Welcome to VersiChromatics, photo blog of my daily life fragments. I'm Yongquan Ye, currently (2008) a PhD candidate on a MRI project in Beijing, China. Before I came to Beijing for University study 8 years ago (and became a PhD candidate 4 years later), I was grown up in the charming city in southen China--GuangZhou. So doubt not, I am a fluent speaker for Cantonese,Mandarin, and English:) Oh, et un peu de Francaic, mais...:P
Since I was little, my father used to run a small photograph shop, taking pictures for ID cards and developing black and white photos in a small dark room. I was then able to touch and use the monstrous folding camera of his, in fact I loved squeezing the rubber air ball which drove the shutter. Sometimes I would duck into the dark room and observed people faces emerging from blank photographic papers.
Maybe because of my childhood memory, I love using old manual lens, mostly those M42 lens. Such old lens each have their own charaters, bringing great enjoyment taking photos with. And yet they are much cheaper than nowadays high-tech auto lens. Finally there's something that we can have instead of saying "I miss the good old days":) Of couse, I do have auto lens too, to deal with some more difficult situations.
I am grateful for your visit and comments, so please don't hesitate to bring your constructive critisism, I need it.Thank you! And I hope my photos can bring some joyful moment to you!