It takes a special place for me to visit a country again, much less the same city in that country twice. However, Japan will always be one of those countries and Tokyo, one of those cities. I smile at all the new stories comfortably bedded in memory with an increasing catalogue of others. Continue reading
People walk around taking pictures with their phones all night long and nobody bats an eye. Someone brings in a real camera and everyone loses their mind.
This short second installment of the PHX Photo Walk series takes us to a few places but mostly pictures of The Duce in downtown Phoenix. One day after work I decided to head over and have dinner. I had my camera with me so I thought “why not.” Continue reading
So what is there to take a picture of in Phoenix anyway? Armed with a new camera and free time, I set out to see what I could find. I figured it would be a good chance to enjoy Phoenix’s amazing October weather and fall clouds passing over the city. I found that most people would usually stare at me or be confused by my camera. They’d look at what I was pointing my camera at and walk by wondering why I would take a picture of “that?” Continue reading
Everyone remembers their first and mine was a steamy and sultry Monégasque beauty. This picture was taken at the southern end of Port de Fontvieille near the Héliport de Monaco. It looks to be an almost perfectly centered, vertical slash between the sky and sea though I think the sky covers a bit more of the picture. I took this freehand with no tripod or any kind of horizon leveling assistance and from the smartphone I had at the time. It was an HTC Sensation and I really hated the camera on that phone. It took far too long to focus, write the information to the phone’s memory and reset the shutter before I could take a new photo. Sometimes I would have to wait five or more seconds between actually being able to take a new picture and on top of that, most of the pictures came out blurry. Back then I didn’t exactly care about taking beautiful photographs. I mean I tried but I only cared that my phone was conveniently on hand and took “good enough” pictures. Continue reading