Taiwan from up in the air

I love aerial shots. But some airlines don't allow passengers to turn on cameras immediately after takeoff and a few minutes before landing. Bummer because at a high altitude, there's nothing to shoot but clouds. … [Read more...]


Constructed in five years

Still my favorite skyscraper even though it no longer holds the record for being the tallest. I love everything about Taipei 101 -- from the symbolism to the green design to the steel pendulum that acts as a tuned mass damper … [Read more...]


Is the Canon 350D obsolete?

Production of the Canon EOS 350D has been discontinued years ago and newer and more high tech models have been introduced into the digital camera market. The Canon 350D was my very first digital SLR. I had a long love affair … [Read more...]

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A family obsession, part 2

If you've seen the previous photo of Speedy, Sam and Alex all engrossed with focusing on some unseen object with their cameras, this was what they were focusing on. To be quite truthful, when they first pointed to the spider, … [Read more...]

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Alien in Sam’s room

Designers of alien creatures in movies seem to get their inspiration from insects. Look at the shape of the head. And the eyes. Lose the feelers, put head and eyes on a human-like body and you have an alien.Sam took … [Read more...]


Tanay is beautiful, but…

Erap knew what he was doing when he chose Tanay for the location of his rest house. Tanay is beautiful.Lush vegetation. Tranquil. Idyllic. We were there yesterday to test some new camera lenses (bought, not loaned … [Read more...]