Abstract Vegas #1: ‘Skyy in the Cloud’

Abstract Vegas #1: ‘Skyy in the Cloud’

The Las Vegas Fashion Show Mall is a swanky shopping complex located on the northern portion of the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a massive mall with over 1.8 million sq. ft (175,415.0 m2) of space, making it one of the largest enclosed malls in the world. The Mall has over […]

Mr. Tough Guy

Posted by on Jul 8, 2011 in Photography, Travel | One Comment
Mr. Tough Guy

Can anybody identify this former UFC Champion? To my surprise, my 12 year-old son did. Don’t ask me why; we don’t following Ultimate Fighting Championship, a recent hybrid boxing and martial art sport. Nevertheless, the LX Fight Shop inside the Luxor Hotel caught our attention with its incredibly lifelike wax sculpture—right down to the whisker […]

Leapin’ lizards!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in Photography, Travel | 6 Comments
Leapin’ lizards!

During the early evening hours, crowds begin to emerge along the Strip in Las Vegas. This handsome critter (the reptile, not his handler) is a black-throated monitor. According to his owner, these lizards can grow up to seven feet (2.1m) long and weigh more than sixty pounds (27kg). They are native to Tanzania, but judging […]

Piazza San Marco…a la Vegas

Piazza San Marco…a la Vegas

This zodiac clock caught my attention, while strolling the Strip near The Venetian Hotel during my recent visit to Las Vegas. It’s a replica of the one housed in the St. Mark’s clock tower on the Piazza San Marco in Venice. Stay tuned for more Vegas architecture and oddity photos coming your way this week.

Blue hour on Tempe Town Lake

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Essays, Photography, Travel | 6 Comments
Blue hour on Tempe Town Lake

Visiting six cities during the past three weeks has left me a bit travel-worn and woefully behind in my blog posting. But I’m energized after processing this recent shot I took during a photowalk arranged by Phoenix-based photographer Mike Olbinski (@MikeOlbinski). Mike generously organized the evening walk across the bridges of Tempe Town Lake and […]

Respite at Half Moon Bay

Posted by on May 17, 2011 in Essays, Photography, Puzzler, Travel | 9 Comments
Respite at Half Moon Bay

First, a note of apology to my followers: I’m sorry for being woefully overdue for a photo posting. Thanks to all who expressed well wishes and support during my absence! The past month has been fraught with business travel, long hours at the office, a freak visit to the ER, overseeing a mega school project […]

Altar of Heaven: Tian Tan Buddha

Posted by on Apr 16, 2011 in Essays, Photography, Travel | 9 Comments
Altar of Heaven: Tian Tan Buddha

My recent visit to Hong Kong included a side excursion to the rugged island of Lantau. Lantau is the largest island in Hong Kong, yet sparsely populated due to its mountainous terrain. Only 45,000 residents live on Lantau, as compared to Hong Kong Island’s population of 1.45 million. Located on the Ngong Ping plateau on […]

Spring sojourn in Santa Fe: a brief exposure tutorial

Spring sojourn in Santa Fe: a brief exposure tutorial

Over the weekend, I took a break—in several ways. We took a family getaway to Santa Fe, New Mexico. I didn’t take a lot of photos, but I captured some diverse subjects and had fun using my full range of equipment, including my oft neglected 50mm prime lens. Technically, I took a break from HDR […]

Hong Kong: Victoria Peak and Harbor

Hong Kong: Victoria Peak and Harbor

One of the many highlights of my Hong Kong excursion was seeing the amazing vista of Victoria Harbor from atop Victoria Peak’s Sky Terrace. Simply called The Peak by locals, it rises 552 m (1,811 ft) above sea level, giving way to a breathtaking panoramic view of Victoria Harbor, central Hong Kong, and the surrounding […]

Aberdeen floating village, Hong Kong

Posted by on Mar 6, 2011 in Essays, Photography, Travel | 6 Comments
Aberdeen floating village, Hong Kong

Located in the Aberdeen Harbor in the southern district of Hong Kong, a varied collection of junks, sampan and other water vessels are home—and work—to nearly 6,000 Chinese fishermen and their families. During the 19th Century, Aberdeen was one of the primary fishing ports in Hong Kong. Today, the boat dwellers have steadily declined as […]

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