Carl Lum

Carl Lum @carllum_photography

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A couple of lonely tiny shells facing a very big world. Normally I try to minimize the distortion for my fisheye shots, but this time I decided to exaggerate the effect for fun. My wife and dog were only about 20 feet in front of the shells, but they look like they're at the edge of the horizon. . . #travel #igtravels #tourism #vacation #trip #visiting #travelgram #mytravelgram #tourism #tourist #beach #alone #uclulet #tofino #beautifulbc #explorebc #longbeach #longbeachbc #fisheye #fisheyelens #shells #distortion #olympus #getolympus #microfourthirds #olympusem5 #CarlLumPhotography #FindBeautyAnywhere #travelphotos
For fun, I pushed my macro to 1:1 for a really closeup look at a buttercup. At this distance, the flower takes on a completely new dimension: like something out of a sci-fi movie. Ethereal. Beautiful. Alien-like! . . #flowers #petal #buttercups #buttercupflowers #nature #beautiful #plants #garden #flowerslovers #botanical #floral #flowermagic #bloom #blooms #floweroftheday #gardenlovers #flowersofinstagram #springishere #lensculture #macro #closeup #flowermacro #olympuscamera #omd #getolympus #olympusomd #olympusem5 #microfourthirds #CarlLumPhotogaphy #FindBeautyAnywhere
To celebrate two days of sun (and just before our howling wind storm), here's another underrated beauty from my wife's garden: the ubiquitous buttercup. They are everywhere and they are easy to overlook. But move in close and they are really quite pretty! . . #flowers #petal #buttercups #buttercupflowers #nature #beautiful #plants #garden #flowerslovers #botanical #floral #flowermagic #bloom #blooms #floweroftheday #gardenlovers #flowersofinstagram #springishere #lensculture #macro #closeup #flowermacro #olympuscamera #omd #getolympus #olympusomd #olympusem5 #microfourthirds #CarlLumPhotogaphy #FindBeautyAnywhere
A smiling pansy from my wife's garden to wish everyone a happy Victoria Day! "Feels like winter" has given way to "summer heat" in a matter of days here in Vancouver. . . #flower #flowers #petal #pansies #pansylovers #nature #beautiful #plants #garden #flowerslovers #botanical #floral #flowermagic #bloom #blooms #floweroftheday #gardenlovers #flowersofinstagram #springishere #lensculture #macro #closeup #flowermacro #olympuscamera #omd #getolympus #olympusomd #olympusem5 #microfourthirds
My wife trudges along a deserted Long Beach. This shot always makes me think of the "Last Person in the World" scenario in a post-apocalyptic world! In reality, this is probably the most famous beach in beautiful British Columbia. . . #travel #igtravel #tourism #vacation #trip #holiday #visiting #travelgram #mytravelgram #tourism #tourist #beach #lonely #alone #solitaryperson #sunburst #uclulet #tofino #beautifulbc #explorebc #longbeach #longbeachbc #singleperson #olympus #getolympus #microfourthirds #olympusep1 #CarlLumPhotography #FindBeautyAnywhere #travelphoto #roamingnanny
No one will dispute the Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. How cool is it to take a water taxi to your hotel door? (That's another hotel to try in my bucket list.) . . #igtravel #worldtravel #travelawesome #instatravel #bewander #letsgosomewhere #exploretocreate #Venice #Italy #Europe #whyinitaly #hotel #boutiquehotel #quaint #canals #iloveitaly #ilovevenice #romantic #olympus #getolympus #microfourthirds #olympusep1 #CarlLumPhotography #FindBeautyAnywhere #travelphoto #roamingnanny #amazeshots
The ancient city Ephesus in Turkey was another highlight in our trip. We got a chance to visit another 1000+ year old building! The remnants of the Library of Celsus has stood since the 10th century and we were allowed to freely walk in and around this ancient structure (no liability fears like North America!). Our tour group also started out early, so I was able to catch some nice light in the morning sun. #travel #travelling #igtravel #tourism #vacation #trip #holiday #visiting #instatravel #travelgram #mytravelgram #tourism #tourist #Ephesus #LibraryofCelsus #Turkey #ancient #libary #Izmir #Greek #olympus #getolympus #microfourthirds #CarlLumPhotography #FindBeautyAnywhere #travelphoto #roamingnanny #amazeshots
Out of all the buildings I've visited, the one with greatest "wow" factor is the Hagia Sophia. This 1500-year old cathedral is mindblowing in its age, architecture, and cultural significance. I lingered as long as I could inside to soak up the atmosphere and tried to get shots without the hordes of crowds visible. As usual, I stayed too long as I returned outside to a very cross wife. 😐 . . #travel #travelling #igtravel #tourism #vacation #trip #holiday #visiting #instatravel #travelgram #mytravelgram #tourism #tourist #HagiaSophia #Istanbul #Turkey #museum #church #basilica #cathedral #olympus #getolympus #microfourthirds #hdr #highdynamicrange #carllum_photography #FindBeautyAnywhere #travelphoto #roamingnanny #amazeshots
Happy Mother's Day! This is how Bleeding Hearts should look like in my wife's garden. But with the cold, wet spring we've been having here in Vancouver, this year's crop looks much more scrawny. Have a great day anyway. . . #flower #flowers #petal #bleedinghearts #bleedingheartflower #nature #beautiful #plants #garden #flowerslovers #botanical #floral #flowermagic #bloom #blooms #floweroftheday #gardenlovers #flowersofinstagram #springishere #lensculture #fisheye #red #olympuscamera #omd #getolympus #olympusomd #olympusem5 #microfourthirds #carllum_photography #FindBeautyAnywhere
"Fisheye Garden" What's the least likely lens for taking pictures of flowers? Try a fisheye! I went exploring with this lens in my wife's garden and this Calla lily practically mugged to be front and centre in the shot. . . #flowers #petal #lily #callalily #nature #beautiful #plants #garden #flowerslovers #botanical #floral #flowermagic #bloom #blooms #floweroftheday #gardenlovers #flowersofinstagram #springishere #lensculture #fisheye #fisheyelens #wideangle #olympuscamera #omd #getolympus #olympusomd #olympusem5 #microfourthirds #carllum_photography
After all the glamour of China's technical and architectural prowess, this street scene shows how the real people live. I tried to give it a timeless look, as if this scene could have been from the 80's...or 50's... It kind of reminds me of our own Chinatown in Vancouver, only older and more rundown! . . #instatravel #travelgram #mytravelgram #igtravel #tourism #tourist #travel #travelling #vacation #trip #holiday #visiting #travelphoto #streetscene #streetphotography #simplelife #basiclife #Guangdong #China #Asia #lensculture #lensculturestreets #everybodystreet #carllum_photography #FindBeautyAnywhere #olympus #getolympus #olympusem5 #microfourthirds #roamingnanny
"Multi-tasking in Rural China" A grandmother prepares the family meal while babysitting her grandchild in a rural China village. The kitchen is extremely basic but functional, lacking the modern amenities that those of us living in the First World take for granted everyday. Can you make do in this environment? I must admit that I could not. . . #instatravel #travelgram #mytravelgram #igtravel #tourism #tourist #travel #traveling #travelling #vacation #trip #holiday #visiting #travelphoto #house #home #simplelife #simplelifestyle #basiclife #Guangzhou #China #Asia #rural #oldtime #carllum_photography #FindBeautyAnywhere #olympus #getolympus #olympusem5 #microfourthirds