Vay Kay in the Sunshine State Part 2: Animal Kingdom

Posted on December 19, 2008 - Filed Under Photography, Travel | Leave a Comment

Would you believe that it’s been nearly a month since I spent that blissful week in Orlando? I’d been meaning to write about it sooner, but with so many interesting books and other topics over the past month, somehow it’s been all too easy to get sidetracked. But better late than never, eh? Without further […]

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Vay Kay in the Sunshine State Part 1: We See Sea World by the Seashore!

Posted on December 8, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Photography, Travel | Leave a Comment

A little less than two weeks ago, I got to escape the bone-chilling cold and rain of the Wicked City for some fun and sun in Orlando, Florida. Would you believe that their autumn consists of many picture-perfect 70+ degree days, punctuated with only a few chilly evenings? If you couldn’t guess, I had a […]

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The Lazy Photographer: Vacation Pics Without Breaking a Sweat!

Posted on December 3, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Photography | Leave a Comment

Taking vacation photos presents some unique challenges. On one hand, as an aspiring photographer, you want more than simple snapshots – you want memorable pictures that convey the joy of being there. On the other hand, You probably don’t have Richard Branson’s bank account, and unlike the great Ansel Adams, you don’t have the convenience […]

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Vay Kay in the Sunshine State: Prologue

Posted on November 27, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Photography, Writing | 1 Comment

At 4 AM, my alarm unceremoniously summoned me to the world of the waking. As I massaged my eyes, willing my legs to come alive, I asked myself: “When you’re unemployed, isn’t every day a vacation day?” I was going to indulge the writer in me, writing a protracted monologue about going on vacation, taking […]

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Sandy and Chima: Surprise, You’re Getting Married!

Posted on October 20, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Photography | Leave a Comment

It’s not even spring, yet love is in the air. Or maybe it’s something in the water? In any event, this past Saturday, Chima and Sandy, two of my best (and oldest) friends got engaged. Would you believe that they knew each other for 7 years before kicking things up a notch? True to Chima’s […]

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Photography – Underground Noir

Posted on October 6, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Photography | 1 Comment

Seedy detectives, beautiful femme fatales, dark subplots…I happen to be a fan of film noir for all the right reasons, but what I love most is the cinematography – the foggy, soft-focused, phantasmagoric city full of mystery and danger. I decided to break in my new computer by dusting off one of my old images […]

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The Return of Pictorialism

Posted on September 15, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Photography | Leave a Comment

Sometimes, your most interesting photos come entirely by accident: Is it a painting? A photograph? A photograph of a painting? I personally think this is the most unique image I’ve ever taken – the blurred flower petals (yes that’s what they are) look like soft brush strokes on canvas. Not our usual idea of how […]

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Finding Charlotte

Posted on September 9, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Photography | 1 Comment

I’ve been told by various Manhattanites that my neighborhood resembles a quiet country village. In Queens, no less. Still, I can’t help but to be pleasantly shocked and amused by some of the wildlife that calls my backyard home. For instance, I was taking out the trash when I ran into this critter. The above […]

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Five Mistakes Made by Beginning Photographers

Posted on September 7, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Photography | 1 Comment

I begin with a quick disclaimer: Though I’ve been taking casual snapshots for years, I myself am very new to serious photography. How new? If you browse to the end of my Flickr photostream, you’ll notice that the first shot I considered good enough to upload was taken a little over a year ago. Not […]

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Crashing the U.S. Open

Posted on September 2, 2008 - Filed Under Photography | Leave a Comment

A funny thing about us New Yorkers is that we’re often terrible at exploring our own backyards!

For years, every time I watched the U.S. Open on TV, part of me smirked, knowing the action was just 15 minutes away from my house. And yet, it was only yesterday that I finally got to see a match in person for the first time (thanks Dave!). And boy did we get lucky – Monday’s night session at Arthur Ashe included the fourth-round match of none other than Serena Williams herself!

I could probably write a small novel about how awesome the evening was, but they say a picture’s a thousand words, so I’ll let my Nikon do some of the storytelling!

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