Bamboo Forest in Kyoto

The beautiful bamboo forest in Kyoto. Nature’s cathedral. The massive bamboo elicits a low rumble of beckoning; rhythmically leaning into their neighbors as if politely exchanging thoughts. Canon 5D Mk II | Canon 17-40mm | f/22 | 30 seconds | ISO 50Read more

Fushimi Inari-taisha Torii

Torii leading to the¬†Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine in Kyoto, Japan. Getting tired of displaying images this small on the blog. Need a new solution… Canon 5D mk II |¬†Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM | @f/4.0 | 1/40 sec | ISO 1000Read more

Happy holidays and random ramblings

Wishing you all a happy holiday and hope 2010 brought some good things into your life. We’ve decided to stay in the Philippines for the holiday. I have about 3 1/2 weeks off from work, but will need to take care of other work in this time. It’s not that bad, especially considering where we’re living now, but it’s still tough knowing the vast majority of my coworkers are scattered across the globe or relaxing on white sandy beaches whileRead more

Photographing Manila as an expat

Took a stroll the other day with a fellow photography enthusiast and Novita through a part of Manila most expats would never dare explore. Between that area and the area we live in, “Fort Bonifacio”, there’s a massive, imposing wall reaching 5 meters in some places. I wasn’t sure if it was keeping them out, or keeping us walled in. The security guards near one entrance just smiled and said there’s no way we could enter. Of course that didn’tRead more