Luchang Mountain, 2,620 m in altitude, sits at the west border of Shei-Pa National Park.
Some day in Oct., 2010, in wee hours I was climbing the Main Peak of Syue Mountain for the first time in my life. Breathlessly, I looked to the starry night over the canopies of the dark forests, hoping the day would not break too soon.
At 6:20 a.m., I reached the peak of Syue Mountain, the second highest in Taiwan. Shrouded by a sheet of freezing temperatures, I waited the sun, which had hidden for the whole night behind Mt. Nanhu, to cast its golden rays westwards.
All of a sudden the sea of clouds was coated with a layer of golden sunshine, glittering at the foot of Luchang Mountain and forming a unique splendor granted by the Nature. Different from the way it is accompanied by other peaks, Luchang Mountain enjoyed a feel of solitude at this moment.
Yang learned about photography in his college days, and has since recorded the beauty of nature in Taiwan,which he has long indulged himself in. In 2008, as a member of the photography club of Nat'l Taipei Univ. of Technology, he became interested in eco-photography. He has been serving his military substitute service in Shei-Pa National Park since 2010.