This dragon painting is captured from the traditional Chinese paper umbrella. Dragon is the divine mythical creature that brings ultimate abundance, prosperity, and good fortune. Chinese around the world proudly proclaim themselves descendant of the dragon because dragon symbolize power and excellence, valiancy and boldness, heroism and perseverance, nobility and divinity. A dragon overcomes all obstacles and is never afraid of anything. He is energetic, decisive, optimistic, intelligent and ambitious.
As we have been doing this assignment I have been constantly looking for opportunities to capture life around me that I do not normally take a second look too.
The shadows of the trees without leaves have really stood out to me, on colder days they give me more of feeling of a wickedness or even a creepy feeling, but on nicer more sunny days I find myself gazing at them for lengthy amount of time. To me the pattern is very surreal and I find complexity in a relatively simple part of nature.
The weather was wonderful over the past week and I noticed that spring was finally starting to set in and all the little squirrels were out of hiding, running about campus and least bothered about all the people that passed them. Then I noticed this one little squirrel that was following me for a few steps. I had a snickers bar in my hand and I noticed the squirrel eagerly looking towards me. As I opened the snack, it came closer to me wagging its tail and then stood on its hind limbs. I partially knelt down, took out a piece of the peanut that was in the snack and threw it towards the squirrel, and it happily ate it. I took out my camera and then held out my hand pretending to give it some food, wondering if the squirrel would come any closer to me. Infact it did come close, and as I was taking the picture trying not to scare it away, it grabbed my finger with its fore-limbs for a second, then went away.
I missed capturing it when it grabbed my finger, but I managed a shot when it eagerly came towards me and was about to do so. I think it is really cool how most of the squirrels on campus have got used to human presence and feel safe enough to approach us.