
A small girl glazed at a glowing art object during a Art In The Dark Festival, as though she had a dream, or a wish.
triathlon competition took place in Auckland, New Zealand,
Man at work
I made it
When I was taking photos of the Brazilian Carnival in Auckland, I was caught by the sight of these two lovely twins. Can't help it, and took a shot of them. More photos of the carnival at my facebook page.
Play me a song
Musician playing during the recent Brazilian Carnival in Auckland of New Zealand. more photos of the carnival at my facebook page: htts://www.facebook.com/ElkynzPhotos
Brazilian Zumba Dance
Zumba dance during the Brazilian Carnival in Auckland on Mar 1, 2014.
Fan dance as performed during the Japan Day. More photo at my facebook page.
Hit them hard
Drum performance in course of Japan Day in Auckland a few days ago. More photos at my FB pages, https://www.facebook.com/ElkynzPhotos
Aikido performance during the Japan Day in Auckland of New Zealand on 23.2.14
Two performers were playing hard at the drums during the Japanese Day, which is today in Auckland of New Zealand.
a woman was leaning against a window looking as though she was waiting for someone.-
The turning of the prayer wheel is a form of saying prayers that will bring blessings.
Traffic is busy in Kathmandu of Nepal
Ceremony of some sort was held in the Old Palace in Kathmandu of Nepal.
The portrait of a Steampunk I worked with these two days.
I'm now in a corner
This is home
Whangarei of New Zealand is the home to these happy Steampunks.
I miss you, though
A steampunk was drinking next to a railway station watching someone left.
a girl was seen sitting at a bus stop idly.
The photo was taken in Chitwan of Nepal as when two sisters were returning home on their bicycle. The elder sister stopped on the way to check the grocery which she had just bought. Bicycles are the common means of transport there.
People in Pokhara of Nepal are friendly. They seem to enjoy their lives and are very happy.
The rain kept falling but it didn't deter people from visiting some tourist hotspots. The umbrellas were opened, forming a line of beautiful colors.
It's was early morning in Durbar Square of Bhaktapur in Nepal, and the streets were not as busy. Already devoted Nepalese were risen, and seen everywhere paying homage to their gods
Enjoying the fountains
A little boy was playing by the fountains where water was coming from holes on the ground. It was part of my photo shoot for the Nikon Photo Day within the Auckland Festival of Photography.
The little boy happily woke up with the morning light.
Something sweet for you
A lady dressed in French costume posed to serve treats during a recent Bastille Festival held in Auckland of New Zealand.
A musician was playing double bass with his group during today's Bastille Day in Auckland of New Zealand as a part of a promotion of the travel industry.
Not quite enjoying
a girl was seen sitting on the slope of the Whakapapa Ski Field idly for a long while and looked bored or not enjoying her day much.
We have winter here in New Zealand , and the wintry cold do bring a good skiiing season for people. Whakapapa Ski Field is located inside Tongariro National Park and is the popular spot for skiing
Whakapapa Ski field
What a sunny day we had when we arrived Whakapapa Ski Area in Tongariro National Park , Taupo of New Zealand. People enjoyed skiing as much as we did the shooting.
Up the snow mountain
A girl was climbing up the snowy mountains in the Whakapapa Ski Area.
Skiing at Whakapapa
We are now in winter at the moment and the cold days do bring much snow to the mountains. People flocked to Whakapapa Ski Area in Tongariro National Park, near Taupo of New Zealand for skiing.
Wool is an important export of New Zealand and Rotorua is a major centre for wool production. The image is a shearer demonstrating his skill in sheep shearing in a visitor centre. On the other hand, shearing sport is a worldwide sport within the industry and New Zealanders are always the winners.
Inside the red flag
A gust of wind blown the red flag to cover this couple who were waiting to see the Chinese President Xi while he was visiting New Zealand. The man managed to show his face just in good time for this shot.
A model posing for cameras in a rose garden.
Strive for Success
To be number one, take the lead and win. Best wishes for the new year. In fact it was a Triathlon sporting event held in Auckland some time ago. They tried their best to win the race.
My preferred seat
A lady was sitting at the corner of a staircase for a drink and some reading. She didn't seem to bother by the people walking around her.
a wedding in Rosarito Beach Hotel of Mexico.
Practising Kung Fu
Two men were practising kung fu stick fighting technique in a piece of grassland
The 3rd Sister
The place is called 3 Sisters, but only two rocks were seen in the image. A girl with a surf board came in between the two sisters made a timely inclusion of her as the 3rd sister for the scenery.
A Sikh gentleman seemed to have been distracted by something near him.
An actor was performing Chinese opera on stage as a general.
I can do it
A woman with her fist in front looked like she was declaring to the whole world that she could do it.
Watch my sword
A Chinese martial artist was performing martial art on stage.
An image of a girl taken during AetherCon, 2015 Auckland, the Steampunk Convention held in New Zealand.
girl with a scorpio
A steampunk with a scorpio in her hands posed for photos in front of the main door of Auckland War Memorial Museum.
A little girl, seemed neglected, was crying helplessly besides a statue of a shrine in Kathmandu, Nepal
Dancing in the rain
During rain, 2 girls sudden came out from nowhere, and start dancing merrily around. People may not be well-to-do, but obviously they feel happy with their lives. Within a few seconds, they disappeared in the rain again.
A woman was sitting with her dog outside a temple in Kathmandu of Nepal.
Home delivery, Nepal
A man used his bicycle to deliver goods in a narrow alley in Kathmandu of Nepal.
Chinese artist are performing on stage during a recent visit to New Zealand.
Going home, alone
An old man was seen crawling slowly home alone in a narrow street of Kathmandu, Nepal. He seemed to need help. Photo taken about a year or so ago, and wonder if this old man can remain safe and sound after the quake.
Palace, my sleeping place
A woman was sleeping soundly in the Forbidden Palace of China.
A visit to a glass manufacturing factory where a men performed how a high end piece of glass ware was manufactured.
A man was kite surfing on the beach of Takapuna of New Zealand.
Went to Eco Day yesterday and saw these group of children gathered to listen to story and play games with the winged fairy..
a man standing in front of a window looking outside like expecting for someone to come.
A girl posed in Gothic costume and with a violin in the Winter Garden of Auckland, New Zealand.
It's my grandson's 2nd Birthday.
My beer and me
A man was watching the sea with a can of beer behind him.
A girl in old Chinese costume danced with a fan for pictures.
Fan Dance 2
A model in traditional Chinese clothing posed for fan dancing.
It's a lonely place
A lady in old Chinese costume stood looking gloomily at the lonely days ahead.
A girl in classic Chinese dress posed for pictures.
Are you coming, man
A woman was seen waiting anxiously for someone in a railway station in L.A. of US.
Crossing the road
a man in his sticks walking clumsily across the road alone.
Together we walked
A caring woman pushed an old man on wheelchair to have a walk in the park.
A traditional/cultural dance as performed by a Moari woman of New Zealand.
The haka is a type of ancient Māori war dance traditionally used on the battlefield, as well as when groups came together in peace. Haka are a fierce display of a tribe's pride, strength and unity. Actions include violent foot-stamping, tongue protrusions and rhythmic body slapping to accompany a loud chant. The words of a haka often poetically describe ancestors and events in the tribe's history.
Go, Boys Go
Figures exhibiting in Te Papa Museum showing the World War I involving soldiers of New Zealand.
Horse racing on the sandy beach of Kerikeri of New Zealand and people were gather around to watch the game going on.
Blue Spring for a swim
Blue Spring is a popular spot for New Zealanders. The spring is fed from the Mamaku Plateau where the water takes up to 100 years to filter through; the resulting water is so pure and clean that it produces a beautiful blue colour while being virtually clear.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from my 1 year old granddaughter .
Come with me
A manipulation of a lady in a graveyard turning her head to someone behind.
Manipulation of a photo image.
She seemed to have saddened by a letter.
With the sparks, the girl made a wish
a model posed in melancholy mood.
a girl aimed at an eagle/hawk with her bow and arrow ready to shoot
What happens down there
she looks down at the world underneath her and ...
Chinese Girl 3
Another girl portrait
Chinese girl 2
another portrait of a Chinese girl.
A Chinese girl
A portrait shot
Two girls were playing sand happily at a beach.
A motorcyclist on the side of some flashy motorcycles.
A girl posed in Gothic costume was playing violin for pictures.
Run with me
A girl was running with her dog happily inside a park.
A man appreciating arts in an art gallery
Preparing for market
Two women were washing vegetables by the river during sunset in China.
A Chinese was walking pass an ancestral temple in a village some where in China.
A boy stood in front of windows waving goodbye to someone.
Going to school
boys and girls walked to school in a single file one morning in the village of Likeng of China.
Girl in a Nepal temple
A girl was throwing roses petals to honour her god inside a Nepalese temple