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The Next 365

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Seoul Self-Portrait

Seoul Self-Portrait

I made this self-portrait at the COEX Mall in Seoul earlier this year. Today, I am another year older and (one would like to think) another year wiser. Whatever that determination might be, I am certainly fortunate to have been blessed with love, health, awesome family and wonderful friends. I have spent the past year contemplating the shortness and uncertainty of life. I shall spend the next 365 days attempting to hold those that I hold dear a little closer.

Photog Notes
I shot this image with an aperture of f/6.7, at 1/20 sec. To get a reasonably hand-holdable shutter speed, I had to dial the ISO up to 800. Shooting with a relatively old piece of hardware (Nikon D300), the trick was to make sure the the image was properly exposed; any underexposure would have resulted in a dreadful amount of noise (i.e., graininess), especially in the shadows. Digital sensors reward you when you respect their need for light 😉

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October 21, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Roast Meats Culture

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Roast Meats Culture

Roast Meats Culture

Passers-by peer into the window of the local roast and grilled meats place. I made this image in the Changning district of Shanghai. Windows like this dot the bustling streets of most Chinese cities and, come to think of it, most Chinese communities around the world. This stuff is our fast food.

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May 19, 2011 at 4:27 pm

East Meets West

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Once a year – at X’mas time – I like to do what I call The Traditional Christmas Hot Pot. Wouldn’t it have been so good in that cold, cold manger all those years ago?

Ready for Traditional Christmas Hot Pot

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January 4, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Lunch, A Tale in 5 Images

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December 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm

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Firehouse

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June 26th, 2010. FIFA World Cup 2010, Ghana 2 – USA 1.
The old Ballard firehouse, aka the Hi-Life restaurant.

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

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July 5, 2010 at 9:49 pm

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