Surrounded by karst mountains, Yanghsuo is a very picturesque little town in south-eastern China. Can you spot the western brands on the buildings around town? Nike, Adidas, KFC, and Pizza Hut are all there.
I’ve posted a lot about the amazing night markets in Xi’an and Yangshuo, so this time I’m just going to say that the Olympus Trip 35 is a great camera to use for brightly lit night photography. I shot these photos on Kodak Portra 400. This is arguably my favourite colour film.
These photos are from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in Vietnam. While touring Vietnam, I had a day off to explore on my own and shoot some photographs. These photos feature the Independence Palace (aka Reunification Palace) and its front gate (where in 1975, a tank of the North Vietnamese Army bulldozed into it, […]
These photos are of the escalators and lobby floor in the Shanghai Museum. They are the only photos I was able to take since museums often frown upon photography inside the galleries. I was sitting on the stairs when I looked out across the atrium and instantly knew I had to photograph the criss-cross pattern […]
Sarah & I travelled through China in 2019 and part of our travel itinerary included a 3-night/4-day cruise on the Yangtze River aboard a ship named the Victoria Grace. One evening, the crew treated us with a performance of ‘traditional cultural entertainment’ that included dancing, music, and even some magic and comedy. Our lovable humdrum […]
Sarah and I spent a day at Ocean Park in Hong Kong. While wandering through the park, we came across a stage performance with dancers dressed in sailor outfits. It looked interesting so I stuck around to watch and take photos. But when they brought out the water guns, I felt like a little kid […]
I came across this man holding a guitar while walking down the street in Emeishan City. He seemed completely out of place and I was hoping he would play something, but sadly, this ‘Guitar Hero’ never played for us.
Sarah and I visited Emeishan City at the base of Mount Emei (aka Emeishan) in August. Mount Emei is one of the Four Sacred Mountains of Buddhism in China. We actually spent a few nights at Baoguo Temple (aka Baoguosi) and spent a day hiking up Mount Emei-–which was like climbing the world’s longest flight […]
When Sarah & I were in Shanghai, we spent the day wandering the Yuyuan Garden and the surrounding Bazaar. I snapped most of these photos as we walked through the streets of the Old City on our way to the Bund.
After nearly five years, I have finally posted my 1000th photo! I created this blog in July 2015 partly to share my photos, but mostly as a way to record my journey as a photographer for myself. It has been an immensely rewarding process and one I hope will continue for years to come. And […]
I shot these at New Year’s in Tauranga, New Zealand. Sarah and I walked along the beach on a hot summer day while I snapped photos with my broken Lomo LC-A. Then we hiked to the top of Mount Maunganui in the heat. It was exhausting but it was worth it for the view and […]
Back in December, I participated in my first model shoot. I’ve never photographed models before so it was a bit of a learning curve. I wasn’t really sure of how to give the models direction or even what I wanted. I felt rather silly so I mostly hung back and watched what the other photographers […]
Every year, the Calgary Zoo hosts an event for photographers called ‘Focused’. During the event, the Zoo opens two hours early for photographers to photograph the animals in the early morning light. These photos of Chilean flamingos were taken during last year’s Focused event.