Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bea's birthday at Island Cove

My niece's birthday party was not going to be held until April 24, but we had dinner together at Island Cove on her real birthday. It is a resort, night club, and restaurant. You can eat out over the water. Here is a shot I got of the restaurant.

Island Cove, Cavite, Philippines

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Philippines 2010 so far...

I'm here in the Philippines in April because my niece's birthday is in April and that would be a good way to introduce her to the family here. A birthday party. The only thing is that it is probably one of the hottest times of the year. Also, it's an election year so there are all sorts of the stickers, posters, and whatever else you can think of everywhere. Here are some shots I have taken from within a van as I have not had the where-with-all to step outside and take pictures (other than family members).

An example of jeepney art:

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Some shots of the political media:

I like the guy hanging off the cables in the background:

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Critical Mass in San Diego

I had no idea what Critical Mass was until my co-workers started to talk about it. If you haven't heard, it's an event to raise awareness of cycling... either go out and ride, or have some respect for the cyclists on the road. It happens the last Friday of every month in cities all over the world. But this event goes for about 30 miles all over San Diego, with the bikes taking over the streets. I'm in no way ready for that. But it is a very cool photo opportunity. It's very entertaining to see all the different kind of bikes. Fixies, regular street bikes, mountain bikes, double deckers, and some that resemble U.F.O.'s with all the lights. I think the next time I'm able to attend, I'll take more pictures of the different bicycles out there prior to everyone riding out. Here in San Diego, the meeting place is at Balboa Park.

My bike that has only ridden a few miles of Critical Mass:

Downtube Nova

A Hi-Bike or double decker as I like to call it:

Crazy Bike!

An in front of the Museum of Man while riding out on Laurel St:

Balboa Park and the Museum of Man Blur

Saturday, April 10, 2010

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:

Elena Dementieva

The U.S.T.A. Tennis Center:

USTA Tennis Center

Sculptures at the Lever Building:


Friday, April 9, 2010

First post...

Hello! I thought I would start a blog about my interest in photography. Thanks to Stephanie for the idea! I love to travel and I love taking pictures when I am out and about. Here is one of my favorites. This was taken in Sevilla in 2007 at the El Arenal.