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Month: January 2016

Snowy Day At The Whitehouse

Snowy Day At The Whitehouse

I took this when I was in DC for work. The office I had to go to is a couple blocks away from the Whitehouse so I figured I cut through the park and get some shots. Last time I was at the Whitehouse you could go all the way up to the iron gate. This time I was forced to stand across the street. I have no real idea why. DC is riddled with closed streets near government buildings….

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Winter Sky

Winter Sky

This is the view from my balcony that I see most nights. Well it would be if I was a 300mm lens and cropped to 16×9. My balcony faces to the West so I see all the sunsets when I’m home and now that I walk to work I have lots of time to see sunsets because I am usually home anymore. So when I saw the view I grabbed my tripod and put an Olympus EM1 and the 40-150…

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It Snowed

It Snowed

I hate snow. I hate the cold. I think it sucks on a level that you would not believe. I try and avoid going out in the cold as much as humanly possible. So when the giant storm hit the East Coast of America I wasn’t overly inclined to go out into it for pictures. However, fate being a fickle mistress forced me to venture out into Washington, DC for work on a day we were closed due to weather….

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Thai Motorbikes – Part 2

Thai Motorbikes – Part 2

Concluding the Thai motorbike series today. One of the things I get asked is why is the motorbike so prevalent in Thailand and Asia for that matter. The answer is they are a cheap form of transportation. Cars are expensive because they are usually imported in. This puts them out of reach for a lot of families. Cars are just now becoming affordable in Thailand but still, the down payment on a car is more than buying a motorbike outright….

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Thai Motorbikes – Part 1

Thai Motorbikes – Part 1

There is nothing more that identifies to me that I have landed in Thailand than the Thai motorbike. Here is America we would call them scooters or mopeds. I just know in Thailand that you just say motorbike or bike and everyone assumes you are talking about a scooter. If I was going to talk about the editing process I would call it an exercise in agony. I have carpal tunnel from too many years working in IT and playing…

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Grey Day Fishing

Grey Day Fishing

This was shot in Thailand as a storm was rolling in so the sky was grey and all the fishing boats were in and there were only a few people on the beach. This image just felt monochrome to me. There wasn’t a lot of color to begin with so I hit the greyscale conversion and off I went editing. For a rarity this was mostly edited in Lightroom. There was a lot of extraneous stuff so I did a…

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Point On The Beach

Point On The Beach

The snow has stopped but it will be around for some time. The area I am in got hit with 2 feet or around .6 meters. For inquiring minds, hell no I haven’t been out. It’s cold and I’m delicate. Since its still cold I went ahead and did another beach picture from Thailand. This was shot on Pattaya Beach just down from the Dolphin roundabout where Beach Road begins.   This was shot on my Ricoh GR which I…

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Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here

This is a shot off of Wongnamat Beach in Naklua, Thailand. With the snow now falling for over 24 hours straight here on the East Coast and not due to stop till the very early hours of the morning. I am not a cold weather animal and I would much rather be sitting in the tropical climate of Thailand than sitting here watching the white stuff pile up. I’d go into the technical details of the image but I just like…

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Hard Rock Cafe – Las Vegas

Hard Rock Cafe – Las Vegas

I have shot this sign before. I’m a sucker for a Gibson Les Paul done in Sunburst. As for the restaurant itself can’t comment as I have never been in it but I have been in the Hard Rock Casino and thats got a lot of cool memorabilia in it if you are a rock music buff. This was shot on my Olympus EM1 at 24mm. Took 5 images and did the HDR merge and then the usual Photoshop fun…

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Green Tranquility

Green Tranquility

This was shot at the Chinese temple in Pratumnak Hill. The local Thai temple gets all the attraction but the Chinese Temple is really the one worth the visit. If you are curious and in Pattaya I recommend asking to visit the temple on Pratumnak Hill and then say stop at the Chinese temple. In Thai Chinese is Jinn. While I can read Thai I am barely conversational so when you see the road leading to the left just say,…

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