China: 2011 (Winnipeg Travel Photography)

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I finished my photo book of my trip to China a couple of days ago and wanted to share it with everyone.

By Christina McWilliams

I used Blurb to make my book. Blurb makes sharing books, as well as selling them very simple. Have a look at my book. If you are interested in buying a copy, you can do so right through the Blurb website.

China Adventure Part 3

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First some pictures from the Great Wall. The first shows the way up. The next 2 show me on the way up. It was an amazing climb! Loved this day!

We are in Suzhou today. Suzhou is a city with a canal that is 1800 km long. It was built by hand by millions of workers. Many people lost their lives doing the job. The canal is preserved the way it was hundreds of years ago and going on a boat ride on this canal is like going back in time.

We have had Chinese food now for 10 meals in a row.  Lunch and supper every day is Chinese food. It is pretty much all the same and we are getting tired of Chinese food and the regimentation of our days. Someone today said it was a lot like being in summer camp. We certainly don’t have to do much thinking. We get on the bus and go all day long. We don’t need to think about where we are going or what we are eating (Chinese food). We don’t even need to worry about how long we want to stay at the park to take pictures or how much time we want to spend at the Jade store. We only need to show up. I am being facetious because it is getting a bit wearing. The trip is great. We are packing a ton of stuff into our days. More than we ever could on our own. But all choice about the day are removed from us. Makes you think……………….

I had told friends and family that I would stay in touch on Facebook. It isn’t happening because Facebook is censored in China. In case you were wondering.

Photography Exhibition of China (Winnipeg Landscape Photographer Tse Li Luk)

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Take advantage of the opportunity to see some wonderful photographic images of the Huangshan Mountains of China at the Millenium Library for all of May. Winnipeg photgrapher and physician Tse Li Luk took the photographs in this exhibition on a recent trip to China.

The exhibition is on for all of May.

Stop at the library and see this amazing work. Prints are also available at

Hope to see you there.



Calgary, Winnipeg and China

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I’m off to Calgary tomorrow to visit our son and his family. Best part is that our son and his wife are going skiing so I will have my grandson to myself. Ashton is 7 and in grade 2. I timed the trip to coincide with his Parent Teacher Interview. The teacher in me wants to know. lol.

Been out doing a lot of night shooting in the last couple of weeks; in the exchange and at the train station. We actually got out onto the tracks at the station while an engine came in. It happened so fast but I did get a shot. The theme this month at Camera Club is night/low light, hence the night pics.

Also, taught a couple more photography classes at Ralph Brown School. I wish that I could post some of the pictures that the kids have taken but since most of them are pictures of each other, I am not able to. I’m so proud of the great job that they’ve done. Turns out that holding the camera still is their single biggest challenge. We worked on that quite a bit and there was a big improvement.

Other than that I’ve been working on setting up a friend’s website.  Check it out: Tse Li Luk is the name of the photographer and he will be having an exhibition at the Millenium Library for the month of May. All proceeds from the exhibition will be going towards the Chinese Cultural Centre to celebrate the Chinese community having been here for 100 years. The images are all from the Chinese countryside that Tse Li took on a recent trip to China. This exhibition is definitely worth checking out. I am by no means a website designer, but know how to see up a site at , because  they are the hosts of my 2 sites;  this one and  The customer service at smugmug is simply the best and keeps me there.  I don’t do a lot of work on the studio86 site as my site keeps me busy enough. Anyways, I will post one of  Tse Li’s images for a sneak peak at the exhibition.

That’s it for today. The sun is shining but winter seems to be back. When will it end? Or rather will it end? Who knows. One can only hope.

These are not the images that I will be entering this month. I will post my entries after the judging night. I also have changed the resolution and size of these images.

Here are a couple of images from my night shooting and then one of the images that will be on exhibition at the library:





I’m sure that you’ll recognize these spots if you’re from Winnipeg.

And now one from a place faraway with mystique and beauty-China:


Isn’t that a beautiful image! Mark May on your calendar and come down to the Millenium Library to see more of  Tse Li Luk’s work.

That’s it for now.