The Way I See It

Through The Trees

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Olympic National Park, 2012

Olympic National Park, 2012

I shot this on the hike out to Second Beach with Sai and Ed last year. We were behind schedule and were hustling a bit but when the light from the setting sun cut through the mist and trees, stopping was a no-brainer.

1/3 second at f/8, ISO 800. Nikon D800E + Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4.

 

 

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January 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm

New Year, New Distraction

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new year neopan

new year neopan

My new year’s distraction 😉

1/80 second at f/5.6, ISO 1600. Nikon D800E + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G.

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January 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm

View From The Top

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Rainy Seattle, 2012

Rainy Seattle, 2012

Some friends were passing through town on Thursday evening. It was their first time here so we did some sightseeing. The weather started off okay enough but things quickly went south and by the time we got to the Seattle Center, it was coming down pretty hard. I made this image from the observation deck of the Space Needle. The raindrops were blowing in sideways so I ended up shooting with the 50 mm, a fast lens with a deep hood.

Handheld at 1/15 second at f/2, ISO 1000. Nikon D800E + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G.

 

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December 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

The Substance of Things Hoped For, the Evidence of Things Not Seen, Part 1

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Kuan Yin Temple, Singapore, 2012

Kuan Yin Temple, Singapore, 2012

1/200 second at f/4, ISO 200. Nikon D800E + Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4.
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Budai and Believer, Singapore, 2012

Budai and Believer, Singapore, 2012

1/800 second at f/7.1, ISO 800. Nikon D800E + Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4.
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Kuan Yin Temple, Singapore, 2012

Kuan Yin Temple, Singapore, 2012

1/320 second at f/7.1, ISO 800. Nikon D800E + Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4.

 

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December 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Bangkok’s Chinatown

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chinatown vendor i, bangkok, 2012

chinatown vendor i, bangkok, 2012

I made these images in Bangkok about a month ago. I’d been to Chinatown (also known as Yaowarat for the main arterial that runs through it) many times, but usually for dinner or a late night snack. After having seen a photowalk series by a local professional, I was inspired to make a daytime trip. It was the middle of the day and hot and humid as can be, but having found a willing accomplice (thank you, Yui!), we made the trip. These were some of the things that I saw.

All images made with a Nikon D800E + Nikkor AF-S 24-120 f/4.

hong kong noodle shop, bangkok, 2012

hong kong noodle shop, bangkok, 2012

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fish maw, bangkok, 2012

fish maw, bangkok, 2012

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chinatown vendor ii, bangkok, 2012

chinatown vendor ii, bangkok, 2012

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pepper neon, bangkok, 2012

pepper neon, bangkok, 2012

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lor yaowaraj, bangkok, 2012

lor yaowaraj, bangkok, 2012

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December 2, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Stragglers and Dilly-Dallyers

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before the rain

before the rain

I’ve been in the tropics for the past couple of months and missed most of the change in the seasons. Home now and did some strolling this past week. I was fortunate to catch these scenes. Thank goodness for stragglers and dilly-dallyers 😉

1/1250 second at f/208, ISO 1600. Nikon D600 + Nikkor AF-S 70-200 f/2.8 (before the rain, above).

 

stars

stars

1/320 second at f/6.3, ISO 1600. Nikon D600 + Nikkor AF-S 70-200 f/2.8.

 

evening light

evening light

1/50 second at f/8, ISO 1600. Nikon D600 + Nikkor AF-S 70-300 f/4.5-5.6.

 

forest floor

forest floor

1/40 second at f/14, ISO 3200. Nikon D600 + Nikkor AF-S 70-300 f/4.5-5.6.

 

fallen leaves

fallen leaves

1/3 second at f/18, ISO 800. Nikon D600 + Nikkor AF-S 70-300 f/4.5-5.6.

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November 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm

A Veterans Day Tribute

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This is my Veterans Day tribute to the brave men and women who have served, and to those who continue to give so much so that we may enjoy the freedoms and way of life that we take for granted. This post is especially for Lani, whose grandchildren stand watch so that we don’t have to. Thank you!

Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, 2012

Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, 2012

What making images at the Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, my eyes were drawn to this tribute atop a grave marker in the veterans section. Lewis Albanese was born in Venice (Italy) and was KIA in Vietnam while serving his adopted country. For his sacrifice in combat, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. The black marble plaque behind his grave marker reads, “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life and beyond the call of duty”. Here is the rest of the citation.

1/60 second at f/4.4, ISO 100. Infrared-converted Panasonic ZS6.

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Minneapolis - St. Paul International, 2012

Minneapolis – St. Paul International, 2012

I made this image at Minneapolis – St. Paul International. While waiting for my flight, a group of veterans disembarked at the gate at which I was waiting. I snapped this as a young man – probably 22 at most – walked by. He seemed fine and fit as a fiddle until one looked down, for in place of one calf was a bare metal prosthetic.

1/15 second at f/2.2, ISO 400. Canon S100.

 

 

 

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November 11, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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