Archive for September, 2010

three . six . five [013] HDR

three . six . five [013] HDR

I read an article recently showcasing the work of Andrew Rees, where he took a beautiful black and white timelapse and converted it to HDR. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and it is a technique where you take multiple shots of an image under different exposures and use third party software to merge them together. The result is [...]


Fired Up in Wisconsin

In case you missed here’s an HQ video of Obama getting Madison Fired Up with his speech yesterday.  I vow to not miss his next visit whenever that is! It was a great speech, I wish I was there!


three . six . five [012] Cars at Midnight

three . six . five [012] Cars at Midnight

Late last night I was in my kitchen grubbing out on a midnight snack. As I ate, I noticed son’s toy cars on our glass dinner table. I stared for a while and from my angle there was as nice reflection coming off the table surface and thought it would make for a good picture, [...]


three . six . five [011] Family Comes First!

three . six . five [011] Family Comes First!

Its about that time for Fall Family Portraits and I promised my wife that I would do portraits of our family first. So we took to the UW-Madison Arboretum in hopes that fall has touched us with its warm tones and colors (not on the South end of the Arboretum at least), however I think we [...]


three . six . five [009 + 010] Shoot for the Moon

three . six . five [009 + 010] Shoot for the Moon

Over the weekend I tried to capture any remnants of the Harvest Moon we had last week. This year though, its not your normal Harvest Moon when we have a full moon around the time of the autumnal equinox- simply, the Harvest Moon is the full Moon closest to that equinox. A Super Harvest Moon, [...]


three . six . five [008] Dreamer

three . six . five [008] Dreamer

Late post after a not too exciting day. Had an uneventful fishing outing with the kids, hung out at parent’s place with sis from out of town, forgot to tip the chinese food delivery guy. Missed all sorts of photo ops today. I saw a hawk land in a tree very close to the house, so I [...]


three . six . five [007]: Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do?

three . six . five [007]: Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do?

Had kind of a bad start to the day, so not much to write about other than I got a speeding ticket not even a full two blocks from my home, in my neighborhood. I’m not going to sit here and try to justify my speed- speeding is speeding and the law is the law. [...]


three . six . five [006] Buzz, Buzz

three . six . five [006] Buzz, Buzz

Early this morning I was picking some tomatoes from my Square Foot Garden (SFG) and noticed that my wildflowers had company. There were about a dozen or so bumble bees collecting pollen, so like any opportunistic photog I dropped my tomatoes and dashed inside to grab my camera. Ran back out and thought “ooh, would [...]


three . six . five [005] Pictures in a Picture

three . six . five [005] Pictures in a Picture

Over the past couple of weeks my mother has been spending lots of time in their basement cleaning out and organizing. For those of you who really know my mom, you know how much she likes to hold on to things. At times we would poke fun at her for all the junk she would [...]


three . six . five [004] Zero to Sixty!

three . six . five [004] Zero to Sixty!

For lunch today I rode in my buddy’s ’94 Nissan 300zx TT. For the record, I want to put it out there that I belong a small minority of young Asian men that do not know squat about cars. Never really owned any form of a ‘rice rocket’, ‘low rider’, ‘crotch rocket’ or souped up [...]


Inspiration vs. Imitation vs. Creativity

Inspiration vs. Imitation vs. Creativity

“The reality is that it’s easier to be inspired than it is to create an original idea and we are hardwired to take the path of least resistance. It’s easier to jump onto a design inspiration gallery site than it is to sit down with a blank sheet of paper and a pencil. It’s easier [...]


three . six . five [003] Firsts..

three . six . five [003] Firsts..

In everyones life we encounter things for the first time. I feel that how we learn from these first experiences is a part of what make up who we are. About 10 years ago, Samantha came into my life for the first time and completely changed me. I took her in as one of my [...]


Earthdance 2010

Earthdance 2010

Earthdance International has coordinated the annual Earthdance Global Festival for Peace since 1997, joining participants worldwide in a synchronized Prayer for Peace, and enabling the growth of an international community addressing peace, sustainability and social justice through the universal languages of music, art and dance. Learn more about the annual Earthdance Global Festival for Peace [...]


three . six . five [002]

three . six . five [002]

Playing with my nifty new Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G AF-S This lens is great for low-light / available light shooting and is absolutely tack sharp. Here’s a shot of my son Atraiu who happens to be one of my all-time favorite models. This was taken behind Madison’s Center for Conscious Living where they hosted the Earthdance [...]


three . six . five [001]

This is a wildflower bouquet grown from a variey pack of seeds strewn across my backyard garden this past Spring. I took this shot using a rented Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AF-D. Besides adding +2 stops of exposure compensation in post production  this shot is straight from the camera. Note the “creamy” bokeh and blur -I think is [...]


Updates…

Sorry for the extreme lack of updates. I reformatted my computer because of viruses / spyware (thank God for backups!), had a falling out with my old hosting service and but now I think everything is back on track… Sometimes small events can be a wake up call. Here I lay, 4:00 in the morning, [...]