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Color Wheel

Color Wheel

I am fighting the flu or at least flu like symptoms so going to be brief on this one. I wasn’t feeling the editing and it was a struggle to get through it. This is a sky wheel that is located on the Navy Pier in Chicago. I went for a weird camera angle using my 16-35mm lens and a long exposure to get the effect. Just a note, if you want to shoot at the carnival you have to…

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Casco Viejo – Part 2

Casco Viejo – Part 2

Here is the second part of the Casco Viejo series I shot while I was in Panama. I’ll stress again I didn’t want to go for the typical tourists shots. Anyone can shoot those. I wanted to show the real Casco Viejo that isn’t always pretty. This set has some people in it. I guess I did a bit of street photography. Unlike the cliche’ street photography stuff I left it in color. I think some people do the conversion…

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Just Another Night In Thailand

Just Another Night In Thailand

One of the biggest questions I get about Thailand is what is it like. Behold a normal night in Thailand. The massage shop trying to attract customers. You can see someone getting a neck massage in the background. The various food carts that cater mostly to Thai’s but the brave tourists or expat will eat off them as well. The cart in the middle is som tam or green papaya salad. You can see its a push cart, the one…

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Guardians At The Gate

Guardians At The Gate

Why are there two elephants guarding the entrance to this temple complex? Well, my quick search turned up the fact that Buddha’s mother was unable to have a child until she dreamed of a white elephant entering her. So I can see why it’s important to Buddhism. You also need to understand that Buddhism comes from India where the elephant is revered because of Ganesh. Thai Buddhism draws heavily on Hinduism. It’s not uncommon to see lots of Hindu elements…

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Buddha And Monk

Buddha And Monk

I found this little alter in a small temple off the Naval Overlook in Pratumnak. While every tourist was busy with the overlook they ignored this cool little temple complex so I had the place to myself. Well, by to myself I meant those Thais that were hanging around the temple but there were no other tourists around me which was really nice. They missed the coolest attraction. If you ask me who the monk is in this I don’t…

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Visit to Morocco

Visit to Morocco

I round out the national tour of Epcot with Morocco. I still have some random snaps to share but the predominate country themes are over with.┬áThe entire “country” of Morocco was designed to be like a souk with weaving passages and shops scattered about. This is the one county in Epcot that I noticed didn’t push the usual Disney themed crap that the others sold. To give it a more authentic feel as well the smell coming from the restaurant…

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Clouds Over A Rich Coast

Clouds Over A Rich Coast

Taken while we were starting to descend into Costa Rica for a landing. Costa Rica translates to Rich Coast. Costa means coast and rica means rich. Puerto Rico, which is often confused with Costa Rica means rich port. The a versus the o on the end of the words is just a masculine or famine form of the noun. I figured why not throw a Spanish lesson in since I have spoken a lot of it these last few days….

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Floating Along

Floating Along

I know I promised a non-HDR image but I figured I give it one more try. Another 2 hours of my life invested into this image. I am rather happy how this one came out. It doesn’t look overly HDR. I went in with the thought, its my image and my world. I’ll make it look like how I want. So I a rejected reality and substituted my own. This represents a lot of tools, lots of brushes, lots of…

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