Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Rome Street

Gotta love the architecture in Rome...gotta love lots of things about Rome...the people, THE FOOD, the history...what a great place!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Taipei Airport

Ever find yourself killing time when waiting for your flight? Well, there are some very cool airports in Asia, and I challenge myself to get a good photo when waiting for my flight...this one was in Taipei waiting for our flight to Rome...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sky Watch Friday - Nice Clouds Over Water

Happy Friday!!

Have a super weekend, and be sure to check out other nice skies from around the world HERE...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Just Hangin' Out

We have a pretty good zoo here in Jakarta....my favorite part of the zoo is where the Orangutangs hang out...they are just so cool...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Another View of The Taj

I was very lucky to be at the Taj Mahal on a day where there was a blue sky. Last time I was there, it was so hazy, you could barely see the Taj...this time, it was clear...woo hoo.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I Am Back...Internet Working Again

Man....sorry about the lack of postings since Thursday...I was away in Bangkok since Thursday, but could not get to a computer when I was there, and then when I got home, my internet was not working...I think this is the longest I have gone without a posting...I try to post every day except Saturdays and Sundays...

Here is another shot from Raja Ampat. The current was raging when I took this photo, so it was difficult to hold my camera and stabilize myself to take the photo with the current so strong. What always amazes me is how the fish seem to stay in one place with no effort in strong currents...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lit Palms

I am always looking for that perfect light. After a great afternoon dive, I was walking back down the pier to my room when I saw these palms lit up by the afternoon sun...couldn't resist...so ran back to my room for the camera. Usually the light is gone when you wait like I did, but it was still there...my favorite time of day...late afternoon sun.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tornado in Black n White

I had actually posted this same photo a couple of weeks ago, but when I converted it to black n white, I liked the look...what do you think?

I am off to Bangkok for a couple of days...back in the driver's seat on Monday...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Store Front

I often wonder what people actually buy at these small stores you see all over Asia. Maybe this place sells ropes? Or flowers on rope? The guy attending the store doesn't look too excited either way...gotta love Asia!!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Remember that song, "Baracuda" by Heart? I am always singing that song in my head when I see Baracuda underwater...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Papuan Sky

Happy Friday!!

Be sure to check out all the other great skies from around the world HERE...

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I Told You I Liked Bikes and Walls

Well, here I go again...another photo of a bike against a cool wall with lots of texture...I can't resist...what can I say?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

People Photos With The Leica

One of my early complaints about switching over to the Leica M9 from my Nikon was the ability to capture good people shots without a zoom lens. It took me a ton of practice. I am only armed with my 50mm lens, and that makes it more of a challenge to catch people. At first, I was slow to focus, and by the time I had my photo composed and focused, the subjects would move away or the moment was lost. I lost countless photos because of this. I am getting better, though. I can now focus pretty quickly and accurately. This shot is an example...I saw the one light in the corner, and the two kids standing next to the door. I knew it would make for a good shot, so I walked slowly towards the door, and the kids didn't move. I had already set my camera to a fairly high aperture to capture good depth of field, so all I had to do was compose, focus, and shoot. It took mere seconds, and I got the shot...right after, the kids moved inside. When I first got this camera, I would have missed it or it would have been out of focus. When you nail a shot like this with the Leica, it is a good feeling...an easy thing for the Nikon to do though...point and shoot with the Nikon, and you get the shot, but for some reason, it is just not as fun...

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The Old Pier

A nice storm was brewing while we were getting ready to get back on the dive boat after a brief visit to this small island. I couldn't resist going under the pier to get a shot...this is the old pier. To my surprise, they had built a new pier since I was last there. This is the same pier that I took an underwater photo of billions of fish under the pier...

Monday, November 08, 2010

Back From India

So, the trip to India was great, except I got sick on the third day...your typical "Delhi Belly"...

Two years ago, on my last trip to India, the Taj was almost completely shrouded in fog. This year, it was pretty clear. Our guides said it was REALLY clear for this time of year...so, I guess I got lucky...I took this when I was still feeling good. The number of photos I took on this trip diminished as the week went on and as I felt worse and worse. I love Indian food, but I sure don't like the things that grow in it...

Friday, November 05, 2010

Never Tire Of This View

Every morning, I would walk down this pier to get suited up for a dive...it was one of those walks that you never get tired of doing...

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Windows and Laundry

I am not sure what it is that attracts me to windows and laundry, but I am drawn to them...maybe it's the colors or texture, but I think a combination of the two make for good photographs...

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Clown Fish

Most photos you see of Clown Fish are close-up...I thought it would be cool to get a wide angle shot, and this one turned out great as the anemone was all closed up with that gorgeous purple underside, and a big school of bat fish were in the background...I love it when things just seem to come together at the right time...

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Sittin' On The Dock of The Bay

I couldn't help but whistle that tune when I look at this photo...

We visited a remote Papuua village on the Saturday before we left. The entire village met us on this pier (this was taken as we were leaving) singing. They then escorted us to the beach where the adults stood on one side, and the kids all stood on the other side, and we had chairs to sit in between the two groups. Each group sang several songs....it was amazing. The kids were especially fun to watch as they sang with such enthusiasm and rhythm.

As we left, this lady was sitting on the dock with her blue umbrella...had to get a shot...

Monday, November 01, 2010

All Lined Up

I am in India for the week...taking some new photos...India is always a mecca for photos, so I can't wait to see what I will bring back...

This week, I will share some other photos from my trip to Papua last week...

These fish caught my attention...I just liked the way they were all lined up...almost like they were posing for me...does the little banner fish look out of place? I guess he is running with the big boys...