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Photo Hunt #71: Broken

Last winter while on a day trip to Lake Tahoe (mainly a day of shooting), I stumbled upon these “broken” trees/trunks, and I immediately thought Photo Hunt. Of course I was thinking of themes like snapped , sad, or lonely, etc. 

Finally, the wait has paid off.  There is a theme where I can use these images.

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Posted by on February 12, 2010 in photo hunt

 

Sky Watch #77: I See Skies of Blue

Blue sky in Lake Tahoe ( winter 2009)

Nothing better than skywatching under the Eiffel Tower (fall 2009)

Yes, there are days when it’s all blue in San Francisco (spring 2009)

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Posted by on February 11, 2010 in sky watch

 

Window Views and Doors Too #9:

The only limitation of drive by shooting (while on a tour bus that is not a double decker) is that you only see a portion of the structure.  You see some windows, some doors, but you don’t have enough time to see or even capture the whole structure as the bus whizzes by.  This is what happened in Malacca, Malaysia.  I wish I had remembered what the “whole” structure was with these images even though I didn’t capture them digitally.

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Posted by on February 10, 2010 in Window Views and Doors Too

 

Watery Wednesday #45:

A week before Chinese New Year, two years ago, I found myself in Singapore on a 12-hour layover.  Yes, 12 hours.  Thankfully, Changi Airport and I’m guessing Singapore Tourism Board/Dept has a free city tour for people with 6 hours or more of layover.  All you need to sign up is a boarding pass and off to city tour you go.

The city tour also includes a free cruise on Singapore River on boats like this.  We enjoyed the city too much that we stayed 3 days before going back home.

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Posted by on February 9, 2010 in Watery Wednesday

 

My World #59: Caricaturist

I’ve always been fascinated by caricatures.  Always wanted to have my own caricature done.  Never really gotten it.  I saw this guy by the waterfront, where the tourists go.  May be next time.  And with these prices, I think I should get one done.

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Posted by on February 8, 2010 in My World

 

Photo Hunt #70: Average

The whole time I was growing up I constantly hear the need to have an average of 8 hours of sleep a day for healthy body.  Here’s how some people get to that average.

They fall asleep on the rug.

On the couch!

And in their cars.

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Posted by on February 5, 2010 in photo hunt

 

Sky Watch #76:

It was a hot September day all over the bay area and so we trooped to the city where the temperature is usually much cooler than anywhere else, with the exception of the coastal areas.  On this day there was a 20-degree difference in our temperature and in order to cool off we drove out to the city where I found a father teaching his daughter the basics of photography.  I thought they would make a fine subject with our hazy sky over the Golden Gate in the background.

This image has that “wish you were here moment” written all over it, don’t you agree?

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Posted by on February 4, 2010 in sky watch

 

window views and doors too #8:

I believe this is Trengganu Street in the heart of Singapore Chinatown (it has been two years since my visit so pardon the momentary amnesia).  The street has been converted into pedestrian mall.  It is lined on both sides by shop houses.  As the name suggests, shop houses are houses that are used both as a shop on the ground floor and residences on the  upper floor. 

I read somewhere that these shop houses were renovated for tourism purposes.  Second image is a little close up of the the colorful windows of the shop  houses.

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Posted by on February 3, 2010 in Window Views and Doors Too

 

Watery Wednesday #44

I like seeing the water foam like this.  Taken at Point Reyes National Seashore.

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Posted by on February 2, 2010 in Watery Wednesday

 

My World #58: Memories of Spring

I know we just entered winter, but I can’t wait for spring and a road trip to one of my favorite places in the world.

Photo taken May 2009, Yosemite.

Show your world here.

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2010 in My World