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The UFO Has Landed - Singapore ArtScience Museum ReflectionRain Oculus - Marina Bay Sands, SingaporePonte Vecchio from Above - Florence, ItalyLake Como Cafe at Night, ItalySydney Harbour PanoramaAbandoned - Sweetwater River Historic BridgeChicago Skyline Cloud Gate BubbleBlue Mosque - Sultan Ahmed Mosque - IstanbulAmsterdam Canal - Church of St. NicholasPalais de l'Isle - Annecy, France CanalsBalmoral Hotel Clock Tower, Edinburgh Princes Street Amsterdam Canals: Herengracht & BrouwersgrachtHarry's Cafe de Wheels - Australian Meat PiesGuillaume at Bennelong Restaurant HDR at SunsetOpera Bar Panorama - Sydney Opera House & Harbour BridgeShimmering Opera House - Sydney, AustraliaSydney Harbour on Blue - Sydney Opera House & CBDSingapore Marina Bay: Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience MuseumInverness Cathedral - River Ness, Scotland HighlandsItalian Man Drinking Espresso on the Narrow Streets of Como, ItalyMan in the Market: Jerusalem Old City Arab Market or SoukIndonesian Mini Gas Station - Coca-Cola Bottles Filled with GasolineLife at the Railway Station - New Delhi Railway Station, IndiaVespa on the Streets of FlorenceVancouver's West End at NightEspresso Break on the Streets of FlorenceResting in Corniglia - Cinque Terre, ItalyRiver Arno Rower - Florence, ItalyPointing to the Heavens - Duomo & Bell Tower, FlorenceFontana di Trevi - Trevi FountainLes Jardins de l'Auberge - Restaurant on the Canal - Annecy, FranceBalboa Park Koi Pond Reflection - HDR - San Diego, CABalboa Park at Dusk, San Diego, CAManarola: Cinque Terre, ItalyPiazza Del Duomo at Sunset with Baptistry: Florence, ItalyArmy of Red Vespas - Tuscany, ItalyBubble Gum Alley, San Luis ObispoTrash DumpTemple Mount (Mt. Moriah)Contrasting SkylinesMarket BecakMarket ExchangePico StationDanger High VoltageBendiManila Street Life
The UFO Has Landed - Singapore ArtScience Museum Reflection
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The UFO Has Landed - Singapore ArtScience Museum Reflection

Welcome. The UFO has landed. On the left is the lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum in Singapore's Marina Bay. Its roof is retractable, providing a waterfall through the roof of collected rainwater when closed in the day. The reflection on the right is the Marina Bay Sands casino and hotel.

Nearby Singapore photos you may be interested in: Rain Oculus inside Marina Bay Sands and Singapore Marina Bay at night

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March 27, 2012 10:31 am      Permalink

Rain Oculus - Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
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Rain Oculus - Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

This is the Rain Oculus inside Marina Bay Sands hotel & casino in Singapore. Periodically a torrent of water (6,000 gallons per minute) is released from the clear inverted dome 2 stories above which has an off-center hole which causes a huge swirling effect as the water drains out the bottom. This creates a huge waterfall from below. Basically it's like being underneath a clear, clean toilet bowl. In this photo you can see people enjoying Sampan Rides in Chinese wooden boats along the canals of the Marina Bay Sands around the Rain Oculus. Another interesting fact is that when you're above at the edge of the dome, it acts like an audio parabolic reflector so you can hear people whispering on the other side.

Other Singapore photos you may be interested in: Singapore Marina Bay at night and Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery

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March 21, 2012 9:25 am      Permalink

Ponte Vecchio from Above - Florence, Italy
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Ponte Vecchio from Above - Florence, Italy

This is the famous Ponte Vecchio (means "old bridge") as seen from an upstairs window in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The Ponte Vecchio is a covered bridge across the Arno River in Florence which is packed with shops (originally butcher shops, but now jewellers, art dealers and souvenir sellers). It's the oldest of Florence's six bridges, going back to Roman times. For many years it was the only bridge in Florence across the River Arno and during World War II it was the only bridge across the Arno that the fleeing Germans did not destroy.

It had been a stormy day in Florence as we browsed through the Uffizi Gallery, and then for a moment the sun broke through the clouds as I was peering out the window towards the Ponte Vecchio just down the river, so I quickly grabbed this photo before the rain started again.

You may also be interested in my other Florence photos: River Arno Rower photo taken the same day a bit farther down the river, and Piazza Del Duomo at Sunset with Baptistry photo.

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March 19, 2012 10:47 am      Permalink

Lake Como Cafe at Night, Italy
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Lake Como Cafe at Night, Italy

These are the moments that last forever - this couple had the cafe all to themselves this particular evening on the shore of Lake Como. I don't know the name of this lakefront restaurant, but it was in the town of Como on the south end of Lake Como, Italy.

My other Lake Como Photos: Villa del Balbianello Lake Como Villa, Storybook Land Lake Como Villa, and Italian Man Drinking Espresso on the Narrow Streets of Como, Italy

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March 13, 2012 9:36 am      Permalink

Sydney Harbour Panorama
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Sydney Harbour Panorama

Sydney Harbor Panorama high res at night (cityscape). I took this panorama photo of the Sydney harbor at night from the north side of the harbor next to Jeffrey St. Wharf. This is one of my favorite views of Sydney Harbour since you can see the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Circular Quay, and the high-rise skyscrapers of the Sydney CBD (Central Business District). This (Kirribilli) is the perfect place for a panorama view of Sydney Harbor.

This is an HDR panorama from 2 angles (each 3 exposures, so 6 photos total). I merged each photo into an HDR using Photomatix and then combined the 2 resulting images as a panorama in Photoshop.

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You may also be interested in my Opera Bar Panorama taken from the opposite side of the harbour, Sydney Circular Quay CBD Panorama and Shimmering Opera House Black & White photo

March 9, 2012 10:07 am      Permalink

Abandoned - Sweetwater River Historic Bridge
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Abandoned - Sweetwater River Historic Bridge

Abandoned in San Diego.

This is an abandoned bridge in Spring Valley, CA built in 1929 over the Sweetwater River. It runs parallel to the newer highway 94 or Campo Rd. that replaced it.

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February 20, 2012 8:39 pm      Permalink

Chicago Skyline Cloud Gate Bubble
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Chicago Skyline Cloud Gate Bubble

This is the Chicago skyline mirrored in the interesting Cloud Gate ("The Bean") structure in Millennium Park, downtown Chicago.

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February 8, 2012 9:03 am      Permalink

Blue Mosque - Sultan Ahmed Mosque - Istanbul
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Blue Mosque - Sultan Ahmed Mosque - Istanbul

This is the "Blue Mosque" in Istanbul, Turkey, which is really called the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. It doesn't look blue at all in this photo, but it has blue tiles adorning the inside. It's right next to the Hagia Sophia which doesn't look at impressive from the outside.

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January 23, 2012 8:23 am      Permalink

Amsterdam Canal - Church of St. Nicholas
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Amsterdam Canal - Church of St. Nicholas

A typical Amsterdam canal scene, with the Church of St. Nocholas (St. Nicolaaskerk) visible behind and a sea gull who just happened to fly by at the right time.

You may also be interested in my previous Amsterdam canal at dusk photo.

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January 20, 2012 2:23 pm      Permalink

Palais de l'Isle - Annecy, France Canals
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Palais de l'Isle - Annecy, France Canals

Annecy is often referred to as the Little Venice of France, or the Clean Venice since its freshwater canals are much cleaner than the canals of Venice, Italy. This medieval building in the main canal was built to look like the prow of a galley anchored in the river. It was originally a palace and then was used for various functions including a prison for quite a while, and now is a museum.

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January 17, 2012 10:29 am      Permalink

Balmoral Hotel Clock Tower, Edinburgh Princes Street
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Balmoral Hotel Clock Tower, Edinburgh Princes Street

There is something magical about Edinburgh, Scotland which I hope is captured in this photo. This is the view of Princes Street from Calton Hill featuring the impressive Balmoral Hotel Clock Tower. See all my Scotland Photos here.

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January 16, 2012 11:16 am      Permalink

Amsterdam Canals: Herengracht & Brouwersgracht
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Amsterdam Canals: Herengracht & Brouwersgracht

This is one of the many canal intersections in Amsterdam, Netherlands just after sunset. This was my favorite section of Amsterdam canals because they were narrow, lined with interesting buildings and house boats, and had cool bridges across them as you see here. The streaks of light in the water are from a boat that passed by while I was taking photos. This is the intersection of Brouwersgracht and Herengracht canals (don't ask me how to pronounce them), just west of Amsterdam Centraal train station in the Jordaan section of Amsterdam. The Herengracht canal is one of the 4 main concentric half-circle canals that circle the center of the city. Brouwersgracht means "brewers' canal," so named because this canal used to have many breweries along it, most of which have now been converted into trendy warehouse apartments.

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January 10, 2012 8:00 am      Permalink

Harry's Cafe de Wheels - Australian Meat Pies
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Harry's Cafe de Wheels - Australian Meat Pies

This is the famous Harry's Cafe de Wheels, the home of the best meat pies in Sydney. Or maybe in all of Australia? I haven't tried enough to know. But they were really good. Lots of famous people have eaten the pies here, including Colonel Sanders of KFC fame. Check out the inset image for a closeup of the classic "Tiger Pie" on the left which has mashed potatoes, and the "Pie & Peas" on the right. Both feature mushy peas, which aren't as bad as they sound. There are many other varieties available which you can see on their menu here.

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October 1, 2011 4:19 am      Permalink

Guillaume at Bennelong Restaurant HDR at Sunset
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Guillaume at Bennelong Restaurant HDR at Sunset

The Sydney Opera House is really 3 matching buildings, and this is the smallest one which is the Bennelong Restaurant where one of Australia's most popular and celebrated chefs, Guillaume Brahimi makes his home.

My goal in this photo was to give a view inside the structure to point out how it complements the unique exterior design.

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September 29, 2011 3:19 am      Permalink

Opera Bar Panorama - Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge
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Opera Bar Panorama - Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge

The Opera Bar was surprisingly quiet this evening when I stayed out past sunset for some photography. This panorama shows the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the left and the Opera House on the right. The panorama is from 2 images, each of them bracketed and merged slightly to preserve the highlights & shadows.

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September 27, 2011 3:17 pm      Permalink

Shimmering Opera House - Sydney, Australia
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Shimmering Opera House - Sydney, Australia

It seems I will never tire of shooting the Sydney Opera House due to its interesting shapes and the way it catches the sunlight. There is always a new angle or different light to capture. The sun was bursting through the clouds this particular day. Shot from one of the Sydney ferries as we took our usual trip to Circular Quay from Milsons Point.

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September 23, 2011 4:27 am      Permalink

Sydney Harbour on Blue - Sydney Opera House & CBD
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Sydney Harbour on Blue - Sydney Opera House & CBD

Soon after sunset is my favorite time to gaze out at Sydney Harbour with the Opera House and CBD (Central Business District) skyscrapers. I took this photo while we finished up our dinner down by the water this evening. I like how the sky & water match in color.

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August 29, 2011 2:49 am      Permalink

Singapore Marina Bay: Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum
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Singapore Marina Bay: Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum

In complete contrast to the Papuan rainforest from which I had just barely left, this was where I visited the evening of my layover in Singapore. Marina Bay in Singapore features some of the newest development in the city, and certainly some unique and modern architecture.

The bridge on the left is The Helix Bridge (or Double Helix Bridge), a cool pedestrian bridge with multiple lookout points which you can see in this photo.

This leads across the bay to the 55-story Marina Bay Sands: a casino, mall, and hotel which features 3 towers and a 1,100 ft long rooftop garden, infinity pool, and lookout point which you can see on top. This is currently the world's most expensive casino with 2,561 hotel rooms, a gigantic shopping mall, 2 theaters, an ice skating rink, and the world's largest atrium casino. An interesting fact about the casino is that Singaporeans have to pay S$100 to enter, but foreigners can enter for free. I'm assuming this is the nanny state's attempt to curb gambling addiction among its residents.

The lotus-shaped structure to the right is the ArtScience Museum. Its roof is retractable, providing a waterfall through the roof of collected rainwater when closed in the day.

Almost all of this area is reclaimed land that used to be ocean.

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July 8, 2011 9:20 am      Permalink

Inverness Cathedral - River Ness, Scotland Highlands
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Inverness Cathedral - River Ness, Scotland Highlands

This is Inverness Cathedral (or Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew) along River Ness in the town of Inverness (not too far from Loch Ness). There is an excellent river path on both sides of River Ness right in the heart of Inverness. We had some great walks along this river during our 3 day stay in Inverness. In the foreground you can see the colorful daffodils that seem to grow everywhere here in Scotland.

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April 27, 2011 4:47 am      Permalink

Italian Man Drinking Espresso on the Narrow Streets of Como, Italy
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Italian Man Drinking Espresso on the Narrow Streets of Como, Italy

This photo seems to say "I am Italian." It shows a typical scene in Italy: narrow cobblestone streets between stone buildings, the Italian flag, a man on the street drinking his espresso, and a bar. I took this photo in the town of Como at the south end of Lake Como.

I processed this photo as an HDR from a single RAW image, then converted to black & white (with some sepia), and then mixed back in some of the original colors to highlight the Italian flag, sign for the bar, and the man.

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January 20, 2011 10:18 am      Permalink

Man in the Market: Jerusalem Old City Arab Market or Souk
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Man in the Market: Jerusalem Old City Arab Market or Souk

I took this photo while walking through the Arab Market (Souk) in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City. The Old City of Jerusalem encompasses the original city as it was during King David's time, and is still surrounded by the city walls. No flash used in the photo; just perfect timing for this man to walk out of the shadows of the market into a small section of light.

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January 13, 2011 11:00 pm      Permalink

Indonesian Mini Gas Station - Coca-Cola Bottles Filled with Gasoline
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Indonesian Mini Gas Station - Coca-Cola Bottles Filled with Gasoline

A mother and her son wait for customers at their mini gas station in front of their house. This is a common scene in many parts of Indonesia: a tiny roadside gas station using liter Coca-Cola bottles to store the gasoline. They mostly fill up motorcycles & scooters, usually 1 liter at a time, by pouring the gasoline out of the coke bottles. I took this photo back in January 2008 while visiting my parents in Tomohon, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

More Indonesian Photos of mine which you may be interested in checking out: Bendi (horse-drawn carriage), Hanging out at Dusk, Returning from the Garden, Village Buddies, Smiling through the Window.

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December 7, 2010 9:05 am      Permalink

Life at the Railway Station - New Delhi Railway Station, India
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Life at the Railway Station - New Delhi Railway Station, India

Four characters converge in this early morning scene from New Delhi showing movement and motionlessness. I took this while waiting for the train to Agra to see the Taj Mahal (Nov 13, 2008).

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June 25, 2010 4:17 pm      Permalink

Vespa on the Streets of Florence
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Vespa on the Streets of Florence

An older vespa parked on the narrow streets of Florence, Italy.

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June 18, 2010 6:23 am      Permalink

Vancouver's West End at Night
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Vancouver's West End at Night

This is the view from the balcony of our friends' apartment building in Vancouver's West End. On this particular evening there were really cool cloud patterns highlighted from behind by the moon, which was quite bright. This is a long exposure of around 20 seconds.

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June 9, 2010 9:45 am      Permalink

Espresso Break on the Streets of Florence
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Espresso Break on the Streets of Florence

Two Italians taking a quick break for espresso on the streets of Florence. I like how their poses match each other and add to the interest of the composition.

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December 8, 2009 1:41 pm      Permalink

Resting in Corniglia - Cinque Terre, Italy
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Resting in Corniglia - Cinque Terre, Italy

A man resting on the steps in the narrow streets of Corniglia in Cinque Terre, Italy. This scene is typical of what we saw in most of these small Italian towns.

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December 7, 2009 10:03 am      Permalink

River Arno Rower - Florence, Italy
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River Arno Rower - Florence, Italy

A rower on the River Arno, with dramatic clouds behind. I grabbed this shot the second morning in Florence as we crossed the River Arno on the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge.

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December 5, 2009 10:35 am      Permalink

Pointing to the Heavens - Duomo & Bell Tower, Florence
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Pointing to the Heavens - Duomo & Bell Tower, Florence

Standing next to the Duomo in Florence, Italy, gazing up at the Campanile di Giotto (Giotto's Bell Tower). You can't help but notice the incredible details on the door and also the bell tower. Pictures never do justice, but I hope this gives a sense of these amazing buildings. You may also want to check out my previous photo taken from the top of this tower showing the whole Piazza Del Duomo at Sunset.

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December 4, 2009 11:21 am      Permalink

Fontana di Trevi - Trevi Fountain
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Fontana di Trevi - Trevi Fountain

The famous Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi in Italian) in Trevi Square, Rome, Italy. We were a bit surprised by the huge crowds hanging out here, even at night.

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December 3, 2009 10:19 am      Permalink

Les Jardins de l'Auberge - Restaurant on the Canal - Annecy, France
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Les Jardins de l'Auberge - Restaurant on the Canal - Annecy, France

This restaurant is along the main canal in Annecy, France. Annecy is described by some as the "Clean Venice", or the "Venice of France." It is certainly beautiful and clean, though not as big as Venice, Italy. This was one of the most distinct restaurants along the canal. I took this 3-stop HDR photo at dusk using my gorilla-pod tripod wrapped around a railing.

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December 1, 2009 8:30 am      Permalink

Balboa Park Koi Pond Reflection - HDR - San Diego, CA
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Balboa Park Koi Pond Reflection - HDR - San Diego, CA

The last golden light before sunset makes for a beautiful shot of the koi pond in Balboa Park near the arboretum (behind me). This was taken about 30 minutes before my previous Balboa Park photo.

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November 30, 2009 8:30 am      Permalink

Balboa Park at Dusk, San Diego, CA
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Balboa Park at Dusk, San Diego, CA

I took this photo last night while at Balboa Park with Katie and her family. Balboa Park is one of our favorite places to go when visiting San Diego. Most of the buildings (like the one here) are built in Spanish Colonial Revival style.

This is an HDR from 5 exposures (1 stop apart).

November 28, 2009 10:00 am      Permalink

Manarola: Cinque Terre, Italy
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Manarola: Cinque Terre, Italy

Manarola is one of the 5 villages that make up Cinque Terre, a beautiful section along the western Italian coast. We hiked between the 5 villages on our recent trip to Italy.

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November 27, 2009 8:00 am      Permalink

Piazza Del Duomo at Sunset with Baptistry: Florence, Italy
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Piazza Del Duomo at Sunset with Baptistry: Florence, Italy

The beautiful Piazza Del Duomo with the baptistry, as seen at sunset from Giotto's Campanile (bell tower), beside the Duomo. I almost got locked into the bell tower while taking this photo; I didn't realize they were closing because I was so caught up in taking photos. View more photos from our Europe trip.

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October 5, 2009 11:43 am      Permalink

Army of Red Vespas - Tuscany, Italy
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Army of Red Vespas - Tuscany, Italy

A small army of red Vespas waiting outside a restaurant in Radda in Chianti, Tuscany -- the heart of Italian wine country. Katie and I tried to rent a Vespa scooter like this later while in northern Italy, but unfortunately it never worked out.

September 15, 2009 8:04 am      Permalink

Bubble Gum Alley, San Luis Obispo
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Bubble Gum Alley, San Luis Obispo

The perfect place for rebellious Singaporeans to come. Bubble Gum Alley in San Luis Obispo, CA (SLO) is a 15-foot high by 70-foot long alley whose walls are covered in used bubble gum. Apparently this has been the spot to leave your used gum since the 50's, and it has survived at least 2 full cleaning attempts. The locals have long since given up on cleaning it, and leave it as a tourist attraction.

June 20, 2009 4:16 pm      Permalink

Trash Dump
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Trash Dump

Back in the nearby city, workers try to clean up some of the huge piles of trash that have gathered near the beach. Like many parts of the developing world, litter is not managed well.

April 8, 2009 3:38 pm      Permalink

Temple Mount (Mt. Moriah)
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Temple Mount (Mt. Moriah)

Temple Mount (Mt. Moriah), where Abraham prepared Isaac as a sacrifice and God intervened, providing a lamb instead. Also where Solomon built the Temple, and where the Temple stood in Jesus' day. Currently it's the Muslim Dome of the Rock. One of the many things we saw on our Israel/Jordan tour this summer.

December 7, 2008 5:10 pm      Permalink

Contrasting Skylines
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Contrasting Skylines

The Buddhist pagoda in the foreground contrasts with the LA city skyline in the distance in this photo taken last night from the hiking/biking trails above Turnbull Canyon in Whittier. Apparently this pagoda, built on the highest point of Rose Hills Memorial Park, is the largest in the US. I took this as Brian and I hiked across the hills and down to Rio Hondo Community College.

June 6, 2008 3:51 pm      Permalink

Market Becak
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Market Becak

The becak is a common form of transportation all over Indonesia.

May 4, 2008 11:12 pm      Permalink

Market Exchange
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Market Exchange

Same market as the blingbing photo: exchanging money for market goods. In this part of Indonesia the money is handed to the seller at the exact same time as the seller hands the goods, to make sure the transaction happens fairly. Also, this means that only one hand is needed, since the other hand is probably dirty or holding other produce.

May 4, 2008 10:46 pm      Permalink

Pico Station
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Pico Station

Waiting at the Pico station.

Katie and I rode the Metro Rail to downtown LA 2 days before the LA Marathon to pick up her race packet.

March 23, 2007 6:55 am      Permalink

Danger High Voltage
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Danger High Voltage

So, this is kind of a different direction from any of the other photos I've posted here. This was an attempt to be creative and find a photo where I would have otherwise not seen anything worth shooting. The photo was taken at the Pico station of the metro line in LA.

March 20, 2007 9:52 pm      Permalink

Bendi
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Bendi

The bendi is a horse-drawn carriage used as public transportation for traveling short distances within the city.

September 26, 2006 3:08 pm      Permalink

Manila Street Life
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Manila Street Life

I caught a split-second glimpse of this scene out of our taxi window the last time we were in Manila. There seem to be a lot of untold stories represented here...

June 22, 2006 12:33 pm      Permalink