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Going out and taking more photos!

I’ve blogged about how I tend to read more about photography than actually going out and taking pictures. Luckily, I have co-workers that are into photography and are really good. So now I’ve been taking pics around La Jolla Shores. Just hanging out and actually taking my time with shots have helped me alot. And my buddy doesn’t mind sharing tips.

Here is his website: LEE SIE PHOTOGRAPHY

After 2 excursions, I’ve felt as if I learned alot ::

Scripps Pier

Under Scripps Pier.

Tide pools



Mom’s Quest for a Dress

My Mom was picked to be a principle sponsor for a 25th wedding anniversary. As always, my Mom likes to be different in a stylish elegant way. She saw an interview of a young designer named Rajo Laurel. She liked his designs and luckily one of my Dad’s old friends is related to him. Mr. Laurel was nice enough to let me take pictures while he was talking to Mom about the “dress”.

Rajo Laurel:

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In Honor of the Upcoming World Cup…

In honor of the world cup, I thought I would post a soccer shot. I’m not too good at sports’ photography. I end up watching instead of catching the action. This shot was taken from a hill on a path for walkers behind the fields. It’s perfect for a faux tilt shift picture. Tilt shift is when you have a lens that makes things look miniature. I don’t own a tilt shift lens, but I do have photoshop.

JOIMO sports at Rancho Bernardo 4S Ranch

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Miramar Lake and the Sigma 10-20mm lens.

I have a folding bike, which is pictured in a previous post.  I used to ride around Miramar Lake quite a bit, I haven’t done that in a while.  But when I did ride, I would sometimes bring my camera.  I figured if I wanted to improve my photography I should be ready for any opportunity where ever I was.  I bought a sigma 10-20mm which is primarily used for landscape photography and here are a couple of opportunities that I didn’t let pass me by.

Miramar Lake

Riding around the lake.


Favorite Subject Matter

What do I like?  Sneakers!  Maybe not as much as the real sneaker freaks out there.  But I’ve got boxes and boxes of them.  So of course they are a favorite subject for me.  Here is one of my favorite shots.  One day I will stand on a double-decker bus taking tour of London holding up the shoe and taking a picture as the we pass Big Ben. 

Gazelle London


Classic images from the Philippines

There are the shots that are always seen when one goes to the Philippines. Here are mine.

The Jeepney

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Lanzones (If you can’t have the fruit all the time, it takes on a legendary kind of reputation of what people miss from the homeland)


The Tricycle:

Tricycle B&W

Taal Lake

Taal Lake

The fighting cock

Should be the Philippines' National Bird


2009 New York City Trip

In September of 2009 I went to NYC. It was time tick off an item on my bucket list: The U.S. Tennis Open. I have relatives there which made it easier to roam around the city. That still didn’t stop me from walking from 31st up to the Met. That was quite a stroll, but it was a beautiful day and I got to stop off at Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain. Time’s Square kind of freaked me out at night with all the people. It’s crazy how you can feel claustrophobic in an open square with all those people. One visit isn’t enough for NYC, but we’ll see when I can back there.

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Trying for a film noir style:
NYC crosswalk
A little romance:
A little Romance at the Park
Elena Dementieva at the 2009 US Tennis Open:
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The U.S.T.A. Tennis Center:
USTA Tennis Center
Sculptures at the Lever Building:

Flickr Photos

Past posts.

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