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Painting with Light at Walden Pond

22 Oct 2011 / 1 Comment / in Photography, Travel

Long Exposure Light Painting. + Trip to see Fall Foliage.

You can learn to paint using longer exposures such as 1/4 second and try to move the camera why it is exposing. Doing so allows you to paint with whatever object that is lite on the viewfinder. Granted that you choose a good setting and you can get long exposure, its quite fun. 🙂

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Getting to Tibet 2011

08 Sep 2011 / 0 Comments / in Photography, Travel

Recently, I went on a trip in which I had wanted to go for years.  Tibet was not a place that was easily accessible. While planning was fairly complicated due to inconsistencies of ticket prices and scarcity of transportation in and out of the region, the trip itself was fairly smooth. However, Tibet is a plateau region in southwest china and well above the sea level with an average elevation of 4,900 meters (16,000 ft). It is easy for first time travelers to such altitudes to get high-altitude sickness. Climbing 2 flight of stairs feels like climbing 10 as air is thinner and your heart has to work harder to provide more oxygen to the brain. In short, if you ever lived through college, you know how hangovers and shortness of breath feel like. It’s on par with the worst one you’ve ever experienced, but you learn to deal with things like this.

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Tibet Photos 2011

07 Sep 2011 / 0 Comments / in Photography, Pix a Day, Travel

Kimono Photoshoot at Fushimi Inari-taisha (伏見稲荷大社)

05 Jul 2011 / 0 Comments / in Photography, Portraiture, Travel

Fushimi Inari-taisha
伏見稲荷大社

On 4th of July weekend, the American/Canadian interns of Kengo Kuma went with me to Kyoto by bus from Tokyo for some weekend fun. I had also promised them that I would help them take some photos of their Kimono.

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Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid

11 Jun 2010 / 0 Comments / in Architecture, Travel

….. Opera with Bad Details but very good form meets function. I actually think its not bad at all. People use it well.  I really like the stage.

2010 Shanghai Expo: Seed Cathedral by Heatherwick Studio

11 Jun 2010 / 0 Comments / in Architecture, Travel

It had one of the most incredible interiors I’ve ever seen. The Seed were really impressive. I would have enjoyed it more if it wasn’t so much push and shove. I could barely get a shot off before being pushed along the way out toward the exit.

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2010 Shanghai Expo: Danish Pavilion by BIG

11 Jun 2010 / 0 Comments / in Architecture, Travel

I was quite surprised by it. I didn’t expect to see this double helix get constructed because the whole time i was wondering how it was structurally sound. I guess in the end, those crazy steel frames really did it. The building was shaking constantly from people taking steps. It made it rather difficult to shoot long exposures. In addition to the thousands of people in that pavilion with me there was rain. There were no biking around the pavilion that day…..

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