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More of Golden Gai in Tokyo

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Daily Photo – More of Golden Gai in Tokyo

Yeah, a photographer can never get tired of this area! Well, maybe if you’ve had a few too many bar visits, then you do physically run out of energy at some point… that’s why I try to spend as long taking photos before going inside any of them! ๐Ÿ™‚

More of Golden Gai in Tokyo

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  • Date Taken2019-05-21 21:19:38
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Ribbons in Sanya

Thanks again to Origin!

I’m really loving my Origin PC! I’m using it 75% for running Lightroom really fast and the other 25% for gaming!

Daily Photo – Ribbons in Sanya

We were by one of the giant Buddha statues on Sanya, and, like at most temples, there is a place for visitors to make a symbolic donation. Every religion has some sort of area like this… There’s a big difference between ones in China and the ones in Japan. Chinese ones are almost entirely uniform, as you can see here. The ones in Japan are much more varied and interesting on an individual level. It’s kind of a key indicator of how different the cultures are…

Ribbons in Sanya

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  • Date Taken2019-05-21 21:19:38
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Haircut in Chengdu

The Headmaze!

I’m Sooooo excited about this art piece… I want to mention it to help raise money to make it happen. It’s created by some of my favorite artists at Burning Man, so I hope you can contribute!

Here’s the link!

Daily Photo – Haircut in Chengdu

It’s a pretty fun little photo idea to go to old barber shops in old parts of distant cities. There’s always a bunch of characters in there and no one seems to mind the photography even though nobody speaks English. I think they are just happy to be interesting enough to get some attention!

Haircut in Chengdu

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  • Date Taken2019-05-21 21:19:39
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Randomness in Macau

Tim Chang on Kevin Rose

Here’s another reminder to listen to Tim Chang on the Kevin Rose show. That guy is amazing… I’m not often inspired, but he definitely inspires me.

Daily Photo – Randomness in Macau

On our only day in Macau, we went to the old Portuguese sector to explore and take photos. At the top of this stairway, this random girl appeared while carrying a massive amount of luggage. To me, she was clearly lost and pretending that she knew where she was going. I know this look because I am often also lost but I don’t want people to think I’m an idiot. But, in this case, she was clearly not near any sort of hotel and in the middle of a tourist area. Anyway, I happened to catch this shot of her with all her stuff.

Randomness in Macau

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  • Date Taken2019-05-21 21:19:39
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Coffee Shop in St. Petersburg

Origin PC!

I’d like to thank my friends again at Origin PC for sending me that new computer! Man, Lightroom is SO FAST on it… even faster than my Macbook. They don’t pay me to write this stuff… it’s just the truth! It brings me a stability and a pleasure knowing that I’ve got a super-fast computer there helping me take care of my photos!

Daily Photo – Coffee Shop in St. Petersburg

While in Russia, we had a day-trip to St. Petersburg. We went to a coffee shop that was full of women that seemed to be right out of some modeling catalog. I don’t know if it’s like that all the time, but I will assume it is so. It’s hard for me to sit still for long, so I started running around with my camera to take photos of some of the inhabitants.

Coffee Shop in St. Petersburg

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  • Date Taken2019-05-21 21:19:39
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Budapest with Olya and Tane

Hans Zimmer on Netflix

There’s a lot of bad stuff on Netflix. There’s a lot of GOOD stuff too… I should put together my recommendation list… I’m very picky. But one thing is definitely the Hans Zimmer concert. Check that out and make sure you have good speakers or earphones! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Budapest with Olya and Tane

Here’s a photo I took before the Hans Zimmer concert while I was getting my camera ready for action. I had never shot a concert before, but I had a feeling I should use my Leica lenses… so I whipped out my 35mm F/1.4 and took some warm-up photos… this is one I took of Tane and Olya.

Budapest with Olya and Tane

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  • Date Taken2019-05-21 21:19:40
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Shopping Street in Hong Kong

Luminar and Looks

I recently made some videos that show off Luminar and my Luminar Looks. By the way, they are called Looks now… not presets, but I still say it wrong all the time.

Daily Photo – Shopping Street in Hong Kong

Here’s a fun new photo I’m quite happy with! I took it about half a year ago when I was in Hong Kong, but haven’t processed it until recently. I used one of my Luminar presets from above!

Shopping Street in Hong Kong

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  • Date Taken2018-03-14 23:46:59
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  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture4
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length82.0 mm
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The Hills

Africa and India Workshops

We’re loosely planning a workshop for India! Stay tuned to our workshops page to see what we have in store for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – The Hills

There are about a dozen perfect little ponds around The Hills golf course. Most of the time, they have perfect reflections as well. Michael Hill has been trying to talk me into making a full set of photos for the golf course, but I’ve been pretty busy lately. Maybe I’ll get around to it… it’s not a terrible idea!

The Hills

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  • Date Taken2018-05-03 16:35:46
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  • Exposure Time1/400
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Kuala Lumpur from the Traders Hotel Bar

Live on Video on Facebook

I should do more of these! Here’s one from a few weeks ago when I went live on Facebook to stream my screen while editing some photos. (If you click through to Facebook you can read the comments.)

Daily Photo – Kuala Lumpur from the Traders Hotel Bar

I think the bar on the top of the Traders Hotel has the best view of the Petronas Towers. I tried a few other rooftop bars in the area, but this one is still the best. While I was there, you can see that dark, foreboding Four Seasons hotel on the right. Maybe it wasn’t open yet? I can only imagine that because not many lights are on and the sign on top is not lit up.

Kuala Lumpur from the Traders Hotel Bar

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  • Date Taken2018-03-30 02:04:27
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  • ISO160
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White Sand Beaches in Florida

I’m Behind This Book

It’s kind of fun to check Amazon Best Seller Rankings for my new book. We are #1 in a few categories, but definitely not OVERALL Kindle rankings, which are full of some Rather Silly Sounding romance books. For example, my book is many slots behind, “The Benefits of Bad Decisions,” which has the following description:


After a bad decision lands me a role on a reality show, I expect it to be my big break as a TV star. Despite getting kicked off the first night, I land on my feet again when a talent agent who saw the show offers me an audition as back-up dancer for a popular rock band.

Knowing this could be my stepping stone is exciting, but the real thrill is watching Brody bang on his drums every night. It’s a bad idea for a dancer to hook up with a band member, but after he kisses me, I can’t stay away.

Facing the consequences was inevitable, and it only takes one scandalous mistake from my past to cause our complete destruction.

Bad decision or not, I always manage to come out on top… until I don’t.

Woman that Can Smell Parkinson’s

Not 100% of my time on reddit is wasted. It’s more like 99%, with this very interesting article as the 1% exception.

Daily Photo – White Sand Beaches in Florida

I didn’t know Florida had white sand beaches! I don’t know why it’s that surprising, I suppose… I just had never heard of it. I can’t imagine how many millions of years it takes for the ocean to beat down quartz rocks into this fine, powdery sand. Can anyone guess exactly what beach this is?

White Sand Beaches in Florida

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  • Date Taken2018-01-21 09:18:06
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
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  • Exposure Time1/500
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  • ISO400
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