August in Thailand and Cambodia

As you can probably tell, I had a thing for Thailand and Cambodia. These shots were taken in Koh Tao, Bangkok, Sihanoukville in Cambodia, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I was carrying everything I owned in my Jansport Odyssey, a 39-liter King of Backpacks. While other backpacks ripped and fell apart, the Jansport is with me to this day. For the …

Back to Southeast Asia

For certain other reasons, I had decided to remove my current operating system from my laptop and replace it with Ubuntu. This meant transitioning to GIMP and a new work method. There were a few bugs and hassles to overcome: for example, I couldn’t plug my Canon directly into my PC via USB. Ubuntu wouldn’t recognize it, so I had …

For the Love of Rain Part 4

Sunday I finally got it. What I wanted was to freeze time as much as possible, by reducing the exposure time as much as possible, so for some of these shots I pushed the ISO all the way up to 6400, which resulted in two shots that have exposure times of 1/8000th of a second, and others that range between …

Halloween

Halloween has arrived, and so has HDR toning, the most exciting thing to happen to photography since I got my camera. The first few shots were taken on Halloween, 2012, and the next few were taken during a nightscaping run with a coworker, who told me that you don’t really get a lot of noise until you bump your ISO …

The Dust Storm

I was in my apartment one Sunday afternoon when suddenly the ambient neighborhood noise muted somewhat, except for the crows, which became obnoxious. When I looked outside, I saw this coming:

For the Love of Rain Part 2

Mid-July 2012 was my second opportunity to take some really nice rain shots. My technique improved slightly over my first effort, back in Bangkok. In a few of these shots I was bumping the ISO up to as high as 4000, but mostly I kept it below that. In my subsequent rain shoot, you’ll notice a difference when I increase …

The Beginning of my Love Affair with Rain

This would be the first time I used my Canon to take photographs of rain. And shooting rain is definitely my favorite. It took a few more opportunities and a couple more years before I really figured out a good approach. The trick that I use for shooting rain, for those of you who don’t want to wait, is to …