Travel Addiction

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August 27th, 2014 Permalink

Today I found out that I have a bunch of holiday days banked up that I must use or loose. This has me pretty pumped for some weekend trips in the near future. Last weeks run to Hong Kong just didn’t fill the void.

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Today I found out that I have a bunch of holiday days banked up that I must use or loose. This has me pretty pumped for some weekend trips in the near future. Last weeks run to Hong Kong just didn’t fill the void.

The Zoo

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August 10th, 2014 Permalink

While I am not a big fan of keeping pets, I love animals and going to the zoo. The Beijing zoo isn’t the greatest, but it is what I have. For the most part, the animals look a little sad.

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While I am not a big fan of keeping pets, I love animals and going to the zoo. The Beijing zoo isn’t the greatest, but it is what I have. For the most part, the animals look a little sad.

Joanna

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July 31st, 2014 Permalink

No words today.

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No words today.

Kathy

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July 27th, 2014 Permalink

Kathy was a fantastic model to work with. She is beautiful, knows how to pose and can anticipate what I want. It’s really too bad that she will move to France in a month. I would have liked to shoot with her again. All of these were taken with my Leica M2 and Nikkor 50mm […]

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Kathy was a fantastic model to work with. She is beautiful, knows how to pose and can anticipate what I want. It’s really too bad that she will move to France in a month. I would have liked to shoot with her again.

All of these were taken with my Leica M2 and Nikkor 50mm 1.4 s.c on Fuji C200 film, shot at 100 asa.

My Day Job

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July 20th, 2014 Permalink

I am usually hesitant to post about my day job. I like to keep that part of my life fairly private. It could be irrational on my part, but I don’t feel that everyone needs to know all about me. BUT… These pictures were just too damn cute not to share. My students were getting […]

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I am usually hesitant to post about my day job. I like to keep that part of my life fairly private. It could be irrational on my part, but I don’t feel that everyone needs to know all about me.
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These pictures were just too damn cute not to share. My students were getting ready for the Christmas Play. I know that Christmas was 7 months ago, but I shoot film. Sometimes I shoot a lot. Also, I am slow at scanning and processing. Taking the pictures is great fun, sharing the pictures and looking at them is also great fun, it is that step in between that lacks the pizazz.

The Lost Roll

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July 13th, 2014 Permalink

I found a lost roll of film. I developed it and low and behold, here were some Hong Kong pictures from a visa trip and a mountain climbing trip in Beijing from a couple years ago. Enjoy.

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I found a lost roll of film. I developed it and low and behold, here were some Hong Kong pictures from a visa trip and a mountain climbing trip in Beijing from a couple years ago. Enjoy.

In love with film

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July 7th, 2014 Permalink

It’s not a big surprise that I am in love with film. I have switched to 100% film. I did this a couple years ago when I sold my Canon L zooms. I am now left with an aged Canon 30D and 50mm 1.4 as my only digital gear, and that only gets used to […]

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It’s not a big surprise that I am in love with film. I have switched to 100% film. I did this a couple years ago when I sold my Canon L zooms. I am now left with an aged Canon 30D and 50mm 1.4 as my only digital gear, and that only gets used to digitize my large format negatives.

Many people go on and on about how film has more soul and is more real. They spend lots of time justifying why they shoot film. I will make it simple. I like the cameras. That is why I shoot film. I have two of my dream cameras. A Leica and a 4×5. To finish off my lot, I’ll probably add a panoramic camera in the near future. Something like a 6×12. The Chinese made cameras are a value and apparently quite well made.

The only down side is scanning. I am not a fan of that part. My current scanner can only do one strip of six images at a time. I really think its time to upgrade to the v750 so I can at least scan 4 strips at a time.

Once I do so, I’ll finally be able to get rid of that old Canon…

Back in Beijing

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July 1st, 2014 Permalink

These two shots are from Hangzhou in Spring Festival. Still working about 6 months behind on my editing and posting. Maybe I should post more to catch up again… I just had a quick long weekend in Hong Kong. It reaffirmed my thoughts of loving that place. It was hot and humid and I sweated […]

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These two shots are from Hangzhou in Spring Festival. Still working about 6 months behind on my editing and posting. Maybe I should post more to catch up again…

I just had a quick long weekend in Hong Kong. It reaffirmed my thoughts of loving that place. It was hot and humid and I sweated through my clothing and had to wash stuff in the hostel sink. Reminder for next time – two shirts per day, minimum!

Hangzhou

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June 15th, 2014 Permalink

I really love this city. Hangzhou is a great get away from Beijing. I have friends there, it has endless photo ops and the food is great. I still think that Hong Kong beats it, but Hangzhou will always have a place in my heart.

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I really love this city. Hangzhou is a great get away from Beijing. I have friends there, it has endless photo ops and the food is great. I still think that Hong Kong beats it, but Hangzhou will always have a place in my heart.

Crab Island Has No Crabs

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June 8th, 2014 Permalink

These are from last year. The place is called Crab Island. There are no crabs.

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These are from last year. The place is called Crab Island. There are no crabs.